Olathe Public Library Programming
Please visit the events calendar for an updated list of programs. Questions can be directed to 913-971-6874 for children's programming or 913-971-6888 for adult and teen programming. The Olathe Indian Creek Library (13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Suite 129) and the Olathe Downtown Library (201 E. Park St.) are open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Please note that some of the teen programs are located at Teen Commons (16160 W. 135th St.).
- Meet & Eat Lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Meet & Eat Afterschool on Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown and Indian Creek Libraries for students in grades K-10 needing help with homework. Youth ages 18 and under can enjoy a free meal on-site. Sponsored by Harvesters Community Food Network and Friends of the Olathe Public Library. An equal opportunity provider.
- Free Family Movie, Pete’s Dragon, on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Downtown and Indian Creek Libraries. The movie is rated PG with a running time of 102 minutes. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes before the show. Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
- Minecraft & Gaming for Teens on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Indian Creek Library. Teens in grades 6-12 can play Minecraft and 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. Registration is not required.
- Book Munch for Lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Sunflower Café in the lower level of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St. The group is devoted to discussing a variety of book-related topics, including current reading. Food and drinks are available for purchase, or you may bring your own. Registration is not required.
- Hand Embroidery Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Receive one-on-one guided instruction, prepared embroidery patterns, stitching supplies, as well as a full thread bar. Duration: 2 hours. Register on the events calendar or call 913-971-6888.
- Afternoon LEGO Club on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Children in grades K-5 will create a different theme or special challenge using the library's LEGO collection. Register on the events calendar or call 913-971-6874.
- Preschool Craft – Brrr! It’s Cold Outside on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Downtown Library. Bring your preschooler to the library and make a fun craft! Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft. All materials will be provided. Come and go as you please.
- Teen Anime Club on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Teen Commons. Teens in grades 6-12 can watch anime, share manga drawings, and learn about Japanese culture. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.
- Family History on Friday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Downtown Library. 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 during this drop-in event.
- Safe Sitter ® Babysitting Class on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Youth in grades 6-12 will cover choking, infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR. For more information and to register, go to the events calendar or call 913-971-6874.
- Old-Time Music & Cowboy Songs with Bob Bovee on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Bovee, a Nebraska native, grew up in a musical family and learned many of the western songs and railroad tunes he sings from his grandmother. He is renowned for his authentic cowboy songs and humorous tunes, as well as his fine guitar work and harmonica playing. Registration is not required.
- Health Information and Referral Clinic on Monday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Olathe’s Mobile Integrated Health team brings a nurse practitioner and firefighter/paramedics to diagnose and treat basic illnesses, prescribe medications, and recommend follow-up care. Patients who need more in-depth services will be referred to the Health Care Partnership Clinic in Olathe, which offers free and reduced price medical care. Blood pressure checks and safety information are also available. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.