Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Kick start the season of giving with East Hills Library! 

Donate new or gently-used winter clothing to East Hills Library during the week of October 2-October 8. 
Any donations received during this time will receive a $2 gift certificate to use at our Fall Booksale!*

Items needed are new or gently-used winter coats/jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. 

*Gift certificate valid October 13-17, 2022 only. One coupon per person. 

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Date: Sunday, October 2
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

Celebrate TeenTober at East Hills! 

Drop in all week to help complete a literary-themed jigsaw puzzle! 

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Date: Thursday, October 6
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

SJPL is developing a long range plan and we want to hear from you.  We are holding two community meetings today.  One at 3 pm at the East Hills Library and one at 6 pm at the Downtown Library.  

We hope you will join us for one of the sessions.

For questions, please contact Library Director, Mary Beth Revels, at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us or 816-232-4038.

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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 6
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

SJPL is developing a long range plan and we want to hear from you.  We are holding two community meetings today.  One at 3 pm at the East Hills Library and one at 6 pm at the Downtown Library.  

We hope you will join us for one of the sessions.

For questions, please contact Library Director, Mary Beth Revels, at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us or 816-232-4038.

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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: Thursday, October 6
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Do you have a student with dyslexia?  Have you ever wondered what that might feel like? Experience what it is like to have dyslexia during this simulation presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.  

Registration is required for this session.

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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: Friday, October 7
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

Description:

Join us for an afternoon of crafting at the Downtown Library! If you love Halloween, you will love making these spooky Jack O’ Lantern candles.

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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, October 10
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Celebrate National Cookie Month with a cookie decorating war! We'll decorate space themed cookies in honor of our movie night selection. Whose decorating will be the favorite?

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


Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for Family Movie Night to see "Lightyear" in a theater setting.

Running Time: 105 minutes

Rating: PG

All ages are welcome. Popcorn provided while supplies last. You are welcome to bring a drink with lid. 

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Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is Poltergeist (1982) 114 minutes, PG.


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!

Bring a drink and we’ll hand out the free, fresh popped popcorn! For questions, visit the East Hills Library or call 236-2136.

Thank you to the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library for underwriting support of this program.

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Date: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
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.

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Friends members ONLY Preview Sale.  Memberships can be paid at the door. The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Learn about the signs of dyslexia presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.

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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: Friday, October 14
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens

Description:

Looking for something to do on a Friday night?  Hang out at the library AFTER HOURS!
It is spooky month! Do you think you can handle Hide and Glow Seek in the Dark in a haunted library? Sign up today!

Registration required. Must be 12-17 years old to attend. 

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Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us any time between 12 and 4. Activities include pumpkin spice taste test, photo props with a Halloween back drop and pumpkin crafts. Storytime at the top of every hour.

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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: Sunday, October 16
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Monday, October 17
Time: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will take place at the EAST HILLS LIBRARY. Over 12,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, and Paperback books, DVDs, and CDs are $1. Cash, checks, and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 13 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 13 - 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 17 - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($4 Bag and $8 Box Sale)

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Date: Tuesday, October 18
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for initiative and prepare for adventure! This program is intended for all players, from those who have been adventuring since the days of Gary Gygax to those who are just trying to figure out who Vecna is and what happened to his hand.

Dungeons & Dragons will happen on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:00-7:30 p.m.. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

Seating is limited and registration is required.

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

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is Horror of Dracula (1958) 82 minutes, TV-PG.


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!

Bring a drink and we’ll hand out the free, fresh popped popcorn! For questions, visit the East Hills Library or call 236-2136.

Thank you to the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library for underwriting support of this program.

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Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
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.

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Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokémon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokémon fans! All ages welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the St. Joseph Public Library Board of Trustees.  The meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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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 20
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events, Lectures/Speakers
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for the final segment of our dyslexia awareness series where we learn how we can support children with dyslexia presented by Jamie Davis, Certified Academic Language Therapist and National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy.

