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Olathe Public Library Programming

Post Date:05/21/2018 9:00 AM

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.).

  • Teen Yoga on Monday, May 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library, and on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. A certified yoga instructor will guide teens in grades 6 to 12 in a relaxing yoga session. Register on the events calendar or by calling 913-971-6888.

  • Teen Exam Cram Survival on Tuesday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library.Teens in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to a distraction-free study zone to study with friends. Treats, coffee, and cocoa will be provided. Registration is not required.

  • Dungeons & Dragons Club on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Join other adventurers in grades 6 to 12 to play the popular role playing game. All playing levels are welcome. Registration is not required.

  • Magic the Gathering Club on Thursday, May 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). Teens in grades 6 to 12 will play the popular card game. A deck of cards will be provided, but each participant may bring their own. All playing levels are welcome. Registration is not required.

  • Friends of the Library Only Book Sale on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). Only Friends of the Olathe Public Library will be admitted during this time to pre-shop the sale.  Memberships may be purchased at the sale or at either of the Olathe libraries. Cash or check are accepted for payment. All sales are final. Due to space limitations, please leave strollers and book carts at home.

  • Both Olathe Libraries Will Be Closed on Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Summer Reading Kick-Off on Tuesday, May 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Frontier Park, Black Bob Road, and Indian Creek Parkway. Pick up a summer reading log and enjoy a variety of fun activities. Olathe Noon Optimists will provide free water. All ages are invited to join in the fun. In case of rain, Kick-Off will be cancelled. Registration is not required.

  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Book Sale on Tuesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). Pick up some summer reading at the Friends of the Library book sale. Cash or check are accepted for payment. All sales are final. Due to space limitations, please leave strollers and book carts at home.

  • Summer Reading "Six-Bucks-a-Sack" Sale on Wednesday, May 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). During this time only, purchase a plastic sack at the door for $6 and fill with materials. Buy two sacks, get four free. Cash or check are accepted for payment. All sales are final. Due to space restrictions, please leave strollers and book carts at home.

  • Free community lunch for all ages on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Friday, June 1, at the Downtown andIndian Creek Libraries.

  • Battle of the Bands on Friday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Olathe Community Center (1205 E. Kansas City Rd.). Kick-off the summer with local garage bands that will battle it out for the chance to host the library’s “End of Summer Songfest” event. All ages are welcome to attend. Registration is not required for guests. Bands who would like to participate can email teen librarian aparks@olatheks.org.

  • R.E.A.D. to a Dog Program on Saturday, June 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Readers of all ages can read to a trained therapy dog provided by Pets for Life, Inc. Upon arrival, check in at Children's Services for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.

  • Cigar Box Guitars on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. 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. Registration is not required.

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