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Olathe Public Library

Catalog of Events Free Programs & Events for All

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Announcements

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HELLO! WELCOME! This catalog features programs and events for all ages. You can have the latest issue sent to your email through our Library Loop newsletter. Sign-up for Library Loop on the front page of our website. We try hard to make sure everything in here is accurate but sometimes unexpected things happen. Remember that flood? For the most-up-to-date information visit our website. R = Registration required. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events. All programs are free. If you are in need of an interpreter for the deaf or hard of hearing for a program, please contact us at 913-971-6888 at least five days before event.


6th Annual Friends of the Olathe Public Library

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“Patchworks of Our Lives� with speaker Ronnie Elmore April 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Indian Creek Community Church 12480 S. Black Bob Road in Olathe Tickets are $15 and may be purchased beginning March 20 at 9 am at either Olathe library.


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Children Storytimes No storytimes March 13 - 16 during Spring Break.

RHYME TIME Introduce your child to the sound and rhythm of words and simple concepts through rhymes, songs and fingerplays. Duration: 20 - 25 minutes. For newborns to 24 months + a caregiver. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before. JANUARY 23 THROUGH APRIL 27 Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬9:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek TODDLER TIME Join us for rhymes, songs and fingerplays plus a short story or two. Duration: 20 - 25 minutes. For 2 and 3-year-olds + a caregiver. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before. JANUARY 23 THROUGH APRIL 27 Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬10:45 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬9:45 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬10:45 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek ON MY OWN STORYTIME Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays geared towards preschoolers. Duration: 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds. Children are expected to attend by themselves. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before. JANUARY 24 THROUGH APRIL 27 Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

No registration is required for any of our storytimes, but space may be limited. For some storytimes, tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis beginning 15 minutes before the program begins. See details in the descriptions. We encourage you to determine which storytime session is most appropriate for your child and family. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (913) 971-6874.

FAMILY STORYTIME Bring the whole family for an evening storytime. Stories, songs and fingerplays will be geared towards preschoolers but siblings and parents are welcome. Please note: stories will be the same as On My Own Storytime. Duration: 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds and their families. JANUARY 24 THROUGH APRIL 25 Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown FISH TALES The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center (OCC) present a morning of stories, songs and play. For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim. Storytime duration: 30 minutes. In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center. For more information please call the OCC at (913) 971-8563. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 24 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Stagecoach Park* Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 28 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Stagecoach Park* *Adjacent to OCC at 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.


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Birth to Preschool BABY BOOK EXPLORERS R Explore early literacy skills with your baby through reading and play! We’ll explore a board book together and individually and your child will take-home their own copy to keep. Each session will culminate with play as you and your baby engage in various activities and with sensory manipulatives. Duration: 45 minutes. For newborns to 24 months + a caregiver. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 24 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 13 Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 28 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 17 PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY Let’s dance! Come shake, shimmy, and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our children’s music collection. Duration: 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets will be handed out beginning 30 minutes before the program. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver.

Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 3 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 7 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬May 5 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek PRESCHOOL CRAFT: SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Drop-in with your preschooler and make a fun spring craft! Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft. All materials will be provided. Come and go as needed. For 3 to 5-year-olds + a caregiver. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 2 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 4 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

R = Registration required. Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.


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All Ages FAMILY CHESS NIGHT Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Downtown Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬March 6; April 3; May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Indian Creek Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬March 20; April 17; May 15 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm READ TO A DOG Young readers are invited to drop by and read to a cuddly canine. Upon arrival, check in at Children’s Services for a reading time. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc. Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Indian Creek Saturdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 4; April 1; May 6 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

FAMILY MOVIES Join us for a free family movie! All seating is on the floor, so we suggest bringing a blanket or pillow. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be handed out beginning 30 minutes before movie begins. The BFG (PG 117 mins.) Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Finding Dory (PG 95 mins.) Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER (only stuffed friends stay the night)

