Date: Saturday, 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

Description:

From January 1st to January 31st, St. Joseph Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s 5th Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner. We challenge our patrons of all ages to read at least one 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 keep reading this winter!

Each reader will be entered to win a grand prize. When we meet our community goal of 500 books read, a lucky library patron will get to “Pie a Librarian” on a Facebook Live. At 1000, Sports Reporter/Anchor Chris Roush will get a pie in the face and 1500 books read Chief Meteorologist Mike Bracciano will receive a pie in his face. Happy reading, St. Joseph!

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Date: Monday, January 3
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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: Tuesday, January 18
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, January 18
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Jess on the third Tuesdays of the month for a live storytime, featuring books, songs, and interactive fun!

We will meet at the carpeted area near the center court carousel at 11 a.m. and sing, read, talk, and rhyme for 30-45 minutes. Geared to children ages 0-6 and their caregivers. All ages are welcome to attend. Masks and social distancing encouraged. 

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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 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, January 18
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, January 19
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, January 20
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: Tuesday, January 25
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, January 25
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Children

Description:

Do you love wizards? Do you dream about what your wand will be made of? Then join us for this recurring program where we will talk all things wizards and witches and have some fun activities revolving around the magical wizarding world.

This month will feature a floating candle take and make so make sure to sign up at least one week in advance!

Registration is required to attend the Zoom meeting. This club is intended for ages 10-14.

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Date: Thursday, January 27
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: Sunday, January 30
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

From the creators of Reading Roadtrip comes Snoozer's Storytime Adventures, a new Checkers TV program that brings children's books to life in new and innovating ways! Join Snoozer and Mrs. Hamilton for an inspiring story, DIY craft, and song during each episode. Visit our Checkers TV webpage to access our most recent Storytime Adventure-- a new episode will be posted every two weeks throughout winter and spring.

Activity materials can be printed directly from the library's Checkers TV webpage at sipl.lib.mo.us/ctv or you can pick up a free packet of craft prints at any St. Joseph Public Library branch. Crafts will be available one week before and after the program date, while supplies last! 

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Date: Tuesday, February 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Stop by the East Hills Library to pick up a kit to create your own 'One of a Kind' Snowman craft.  Available beginning Feb. 1st, while supplies last, no registration needed. 

Don't forget to check out a few books or movies while you are here!

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

Description:

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: Tuesday, February 1
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, February 1
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, February 2
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, February 3
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, February 4
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy
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. 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.

Episodes will be released on our Facebook page and on the SJPL Sprouts webpage each week at https://sjpl.lib.mo.us/sprouts 

Want to see more of Mr. Will? Visit the SJPL Sprouts playlist for the complete set of Sprouts videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuSOyW3B0VFP6oOQ2OxSmJf 

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

Description:

Come and say hello to a uke-lovin' group via Zoom. We'll sing and strum along to music with chords and lyrics; feel free to share your favorites 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 with the library!

Register to receive the zoom meeting link. 

Limited to 10 users. 

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

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Date: Tuesday, February 8
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, February 8
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, February 9
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, February 10
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, February 10
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Need to have a Valentine Mailbox for your school party? We invite you to 'Drop in & Decorate!' We'll have boxes, paper, stickers, and other decorating supplies to make a fantastic Valentine Box! Choose which supplies you want to take with you to decorate your box at home. Items will be available from 3-6 p.m. or while supplies last.

For Grades K-6

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Date: Friday, February 11
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy
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. 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.

Episodes will be released on our Facebook page and on the SJPL Sprouts webpage each week at https://sjpl.lib.mo.us/sprouts 

Want to see more of Mr. Will? Visit the SJPL Sprouts playlist for the complete set of Sprouts videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuSOyW3B0VFP6oOQ2OxSmJf 

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Date: Saturday, February 12
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Everyone needs a little gnome in their life! Pick up this kit to create a kid-friendly (uses no hot glue!) valentine gnome. For grades K-8, no sign up required, just come on in and pick it up while supplies last.

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Date: Sunday, February 13
Time: 10:00am - 10:15am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

From the creators of Reading Roadtrip comes Snoozer's Storytime Adventures, a new Checkers TV program that brings children's books to life in new and innovating ways! Join Snoozer and Mrs. Hamilton for an inspiring story, DIY craft, and song during each episode. Visit our Checkers TV webpage to access our most recent Storytime Adventure-- a new episode will be posted every two weeks throughout winter and spring.

Activity materials can be printed directly from the library's Checkers TV webpage at sipl.lib.mo.us/ctv or you can pick up a free packet of craft prints at any St. Joseph Public Library branch. Crafts will be available one week before and after the program date, while supplies last! 

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Date: Monday, February 14
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by the Downtown Library and pick up the supplies to create some lovely heart art with contact paper stencils and cotton swabs.  Available beginning February 14th, while supplies last, no registration needed. Call 232-3812 for more information.

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Date: Tuesday, February 15
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 SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Stop by Washington Park Library every Tuesday to grab a fun Take n' Make craft! While supplies last. 

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Date: Wednesday, February 16
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year. Available every Wednesday. While supplies last.

 

Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, February 17
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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SJPL Reads!: Virtual Pre-Recorded Storytimes

SJPL Sprouts: Growing Lifelong Readers