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Upcoming Children’s Events at St. Joseph Public Library


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: Thursday, October 6
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join us weekly at the Downtown Library for storytime!  We'll read, sing, and play!  

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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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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 - 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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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.


Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Misty for bounces, books, songs & more early literacy fun for our newest readers. For babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 20 minutes.

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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.


Date: Saturday, October 8
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

Join yoga instructor, Jamie Davis for a morning of fun and yoga for kids ages 5-12.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Registration is required.  Space is limited.

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Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Music, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Miss Amanda each Monday for storytime! Make new friends and enjoy fun-filled activities!

  • Stories
  • Crafts
  • Singing 
  • Dancing

... and more!

 

Intended for children 6 years and under. 

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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.


Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

The library has new STEAM activity kits available to check out!

Join us as we browse our new collection of STEAM To-Go Activity Kits!

Explore different kits each week!

For grades Pre-K to 6.

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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: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun with Ms. Misty for preschool Storytime at the East Hills Library!

Activities will be geared toward ages 3-6.

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Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Come to Washington Park and pick up a fun fall craft to make! Available while supplies last!

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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.


Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Off Site
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Come see the library at Tiny Tot Town and get a free book! We'll have a pretend library all set up for your imaginative play!

Tiny Tot Town is a FREE interactive, simulated community designed to introduce children to life in our town. As children stroll the streets, they meet and play with store owners, community heroes, bankers, librarians, doctors and other professionals in our community. Tiny Tot Town is designed for infants through age 5 and their caregivers!

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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: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Bring your wiggly toddlers to a storytime designed just for them!
Children, ages 18 months-3 years, and their caring adults, can participate in early literacy enhancing activities including books, songs, movement activities, finger plays and flannel stories.

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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.


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: Wednesday, October 12
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Walk, crawl or run for preschool storytime at the Carnegie Library during our fall storytime session. Each session will end with a craft.

 

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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.