February Programs

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, February 2
10:30 a.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.  Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes prior to program.  

R.E.A.D. TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, February 3
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ 
Indian Creek

Young readers of all ages may drop by and read to a cuddly canine  between 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Library.  Upon arrival, check in at Children's Services for a reading time.  Reading sessions will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for LIfe, Inc.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHT - For all ages

Monday, February 5
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, February 19
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.

PET ROCKS ROCK! - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Tuesday, February 6   *Registration begins Monday, January 29
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Wednesday, February 7   *Registration begins Monday, January 29
6:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Come turn an ordinary rock into an extraordinary pet!  Kids will be to adopt and decorate their new pet and then enjoy a few stories together before bringing it home in a custom carrier.  Program will last about 45 minutes.  NOTE:  We will be using paint in this program so dress accordingly!

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

Wednesday, February 7
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, February 14
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, February 21
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Wednesday, February 28
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Come for a drop-in stealth literacy playdate in our meeting room on Wednesdays!  Our educational toys, puzzles, and books will help increase your children's "pre-reading" skills.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

MINI MOCK CALDECOTT - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, February 7   *Registration begins Monday, January 29
4:15 p.m. @ Downtown

Do you love picture books?  Want to vote on your favorite?  Join us as we discuss the best picture books of 2017 and decide which one we think should win the Caldecott Award.  Program will last about 90 minutes.

VALENTINE FACTORY - For all ages

Thursday, February 8
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Friday, February 9
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Come make a valentine a the Valentine Factory!  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, February 8   *Registration begins Monday, January 29
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 or special challenge and then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome.  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.

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

Thursday, February 15   *Registration begins Monday, February 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 learn about Green Screen: Animation.  Program will last about an hour.

MINI MAKERS - For ages 3 - 5 with adult
*Registration required

Friday, February 16   *Registration begins Monday, February 5
10:00 a.m. @ Downtown

What will you make?  Join us in learning more about the world through making and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics).  Program will last about an hour.

BONDING WITH BOARD GAMES - For all ages

Saturday, February 17
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Denise Dias from the K-State Extension Office will teach families how to play Euro Board Games.  Euro-style games emphasize strategy while downplaying luck and conflict.  Playing these games as a family creates a positive environment for communication to happen and relationships to grow.  Families are invited to attend together.  No registration.  Drop in for a while or stay the whole time.

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

Wednesday, February 21   *Registration begins Monday, January 29
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 and then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome.  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.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT - For all ages

Thursday, February 22
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Invite your family and friends to a fun-filled evening at the library.  Drop by the program room at Inidan Creek Library for family game night.  We will provide a variety of games, you provide the fun!  All ages welcome.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Friday, February 23   *Registration begins Monday,February 12
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.

FISH TALES - For ages 5 & younger with accompanying adult

Friday, February 23
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.

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

Saturday, February 24
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Join us at the library for baseball-themed early literacy activities.  Siblings are welcome.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Wednesday, February 28   *Registration begins Monday, February 19
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

We'll introduce a theme or challenge, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before leave.  Program will last 45 - 60 minutes.

JUNIOR MAKERS:  PAPER CIRCUITS - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, February 28   *Registration begins Monday, February 19
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program, where you will have the chance to explore STEAM and create.  This month's session will feature Paper Circuits.  Program will last about an hour.


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