Wear your pajamas, bring one stuffed friend, and visit the library for stories, songs, and some fun! Let your stuffed friend spend the night at the library Friday night for goofy games, silly songs, and lots of mischief. Come back on Saturday to pick up your friend, learn more about their evening at the library and take home a silly photo of their night at the library! Storytime duration: 45 minutes. Storytime & Stuffed Animal Drop-Off Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 10 ‫ ﺍ‬5:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Stuffed Animal Pick-Up Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 11 ‫ ﺍ‬Anytime between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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All Ages SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING Cookies and frosting and sprinkles—oh my! It’s time to decorate cookies. Come to the library and have a sweet treat during Spring Break. Come and go as needed. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 16 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

MINI MASTER OF LIBRARY SCIENCE Are you a library lover? Join us on National Library Workers Day to learn a little bit more about how the library runs behind the scenes. Complete our station activities to earn your very own Mini Master of Library Science certificate. Come and go as needed. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 11 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm to 6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK Help us celebrate why we love children’s books! Join us as we celebrate a few of our favorite characters. Character programs will include stories and activities. Then join us for an Olathe Public Library Book Ball at the end of the week! Come dressed as your favorite book character, or wearing your library best, for games, snacks, and more! Durations: 45 minutes each. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before each program begins. Buzz in for fun with Fly Guy! Monday ‫ ﺍ‬May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Get groovy with Pete the Cat and learn all that is good! Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 3 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Olathe Public Library Book Ball Friday ‫ ﺍ‬May 5 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek NO MORE NUGGETS: FAMILY-FRIENDLY HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS Get your kids in the kitchen! Even the smallest helpers can experiment with new foods and flavors, saving parents the hassle of making different foods for every family member and the guilt of the drive-thru. Interactive, kid-friendly cooking demonstration and tastings included. Duration: 90 minutes. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 3 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 4 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


Children Elementary LEGO® CLUBS R Each session we’ll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library’s LEGO® collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. Duration: About an hour. For K– 5th graders. To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO® Club, please sign your child up for only one LEGO® Club session per calendar month. Afterschool LEGO® Club Monday ‫ ﺍ‬March 13 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Feb. 27 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 19 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 3 Evening LEGO® Club Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 9 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 27 Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 13 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 3 JUNIOR MAKERS R Do you enjoy making things? Join us for the Junior Makers program where you will have the chance to create. Each session will feature a different project and the chance to learn something new! Duration: 45 to 60 minutes. For 1st – 5th graders. Windsocks Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 29 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins March 20

Constellation Guidebooks Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 26 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 17

7 KIDS CODE WITH SCRATCH R Make something from Scratch, a computer programming language designed for kids. Children will work together to create various projects, such as simple animations. Duration: About an hour. For 3rd – 5th graders. Monday ‫ ﺍ‬March 27 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 20 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Visit the Children’s Desk and pick up a FREE kidfriendly comic book to keep! OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. While you’re there, check out the library’s awesome collection of comics and graphic novels, which are free to borrow every day. Comics will be available while supplies last; supply is limited. For K – 5th graders. Free teen-friendly comic books for grades 6th – 12th will be available at the Information Desk. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬May 6 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am till gone ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Homeschool HOMESCHOOL BEAD IT! R Headbands, keychains, sun catchers, bracelets, what can you make with beads? We’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Duration: 45 to 60 minutes. For ages 6 to 11 (1st – 5th graders) Parents and siblings welcome. Parents must attend with younger siblings. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 7 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins February 27 HOMESCHOOL LEGO® CLUB R Each session we’ll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library’s LEGO® collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. Duration: About an hour. For ages 5 to 11 (K– 5th graders). To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO® Club, please sign your child up for ONLY one LEGO® Club session per calendar month. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 4 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 27

Summer Reading Kick-Off on Tuesday, May 30 ——————————— Stay tuned for details! SUMMER READING 2017 FOR CHILDREN, TEENS & ADULTS!


Free meals for kids 18 & under.

