Olathe Public Library
Catalog of Events Free Programs & Events for All
August through December 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. 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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OLATHE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
A Taste of Literacy Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm Embassy Suites Hotel
Salon AB, 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
Dinner includes roasted beef tenderloin and Scottish salmon. Cash bar available. Business casual attire suggested. TICKETS $75 EACH WITH $30 TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. For tickets call 913-971-6878 All proceeds support the Olathe Public Library Foundation.
Kicking off in Olathe on Sunday, September 17.
Children Storytimes 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. SEPTEMBER 11 THROUGH NOVEMBER 16 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. SEPTEMBER 11 THROUGH NOVEMBER 16 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. SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH NOVEMBER 16 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. SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH NOVEMBER 14 Tuesdays ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown & Indian Creek 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. Fridays ﺍAug. 25; Sept. 22; Oct. 27; Nov. 17 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍStagecoach Park* *Adjacent to OCC at 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.
PAJAMA STORYTIME Put on your pajamas, grab your blanket and a stuffed friend, and head to the library for bedtime stories. Duration: 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds and their families. Tuesday ﺍDec. 12 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Birth to Pre-K MUSIC WITH MAR. Music with Mar. is an interactive program of music and movement, including rhythm, story, puppets, and a little sign language. Duration: 30 minutes. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
Wednesday ﺍAug. 23 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍAug. 25 ﺍ10:30 am ﺍIndian Creek TAPE TOWN Stop by with your favorite toy car or truck to zoom around our library Tape Town. Make various pit stops along the way to mail a letter at the post office, deposit money at the bank, work out at the gym, and more! Don’t have a toy car? Take one of ours for a test drive! Please limit children to one handheld, non-motorized vehicle. For ages 2 to 6 + a caregiver. x
Friday ﺍSept. 1 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍSept. 7 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍDowntown PLAYDATE AT THE LIBRARY Make new friends at the library! We’ll provide a selection of special toys, puzzles, and activities for kids and their caregivers to enjoy. Drop in. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
Friday ﺍSept. 15 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍDec. 15 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Birth to Pre-K PRESCHOOL CRAFTS Bring your preschooler to the library for craft time! Children may need some assistance to complete the craft. All materials provided. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
Fall is in the Air Tuesday ﺍAug. 29 ﺍ1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍAug. 31 ﺍ10:30 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown Mystery Craft Friday ﺍOct. 6 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Contact Paper Craft Thursday ﺍNov. 9 ﺍ1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek Friday ﺍNov. 17 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown RAISING A READER Grow your child’s “pre-reading” by working on six skills that help children prepare to learn to read. We’ll have the room set with educational toys and books that focus on early literacy skills. Drop-in. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
SEPTEMBER 13 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 Wednesdays ﺍ9:30 am to 11:30 am ﺍIndian Creek 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 finishes 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 ﺍSept. 15 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Sept. 5 Friday ﺍOct. 13 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 2 Friday ﺍNov. 10 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 30 Friday ﺍDec. 8 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Nov. 27
R = Registration required. Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
Birth to Pre-K 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. Drop-in. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. Friday ﺍOct. 6 ﺍ10:30 am ﺍIndian Creek Friday ﺍNov. 3 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍDec. 1 ﺍ10:30 am ﺍIndian Creek BUILDING ZONE Bring your little engineer for some building fun! Using the library’s collection of DUPLO® bricks and KEVA® planks, kids will get their imaginations working while developing their problem solving and fine motor skills. Drop-in. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. Friday ﺍOct. 20 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍDec. 1 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ﺍDowntown BUSY BABIES R Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with an array of fun activities. Duration: about 45 minutes. For newborns to 24 months + a caregiver. Week 1: Babywearing Dance Class Strap, wrap, or just carry your baby on in for a warm-up, fun routine, and cool down. Dress to move! Monday ﺍNov. 27 ﺍ10:15 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Nov. 13 Week 2: Artsy Baby Let baby create fridge-worthy art all while exploring both messy and mess-free supplies. Dress for the mess! Monday ﺍDec. 4 ﺍ10:15 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Nov. 27
Week 3: Baby Musicians Is your baby a budding Beethoven? Join us for some musical fun while we explore instruments, rhythm, and songs. Monday ﺍDec. 11 ﺍ10:15 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Dec. 4 Week 4: Baby Brain Building Learn and play together with our skill building stations Monday ﺍDec. 18 ﺍ10:15 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Dec. 11
