Looking for something fun to do during your spring break?Â Why not make a visit (or two) to the Olathe Public Libraries?Â Of course you can always find a ton of great of books to read, but the library will also be offering a variety of special programs and activities during the week.Â Here's the rundown:
March 15 -Â Free Movie -Â PonyoÂ - For all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch
March 16 - Build a Tune at the Libray! -Â For 3 year olds - 2nd grade
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10:15 a.m. at theÂ Indian Creek BranchÂ (NOTE:Â Program is full.)
March 17 - Build a Tune at the Libray! -Â For 3 year olds - 2nd grade
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 10:15 a.m. at theÂ Main LibraryÂ (NOTE:Â Program is full.)
March 17 - Free Movie -Â PonyoÂ - For all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2:00 p.m. at theÂ Main Library
MarchÂ 17 -Â Cookie Decorating ProgramÂ -Â For kids of all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at theÂ Indian Creek Branch
MarchÂ 18 -Â Cookie Decorating ProgramÂ -Â For kids of all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 11:00 a.m. - 12:00Â noon at theÂ Main Library
March 20 -Â R.E.A.D. to a DogÂ -Â For young readers of all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Â at theÂ Main Library
March 22 -Â Family Chess NightÂ - For all ages
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 6:30 - 8:00Â p.m. at theÂ Indain Creek Branch
For more information about these and otherÂ library programs for kids, visit the Programs page on our website or pick up a programming booklet in Children's Services at either Olathe library.Â Have a great spring break!
This spring the Olathe Public Library is offering a series of programs geared specifically to homeschool students, ages 6 -12.Â Each of these programs will focus on a different topic.Â The first program is entitled "You Are Here: Learning About Maps"Â and will beÂ on Tuesday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library.Â You will learn about maps, gain some basic map reading skills, and then go on a library scavenger hunt using a compass.Â Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 15.Â Register at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6874.Â The program will last 45-60 minutes.
Here isÂ the completeÂ list of homeschool programs being offered:
You Are Here: Learning About Maps
Tuesday, March 2Â -Â 1:00 p.m @ Main Library
Registration begins on February 15
Tuesday, April 6 - 1:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Registration begins on March 22
What Should I Read Next?
Tuesday, May 4 - 1:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Registration begins on April 19
For more information call (913) 971-6874.
Do you like to play chess?Â Would you like a chance to develop your chess-playing skills?Â Then we invite you to our Family Chess Nights at the library.Â All playing levels are welcome. Boards and equipment will be provided by the library.Â During the school year Family Chess Nights occur on the first Monday of the month at the Main Library and on the fourth Monday of the month at the Indian Creek Branch.Â No registration is required.Â All ages are welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
HereÂ is a list ofÂ upcoming dates and times:
Monday, February 22 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
Monday, March 1 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Monday, March 22 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
Monday, April 5 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Monday, April 26 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
Monday, May 3 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Monday, May 24 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
So mark your calendars, and come play with a worthy opponent.Â Checkmate!
Karen Land and her sled dog, Borage, are coming to the Indian Creek Branch Library on Wednesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m.Â Karen has participated in the Iditarod Dog Sled Race across Alaska three times!Â Â Â Don't miss this exciting opportunity toÂ hear all about her icy adventures as a dog sled racer.Â
This program is for elementary-aged children through adult.Â Parents must attend with their children.Â NOTE:Â This is a longer program and will last approximately 2 hours.Â Registration is required.Â Register at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6874.
Are you looking for something fun to do while school is out?Â Here are some activities happening at the library during the winter break.
Family Chess NightÂ - for all ages
Monday, December 28 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
Play Bingo - for 1st-6th graders
Tuesday, December 29 - 1:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Bedtimes Stories for a Winter's Night - a family storytime
Tuesday, December 29 - 7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
Read to a Dog - for young readers of all ages
Saturday, January 2 - 1:30-2:30 p.m @ Indian Creek Branch
Make a Silly Weather Forecaster - for 1st-6th graders
Monday, JanuaryÂ 4 - 2:00 p.m. @ Main Library
Free Family Movie SHORTS - for all ages
Tuesday, January 5 - 2:00 p.m @ Main LIbrary
Make a Silly Weather Forecaster - for 1st-6th graders
Wednesday, January 6 - 2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Branch
For more detailsÂ about these and other programs, visit our Programs web page.Â Don't forget that both libraries will be closed on December 24, December 25, and January 1.Â We will also be closing early at 3:00 p.m. on December 31.Â Happy holidays!
Model trains are coming to the library!Â This Thursday night and all day Saturday, model trains will be on display at the Main Library.Â The trains will be running, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the trains and the display.Â Â Below are the times you can drop by the Storytime Room and see the model trains in action:
Thursday, December 10 between 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
If you are a fan of toy trains, you won't want to miss this special display.Â And while you're at the library, why not check out a book or video about trains?Â The I Love Toy Trains series is especially popular. All aboard!!
This coming Sunday night, November 29, the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Dog Named Christmas will be shown on CBS stations at 8:00 p.m.Â This movie is based onÂ the novel by local Olathe author Greg Kincaid.Â This is a movie for the whole family to enjoy.
Then on December 7 you will have the opportunity to hear the author himself speak.Â Greg Kincaid will be at the Indian Creek Branch Library on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. He will be discussing his book and the movie as well as the holiday foster home for pets program.Â This is a family program for all ages, but registration is required.Â Register for this program at the Adult Reference Desk at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6888.
Is your family expecting a new baby? Join us for a special family storytime on Saturday, November 7, at 10:15 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch. We will read stories, sing songs, and talk about being a new big brother or big sister! No registration required. Stories will be geared to 3, 4 & 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome.
More than 40 people came to make sugar skulls at our Day of the Dead program. Unfortunately, we had so many attend the program we ran out of skulls. Still everyone seemed toÂ have a good time.
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