Olathe Public Library
Catalog of Events Free Programs & Events for All
June July August 2017
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 the library website. We try hard to make sure everything in here is accurate but sometimes unexpected things happen. 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.
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SUMMER READING 2017
May 22 – August 18
Children (Going into 5th grade and under) Pick up a reading log and keep track of what you read this summer and get a free book.
Teens (Going into 6th — 12th grades) Register and keep track of your reading online and win prizes. Grand Prizes!!!: Polaroid Snap 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera, $100 gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Amazon.
Adults Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer! Each book your read enters you into a prize drawing. Participate online or pick up a brochure in the library.
(No storytimes on July 4.)
STORYTIME IN THE PARK Storytime moves to the park this summer! Bring a blanket and enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Duration: 30 minutes. Stories will be geared to 3 to 5 year olds, but all are welcome. In case of rain, storytime will be cancelled. JUNE 6 THROUGH JULY 27 Tuesdays ﺍ10:00 am ﺍFrontier Park: Black Bob Rd. & Indian Creek Pkwy. Thursdays ﺍ10:00 am ﺍMill Creek Park: Woodland & Popular EVENING STORYTIME Join us for an indoor evening version of the stories, songs and fingerplays shared in the park. Duration: 30 minutes. Stories will be geared to 3 to 5 year olds, but all are welcome. JUNE 6 THROUGH JULY 27 Tuesdays ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown FISH TALES The Olathe Public Library and Olathe Parks and Rec present a morning of water themed 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 cancelled. For more information please call Parks & Rec at 971-8563. For ages 5 and under + an adult. Friday ﺍJune 23 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍBlack Bob Bay by the pool entrance: 14570 W 151st St.
Birth to Preschool FAIRY TALE STEAM Use STEAM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) to help your favorite fairy tale characters. Problem solve, create and discover alongside the Three Little Pigs, Jack, the Gingerbread Man, some princesses, and a fairy or two! Come and go as needed. For preschoolers + an adult.
Friday ﺍJune 16 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍJune 23 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek CONSTRUCTION ZONE Does your child know the difference between an excavator and a front loader? Do they build towers in their sleep? Have they ever tried to borrow grandma’s hammer? Drop on in to the construction zone where they can pin the tire on the machine, create their own tool belt, and so much more! Come and go as needed. For preschoolers + an adult. Friday ﺍJuly 14 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍJuly 21 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
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.
FIND FIDO FRIDAYS Stop by the library every Friday throughout the summer and try to track down that pesky dog Fido who will be hiding somewhere in the Children’s Department. If you find him and tell us where he is, you’ll get a small prize!
Saturdays ﺍJune 3; July 1; Aug. 5 ﺍ 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
June 2 through August 4 Fridays ﺍAll day ﺍBoth libraries 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 an adult. Downtown Mondays ﺍJune 5; July 3; Aug. 7 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Indian Creek Mondays ﺍJune 19; July 17; Aug. 21 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
FAMILY MOVIES Join us for family movies! 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.
