Olathe Public Library
Catalog of Events Free Programs & Events for All
June through August 2018
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. Unless otherwise noted, 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.
Library Night at the K Tuesday, July 24 at 7:15 pm at Kauffman Stadium Join the Olathe Public Library and other Metro libraries for a night of baseball! Details to come at olathelibrary.org/royals
Pick up a reading log, keep track of what you read this summer and get a free book. May 21 - August 10.
Register and keep track of your reading online for a chance to win prizes. May 21 - August 18. Get started at www.olathelibrary.org/librariesrock
Donâ€™t let the kids have all the fun this summer! Earn entries into prize drawings by reading, writing reviews, attending programs and more. Participate online or pick up a flyer in the library. May 21 - August 18. Get started at www.olathelibrary.org/librariesrock Tuesday, May 29 from 10 am to 11:30 am at Frontier Park (Black Bob & Indian Creek Pkwy.) Join us for activities and games and pick up your reading logs! In case of rain, Kick-off will be cancelled.
Children Storytimes WEEKLY STORYTIMES RUN JUNE 4 – JULY 26. No storytimes on July 4. 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 the program.
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 starting 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.
Mondays ﺍ4:15 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesdays ﺍ9:30 am ﺍDowntown 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 the program. Mondays ﺍ4:45 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesdays ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown
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. 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. x
Tuesdays ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Birth to Pre-K RAISING A READER Drop-in for a stealth literacy playdate in our meeting room on Wednesdays! Our educational toys, puzzles and books will help increase your children’s “pre-reading” skills. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
JUNE 6 THROUGH JULY 25
No Raising a Reader on July 4.
Wednesdays ﺍ9:15 am to 10:15 am ﺍIndian Creek PAPER BAG PUPPETS Bring your imagination and create your own paper bag puppet. For ages 5 and under + a caregiver. x
Friday ﺍJune 8 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍJune 15 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek MUSIC & MOVEMENT R Music can help prepare your preschooler to read. Rhyming, rhythm, and songs are all great language development activities, and they’re fun! Join us for stories, songs, and parachute fun. Duration: 30 minutes. x
Friday ﺍJuly 13 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown Friday ﺍJuly 20 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek * Registration for both dates begins July 6
All Ages 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! x
Fridays ﺍJune 1 - Aug. 10 ﺍAll day ﺍBoth libraries 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 are provided by Pets for Life, Inc. Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Saturdays ﺍJune 2; July 7; Aug. 4 ﺍ1:30 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 an adult. Mondays ﺍJune 4; July 2; Aug. 6 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Mondays ﺍJune 18; July 16; Aug. 20 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek DROP-IN GROUP ART PROJECT Let’s make art! Drop in and help create a collaborative piece of artwork to be displayed in the Children’s Department. Dress for a mess. Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday ﺍJune 6 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries BLANKET FORTS AFTER HOURS 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 fort and read together by flashlight. Duration: about an hour. Please arrive at the library by 7:00 pm to be admitted to this program. Once inside, participants may not leave and re-enter. Friday ﺍJuly 6 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 29 CLASSIC FUN & MUSIC CRAFTS Make a tambourine and shake it to the music. Or craft an old-fashioned “paper spinner” that creates new colors and shapes as it spins! Kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday ﺍAug. 1 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍAug. 8 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Big Programs at the Mill Creek Campus (across the street from the Downtown Library) These programs are designed for 1st through 5th graders but parents and siblings are welcome. Space is limited and tickets will be handed out starting at 1:45 pm on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is on the floor and no chairs, food or drink allowed. FAMILY DANCE PARTY Put on your dancing shoes, grab your family and come party with us. From the “Chicken Dance” to the “Cha-Cha Slide” and everything in between, we like to “move it, move it” so come join us! Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. Wednesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍMill Creek Campus (300 E. Loula) LIBRARIES ROCK WITH AARON FOWLER! We’ll end the summer on a high note with a rockin’ performance by musician Aaron Fowler. You may also bring along your summer reading log and pick out your free book after the program. We’ll have a great selection to choose from. Be there or be square! Wednesday ﺍJuly 25 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍMill Creek Campus (300 E. Loula)