May 26 through August 16 Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Downtown and Indian Creek


Teens (6th - 12th grades) Meet-ups & Gaming DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB Come hang out with other adventurers to play the popular RPG Dungeons & Dragons! It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or an expert, all are welcome. Learn from other players & from guest hosts. Drop-in. First & Third Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 7; March 21; April 4; April 18 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek MINECRAFT & GAMING Enjoy playing Minecraft? Join other gamers to play Minecraft and other video games! Drop-in. Second & Fourth Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 14; March 28; April 11; April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown ANIME CLUB Can’t get enough anime and manga? The club gives teens an opportunity to meet twice a month to share their manga drawings, watch anime together, learn about Japanese culture, and talk about manga and anime. Refreshments will be served, including occasionally Japanese treats. Drop-in. First & Third Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Check the event calendar for start date ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons AFTERNOON RUSH Join other teens to play on laptops with internet access and watch a movie (G-PG 13 shown). We will also have video games, board games, and green screen equipment. Meet up with friends and enjoy a snack after school. Drop-in. Second & Fourth & Fifth Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Check the event calendar for start date ‫ ﺍ‬3:30 pm to 6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons TEEN EXAM CRAM SURVIVAL EVENTS During finals we will offer group study and distractionfree study zones at Downtown, Indian Creek and Teen Commons. We will also have some stress-busting activities, such as yoga. Of course, we’ll have snacks! Check the event calendar closer to May for the details.

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AFTER HOURS VIDEO GAME NIGHT! R We're opening the Indian Creek on a Friday night just for teens! Play video games on our new Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, experience virtual reality with some VR headsets, use computers, eat pizza and just hangout. We will have the Wii and Wii U units out as well. You may bring your own games (T for teen or younger) and accessories if you're willing to keep track of those items. Doors will lock at 6:30 PM, so teens need to arrive no later than 6:30 PM to participate. Teens will need to be picked-up by 8:30 PM. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 24 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ﺍ‬ Indian Creek * Registration begins March 1. Teen Commons is located at 16160 W. 135th St., near Feeney’s Hallmark and Swim Fun in the Brougham Shops. Please check the event calendar for the status of the programs.


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Babysitting SAFE SITTER ® BABYSITTING CLASSES R Become a Safe Sitter® and learn how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Classes will cover child care essentials, how to handle behavioral issues, how to be a successful babysitter and how to set up a babysitting business. Attendees will also learn choking infant and child rescue and infant/child CPR. Attendees will go home with a manual and certificate of completion. Parents are invited to attend a ceremony during the last half hour of each course. Class duration: 7 hours. Courses are FREE for Olathe residents or students that live in the Olathe School District & $20 for those residing outside of Olathe/the Olathe School District. Bring a sack lunch, snacks and drink and completed Student Information Form and Student Contract to class. For ages 11-16. Indian Creek Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 5:00 pm * Registration begins March 1 at 9 :00 am Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 14 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 5:00 pm * Registration begins April 7 at 9:00 am

Downtown Monday ‫ ﺍ‬March 20 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 5:00 pm * Registration begins March 1 at 9:00 am Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 29 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 5:00 pm * Registration begins April 22 at 10:00 am

Music SUPER-DUPER BEGINNING UKULELE R Americana Music Academy’s Linda Tilton will show you how to tune your ukulele and how to play some basic chords, beginning strums and common songs. Both standard & baritone ukuleles welcome. Duration: 2 hours. Ages 14 and up. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 11 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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Create MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE Meet the Makerspace! Take time to explore the green screen equipment, ukuleles, computerized sewing machines and photo scanners. Staff will be available to answer any questions. Those under 6th grade most be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 14 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Monday ‫ ﺍ‬April 10 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

And More... FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Visit the Children’s Desk and pick up a FREE kid-friendly comic book to keep! OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. While you’re there, check out the library’s awesome collection of comics and graphic novels, which are free to borrow every day. Comics will be available while supplies last; supply is limited. Teen-friendly comic books for grades 6th – 12th will be available at the Information Desk. Free Kid-friendly comic books for grades K—5th will be available at the Children's Desk.

Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬May 6 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am till gone ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

Build a better world by being a summer volunteer! Sign up to become a Tween & Teen Summer Volunteer where you can make a difference in the lives of others. The Tween & Teen Summer Volunteer Program is open to teens going into 6-12th grade in the fall. The online volunteer application and opportunities are available online at www.olathelibrary.org/teens.


Adults Book Groups BOOK MUNCH Booklovers, join us for a lively group discussion on a variety of book -related topics, including current reading. There is no commitment to read a particular book. Feel free to eat while we meet. Book Munch for Breakfast Bunch Second Saturdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 11; April 8; May 13 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 10:15 am Sweet Tee’s Coffee Shop: 2063 E. Santa Fe

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R = Registration required. Adult programs do not have beginning registration dates. You may register up until program start time unless otherwise noted. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.

Book Munch for Lunch Bunch Third Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 15; April 19; May 17 ‫ ﺍ‬11:30 am to 1:30 pm Sunflower Café: County Admin Building: 111. S. Cherry Book Munch After Hours First Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 2; April 6; May 4 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Perkin’s Restaurant: 1828 E. Santa Fe

Genealogy FAMILY HISTORY FRIDAY Research your family tree with the help of the library’s databases (including Ancestry.com) and Kansas Room genealogy books. Beginning and advanced genealogists are welcome. Librarians and volunteers will be available to help. Drop-in. Fridays ‫ ﺍ‬March 17; April 21; May 19 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown COUNTING EVERYONE: USING FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS TO FIND ANCESTORS R Everyone counts! The census documents people from all walks of life: immigrants and store clerks to celebrities, and everyday people. This National Archives class will introduce beginning genealogists to the United States Federal Census while providing direction on how and where to start researching your family history. Learn how to discover clues, codes, and other telling details about your ancestors’ lives and how to access Federal census records on various genealogy websites, such as Ancestry.com. Duration: 3 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 29 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek AFTER HOURS GENEALOGY Genealogists, we’re keeping the doors open late for you to search Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest and other websites to discover your family history. Open to genealogists of all levels of expertise. Drop-in. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 22 ‫ ﺍ‬5:00 pm to 9:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Create SCAN YOUR HISTORICAL PHOTOS R Save your family photos, slides and negatives and make them look like new using the library’s scanner. You can correct fading, spots and color. Bring a flash drive to store your digitized images. Duration: 3 hours. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 11 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 14 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬May 13 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown QUANTUM SEWING R Learn to use the advanced features of the Quantum Stylist, the library’s computerized sewing machine. Create monograms, quilt, automatically create buttonholes and more. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 19 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown NEEDLEARTS CIRCLE Share your latest needle projects. Learn new skills from others, look at the newest needle art books and visit with other enthusiasts. Drop-in.

Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 21; April 18 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE Meet the Makerspace! Take time to explore the green screen equipment, ukuleles, computerized sewing machines and photo scanners. Staff will be available to answer any questions. Those under 6th grade most be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 14 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Monday ‫ ﺍ‬April 10 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Technology COMPUTER HELP LAB Get help with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc.), Google, the Internet, email or eBooks. Staff will get you started and give you time to practice with online training materials that can be accessed from home. Drop-in.

Indian Creek Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 2; March 16; April 13; April 27; May 11 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Downtown Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 7; March 21; April 4; April 18; May 2 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am to 11:30 am BEGINNING DOWNLOADABLES: EBOOKS, EAUDIO & EMAGAZINES R Learn how to search, check out and renew eContent. Explore products available from Olathe Public Library and the State Library. Bring your devices with Axis360 installed along with your library card and your Kansas Library Card. Duration: 2 hours. Registration ends one day before each program. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 22 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 25 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 29 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

Job Help JOB HELP WITH THE WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP Looking for a job? Get help with career assessments, job -specific resume writing, improving your interview skills and other services. The mobile unit is equipped with computers, WiFi and professional staff. Look for the mobile unit in our parking lots. Drop-in. Downtown Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬April 17; May 15 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 11:00 am Indian Creek Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬April 17; May 15 ‫ ﺍ‬11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Ready to go back to school? KC Degree College Success Navigators offer personal, one-on-one assistance. Navigators can help you choose the school or program that’s right for you, complete the FAFSA, apply for college and get enrolled. They can also help you overcome barriers, with GED referrals and counseling for past student loan defaults. Navigators meet at various locations throughout the metro, including the Olathe Public Library. To schedule an appointment, please call KC Degrees at 844-872-6009.


