This Week at the Library

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

Library OnDemand Available anytime you like.

Your doorway into live and archived programs. Arts & Culture, Career & Finance, Community Matters, Writers and more!

Walk and Read at Gezer Park  Saturday, Sept. 24 – Oct. 2, Anytime

Johnson County Library and the City of Leawood Parks and Recreation Department invite you to visit the Walk and Read program at Gezer Park. I Am the Storm and Toasty will be posted.

Online Bilingual Storytime/ Hora De Cuentos  – Monday, Sept. 26, 10 – 11 a.m.   

Tune in to our flexible online Storytime featuring stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities on Facebook Live. Fun for the whole family! Visit JoCoLibrary on Facebook and be sure to ‘follow’ us to get notifications when we go Live. You do not need a Facebook account to watch our Storytimes. Due to copyright laws, live Storytimes will not be available to watch after they conclude.

Craft Talk: Writing the Arts with Anne-Marie Oomen, Part IWednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

In this craft talk, Anne-Marie Oomen will discuss ekphrasis as a literary method to shift away from navel-gazing and think about how to launch greater compassion in our writing. Using three contrasting ekphrastic poems (“Musee des Beaux Arts” by W.H. Auden, “Monet Refuses the Operation” by Liesel Mueller, and “Aubade with Burning City” by Ocean Vuong) we will track options for “entering” the process, and how perspectives on art might help us explore experiences that we would otherwise fear to enter.

Beginning Genealogy ClassesThursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Interested in learning your family’s story? This class will focus on the basics of effective searching, recording, and organizing what you find. Free and open to the public. Assignments will be given for applying class information. The trip to Midwest Genealogy Center will be on October 13. For more information and to register email:

MANHATTAN Short Film Festival  – Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy short films from around the world at the only film festival of its kind at the Lenexa City Hall Community Forum. MANHATTAN SHORT final selections screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, where attendees vote for Best Film and Best Actor awards at each participating venue. Every short film selected will automatically become qualified for the Oscars in 2023!

And much more happening this week »