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Oct
1
Bring your kids, bring your dog, bring your appetite. Run through the streets of Westport at the first Lederhosen Lap 5K and Kinder Run (Kids Run) at...READ MORE
Oct
1
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
2
Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt,...READ MORE
Oct
2
Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights.  Boards and equipment will be provided.  All ages and playing levels are welcome, but kindergartners...READ MORE
Oct
3
Get ready for Bubbles, Singing, Dancing, Puppets, Rhythm instruments, Marching, Stories, Parachute Fun, Sign language, Finger Plays, & More! Why do parents call Music with Mar. the...READ MORE
Oct
3
Come hang out with other adventurers to play the popular RPG Dungeons & Dragons. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an expert, all are...READ MORE
Oct
4
For Teens:  Explore the power of hip-hop to communicate, have fun, and learn creative writing techniques. Learn about the hip-hop form, then create and perform your own uplifting...READ MORE
Oct
4
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular holidays in Vietnamese and other Asian cultures. This harvest festival dates back over 3,000 years and is celebrated...READ MORE
Oct
5
Learn more about the Santa Fe Trail by listening to excerpts from the American Girl series about Josefina. After listening to the story, learn more about the...READ MORE
Oct
5
Teens in 6th - 12th grades meet twice a month to share their manga drawings, watch anime, learn about Japanese culture, as well as talk about manga...READ MORE
Oct
5
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
6
Don't miss this sale.  The Friends of the Olathe Public Library will be moving to a new storage site soon, so expect a very large sale with...READ MORE
Oct
6
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. Dance party is for...READ MORE
Oct
6
Bring your preschooler to the library and make a fun craft! Children may need some assistance from their adult to complete the craft. All materials will be...READ MORE
Oct
6
Escape to the Library for an adventure on the Big Screen. Ages 6 and up. Snacks provided. ...READ MORE
Oct
6
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
7
Every Saturday, a FOLNC volunteer presents Mother Nature Reads.  Children hear a story, make a craft to take home and often see a wildlife interpretation....READ MORE
Oct
7
More information to come. The Northland Wood Carvers will be at the Claycomo Branch doing carving demonstrations. Learn about the proper tools to use and the safest...READ MORE
Oct
7
Fall is harvest time on the Mahaffie Farm! This weekend may feature corn. Activities may include: Picking cornShelling cornHorse powered corn grinding demonstrationsTake a stagecoach rideVisit the...READ MORE
Oct
7
Drop by to read to a cuddly canine provided by Pets for Life, Inc.  Upon arrival check in at Children's Services for a reading time.  Sessions are...READ MORE
Oct
7
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
8
Shop for new or nearly new materials at reasonable prices at the book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Olathe Public Library. All materials are sorted...READ MORE
Oct
8
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
9
Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt,...READ MORE
Oct
9
3rd - 5th graders, come play with technology at the library. At this month's program we'll learn about creating with Green Screen. Registration begins Monday, October 2....READ MORE
Oct
10
Get ready for Bubbles, Singing, Dancing, Puppets, Rhythm instruments, Marching, Stories, Parachute Fun, Sign language, Finger Plays, & More! Why do parents call Music with Mar. the...READ MORE
Oct
10
Learn more about the Santa Fe Trail by listening to excerpts from the American Girl series about Josefina. After listening to the story, learn more about the...READ MORE
Oct
10
Enjoy playing Minecraft and video games? Join other gamers ages 6th - 12th grades at the Olathe Downtown Library to play Minecraft and other video games on...READ MORE
Oct
11
Come to the library with your child age 5 and younger to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. No...READ MORE
Oct
11
Video blogging, or "vlogging," is an increasingly popular platform for oral storytellers. Learn more about the different vlogging styles and decide which is right for your story....READ MORE
Oct
12
The library staff are grillin' hot dogs, chili dogs, brats and serving chili, nachos, chips, treats & sodas.  Wear your favorite school colors, Chiefs' red or Royals'...READ MORE
Oct
12
The entire family is invited to join us for building fun with the library's KEVA plank collection. One simple block design, endless construction possibilities — no glue...READ MORE
Oct
12
Join other teens to play on laptops with internet access and watch a movie (G-P13 shown). There will also be access to video games, board games, and...READ MORE
Oct
12
Spark your imagination and express yourself through art and craft activities...READ MORE
Oct
12
Kids in K-5th grade, come and build something with LEGO bricks!  Each month, you'll receive a different theme and then build something awesome to show off befoe...READ MORE
