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Olathe Public Library

Catalog of Events Free Programs & Events for All

January through May 2018


Announcements

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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. 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.

Coming Summer 2018 Libraries Rock! A summer reading program for all ages.


Friends of the Olathe Public Library

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Saturday, April 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm Indian Creek Community Church Details to come at www.olathelibrary.org/friends

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Children Storytimes WEEKLY STORYTIMES RUN JANUARY 22 — APRIL 26. No storytimes March 12 - 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. 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. 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.

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. Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek FAMILY & DAYCARE STORYTIME Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays geared towards preschoolers. If you are bringing a daycare group, please call ahead to ensure space. Duration: 30 minutes. Tickets will be handed out beginning 15 minutes before for families. For 3 to 5-year-olds and their families . Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ 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. Fridays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 26; Feb. 23; March 23; April 27; May 11 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Stagecoach Park* *Adjacent to OCC at 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.


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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

Brrr! It’s Cold Outside Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 9 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 18 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Spring has Sprung! Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 3 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:00 am ‫ 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. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x

JANUARY 24 THROUGH APRIL 25

No program March 14 during Spring Break.

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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 26 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 15 Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 23 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 12 Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 23 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 12 Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 27 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 16

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


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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. Duration: 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 2 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 2 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 6 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬May 4 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek MINI MAKERS R What will you make? Join us in learning more about the world through making and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics). Duration: about an hour. For ages 3 to 5 + a caregiver. x

Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 16 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 5 Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 30 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 19 BASEBALL AT THE LIBRARY Join us at the library for baseball-themed early literacy activities. Siblings are welcome. For 3 to 5-year-olds. x

Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 24 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬March 31 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown SING-ALONG FUN Come ready to sing and make music with Miss Lisa and Mr. Gregg and have a guitar-strumming good time! Parents and siblings are welcome. Duration: about 30 minutes. For 3 to 5-year-olds. x

Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 13 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

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

TAPE TOWN (WITH PREHISTORIC TIME TUNNEL) 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 new this session a time tunnel to a prehistoric world of dinosaurs! 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

Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 5 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ﺍ‬ Indian Creek


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CREATIVE BABIES 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: Musical Baby Join us for some musical fun while we explore instruments, rhythm, and songs. Monday ‫ ﺍ‬April 30 ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 23 Week 2: Artsy Baby Bring baby to create art right in time for Mother’s Day. Dress for mess! Monday ‫ ﺍ‬May 7 ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 30 Week 3: Playful Baby Learn and play together with our skill building stations

Monday ‫ ﺍ‬May 14 ‫ ﺍ‬10:15 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins May 7

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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 3; April 7; May 5 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

MODEL RAILROAD DISPLAY All aboard! Come see an operating model railroad. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the display and model railroading. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 10 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 11 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 12 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 13 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 5:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Sunday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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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. Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 5; March 5; April 2; May 7 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb.. 19; March 19; April 16; May 21 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

BONDING WITH BOARD GAMES Bring the whole family and learn how to play Euro-style board games that emphasize strategy and downplay luck and conflict. Playing these games as a family can create a positive environment for communication to happen and relationships to grow. Taught by Denise Dias from the K-State Extension Office. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 17 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 21 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek FAMILY GAME NIGHT Bring your family and try a variety of different games. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 22 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek VALENTINE FACTORY Make a valentine for someone special! Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 8 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 9 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am to 10:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

CREATE YOUR OWN ERIC CARLE INSPIRED ART The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Mixed-Up Chameleon, and more! Take inspiration from Eric Carle’s illustrations and create your own tissue paper collage art. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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All Ages SPRING BREAK MOVIE Join us for a showing of Captain Underpants (rated PG, 90 minutes). Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to program. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 13 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown & Indian Creek SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING Cookies and frosting and sprinkles—oh my! It’s time to decorate cookies. Come to the library and have a treat during spring break. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Friday ‫ ﺍ‬March 16 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (D.E.A.R.) AT THE LIBRARY April is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Month. Celebrate author Beverly Cleary’s birthday on April 12 by dropping everything, and finding a cozy place to read in the library. Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 12 ‫ ﺍ‬11:00 am to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown UNBIRTHDAY PARTY A very merry unbirthday to you! We’re celebrating everyone’s and no one’s birthday with activities and games. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 21 ‫ ﺍ‬10:30 am to 12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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LEGO® CLUBS 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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 17 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 2 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 21 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 29 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 21 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 26 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 18 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 2 Evening LEGO® Club Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 11 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Jan. 2 Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 8 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Jan. 29 Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 8 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Feb. 26 Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 12 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 2

