Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Hansel and Gretel are trapped. Far from home in a house made of candy, they are being held ready to serve as the Witch's dinner. Help them break out of the oven before it's too late!

The game is LIVE. Click here to play. There will be some scary images, so it may not be suitable for your family, but it will definitely be okay for teens and adults!

Also, there WILL BE PRIZES! When you finish, come to the Downtown Library to claim yours!

 

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Date: Friday, July 10
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join us for the classics! This month we are featuring Clueless (running time 97 minutes, rated PG-13). We will be streaming this movie via the Google Chrome extension Netflix Party. The extension will give us a password protected chat and will make sure that we're all synced up. Unfortunately, due to streaming rights, we all need Netflix accounts to watch this film together. Pop your own popcorn and use the chat feature to add your commentary to this classic film!

View instructions on installing Netflix Party here. A link will be emailed to you at the email address you included when registering for this event shortly before the event starts.

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Date: Saturday, July 11
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Are you ready for a STEAM challenge?

This week's challenge is: A Raft for the Gingerbread man!

Oh no! The Gingerbread Man has outrun many creatures, but now he is on a riverbank and can run no more. Don't let the sly fox trick him and eat him up! Instead you can help the Gingerbread Man by building him a raft using just straws and pipe cleaners. When you are done building, tape a quarter to your paper gingerbread man and test out your raft in a bucket or your sink.

For Grades K-8

Pick up your STEAM Challenge kit at any of our locations (limited number of kits available), beginning on Monday, July 6, then get to work!

Join on a live Zoom call on Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m. to show off how you solved the challenge.  Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the zoom link. If you are unable to attend the Zoom meeting, you can email Ms. Elizabeth at emurray@sjpl.lib.mo.us with pictures of your challenge instead.

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Date: Monday, July 13
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more!

New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library!

Limit one per child, while supplies last.

Please call your library for more information!

 

*Some kits not suitable for young children. 

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Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program. 

This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City.  Join Frio the Dragon via Zoom as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in, and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  Catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, even FIRE!  Will Frio find his way?

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this event.  Space is limited!  Register today!

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

The Eye of Sauron? Mad-eye Moody's all-seeing eye? Follow our tutorial to make an eye-dye shirt, and make a magical eye of your own. Or, you know, just tie-dye whatever you want. It's up to you! We'll supply two colors, rubber bands, and some gloves--you provide the shirt! Supplies are limited, so make sure that you register to get your kit! Kits will be available starting July 15 at the Downtown Library.

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program. 

This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City.  Join Frio the Dragon via Zoom as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in, and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  Catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, even FIRE!  Will Frio find his way?

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this event.  Space is limited!  Register today!

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a 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. 

Wed. July 1: Survival Co-op play. How long can we survive together as a team? Our goal will be to get enough diamonds to make diamond armor for all team members! We can have 7 players for this session.

Wed. July 8: Creative Building. We will play in Creative Mode and build anything we can imagine.

Wed. July 15: Adventure together. We'll just see where the game takes us on our adventure. How many Biomes can we find?

Wed. July 22: Mini Games. We'll play different mini games including Hide 'N Seek, Guess the Build and PVP.

Wed. July 29: Survival PVP. You will have 1 hour to get as many resources as you can, then we'll fight it out and see who is left standing.

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Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive the Zoom link!  

Miss the live storytime? We also have recorded episodes of SJPL Reads! on our YouTube channel. Follow this link to see all recorded readings to date: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join Kelsey and Katey as we read Stamped, Jason Reynolds' remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds' Stamped is geared toward young adults, and it is a good introduction to the history of racism in America. Come prepared to question everything you know and consider new ideas with an open mind. This book club will take place digitally on Zoom, and the link will be sent to you upon registration. Copies of the book are still on order for reasons beyond our control, but we'll go ahead and begin by reading sections aloud and pausing for discussion. This group is meant for humans age 14-24

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Date: Monday, July 20
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more!

New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library!

Limit one per child, while supplies last.

Please call your library for more information!

 

*Some kits not suitable for young children. 

