March Programs

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, March 2
10:30 a.m. @ Indian Creek

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

Monday, March 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.

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 28
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, March 8   *Registration begins Monday, February 26
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.

SPRING BREAK MOVIE:  CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS - For all ages

Tuesday, March 13
1:00 p.m. @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Join us at both libraries for a free showing of Captain Underpants (rated PG, 90 minutes).  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to program.

SING ALONG FUN - For 3 - 5 year olds

Tuesday, March 13
7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

There's no storytime during spring break, but we can still have some fun!  Come ready to sing and make music with Miss Lisa and Mr. Gregg and have a guitar-strumming good time!  Parents and sibling are welcome.  No registration.  Program will last about 30 minutes.  

CREATE YOU OWN ERIC CARLE INSPIRED ART - For all ages

Wednesday, March 14
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

The Very Hungry CaterpillarBrown BearMixed-Up Chameleon, and more!  Children of all ages are invited to take inspiration from Eric Carle's illustrations and create their own tissue paper collage art.  Supplies will be provided.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

SPRING BREAKOUT AT THE LIBRARY - 3rd - 5th grade

Thursday, March 15   *Registration begins Monday, March 5
2:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Are you ready for a challenge?  It's a breakout box at the library!  Break the codes to open the locks, then solve the puzzles and win a prize!  Program will last about an hour.

SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING - For all ages

Thursday, March 15
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Friday, March 16
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. @ Downtown

Cookies and frosting and sprinkles—on my!  It's time to decorate cookies.  Come to the library and have a swee treat during spring break.  Kindergarten and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Monday, March 21   *Registration begins Monday, February 26
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.

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

Friday, March 23   *Registration begins Monday, March 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, March 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.

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

Wednesday, March 28   *Registration begins Monday, March 19
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 45 - 60 minutes.

JUNIOR MAKERS:  UV BEADS - For 1st - 5th grade
*Registration required

Wednesday, March 28   *Registration begins Monday, March 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 UV Beads.  Program will last about an hour.

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

Friday, March 30   *Registration begins Monday, March 19
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.

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

Saturday, March 31
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.


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