Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Kick start the season of giving with East Hills Library! 

Donate new or gently-used winter clothing to East Hills Library during the week of October 2-October 8. 
Any donations received during this time will receive a $2 gift certificate to use at our Fall Booksale!*

Items needed are new or gently-used winter coats/jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. 

*Gift certificate valid October 13-17, 2022 only. One coupon per person. 

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Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

SJPL is developing a long range plan and we want to hear from you.  We are holding two community meetings today.  One at 3 pm at the East Hills Library and one at 6 pm at the Downtown Library.  

We hope you will join us for one of the sessions.

For questions, please contact Library Director, Mary Beth Revels, at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us or 816-232-4038.

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Disclaimer(s):
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, October 6
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

SJPL is developing a long range plan and we want to hear from you.  We are holding two community meetings today.  One at 3 pm at the East Hills Library and one at 6 pm at the Downtown Library.  

We hope you will join us for one of the sessions.

For questions, please contact Library Director, Mary Beth Revels, at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us or 816-232-4038.

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Disclaimer(s):
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, October 6
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Do you have a student with dyslexia?  Have you ever wondered what that might feel like? Experience what it is like to have dyslexia during this simulation presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.  

Registration is required for this session.

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Disclaimer(s):
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: Friday, October 7
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
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 18 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 20 minutes.

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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: Saturday, October 8
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

Join yoga instructor, Jamie Davis for a morning of fun and yoga for kids ages 5-12.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Registration is required.  Space is limited.

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Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Music, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Miss Amanda each Monday for storytime! Make new friends and enjoy fun-filled activities!

  • Stories
  • Crafts
  • Singing 
  • Dancing

... and more!

 

Intended for children 6 years and under. 

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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: Monday, October 10
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

The library has new STEAM activity kits available to check out!

Join us as we browse our new collection of STEAM To-Go Activity Kits!

Explore different kits each week!

For grades Pre-K to 6.

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Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Celebrate National Cookie Month with a cookie decorating war! We'll decorate space themed cookies in honor of our movie night selection. Whose decorating will be the favorite?

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


Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for Family Movie Night to see "Lightyear" in a theater setting.

Running Time: 105 minutes

Rating: PG

All ages are welcome. Popcorn provided while supplies last. You are welcome to bring a drink with lid. 

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Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

Activities will be geared toward ages 3-6.

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Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Come to Washington Park and pick up a fun fall craft to make! Available while supplies last!

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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: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Off Site
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Come see the library at Tiny Tot Town and get a free book! We'll have a pretend library all set up for your imaginative play!

Tiny Tot Town is a FREE interactive, simulated community designed to introduce children to life in our town. As children stroll the streets, they meet and play with store owners, community heroes, bankers, librarians, doctors and other professionals in our community. Tiny Tot Town is designed for infants through age 5 and their caregivers!

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Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 Poltergeist (1982) 114 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, October 12
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Bring your wiggly toddlers to a storytime designed just for them!
Children, ages 18 months-3 years, and their caring adults, can participate in early literacy enhancing activities including books, songs, movement activities, finger plays and flannel stories.

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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, October 12
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.

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Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for preschool storytime at the Carnegie Library during our fall storytime session. 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: Thursday, October 13
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Friends members ONLY Preview Sale.  Memberships can be paid at the door. The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Learn about the signs of dyslexia presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.

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Disclaimer(s):
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: Friday, October 14
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
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 18 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 20 minutes.

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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: Saturday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join us for our Families Like Mine Storytime, as we celebrate the richness of diversity in our community!  This monthly Saturday storytime will feature special guest readers from the local community.  

Leslie was born in Missouri and adopted at the age of 11 months old. She came to St. Joseph to attend college at MWSU. She has a daughter age 23, and girl/boy twins, age 17. She is active in her church praise team, sings backup in a classic rock band, and is hired to solo in weddings and funerals. One of her proudest moments in her singing career was having the lead in Sister Act the Musical at the Missouri Theater in 2019. Leslie is a Social Justice and Outreach Director for the YWCA St. Joseph and is passionate about racial justice.

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Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us any time between 12 and 4. Activities include pumpkin spice taste test, photo props with a Halloween back drop and pumpkin crafts. Storytime at the top of every hour.

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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: Saturday, October 15
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

The library has new STEAM activity kits available to check out!

Join us as we browse our new collection of STEAM To-Go Activity Kits!

We'll have a variety of kits available to try out at the library and to check out to use at home! 

For grades K-6.

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Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Monday, October 17
Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Monday, October 17
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Music, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Miss Amanda each Monday for storytime! Make new friends and enjoy fun-filled activities!

  • Stories
  • Crafts
  • Singing 
  • Dancing

... and more!

 

Intended for children 6 years and under. 

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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: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

Activities will be geared toward ages 3-6.

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Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Come to Washington Park Library and try our STEAM To-Go Kits!

We have a variety of STEAM kits to play with!

For grades Pre-K to 6.

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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: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 Horror of Dracula (1958) 82 minutes, TV-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, October 19
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Bring your wiggly toddlers to a storytime designed just for them!
Children, ages 18 months-3 years, and their caring adults, can participate in early literacy enhancing activities including books, songs, movement activities, finger plays and flannel stories.

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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, October 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.

