Date: Tuesday, May 21
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 Wonka (2023) 112 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, May 22
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, May 22
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens

Description:

Do you want to learn the nuts and bolts of Super Smash Bros? Well, who better to teach you than one of your peers? Our Teen Advisory Board members will be leading the program, so come have fun learning a new game.

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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: Thursday, May 23
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
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: Friday, May 24
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: Tuesday, May 28
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 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) 142 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, May 29
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, May 29
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Test your knowledge and answer questions form an array of categories to figure out who is the smartest kid in the library.

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Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Ages: Teens

Description:

Training for our new program for teen volunteers: A+ Readers

Attention all High School students that need A+ tutoring/mentoring hours that love books and reading! The St. Joseph Public Library is initiating a new volunteering program. We will pair teens with young readers who want to practice their reading skills over the summer at the East Hills Library. Some volunteer times will be held at the Bartlett Center. Teens must be incoming 9th through 12th grade students. To apply to be an A+ Reader mentor, please visit our website or any of our four locations to obtain an application. The volunteer schedule will be every Thursday from June 6th to August 1st from 2-4 p.m. and you can choose which weeks work best for your schedule. The mandatory training will take place on May 30th from 2-3 p.m. Teens can get anywhere from 2 to 16 volunteer hours during this program! *The library will be closed on July 4th, so there will be no volunteer hours available on this day.

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Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Begin your summer adventures with us at the Carnegie Library for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party!  There will be carnival games, a petting zoo and free snow cones*!

Pre-registration for the summer reading program begins May 14th. To pre-register go to: sjplibrary.beanstack.org.

*Snow Cones are limited, while supplies last.

 

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Date: Saturday, June 1
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, June 3
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens

Description:

Teens! Don't be bored, come play board games! We'll have a variety of board and card games to choose from so you can have an un-bored game night. 

Our featured game in June will be Isle of Cats, and the featured game in July will be Selfish: Zombie Edition.

We will also have some quick familiar games link Exploding Kittens, Uno, and Cards Against Humanity.

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Date: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Meet the Animal Ambassadors from Exotics R Us, an educational outreach program that supports wildlife conservation and specializes in bringing education of the wild to you and yours. 

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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, June 4
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Meet the Animal Ambassadors from Exotics R Us, an educational outreach program that supports wildlife conservation and specializes in bringing education of the wild to you and yours. 

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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, June 4
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 Argylle (2024) 135 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, June 5
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Meet the Animal Ambassadors from Exotics R Us, an educational outreach program that supports wildlife conservation and specializes in bringing education of the wild to you and yours. 

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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: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Meet the Animal Ambassadors from Exotics R Us, an educational outreach program that supports wildlife conservation and specializes in bringing education of the wild to you and yours. 

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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: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Lectures/Speakers, Storytimes
Ages: Teens

Description:

Learn a story from Greek Mythology while learning a new craft at the same time.

This week we will be going over the Myth of Arachne and learn how to use a loom. 

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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: Thursday, June 6
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. If we have enough volunteers, the program will continue through July.

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Date: Friday, June 7
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming, Performances
Ages: Teens

Description:

We want to bring teens from all experiences and backgrounds who have a shared love for acting together. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we hope that you will join us for a fun camp filled with learning, games, and lots of fun. Free of charge! 

On this day of theater camp we will be exploring the art of improvisational acting and comedy. Improv is a good way to come out of your shell and try something new. If you want to build up your listening skills, your confidence, and your team building skills, this is a great place to start. 

So, if you have ever watched a group of people doing improv and thought, "I can do that..." - you are right! Just show up and we will get you started. 

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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: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for astounding science experiments from Mad Science. Science is an adventure! Who knows what you will discover next?

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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, June 11
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for astounding science experiments from Mad Science. Science is an adventure! Who knows what you will discover next?

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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, June 11
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for astounding science experiments from Mad Science. Science is an adventure! Who knows what you will discover next?

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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, June 11
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 Tron (1982) 96 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, June 12
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for astounding science experiments from Mad Science. Science is an adventure! Who knows what you will discover next?

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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: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Lectures/Speakers, Storytimes
Ages: Teens

Description:

Learn a story from Greek Mythology while learning a new craft at the same time. 

This month we will be going over the myth of King Midas' Touch and painting. 

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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: Thursday, June 13
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. If we have enough volunteers, the program will continue through July.

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Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: Teens

Description:

Teens! Come hang out in a casual atmosphere on the second Friday of the summer months. There will be various activities available to choose from including video games, board games, cartoons, movies, and/or crafts. Snacks provided! No registration required, for teens ages 12-17.

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Date: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Kids and families - take a Western adventure this summer with the Singing Cowgirl! Sing, dance, play, win prizes, and learn in this fun, interactive program. For even more fun, dress up in your western best!

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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, June 18
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Kids and families - take a Western adventure this summer with the Singing Cowgirl! Sing, dance, play, win prizes, and learn in this fun, interactive program. For even more fun, dress up in your western best!

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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, June 18
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Kids and families - take a Western adventure this summer with the Singing Cowgirl! Sing, dance, play, win prizes, and learn in this fun, interactive program. For even more fun, dress up in your western best!

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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, June 18
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 Bob Marley : One Love (2024) 107 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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Gateway Readers Award Nominees:

Truman Reads Award Nominees: