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Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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If you miss us as much as we miss you, here is your chance to see your favorite library friends through Book-A-Librarian!

Ms. Jess from the East Hills Library and Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be hosting one-on-one Zoom visits upon request with local library families.

During your personalized session, children can read to their librarian, hear a story, talk about new and exciting things, introduce their pets-- whatever boost YOUR family could use during these unprecedented times.

Once we receive your family's registration request, we will call you to set up an appointment and discuss the details.

Use the form below to Book-A-Librarian today, space is limited!

 

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Date: Tuesday, June 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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Celebrate Tails and Tales with us this summer during our 2021 Summer Reading Program! Here is your chance to adopt your very own mini stuffed animal reading buddy, complete with adoption certificate and care instructions. Each one is a surprise! 

Stop in to your preferred branch to pick yours up beginning June 1st. One per child, while supplies last. *Contains small parts, not intended for children under 3.

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Date: Tuesday, June 22
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

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Stop by Washington Park Library each week throughout the summer to grab an easy & fun Take N' Make Bag filled with assorted arts & crafts! 

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Date: Tuesday, June 22
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Local History/Genealogy
Ages: Adults

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Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington PostNew York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.” The Washington Post says The Lost Familyreads like an Agatha Christie mystery” and “wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?”

 

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Date: Wednesday, June 23
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 hand sew a rainbow felt keychain! 

 

Supplies are limited and registration is required. 

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Date: Wednesday, June 23
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, June 23
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors
Ages: Children

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Are you a mythology fan?  Do you enjoy stories about fantastic creatures and Percy Jackson?  Then join our brand new Virtual Mythology Fan Club! 

In this monthly series kids will explore classic myths from different cultures with an accompanying activity. Registration is required to attend the Zoom meeting.

This club is intended for ages 10-14.  

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Date: Thursday, June 24
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun!

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Date: Thursday, June 24
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 June we will read The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers. This biography explores the life of one of the greatest boxers to ever live.

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, June 25
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

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Join us for a weekly fairy tale themed scavenger hunt at our library branches.

This week's story is "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," watch the video on our Fairy Tale Friday Playlist then visit each of our library branches to locate one of the four hidden story components and collect the corresponding card. Receive an activity badge in Beanstack when you have completed those five activities. 

Collect all 36 cards to make a puzzle at the end of the summer!

See our website for the full details of this summer-long activity. 

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