Chess, the game of kings. All chess enthusiasts welcome, no matter their skill level. Learn the pieces, their moves, and some strategies all while playing with a friendly, encouraging group that shares your enthusiasm.
Chicks with Sticks
Thursdays 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join our casual fiber-arts community. While we started out focusing on knitting and crochet, we have expanded to include needlepoint, sewing, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, and more. We are open to all levels of experience from those just curious to master artisans.
Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for this classic card game. Haven’t played since playing with your grandparents, not a problem. We are excited to help everyone learn and become familiar with this game.
Decks & Dice
Tuesdays from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Looking to experience new board games? Join us in our Activity Room on our lower level. We have several popular games available for play during this time, including Carcassonne, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Fluxx, Othello, Pandemic, and more.
2nd Saturday of each month 9:00am
Franklin County Genealogical Society meetings are open to anyone with an interest in genealogy. There is no cost, and no reservation is needed. Just come and bring your questions and whatever helpful tips you are willing to share. Meetings take place in the study room at Ottawa City Hall, Room 103. Find more information on their webpage.
Fridays 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Minecraft Bedrock Edition is available on eight of our public computers. Players need an Xbox Live account to connect to external servers, but not to play local games. You are welcome to use one of these computers whenever available or stop by for our organized playtime on Fridays, right after Read & Feed.
Rural History Club
4th Saturday of each month at 9:00am
Dedicated to exploring and documenting historical sites throughout Franklin County, Kansas. For members of the Franklin County Rural History Club, warm weather means one thing: field trips. Our first adventure of 2018 took us a few miles southwest of Ottawa, where a quiet farm near Interstate 35 shared some–but not all–of its secrets. Find out more on their website.
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Calling all lexophiles (word lovers). Whether you are still developing your language skills or have mastered the English language, you are welcome to join one of our Scrabble games.