Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Off Site
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library annual fall book sale is October 17-21 at the East Hills Shopping Center near the carousel. There will be over 10,000 items at the sale sorted into 35 different fiction and non-fiction categories. All hardback books, DVDs and CDs are $2 and all paperback books are $1. There will also be a half price day and a bag ($3) and box ($6) day.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted at the sale. All funds raised help support the Summer Reading Program at all the libraries.

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Date: Monday, October 21
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

East Hills Library Family Movie Night:

This month’s movie is “Aladdin” rated PG, 128 minutes, 2019.

Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

Hard of hearing? We have t-coil looping technology installed in the theater for hearing aids. Thank you to the Sertoma Club of St. Joseph for providing this state-of-the-art technology in the theater!

No need to register but call 236-2136 or visit the East Hills Library if you have any questions.

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Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

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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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens

Description:

Teens can get together at the library on the fourth Thursday of the month for gaming fun at this drop in program.

We'll have access to the Nintendo Switch and Wii as well as various board and card games. Come hang out and play some games!

For ages 12-17 AND in grades 7-12.

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Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous, Music
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, All Ages

Description:

Wear your costume and join the fun at our Monster Mash Bash! Children and families are invited to attend. We'll have games, crafts, snacks & more. Don't miss this fun event! 

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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.

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us any time between 12 and 4. Activities include photo props with a Halloween back drop. Crafts including SLIME. And of course we will be handing out candy.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
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Program Type: Lectures/Speakers
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

The St. Joseph Public Library presents "The Legend of Dracula", presented by Dawn Terrick.  Ms. Terrick is an Advanced Instructor of English at MWSU, and the department's monster expert.

Ms. Terrick presented a program last year on "Frankenstein" and we asked her to return for a second year to discuss Bram Stoker's Dracula.

This program is part of the SJPL Foundation's Book, Beers, & Boos weekend.  Anyone over 21 is invited to join us at Riverbluff Brewery, 1224 Frederick Ave., on Friday, October 25 for our fundraising event from 5 - 7 p.m.

Contact Mary Beth Revels mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us or 816-232-4038 for more information about either program.

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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, October 29
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

All ages are invited for a fun Halloween movie, hot dogs, prizes and fun!

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Disclaimer(s):
This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Friday, November 1
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

What better way to celebrate a day off from school than doing some Veteran's Day related crafts? Children through adults are welcomed.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Friday, November 1
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

Description:

Don't pack up your Halloween costume just yet! Wear it one more time to our miniature Halloween Con. Featuring sessions on costume makeup with Sarah Acuff and prop design with Robbie Johnson, local (and true) horror stories with Jennifer Sanders-Tutt, and some zombie apocalypse survival tips as well. There will be snacks and a costume parade, games and a craft, all packed into 4 hours of post-Halloween fun! 

 

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This program requires a parent or legal guardian to sign a permission form before underage attendee can participate.


Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the East Hills Library, are offering children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. This program utilizes therapy dogs as the listeners for children of all ages and reading levels.  Drop in anytime during this 2 hour session.

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Date: Monday, November 4
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

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: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with friends! 

Aladdin- PG- 128 min, 2019 

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Disclaimer(s):
This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The monthly meeting of the LEGO Club where all Lego enthusiasts from Kindergarten on up are invited to come and build with us. This month's theme is to be announced. Participants are encouraged to bring their own LEGOs, but we have some too.

November's theme is Dinosaurs!

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Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

Description:

Sip a warm beverage (coffee, tea, and cocoa will be available) and script stories, novels, and poems! This program will be weekly starting November 5 to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Pens and notebooks will be provided but if you prefer writing with a computer you should bring your own device.

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Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: Teens

Description:

For teens in 7th through 12th grade (MUST be 12-18 AND in 7th through 12th grade). 

Looking for something to do on a Friday night?  Hang out at the library AFTER HOURS! Meet up with other teens, play games, watch movies, or play hide and go seek.  Light refreshments provided.  Sign up and permission slip required.

For more information contact the East Hills Library at 236-2136. Fill out this form to register.

Please print out and complete the attached permission form. Be sure to have BOTH the parent/guardian AND the teen sign the form and remember to bring it with you to the event.

 

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This program requires a parent or legal guardian to sign a permission form before underage attendee can participate.


Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Join Ms. Elizabeth on the second Saturday of the month for STEAM Saturday! Each month we will do a project or activity that emphasises one of the steam components: Science Technology Engineering Art Math.

For Grades K-8

This month we will be having Physics Fun! We'll explore physics concepts such as air resistance, inertia, and mass while having fun with Hot Wheels.

Register to let us know to expect you, but feel free to drop in as well. For more information call 236-2136.

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Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

For teens and adults. 

Get your board game geek on at the library!

Each month, our local tabletop gaming expert will introduce a new game and walk the group through a round of gameplay. An assortment of additional games will be available to enjoy during this three-hour event. Open to all levels of gamers, ages 12+. Participants are welcome to bring their own games to share with the group. No prior gameplay experience is required.

The November TTGC meet-up will feature "Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid"

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Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

Description:

Sip a warm beverage (coffee, tea, and cocoa will be available) and script stories, novels, and poems! This program will be weekly starting November 5 to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Pens and notebooks will be provided but if you prefer writing with a computer you should bring your own device.

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Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Diversity
Ages: Teens

Description:

Do you need a space where you can really just be who you are?  Every month, we'll have a fun activity in a safe space.  LGBTQIA+ teens and young adults ages 14-21 (and their allies) are invited to hang out, do some crafts and chat in an environment that is judgment free.  All are welcome, but open hearts and open minds are required to attend.  

For ages 14 - 21 years

This month's activity: No-sew scarves for the homeless.

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This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Monday, November 18
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

East Hills Library Family Movie Night:

This month’s movie is Dumbo (2019) [PG], running time of 1 hour 52 minutes.
Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

Hard of hearing? We have t-coil looping technology installed in the theater for hearing aids. Thank you to the Sertoma Club of St. Joseph for providing this state-of-the-art technology in the theater!

No need to register but call 236-2136 or visit the East Hills Library if you have any questions.

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Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Play BINGO to win cool prizes!

K-12th Grade

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

Description:

Sip a warm beverage (coffee, tea, and cocoa will be available) and script stories, novels, and poems! This program will be weekly starting November 5 to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. Pens and notebooks will be provided but if you prefer writing with a computer you should bring your own device.

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Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokemon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokemon fans!

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Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for Initiative and join us at the Downtown Library to adventure in magical realms.  This weekly Dungeons & Dragons club will have some character sheets made, or you can develop your own character.  Beginners and experienced adventurers welcome.  Are you a Dungeon Master?  We need you!  Call 232-7729 and ask for Jen to discuss details.  

For ages 14 years and up!

Space is limited and registration is required.

Full Details »

Disclaimer(s):
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.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.