National Library Week - Saturday

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

from I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss


National Library Week - Friday

“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.”

from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly


National Library Week - Thursday

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

from Coraline by Neil Gaiman


National Library Week - Wednesday

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install,
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.

from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


National Library Week - Tuesday

“Only bad books have good endings.  If a book is any good, its ending is always bad—because you don't want the book to end.”

from The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch


National Library Week - Monday

“To be kept waiting is unfortunate, but to be kept waiting with nothing interesting to read is a tragedy of Greek proportions.”

from The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood


National Library Week 2014

National Library Week is April 13 - 19!  We will celebrate here on the Around the Corner blog with a quote each day from a different children's book about the joys of reading and books.  To get us started, here is Sunday's quote:

“There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book."

from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic by Betty MacDonald


LEGO Design Contest 2014

Attention all LEGO builders!  The Olathe Public Library is excited to be holding our fourth annual LEGO Design Contest on Saturday, April 26 at the Indian Creek Community Church (12480 S. Black Bob Rd.)  This contest is for children in grades
K - 5th and teens in grades 6th - 12th.  There will be four age categories for the judging:  K - 2nd grade, 3rd - 5th grade,
6th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade.  Prizes of Barnes & Noble gift cards will be awarded to the winners.  Our judges will be from the local KC Bricklab LEGO Users Group.  They will be looking for creativity, originality and inventiveness.  CLICK HERE for the complete Contest Rules & FAQs.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 7.  You may register online, in person at either Olathe library, or by calling (913) 971-6874.  There will be a limited number of contest slots available so register early!

The public is invited to come see all the entries during our Public Viewing between 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. and vote for the Best in Show award.  Everyone is also welcome to stay for the Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m.  Here is a quick rundown of the day's schedule:

DROP OFF CREATION  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
JUDGING  12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
PUBLIC VIEWING & VOTING  2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
AWARDS CEREMONY  4:00 p.m.
PICK UP CREATIONS by 5:00 p.m.

For complete details please refer to the  Contest Rules & FAQs.  If you still have questions, call (913) 971-6874.   (This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by LEGO or Barnes & Noble.)


Spring Break 2014

Spring break is next week!  Are you looking for something fun to do?  The Olathe Public Library has a variety of fun things going on for kids during the break.

  READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, March 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.

  SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING - For children of all ages

Monday, March 17
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Wednesday, March 19
10:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Cookies, frosting, sprinkles—it's time to decorate cookies! No registration. Come and go as you please.

  FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, March 17
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. All ages and playing levels welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.

  SING ALONG WITH MR. GREGG & MISS LISA - For ages 3 - 5
     *Registration required

Tuesday, March 18   *Registration begins Monday, March 10
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

There's no storytime during spring break, but we can still have some fun! Get ready to sing and make some music with Mr. Gregg and his guitar along with Miss Lisa. Program will last 30 minutes.

  LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
     *Registration required

Tuesday, March 18   *Registration begins Monday, March 3
7:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly LEGO Club! Each month we'll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. (The Wednesday afternoon LEGO Club will offer a small snack; the Tuesday evening LEGO Club will not.)
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for
ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.

  FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2  (Rated PG - 95 minutes)
Thursday, March 20
1:30 p.m. at the Main Library

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2  (Rated PG - 95 minutes)
Monday, March 21
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us for a free family movie at the library. All ages welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All seating will be on the floor. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. No registration but space is limited.

  SPRING AT YOUR LIBRARY DAY! - For ages 4 - 8

Monday, March 24 
1:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come spend an hour of fun in the afternoon with Olathe Teen Council members at Spring at Your Library Day!  Come enjoy spring related stories, activities, games, and snack.  Program will last one hour.  Parents are welcome.  No registration.

And as always, the library had tons of good books, movies, video games, music, and more to check out.  So be sure to include a visit to the library in your spring break plans.


School District Art Display

The Children's Department at the Main Library is pleased to once again be hosting the annual display of artwork by elementary students of the Olathe School District.  The art will be on display from February 18 - March 27.  There is a variety of work including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, and more.  You may view the art anytime the library is open.

     

     


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