Oct
12
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
12
Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour.Tour times are: 7 p.m.,...READ MORE
Oct
13
The 2017 KC Area Grandfamilies Conference is free and open to grandparents, aunts or uncles raising children 18 or younger. Speakers and agencies from the Kansas City...READ MORE
Oct
13
Come to the library with your baby (aged newborn to 24 months) to read, learn, and play! A board book will be shared with the group, after...READ MORE
Oct
13
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
13
Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour.Tour times are: 7 p.m.,...READ MORE
Oct
14
Step Beyond Celiac is a fun walk/run event on October 14th for the entire family. Our goal is to raise funds to support celiac disease research and...READ MORE
Oct
14
Step Beyond Celiac is a fun walk/run for the entire family. Our goal is to raise funds to support celiac disease research and help develop a global...READ MORE
Oct
14
Come join us for a day filled with fun. Donuts and apple cider will be provided in the morning followed by a chili cook-off from noon to...READ MORE
Oct
14
Every Saturday, a FOLNC volunteer presents Mother Nature Reads.  Children hear a story, make a craft to take home and often see a wildlife interpretation....READ MORE
Oct
14
Get to know Missouri animals from their pelts and prints, and then create animal tracks to take home....READ MORE
Oct
14
Susan Goldenberg, a long-time Kansas City Symphony violinist, and her brother, Bill, a piano professor, have toured throughout four different continents. Drop-in....READ MORE
Oct
14
Join us to create marble runs from cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials....READ MORE
Oct
14
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
14
Our Fall Cemetery Tours take place at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The theme is World War I veterans. Tours last approximately one hour.Tour times are: 7 p.m.,...READ MORE
Oct
15
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
16
Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt,...READ MORE
Oct
16
Whether you've played before or not, join us for dice games and domino fun! Each program will begin by learning how to play new dice and domino...READ MORE
Oct
16
Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights.  Boards and equipment will be provided.  All ages and playing levels are welcome, but kindergartners...READ MORE
Oct
17
Get ready for Bubbles, Singing, Dancing, Puppets, Rhythm instruments, Marching, Stories, Parachute Fun, Sign language, Finger Plays, & More! Why do parents call Music with Mar. the...READ MORE
Oct
17
Pick your pumpkin at the WCC Blue Springs Pumpkin Patch! The Pumpkin Patch runs October 17-31. Open Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m....READ MORE
Oct
18
Come to the library with your child age 5 and younger to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. No...READ MORE
Oct
18
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...READ MORE
Oct
18
Do you think you may have had a paranormal experience? Are you interested in haunted places? Learn the basics of ghost hunting and paranormal investigations from experienced...READ MORE
Oct
19
Holiday Mart is the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri's largest fundraiser. This upscale shopping extravaganza has been a fall tradition for thirty years and is an...READ MORE
Oct
19
Learn how Vietnamese spring rolls are made and practice making your own. Tasting included! For grades 6th - 12th. Register on the events calendar or call 913-971-6888. Teen...READ MORE
Oct
19
Teens in 6th - 12th grades meet twice a month to share their manga drawings, watch anime, learn about Japanese culture, as well as talk aboutmanga and...READ MORE
Oct
19
Miles of Smiles is moving! Please help us celebrate the grand opening of our new location at 5416 NE Antioch Road on October 19 from 4:00-7:30pm. The...READ MORE
Oct
19
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to celebrate a Star Wars Evening at the Library. Drop by the Children's Department from 6:00 to 7:30 for...READ MORE
Oct
19
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
19
Read any good books lately? Our MCPL book group members have, and they are saving a seat for you! Come meet like-minded people, enjoy lively discussion, learn...READ MORE
Oct
20
Little engineers are invited to join us for some building fun! Using the library's collection of DUPLO bricks and KEVA planks, kids will get their imaginations working...READ MORE
Oct
20
Which do you like better? After registering, stop by the Indian Creek Library and pick up your copy of The BFG by Roald Dahl. Read the book, then...READ MORE
Oct
20
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
21
Every Saturday, a FOLNC volunteer presents Mother Nature Reads.  Children hear a story, make a craft to take home and often see a wildlife interpretation....READ MORE
Oct
21
What does a fox say? He says come to the library to hear some funny fox stories and make a fox friend to take home. Kindergarten and...READ MORE
Oct
21