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: 1 hour. For 1st – 5th graders. Board Games Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 31 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 22 Paper Circuits Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 28 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 19 UV Beads Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 28 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 19 Maker Mash-up Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 16

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


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Elementary PET ROCKS ROCK! R Turn an ordinary rock into an extraordinary pet! Adopt and decorate your new pet and then listen to a few stories before bringing it home in a custom carrier. We will be using paint so dress accordingly! Duration: about 45 minutes. For 1st – 5th graders.

Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 6 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 7 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration for both dates begins Jan. 29 MINI MOCK CALDECOTT R Do you love picture books? Want to vote on your favorite? Join us as we discuss the best picture books of 2017 and decide which one we think should win the Caldecott Award. Duration: about 90 minutes. For 1st – 5th graders. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 7 ‫ ﺍ‬4:15 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 29 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. Green Screen Animation Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 15 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 5 Coding with Minecraft, Moana & More Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 5 ‫ ﺍ‬4:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 26

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SPRING BREAKOUT AT THE LIBRARY Are you ready for a challenge? It’s a breakout box at the library! Break the codes to open the locks, then solve the puzzles and win a prize! Duration: about an hour. For 3rd – 5th graders. Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬March 15 ‫ ﺍ‬2:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins March 5 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Visit the Children’s Desk and pick up a FREE comic book to keep! OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬May 5 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am until supplies run out ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 24 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Jan. 15

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HOMESCHOOL LEGO® FREE BUILD We’ll introduce a different theme or challenge and then turn you loose on the library’s LEGO® collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. For ages 5 to 11 (K– 5th graders). Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 28 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Feb. 19 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 28 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins March 19 Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 16

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HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: SECRET CODES Can you break the code? We’ll talk about the history of secret codes and then learn some simple ciphers that can be used to encode and decode messages. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. For ages 6 to 11 (1st – 5th graders). x

Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 11 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 2


Free meals for kids 18 & under.

Meet & Eat Afterschool & Homework Help January 4 - May 18 Olathe Downtown: Monday – Friday 4 pm to 5 pm (Meals) & 4 pm to 6 pm (Homework Help) Olathe Indian Creek: Wednesday – Friday 4 pm to 5 pm (Meals) & 4 pm to 6 pm (Homework Help) If the Olathe School District is not in session, there will be no afterschool program but join us for:

Meet & Eat Lunch & Fun Olathe Downtown & Olathe Indian Creek Lunches: 1/2, 1/3, 1/15, 1/16, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/19, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/19, 4/13 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.


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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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 2; Feb. 6; Mar. 6; April 3; May 1 ‫ﺍ‬ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 23; Feb. 27; Mar. 27; April 24; May 22 ‫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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 4; Jan. 18; Feb. 1; Feb. 15; Mar. 1; Mar. 15; April 5; April 19; May 3; May 17 ‫ﺍ‬ 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons

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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 9; Feb. 13; Mar. 13; April 10; May 8 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 16; Feb. 20; Mar. 20; April 17; May 15 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek TEEN HOMESCHOOL HANGOUT Homeschoolers, meet up with friends and enjoy a snack. Different activities will take place at each meetup. Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 11; Feb. 8; Mar. 8; April 12 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons

MAGIC THE GATHERING CLUB Get together with other Magic the Gathering players, play the popular card game and hang out! Bring your own deck or use our cards. Don’t know how to play? Don’t worry! We’ll get you started! Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 11; Jan 25; Feb. 8; Feb. 22; Mar. 8; Mar. 22; April 12; April 26; May 10; May 24 ‫ﺍ‬ 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons


Teens (6th - 12th grades) Meet-ups & Gaming TABLETOP GAME NIGHT Game nights aren’t just for Monopoly anymore. Tabletop games are an awesome way to unplug and have a great time with your friends! Bring your own or play one of ours.

