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1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States
(816) 232-2052

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June 2019

Washington Park Birthday Week: June 17-22

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For all ages.  Visit the library and help us celebrate 109 years.  June 17-22: There will be drawings for prizes all week and be sure to sign the guest book. Washington Park Library opened on June 23, 1910 and was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. The library is nestled in a triangular park that was originally donated by the St. Joseph Extension Company in honor of Washington Jones, a prominent community leader in St. Joseph in…

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Sammy J and the Intergalactic Balloontastic Space Rangers

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Don't miss the amazing and talented balloon artist, Sammy J! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. This program is supported by the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library.

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The Kessel Run Obstacle Course

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Fly through our out-of-this-world pool noodle obstacle course. Complete it in under 12 parsecs to win a stellar prize! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Crafty Sew & Sews!

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Calling all adult crafters! Do you love to sew/embroider, knit/crochet, draw/paint, scrapbook? No time or space to work on your special projects at home? Would you enjoy learning or teaching a craft? Join the Crafty Sew & Sews and enjoy friends, fun, crafts & snacks.  ! Feel free to come and go during this 4 hour open session. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Book Buddies Therapy Dogs

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 15, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Children are more at ease reading out loud to a friendly dog than a human. The Book Buddies organization, part of the Pony Express Therapy Dogs, partners with the library to offer children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. The program utilizes therapy dogs as listeners for children who have reading and speech difficulties. No registration is required. For questions, visit the Washington Park Library or call 232-2052.

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Nitro Joe Science Show

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Learn all about science during this engaging and fun Nitro Joe show! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. 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…

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To Infinity and Beyond Bottle Rocket Blast-off!

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Launch your very own pop bottle rockets in the park! Bring your own pre-made two liter-sized bottle rocket or create one at the launch site. We'll see just how high our pressurized rockets can soar.  Limited supplies available. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Family Movie & Trivia Night

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Enjoy a movie & popcorn and try to complete our movie trivia quiz for a chance to win an out-of-this-world prize!  "Flight of the Navigator," rated PG, 90 min, 1986. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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July 2019

Jay & Leslie Flights of Fancy Comedy Show

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Jay & Leslie Flights of Fancy will be the best comedy show you'll see this summer! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. This program is supported by the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library.

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Close Encounters of the Squishy Kind

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades.  Miss Sarah went exploring through outer space and collected lots of squishy-squashy alien life-form samples. Have fun sifting and sorting through all the receptacles of alien goo. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Jason D’Vaude Juggling Show

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Jason D'Vaude will amaze with awesome juggling and balancing skills. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. This program is supported by the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library.

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Where We’re Going We Don’t Need…Roads

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Challenge your friends with our Dueling Stomp Rockets. Using all your might, stomp your rockets back to the future. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be discussing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes in July. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer in July. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Casey’s Creatures Animal Show

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Animals are amazing creatures, so don't miss this wonderful animal show! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. This program is supported by the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library.

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That’s No Moon! DIY Moon Sand

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K - 6th grades. Create your own powdery-soft mold-able play sand using simple household ingredients. You'll feel like you're building sandcastles on the moon. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Crafty Sew & Sews!

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Calling all adult crafters! Do you love to sew/embroider, knit/crochet, draw/paint, scrapbook? No time or space to work on your special projects at home? Would you enjoy learning or teaching a craft? Join the Crafty Sew & Sews and enjoy friends, fun, crafts & snacks.  ! Feel free to come and go during this 4 hour open session. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Book Buddies Therapy Dogs

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 15, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Children are more at ease reading out loud to a friendly dog than a human. The Book Buddies organization, part of the Pony Express Therapy Dogs, partners with the library to offer children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. The program utilizes therapy dogs as listeners for children who have reading and speech difficulties. No registration is required. For questions, visit the Washington Park Library or call 232-2052.

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Celia’s Sing-Along Dance Party

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: The 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories has a wonderful performance line-up! Visit the library to be entertained by some of the most talented people in the Universe! Come sing and dance at Celia's Sing-Along Dance Party! For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052. This program is supported by the Friends of the St. Joseph Public Library.

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Space: The Final Frontier Suncatchers

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Using a super-stellar technique, create celestial, cosmic suncatchers out of glue and food coloring. A cosmos in your window. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Family Movie & Trivia Night

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Enjoy a movie & popcorn and try to complete our movie trivia quiz for a chance to win an out-of-this-world prize!  "Wall-E," rated G, 98 min, 2008. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Set Phasers to Stun: Squirt Gun Shoot-Out

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Get your water blasters ready for battle. Epic water fight in the park. Be sure to wear play clothes that can get wet and dirty. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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August 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be discussing After You by Jojo Moyes in August. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty in August. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Armageddon Asteroid Art

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Hurl asteroid sponges through the air onto a canvas to create spongey splatter watercolor paintings. Be sure to wear clothes that can get paint splattered. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Starship Troopers: Marshmallow Meteor Shower Battle

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: For children in K-6th grades. Arm yourself with your own DIY marshmallow shooter. Battle your friends and make it out of the marshmallow meteor shower to win a prize. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Crafty Sew & Sews!

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 3:00pm

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Calling all adult crafters! Do you love to sew/embroider, knit/crochet, draw/paint, scrapbook? No time or space to work on your special projects at home? Would you enjoy learning or teaching a craft? Join the Crafty Sew & Sews and enjoy friends, fun, crafts & snacks.  ! Feel free to come and go during this 4 hour open session. For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Book Buddies Therapy Dogs

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 15, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  Children are more at ease reading out loud to a friendly dog than a human. The Book Buddies organization, part of the Pony Express Therapy Dogs, partners with the library to offer children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. The program utilizes therapy dogs as listeners for children who have reading and speech difficulties. No registration is required. For questions, visit the Washington Park Library or call 232-2052.

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Early Literacy Celebration

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library:  For children aged 6 and under and their families and caregivers.  The Early Literacy Celebration is an annual event to encourage families to read, sing, and play together, both in and out of the library.  In partnership with United Way Success by 6 and Parents as Teachers, the St. Joseph Public Library will host an indoor/outdoor party for pre-kindergarten kids.  Through stories, games and activities, children and parents can practice building a variety of pre-reading skills together.…

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September 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be reading .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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October 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be reading .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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November 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be reading .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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December 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you like to discuss books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks.  The 1 p.m. book club will be reading .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club!

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third Street
St. Joseph, MO 64505 United States

Washington Park Library: Do you love to read? Do you enjoy discussing books with others? Please join us for the Eat, Drink and Be Literary Book Club. Get together with friends, discuss great books and enjoy delicious snacks. The 5:30 p.m. book club will be discussing .... in ..... For more information, contact the Washington Park Library at 232-2052.

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