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 starting 30 minutes before the movie begins. The Incredibles (PG 115 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 4 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Wonder (PG 113 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 11 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Charlotte’s Web - 1973 (G 94 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 18 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Paddington 2 (PG 104 mins.) Monday ﺍJune 25 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
Early Man (PG 89 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 2 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Marry Poppins (G 139 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 9 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Coco (PG 105 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 16 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Annie - 2000 (PG 90 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 23 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Ferdinand (PG 108 mins.) Monday ﺍJuly 30 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G 100 mins.) Monday ﺍAug. 6 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG 101 mins.) Monday ﺍAug. 13 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍBoth libraries
Children Elementary BUILD WITH LEGO! Let your imagination run wild with the library’s LEGO collection. For 1st – 5th graders. Parents and siblings are welcome; kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
7 R = Registration required. Please check beginning registration dates. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
Saturday ﺍJune 16 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍJuly 21 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek GOT RHYTHM? R Have you got the beat? Join us as we play several fast-paced and fun musical games. Duration: 45 minutes. For 1st – 5th graders. Tuesday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJune 21 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration for both dates begins June 15 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. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden Wednesday ﺍJuly 18 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍJune 20 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 20 * Registration begins May 29 SCIENCE OF SOUND R Sound, sound, sound, it’s all around us! How do you make different sounds? What does sound look like? Find the answers to these questions and more through various activities! Duration: about an hour. For 1st – 5th graders. Tuesday ﺍJune 26 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJune 28 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration for both dates begins June 22
ROCKIN’ OUT TO BINGO AT THE LIBRARY R B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, and Bingo is its name-o. Come have a rockin’ good time playing Bingo for prizes. Duration: about 45 mins. For 1st – 5th graders. Tuesday ﺍJuly 10 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJuly 12 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration for both dates begins July 6 RELAXING RAINSTICKS R Design a rainstick of your own and enjoy the soothing sound of rainfall anytime. Duration: about 45 mins. For 1st – 5th graders. Tuesday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJuly 19 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown * Registration for both dates begins July 13 HARRY POTTER CRAFTS Do you love all things Harry Potter? Join us at this drop-in craft program to make a Harry Potter bookmark and your very own pair of spectrespecs! For 1st – 5th graders. The crafts are geared towards 1st-5th graders, but parents and siblings are welcome. Tuesday ﺍJuly 24 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍJuly 26 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown BUILD WITH KEVA! 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. For 1st – 5th graders. Parents and siblings are welcome; kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesday ﺍAug. 1 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesday ﺍAug. 8 ﺍ2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ﺍDowntown
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 online and in the library beginning May 21. For kids entering 1st – 5th grade. Deadline for entries is June 30. Winner will be announced July 16; bookmarks will be available July 23.
Friday, May 25 Monday - Thursday: May 29 - August 15th 11 AM - 12:30 PM Olathe Downtown & Indian Creek (No meal on July 4)
Free meals for kids 18 & under
Meals are only for those 18 and under but adults may accompany children. Kindergartners and younger must be supervised. Meals must be consumed on-site.
Equal opportunity provider. Sponsored by Harvesters Community Food Network, Whole Foods of Olathe, Friends of the Library and Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund.
Free Community Lunch for ALL ages Every Friday June 1 - August 10 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Olathe Downtown & Indian Creek
Presented in part by the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund and Whole Foods of Olathe.
Teens (6th - 12th grades) Meet-ups & Gaming 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 7; July 5; July 19; Aug. 16 ﺍ4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍ Teen Commons
10 Find Musical Froggy Fridays June 1 - August 10 Froggy will be hiding each Friday. Find him and you’ll get a small prize. Look for Froggy in Olathe Downtown’s teen area and in Indian Creek’s teen and adult area.
