programs-events

Games Galore!

Yahtzee!  Clue!  Monopoly!  Scrabble!  Battleship!  Chutes and Ladders!  These are just a few of the games you can play at the library during Games Galore!  This is a drop-in program where you can drop by the library and play some games.  We'll provide the games; you provide the playing skills. Bring a friend to play with or maybe make some new friends over a good game.  We are offering Games Galore! at both libraries once a week during June and July.  Here is the schedule of times and locations:

          Downtown Library
          Every Saturday, June 3 - July 29
          2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Indian Creek Library
Every Wednesday, June 7 - July 26
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


 

Awesome Birds

Our summer reading program was "for the birds" on Wednesday with an awesome program featuring the amazing birds of Wings of Love.  Parrots, cocatoos, owls, and more!  Rachael and Tierra introduced us to a variety of winged creatures who displayed their beauty and talent.  From riding a bicycle and playing basketball to saying such things as "hello" and "I love you," these birds kept us laughing all the way.  Informative and entertaining, it was a great first "big" program for the summer.  Click the pictures below for a closer look at the "Awesome Birds."

Our next big program at Indian Creek Community Church will be on Wednesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. It will feature acclaimed author/illustrator Daniel Miyares.  Don't miss this great opportunity to meet Mr. Miyares in person and learn about the creative process behind his wonderful picture books!

          

          

          


 

Summer Reading Kick-Off 2017

Summer at the library has officially begun!  Yesterday was our Summer Reading Kick-Off at Frontier Park.  It was a beautiful day (other than one brief burst of raindrops).  About 650 people came out to join in the fun.  Kids picked up their summer reading bags, played a variety of games, created their own special summer hats, got temporary tattoos, drew with sidewalk chalk, enjoyed a story walk, got up close and personal with a real construction digger, and even enjoyed a free lunch of hot dogs and snacks. Click the pics below for a closer look at the fun.  It was a great way to start out our summer reading program and Build a Better World!

     

     

     


 

Free Comic Book Day

This coming Saturday, May 6, is Free Comic Book Day! Children in grades K - 5th can stop by the Downtown Library and pick out a free comic book to keep!  We'll start giving out comic books starting at 10:00 a.m. until we run out.  Come early for best selection.  Comics will also be available for teens in grades 6th - 12th.  Thanks to Elite Comics in Overland Park for helping procure our comics.


 

Children's Book Week Activities

Children's Book Week is May 1 - 7.  Join us through the week at Indian Creek Library as we celebrate some of our favorite book characters.  Special programs will include stories and activities and will last about 45 minutes.  All ages are welcome.  No registration.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before each program begins.  Below is the schedule of events.

Buzz on in for some fun with Fly Guy!
Monday, May 1
4:30 p.m.
Indian Creek

Get groovy with Pete the Cat and learn that all is good!
Wednesday, May 3
10:30 a.m.
Indian Creek

Join us for the Olathe Public LIbrary Book Ball!
Come dressed as your favorite book character, or wearing your library best, for games, snacks, and more!
Friday, May 5
4:30 p.m.
Indian Creek


 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

A group of wild and furry creatures had a fun time at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Indian Creek Library on March 12.  Watch the video below to get a peek at all their shenanigans.


 

Valentine Factory

Hey kids, are you looking for something fun to do while school is out on Thursday and Friday?  How about coming to the Olathe Public Library's Valentine Factory?  You can create a unique valentine for a special person (or pet) in your life.  All supplies will be provided.  No registration.  Come and go as you please during the times listed below.  And it's FREE!

There are two options for attending the Valentine Factory:

Thursday, February 9
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Indian Creek Library
13511 S. Mur-Len, Suite 129
Olathe, KS  66062

Friday, February 10
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Downtown Library
201 E. Park
Olathe, KS  66061


 

 

Model Railroad Display - Extended!

The model railroad display at the Downtown Library has been extended through Tuesday, January 17.  .B  elow is the new schedule.  You can come see an operating model railroad, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the display and model railroading.  

Come and go as you please during the times below.

Thursday, January 12
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Friday, January 13
12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Sunday, January 15
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, January 16
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Tuesday, January 17
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown


Model Railroad Display

Choo choo!  All aboard for the Olathe Public Library!  Model railroads will be on display in the Downtown Library’s Storytime Room from January 12 -15.  You can come see an operating model railroad, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions about the display and model railroading.  

Come and go as you please during the times below.

Thursday, January 12
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Friday, January 13
12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Saturday, January 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Sunday, January 15
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. @ Downtown

 


 

READ to a Dog

How would you like to read to a cuddly dog?  The Indian Creek Library will be offering READ to a Dog programs this winter and spring on the first Saturday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Programs will run from January through May.  No registration required.  Just check in at the Children's Desk when you arrive for a reading time.  The trained therapy dogs are provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE:  Some of our earlier printed program booklets listed these programs on Wednesdays, but that has changed.  All READ to a Dog programs will be on Saturdays.  Below is the complete list of dates.

READ TO A DOG

Saturday, January 7
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, February 4
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, March 4
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, April 1
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Saturday, May 6
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek


 

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