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Date: Friday, January 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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If you miss us as much as we miss you, here is your chance to see your favorite library friends through Book-A-Librarian!

Ms. Jess from the East Hills Library and Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be hosting one-on-one Zoom visits upon request with local library families.

During your personalized session, children can read to their librarian, hear a story, talk about new and exciting things, introduce their pets-- whatever boost YOUR family could use during these unprecedented times.

Once we receive your family's registration request, we will call you to set up an appointment and discuss the details.

Use the form below to Book-A-Librarian today, space is limited!

 

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Date: Friday, January 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, Teens, Adults, All Ages

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From January 1st to January 31st, St. Joseph Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S). We challenge our patrons of all ages to read at least 1 book during the month to help us meet our community goal of 500 books read in January.  All you have to do is keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site at sjplibrary.beanstack.org. Join us and the thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation to read a target number of books.

Each reader will be eligible for a goodie from the library available for pick up in February.  You’ll also be eligible to win a prize from Simon and Schuster.  Prizes will include book collections and virtual author visits. Ten (10) winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty (50) books from the “Books Like Us” collection.  When we meet our community goal, we’ll also “Pie a Librarian” live on the library’s social media channels!  If we double our goal (read 1000 books), we'll pie Mayor Bill McMurray!  Watch for progress updates every Monday on Facebook!  Happy reading, St. Joseph!

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Date: Saturday, January 23
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

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Have you ever thought about being a Dungeons and Dragons Game Master but don’t know where to start? Are you an experienced GM who wants to go over the basic rules again? Do you just really like DnD and want to talk with other people who really like DnD? Then this monthly series is just for you! Each month we will host a virtual meeting discussing the basics of running a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  

In the first session we will discuss the basic game mechanics and how to interpret and apply the rules.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. For questions or comments, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us

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Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens

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The St. Joseph Public Library invites older elementary children, tweens, and teens to meet up and share your poetry, writing, art, and other creative creations during our Virtual Creative Commons Zoom meet up.

Each month, we will meet to share our work as a supportive group, talk about fun projects to work on throughout the month, and socialize with other like-minded creative folks. 

Space is limited. Open to children and teens ages 9-17. Participants may upload their works to the Creative Commons shared Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ueDi7MsZKWA2ufrj6k2eAJdpEKbNT0OH?usp=sharing

January's prompt is to create something relating to Pirates and Nautical Adventures. 

Register using the form below to receive the Zoom link for the event.

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Date: Monday, January 25
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 Transatlantic Book Club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

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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