ANIME FESTIVAL Let’s celebrate all things Otaku! Join us for an afternoon of manga and anime-themed activities, including anime viewing, a manga swap, contests and cosplay. We’ll serve Japanese snacks and candy sushi. Thursday ﺍJune 21 ﺍ1:00 pm to 7:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons GAMING CLUB Play Minecraft with your friends, have a Smash Brothers tournament or challenge a partner with One Two Switch! (Yes, we have a Nintendo Switch!) Tuesdays ﺍJune 12; July 10; Aug. 14 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍDowntown Tuesdays ﺍJune 19; July 17; Aug. 21 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB & HANGOUT 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! Or just come to hang out, play video games and have a snack in Teen Common’s lounge area. Thursdays ﺍJune 14; June 28; July 12; July 26; Aug. 9; Aug. 23 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons 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 5; July 3; Aug. 7 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Tuesdays ﺍJune 26; July 24 ﺍ4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ﺍDowntown 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 ﺍJune 4; July 2; Aug.6 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍDowntown Mondays ﺍJune 18; July 16; Aug. 20 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Kick-off the teen summer reading program with local garage bands. Cheer on and vote for your favorite bands as they "battle it out" for the chance to host our End of Summer SongFest event. Bring your blankets and sunscreen for these outdoor events. If youâ€™re in a band and would like to participate in the Battle of the Bands, visit olathelibrary.org/teens. Friday, June 1 7 pm to 9 pm Olathe Community Center Terrace Friday, August 17 7 pm to 9 pm Olathe Community Center Terrace
Teens (6th - 12th grades) Create MAKER TUESDAYS R Unleash your imagination in our Makerspace. For more details about each individual activities, visit the event’s registration page. Duration: Varies. Sewing 101 Tuesday ﺍJune 5 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Sew a Drawstring Bag Tuesday ﺍJune 12 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown Duct Tape & CD Art Tuesday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown 3D Pens & Button Maker Tuesday ﺍJune 26 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown 3D Pens & Button Maker Tuesday ﺍJuly 10 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Silhouette Cameo for Beginners Tuesday ﺍJuly 31 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Rockin’ Leather Fashion Accessories Tuesday ﺍAug. 7 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown 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. Duration: 2 hours. DIY Slime Thursday ﺍJune 7 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Programming Robots Thursday ﺍJune 14 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons Olathe Rocks & Rock Candy Thursday ﺍJune 28 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons Tie Dye & Reverse Tie Dye Thursday ﺍJuly 12 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Programming Robots Thursday ﺍAug. 9 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons
12 R = Registration required. Unless otherwise noted: Registration for Teen June programs begins 5/18. Registration for Teen July programs begins 6/18. Registration for Teen August programs begins 7/18. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
“DON’T FRET” PAINTING EVENT R Let your inner artist flow! Paint a colorful guitar on canvas with help from Pinot's Palette of Olathe. All skills welcome. Duration: 2 hours. Monday ﺍJuly 30 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons SCREEN PRINTING 101 R Make fine art screen prints to produce your own t-shirts! Design your own screens to make your print drawings and learn about the history of screen-printing from Ancient China to pop artists like Andy Warhol. Taught by artist Jackie Niekamp, instructor with Kansas City Young Audiences. Duration: 2 hours. Monday ﺍAug. 6 ﺍ1:30 pm ﺍTeen Commons
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
SAFE SITTER ® ESSENTIALS BABYSITTING & CPR 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 receive 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
Tuesday ﺍJune 5 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins May 29 Wednesday ﺍJune 13 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins June 6 Tuesday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 12 Wednesday ﺍJune 27 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins June 20 Tuesday ﺍJuly 3 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins June 26 Wednesday ﺍJuly 11 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins July 3
Tuesday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins July 10 Wednesday ﺍJuly 25 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins July 18 Tuesday ﺍJuly 31 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins July 24 Wednesday ﺍAug. 8 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍTeen Commons * Registration begins Aug. 1 Tuesday ﺍAug. 14 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown * Registration begins Aug. 7
Volunteer at the library! Help the library ROCK this summer by volunteering! Sign up to become a Teen Summer Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of others. Help with the Meet & Eat Lunch Program, get your hands dirty in the garden to help feed the needy, work the Teen Summer Reading Desk or assist with gaming and technology programs. You’ll learn how the library operates, meet new people, earn service hours and gain valuable experience. The Teen Summer Volunteer Program is open to teens entering 6-12th grade in the fall.
Details and applications available at olathelibrary.org/teenvolunteer
Teens (6th - 12th grades) And more… R
TEEN YOGA This basic level yoga session is designed especially for teens. Certified instructor Joanne Rizer of Surya Yoga will help you relax and get in some exercise. Duration: 1 hour.
14 R = Registration required. Unless otherwise noted: Registration for Teen June programs begins 5/18. Registration for Teen July programs begins 6/18. Registration for Teen August programs begins 7/18. Register in person, by phone or online at www.olathelibrary.org/events.
Friday ﺍJune 1; July 6; Aug. 3 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Friday ﺍJune 15; July 20 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown 4-H GARDENING SPIN CLUB R Help grow vegetables and herbs while learnong about all aspects of gardening, including how to select plants, harvest and use your crops. Club meets weekly. Register once for all sessions. This 4-H Special Interest Club (SPIN) is open to all teens and not just 4-H club members. Duration: 2 hours. Mondays ﺍ5 sessions: June 4; June 11; June 18; June 25; July 2 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown BEGINNER UKULELE WORKSHOP R The ukulele is a simple and fun instrument to play. Learn how to play or refresh your skills with instructor Lyra Pherigo. Duration: 1 hour.
