For kids in the Olathe District Schools, there will be no school this Thursday and Friday. If you're looking for something fun to do on your days off, we invite you to come make a valentine at the Valentine Factory! All children in 5th grade and younger can participate. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. There is no regisration. Come and go as you please. All supplies will be provided. Here is the schedule:
Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 10
And while you're at the library be sure to check out a good book to read, a good movie to watch, or a fun video game to play...or all of the above! We've got it all at the library.
The library's LEGO programs have been wildly popular. If you don't get registered on the first day of registration, chances are you won't get in the program. Olathe kids obviously love LEGO bricks! The January LEGO Club program is full, but registration for the February 28 program will start on February 20. Mark you calendar now.
If you are a LEGO fanatic, you probably already know that in May a LEGOLAND Discovery Center will be opening in Kansas City's Crown Center. This past weekend they held a compeition for the position of LEGO Master Builder. The lucky winner of that compeition was Jeremiah Boehr. He will be the official Master Builder of the Discovery Center. Talk about a cool job! How would you like to get paid to build with LEGOs?
Jeremiah beat out more than 170 other builders competing for the coveted title. His creation for the final round of competition was a 3D book with characters flying out of the pages. You gotta love a guy who combines his love of LEGOs with his love of books. Congratuations, Jeremiah!
The trains are coming! The trains are coming! The trains are coming to the Storytime Room at the Main Library. Model railroad trains will be on display at the Main Library this Thursday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. If you are someone who loves trains, you won't want to miss this. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the display and about model railroading. Everyone is welcome. All aboard!
Here is the schedule for the train display:
Thursday, December 1 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Halloween morning at the Main Library meant a lot of LEGO fun! Thirty-four kids accepted the "Bag o' LEGO Challenge." Each child was given a brown paper lunch bag filled with a random assortment of LEGO bricks and then challenged to build anything they wanted using just those bricks. They could use as many or as few as they wished, but no swapping or trading with their neighbors allowed! These LEGO builders came up with some very imaginative creations. We even had a few costumed builders!
The next meeting of the LEGO Club will be on Tuesday, November 22 at 4:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch. Registration begins on Monday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. Last month's meeting filled up in less than an hour, so call as early as possible.
At the Main Library 3rd - 5th graders had a fun time making Halloween candle holders just in time for the spooky holiday. It was a great activity for a no-school day.
The library's new LEGO Club has been wildly popular. If all you LEGO fans weren't able to get into this month's program, we have another LEGO building opportunity for you. On Monday, October 31 from 10:30 - 12:30, the Main Library will be hosting a "Bag o' LEGO Challenge." This is a drop-in program for K - 5th graders. You will be given a mixed-up bag of LEGO bricks and then use those pieces, along with your imagination, to build something awesome. No swapping or trading of bricks with other kids! That's part of the challenge and the fun. Your creations may be put on display.
This is a drop-in program for kids in grades K -5th. Come and go as you please. No registration is necessary, but space is limited. This program is not sponsored or endorsed by LEGO®.
The first official meeting of the Olathe Public Library LEGO Club was a ton of fun! LEGO enthusiasts in grades K - 5th gathered together to share their common love for LEGO bricks and build some imaginative creations. The theme for the month was "Machines." Kids worked individually and jointly to create their own original machines out of LEGO bricks. The finished products were then displayed for friends and family to see.
The next meeting of the LEGO Club will be on Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch. You must register for this program. Registration begins on Monday, October 10. We encourage you to call as early as possible to register as space is limited. The September program filled up in a matter of hours. You may register at either Olathe library or by calling (913) 971-6874.
The Olathe Public Library had a special sleepover for stuffed animals this past weekend. There were games, storytime, food, and a little mischief. Take a look at what the animals did while everone was gone!
Attention all chess aficionados! If you like to play the game of chess, how would you like to BE the game of chess? On Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch, you will have to chance to participate in a live chess game for the whole family. Kindergartners through adult may participate as chess pieces. No experience is necessary. Costumes will be provided. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and begins on Monday, August 15. You may register at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6874. Come experience chess from a whole new perspective!
More than 180 people enjoyed the train display at the Main Library this past weekend. Thanks to Louis Seibel for sharing his love of model railroads with us. It's always fun when the trains come to the library.