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Date: Tuesday, May 24
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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Live, in person storytime is BACK!

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

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Date: Tuesday, May 24
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

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Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Tuesday, May 24
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

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Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is High Noon (1952) 85 minutes, TV-PG.


Hard of hearing? We have t-coil looping technology installed in the theater for hearing aids. Thank you to the Sertoma Club of St. Joseph for providing this state-of-the-art technology in the theater!

Bring a drink and we’ll hand out the free, fresh popped popcorn! For questions, visit the East Hills Library or call 236-2136.

Thank you to the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library for underwriting support of this program.

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Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cross-Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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Pick up everything you need to make a Cactus Pet Rock! Kits are limited and can be picked up at the East Hills or Downtown locations.
For more information, please call Kelsey at 816-236-2136.

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Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
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Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

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Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

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Walk, crawl or run for preschool storytime at the Carnegie Library during our spring storytime session. We will be OUTSIDE so it's weather permitting.

Each attendee will receive a take-home craft relating to that week's theme. 

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Children

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Can you name all of the Greek gods? (Bonus points if you know their Roman counterparts.) Do you like talking about some of the best books ever written? Would you like to make crafts that even a demigod would love? Then join us this month as we continue our reading journey through the Percy Jackson series. In May we will discuss The Sea of Monsters and make our own version of Hermes' winged shoes.  Craft kits will be available beginning May 18.

Tween Talk is a monthly Tween program where we will discuss various books, do fun activities and have a great time hanging out!  

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For questions please call Molly at 232-3812 or mswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us

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Date: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

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Carnegie librarian Jenny Ellis will host the virtual cozy mystery book club Murder, She Read. May's book will be Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney. The author will be joining us.

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Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Deanna and friends for storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Library. Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Adults

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Whether you are an experienced knitter or just starting out, this is a nice opportunity to join others who love to knit. Jen will be on hand to help with basic knitting tips and help getting started. Some practice supplies will be provided, but attendees are advised to purchase their own needles and yarn.

 

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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: Thursday, May 26
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

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The Virtual Teen Book Club will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.  In May we will be reading Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes. Seats are limited and registration is required. Books will be provided and are available for pick up on the first of the month. To get your copy of this month's book, email Molly at mswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

 

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Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers, Local History/Genealogy, Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Charles Starkweather developed his worldview at the young age of 18 - "Dead people are all on the same level." Beginning in Nebraska, he and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Fugate, went on a murder spree that was devastating and terrifying. Join Jen Wildhagen as she explores the famously murderous duo of Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate. Descriptions and images used in this series are not suitable for children or the squeamish. 

 

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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.