Wednesday ﺍJune 6; July 18 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown Wednesday ﺍJune 20; July 25 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Wednesday ﺍAug. 1 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons
Teens (6th - 12th grades)
And more… BOREDOM BUSTER FRIDAYS R Each session features a different activity to cure summer boredom. For more details about individual activities, visit the event’s registration page. Duration: 2 hours. Breakout Escape Room Friday ﺍJune 8 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Pizza Taste-off and Movie Friday ﺍJuly 13 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Super Smash Bros. Tournament Friday ﺍJune 22 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Guitar Pick Punch Friday ﺍJuly 27 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Mug Meals Friday ﺍJune 29 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons
Guitar Hero Tournament Friday ﺍAugust 10 ﺍ2:00 pm ﺍDowntown
4-H GEOLOGY SPIN CLUB R Learn more about rocks, minerals and fossils and discover the types that can be found where we live. By the end of the week you will be able to create your own geology box. This 4-H Special Interest Club (SPIN) is open to all teens and not just 4-H club members. Duration: 2 hr. 30 mins. Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍTeen Commons TALK BOOK TO ME R Love reading and talking about teen books? Join other metro teens at the Plaza Library to discuss the newest books in teen fiction, practice writing reviews and participate in book review writing workshops. Then share your thoughts with publishers, editors and authors during a live stream. You’ll also get a free book! Pizza lunch provided. Duration: 6 hours. See the schedule and register at https:// talkbooktome.splashthat.com. Saturday ﺍAug. 4 ﺍ10:00 am to 4:00 pm ﺍTruman Forum, Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch (4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO)
Love, Simon Film & Panel Discussion The film, Love, Simon, is based on the acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli. Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. Spier hasn’t yet told his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. A panel discussion will follow the film with time for input from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying.
Sunday, June 24 at Olathe Downtown Love, Simon Showing: 1 pm Panel Discussion: 3 pm Presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission and JoCo Q-Space.
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 5; July 3; Aug. 7 ﺍ6:30 pm to 8:15 pm ﺍDowntown MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB Each month a local music lover will share their favorite songs and talk about the music. All genres welcome, vinyl records preferred. Fourth Mondays ﺍJune 25; July 23; Aug. 27 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:15 pm ﺍDowntown CIGAR BOX GUITARS Local blues player, Jason Vivone, will talk about making cigar box guitars and the history of the instrument. Vivone will also share a few songs from “Nicotina,” his cigar-box guitar. Sunday ﺍJune 3 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek CHRIS MECK & THE GUILTY BIRDS Chris Meck, singer, songwriter and guitarist, plays roots-rock with a blues-based style. Bassist and co-vocalist Calandra Ysquierdo and drummer Tom Hudson round out the band. Tuesday ﺍJune 19 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek GRANT PEEPLES: GUITAR-SLINGING POET Grant Peeples singer, songwriter and folk guitarist, is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads. His lyrics can be ruthless and contain both sweeping indictments and hope. His mother finds his songs...disturbing. Parental discretion is advised. Tuesday ﺍJuly 17 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
STAYING UP WITH THE NITE OWLS Alternative/acoustic/folk duo The Nite Owls combine impeccable harmonies with multiple instrument combinations. Expect original tunes as well as covers from The Beatles to Imagine Dragons. Since starting their duo in 2013, Wyatt Brewer and Sarah Lynn have performed at everything from local charities to a showcase for Columbia Records. Tuesday ﺍAug. 21 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Entertainment MIX TAPE TRIVIA Bring your friends for a music trivia night at the library! You can play on stage, game-show style or play from your seat. Individuals and teams welcome. If you’d like to play game-show style, sign-up for one of four spots upon arrival. All team members must be present to sign up. Onlookers encouraged! Tuesday ﺍJuly 31 ﺍ7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek ESCAPE ROOM R In the immortal words of The Animals, “We gotta get out of this place!” Can you escape the storytime room? Gather your friends and test your puzzle-solving skills with the library’s first escape room. Up to 6 people per slot. Please call 913-971-6849 to reserve your spot. Friday ﺍAug. 3 ﺍSlots: 7:00 pm; 8:30 pm; 10:00 pm ﺍDowntown Saturday ﺍAug. 4 ﺍSlots: 10:30 am; 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:30 pm; 6:00 pm; 7:30 pm; 9:00 pm ﺍDowntown Sunday ﺍAug. 5 ﺍSlots: 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:30 pm ﺍDowntown CARD SHARKS Do you like to play cards? Is there a game you’ve been dying to learn — or teach — but you just haven’t had the chance? Let’s pool our knowledge and have fun trying new games or sharing old favorites. Monday ﺍAug. 20 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍDowntown Monday ﺍAug. 27 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍIndian Creek
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.
