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

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

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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: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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SEASONS TWEETINGS! This craft is a HOOT! 

Pick up a kit from East Hills to make a Pinecone Bird feeder! Supplies are limited and kits will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. 

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

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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 27
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

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The Virtual Teen Book Club will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. In January we will discuss books that participants are currently reading or favorite titles. So bring your favorite recommendations with you!

Seats are limited and registration is required. For more information, email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

 

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Date: Wednesday, February 2
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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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: Monday, February 7
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

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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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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, February 9
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cross-Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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Come get everything you need to decorate your valentines box! We're providing the box and a variety of decorations. Kits are limited and can be picked up at the East Hills and Downtown locations.  For more information, please call Molly at 232-3812.

 

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

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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, February 9
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Teens

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A virtual monthly meetup where aspiring young writers discuss their works, gain feedback, and explore exciting new trends in literature.

Registration is required for this Zoom event.  For questions, please contact Molly at 232-3812 or mswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us

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Date: Thursday, February 10
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

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The Virtual Teen Book Club will meet on the second and fourth* Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. In February we will read and discuss Clash of Steel by C. B. Lee. This book retells the story of Treasure Island through the lens of queerness and Asian legends. 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 Molly at mswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us.

 

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

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

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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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