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Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

St. Joseph Public Library strives to help children develop a life-long love of reading and learning.  Storytime makes learning fun! Storytime acts as an integral part of early literacy education by introducing young children to books, rhymes, music and other literacy-based activities. 
Join Ms Jess in exploring books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills.This program is intended for children age 3-6 and their caregivers; family members of all ages are welcome to participate in the 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: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Teens

Description:

Test your scientific mettle with these STEM challenges!

September 3 -- Pringles Circles

September 10 -- Egg Drops (FROM THE BALCONY)

September 17-- Life Size Operation using the Makey Makey

September 24 --Magnet Painting

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This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children

Description:

Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail on an epic library expedition to discover a hidden pirate treasure chest! K-6th grade

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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: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Early Literacy, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, Adults

Description:

Parents of 1 - 4 year-olds are invited to join us at the Downtown Children's Library for five fun and educational sessions on Tuesday evenings in September and October presented by CAP Head Start in conjunction with the Family Place Libraries.  Each session lasts about an hour. Children will be able to play with educational toys while parents speak one-on-one to a child development expert.  Light refreshments will be provided.  This week's topic will focus on music and movement!

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Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Adults

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is The Big Chill (1983) 103 minutes, R. 


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, September 18
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for preschool story time at the St. Joseph Public Library, Carnegie Branch during our fall story time session. Each session is centered around a theme, and books and crafts are generally chosen to support the theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject.

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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, September 18
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

Description:

Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Feel free to bring your lunch!

September book: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

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Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Local History/Genealogy
Ages: Adults

Description:

Get help starting on your genealogy or get a fresh perspective on your existing research. We can help you navigate all the avenues to take in your genealogy quest or help you through roadblocks you may have encountered.

 

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Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokemon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokemon fans!

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Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

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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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and introduce your children to books, reading, and new friends at our fun storytimes. Experience a lively mix of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts that make this a special time for you and your child.  For children ages 3 to 6.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

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.

This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Club Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Adults

Description:

Calling all crafters! Do you love to sew/embroider, knit/crochet, draw/paint, scrapbook? No time or space to work on your special projects at home? Would you enjoy learning or teaching a craft? Join the Crafty Sew & Sews! Friends, fun, crafts & snacks.  Sessions are 4 hours long, and attendees can drop in and leave at any time.

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Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the Washington Park Library, are offering children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. This program utilizes therapy dogs as the listeners for children of all ages and reading levels.  Drop in anytime during this 90 minute session.

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Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Teens

Description:

Do you love Anime?  Teens are welcome to join our Anime Club.  We enjoy an anime selection and related crafts or trivia contest.  Snacks and drinks provided!

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Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" by joining us on a literary adventure!

How does Pirate Jack prepare for a day on the high seas? By dressing “with every color, right on cue…t’ join me motley crew.” Join us as we read Pirate Jack Gets Dressed by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Allison Black (Beach Lane Books), talk like swashbuckling sailors, festoon ourselves with colors, and walk away with a paper parrot on our pirate shoulders. All welcome, but best for ages 3-7.

Register to let us know to expect you, but feel free to just drop in as well! Supplies limited.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.