Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Children

Description:

The most important school supply is a library card! With access to technology, innovative programming, and educational resources, a library card gives students of all ages the tools to succeed in school. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with our Libraries are Wonderful Take and Make Kit beginning on September 1st while supplies last. Kit includes: Child's first card application, foam airplane craft, crayons, activity sheet, and a library card holder craft. 

Contact your preferred branch to pick up your kit. 

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Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Storytime at Home Kickoff Kits are coming to the Downtown and East Hills Libraries!  Each kit will include everything you need to follow along with our live Virtual Storytimes on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., or use the contents to recreate your own storytime session at home!  Kits will be available beginning September 1st, for contactless pickup. Call 232-3812 for more information.  Supplies are limited. 

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Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Make your own balloon hovercraft and see if you can make it float!  Pick up your kit at the Downtown Library beginning Monday, September 21st as part of our contactless pickup options.  Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how to put your hovercraft together.  

Kits are limited!  Register for your kit, or call 232-3812 to pick yours up today!

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Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public.

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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, September 29
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 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, September 30
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Children

Description:

Welcome Fall with our Autumn Take and Make kit!

Kit includes pumpkin spice latte foam sticker craft, carveable foam pumpkin, leaf sun catcher craft, glow stick and activity/resource sheets. One kit per child, while supplies last. Pick one up at your local branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3

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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Bring Pokémon Club home!

Kit includes staff made coloring pages, cubie Pokémon, trading cards, stickers, DIY Drifloon, and more!

Please call the East Hills Library at 816-236-2136 to schedule a pickup time through our contactless service. Limit one per person, while supplies last.

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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Ages: Children

Description:

Welcome Fall with our Autumn Take and Make kit!

Kit includes pumpkin spice latte foam sticker craft, carveable foam pumpkin, leaf sun catcher craft, glow stick and activity/resource sheets. One kit per child, while supplies last. Pick one up at your local branch (make sure to call ahead to check availability).

*May not be suitable for children under 3

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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
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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Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. 

Thursday Oct. 1: Survival PVP.  You'll have one hour to gather as many resources as you can, then it's on! We'll fight Player Vs. Player until there is only 1 player standing. Can you be the ultimate winner?

Thursday, Oct. 15: Survival building challenge. Can you build the best, coolest house in survival mode? We will have an hour to gather resources and build, then we'll check out each others' houses to see how great they are!

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Date: Monday, October 5
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

**ONLINE PROGRAM**

VIRTUAL Ukulele Sing & Strum Along! 

We are testing out the virtual application of our ukulele meet up! It might work, but it might not be perfect-- worst case scenario, come and say hello to a uke-lovin' group via Zoom. 

Register to receive the zoom meeting link. 

Limited to 10 users. 

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, October 6
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 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: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Join us for a virtual LEGO Club meeting!  We'll be using Zoom to meet and share our builds this month.  Please have your creations ready to share when the meeting begins. Our theme is Show & Tell! Please register to receive a link for the Zoom LEGO Club meeting!

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Date: Wednesday, October 7
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
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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Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Use the supplies given to design a simple machine to 'harvest' candy corn. You will create a machine that can pick up and move candy corn from one container to another without leaving any marks, dents, or holes in the corn.

Supplies include plastic forks, craft sticks, clothespins, rubber bands and candy corn.

Pick up your kit beginning on Monday, Oct. 5, then attend our virtual zoom meeting on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. to discuss how you solved the challenge and see how others solved it! Register to receive the zoom link.

One kit per child in grades K-8. Please call the East Hills Library to arrange a pick up time through our contactless service. Supplies limited.

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Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Stress is high in our current environment. Help kids cope with stress management techniques, including making their own stress ball out of water beads and a balloon. We'll provide the supplies and suggested resources, all you have to do is pick up the kit and follow the instructions. Kit includes: water beads, balloon and a resource list.

Recommended age: 8-18, not suitable for children under 3.

For even more stress relief, check out our YouTube channel for a simple Sun Salutation yoga session for kids led by Jamie Davis.

Supplies limited are limited, call 232-3812 to reserve your kit and schedule your contactless pickup today!

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Date: Monday, October 12
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children

Description:

Mornings with the kids off to a hectic start?  Try a mindful approach with yoga instructor Jamie Davis as she leads us through a prerecorded Sun Salutation routine designed just for kids!  Find this amazing video and more on the St. Joseph Public Library YouTube channel!

Don't forget to pick up your very own Stress Ball Take & Make Kit to go along with our video this month!  Supplies are limited, call 232-3812 to schedule your contactless pickup today!

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Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 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 14
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
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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Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier.

Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the Zoom link. 

Thursday Oct. 1: Survival PVP.  You'll have one hour to gather as many resources as you can, then it's on! We'll fight Player Vs. Player until there is only 1 player standing. Can you be the ultimate winner?

Thursday, Oct. 15: Survival building challenge. Can you build the best, coolest house in survival mode? We will have an hour to gather resources and build, then we'll check out each others' houses to see how great they are!

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Date: Monday, October 19
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Make your own hopping frog with plastic cups, rubber bands, and other simple craft supplies.  Pick up your kit at the Downtown Library beginning Monday, October 19th as part of our contactless pickup options.  Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how to put your hopping frog together today! 

Kits are limited!  Register for your kit, or call 232-3812 to pick yours up today!

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Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

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

Grab your kit each Tuesday between 2-6 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 21
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.

 

Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.

 

***photo is an example of past crafts.

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Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
Room:
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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Date: Monday, October 26
Time: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public.

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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.