GAMES GALORE! It’s game night at the library! We’ll provide an assortment of games for your enjoyment. Kindergarteners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. x
June 3 through July 29 Saturdays ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍ Downtown Wednesdays ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍ Indian Creek
Storks (PG 87 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 26 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Trolls (PG 92 minutes) Monday ﺍJuly 3 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
The Secret Life of Pets (PG 87 minutes) Monday ﺍJune 5 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
The Rescuers (G 78 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 10 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
Pete’s Dragon – 2016 (PG 103 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 12 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
Moana (PG 107 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
The Emperor’s New Groove (G 78 minutes) Monday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
The LEGO Batman Movie (PG 104 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 24 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
All Ages FREE DENTAL SCREENINGS Tooth pain is the most common reason that children miss school. A registered dental hygienist will discuss the signs and symptoms of common dental diseases and conduct free dental screenings. Information on where to get affordable dental care will be available. Drop-in. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Monday ﺍJune 5 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJune 17 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍJune 26 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Saturday ﺍJuly 8 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍDowntown Monday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJuly 29 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek HEALTH INFORMATION & REFERRAL CLINIC Olathe’s Mobile Integrated Health team brings a nurse practitioner and paramedic to diagnose and treat basic illnesses, prescribe medications and recommend follow-up care. Blood pressure checks and safety information are also available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJuly 11 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Tuesday ﺍAugust 8 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍAugust 21 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Elementary MAKE A MONSTER, SHAPE A STORY R Roll the dice and draw a monster! Roll the cubes and create a story! Bring your imagination along for creativity and fun. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes. For kids entering 1st – 5th grade. Tuesday ﺍJune 20 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins June 16 Thursday ﺍJune 22 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 16 CHILD & PARENT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP R Read the selected book with your child and come prepared to discuss. Copies of the book will be provided and may be picked up at the Downtown Library. Duration: about an hour. For kids entering 3rd – 5th grade + an adult. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater Wednesday ﺍJune 21 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 2 Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman Wednesday ﺍJuly 19 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 30 LEGO® LOCK-IN R What will you build? The library will provide LEGOs® for children and their grown-ups to build together. Bring your imagination and build freely or participate in a building challenge! Duration: about 90 minutes. For kids entering 1st – 5th grade + an adult. PLEASE NOTE: Due to choking hazards and space limitations, younger and older siblings may not attend. Please arrive at the library by 7:00 in order to be admitted to the program. Once inside, participants may not leave and re-enter. Friday ﺍJuly 7 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 30 and is not available online.
RECYCLED CRAFTS R Turn trash into treasure! Join us as we turn old CDs and water bottles into glow-in-the-dark mobiles and I Spy bottles. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes. For kids entering 1st – 5th grade. Tuesday ﺍJuly 18 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins July 14 Thursday ﺍJuly 20 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins July 14 SHOE BOX CITY R Have you ever wanted to build your dream city? You bring the creative ideas and we’ll provide the materials for you to construct your own mini metropolis. Duration: 45 to 60 minutes. For kids entering 1st – 5th grades. Tuesday ﺍJuly 25 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins July 21 Thursday ﺍJuly 27 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins July 21
R = Registration required. Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
at Indian Creek Community Church (12480 S. Black Bob Rd.) These programs are geared towards 1st through 5th graders but parents and siblings are welcome. Space is limited and tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is on the floor and no chairs, food or drink is allowed. AWESOME BIRDS Meet a curly-crested toucan and a green parrot. Marvel at a cockatoo who does tricks and Mr. Bo Jangles who will dance. Watch Swoop the owl as he flies overhead. The birds from Wings of Love will surprise and delight. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. NOTE: At the request of our presenters, no preschoolers or babies at this program, please. Wednesday ﺍJune 14 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Community Church CAN A BOOK AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR BUILD A WORLD? Come meet Daniel Miyares and find out! Mr. Miyares is both author and illustrator of such books as Float, Pardon Me! and Bring Me a Rock! Learn how his ideas become illustrations and stories and see him in action. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. Wednesday ﺍJune 28 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Community Church BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH AARON FOWLER Experience the power of building a better world through music and stories with musician Aaron Fowler. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. Wednesday ﺍJuly 12 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Community Church
SUMMER BOOKMARK CONTEST Design a bookmark for the Olathe Public Library! Entries will be judged by grade and prizes will be awarded. Winning entries will be printed and distributed at both Olathe libraries at the end of the summer. Entry forms available here and in the library. For kids entering 1st – 5th grade. Deadline for entries is June 26. Winner will be announced July 10 with bookmarks available July 31.
Free meals for kids 18 & under.
May 26 through August 16 Monday â€“ Friday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Downtown and Indian Creek Equal opportunity provider.
