Date: Monday, December 9
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

East Hills Library Family Movie Night:

This month’s movie is The Lion King (2019) [PG], running time of 1 hour 58 minutes.
Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

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!

No need to register but call 236-2136 or visit the East Hills Library if you have any questions.

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Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children aged 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn and play together in the East Hills Storytime Room with the early literacy toy collection. In addition, we will sing songs and fingerplays featuring rhythm instruments, ribbon wands, scarves and shakers.

Each family in attendance receives a free book to add to their home library. For more information, contact the East Hills Library at 236-2136.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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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, December 10
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Have some holly-jolly holiday fun! We'll decorate and eat sugar cookies and create wonderful handmade crafts!

K-6th Grade

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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.

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


Date: Saturday, December 14
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Join Ms. Elizabeth on the second Saturday of the month for STEAM Saturday! Each month we will do a project or activity that emphasises one of the steam components: Science Technology Engineering Art Math.

For Grades K-8

This month's project is LED Ornaments! We'll build our own light-up ornaments with LED lights while also learning about circuits. Students age 8 and older should be able to do it independently while younger kids can still have fun with it with some help from adults.

Register to let us know to expect you, but feel free to drop in as well. Supplies may be limited. For more information call 236-2136.

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Date: Monday, December 16
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Meredith Schuh from Bright Beginnings Preschool as she leads us in another round of STEM activities just for young children.  This program is most appropriate for ages 2-6 years old with an accompanying adult.

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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.

This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with friends!

Elf- PG- 97 min, 2003

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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.

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


Date: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room:
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Description:

Back by popular demand, we are hosting three full days of our wizarding-themed Escape Room!

Do you have what it takes to save Hogwarts from impending doom? Teams of 4-6 participants will have 30 minutes to work together, decipher clues, and (hopefully) escape our enchanted room in time to stop the menacing forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Pre-registration is required. All ages welcome but this event is best suited for adults and children ages 8+.

The online registration for the Harry Potter Escape Room queue opens at 9:00AM on Wednesday, December 18th.

We anticipate that all escape room slots will be full within the first hour, so please register as close to 9:00AM as possible to increase your chances of receiving your preferred day and time.

This link will activate when registration begins: https://forms.gle/iQ8Y8kzX1UojwdCq7

Online registration is preferred, however, interested parties without internet access may call 816-236-2136 to be added to the queue. Library wizards will then contact queued registrants via Muggle technology (telephone) in order of timestamp to secure a specific time slot for your team. **Unanswered calls will forfeit your line priority.**

Visit sjpl.lib.mo.us/escape for more details!

The escape room will be offered by appointment ONLY on:

Friday, January 3rd

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

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Date: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokemon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokemon fans!

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Date: Thursday, December 19
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the Washington Park 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 90 minute session.

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Date: Thursday, December 19
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

All aspiring ninjas are invited to Master Willow’s School for Ninjas to discover their secret skill. We will be jumping, kicking, sneaking, creeping, and reading The Secrets of Ninja School by Deb Pilutti (Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books). If you wear black and bring an extra black t-shirt, Master Willow will show you how to become invisible on your next mission. All welcome, but best for ages 4-7.

Register to let us know to expect you, but feel free to drop in as well. For more information call 236-2136

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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: Saturday, December 21
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us any time between 12 and 4. Activities include photo props with a Christmas back drop, crafts and many more TBD.

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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: Friday, December 27
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, Teens, All Ages

Description:

Are you a fan of Disney's Descendants? Then don't miss this Triple Feature! The first 30 attendees will receive a free Disney coloring book.

9:30 a.m. Descendants (2015) NR Running time 120 minutes

12 p.m. Descendants 2 (2017) NR Running time 120 minutes

2:30 p.m. Descendants 3 (2019) NR Running time 120 minutes

Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

No need to register but call 236-2136 or visit the East Hills Library if you have any questions.

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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.

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


Date: Tuesday, December 31
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Community Events, Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

Families with children of all ages are welcome to ring in the New Year at the East Hills Library. No need to stay up late, we’ll have a balloon drop and countdown at NOON! Join us at 11 AM for crafts, snacks, and games.


Register to let us know to expect you, but feel free to drop in as well. Supplies may be limited. For more information call 236-2136.

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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, December 31
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Music
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us! Bring your friends to sing karaoke songs, eat snacks and win prizes!

K-12th Grade

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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.