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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: Thursday, October 20
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The monthly meeting of the LEGO Club where all Lego enthusiasts from kindergarten on up are invited to build and share their creations with us. Participants are encouraged to bring their own LEGOs, but we have some too.  The theme for our October meeting is You Can't Scare Me!

Space is limited.

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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: Friday, October 21
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens

Description:

Come chill out at the Downtown library with some snacks, some friends, and some fun games. Attendees can pick which games they want to play from these options: Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Mario Party Superstars, or Pico Park. 

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Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Are you an avid Magic the Gathering player? Do you love looking at shiny cards and showing off your collection? Have you always wondered what this game is always about but didn’t want to spend the money to play? Then look no further! On the fourth Saturday in September and October the Downtown library will host a Magic day. We will be playing standard version and will have a limited number of decks available. Feel free to bring your own standard deck and see how it fairs against the mighty Lord Windgrace! 

To use a library deck please register. Decks are first come, first serve.  Ages 10 and up!

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Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for a fun all ages interactive viewing of the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" with 4-D effects, props, and of course singing along! Costumes encouraged! 

Rating: G

Running Time: 112 minutes

Registration required to ensure we have enough props available. 

 

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Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Looking for a fun way to exercise and work out some frustrations? Pound classes are the perfect answer. Using drumsticks while you do aerobics, you won't even notice that it's exercise. You'll be having too much fun! Jamie Davis will lead a session that meets everyone where they are so you can get the most out of it. Dress comfortably.

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Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is Hocus Pocus (1993) 95 minutes, PG.


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!

Bring a drink and we’ll hand out the free, fresh popped popcorn! For questions, visit the East Hills Library or call 236-2136.

Thank you to the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library for underwriting support of this program.

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Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
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.

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Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers, Local History/Genealogy, Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Near the beginning of the 20th century, a group of explorers wanted to find Crocker Land. This was a land fabled to hold strange animals and potentially a new race of people, according to explorers hoping to secure funding for the trip. Along the way, a St. Joseph local is separated from the group with only one other person. That other person never returns. The mystery surrounding Fitzhugh's involvement in his companion's death includes scandal, superstition, and intrigue. Join us for this fascinating historical murder with a local twist.

 

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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 1
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children, Teens

Description:

Come to Washington Park Library for and pick up a craft for Tricky Tuesday!

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Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Roll for initiative and prepare for adventure! This program is intended for all players, from those who have been adventuring since the days of Gary Gygax to those who are just trying to figure out who Vecna is and what happened to his hand.

Dungeons & Dragons will happen on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 5:00-7:30 p.m.. Ages 13 and up are welcome!

Seating is limited and registration is required.

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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 1
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cross-Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Now’s your chance to dress up as your favorite literary character! November first is National Family Literacy Day, and we are hosting a literary character dress-up parade at all four of our locations.  All ages are invited to come dressed up as your favorite literary character to walk in our short, but fun indoor parade around the library! We will be joined by the Daughters of the American Revolution who will assist in handing out candy and free books to participants.

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Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Our weekly movie event is hosted by professional movie critic Bob Shultz. This week’s movie is E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) 115 minutes, PG.


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!

Bring a drink and we’ll hand out the free, fresh popped popcorn! For questions, visit the East Hills Library or call 236-2136.

Thank you to the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library for underwriting support of this program.

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Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
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.

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Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Miscellaneous
Ages: Teens

Description:

November is National Novel Writers Month! Come brainstorm ideas with other creative minds. Learn how to build a storyboard and create characters and conflicts. 

We will supply notebooks and pencils just show up with your thinking caps on! 

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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: Saturday, November 5
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: Saturday, November 5
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

Description:

Join us the first Saturday of every month to have fun with a tabletop or video game. Examples of games that are available to play are Betrayal at House on the Hill, Ticket to Ride, and more! 

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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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