All Ages 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. Saturdays ﺍAug. 5; Oct. 7; Nov. 4; Dec. 2 ﺍ 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ﺍIndian 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. Downtown Mondays ﺍAug. 7; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Indian Creek Mondays ﺍAug. 21; Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; Dec. 18 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm PARK, PICNIC & PARTIAL ECLIPSE Pack a picnic from home, grab your lawn chairs and join us in viewing the partial solar eclipse! Participate in eclipse activities, learn a little bit about your future library and see the moon cover 99.47% of the sun at 1:08 pm. The first 100 attendees are guaranteed to receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses. Bottled water and frozen treats will be provided. In case of inclement weather, a live stream of the eclipse will be held at the Indian Creek Library ( 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd.) Monday ﺍAug. 21 ﺍ11:30 am to 1:30 pm ﺍParking lot of future Indian Creek Library (135th and Brougham) WE ARE HAVING A PARTY It’s an Elephant and Piggie party! Drop in and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first Elephant and Piggie book with fun activities and games. Drop-in. Children in kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Saturday ﺍSept. 16 ﺍ1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ﺍDowntown
R = Registration required. Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
All Ages A STAR WARS EVENING AT THE LIBRARY Celebrate Star Wars with crafts, activities, games, and more. Take a photo with members of the 501st Legion! Costumes are encouraged!! Drop-in. Thursday ﺍOct. 19 ﺍ6:00 pm to 7:30 pm ﺍDowntown ROOM ON THE BROOM Join us for some witchy Halloween fun as we read the picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and then watch the Oscar-nominated animated short based on the book. Duration: about 45 minutes. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to program. Friday ﺍOct. 27 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown FOX FRIENDS STORYTIME & CRAFT What does a fox say? He says come to the library to hear some funny fox stories and make a fox friend to take home. Duration: about 45 minutes. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to program. Saturday ﺍOct. 21 ﺍ11:00 am ﺍIndian Creek CAMPOUT AT THE LIBRARY R Gather up your blankets, sheets, and flashlights, and bring the whole family for after-hours fun! We’ll enjoy a snack and stories around the “campfire” and then your family will have time to build a blanket tent and read together by flashlight. Duration: about an hour. For 5th graders and under + a caregiver. Friday ﺍDec. 29 ﺍ5:45 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Dec. 18
Children Elementary AFTERSCHOOL TECH CLUB R Come play with technology at the library. Each month’s program will focus on a different tech tool and toy. Duration: About an hour. For 3rd – 5th graders. Ozobot Monday ﺍSept. 11 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Sept. 5 Green Screen Monday ﺍOct. 9 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 2 Stop Motion Animation Monday ﺍNov. 13 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Nov. 6 MONDAY MISSIONS Drop by Indian Creek each Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt, participate in a life-size board game; the possibilities are sure to keep you guessing. Drop-in. For kids in K - 5th grade, but parents and siblings are welcome. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. SEPTEMBER 11 THROUGH DECEMBER 18 Mondays ﺍ4:30 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek DICE GAMES & DOMINOES R Whether you’ve played before or not, join us for dice games and domino fun! Each program will begin by learning how to play new dice and domino games. Then enjoy playing with friends at the library. Duration: about an hour. For 1st - 5th graders. Tuesday ﺍSept. 12 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Sept. 5 Monday ﺍOct. 16 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 9 Monday ﺍNov. 13 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Nov. 6
9 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 Wednesday ﺍSept. 20 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Sept. 5 Wednesday ﺍOct. 18 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 2 Wednesday ﺍNov. 15 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 30 Evening LEGO® Club Thursday ﺍSept. 14 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Sept. 5 Thursday ﺍOct. 12 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 2 Thursday ﺍNov. 9 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 30
Elementary 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. Comic Strips Wednesday ﺍSept. 27 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Sept. 18 Paper Airplanes Wednesday ﺍOct. 25 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 16 Magnets Wednesday ﺍNov. 29 ﺍ4:30 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Nov. 20 MAKE A MEMORY BOX R Learn about the Santa Fe Trail by listening to excerpts from the American Girl series about Josefina. After listening to the story, learn more about the items traded on the trail and make a memory box for your special memories. This event is part of the Olathe Latino Coalition celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and is presented in conjunction with Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop. Duration: about 45 minutes. For K-5th graders. Thursday ﺍOct. 5 ﺍ4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Tuesday ﺍOct. 10 ﺍ4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration for both dates begins Sept. 25 BOOK VS. MOVIE! THE BFG R Which do you like better? After registering, stop by the Indian Creek Library and pick up your copy of The BFG by Roald Dahl. Read the book, then join us to watch the movie (rated PG, 117 minutes) and be ready to decide the winner: book or movie! Snacks will be provided. Duration: about three hours. For 3rd– 5th graders.
