Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Get up close and personal with cool trucks, big vehicles, and meet some of our community helpers at our Touch-A-Truck event! We'll be set up across from the East Hills Library. 

Don't forget your sunscreen!

For all ages.

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Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Volunteer Opportunity
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Parents! Do you have a young child who would like practice reading over the summer with a Teen Mentor? Check out our new program called A+ Readers! Each Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in June we will meet at the East Hills Library for some fun reading practice time. We will pair up the Teen mentors with young readers during this drop-in program. This program will take place at The Bartlett Center in July!

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Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Join us for Lego Club at the East Hills Library! Come meet with fellow LEGO enthusiasts each month for various LEGO challenges. Can you build it?

For grades K and up.

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Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children ages 2-6 years and their grown-ups can learn while playing at our weekly Messy Munchkins sessions in June and July. Each week we’ll have child-directed play time where little ones can explore, learn, and yes, get messy all while having fun!

Themes and activities will vary; email msnider@sjpl.lib.mo.us for this 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.

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


Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Get ready for National Ice Cream Day with an Ice Cream Taste Test. We'll make our own vanilla ice cream, then taste test several flavors as well, including astronaut ice cream. Which will be best?

Registration required. For grades K-8.

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Date: Monday, July 22
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Need something fun to do with you kids this summer? Washington Park Library is taking story time out into our park! Come enjoy Summer Storytime with Miss Willa for an hour of stories and activities. If the weather is uncooperative, we will move inside to the Storytime room. Summer storytime is every Monday at 10am through the month of July. This program is intended for children ages 0-8 years.

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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, July 22
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Local History/Genealogy
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for the 6th Annual Local History Week! We will be running two scavenger hunts all week. 

 

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Local History Scavenger Hunt

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Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Features different crafts each week.

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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, July 23
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

For this Tricky Tuesday activity, we will be making Kinetic-Sandcastles! Come enjoy playing in the sand without the mess! We have sandcastle molds, and scooping and digging trucks to play with. 

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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, July 23
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is The Great Outdoors (1988) 92 Minutes, 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, July 24
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join Ms. Sarah for an interactive program learning about animals you may see in Missouri. There will not be live animals, but there will be pelts to touch, skulls and antlers, and animal tracks impressions. Come learn about the animals you may find in your backyard! 

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Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for storytime at the Carnegie Library. Each session will end with a craft.

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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, July 25
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Come create something unique while learning basic sewing skills. We'll give new meaning to 'leaving you in stitches!' Full STEAM ahead to the Library for Summer fun! This program is provided in part by MU Extension.

 

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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.

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


Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Volunteer Opportunity
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Parents! Do you have a young child who would like practice reading over the summer with a Teen Mentor? Check out our new program called A+ Readers! Each Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in June we will meet at the East Hills Library for some fun reading practice time. We will pair up the Teen mentors with young readers during this drop-in program. This program will take place at The Bartlett Center in July!

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Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly Board meeting of the SJPL Board of Trustees.

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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, July 25
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for an outdoor movie night sponsored by the Library Foundation. The outdoor theater equipment was purchased with funds from the Urban Homestead grant.

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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: Friday, July 26
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children ages 2-6 years and their grown-ups can learn while playing at our weekly Messy Munchkins sessions in June and July. Each week we’ll have child-directed play time where little ones can explore, learn, and yes, get messy all while having fun!

Themes and activities will vary; email msnider@sjpl.lib.mo.us for this week's theme. 

Full Details »

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.

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


Date: Friday, July 26
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

¡Acompáñanos en una noche de diversión jugando Lotería en la Biblioteca Downtown! Gana premios, disfruta de aperitivos, y diviértete por la noche en este evento en la biblioteca que tendrá a todos gritando ¡Buenas!

Join us for a fun night at the Downtown Library playing Lotería (Mexican Bingo)! You don't have to speak Spanish to win prizes, enjoy snacks, and have a fun night at the library during this program that's sure to have everyone shouting  ¡Buenas!

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Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Performances
Ages: All Ages

Description:

On this day, our Reader's Theater will be performing the one act play "Bad Auditions for Bad Actors" by Ian McWethy. Open to all who would like to see a fun show!

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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, July 29
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Need something fun to do with you kids this summer? Washington Park Library is taking story time out into our park! Come enjoy Summer Storytime with Miss Willa for an hour of stories and activities. If the weather is uncooperative, we will move inside to the Storytime room. Summer storytime is every Monday at 10am through the month of July. This program is intended for children ages 0-8 years.

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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, July 29
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Do you like to watch birds in your yard? Come to the Downtown Library and make an egg carton bird feeder. Soon you will have lots of feathered friends visiting your yard for a snack!

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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.

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

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


Date: Tuesday, July 30
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Features different crafts each week.

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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, July 30
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

This week we will play BINGO for kids! Bring your game face, and get ready for fun, and winning cool prizes! 

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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, July 30
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is Migration (2023) 82 Minutes, 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, July 31
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for storytime at the Carnegie Library. Each session will end with a craft.

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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.


Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Join us at the Downtown Library to design some wacky creations that you might not see in the average art class.

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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.

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


Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Cool off with the staff from the St. Joseph Public Library for an end of Summer Reading Ice Skating Party at Bode Ice Arena.  Admission is free!  The fun is priceless!  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Safe and courteous behaviors are required to participate.  Food and drinks for sell at the Bode concession stand. 

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Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the East Hills 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: Monday, August 5
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Adults, All Ages

Description:

Do you love to do jigsaw puzzles? We do too! But what do you do with the ones you have completed? Now's your chance to swap some you have done with some new to you puzzles at this puzzle swap! Just bring a puzzle (or two, or three) and we'll swap with each other. For all ages, no registration required. 

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Date: Tuesday, August 6
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

If you and your child enjoy crafts, games, movies and a variety of fun activities, get to Washington Park Library for Tricky Tuesday! 

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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, August 6
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024) 125 Minutes, PG-13. 


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, August 7
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children aged 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn and play together in the East Hills Storytime Room with the early literacy toy collection. In addition, we will sing songs and fingerplays featuring rhythm instruments, ribbon wands, scarves and/or shakers.

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Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Children ages birth to 8 and their grown-ups are invited to come and join the fun! We will enjoy some stories and a craft at the Downtown Library.

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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, August 13
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

If you and your child enjoy crafts, games, movies and a variety of fun activities, get to Washington Park Library for Tricky Tuesday! 

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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, August 13
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is The Boys in the Boat (2023) 123 Minutes, PG-13. 


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, August 14
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children aged 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn and play together in the East Hills Storytime Room with the early literacy toy collection. In addition, we will sing songs and fingerplays featuring rhythm instruments, ribbon wands, scarves and/or shakers.

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Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Join us for Lego Club at the East Hills Library! Come meet with fellow LEGO enthusiasts each month for various LEGO challenges. Can you build it?

For grades K and up.

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SJPL Reads!: Virtual Pre-Recorded Storytimes

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