Before the famed 54th Massachusetts marched onto the battlefields in the American Civil War, the 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Infantry was the first African American military regiment...READ MORE
Oct
21
"On Halloween what do we do? We don't say Hi, We say BOO!"Join us for the biggest pre-Halloween Party in Merriam. Costume Contest, nine hole mini golf...READ MORE
Oct
21
Take a magical journey into the world of illusions with KC Magic Man Brad Lynn.  Be prepared to be amazed by his magical feats using cards, coins,...READ MORE
Oct
21
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
21
Husband-and-wife duo Hilary and Stuart Adamson, play original Americana with Texas grit with a sound that is a mix of country, rock, jazz, folk and gospel. Their...READ MORE
Oct
22
Welcome to the Fall Family fun run event at the KC Timber Challenge course or FTC for short. The Fall Family Timber Challenge (FTC) is 2...READ MORE
Oct
22
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
23
Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt,...READ MORE
Oct
24
Get ready for Bubbles, Singing, Dancing, Puppets, Rhythm instruments, Marching, Stories, Parachute Fun, Sign language, Finger Plays, & More! Why do parents call Music with Mar. the...READ MORE
Oct
24
Enjoy playing Minecraft and video games? Join other gamers in 6th - 12th grades at the Olathe Downtown Library to play Minecraft and other video games on...READ MORE
Oct
24
In this year's Big Read, The Things They Carried byTim O'Brien, American soldiers of the Vietnam War carry necessary supplies—things like food rations and boots—and they also...READ MORE
Oct
25
Kids in 1st - 5th grades can create a different project each month.  In October, the project will be Paper Airplanes. Program is for 1st - 5th...READ MORE
Oct
25
Gather for some ghastly tales of English ghosts and gravediggers that are sure to make you shiver, if you dare to stay to the end!...READ MORE
Oct
26
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
27
Come to Stagecoach Park for a free 30 minute preschool storytime. The Olathe Public Library and the Olathe Community Center present a morning of stories, songs, and...READ MORE
Oct
27
Join us for some witchy Halloween fun as we read the picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and then watch the Oscar-nominated animated short...READ MORE
Oct
27
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
28
Every Saturday, a FOLNC volunteer presents Mother Nature Reads.  Children hear a story, make a craft to take home and often see a wildlife interpretation....READ MORE
Oct
28
Get help completing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application with an advocate from Kansas Appleseed. Walk-ins accepted. One-on-one appointments can be scheduled by contacting Joey Hentzler...READ MORE
Oct
28
Before the famed 54th Massachusetts marched onto the battlefields in the American Civil War, the 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Infantry was the first African American military regiment...READ MORE
Oct
28
Come out to Line Creek during public skating on October 28th from 2-4p for our annual Spooky Skate! This event will also feature a costume contest, games,...READ MORE
Oct
28
Come in costume for candy and prizes! PLUS, new this year, The Liberty Clinic is featuring Liberty Parents as Teachers Big Truck Event! Fire trucks, KC Zoomobile, fire...READ MORE
Oct
28
Work with tissue paper and Model Magic to creat a fall scene withy a mini tree, hand-sculpted ghost, and pumpkins mounted on a base for holiday decorating....READ MORE
Oct
28
Join us for Trail of Treats on Saturday, October 28, from 4-6 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to "Trick or Treat" at various stations around...READ MORE
Oct
28
Halloween is just around the corner and our 5th Annual Haunted House will be back and better than ever before on Saturday, October 28th! Come and...READ MORE
Oct
28
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
29
Join us at Octoberfest on Sunday, October 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the Blue Springs Campus. Everyone is welcome at this FREE event! Enjoy a pumpkin patch,...READ MORE
Oct
29
Cheer as two teams are pitted against each other in a ton of hilarious, lightning-fast events in this all-ages show that's made up on the spot....READ MORE
Oct
30
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America's entry in 1917,...READ MORE
Oct
30
5th – 9th Grades Produced by the Monkey Baa Theater-Sydney, Australia With a tour timed to honor the centenary of WWI and America's entry in 1917,...READ MORE
Oct
30
Drop by the Indian Creek Library every Monday for a mission in fun! Learn the art of paper folding, create a secret code, complete a scavenger hunt,...READ MORE
Oct
30
Celebrate what's happening. Come dressed in costume! (costume makeup is okay, but no masks, please)....READ MORE
Oct
31
Get ready for Bubbles, Singing, Dancing, Puppets, Rhythm instruments, Marching, Stories, Parachute Fun, Sign language, Finger Plays, & More! Why do parents call Music with Mar. the...READ MORE
Oct
31
Trick or Treat Street October 31st 4:00 pm- 6:00 pmTrick or Treat in Brookside! Bring your little ghosts, goblins, pirates, and princesses to Brookside for a fun...READ MORE
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