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Upcoming Children’s Events at St. Joseph Public Library


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

Description:

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: Saturday, October 16
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will be at the East Hills Shopping Center (by the Carousel). Over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, Paperback books, DVDs and CDs are $1. Cash, check and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 14 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 14 - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 15 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 17 - Noon - 5 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 18 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($3 Bag and $6 Box Sale)

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Date: Sunday, October 17
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Miscellaneous, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Checkers TV is a weekly educational entertainment program featuring Checkers the Inventor, his robot sidekick, Snoozer, and a variety of special visitors!

Each weekly episode also includes segments featuring storytelling, author interviews, art projects, science experiments, interactive games, contests, comedy, magic, and exciting short films that will have children on the edge of their seats.

Watch, make, and read using the resources on our Checkers TV webpage: sjpl.lib.mo.us/ctv

All four branches of the St. Joseph Public Library have free print outs and supplies available for the crafts and activities featured in Checkers TV. Materials available while supplies last. 

For direct video access, visit the St. Joseph Public Library’s Checkers TV Playlist.

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Date: Sunday, October 17
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Everything is 1/2 Price on October 17!  

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will be at the East Hills Shopping Center (by the Carousel). Over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, Paperback books, DVDs and CDs are $1. Cash, check and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 14 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 14 - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 15 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 17 - Noon - 5 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 18 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($3 Bag and $6 Box Sale)

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Date: Monday, October 18
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Bag ($3) and Box ($6) Sale Day is October 18!

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will be at the East Hills Shopping Center (by the Carousel). Over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, Paperback books, DVDs and CDs are $1. Cash, check and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 14 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 14 - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 15 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 17 - Noon - 5 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 18 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($3 Bag and $6 Box Sale)

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Date: Monday, October 18
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

From 4 - 7 p.m. on October 18 ONLY, non-profits and teachers can get free books at the Fall Book Sale.  Must show school ID or tax exempt letter.

The Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library Fall Book Sale will be at the East Hills Shopping Center (by the Carousel). Over 20,000 books, DVDs and CDs for all ages. Hardback books are $2, Paperback books, DVDs and CDs are $1. Cash, check and credit accepted.
SALE HOURS:
October 14 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friends Members Only Preview Sale.
October 14 - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October 15 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 16 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
October 17 - Noon - 5 p.m. (1/2 Price Day)
October 18 - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. ($3 Bag and $6 Box Sale)

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Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube SJPL Reads playlist every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Children

Description:

Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Ms. Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit. 

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 3 & 6 p.m. at Washington Park Library using our contactless pick-up service.

Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Call Sarah at Washington Park Library to check availability. 

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Date: Wednesday, October 20
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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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.

 

***photo is an example of past craft.

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Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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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