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. Tuesdays ﺍJune 6; June 20; July 18; Aug. 1; Aug. 15 ﺍ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek MINECRAFT & GAMING Join other gamers to play Minecraft, other video games or try virtual reality. Multiple consoles will be available and may include Xbox One, Play Station 4, Nintendo Switch, Wii and Wii U. Tuesdays ﺍJune 13; June 27; July 11; July 25; Aug. 8 ﺍ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍDowntown ANIME CLUB Can’t get enough anime and manga? Meet up and share manga drawings, watch anime, learn about Japanese culture, and talk about manga and anime. We’ll serve refreshments which may include Japanese treats. Thursdays ﺍJune 1; June 15; July 6; July 20; Aug.3; Aug. 17 ﺍ4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons AFTERNOON RUSH Join other teens to surf the internet, watch movies, play video games or board games and try out our green screen equipment. We’ll have refreshments too. Movies rated G to PG-13. Thursdays ﺍJune 8; June 22; July 13; July 27; Aug. 10 ﺍ 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons
9 GAMES GALORE! It’s game night at the library! We’ll provide an assortment of games for your enjoyment. Kindergarteners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. x
June 3 through July 29 Saturdays ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍ Downtown Wednesdays ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍ Indian Creek 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. Mondays ﺍJune 5; July 3; Aug. 7 ﺍ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍDowntown Mondays ﺍJune 19; July 17; Aug. 21 ﺍ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
Create MAKER TUESDAYS Unleash your imagination in our Makerspace. Expect to make movies, work on stop motion animation, learn to sew and everything in between. Activity descriptions will be listed at www.olathelibrary.org/teens/events. Tuesdays ﺍJune 6; June 13; June 20; June 27; July 11; July 18; July 25; Aug. 1; Aug. 8 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍ Downtown STEAM THURSDAYS R Join us for some super cool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) programs. We'll experiment, create works of art, play games and lots more. A detailed description of each Thursday’s activity will be listed at www.olathelibrary.org/teens/events. Thursdays ﺍJune 8; June 22; July 6; July 13; July 20; July 27; Aug. 10 ﺍ1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ﺍ Teen Commons
Music INTERMEDIATE UKULELE R Americana Music Academy’s Linda Tilton will cover fingerpicking, reading tablature and advanced chord shapes such as barre and diminished. The class focuses on standard ukuleles but baritones are welcome. This class is for those who know basic chords and chord progressions. Ages 13 and up. Duration: 2 hours. Registration for this program does not have a start date. Saturday ﺍJuly 15 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍIndian Creek
R = Registration required. Registration for Teen June programs begins 5/26 . Registration for Teen July programs begins 6/26. Registration for Teen August programs begins 7/26. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
And More… FIND THE LITTLE TREEHOUSE FRIDAYS Stop by the library every Friday throughout the summer and try to spot the little treehouse that will be hiding in the teen area at Downtown and in the teen and adult areas at Indian Creek. If you find it and tell us where, you will get a small prize.
R = Registration required. Registration for Teen June programs begins 5/26. Registration for Teen July programs begins 6/26.. Registration for Teen August programs begins 7/26. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
June 2 through August 11 Fridays ﺍAll day ﺍBoth libraries GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & GROOT R Watch the first Guardians of the Galaxy while making your own Baby Groot. I Am Groot!! Movie is rated PG-13. Thursday ﺍJune 1 ﺍ1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek BOREDOM BUSTER FRIDAYS R We’ll feature different kinds of activities like Breakout Games (escape room), a web comic workshop, painting class and our annual pizza taste-off contest! A detailed description of the activity will be listed at www.olathelibrary.org/teens/events. Fridays ﺍJune 9; July 28; Aug. 4 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Friday ﺍJune 23 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons Fridays ﺍJuly 14; Aug. 11 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍDowntown
R TEENS YOGA FOR Build strength and flexibility in both your body and mind with a certified yoga instructor! Whether you’re totally new to yoga or have experience, this class is open to all levels and is designed especially for teens. Please wear comfortable clothing. We will have a limited supply of yoga mats, but bring your yoga mat if you have one. Fridays ﺍJune 2; July 7; Aug. 4 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍ Downtown Friday ﺍJune 16 ﺍ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
ANIME FESTIVAL R Let’s celebrate all things Otaku! Join us for an afternoon of manga & anime- themed activities! Activities include anime viewing, a manga swap, contests and cosplay. We’ll serve Japanese snacks and candy sushi. Thursday ﺍJune 29 ﺍ1:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
Babysitting SAFE SITTER ® BABYSITTING CLASSES R Ready to take on the responsibility of babysitting? The best sitter is a Safe Sitter®! Take this fun class where you’ll learn how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. This class will discuss information on how to set up a babysitting business, what to do with behavioral issues, how to be a successful babysitter and child care essentials. You will also go home with a certificate of completion and a manual. Class will cover choking infant/ child rescue and infant/child CPR. A graduation ceremony will be held at 4:30 PM and parents are invited to attend. 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. Please arrive between 9:45 & 9:55 AM. Downtown Tuesdays ﺍJune 6; June 20; July 18; Aug.1; Aug. 15 ﺍ10:00 am to 5:00 pm Teen Commons Wednesdays ﺍJune 14; June 28; July 12; July 26; Aug. 9 ﺍ10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.