Friday ﺍOct. 20 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 2 LEGO® DESIGN CONTEST R Attention LEGO® enthusiasts! Make something awesome using your own LEGO® (or compatible) bricks and enter your creation into our LEGO® Design Contest for teens. You could win a prize! Complete rules and information will be available at the library and on the library website beginning October 13. For K– 5th graders. See page 14 for information on the teen contest. Saturday ﺍNov. 11 ﺍDrop off: 11:00 am to 12:30; Judging: 12:30 to 2:30; Viewing & Voting: 2:30 to 3:45pm; Awards: 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Community Church: 12480 S. Black Bob Rd. * Registration begins Oct. 30
R = Registration required.
Please check beginning registration dates. HOMESCHOOL LEGO® CLUB R Each session we’ll introduce a different theme, turn Register in person, by phone or online at you loose on the library’s LEGO® collection to build www.olathelibrary.org/events. 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.
Wednesday ﺍSept. 6 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Aug. 28
Wednesday ﺍNov. 1 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 23
HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: FAMILY BUILD WITH KEVA® The whole family is invited to join us for building fun with the library’s KEVA® plank collection. One simple block design, endless construction possibilities—no glue or connectors required! Create buildings, monuments, geometric designs, or crazy contraptions. Duration: about an hour. For ages 5 to 11 (K– 5th graders) & parents and siblings. x
Thursday ﺍOct. 12 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesday ﺍDec. 14 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
United Way Cookout Thursday, October 12 11 am to 1 pm at Olathe Downtown Hot Dogs…………….$2 Brats……………………$3 Pulled Pork………….$3 Chips…………………...$1 Drinks…………………..$1 Treats…………………...$1
Free meals for kids 18 & under.
Meet & Eat Afterschool & Homework Help* September 12 - December 19 Olathe Downtown: Monday â€“ Friday 4 pm to 5 pm (Meals) & 4 pm to 6 pm (Homework Help) Olathe Indian Creek: Wednesday â€“ Friday 4 pm to 5 pm (Meals) & 4 pm to 6 pm (Homework Help) No afterschool sessions: 9/29, 10/13, 10/19,10/20, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24 & 12/25 *Homework Help is provided by high school students and is for 1st through 10th graders.
Meet & Eat Lunch & Fun Olathe Downtown & Olathe Indian Creek Lunches: 9/29, 10/13, 10/19,10/20, 11/22, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/27, 12/28 & 12/29 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Meals) & 1pm to 3 pm (Movie or Games) No lunch sessions: 11/23, 11/24 & 12/25. Equal opportunity provider.
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
13 AFTERNOON RUSH Join other teens to surf the internet, watch movies, play video games or board games. We’ll have refreshments too. Movies rated G to PG-13. Thursdays ﺍSept. 14; Sept. 28; Oct. 12; Oct. 26; Nov. 9 ﺍ3:30 pm to 6:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons
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 ﺍAug. 15; Sept. 5; Sept. 19; Oct. 3; Oct. 17; Nov. 7; Nov. 21; Dec. 5; Dec. 19 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍ Indian 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 ﺍSept. 12; Sept. 26; Oct.10; Oct. 24; Nov. 14; Nov. 28; Dec. 12 ﺍ4:00 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 ﺍAug. 17; Sept. 7; Sept. 21; Oct. 5; Oct. 19; Nov. 2; Nov. 16; Nov. 30; Dec. 21 ﺍ 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons
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 ﺍAug. 7; Oct. 2; Nov. 6; Dec. 4 ﺍ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Indian Creek Mondays ﺍAug. 21; Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; Dec. 18 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
= Registration required.
Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
SAFE SITTER ® BABYSITTING CLASSES 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. 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. Please arrive between 9:45 & 9:55 AM. x
Saturday ﺍSept. 23 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Sept. 16 Friday ﺍSept. 29 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins Sept. 22 Saturday ﺍOct. 14 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Oct. 7 Saturday ﺍOct. 28 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Oct. 21
Saturday ﺍNov. 18 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍIndian Creek * Registration begins Nov. 11 Wednesday ﺍNov. 22 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Nov. 15 Wednesday ﺍDec. 27 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins Dec. 20 Friday ﺍDec. 29 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Dec. 22
LEGO® DESIGN CONTEST Attention LEGO® enthusiasts! Make something awesome using your own LEGO® (or compatible) bricks and enter your creation into our LEGO® Design Contest for teens. You could win a prize! Full details to come on the teen website. Saturday ﺍNov. 11 ﺍDrop off: 11:00 am to 12:30; Judging: 12:30 to 2:30; Viewing & Voting: 2:30 to 3:45pm; Awards: 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Community Church: 12480 S. Black Bob Rd. * Registration begins Oct. 30 PAINT A SNOWMAN R Join other teens and paint a “snowman” masterpiece on canvas with help from Pinot’s Palette of Olathe! All skill levels welcome. Duration: 2 hours. Thursday ﺍDec. 22 ﺍ1 :00 pm ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins Dec. 1
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
And more… OLATHE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION MLK CONTEST – “A VIEW FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP” 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Olathe Public Library along with the Olathe Human Relations Commission will be accepting art and essay entries by Olathe home school students and parochial students in 6 -12th grade who reside in Olathe. The theme for 2017 -18 is “A View from the Mountaintop.” Full details about acceptable media, size, etc., will be available on the library’s website soon.
HAUNTED TEEN COMMONS Are you prepared to be scared? Teen Commons will become a haunted space just for 6-12th graders. The evening will include games and activities. For 6th—9th graders. x
Friday ﺍOct. 27 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins Sept. 29 TEEN EXAM CRAM SURVIVAL Make it through Finals with distraction free study zones and spaces to study with friends. We’ll provide treats, coffee and cocoa. x
Thursday ﺍDec. 14 ﺍ3:30 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons Sunday ﺍDec. 17 ﺍ1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Monday ﺍDec. 18 ﺍ1:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍOlathe Downtown
New volunteer opportunities! Become a teen library ambassador and help with library programs or represent the library at a community event. Or become a teen Meet and Eat volunteer and help afterschool on no school days. Into academics? Become a Homework Helper and help K-10th graders with school assignments.
Apply at olathelibrary.org/teens
Homework? Brainfuse! Live online tutors available daily from 2 pm to 11 pm. All subjects and levels from kindergarten to college. olathelibrary.org/elearning
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 ﺍAug. 12; Sept. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11; Dec. 9 ﺍ9:00 am to 10:30 am ﺍ Sweet Tee’s Coffee Shop: 2063 E. Santa Fe Book Munch for Lunch Bunch Third Wednesdays ﺍAug. 16; Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15; Dec. 20 ﺍ11:30 am to 1:30 pm ﺍSunflower Café: County Admin Building: 111. S. Cherry Book Munch After Hours First Thursdays ﺍAug. 3; Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2; Dec. 7 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 ﺍAug. 18; Sept. 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17 ﺍ9:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Create HAND EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP R Join us for a fun-filled night! Experienced stitchers are welcome as well as those who have never threaded a needle. With one-on-one guided instruction you’ll be stitching like a pro by the end of the workshop! Prepared embroidery patterns and stitching supplies will be available as well as a full thread bar. Duration: 2 hours.
