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Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Misty for bounces, books, songs & more early literacy fun for our newest readers. For babies birth to 35 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 25 minutes.

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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: Monday, September 23
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors, Miscellaneous, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Do you love the Who Was books & Netflix series? We do too!  Not sure what we’re talking about? That’s okay, you’ll still have fun! Join us on Monday afternoons as we discover cool facts and try fun activities related to the lives of inventors, authors, artists and more famous and important people featured in the Who Was book series. No extra reading required!    

J.K. Rowling is a contemporary author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series. Join us to learn more about her life and how she created the fantastic world of Harry Potter. Then craft your own wizarding wand and practice your spell casting. 

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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: Monday, September 23
Time: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

Description:

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 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

 

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Date: Tuesday, September 24
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 24
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 24
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World- PG-110 minutes, 2019

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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.

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


Date: Tuesday, September 24
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. Sessions are 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 speech and language.

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Date: Tuesday, September 24
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 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 118 minutes, NR. 


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 25
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Adults

Description:

Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

This month's book selection is: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

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Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
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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 25
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Adults

Description:

Adults are invited to come unwind in our Owen Meeting Room. Take a midday break, enjoy our art supplies and relax with some music and light refreshments.  Supplies provided.  

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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: Wednesday, September 25
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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