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Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for preschool storytime at the Carnegie Library during our fall storytime session. 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, October 19
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokémon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokémon fans! All ages welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees.  The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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Disclaimer(s):
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, October 20
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for the final segment of our dyslexia awareness series where we learn how we can support children with dyslexia presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.

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Disclaimer(s):
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: Thursday, October 20
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The monthly meeting of the LEGO Club where all Lego enthusiasts from kindergarten on up are invited to build and share their creations with us. Participants are encouraged to bring their own LEGOs, but we have some too.  The theme for our October meeting is You Can't Scare Me!

Space is limited.

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Disclaimer(s):
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: Friday, October 21
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
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 18 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 20 minutes.

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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: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Have fun on Saturday morning with your child while learning new parenting information and gaining new skills to fill your parenting toolbox!  Over a series of five sessions, we'll have professionals from the St. Joseph community who will share activities, information, and offerings available to children and families.  Mark your calendar to attend all five Saturday sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 12/3.   Come for one, two, or all!  This program is part of our Family Place Library initiative, and is intended for families with children under the age of five.  

The October 22 session will feature Lauren Kelly a certified Parent Educator with St. Joseph School District's Parents as Teachers program. The topic is Speech and Language.  

She has been working with families here in St. Joseph for more than six years. The part she likes most about her job is observing how caregivers from diverse backgrounds bring strengths to their child's learning. Shei is a mom of two amazing daughters and a puppy (who is not quite so amazing yet). In her spare time she coaches her daughter's softball team and leads her Girl Scout Troop. She is working hard to learn ASL and become quadrilingual. 

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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: Saturday, October 22
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for a fun all ages interactive viewing of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" with 4-D effects, props, and of course singing along! Costumes encouraged! 

Rating: G

Running Time: 112 minutes

Registration required to ensure we have enough props available. 

 

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Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Music, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Miss Amanda each Monday for storytime! Make new friends and enjoy fun-filled activities!

  • Stories
  • Crafts
  • Singing 
  • Dancing

... and more!

 

Intended for children 6 years and under. 

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.


Date: Monday, October 24
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

The library has new STEAM activity kits available to check out!

Join us as we browse our new collection of STEAM To-Go Activity Kits!

Explore different kits each week!

For grades Pre-K to 6.

Full Details »

Disclaimer(s):

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

Activities will be geared toward ages 3-6.

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Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Come to Washington Park and pick up a fun fall craft to make! Available while supplies last!

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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: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 Hocus Pocus (1993) 95 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, October 26
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Bring your wiggly toddlers to a storytime designed just for them!
Children, ages 18 months-3 years, and their caring adults, can participate in early literacy enhancing activities including books, songs, movement activities, finger plays and flannel stories.

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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, October 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.

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Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for preschool storytime at the Carnegie Library during our fall storytime session. 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: Thursday, October 27
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
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 18 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 20 minutes.

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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: Friday, October 28
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Have some GROSS Halloween STEAM fun on your day off of school. We'll have flying zombies, glowing snot, dancing frankenworms, and edible eyeballs. 

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Disclaimer(s):
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: Saturday, October 29
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Have fun on Saturday morning with your child while learning new parenting information and gaining new skills to fill your parenting toolbox!  Over a series of five sessions, we'll have professionals from the St. Joseph community who will share activities, information, and offerings available to children and families.  Mark your calendar to attend all five Saturday sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 12/3.   Come for one, two, or all!  This program is part of our Family Place Library initiative, and is intended for families with children under the age of five.  

October 29 session will feature a speaker from the St. Joseph Health Department. The topic will be Nutrition and Treats.

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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: Monday, October 31
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Games/Gaming, Movies, Music, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Come to Washington Park for storytime and come to the Halloween Party!

Costumes are welcomed!

There will be...

  • A Dance Party
  • Cute Spooky Stories
  • Cupcakes and/or Cookies
  • Fun Crafts
  • ...and more!

 

Intended for children 6 years and under. 

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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.

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


Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

Activities will be geared toward ages 3-6.

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Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, Teens

Description:

Come to Washington Park Library for and pick up a craft for Tricky Tuesday!

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Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cross-Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Now’s your chance to dress up as your favorite literary character! November first is National Family Literacy Day, and we are hosting a literary character dress-up parade at all four of our locations.  All ages are invited to come dressed up as your favorite literary character to walk in our short, but fun indoor parade around the library! We will be joined by the Daughters of the American Revolution who will assist in handing out candy and free books to participants.

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Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) 115 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, November 2
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Bring your wiggly toddlers to a storytime designed just for them!
Children, ages 18 months-3 years, and their caring adults, can participate in early literacy enhancing activities including books, songs, movement activities, finger plays and flannel stories.

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.


Date: Wednesday, November 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.

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Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

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

 

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.


Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 10:00am - 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 2 hour session.

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Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Have fun on Saturday morning with your child while learning new parenting information and gaining new skills to fill your parenting toolbox!  Over a series of five sessions, we'll have professionals from the St. Joseph community who will share activities, information, and offerings available to children and families.  Mark your calendar to attend all five Saturday sessions: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 12/3.   Come for one, two, or all!  This program is part of our Family Place Library initiative, and is intended for families with children under the age of five.  

The November 5 session will feature a speaker from Community Action Partnership on Music and Play.

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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.

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