Tuesdays ﺍSept. 12; Oct. 10 ﺍ5:30 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesdays ﺍOct. 25; Nov. 15 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek MACHINE EMBROIDERY R Learn the basics of the Makerspace embroidery sewing machine: how to hoop fabric, thread the machine, choose designs and adjust patterns. Duration: 2 hours. Thursdays ﺍSept. 14; Oct. 12 ﺍ6:30 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. Plus, get a sneak peek at the library’s new serger and embroidery machine. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesdays ﺍSept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown SCAN YOUR HISTORICAL PHOTOS R Save your family photos, slides and negatives and make them look like new using the library’s photo scanners. You can correct fading, spots and color. Bring a flash drive to store your digitized images. Duration: 3 hours. Saturday ﺍSept. 16 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍDowntown
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.
Create WRITE YOUR LIFE: MEMOIR WRITING R WORKSHOP SERIES Everyone has stories. We serve them up like dinner, filling the hearts and minds of our listeners. Ever feel like making a more permanent record of the stories you tell? Or maybe recording the stories of friends or family? If so, join us for a memoir writing workshop series where you’ll learn tips and tricks to refresh old memories and write a compelling story. We’ll cover a different topic each week for four weeks, share and refine our stories. On the fifth week we’ll move to the Makerspace to make audio/video recordings of some of the stories for participants to keep. Duration: 2 hours each. Registration ends September 30. 5 week series: Tuesdays ﺍOct. 3 - Oct. 31 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown CHOOSING AND USING A SERGER R Have you always wanted to sew with a serger? We will discuss serger tips and tricks, maintenance and selection. Great for newbies or those needing a refresher for serger sewing. Taught by Denise Dias, KState Extension Agent. Duration: 90 minutes. Saturday ﺍOct. 14 ﺍ10:30 am ﺍIndian Creek
Job Help JOB HELP FOR MATURE WORKERS The Workforce Partnership will help job seekers 55 and older with job-specific resume writing, interview skills and other services. Wednesday ﺍOct. 4 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍOct. 4 ﺍ11:30 am to 12: 30 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesday ﺍNov. 1 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍNov. 1 ﺍ11:30 am to 12: 30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
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. Drop-in. Tuesdays ﺍSept. 12; Sept. 26; Oct. 24 ﺍ9:30 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown Thursdays ﺍSept. 21; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 ﺍ1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek BEGINNING DOWNLOADABLES: EBOOKS, EAUDIO & EMAGAZINES R Learn how to search, check out and renew eContent. Explore products available from the 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. Saturday ﺍSept. 23 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Tuesday ﺍSept. 26 ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍOct. 18 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Saturday ﺍOct. 21 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍNov. 1 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍNov. 8 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek iPAD BASICS R Get started using your iPad in this hands-on class. Learn about the home screen layout, standard and built-in apps, settings, notifications and alerts, how to use touch and gestures to navigate, how to copy and paste, how to type and how to keep your device clean and charged. Please bring your own device, fully charged with your Apple ID and password for your own use. We will be focusing on iOS 10 but other versions are welcome. Duration: 90 minutes. Registration ends one day before each program. Wednesday ﺍOct. 18 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍNov. 8 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek TECH TASTING Thinking of getting an eReader or purchasing a gift for a loved one? Come “taste test” the technology first! Library staff will demonstrate various eReaders and tablets, answering general and library app-specific questions in an informal setting. Tuesday ﺍNov. 28 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍDec. 7 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Health HEALTH INFORMATION & REFERRAL CLINIC Olathe’s Mobile Integrated Health team brings a nurse practitioner and EMTs to diagnose and treat basic illnesses, prescribe medications and recommend follow-up care. Blood pressure checks and safety information are also available. Drop-in. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mondays ﺍAugust 21; Sept. 18; Oct. 16 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍ Downtown Mondays ﺍSept. 