Adults Health BRAIN HEALTH & MEMORY CARE Learn the signs and symptoms of dementia and how you can use your kitchen to prevent memory loss and boost brain health. A nurse and dietitian will perform cooking demonstrations (tastings included) and discuss tips for caregivers. Duration: 90 minutes Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 9 ‫ ﺍ‬12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 9 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek SPRING INTO SPRING WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & POWER SNACKS! Ready to enjoy the warmer weather but need some basic tips about getting active? Learn simple ways to get moving using common household items and plain, old sneakers. And what’s better after a workout than a healthy snack? Cooking demonstration and tasting included. Duration: 90 minutes Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 5 ‫ ﺍ‬12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 5 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown NEW TO MEDICARE ENROLLMENT R & BENEFITS Representatives from SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) will walk you through Medicare enrollment, health and prescription benefits, plan options and using Medicare with your work or retiree insurance. Duration: 2 hours. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 18 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 19 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

16 MEDICARE INS & OUTS R Representatives from SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) will explain services covered by Medicare Part B, Part D and eligibility for financial assistance through the Medicare Savings Program. They will also discuss how to identify and protect yourself from healthcare fraud and abuse. Duration: 2 hours. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 26 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

Did you know? SHICK also offers personal, one-on-one Medicare Counseling weekly at various locations in Johnson County. To schedule an appointment, please call Martha at 913-286-0292 or matham@eckaaa.org

NO MORE NUGGETS: FAMILY-FRIENDLY HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS Get your kids in the kitchen! Even the smallest helpers can experiment with new foods and flavors, saving parents the hassle of making different foods for every family member and the guilt of the drive-thru. Interactive, kidfriendly cooking demonstration and tastings included. Bring your kids! Duration: 90 minutes. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 3 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 4 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Music TUESDAY TUNES Bring your instrument and jam with us, share a song or just listen. Betse Ellis, a founding member of the Wilders, Betse & Clarke and Brushy Creek, leads the jam session. Expect fiddles, guitars, folk, blues and bluegrass. Drop-in. First Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬March 7; April 4; May 2 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ﺍ‬ Downtown SUPER-DUPER BEGINNING UKULELE R Americana Music Academy’s Linda Tilton will show you how to tune your ukulele and how to play some basic chords, beginning strums and common songs. Both standard & baritone ukuleles welcome. Duration: 2 hours. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 11 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek THE ALFERD PACKER MEMORIAL STRING BAND Dressed in 1870s costumes, these five multi-instrumentalists sing and play fiddles, banjo, guitars, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, accordion and bass. With raucous humor and high energy, they play old-time string band tunes, bluegrass and American folk music. Drop-in. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek CURTIS MCMURTY IN CONCERT Curtis McMurtry, son of legendary Austin songwriter James McMurtry and grandson of Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry, brings his unique musical style to the library. Join us for an evening with a young man who has spent his life learning from literary masters and has used those lessons to create his own sound. Drop-in. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 28 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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Music CHILEGUMBO MUSIC: A SPICY BLEND OF TUNES FROM LOUISIANA TO NEW MEXICO Bayou Seco has researched and played the music of the Southwest - from the Mississippi River to the deserts of Arizona - for nearly 40 years. Drawing from these traditions, they perform Southwestern music on diatonic accordions, fiddles, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica. Drop-in. Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 25 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, March 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm & Monday, April 10 from 4 pm to 6 pm


Friends of the Library

Summer Reading Kick-Off Book Sale Tuesday, May 30: 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday, May 31: 9 am – 12 pm FRIENDS PREVIEW SALE

SACK SALE

Saturday, May 27: 11 am to 2 pm

Wednesday, May 31: 12:30 pm to 3 pm

Shop early with your 2017 OPL Friends Membership. Memberships start as little as $7 and can be purchased at the library or during the sale.

Purchase a sack and fill it for $6. Buy 2 sacks get 4 free!

All sales held at Teen Commons: 16160 W. 135th St. Photo credit orangememories.net. Cash or check only. Sales may close early due to low selection. All sales final. No strollers or book carts, please.

For more book sale dates visit: www.olathelibrary.org/booksales


Olathe Downtown 201 E. Park St. Olathe, KS 66061 913-971-6850 Olathe Indian Creek 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd. Ste. 129 Olathe, KS 66062 913-971-6835

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Hours: Mon. - Thurs. Friday Saturday Sunday

9am - 8:30pm 9am - 6pm 10am - 5pm 1pm - 5pm

Libraries Closed: Sun. April 16 Fri. May 12 Sun. & Mon. May 28 & 29

Olathe Public Library Catalog of Events March - May 2017  

Free programs and events for all ages.

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