Date: Wednesday, May 12
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 create your own miniature bee garden!  Available to pick up at your preferred library beginning May 12. Kits are limited and registration is required

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Date: Thursday, May 13
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 the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 4 p.m. to discuss books. In May we will read I Wish You All the Best. This book tells the story of Ben, a non-binary senior and their struggles with identity, an anxiety disorder and love. 

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, May 14
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: Thursday, May 20
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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, May 6:  Hide and Seek and other Mini Games

Thursday, May 20: Map Building: help us create a PVP arena

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Date: Monday, May 24
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.

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. Participants may upload their works to the Creative Commons shared Google Drive

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

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Date: Wednesday, May 26
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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Pick up a kit from your preferred library to create friendship bracelets! 

 

Supplies are limited & registration is required. 

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Date: Thursday, May 27
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 May we will read I Wish You All the Best. This book tells the story of Ben, a non-binary senior and their struggles with identity, an anxiety disorder and love. 

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: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Teens

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Calling all aspiring teen authors and illustrators!  To celebrate the Tales part of the Tails & Tales summer reading theme, we are offering Written and Illustrated By… a virtual teen writing group. We will meet four times throughout June and July. Participants in the program will write, illustrate and bind their own short story capped at 7,000 words. The first two meetings will be creative writing workshops focusing on writing and editing. On July 7th, participants will attend a virtual art class taught by Corrine Roberts. In this session we will learn to use basic shape construction and line drawing techniques to create characters and scenery. No prior drawing experience needed. Supplies required are simple pencil, paper and eraser. The final two sessions will be for final draft review and binding the stories.

Throughout the two months participants will submit drafts to the St. Joseph Public Library teen librarians for constructive feedback and problem solving. In the first meeting we will talk about brainstorming, outlining and beginning the writing process. Students can talk through ideas that they have and help each other flesh them out.

If you have any questions or comments please email Josh at jswindler@sjpl.lib.mo.us or call 816-232-3812.

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Date: Monday, June 7
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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. Please note the day/time change for the summer!

Monday, June 7: Player Vs. Player in our new arena.

Monday, June 21: Creative Redstone building: learn the basics of redstone and command blocks.

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Date: Monday, June 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, June 9
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 celebrate Pride with a DIY hemp wish bracelet!  Available to pick up at your preferred library beginning June 9. Kits are limited and registration is required

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Gateway Readers Award Nominees:

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