November Programs

VOTE FOR BOOKS - For 5th grade & younger

October 10 - November 8
All day, every day @ Downtown & Indian Creek

Election Day is coming!  Drop in during library hours October 10 - November 8 to vote for your favorite book characters.  Voting will enter you in a drawing for a free book.  One vote per child, please.  Votes will be tallied metro-wide!

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

Tuesday, November 1   *Registration begins Monday, October 24
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Join us for our Homeschool LEGO Club for homeschoolers!  Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library.  Program will last about 45 minutes.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Friday, November 4
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.  Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis starting 30 minutes before the program.  Program will last 20 - 30 minutes.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, November 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Young readers of all ages may drop by and read to a cuddly canine at Indian Creek Library between 1:20 - 2:30 p.m.  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, November 7
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. @ Downtown

Monday, November 21
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.

KANSAS READS TO PRESCHOOLERS CRAFT - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Tuesday, November 8
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Tuesday, November 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Celebrate Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month by making a colorful craft based upon the book Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson.  Children may need some assistance from their adults to complete the craft.  All materials will be provided.  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

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

Thursday, November 10   *Registration begins Monday, October 31
7:00 p.m. @ 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 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.

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

Monday, November 14   *Registration begins Tuesday, November 7
4:30 p.m. @ Downtown

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

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

Wednesday, November 16   *Registration begins Monday, October 31
4:30 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 Afterschool 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.

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

Friday, November 18
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.

READ. MAKE. PLAY. - For ages 2 - 5 with adult

Friday, November 18
1:30 p.m. @ Indian Creek

Monday, November 21
1:30 p.m. @ Downtown

Chidlren, and the adults who bring them, will listen to a story and then explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts related to that story.  Possibilities are endless!  We may craft a paper taco, use science to explore colors, play with slime, or build a house.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will handed out 15 minutes before each program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

CURIOSITY DAY - For all ages

Saturday, November 19
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. @ Downtown

What you are curious about?  We're celebrating the 75th anniversary of Curious George by exploring the world around us with a variety of activities.  Come join us!  No registration.  Come and go as you please.

BUSY BABIES:  BABYWEARING DANCE CLASS - For newborn - 24 months with adult
*Registration required

Monday, November 28   *Registration begins Monday, November 14
10:15 a.m. @ Indian Creek

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with an array of fun activities during the Storytime break!  Strap, wrap, or just carry your baby on in for a warm-up, fun routine, and cool down.  Dress to move!

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

Wednesday, November 30   *Registration begins Monday, November 21
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.  This month's session will feature dioramas.  Program will last 45 minutes to an hour.


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