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123, Play With Me! 9:30 am
123, Play With Me!
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This five-week program for children ages 0 to 3 years and their families offers playtime with developmentally appropriate toys in a fun and relaxed environment.  Community experts will be on hand to teach strategies for[...]
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Middle School Book Club 6:00 pm
Middle School Book Club @ Community Room East
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades 6-8; no registration needed. Read what you want!  Each month we read a book on a different theme, chat about it, then choose the theme for the next month’s book.  Bring your dinner, if[...]
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Exhibit: Energetic Connections 9:00 am
Exhibit: Energetic Connections
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am
Exhibit: Energetic Connections
Energetic Connections, an exhibit of 2D & 3D paintings by local artist Diana Bray, will open in our Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery. Energetic Connections will be on exhibit through December 28, 2018. An artist’s[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Chat-N-Craft 5:30 pm
Chat-N-Craft @ Community Room West
Oct 2 @ 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)
Stitch In 5:30 pm
Stitch In @ Teen Department
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration. Hang out, chat, and stitch!  Learn to loom knit and create a hat or scarf for donation to local charity Chase the Chill plus one for yourself.  We provide looms and[...]
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MAKERPSPACE OPEN HOURS 3:00 pm
MAKERPSPACE OPEN HOURS
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
High School Book Club 6:00 pm
High School Book Club @ Conference Room 1
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades 9-12; no registration needed. High School Book Club is back!  Read what you like–pick a title that ties into the theme and come chat about it then vote on the theme for next month. [...]
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Early Childhood Family Support Group: Exploring the Learning Environment with Babies 10:00 am
Early Childhood Family Support Group: Exploring the Learning Environment with Babies @ Storytime Room
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Children’s Department at Rosemary Titus Reynolds Children’s Library in Joplin Public Library invite you to come explore ways to interact with children ages three years and younger, learn how to help your child’s development,[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Molly the Fire Safety Dog 4:00 pm
Molly the Fire Safety Dog @ Community Room
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Makerspace Open Hours 9:00 am
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
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123, Play With Me! 9:30 am
123, Play With Me!
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This five-week program for children ages 0 to 3 years and their families offers playtime with developmentally appropriate toys in a fun and relaxed environment.  Community experts will be on hand to teach strategies for[...]
Stitch In 5:30 pm
Stitch In @ Teen Department
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration. Hang out, chat, and stitch!  Learn to loom knit and create a hat or scarf for donation to local charity Chase the Chill plus one for yourself.  We provide looms and[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 11:25 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Suggest 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?
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123, Play With Me! 9:30 am
123, Play With Me!
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This five-week program for children ages 0 to 3 years and their families offers playtime with developmentally appropriate toys in a fun and relaxed environment.  Community experts will be on hand to teach strategies for[...]
Stitch In 5:30 pm
Stitch In @ Teen Department
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration. Hang out, chat, and stitch!  Learn to loom knit and create a hat or scarf for donation to local charity Chase the Chill plus one for yourself.  We provide looms and[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:25 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Game Night–Zombie Edition 6:00 pm
Game Night–Zombie Edition @ Community Room East
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration needed. Must. Have. Games…We have table games, cards, and a Wii U.  Live and undead players are welcome.  Some snacks available—Bring Your Own Brains. Cosplay and zombie accessorizing are optional. Questions? [...]
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Random Awesomeness 5:30 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hang out and enjoy, games, crafts, cards, and other shenanigans in the Teen Department.  This week doodle on the dry erase wall or make spooky things with glow-in-the-dark melty beads.  Come for a little or[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 9:00 am
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Explore & Play 10:00 am
Explore & Play @ Children's Department
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 1 to 5 years A fun, hands-on event for families with busy todddlers and preschoolers! Families will explore specially crafted “exploration stations” that encourage adult-child play and teach key early literacy skills.
LEGO Buildathon 1:00 pm
LEGO Buildathon @ Community Room East
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration needed. It’s a LEGOfest for teens! Unleash your creativity in our free build, or try a construction challenge. You supply the ideas–we supply the LEGOs.
Anime/Manga Club 3:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room East
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration needed. We discuss current manga reads, play games, or work on our own creations. We also watch at least one episode of an anime. Also, there are snacks.
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JPL Pumpkin Decorating Contest
JPL Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Oct 21 – Oct 30 all-day
To enter our annual contest, bring your (ARTIFICIAL) literary-themed pumpkins to the library for display any day from October 21st to October 30th.  Winners will be announced October 31st.
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Stitch In 5:30 pm
Stitch In @ Teen Department
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration. Hang out, chat, and stitch!  Learn to loom knit and create a hat or scarf for donation to local charity Chase the Chill plus one for yourself.  We provide looms and[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Movers and Shakers 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 23 @ 10:45 am – 11:25 am
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Suggested age: Birth to 2 years Wow! Wiggling, giggling, singing, shaking, it all happens on Tuesdays! This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy[...]
Random Awesomeness 5:30 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, cards, and other shenanigans in the Teen Department.  This week, make a Halloween craft or help finish the spooky sticker mosaic.  Come for a little or stay for a[...]
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Suggested age: 2 to 3 years old Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Pro-Musica Presents: Bach-A-Bye Baby 10:00 am
Pro-Musica Presents: Bach-A-Bye Baby
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 4 to 5 years old Library staff use stories, fingerplays, songs, and hands-on activities to teach children developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
Family Storytime 4:00 pm
Family Storytime @ Storytime Room
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Library staff use short stories, simple songs, and rhymes to teach developmentally appropriate pre-reading skills, while providing at-home ideas for families.
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123, Play With Me! 9:30 am
123, Play With Me!
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
This five-week program for children ages 0 to 3 years and their families offers playtime with developmentally appropriate toys in a fun and relaxed environment.  Community experts will be on hand to teach strategies for[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Stitch In 5:30 pm
Stitch In @ Teen Department
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades 6-12; no registration. Hang out, chat, and stitch!  Learn to loom knit and create a hat or scarf for donation to local charity Chase the Chill plus one for yourself.  We provide looms and[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Makerspace is open! Library staff will assist on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis. FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LIBRARY CARD NOT NEEDED. Patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by[...]
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Trick-or-Treat!
Trick-or-Treat!
Oct 31 all-day
Little goblins and ghouls are welcome at the Library for a spirited round of trick-or-treat during library hours!