UPCYCLED T-SHIRT SCARF R What looks great with a concert t-shirt? More t-shirts! Make a fun and fashionable scarf using the equipment in our Downtown Makerspace. Previous sewing experience is advised, but this is a great beginner’s project. Space is limited; materials provided. Duration 1 hr. 30 min. Thursday ﺍJune 14 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown
HEAVY METAL BRACELET Use unexpected materials to make a wrap bracelet with a rock star look. This quick project is great for all levels of crafter, beginner through advanced, and the results look great every time. Duration: 1 hr. Wednesday ﺍJune 27 ﺍ3:00 pm ﺍDowntown ROCK & ROLL MAKERLAB Denim. Leather. CDs. Let the materials inspire you at this drop-in program. Create something uniquely yours from whatever supplies we have available. No set project, no experience required. Thursday ﺍJuly 26 ﺍ4:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek KNITTING 101 R Learn knitting basics and make a bookmark to take home. Needles and yarn for this project will be provided. Take-home materials include a packet of additional resources, patterns and tips for new knitters. Duration: 2 hours. Thursday ﺍAug. 23 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Thursday ﺍAug. 30 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown
CULTIVATE KC URBAN GROWN TOUR KICK-OFF: FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH TOM PHILPOTT Kick off Cultivate KC’s Urban Grown Tour (June 9 & 10) with a reception featuring local foods and beverages and a talk with Tom Philpott, food and agriculture editor for Mother Jones magazine. Tom will discuss both the national and local KC area food system and talk about his forthcoming book on challenges and solutions in the U.S. food system. Please visit www.cultivatekc.org/urbangrowntour to register or learn more about the tour. Wednesday ﺍJune 6 ﺍ6:30 pm to 9:00 pm ﺍMahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site (1200 E. Kansas City Rd.) JAM SESSION Learn how to preserve those delicious summer fruits with this presentation by Chrystal Futrell, K-State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. This is a great skill and a fun hobby that can be enjoyed yearround! Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins. Saturday ﺍJune 9 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍDowntown HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL Join Roberta Freund Schwartz for an evening of rock & roll history. Dr. Schwartz, Director of the Musicology Division at KU, lectures on the history of musical movements such as blues and rock, and has published texts on teaching musicology. Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins. Monday ﺍJune 11 ﺍ6:30 pm ﺍIndian Creek WHEN AMBER WAVES WERE BLUE: THE TIME WHEN AN OCEAN COVERED OUR STATE Paleontologist Mike Everhart will share the unbelievable story of prehistoric Kansas. Everhart Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at Fort Hays State’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History, has authored two Kansas Notable books, Oceans of Kansas – A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea and Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep. His discoveries have been featured on the History and Discovery channels. Duration: 1 hr. Saturday ﺍJune 16 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
NO PLACE LIKE HOME WITH C.J. JANOVY KCUR journalist C. J. Janovy will talk about the experiences that led to her book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. From the University Press of Kansas: “In the American imagination, it is a place LGBT people leave. No Place Like Home is about why they stay.” Books will be available for purchase/signing. Duration: 1 hr. Thursday ﺍJune 28 ﺍ7:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek MEET THE BEATLES! Everyone’s heard of the Beatles, but do you know them like David Thurmaier does? Come learn more R about the Fab Four from this recent Fulbright recipient and Beatles expert. Dr. Thurmaier is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Chair of Composition, Music Theory and Musicology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins. Monday ﺍJuly 16 ﺍ6:30 pm ﺍDowntown ROCK SHOW (AND TELL) If you’re interested in rocks, minerals, or fossils, drop by this open-house style program. Lesliee White-Hartman, member of Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society (KAMPS) and Olathe Gem and Mineral Society, will share specimens from her collection. Bring some of your own treasures to show off to other rock hounds! Saturday ﺍAug. 11 ﺍ2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Music Movie Series