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

Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 30 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek FANDOM NIGHT Calling fans of all kinds! Get together and geek out with other fans. Share your favorite fandom, learn about new ones, and cosplay as your favorite character! Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 29 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons 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 ‫ ﺍ‬April 13 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm to 8:30 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 an adult. Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 5; March 5; April 2; May 7 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb.. 19; March 19; April 16; May 21 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek


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Please check beginning registration dates. TEEN MAKER MEET-UP Register in person, by phone or online at Calling all teen artists, crafters, & makers. www.olathelibrary.org/events. Share your skills and interests with other DIYers. Bring a project you are currently working on or one you recently completed. Explore others’ projects and be ready to share any challenges or successes you’ve had. All skill levels are welcomed. x

Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 8 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons 3D PEN & BUTTON MAKER WORKSHOP R Learn how to use the 3D pens and button maker and make a small creation and button to take home. x

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3: PROGRAMMING ROBOTS Discover the world of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics. Learn how to program your robot and control the motors and sensors. Experiment with the programming software and see what your robot can do! x

Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 15 ‫ ﺍ‬1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons * Registration begins Mar. 1

Volunteer at the library! Opportunities for teens include assisting with Meet & Eat, helping kids in k— 10th grade with homework or serving as a teen ambassador representing the library at events and helping with programs.

Details and applications can be found at olathelibrary.org/teens


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Babysitting SAFE SITTER ® ESSENTIALS BABYSITTING & CPR 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. 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, drink and completed Student Information Form and Student Contract to class. Please arrive between 9:45 & 9:55 AM. x

Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 13 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins Jan. 6 Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 20 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Jan. 13 Monday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 19 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons * Registration begins Feb. 12 Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 24 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Feb. 17

Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 14 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Teen Commons * Registration begins Mar. 7 Monday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 19 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins Mar. 12 Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 14 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins April 7 Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 28 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown * Registration begins April 21

And more… TEEN EXAM CRAM SURVIVAL R Make it through finals with distraction-free study zones and spaces to study with friends. We’ll provide snacks. We will also have some stress-busting activities going on, such as yoga. x

Monday ‫ ﺍ‬May 21 ‫ ﺍ‬3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Study) and 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Yoga) ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 22 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Yoga) and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Study) ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek * Registration begins May 2 for yoga. Study sessions don’t require registration. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Visit the Information Desk and pick up a FREE comic book to keep! OPL thanks our partner, Elite Comics in Overland Park, for procuring our free comics. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬May 5 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am until supplies run out ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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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. Book Munch for Breakfast Bunch Second Saturdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 13; Feb. 10; Mar. 10; April 14; May 12 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 10:30 am ‫ﺍ‬ Sweet Tee’s Coffee Shop: 2063 E. Santa Fe Book Munch for Lunch Bunch Third Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 17; Feb. 21; Mar. 21; April 18; May 16 ‫ ﺍ‬11:30 am to 1:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Sunflower Café: County Admin Building: 111. S. Cherry Book Munch After Hours First Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 4; Feb. 1; Mar. 1; April 5; May 3 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Perkin’s Restaurant: 1828 E. Santa Fe

Genealogy FAMILY HISTORY 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. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 19 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 17 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 16 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am to 12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 21 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Enrichment VALENTINE’S MURDER MYSTERY Handsome local actor Austin Jane is found stabbed in the heart, just before the final rehearsal of a romantic Valentine’s Day play at the library. Search the library for clues, listen to suspects’ statements, and solve the murder. Was it Holly, the young starlet; Bea, the director of the play and Austin’s soon-to-be ex-wife; Justin, the lovelorn stage manager; Hugh, the jealous supporting actor; or Anita, the usher and Austin’s high school sweetheart? All had a motive: help us find who murdered for love! Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 9 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek BONDING WITH BOARD GAMES Bring the whole family and learn how to play Euro-style board games that emphasize strategy and downplay luck and conflict. Playing these games as a family can create a positive environment for communication to happen and relationships to grow. Taught by Denise Dias from the K-State Extension Office. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 17 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 21 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek POESÍA Y RELATOS CORTOS (POETRY AND SHORT STORIES) WITH THE LATINO WRITERS COLLECTIVE Latino Writers Collective (LWC) members will share their Spanish-language work and sign copies of their new book Corazón Y Lengua Peregrina: Poesía Y Narrativa. Program is in Spanish only. Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬April 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown


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Create HAND CROSS-STITCH WORKSHOP R Master cross-stitch basics with a project that you can hang on your wall. With one-on-one guided instruction, you’ll be stitching like a pro by the end of the workshop! All materials provided, including a full thread bar. Duration: 2 hours.

Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 9 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Monday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 12 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 13 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 12 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek HAND EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP R Experienced stitchers are welcome as well as those who have never threaded a needle. With one-onone 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. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 17 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 21 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 21 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 18 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown SEWING STUDIO: INTRODUCTION R Learn about sewing essentials and how to use the sewing machine, embroidery machine and serger. An overview of each machine will be provided with time for hands on experience. Materials included. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 10 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 14 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 14 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 11 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

SEWING STUDIO: PIN CUSHION PROJECT R Make a pin cushion for yourself or as a gift for your favorite seamstress. Pin cushions are so quick and easy you’ll want to make lots of them! Must know sewing machine basics. Materials included. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 24 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 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.


Adults Create SEWING STUDIO: PILLOW PROJECT R Learn to use the overlock machine’s gathering foot to create a pillow. Must know sewing machine basics. Materials included. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 28 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown SEWING STUDIO: MAKE & TAKE TOTE BAG R All sizes, all varieties, all purposes, everyone has a use for a tote. Must know sewing machine basics. Materials included. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬March 28 ‫ ﺍ‬6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown SEWING STUDIO: ONE-YARD R PROJECT WONDERS There are so many sewing projects you can do with just one yard of material Make one of your own one-yard wonders in this class. Must know sewing machine basics. Materials included. Duration: 2 hours. Wednesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 25 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown

20 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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 13 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 9 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Saturday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 10 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Friday ‫ ﺍ‬April 13 ‫ ﺍ‬9:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown WRITE YOUR LIFE: MEMOIR WRITING R WORKSHOP SERIES Ever feel like writing down the stories you tell? Or maybe recording the stories of friends or family? If so, join us for a memoir writing workshop 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. Please plan to attend all five sessions. Indian Creek series includes a chance to create audio/video recordings of selected stories for participants to keep. Duration: 2 hours each session. 5 week series: Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 7 - Mar. 7 ‫ﺍ‬ 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Registration ends January 31. 5 week series: Sundays ‫ ﺍ‬April 8 - May 6 ‫ﺍ‬ 1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek for first four sessions and Downtown for last session Registration ends March 31.


MLK Jr. Day of Service: Monday, January 15 Day of Service from 10 am – 5 pm at Olathe Downtown Participate in service projects for local nonprofits. Blood Drive from 1 pm – 7 pm at Indian Creek Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org. Food Drive for Harvesters Bring nonperishables to either library from January 15 to February 19. “View from the Mountaintop” Display Student finalist’s work in essays, poems, artwork and multimedia projects on display from January 15 – February 19 at Olathe Downtown.


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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. Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 9; Feb. 6; March 6; April 10; May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬9:30 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 25; Feb. 22; Mar. 29; April 19; May 10 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00pm to 3:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

Community COFFEE & CONVERSATION The library invites both those experiencing homelessness and those interested in social justice to join library staff for coffee, refreshments and conversation. First Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 3; Feb. 7; Mar. 7; April 4. ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 11:30 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER FAIR Interested in volunteering locally? Drop by and visit with local organizations and receive information in order to match your interests and talents with a volunteer opportunity. Friday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 2 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

Job Help JOB HELP WITH THE WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP The Workforce Partnership will help job seekers with job-specific resume writing, interview skills and other services. Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 3; Feb. 7 ; Mar. 7; April 4; May 2 ‫ﺍ‬ 10:00 am to 11:00 am ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Wednesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 3; Feb. 7 ; Mar. 7; April 4; May 2 ‫ﺍ‬ 11:30 am to 12:30 am ‫ 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.


