This Week at the Library

This week at the Library, you can join us for:

Walk and Read – Daily, All Week

“Take a walk and read a book.” Not normally sound advice, but that is exactly what Johnson County Library is suggesting families do this week at Veterans Memorial Park, Pawnee Lane, Gardner, KS) and at various locations throughout Johnson County. Walk and Read creates a family reading experience in the great outdoors! Families who participate will read two stories posted around the path, one going each direction. When you finish one story, you can flip around to the other side of the sign and begin the next story, which will lead you back around the path. 

Rethinking Aging with Janine Vanderburg – Tuesday, Sept 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

Janine Vanderburg, Initiative Director at Changing the Narrative, is a driving force in changing the way people think, talk and act about aging and ageism. In this lecture, Janine will share her experiences and commitment to leveraging the talents of people of all ages to benefit community. Janine currently chairs the Encore Network Leadership Council. Her favorite saying: “We are the leaders we are looking for.”

Moving is Learning for Babies and Toddlers – Thursday, Sept 30, 1 – 1:45 p.m.

A moving baby is a learning baby. Grounded in best practices and current research, this session helps connect the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. Movement experts from Johnson County Parks & Recreation District will lead 45 minutes of activities, exercises and games at Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W 119th St, Overland Park. Best for ages 1-3 and a caregiver.

Build Your Resilience Circle with Elizabeth White – Saturday, Oct 2, 9 – 10 a.m.

In this workshop, Elizabeth White will lead participants through questions to help identify trustworthy community members with whom to form Resilience Circles. Participants will walk away with the tools to form their own Resilience Circle support groups, where members can support each other and discuss issues related to aging and living a good life on a limited income. Before attending the workshop, we recommend watching "55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal with Elizabeth White" in Library OnDemand or reading the book.

And much more …