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


Date: Friday, January 3
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Description:

Back by popular demand, we are hosting three full days of our wizarding-themed Escape Room!

Do you have what it takes to save Hogwarts from impending doom? Teams of 4-6 participants will have 30 minutes to work together, decipher clues, and (hopefully) escape our enchanted room in time to stop the menacing forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Pre-registration is required. All ages welcome but this event is best suited for adults and children ages 8+.

The online registration for the Harry Potter Escape Room queue opens at 9:00AM on Wednesday, December 18th.

We anticipate that all escape room slots will be full within the first hour, so please register as close to 9:00AM as possible to increase your chances of receiving your preferred day and time.

This link will activate when registration begins: https://forms.gle/iQ8Y8kzX1UojwdCq7

Online registration is preferred, however, interested parties without internet access may call 816-236-2136 to be added to the queue. Library wizards will then contact queued registrants via Muggle technology (telephone) in order of timestamp to secure a specific time slot for your team. **Unanswered calls will forfeit your line priority.**

Visit sjpl.lib.mo.us/escape for more details!

The escape room will be offered by appointment ONLY on:

Friday, January 3rd

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

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Date: Friday, January 3
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

What better way to celebrate a day off from school than doing some fun winter related crafts? Children through adults are welcomed.

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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, January 4
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Description:

Back by popular demand, we are hosting three full days of our wizarding-themed Escape Room!

Do you have what it takes to save Hogwarts from impending doom? Teams of 4-6 participants will have 30 minutes to work together, decipher clues, and (hopefully) escape our enchanted room in time to stop the menacing forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Pre-registration is required. All ages welcome but this event is best suited for adults and children ages 8+.

The online registration for the Harry Potter Escape Room queue opens at 9:00AM on Wednesday, December 18th.

We anticipate that all escape room slots will be full within the first hour, so please register as close to 9:00AM as possible to increase your chances of receiving your preferred day and time.

This link will activate when registration begins: https://forms.gle/iQ8Y8kzX1UojwdCq7

Online registration is preferred, however, interested parties without internet access may call 816-236-2136 to be added to the queue. Library wizards will then contact queued registrants via Muggle technology (telephone) in order of timestamp to secure a specific time slot for your team. **Unanswered calls will forfeit your line priority.**

Visit sjpl.lib.mo.us/escape for more details!

The escape room will be offered by appointment ONLY on:

Friday, January 3rd

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

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Date: Saturday, January 4
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: Sunday, January 5
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Description:

Back by popular demand, we are hosting three full days of our wizarding-themed Escape Room!

Do you have what it takes to save Hogwarts from impending doom? Teams of 4-6 participants will have 30 minutes to work together, decipher clues, and (hopefully) escape our enchanted room in time to stop the menacing forces of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Pre-registration is required. All ages welcome but this event is best suited for adults and children ages 8+.

The online registration for the Harry Potter Escape Room queue opens at 9:00AM on Wednesday, December 18th.

We anticipate that all escape room slots will be full within the first hour, so please register as close to 9:00AM as possible to increase your chances of receiving your preferred day and time.

This link will activate when registration begins: https://forms.gle/iQ8Y8kzX1UojwdCq7

Online registration is preferred, however, interested parties without internet access may call 816-236-2136 to be added to the queue. Library wizards will then contact queued registrants via Muggle technology (telephone) in order of timestamp to secure a specific time slot for your team. **Unanswered calls will forfeit your line priority.**

Visit sjpl.lib.mo.us/escape for more details!

The escape room will be offered by appointment ONLY on:

Friday, January 3rd

Saturday, January 4th

Sunday, January 5th

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Date: Monday, January 6
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

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, January 7
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children aged 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn and play together in the East Hills Storytime Room with the early literacy toy collection. In addition, we will sing songs and fingerplays featuring rhythm instruments, ribbon wands, scarves and shakers.

Each family in attendance receives a free book to add to their home library. For more information, contact the East Hills Library at 236-2136.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Full Details »

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, January 7
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with friends! 

Ralph Breaks the Internet- PG- 112 min, 2018

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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.

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


Date: Tuesday, January 7
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The monthly meeting of the LEGO Club where all Lego enthusiasts from Kindergarten on up are invited to come and build with us. This month's theme is to be announced. Participants are encouraged to bring their own LEGOs, but we have some too.

January's theme is Arctic Animals.

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