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 ﺍJune 10; July 8; Aug. 12 ﺍ 9:00 am to 10:30 am ﺍSweet Tee’s Coffee Shop: 2063 E. Santa Fe Book Munch for Lunch Bunch Third Wednesdays ﺍJune 21; July 19; August 16 ﺍ11:30 am to 1:30 pm ﺍSunflower Café: County Admin Building: 111. S. Cherry Book Munch After Hours First Thursdays ﺍJune 1; July 6; August 3 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍPerkin’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. Fridays ﺍJune 16; July 21; August 18 ﺍ9:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown INTRODUCTION TO FAMILYSEARCH R Professional genealogist, Char Mitts, will teach the basics of FamilySearch.org, a free genealogy site which includes census records, submitted family trees, vital records, probate and land records and many more records from across the world. Duration: 90 minutes.
Saturday ﺍJuly 29 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍOlathe Downtown
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.
SCAN YOUR HISTORICAL PHOTOS R Save your family photos, slides and negatives and make them look like new using the library’s scanners. You can correct fading, spots and color. Bring a flash drive to store your digitized images. Duration: 3 hours. Friday ﺍJune 9 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJuly 8 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 ﺍJune 21 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍJuly 19 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown SERGER BASICS R Learn to use a serger to give your sewing a finished, professional look. Bring your own serger for this hands-on class of tips, tricks and techniques. Participants will make a notebook of samples for their reference. Taught by Denise Dias, K-State Extension Agent. Duration: 4 hours. Saturday ﺍJune 17 ﺍ9:00 am ﺍDowntown
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. Downtown Mondays ﺍJune 19; July 17; Aug. 21 ﺍ9:00 am to 11:00 am Indian Creek Mondays ﺍJune 19; July 17; Aug. 21 ﺍ11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Ready to go back to school? KC Degree College Success Navigators offer personal, one-onone 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.
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. Tuesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ9:30 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJune 22 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJuly 6 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Tuesday ﺍJuly 11 ﺍ9:30 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown 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 ﺍJune 14 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJuly 13 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek iPAD BASICS R Learn how to get started using your iPad in this hands-on class. We will cover: home screen layout, standard and built-in apps, using touch and gestures to navigate, settings, notifications and alerts, keyboard and typing, copying and pasting, cleaning and charging. Please bring your own device, fully charged with your Apple ID and password. We will be focusing on iOS 10 but other versions are welcome. Duration: 90 minutes. Registration ends one day before each program. Tuesday ﺍJune 27 ﺍ5:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek Tuesday ﺍJuly 25 ﺍ5:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Health FREE DENTAL SCREENINGS Curious about your dental health? More than 50% of the American population over the age of 30 has gum disease, and tooth pain is the most common reason that children miss school. A registered dental hygienist will discuss the signs and symptoms of common dental diseases and conduct free dental screenings. Information on where to get affordable dental care will also be available after the screening. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Monday ﺍJune 5 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJune 17 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍJune 26 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Saturday ﺍJuly 8 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍDowntown Monday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJuly 29 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
HEALTH INFORMATION & REFERRAL CLINIC Olathe’s Mobile Integrated Health team brings a nurse practitioner and paramedic to diagnose and treat basic illnesses, prescribe medications and recommend follow-up care. Blood pressure checks and safety information are also available. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJuly 11 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown Tuesday ﺍAugust 8 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍAugust 21 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown INDOOR AIR HAZARDS R Most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. The amount of time spent indoors is important because the concentration of many pollutants exceeds those outdoors. Many common pollutants found in the home can be reduced with planning and home maintenance. This program will identify common hazards and discuss steps you can take to make the air in your home cleaner. Tuesday ﺍJune 20 ﺍ6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Adults Health OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS FOR SENIORS: Over-the-counter medications, herbal pills, pain medications and vitamins – which are safe? Just like prescriptions, medications you purchase at the store may have side effects. Learn the benefits and potential hazards of these pills. A nurse will give recommendations and teach you how to choose over-the-counter medications wisely. Duration: 1 hour. Monday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJune 22 ﺍ6:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek 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 ﺍJuly 18 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍDowntown Thursday ﺍJuly 20 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
MEDICARE INS & OUTS 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.
