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Harry Potter Day Celebration 3:30 pm
Harry Potter Day Celebration
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Back by popular demand!  You won’t believe what the Children’s Department has conjured this year in celebration of our favorite boy wizard!  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This program for children in 1st through 5th grade uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts!  Program is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  in the Children’s Department. [...]
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Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Middle School Book Club 6:00 pm
Middle School Book Club @ Community Room East
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Each month we read a book on a different theme and chat about it.  We also pick the theme for the next month.  You choose the book you read. Feel free to bring a brown[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Chat-N-Craft 5:30 pm
Chat-N-Craft @ Community Room West
Feb 5 @ 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)
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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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Library Closed do to Weather
Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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
Feb 7 @ 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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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 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[...]
As You Wish 2:00 pm
As You Wish @ Community Room West
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inconceivable!  We’re showing an audience participation version of The Princess Bride for teens and adults.  Come prepared to join in the fun with callouts and your favorite lines.  This is a festive, say-the-lines-out-loud event, so[...]
Ukulele Club 2:00 pm
Ukulele Club
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Let’s play! The purpose of Ukulele Club is to bring together people who appreciate and either play or would like to play ukulele. Bring your ukulele and join us for ukulele singalongs and the opportunity[...]
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Feb 10 @ 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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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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 6:00 pm
Game Night @ Community Room East
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We have table games, cards, and a Wii U for your gaming enjoyment plus some snacks.  We also have chess sets, and we’re not afraid to use them.  🙂 Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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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Library Opening at 12 Noon because of weather 9:00 am
Explore & Play 10:00 am
Explore & Play @ Children's Department
Feb 16 @ 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
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LEGO Buildathon @ Community Room East
Free build or construction challenges–your choice.  Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
Anime/Manga Club 3:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room East
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
We discuss current manga reads and anime viewings, play games, or work on our own creations. Most months, we also watch at least one episode of anime. Plus, some snacks. Feel free to bring your[...]
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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This program for children in 1st through 5th grade uses recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts!  Program is offered on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  in the Children’s Department. [...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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.
Artist’s Reception with Sarah Serio 6:00 pm
Artist’s Reception with Sarah Serio
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us in the gallery for a brief artist’s talk and a reception! “Welcome to the Game: Human Trafficking in America” by Neosho artist Sarah Serio is on display now through March 2019 in our[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
Anime & Manga for Grownups 2:00 pm
Anime & Manga for Grownups @ Conference Room 1
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You asked–we answered! Be part of something new in the Joplin area–an anime/manga fan outlet for ages 18 and up. The library is offering an initial meetup to jump start a self-sustaining community group. Meet[...]
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Casual Chess 6:00 pm
Casual Chess @ Teen Department
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We have chess sets, and we’re not afraid to use them! Join us for fun, low-key play in a recreational environment.  No formal instruction provided. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Feb 26 @ 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[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Random Awesomeness 4:30 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, cards, and other shenanigans in the Teen Department.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
High School Book Club 6:00 pm
High School Book Club @ Conference Room 1
Feb 28 @ 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. [...]