April Programs

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For preschoolers + adult

Friday, April 1
9:30 a.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO 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.

LEGO DESIGN CONTEST - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Saturday, April 2   *Registration begins Monday, March 21
at the Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S. Black Bob Road
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -  Drop off your creation 
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. - Public viewing & voting
4:00 p.m. - Awards ceremony

Attention LEGO enthusiasts!  Make something awesome using your own LEGO (or compatible) bricks and enter it into our LEGO Design Contest for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.  You could win a prize!  Registration is required and begins on March 21.  Space is limited.  CLICK HERE for the detailed contest rules.

NOTE:  Kids in grades 6th - 12th can enter a separate Teen category.  For more information about the Teen category, call (913) 971-6888.

Contest will be held off-site at the Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S. Black Bob Road (just north of the Indian Creek Library).  This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by The LEGO Group..

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, April 2
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at Indian Creek
 CANCELLED

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, April 4
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Downtown

Monday, April 18
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

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.

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

Tuesday, April 5   *Registration begins Monday, March 28
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

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
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Indian Creek
 CANCELLED

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

Wednesday, April 13   *Registration begins Monday, April 4
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO 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! 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, April 14   *Registration begins Monday, April 4
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.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

FINDING NEMO  (Rated G - 100 minutes)
Friday, April 15
1:30 p.m. at Downtown
Friday, April 15
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek
 CANCELLED

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.

POETRY PICNIC - For all ages

Saturday, April 16
11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.. at Downtown

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetic picnic.  Drop by for a feast of poetry, with activities such as building block poetry and creating found poems!  No registration.  Come and go as you please..

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

Tuesday, April 19   *Registration begins Monday, April 4
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.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  MARSHMALLOW CATAPULTS - For ages 6 - 11 (grades 1st - 5th)
*Registration required

Wednesday, April 20   *Registration begins Monday, April 11
1:30 p.m. at Downtown

Join us as we make simple catapults and test them with marshmallows, pompoms, and other small objects.  Program will last about an hour.

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

Friday, April 22   *Registration begins Monday, April 11
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, April 22
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,  April 25   *Registration begins Monday, April 18
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, April 27   *Registration begins Monday, April 18
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek MOVED TO DOWNTOWN

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 STAMPS.  Program will last about an hour.


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