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 email@example.com
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. First Tuesdays ﺍJune 6; July 11 (2nd Tuesday because of holiday); August 1 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍDowntown ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROOTS MUSIC WITH OTTER CREEK With ten instruments between them, Peter and Mary Danzig play original and traditional songs that blend their classical training with the bluegrass and folk melodies. The awardwinning duo, based in Salt Lake City, is a familiar fixture at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS, where they’ve won a number of prizes for their songwriting skills. Tuesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
INTERMEDIATE UKULELE R Americana Music Academy’s Linda Tilton will cover fingerpicking, reading tablature and advanced chord shapes such as barre and diminished. The class focuses on standard ukuleles but baritones are welcome. This class is for those who know basic chords and chord progressions. Ages 13 and up. Duration: 2 hours. Saturday ﺍJuly 15 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍIndian Creek Did you know? You can check out ukuleles from the library! Ukuleles check out for three weeks just like a book and can be renewed if no one is waiting (but chances are someone is waiting!). Check availability for Concert Ukuleles or Tenor Ukuleles.
Music SPENCER & RAINS: ART & MUSIC Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains, both multi-instrumentalists known for their twin fiddling, play old time fiddle tunes and sing songs in the style of their home states, Kansas and Texas, as well as other regional styles. In addition to playing and preserving old time fiddle tunes, both are artists. Their performance kicks off Indian Creek’s month-long exhibition of Rain’s artwork, which captures the spirit of traditional fiddle music on paper. Tuesday ﺍJuly 18 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek R HARMONIC ALTERNATIVE FOLK WITH FLAGSHIP ROMANCE Recently married duo Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson coined the term “harmonic alternative folk” to describe their unique harmonizing, hard-driving guitar and upbeat original tunes. Flagship Romance has been Official Showcase Artists at the Folk Alliance International Conference for the past two years. Wednesday ﺍAug. 2 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Screening WORLD ELEPHANT DAY SCREENING: ELEPHANTS IN THE COFFEE To commemorate World Elephant Day, Bhaskar Krishnamurthy will screen his documentary, “Elephants in the Coffee.” A discussion will follow. In the film, Bhaskar and co-producer Tom Grant explore the relationship between elephants and humans, especially in southwestern India, where wildlife parks abut coffee plantations. Saturday ﺍAug. 12 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
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Photo Credit: Joe Del Tufo
Friends of the Library Book Sales JULYBRATION SALE
Fri. July 7 & Sat. July 8 10 am to 6 pm
Sun. July 9 & Sun. Aug. 6 12 pm to 3 pm
BEAT THE HEAT SALE Fri. Aug. 4 & Sat. Aug. 5 10 am to 6 pm
Purchase a sack and fill it for $6. Buy 2 sacks get 4 free!
All sales held at Teen Commons: 16160 W. 135th St. 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
Become fluent in a new language at home or on the go with Rosetta Stone. Photo credit orangememories.net.
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 Teen Commons 16160 W. 135 St. Olathe, KS 66062
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. Friday Saturday Sunday
9am - 8:30pm 9am - 6pm 10am - 5pm 1pm - 5pm
Libraries Closed: Tues. July 4 Sun & Mon. Sept. 3 & 4