Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds isa national traveling exhibition exploring the fascinating world of space and astronomy. Discover Exoplanets covers topics such as the search for habitable worlds beyond our Solar System, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds, and how they may be like our own. The exhibit will be on display at The Main Library and the Oldham County Health Department from February 7th to April 22nd.
Getting people interested in science can be a challenge, but Discover Exoplanets strives to make it fun with hands-on, multimedia activities where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries, and learn about whether popular TV and movies feature “Science Fact or Science Fiction.” Both locations of the exhibit (Main Library and Oldham County Health Department) will also offer a related series of public events to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming to children, teens and adults. All events and exhibit viewings are free to the public. Check back soon for a full listing of activities!
Discover Exoplanets was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This project was made possible through support from NASA, under cooperative agreement number NNX16AC65A.
Family Movie: Saturday, February 15th, 1pm, Main Library
Free showing of E.T. (PG) All ages welcome.
KidTech Summit: Saturday, March 7th, 9:30-noon, Main Library
KidTech Summit returns to the library with special space flair! Learn about Kentucky’s aerospace industry, make your own space inventions, see real astro-material, launch rockets, and learn about STEAM careers and opportunities for students. No registration required.
Get Fit for Space: Monday, March 9th, 4-5:15pm, OCHD
Learn what it takes to be an astronaut and what you can do to get in shape for space! Skype with a space scientist from Oldham County, make healthy meals, try out an obstacle course, and start a healthy journey that could take you anywhere, even out of this world. No registration required.
Family Movie: Wednesday, March 18th, 4pm, Main Library
Free showing of Treasure Planet (PG)! All ages welcome.
Family Movie: Wednesday, April 15th, 4pm, Main Library
Free showing of Muppets From Space (G). All ages welcome.
Jump to Jupiter: coming in Spring 2020!
Look for Jump to Jupiter activities along the Commerce Parkway walking path arriving this spring.
Painting From the Pantry
February 15th, 1-3pm, Mahan Library
Get creative with an outside the box painting activity featuring favorite ingredients from your pantry! This special event is for ages 8 and up at the Mahan Library. Drop in between 1pm and 3pm.
Fancy Nancy Tea Party
February 22nd, 11am, Main Library
Dress up and enjoy dancing, music, crafts, and refreshments. Special guests from the Gilman School of Fance will preform.
Looking for branch specific programs? Check here!
|Art Club||Baby Time||Jr. STEAM Club||Kindness Club|
|LEGO Club||Open Play Cafe||PAWS to Read||Pokemon Club|
|Scamper Squad||Slime Club||SPARK Club||STEAM Club|
|Story Time||Toddler Time||Weekly Clubs (Mahan)||Weekly Clubs (South)|
Early childhood programs are special, weekly events designed for our youngest patrons. These programs are designed to foster early literacy skills, family bonding, and school readiness. Find a program (or several) that best fit your needs and schedule! Siblings are always welcome ath early childhood programs.
There will be no storytimes or programs the week of February 24th.
|Main Library||South Oldham Library||Mahan Library|
Recommended for ages 12 months through 36 months.
|Tuesdays, 10:30am||Wednesdays, 11am|
|Toddler Art & Play
Toddler Time with a twist! Features special STEAM or sensory play activities. Recommended for ages 12 months through 36 months.
Recommended for ages 3-6.
NEW! Scamper Squad, Wednesdays, 6pm
|Wednesdays, 10:30am||Fridays, 11am|
Afterschool Fun events start September 19th! Each Thursday between 4-5pm, drop in at the Mahan Library for a special themed activity for children in grades K-5th.
Pokemon Jr: February 6th, 4-5pm Click here to register
Mahan LEGO Club: February 13th, 4-5pm Click here to register
Mahan Maker's Club: February 20th, 4pm Click here to register
PAWS to Read: Sign up for a slot to read to a therapy dog!
Mahan Toddler Time: Wednesdays, 11am (ages 2 and under)
Mahan Storytime: Fridays, 11am (ages 3-6)
Weekly Kids Clubs:
Each Monday at the South Oldham Library features a different themed club for children in grades K-5. Sign up for the weeks and times you are interested in by clicking below!
Crafty Kids: February 10th, 1pm OR 4pm
Shake and Bake: This program will return in March!
Sprouts Kids Club: This program will return in March!
Elevensies: Family crafting, Fridays at 11am
SPARK Club is a science based enrichment club for children in grades K-5th. It meets weekly from 4-5pm on Wednesdays. Click here to sign up.
Toddler Tuesdays: Tuesdays, 10:30am (ages 2 and under)
South Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30am (ages 3-6)
Art Club meets monthly at the Main Library between 4-5pm. It is for ages 5 and up. Registration is requried. Click here for dates and sign ups.
"Choose kind" at this service club for elementary age children that meets monthly at the Main Library. Kids will work on a different project each month to spread kindness throughout the community! Registration required. Meets monthly from 4-5pm. Click here to sign up.
Join our monthly Block Party! LEGO club is for elementary school kids (grades K-5) who love to build with LEGOs. We will have challenges as well as free build time and creations will be displayed in the library after the program. This program meets monthly from 4-5pm. Registration is requried.
Enjoy coffee with other caregivers & drop-in creative preschool play for your little one! This event happens weekly on Mondays from 10-11:30am. No registration required.
The Paws to Read program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. Often times they could be struggling or reluctant readers. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a therapy dog. Click here to register, or visit the calendar.
Catch 'em all at our Pokemon club for kids grades 3-5! Sign up online.
Scamper Squad is a new evening storytime for families that features stories, singing, dancing and learning about a new animal each week! No registration is required for this program. Join us each Wednesday at the Main Library from 6-7pm.
Slime Club is for elementary school kids (grades K-5) who love science, books, and slime. We will read a book and make a different slime recipe each session. This club meets monthly from 4-5pm. Registration is required.
STEAM Club is a monthly program featuring hands-on activities and special engineering challenges for kids grades 3-5. They are held monthy on a Tuesday at the Main Library from 4-5pm. Registration is required. Sign-up here to join the fun!
JR. STEAM Club: Jr. STEAM Club is a monthly maker themed program for children grades K-2. Each program features special hands-on activities. They are held on monthly at the Main Library at 4pm. Registration is required.
Please note: Library policy states that children under 10 years of age may not be left unattended at the library. This includes programs. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment for all our patrons and appreciate the support of the community in helping sustain this.