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Adults 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 ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 22; Feb. 26; Mar. 26; April 23 ‫ ﺍ‬10:00 am to 12:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Mondays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 8; Feb. 12; Mar. 12; April 9; May 14 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 3:00Rpm ‫ 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 jhentzler@kansasappleseed.org. See this list of documents you may need to complete your application: http://tiny.cc/SNAPDocs. Fourth Saturdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 27 & April 28 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Fourth Saturdays ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 24 & Mar. 24; ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm to 5:00 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. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 30 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 1 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬April 24 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬April 26 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek 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 ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 13 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 15 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬1:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown Thursday ‫ ﺍ‬May 3 ‫ 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 martham@eckaaa.org


Friends of the Library Book Sales SWEETHEART OF A DEAL SALE

FRIENDS PREVIEW SALE

Fri. Feb. 9 & Sat. Feb. 10 10 am to 6 pm

Sat. May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm

SUMMER READING SALE

SACK SALES

Tues. May 29: 10 am to 6 pm Wed. May 30: 10 am to 12:30 pm

Shop early with your 2018 OPL Friends Membership. Memberships start as little as $7 and can be purchased at the library or during the sale.

Sun. Feb. 11: 12 pm to 3 pm Wed. May 30: 1 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


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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. First Tuesdays ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 2; Feb. 6; Mar. 6; April 3; May 1 ‫ ﺍ‬6:30 pm to 8:15 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Downtown OLD-TIME MUSIC & COWBOY SONGS WITH BOB BOVEE Bob Bovee, a Nebraska native, grew up in a musical family. He learned many of the western songs and railroad tunes he sings from his grandmother. Bovee is renowned for his authentic cowboy songs and humorous tunes, as well as his fine guitar work and harmonica playing. He will make you want to jump on your horse and ride into the sunset! Sunday ‫ ﺍ‬Jan. 21 ‫ ﺍ‬4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek DAVID AMRAM: A MUSICAL LIFE Local author and radio personality Chuck Haddix will interview David Amram about his life and his ties to the Kansas City music scene. Amram will close the evening playing some his own compositions along with music by Kansas City greats Charlie Parker (who mentored Amram in 1952), Lester Young and Count Basie. Local musicians Victor & Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra will join Amram. David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber works and collaborated with authors, musicians, playwrights, film directors and poets including Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller and W.H. Auden. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Feb. 13 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 9:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Olathe Downtown


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THE A. J. YOUNG TRIO A.J. Young started his musical career as a rapper, but he soon picked up an acoustic guitar and became fascinated with crafting songs. Young opened for The Fray at Starlight Theater in 2014, won first place in Drake’s Artist on the Verge competition in 2012, and first place in the Sing Like John Mayer contest in 2010. He recently released his first EP, Into the Wild. Guitarist Javon Goodman and Jacob Romer, on bass, join Young for his library performance. Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬Mar. 20 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek R

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SONGS THAT TELL A TALE: SPARKY & RHONDA RUCKER Sparky Rucker, who has performed for more than 40 years, is an internationally recognized folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller and author. He plays fingerstyle and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo and spoons. Rhonda Rucker, a musician, children's author, storyteller and songwriter, plays blues-style harmonica, piano, old-time banjo and bones. The duo has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., as well as on NPR's On Point, Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and Morning Edition. Monday ‫ ﺍ‬April 9 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

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AN EXPERIMENTAL EVENING WITH THE CALVIN ARSENIA TRIO Olathe native Calvin Arsenia cultivated his musical skills in Olathe, but truly expanded his musical boundaries in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he lived for nearly two years. This globetrotting harpist/ singer/songwriter may be best known for his local anthem, “Kansas City Baby.” Tuesday ‫ ﺍ‬May 15 ‫ ﺍ‬7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ‫ ﺍ‬Indian Creek

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a dance fundraiser benefitting the library’s summer reading program for children.

6635 W. 151 St., in Stanley

Appetizers included Cash bar available Tickets are $25 at the door


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: Mon. Jan 1 Sun. April 1 Sun. & Mon. May 27 & 28

www.olathelibrary.org

Olathe Public Library Catalog of Events Winter/Spring 2018  
Olathe Public Library Catalog of Events Winter/Spring 2018  

Programs and events for all ages January - May 2018