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002, PG, 115 minutes) Morning Movie: Thursday ﺍJune 7 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown Replay: Monday ﺍJune 18 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown x Muscle Beach Party (1964, not rated, 94 minutes) Morning Movie: Thursday ﺍJune 21 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown Replay: Saturday ﺍJune 30 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek Selena (1997, PG, 131 minutes) Morning Movie: Thursday ﺍJuly 5 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown Replay: Monday ﺍJuly 9 ﺍ6:00 pm ﺍDowntown American Graffiti (1973, PG, 110 minutes) Morning Movie: Thursday ﺍJuly 19 ﺍ10:00 am ﺍDowntown Replay: Saturday ﺍJuly 28 ﺍ1:00 pm ﺍIndian Creek
Adults Book Groups
BOOK MUNCH Booklovers, join us for a lively group discussion on a variety of book-related topics, including current reading. There is no commitment to read a particular book. Food available for purchase. Book Munch for Breakfast Bunch Second Saturdays: June 9; July 14; Aug. 11 ﺍ9:00 am to 10:30 am ﺍSweet Tee’s Coffee Shop: 2063 E. Santa Fe Book Munch for Lunch Bunch Third Wednesdays: June 20; July 18; Aug. 15 ﺍ11:30 am to 1:30 pm ﺍSunflower Café: County R Administration Building: 111. S. Cherry Book Munch After Hours First Thursdays: June 7; July 5; Aug. 2 ﺍ6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ﺍPerkin’s Restaurant: 1828 E. Santa Fe
Come chat with our new Adult Programming Librarian and talk about the books you’ve been reading and the music you’ve been listening to this summer, hear about what others are reading and listening to, register for the Summer Reading Program in-person,* make suggestions for future programs and learn about library services. *You can register any time, by paper or online, but we’d love to meet you at a Chat. Plus, there will be snacks!
6/2 from 10 am to 12:30 pm 6/15 from 9 am to 10 am 6/20 from 4 pm to 5 pm 6/30 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm 7/18 from 2 pm to 3 pm 8/1 from 9 am to 10 am 8/18 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm
6/2 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm 6/12 from 9 am to 10 am 6/26 from 7 pm to 8 pm 7/11 from 2 pm to 3 pm 7/30 from 9 am to 10 am 8/10 from 3 pm to 4 pm 8/18 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Did you know that August is Read a Romance Month? Watch for details on this month-long reading challenge to drop on August 1. The challenge will end with a book discussion complete with chocolate feast!
Fall Preview Get a sneak peek of adult fall programming! Refreshments will be served.
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Tuesday, August 14 9 am to 10 am at Olathe Downtown or 2 pm to 3 pm at Indian Creek
Adults 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. Wednesdays ﺍJune 6; Aug. 1 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:30 am ﺍDowntown
JOB HELP WITH THE WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP The Workforce Partnership will help job seekers with job-specific resume writing, interview skills and other services. Wednesdays ﺍJune 6; July 11; Aug. 1 ﺍ10:00 am to 11:00 am ﺍDowntown Wednesdays ﺍJune 6; July 11; Aug. 1 ﺍ11:30 am to 12:30 am ﺍIndian Creek
Health MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE (MIH) STOP Visit the Olathe Fire Department’s MIH Team for mini-medical consultations and blood pressure checks. The paramedic and nurse practitioner team can also connect you to free or reduced-cost medical care and other resources. Mondays ﺍJune 25; July 30; Aug. 27 ﺍ10:00 am to 12:00 pm ﺍDowntown
Friends of the Library Book Sales Summer Reading Sale
Friends Preview Sales
Shop early with your 2018 OPL Friends Membership. Memberships start as little as $7 and can be purchased at the library or at the sale.
Tues. May 29: 10 am to 6 pm Wed. May 30: 10 am to 12:30 pm Fri. & Sat. July 13 & 14: 10 am to 6 pm
Beat the Heat Sale
Fri. & Sat. Aug. 3 & 4: 10 am to 6 pm
Sat. May 26 from 10 am to 3 pm Thurs. Aug. 2 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Wed. May 30: 1 pm to 3 pm Sun. July 15: 12 pm to 3 pm Sun. Aug. 5: 12 pm to 3 pm creditand orangememories.net. PurchasePhoto a sack 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
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: Wed. July 4 Sun. & Mon. Sept. 2 & 3
Free events, programs and classes for all ages. June - August 2018.