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Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

Make a map of your favorite fantasy world! In this video class, we will teach you some helpful tips to make your recreation of your favorite book world or the world you've been creating in your head as painless as possible. Look for the link to YouTube!

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Date: Tuesday, July 21
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Diversity, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

In the first installment in a new monthly interview series we will talk with Kimberly Warren, the CEO of MidCity Excellence. She will share her life story, her current work and her dreams for the future.

Find this video and future installments on the St. Joseph Public Library YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KzaP2QfGNDuItfOjuKmng

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Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a 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. 

Wed. July 1: Survival Co-op play. How long can we survive together as a team? Our goal will be to get enough diamonds to make diamond armor for all team members! We can have 7 players for this session.

Wed. July 8: Creative Building. We will play in Creative Mode and build anything we can imagine.

Wed. July 15: Adventure together. We'll just see where the game takes us on our adventure. How many Biomes can we find?

Wed. July 22: Mini Games. We'll play different mini games including Hide 'N Seek, Guess the Build and PVP.

Wed. July 29: Survival PVP. You will have 1 hour to get as many resources as you can, then we'll fight it out and see who is left standing.

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Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive the Zoom link!  

Miss the live storytime? We also have recorded episodes of SJPL Reads! on our YouTube channel. Follow this link to see all recorded readings to date: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Thursday, July 23
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join Kelsey and Katey as we read Stamped, Jason Reynolds' remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds' Stamped is geared toward young adults, and it is a good introduction to the history of racism in America. Come prepared to question everything you know and consider new ideas with an open mind. This book club will take place digitally on Zoom, and the link will be sent to you upon registration. Copies of the book are still on order for reasons beyond our control, but we'll go ahead and begin by reading sections aloud and pausing for discussion. This group is meant for humans age 14-24

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Date: Monday, July 27
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more!

New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library!

Limit one per child, while supplies last.

Please call your library for more information!

 

*Some kits not suitable for young children. 

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Date: Monday, July 27
Time: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: 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.


Date: Tuesday, July 28
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program.  This week's featured event is Imagine Your Journey: Tall Tales and Truths from Around the World with Dino O'Dell.

Join Dino on an adventure to all seven continents. Swim with piranhas, climb Mount Everest, and visit King Tut’s tomb as we learn about history, culture, geography and even cuisine. (Who loves pizza?) Join us for an interactive music and storytelling trip around the world. 

Check out our YouTube page for the exclusive limited time content, available through August 12.

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Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a 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. 

Wed. July 1: Survival Co-op play. How long can we survive together as a team? Our goal will be to get enough diamonds to make diamond armor for all team members! We can have 7 players for this session.

Wed. July 8: Creative Building. We will play in Creative Mode and build anything we can imagine.

Wed. July 15: Adventure together. We'll just see where the game takes us on our adventure. How many Biomes can we find?

Wed. July 22: Mini Games. We'll play different mini games including Hide 'N Seek, Guess the Build and PVP.

Wed. July 29: Survival PVP. You will have 1 hour to get as many resources as you can, then we'll fight it out and see who is left standing.

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Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Ms. Misty will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link.

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Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join Kelsey and Katey as we read Stamped, Jason Reynolds' remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds' Stamped is geared toward young adults, and it is a good introduction to the history of racism in America. Come prepared to question everything you know and consider new ideas with an open mind. This book club will take place digitally on Zoom, and the link will be sent to you upon registration. Copies of the book are still on order for reasons beyond our control, but we'll go ahead and begin by reading sections aloud and pausing for discussion. This group is meant for humans age 14-24

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Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Teens

Description:

Happee Birthdae Harry! Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by recreating Hagrid's special cake in a mug you designed yourself! Your kit will come with a mug and sharpies for decorating it as well as cake ingredients and (of course) some pink and green icing! Supplies are limited so register to reserve your kit!

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Date: Monday, August 3
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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Date: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, August 4
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: Tuesday, August 4
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Movies
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for an Anime Watch Party! The link will be sent to you upon registration, and will be the same for every meeting!

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Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Ms. Misty will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link.

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Gateway Readers Award Nominees:

Truman Reads Award Nominees: