The next few weeks are going to be busy at the Olathe Public Library, so mark your calendars and make your reservations now to be sure you don't miss a thing.
The deadline for reservations and payment for the annual soup supper is Monday, April 19. The guest speaker this year is Dr. Bill Worley, who will portray Dr. James Naismith. Kansas Citians understandably consider Naismith, the inventor of basketball, as a local hero. Naismith arrived at the University of Kansas in 1898 and organized the first mens basketball team. Could he in his wildest dreams have imagined March Madness?
The supper itself will be Friday, April 23 at the Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S. Black Bob Rd. For only $10.00 per person, enjoy soup, salad, bread and dessert. You do not need to be a member of the Friends to attend. Register on-line at the library's website or call Rita J. Patterson at 913-971-6879.
Children may enjoy Saturday's R.E.A.D. to a Dog Program. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on April 17th, children can read to a therapy trained dog provided by Pets for Life, Inc. Drop in and sign up for a reading time at the Children's Services Desk at the Olathe main library.
The Indian Creek Branch Library will host "Trash or Treasure" on Sunday, April 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Certified Antique Appraiser Sandra Coultis will be on hand to provide a verbal appraisal of your antiques and collectibles. One item per person will be allowed, but please do not bring precious gemstones, pictures, or large furniture. Register by calling 913-971-6888.
The Book Munch for Lunch Bunch will be on Tuesday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the County Cafe in the Johnson County Administration Building. This is a great opportunity to talk about books with other book lovers, and an OPL librarian will be there to talk book news. No registration is needed.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a panel of experts that will be discussing local efforts to make the city and county more energy-efficient and self-sustainable. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at the Olathe Public Library main branch on Park Street. No registration is necessary.
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