September Programs

TAPE TOWN - For ages 2 - 6 with adult

Friday, September 1
10:00 a.m. - Noon @ Indian Creek

Thursday, September 7
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Creative play for young car lovers!  Children ages 2 through 6, and the adults who bring them, are invited to stop by with their favorite toy car or truck to zoom around our library Tape Town.  Make various pit stops along the way to mail a letter at the post office, deposit money at the bank, work out at the gym, and more!  Please limit children to one handheld, non-motorized vehicle.  Don't have a toy car?  Take one of ours for a test drive!  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, September 1
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Let's dance!  Come shake, shimmy, and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our children's music collection.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program.  Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.

HOMESCHOOL: LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Wednesday, September 6   *Registration begins Monday, August 28
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

We'll introduce a theme or special challenge, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about an hour.

AFTERSCHOOL TECH CLUB - For 3rd - 5th grade
*Registration required

Monday, September 11   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 5
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Come play with technology at the library.  Each month's program will focus on a different tech tool and toy.  This month we'll explore coding and play with the Ozobot.  Program will last about an hour.

MONDAY MISSIONS - For K - 5th grade

Monday, September 11
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, September 18
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, September 25
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun!  Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt, participate in a life-size board game; the possibilities are sure to keep you guessing.  This program is for K - 5th grade, but parents and siblings are welcome.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

DICE AND DOMINOES! - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Tuesday, September 12   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 5
4:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Whether you've played before or not, join us for dice games and domino fun!  Each program will begin by learning how to play new dice and domino games.  Then enjoy playing with friends at the library.  Program will last about an hour.

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 EARLY LITERACY SKILLSFor ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesday, September 13
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, September 20
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, September 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and books.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

EVENING LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th grade
*Registration required

Thursday, September 14   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 5
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks?  Be a part of our monthly Evening 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.  Program will last about hour.  
PARENTS:  To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign up your child for only one LEGO Club session per calendar month.

BABY BOOK EXPLORERS: EARLY LITERACY SKILLS - For newborn to 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Friday, September 15   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 5
9:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Come to the library with your baby (newborn to 24 months) to read, learn, and play!  A board book will be shared with the group, after which you will have time to explore your own take-home copy of the book together.  Each session will culminate with play as you and your baby engage in various learning activities and sensory manipulatives.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

PLAYDATE AT THE LIBRARY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, September 15
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Have fun and make new friends while playing together at the library.  We'll provide a selection of special toys, puzzles, and activities for kids and their caregivers to enjoy.  Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole hour!  No registration.

WE ARE HAVING A PARTY - For all ages

Saturday, September 16
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. @ Downtown

It's an Elephant and Piggie party!  Drop in and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first Elephant and Piggie book with fun activities and games.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, September 18
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

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.

AFTERSCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, September 20   *Registration begins Tuesday, September 5
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks?  Be a part of our monthly Afterschool LEGO Club.  Each month we'll introduce a different theme or special challenge, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about hour.  
PARENTS:  To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign up your child for only one LEGO Club session per calendar month.

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, September 22
9:30 a.m. @ Stagecoach Park

Come to Stagecoach Park for a free 30 minute preschool stortyime.  The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center present a morning of stories, songs, and play.  In case of bad weather, the storytime will be held inside the community center (1205 E. Kansas City Road).  No registration required for the storytime.  For a small fee you can stay for a special Me & Mini Me Swim.  For more informaton please call the Olathe Community Center at 
(913) 971-8563.

SHOW AND (STORY)TELL - For all ages

Monday, September 25
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Downtown

In this year's Big Read (The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien), American soldiers of the Vietnam War carry necessary supplies—things like food rations and boots—and they also carry things that remind them of home or an important memory.  Every object has a story, and it's time for you to drop in and share yours!

We ask that participants bring a photo, stuffed friend, family heirloom, or a small artifact (no living things please), and we will help turn it into a story using writing, art, and oral storytelling.  Each story collected will be complied into an online magazine to be share with the Olathe community.  All ages welcome.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

JUNIOR MAKERS:  COMIC STRIPS - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, September 27   *Registration begins Monday, September 18
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program, where you will have the chance to create and learn something new.  This month's session will feature Comic Strips.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.

ESCAPE FROM SAIGON! LISTEN TO THE GRIPPING STORY AND MEET AUTHOR ANDREA WARREN - For 4th - 8th grade

Thursday, September 28
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Saturday, September 30
2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Today he is Dr. Matt Steiner, but once he was an orphan fleeing war-torn Vietnam.  Award-winning author Andrea Warren discusses his story which is the topic of her book Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam Orphan Became an American Boy.  Books will available for purchase, and the author will sign books after her presentation.  No registration but space is limited.  Parents are welcome as space allows.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.


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