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Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Children

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The most important school supply is a library card! With access to technology, innovative programming, and educational resources, a library card gives students of all ages the tools to succeed in school. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with our Libraries are Wonderful Take and Make Kit beginning on September 1st while supplies last. Kit includes: Child's first card application, foam airplane craft, crayons, activity sheet, and a library card holder craft. 

Contact your preferred branch to pick up your kit. 

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Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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Storytime at Home Kickoff Kits are coming to the Downtown and East Hills Libraries!  Each kit will include everything you need to follow along with our live Virtual Storytimes on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., or use the contents to recreate your own storytime session at home!  Kits will be available beginning September 1st, for contactless pickup. Call 232-3812 for more information.  Supplies are limited. 

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Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

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Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Hosted by Carnegie Librarian Jenny Ellis.  Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event to anyone registered

Forever Young Adult is an 21+ book group for adults who read teen fiction.

September book: The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron

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Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

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Make your own balloon hovercraft and see if you can make it float!  Pick up your kit at the Downtown Library beginning Monday, September 21st as part of our contactless pickup options.  Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how to put your hovercraft together.  

Kits are limited!  Register for your kit, or call 232-3812 to pick yours up today!

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Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

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Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

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Do you love reading?  Do you enjoy talking about what you're reading?  You should join us for our Friends Book Club Downtown.  The fourth Monday of every month will discuss a different title.  Call Chelsea for more information at 816-232-7729.

This month we will discuss The Other Side of Everything by Lauren Doyle Owens.

This club will be held via Zoom. To join the group and receive the link, email cphipps@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

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Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

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Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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