programs-events

Day of the Dead Activity

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 to have a good time.
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Let's Learn French!

Bonjour! For the first time the Olathe Public Library is offering a Let's Learn French program for 4 & 5 year olds.  Children will listen to stories and learn some French.  frenchboy2Topics will include greetings, numbers, colors, animals, food, and clothing.  The four week session runs every Monday at 10:00 a.m. from November 2 - 23 at the Main Library.  Registration is required.  Register at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6874.  The sessions will last 30 - 45 minutes. This program is for kids only.

Monsters vs. Aliens

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Are you still waiting to see Monsters vs. Aliens? Or would you like to see it again? Both of the Olathe Public Libraries will be showing this movie in October. Come see it at Main on Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. or at the Indian Creek branch on Friday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. The movie is FREE and the whole family is welcome. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Finale Fun!

A fun time was had by all at our summer finale on August 15 at the Scarborough Elementary gymnasium.  Over 275 people enjoyed the amazing antics of juggler Richard Holmgren and his Flying Debris Show!  He kept the crowd enthralled by juggling balls and pins, spinning plates, balancing baskeballs, even catching a bowling ball on his head, and he kept us laughing the whole time.  It was a great show and a terrific way to end the summer.  The Olathe North High School drum line also made a special appearance.

If you missed this exciting event or would like to see more of the Flying Debris Show, you'll have another chance.  Richard will be the featured performer at Old Settlers on Thursday night, September 10, at 6:00 p.m.  Word has it he will be juggling machetes and fire that night!  Below are some photos of our finale fun.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Finale

We have one more fun event up our sleeves before we call it quits for the summer.  Our Summer Reading Finale will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Scarborough Elementary School, 2000 Lindenwood Drive.  The featured entertainment will be the Flying Debris Show featuring juggler extraordinaire Richard Holmgren.  You won't want to miss this amazing and hilarious juggling act.  He might even attempt to catch a 10 pound bowling ball on his face!

No registration is required.  The entire family is welcome.  This is a great way to celebrate the end of summer and all the great reading you did!  This program is generously sponsored by Olathe Reads.  We hope to see you there.

Be Creative---Dance!

What do you like to do at the library?  Read books?  Play computer games?  dancersCheck out movies?  How about dance?  That's right, DANCE!  On Saturday, July 25, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. we will be having an after-hours Sock Hop at the Main Library.  This dance will be for 1st - 6th graders and their families.  Refreshments will be served, and there will be a live DJ!  Registration is required and will begin on July 17.  Register at either Olathe library or call (913) 971-6874.  So put on your socks and your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie down at the library!

Didgeridoo-da-day!

At our Making Music at Your Library programs on June 16 & 18, children learned all about the didgeridoo.  Ryan Ross demonstrated this musical instrument from Australia, and then everybody got to make their own version of a didgeridoo.  Playing their didgeridoos was harder than it looked.

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To Be Continued...

reading-togetherDo you enjoy listening to a good story?  Who doesn't, right?  If you are going into 1st - 6th grade, you should come to the library's "To Be Continued" program to hear a great book read aloud by a librarian.  Each week a few chapters of a book will be read, and then the following week the book will be continued until it is finished.  A snack will be served at each session.

"To Be Continued" happens every Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch and every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library throughout June and July.  Different books are read at each location.  No registration is necessary.  Just drop by the library during these times and listen to a good story.  You could even write these books in your reading folder!

Be Creative---Draw!

As you probably know, our reading program theme this summer is Be Creative @ Your Library.  So why not get those creative juices flowing and enter our Summer Drawing Contest!  This contest is open to any child going into
1st - 6th grade.  You can pick up an entry form at either Olathe library or click here to download a copy.  The entry form explains all the rules and details.

The deadline to enter the drawing contest is Sunday, July 19.  All entries will be judged by grade, and winners will be announced on July 27.  The winners will be posted on our website.  Winning drawings will also be displayed at the libraries during the following dates:

    August 1 - 14 at the Main Library
    August 17 - 31 at the Indian Creek Library

 So get out your paper and pencils and start drawing!  Click here to see drawings that have already been submitted.

Live Music at the Library

bass-smAs part of our Be Creative @ Your Library summer theme, the Indian Creek Branch Library will be hosting a series of free family concerts this summer on four different Saturday afternoons.  The concerts will each feature a different style of music.  No registration is necessary, and the entire family is welcome. 

Here is the schedule of concerts:

 CALYPSO BLUZ - Featuring the tropical rhythms of steel drum music
      Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. - Indian Creek Branch

SCOTT KLAMM - Featuring American folk and original children's music played on a variety of instruments
     Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. - Indian Creek Branch

YACKETY SAX QUARTET - Featuring four saxophonists playing pop tunes and cool jazz
     Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. - Indian Creek Branch

CHINESE MUSIC - Featuring the music of China played on traditional instruments
     Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. - Indian Creek Branch

The concerts will last approximately an hour.  Come enjoy some great music at a great price---FREE!  Call (913) 971-5235 for more information.

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