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Upcoming Teen Events at St. Joseph Public Library


Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Teens, Adults

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Hansel and Gretel are trapped. Far from home in a house made of candy, they are being held ready to serve as the Witch's dinner. Help them break out of the oven before it's too late!

The game is LIVE. Click here to play. There will be some scary images, so it may not be suitable for your family, but it will definitely be okay for teens and adults!

Also, there WILL BE PRIZES! When you finish, come to the Downtown Library to claim yours!

 

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Date: Friday, July 10
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Movies
Ages: Teens

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Join us for the classics! This month we are featuring Clueless (running time 97 minutes, rated PG-13). We will be streaming this movie via the Google Chrome extension Netflix Party. The extension will give us a password protected chat and will make sure that we're all synced up. Unfortunately, due to streaming rights, we all need Netflix accounts to watch this film together. Pop your own popcorn and use the chat feature to add your commentary to this classic film!

View instructions on installing Netflix Party here. A link will be emailed to you at the email address you included when registering for this event shortly before the event starts.

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Date: Saturday, July 11
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

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Are you ready for a STEAM challenge?

This week's challenge is: A Raft for the Gingerbread man!

Oh no! The Gingerbread Man has outrun many creatures, but now he is on a riverbank and can run no more. Don't let the sly fox trick him and eat him up! Instead you can help the Gingerbread Man by building him a raft using just straws and pipe cleaners. When you are done building, tape a quarter to your paper gingerbread man and test out your raft in a bucket or your sink.

For Grades K-8

Pick up your STEAM Challenge kit at any of our locations (limited number of kits available), beginning on Monday, July 6, then get to work!

Join on a live Zoom call on Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m. to show off how you solved the challenge.  Fill out the registration form to save your spot and receive the zoom link. If you are unable to attend the Zoom meeting, you can email Ms. Elizabeth at emurray@sjpl.lib.mo.us with pictures of your challenge instead.

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Date: Monday, July 13
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Ages: All Ages

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Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more!

New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library!

Limit one per child, while supplies last.

Please call your library for more information!

 

*Some kits not suitable for young children. 

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Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.  

Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: All Ages

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Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program. 

This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City.  Join Frio the Dragon via Zoom as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in, and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  Catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, even FIRE!  Will Frio find his way?

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this event.  Space is limited!  Register today!

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Downtown Library
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Teens

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The Eye of Sauron? Mad-eye Moody's all-seeing eye? Follow our tutorial to make an eye-dye shirt, and make a magical eye of your own. Or, you know, just tie-dye whatever you want. It's up to you! We'll supply two colors, rubber bands, and some gloves--you provide the shirt! Supplies are limited, so make sure that you register to get your kit! Kits will be available starting July 15 at the Downtown Library.

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program. 

This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater Kansas City.  Join Frio the Dragon via Zoom as he discovers how he can breathe fire with the help from a wizardly scientist!  Log in, and interact with the Mad Scientist as you see wonders of folklore:  Catapults, dragons, magic, and yes, even FIRE!  Will Frio find his way?

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this event.  Space is limited!  Register today!

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Date: Wednesday, July 15
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children, Teens

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We will have a 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. 

Wed. July 1: Survival Co-op play. How long can we survive together as a team? Our goal will be to get enough diamonds to make diamond armor for all team members! We can have 7 players for this session.

Wed. July 8: Creative Building. We will play in Creative Mode and build anything we can imagine.

Wed. July 15: Adventure together. We'll just see where the game takes us on our adventure. How many Biomes can we find?

Wed. July 22: Mini Games. We'll play different mini games including Hide 'N Seek, Guess the Build and PVP.

Wed. July 29: Survival PVP. You will have 1 hour to get as many resources as you can, then we'll fight it out and see who is left standing.

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Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive the Zoom link!  

Miss the live storytime? We also have recorded episodes of SJPL Reads! on our YouTube channel. Follow this link to see all recorded readings to date: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFgANaaxK8FuS8O2G_oRlf7Fpr56S4i0G

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Date: Thursday, July 16
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual Branch
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Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Ages: Teens

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Join Kelsey and Katey as we read Stamped, Jason Reynolds' remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds' Stamped is geared toward young adults, and it is a good introduction to the history of racism in America. Come prepared to question everything you know and consider new ideas with an open mind. This book club will take place digitally on Zoom, and the link will be sent to you upon registration. Copies of the book are still on order for reasons beyond our control, but we'll go ahead and begin by reading sections aloud and pausing for discussion. This group is meant for humans age 14-24

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