March Programs

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

Tuesday, March 1   *Registration begins Monday, February 22
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Join us for our monthly LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Each session will last about an hour.

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

Wednesdays, January 27 - April 27 (except March 16)
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Indian Creek

Ready, set, grow a reader! 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.  
NOTE:  There will be no program on March 16 during spring break.

JUNIOR MAKERS - For 1st - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, March 2   *Registration begins Monday, February 15
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program where you will have the chance to create.  Each session will features a different project and the chance to learn something new!  This month's project will be BUILDINGS.  Program will last about an hour.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For preschoolers + adult

Friday, March 4
9:30 a.m. at 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 on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes before the program.  Prgram will last about 20 - 30 minutes.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, March 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at Indian Creek

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.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, March 7
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Downtown

Monday, March 21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at 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 graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, March 9   *Registration begins Monday, February 29
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Afterschool LEGO Club! Enjoy a small snack as you hear about the month's special theme.  We'll then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome and let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about an hour.
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.

PIZZA & PAGES BOOK LOVERS CLUB - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Thursday, March 10   *Registration begins Monday, February 29
6:00 p.m. at Downtown

Do you LOVE books and reading? Are you in grades 3 - 5? Join a club for kids who love reading, sharing, and learning more about books!  Each month we'll share a quick pizza dinner, talk about books we've read (or are reading), and enjoy a surprise reading-related activity together.  Please bring a copy of a book you've enjoyed recently to the program (preferably a book the OPL owns, but it doesn't have to be) and be prepared to tell us a little bit about it—without giving away too much of the story!  Program will last about an hour.

LULU AND THE DUCK IN THE PARK - For K - 5th graders

Monday, March 14
10:30 a.m. at 
Indian Creek

Has your family discovered the wonderful series of beginning chapter books about Lulu and her animal adventures?  We will read selections from the first book, Lulu and the Duck in the Park, then make a duckling to take home and "hatch."  No registration but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

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

Tuesday, March 15   *Registration begins Monday, February 29
7:00 p.m. at Downtown

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 an hour.
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.

SPRING BREAK COOKIE DECORATING - For all ages

Wednesday, March 16
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Thursday, March 17
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Downtown

Cookies and frosting and sprinkles—oh my!  It's time to decorate cookies.  Come to the library and have a sweet treat during Spring Break.  Come and go as you please.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

INSIDE OUT  (Rated PG - 94 minutes)
Friday, March 18
1:30 p.m. at Downtown
Friday, March 18
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Join us for a free family movie at the library.  The whole family is 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. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before movie begins.

BABY BOOK EXPLORERS - For newborn to 24 months + adult
*Registration required

Friday, March 25   *Registration begins Monday, March 14
9:30 a.m. at Downtown

Come to the library with your baby (newborn to 24 months) to read and play the "6 by 6" way!  A board book will be shared with the whole 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 activities and with sensory manipulatives.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

FISH TALES @ STAGECOACH PARK - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, March 25
9:30 a.m. at Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center
, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS

Come to Stagecoach Park by the Olathe Community Center for a free 30 minute storytime.  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 information on this program please call the Olathe Community Center at (913) 971-8563.

KIDS CODE WITH SCRATCH - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Monday, March 28   *Registration begins Monday, March 21
4:30 p.m. at Downtown

Make something from Scratch, a computer programming language designed for kids!  Children in 3rd through 5th grade will work together to create various projects, such as simple animations.  Program will last about an hour.

JUNIOR MAKERS - For 1st - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, March 30   *Registration begins Monday, March 21
4:30 p.m. at Downtown

Do you enjoy making things?  Join us for the Junior Makers program, where you will have the chance to create.  Each session will feature a different project and the chance to learn something new!  This month's project will be KITES.  Program will last about an hour.


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