Olathe Library news briefs

Book Sale at the Olathe Farmer’s Market
Starting at 8 am, Saturday, June 22
Downtown Olathe – Poplar & Kansas

The Friends of the Olathe Public Library will have a booth at the Olathe Farmer’s Market .

Shop the selection of gardening books, cookbooks, leisure reading and much more. Also for sale – Friends insulated book bags for $6 each to carry around your fruits and vegetables and, of course, books!  Continue reading

County reading program underway

The 2013 summer reading clubs at Johnson County Library has begun and runs through Saturday, Aug. 3. This year the new Johnson County Library’s summer reading program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be for all ages, youth, teen AND adult and is unlike any other summer reading program.

Lots of great activities: booklists, events and fun like you’ve had in the past. But this year, there’s even MORE! The 2013 Summer Reading Club will have a completely NEW online experience! You can: Continue reading

Olathe Library events

Sing Along with Mr. Gregg & Miss Lisa
Thursday, May 9 @ 10:30 am
Olathe Public Library
For ages 3 – 5.  Get ready to sing & make some music with Mr. Gregg
and his guitar along with Miss Lisa.  Register by calling 913-971-6874.
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Microsoft Excel 2007
Thursday, May 9 @ 10 am
Indian Creek Branch Library
Small hands-on class for adults.  Must know how to use mouse and keyboard.
Register by calling 913-971-6888.
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How Many Bookworms are in the Library?
May 13 – 19 during library hours at both locations
Stop by and guess how many bookworms are celebrating
Chlldren’s Book Week!  For 5th grade & younger.

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Sobriety checkpoint tonight, April 19

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from area law enforcement agencies, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Johnson County tonight, Friday, April 19 into Saturday, April 20.

Drivers suspected of being intoxicated will be given brief sobriety tests and those drivers who are confirmed to be impaired will be arrested.

Efforts will be made not to severely interrupt the flow of traffic.  Citizen’s patience and cooperation will assist with this important safety effort.

 

 

Garmin Marathon a go; special finish line for Boston marathoners

A video route of the 10th Annual Garmin Marathon through Olathe.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Local runners that participated in the April 15 Boston Marathon but were unable to go through the finish line because of the two bombs that exploded will be able to “finish” the race at the Garmin Marathon Saturday, April 20, by running the final seven-tenths of a mile during a special finish-line ceremony. The ceremony is expected to take place around noon.)

The 10th Annual Garmin Marathon, which is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and is co-sponsored by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to begin at 7 Saturday morning, April 20, and Arley Arkenberg, Lawrence, who plans to run the half marathon is not worried.

“I’m not scared,” she said, “and I’m typically scared of everything. I think we’ll be fine. And I’ll be the first in line for my Grange Pup come September (during the Johnson County Old Settlers Celebration).” Continue reading

Security in check for Garmin Marathon; for all county events

Olathean Tom Kearney was impressed with the security measures in place for the Boston Marathon this past Monday, April 15. He praised their efforts even after two bombs exploded just below the restaurant overlooking the finishing line where he and his family, including his two young grandchildren, had just settled in to eat lunch.

Yet even with all that security, someone was able to sneak in not two, but four homemade bombs. Two that didn’t detonate were found underneath the grandstands.

This weekend, more than 3,000 runners plus countless other spectators are expected to take part in Saturday morning’s (April 20) Garmin Marathon that will wind its way just more than 26 miles in and around Olathe. Continue reading

Leadership Olathe Alumni news

Leadership Olathe Alumni Blood Drive

The 2nd Annual LOAA Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross took place last month. Despite having to reschedule due to a snow storm, we were pleased with the donor turnout. Thanks to steering committee member, Mary Kay Crall, who organized the event, as well as the Olathe Fire Department who hosted it at the Fire Administration Building.

Leadership Olathe Liaisons

A social event for Leadership Olathe Alumni who are serving as mentors for the 2013 class took place in March. The half-way point for the current leadership session is fast approaching and we look forward to seeing many LO Alums at this year’s graduation on May 16th, 6 p.m. at the Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd St. Continue reading

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