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

Description:

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: Monday, March 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

As we spring forward for Daylight Savings Time, kids can practice their clock skills with a CD clock craft. Then get ready for the first day of spring with a 'my pet butterfly' craft.  Also, get outside on a nice day for some bubble fun!

One kit per child beginning March 1st, while supplies last. Pick one up at your preferred branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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Date: Monday, March 8
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

There’s a Crafter Among Us!

The Librarians behind ‘Maker Monday’ and ‘STEAM Take & Make’ are teaming up because we believe there is a CRAFTER Among Us! Help us prove this is true, by picking up your very own Among Us Crewmate felt keychain sewing kit.  Don’t be sus!

All supplies and instructions are included as well as a how-to video, which will be posted to our  YouTube channel the first day the kit is available. Register to reserve your kit; one per child while supplies last.

Best for ages 8 and up. NOT suitable for young children due to the sewing needle included in the kit.

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Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Miscellaneous, Performances
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Grow lifelong readers with SJPL Sprouts!

Each week, Mr. Will Stuck, Edu-tainer and Storyteller, will introduce pre-reading skills, activities, and fun books for children and caregivers. 

Check out the library's SJPL Sprouts YouTube playlist

SJPL Sprouts is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

This month, I am teaming up with the Maker Monday librarian to find a Crafter Among Us! Please see this calendar entry for full description and to register for a kit. Supplies limited, best for ages 8 and up.

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Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, March 17
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. 

Thursday, March 4:  Parkour Challenge: Are you good at parkour? We'll have a few different parkour skill level maps to play.

Thursday, March 18: Escape the Nether: Can you solve the clues to find the Nether portal to escape the Nether? Hint: you'll need to brush up on your coordinate skills!

Thursday, April 1:   Ocean Monument: Do you have what it takes to take down the Elder Guardians? Who can defeat them first? 

Thursday, April 15: Creative Time: We'll spend time in Creative Mode building anything your heart desires.

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Date: Friday, March 19
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Miscellaneous, Performances
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Grow lifelong readers with SJPL Sprouts!

Each week, Mr. Will Stuck, Edu-tainer and Storyteller, will introduce pre-reading skills, activities, and fun books for children and caregivers. 

Check out the library's SJPL Sprouts YouTube playlist

SJPL Sprouts is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Monday, March 22
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

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. In this month's meet-up, we will be sharing futuristic-themed works (and whatever other projects you want to show off!)

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.

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

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Date: Tuesday, March 23
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, March 23
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Children

Description:

Are you a mythology fan?  Do you enjoy stories about fantastic creatures and Percy Jackson?  Then join our brand new Virtual Mythology Fan Club! 

In this monthly series kids will explore classic myths from different cultures with an accompanying activity. This month's theme is:  Norse Mythology.  Registration is required to attend the Zoom meeting.

This club is intended for ages 10-14.  

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Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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Date: Friday, March 26
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Miscellaneous, Performances
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Grow lifelong readers with SJPL Sprouts!

Each week, Mr. Will Stuck, Edu-tainer and Storyteller, will introduce pre-reading skills, activities, and fun books for children and caregivers. 

Check out the library's SJPL Sprouts YouTube playlist

SJPL Sprouts is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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

Description:

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.

Click here for the monthly event with the registration form: Book-A-Librarian

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Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Get out and Garden! Learn about our Seed Library and get your very own seed starting kit in this month's take and make. Also have fun with a garden craft. 

One kit per child beginning April 1st, while supplies last. Pick one up at your preferred branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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

Description:

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: Thursday, April 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Get out and Garden! Learn about our Seed Library and get your very own seed starting kit in this month's take and make. Also have fun with a garden craft. 

One kit per child beginning April 1st, while supplies last. Pick one up at your preferred branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

Full Details »

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Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. 

Thursday, March 4:  Parkour Challenge: Are you good at parkour? We'll have a few different parkour skill level maps to play.

Thursday, March 18: Escape the Nether: Can you solve the clues to find the Nether portal to escape the Nether? Hint: you'll need to brush up on your coordinate skills!

Thursday, April 1:   Ocean Monument: Do you have what it takes to take down the Elder Guardians? Who can defeat them first? 

Thursday, April 15: Creative Time: We'll spend time in Creative Mode building anything your heart desires.

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Date: Friday, April 2
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Miscellaneous, Performances
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Grow lifelong readers with SJPL Sprouts!

Each week, Mr. Will Stuck, Edu-tainer and Storyteller, will introduce pre-reading skills, activities, and fun books for children and caregivers. 

Check out the library's SJPL Sprouts YouTube playlist

SJPL Sprouts is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Monday, April 5
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

**ONLINE PROGRAM**

VIRTUAL Ukulele Sing & Strum Along! 

We are testing out the virtual application of our ukulele meet up! It might work, but it might not be perfect-- worst case scenario, come and say hello to a uke-lovin' group via Zoom. 

Register to receive the zoom meeting link. 

Limited to 10 users. 

We'll sing and strum along to music with chords and lyrics displayed on the movie screen in the theater. Feel free to bring any sheet or self-written music to share with the group. While beginners are welcome, this class is intended for uke players with a basic understanding of chords and strumming. It's a fun opportunity to meet new ukulele friends, practice the art of strumming and singing songs, and celebrate music at the library!

Play along on your own time, using our collection of fun songs on the Sing and Strum Along Playlist

Participants must bring their own ukulele.

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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.

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