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

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There’s a Crafter Among Us!

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

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

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

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Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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For this month’s Teen Take and Make kit pick up everything you need to make your very own Pokeball! This kit will have all the supplies to create a terrarium habitat and a surprise Pokemon figurine..  Available to pick up at your preferred library beginning March 10. Kits are limited and registration is required.

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Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

The Virtual Teen Book Club will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4 p.m. to discuss books. In March we will read Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller, the story of two teen women who swap lives and societal roles. This fantasy novel explores topics like societal expectations, LGBTQ+ representation, and political rebellion.

Seats are limited and registration is required. Books will be provided and are available for pick up on the first of the month. To get your copy of this month's book, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

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Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

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Have you been wanting to play Dungeons and Dragons but you don’t know anyone who plays? Are you interested in playing but can’t commit an evening every week? Do you want to run a DnD session where all the hard work is already done and you just get to show up for the fun parts? Then join our Adventurer’s League!

Adventurer’s League will be a recurring event hosted online by the library. Players can pop in for just one session or attend as many as they like. All you need to play is a DnD character created using the official Adventurer’s League basic rules.

If you have any questions or are interested in being an Adventurer's League game master email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us. Registration is required for this event and is on a first come first serve basis. The number of available seats is dependent on the number of available game masters and will be divided up on the day of the event.

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

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The St. Joseph Public Library invites older elementary children, tweens, and teens to meet up and share your poetry, writing, art, and other creative creations during our Virtual Creative Commons Zoom meet up. In this month's meet-up, we will be sharing futuristic-themed works (and whatever other projects you want to show off!)

Each month, we will meet to share our work as a supportive group, talk about fun projects to work on throughout the month, and socialize with other like-minded creative folks. 

Space is limited. Open to children and teens ages 9-17.

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

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Date: Wednesday, March 24
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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Gotta catch 'em all!

Reserve a kit from your preferred library to create Pokemon origami bookmarks!
Kits will be available for pick up beginning March 24th. 
Supplies are limited & registration is required. 

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Date: Thursday, March 25
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

The Virtual Teen Book Club will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4 p.m. to discuss books. In March we will read Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller, the story of two teen women who swap lives and societal roles. This fantasy novel explores topics like societal expectations, LGBTQ+ representation, and political rebellion.

Seats are limited and registration is required. Books will be provided and are available for pick up on the first of the month. To get your copy of this month's book, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

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

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

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

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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

Description:

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

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

*May not be suitable for children under 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Date: Monday, April 5
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!

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

Participants must bring their own ukulele.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


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