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Olathe Public Library Programming

Post Date:02/12/2018 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.).

  • Meet & Eat Afterschool and Homework Help each Monday through Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library, and Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Children ages 18 and under are invited to stop by the library for free afterschool meals courtesy of Harvesters. All meals must be eaten on site and are only available for children. Homework help is also available at both locations for students in grades K through 10. This event is sponsored by Harvesters Community Food Network and Friends of the Library. Registration is not required.
  • Medicare Ins & Outs on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Library and on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. 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. Register on the events calendar or by calling 913-971-6888.
  • Minecraft & Gaming for Teens on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Downtown Library, and Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Join other gamers in grades 6 to 12 to play games like Minecraft or try virtual reality. Registration is not required.
  • Raising a Reader - 6 by 6 Early Literacy Skills on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Educational toys, puzzles, and books will help increase your child's "pre-reading" skills. The program is designed for children ages 5 and younger. Registration is not required.
  • Teen Anime Club on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). Meet with other teens in grades 6 to 12 to share manga drawings, watch anime, and learn about Japanese culture. Refreshments will be served.Registration is not required.
  • Family History on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 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. Registration is not required.
  • Bonding with Board Games on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Bring the entire family and learn how to play Euro-style board games that emphasize strategy, and downplay luck and conflict. Board games will be taught by Denise Dias from the K-State Extension Office. Registration is not required.
  • Book Munch for Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sunflower Café (111 S. Cherry St.). Join the group and discuss your favorite book. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Registration is not required.
  • Hand Embroidery Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Attendees will learn embroidery skills by receiving one-on-one guided instruction. Prepared embroidery patterns and stitching supplies will be available. All levels of stitchers are welcome. Register on the events calendar or by calling 913-971-6888.
  • Computer Help Lab on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Get help with Microsoft software, the Internet, email, eBooks, and more. Staff will be available and provide online training materials that can be accessed from home. Registration is not required.
  • Magic the Gathering Club on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Teen Commons (16160 W 135th St.). Teens in grades 6 to 12 will play this popular card game. A deck of cards will be provided or each participant may bring their own. All playing levels welcome. Registration is not required.
  • Family Game Night on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Drop by and enjoy a variety of games provided by the library. All ages are welcome. Registration is not required.
  • Baby Book Explorers - Early Literacy Skills on Friday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Downtown Library. Bring your newborn to 24-month-old to read, learn, and play! A board book will be given to attendees take home. lder siblings are welcome to attend. Register on the events calendar or by calling 913-971-6874.
  • Baseball at the Library on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Library. Children ages 5 and younger will enjoy baseball-themed early literacy activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration is not required.
  • SNAP Food Assistance Application Help on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Get help completing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application with an advocate from Kansas Appleseed. One-on-one appointments may be scheduled by contacting Joey Hentzler at 785-764-8230 or jhentzler@kansasappleseed.org. Walk-ins may be accepted. Please review the list of documents you may need to complete your application before arrival.
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