11; Oct. 2; Nov. 6 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE APPLICATION HELP Need food assistance? Get help completing your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application with an advocate from Kansas Appleseed. Walk-ins accepted. One-on-one appointments can be scheduled by contacting Joey Hentzler at 785-764-8230 or email@example.com. See this list of documents you may need to complete your application: http://tiny.cc/SNAPDocs. Fourth Saturdays ﺍSept. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 25; Dec. 23 ﺍ1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ﺍOlathe Downtown WHEN IS MEMORY LOSS DEMENTIA? We’ll learn the signs and symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, treatments and tips for care givers. Learn how your lifestyle influences your memory. Taught by Susan Lopez of the Johnson County Department of Health & Environment. Duration: 90 minutes Thursday ﺍSept. 28 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek NEW TO MEDICARE ENROLLMENT & BENEFITS R 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday ﺍOct. 3 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍOct. 4 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek 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. Thursday ﺍOct. 26 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
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 ﺍSept. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7; Dec. 5 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍDowntown
CELTIC TUNES WITH QRISTINA & QUINN BACHAND Irish Music Award winners and Canadian siblings Qristina & Quinn Bachand describe their music as “a hint of grunge, a dash of noir, a healthy sprinkling of Celtic and a dollop of rootsy goodness.” Regulars at the KC Irish Festival, the duo has performed at major Folk and Celtic Festivals across North America and Europe and has been featured on national and international print, radio and television. Tuesday ﺍAug. 29 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍ Indian Creek
OLD-TIME MUSIC WITH THE MATCHSELLERS Kansas City’s The Matchsellers are known not only for their bluegrass and old-time music, but also for their humor. Andrew Morris & Julie Bates have respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin. The pair has toured Europe and the U.S. and has appeared on local, national and international radio. Tuesday ﺍSept. 19 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek CLASSICS IN THE AFTERNOON: THE GOLDENBERG DUO The world-touring Goldenberg Duo brings classical tunes from around the globe, with an emphasis on compositions from Austria, Finland, Canada and the U.S. Susan Goldenberg, a long-time Kansas City Symphony violinist, and her brother, Bill, a piano professor, have toured throughout four different continents. x
Saturday ﺍOct. 14 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Music DRIVIN’ UP FROM AUSTIN: THE FLYIN’ A’S Husband-and-wife duo Hilary and Stuart Adamson, play original Americana with Texas grit with a sound that is a mix of country, rock, jazz, folk and gospel. Their newest CD, You Drive Me Crazy, is Grammy-nominated. Friday ﺍOct. 20 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek RAD AT THE LIBRARY Radoslav Lorković’s masterful piano and accordion style ranges from elegant classical and jazz to basic R blues, country and soul, with a touch of Zydeco and Tex-Mex. Lorković has released five critically acclaimed solo recordings and joined numerous artists onstage or in the studio. Tuesday ﺍNov. 21 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Community COFFEE & CONVERSATION The library invites both those experiencing homelessness and those interested in social issues to join library staff for coffee, refreshments and conversation. Drop-in. First Wednesdays ﺍSept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown HOMELESS, NOT INVISIBLE: ARTIST SHARON RODRIGUEZ Local artist Sharon Rodriguez speaks about her new book Homeless, not Invisible, a photographic documentary highlighting and exposing the homeless problem in affluent American suburbs by photographing and interviewing displaced individuals in her hometown of Olathe. The book features portraits and stories of 15 of the individuals she met as part of her two-year project. Rodriguez’s Shining the Light on the Homeless of Johnson County gallery exhibit was featured at Indian Creek earlier this year. Books available for purchase for $25. Duration: 2 hours. Thursday ﺍSept. 28 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Friends of the Library Book Sales FALL FESTIVAL SALE Fri. Oct 6 & Sat. Oct. 7 10 am to 5 pm
STOCK UP ON WINTER READING SALE Fri. Dec. 8 & Sat. Dec. 9 10 am to 5 pm
FRIENDS PREVIEW SALE Thurs. Dec. 7 from 5 pm to 8:30 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.
SACK SALES Sun. Oct. 8 & Sun. Dec. 10 12 pm to 3 pm Purchase a sack and fill it for $6. Buy 2 sacks get 4 free! Photo credit orangememories.net.
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
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
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