Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for a virtual LEGO Club meeting!  We'll be using Zoom to meet and share our builds this month.  Please have your creations ready to share when the meeting begins. Our theme is to be determined! Please register to receive a link for the Zoom LEGO Club meeting!

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Date: Thursday, December 3
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, Nov. 5: Achievement Quest: We will play a 'no cheats' world to gather some achievements. What achievements do you still need? Let me know and we'll work on them together. 

Thursday, Nov. 19: Nether Exploration: Have you seen the new nether biomes? Traded with a piglin yet? Used a respawn anchor? Now is your chance; we'll spend the whole game in the Nether.

Thursday, Dec. 3: Survival PVP.  You'll have one hour to gather as many resources as you can, then it's on! We'll fight Player Vs. Player until there is only 1 player standing. Can you be the ultimate winner?

Thursday, Dec. 17: Survival building. Gather resources and build all in survival mode.

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Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

This book club is focused on challenging readers to move beyond complacency and into action. The books we read will challenge, inform and transform us as a group.

To join the club, or for more information, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us for an invite to the Zoom meeting.

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Date: Monday, December 7
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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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!

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.


Date: Wednesday, December 9
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

 

It's better to give than to receive, so this month we’re doing a twist on our take and make by combining it with a volunteer opportunity! We will be making t-shirt and tennis ball dog toys to donate to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter! Come by the library to pick up everything you will need to make a local dog very happy. After you have completed the toy bring it back to the library where we will be collecting the toys to donate. 

Pick up a kit at the library of your choosing and follow our video tutorial on YouTube to learn how to turn this t-shirt and tennis ball into a fun toy! Video will be live the first day kits are available for pick up.

Supplies are limited, so register to ensure you get a kit!

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Date: Thursday, December 10
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

This book club is focused on challenging readers to move beyond complacency and into action. The books we read will challenge, inform and transform us as a group.

To join the club, or for more information, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us for an invite to the Zoom meeting.

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Date: Friday, December 11
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

In a reading slump? Let Kelsey fix that for you!

Check out the library's YouTube channel for First Chapter Friday! Videos will feature Kelsey reading the first chapter of a recently released Young Adult book to help you discover your next read. 

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

Description:

Explore potential and kinetic energy with this rubber band helicopter kit!

Pick up your kit beginning on Saturday, Dec. 12.

One kit per child in grades K-8. (Best for ages 7+)

Please call your local branch to arrange a pick up time through our contactless service. Supplies limited.

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Date: Thursday, December 17
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, Nov. 5: Achievement Quest: We will play a 'no cheats' world to gather some achievements. What achievements do you still need? Let me know and we'll work on them together. 

Thursday, Nov. 19: Nether Exploration: Have you seen the new nether biomes? Traded with a piglin yet? Used a respawn anchor? Now is your chance; we'll spend the whole game in the Nether.

Thursday, Dec. 3: Survival PVP.  You'll have one hour to gather as many resources as you can, then it's on! We'll fight Player Vs. Player until there is only 1 player standing. Can you be the ultimate winner?

Thursday, Dec. 17: Survival building. Gather resources and build all in survival mode.

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Date: Thursday, December 17
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

This book club is focused on challenging readers to move beyond complacency and into action. The books we read will challenge, inform and transform us as a group.

To join the club, or for more information, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us for an invite to the Zoom meeting.

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Date: Wednesday, December 23
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

Put on some flannel pajamas, sip some hot chocolate & CREATE! 

Pick up a kit from your preferred library to make some holiday-themed canvas art. Supplies are limited and registration is required!

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Date: Monday, December 28
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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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.

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: Monday, December 28
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Adults, All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public.

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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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