The Grain Valley Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of February. The library is located at 101 S.W. Eagles Pkwy. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-228-4020.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Visit the Library for an exciting and unique storytime journey. We'll explore the first steps toward reading readiness for you and your preschooler. Designed for preschoolers between 3 and 5 years old and their caregivers.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover: For all ages, drop off at 2 p.m. Feb. 2; event is 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3. The Library’s stuffed animals invite your stuffed friends to a sleepover at their house. Drop off your friend at the Library the day before. Then come back the next day for a special program featuring a slideshow of their overnight adventures. Dolls and other toys are also welcome. One toy per child, please.

Book Group: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Come meet like-minded people, enjoy lively discussion, learn which books inspire others, and talk about your favorite books.

Beyond Cable TV: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Are you interested in saving money by getting rid of cable? Learn the different devices and services you can use to start cutting the cord today.

Introduction to Tatting: For adults, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 and 16. Learn to create beautiful open lace made by one basic stitch using a shuttle and thread. Class size is limited so close instruction can be provided. Please bring #10 crochet cotton thread and a shuttle.

Call of the Wild: For ages 4 and older, 11 a.m. Feb. 24. How do birds sing? Why do coyotes howl? Learn how animals communicate using sound and how to make some of those sounds yourself.

– Jillayne Ritchie