Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2
3
4
5
6
Early Reader Story Hour 4:15 pm
Early Reader Story Hour @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 6 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Join us for early reader story hour, a special storytime for children ages 5-8. Children will dive deeper into the stories, and story extension activities will be provided. Parent/caregiver attendance is required.
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
7
Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 7 @ 10:45 am – 11:20 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
Chat-N-Craft 5:30 pm
Chat-N-Craft @ Community Room West
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Bring your handwork to work on and check our blog for more information on when which month we are having classes in addition to our regular BYOP (Bring Your Own Project)
Game Night–Unplugged 6:00 pm
Game Night–Unplugged @ Community Room East
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We have new games–yay holidays!–come help us unwrap them!  We’re “unplugged” this month, so it’s cards, chess, and board games. (Taking a break from video games.)  And, of course, snacks. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
8
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
9
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
Casual Chess 6:00 pm
Casual Chess @ Teen Department
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for friendly games for fun and practice. No formal instruction provided. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
10
11
Second Saturday with Joplin Makers 9:00 am
Second Saturday with Joplin Makers
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for Second Saturday Open Studio in the Makerspace! Joplin Makers volunteers will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the[...]
Library Closing Early due to weather 3:00 pm
Library Closing Early due to weather
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
12
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Suggested age: Age Birth to 5th grade Children and families are invited to build with LEGOs, Kapla blocks, Lincoln Logs, foam blocks, and more! Are you up to the challenge? Parent/caregiver attendance is required.
13
Middle School Book Club 6:30 pm
Middle School Book Club @ Conference Room 1
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Read a book that ties in with the theme and come ready to chat about it.  You choose the book you read. January’s theme is “science fiction”.  Feel free to bring a brown bag supper;[...]
14
Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:20 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 3:00 pm
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pop in on Tuesdays from 3pm-7pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
15
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 11:00 am
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pop in on Wednesdays from 11am-3pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
16
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
17
18
Explore and Play Polar Adventure Day 10:00 am
Explore and Play Polar Adventure Day @ Joplin Public Library- Children's Department
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This 90 minute event for families with busy toddlers and preschoolers only happens once a month, making it extra special. Opportunities for play-based learning using themes are offered throughout the Children’s Department. Each station encourages[...]
Anime/Manga Hangout 3:00 pm
Anime/Manga Hangout @ Community Room East
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Anime and manga fans, this one’s for you. Meet other fans, watch anime, chat/rant/discuss; feel free to bring your drawings or sketchbook. Plus, we’ll have snacks. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
19
20
Random Awesomeness 4:00 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, chess, graffiti wall, and other shenanigans in the Teen Department.  Craft of the Day = Perler beads (a.k.a. melty beads).  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades[...]
Early Reader Story Hour 4:15 pm
Early Reader Story Hour @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 20 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Join us for early reader story hour, a special storytime for children ages 5-8. Children will dive deeper into the stories, and story extension activities will be provided. Parent/caregiver attendance is required.
21
Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 21 @ 10:45 am – 11:20 am
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 3:00 pm
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pop in on Tuesdays from 3pm-7pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
This 40-minute play and movement-based program is for infants, toddlers, and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy developing through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and after activities are[...]
22
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 11:00 am
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pop in on Wednesdays from 11am-3pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
23
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Suggested age: 2-3 years old The library staff use this 30-minute storytime to share our favorite books, rhymes, and songs. Families are encouraged to help build literacy skills through participation. Age-appropriate story time extension activities[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years During this 30-minute storytime, library staff will share books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, puppets, and more! Hands-on activities that develop literacy skills and school readiness will be shared. Families are[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy skills and develop school readiness skills. Families are encouraged to participate, and[...]
6:00 pm
@ Teen Department
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for friendly games for fun and practice. No formal instruction provided. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
Social Worker visit 10:00 pm
Social Worker visit
Jan 23 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Our partnership with Economic Security Corporation continues. If you have questions about social services visit the library Thursday, January 23rd, between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and ask a social worker.
24
25
LEGO Block Party 1:00 pm
LEGO Block Party @ Community Room East
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We’ll have construction challenges, free builds, plus throw in some stealth STEM skills. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
26
27
28
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 3:00 pm
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pop in on Tuesdays from 3pm-7pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Joplin Public Library-Storytime Room
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Independent readers in grades k-5 If your child is a newly independent reader, they are invited to come read to our certified therapy dogs! Register by phone or in-house on the day of the program.
29
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS 11:00 am
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOURS
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pop in on Wednesdays from 11am-3pm to explore our Makerspace and use our equipment* with the assistance of Makerspace staff and volunteers. For more information, visit our MAKERSPACE page. *The Epilog Zing laser cutter/engraver is[...]
30
High School Book Club 6:00 pm
High School Book Club @ Conference Room 1
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You choose the book!  Pick a book to go with the monthly theme and come chat about it.  We’ll also select the theme for the next month.  Brown bag suppers are welcome; dessert’s on us. [...]
31