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Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Middle School Book Club 6:00 pm
Middle School Book Club @ Community Room East
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 2 @ 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
Apr 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
Apr 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)
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Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Apr 3 @ 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
Apr 3 @ 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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Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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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1-2-3 Play With Me! 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play With Me! @ Community Room Joplin Public Library
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
1-2-3 Play with Me! 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play with Me! @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
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Children and Family Dance Party! 10:00 am
Children and Family Dance Party!
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Put on your dancing shoes and join Chelsey Davenport for a fun morning to moving and grooving!  This program is intended for children and families.
Marvel Film Fest 12:00 pm
Marvel Film Fest @ Community Room West
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
Gear up for Avengers: Endgame with a Marvel Film Fest!  We’re watching every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp in order of theatrical release.  We’ll show a double feature[...]
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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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- Joplin Public Library
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy development through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension[...]
Game Night 6:00 pm
Game Night @ Community Room East
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Game Night @ Community Room East
We have board 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Casual Chess 5:30 pm
Casual Chess @ Teen Department
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for fun, low-key chess in a recreational environment. No formal instruction provided. Program may run a little past 7:00 pm, depending on how the games are going at that time. Grades 6-12; no[...]
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1-2-3 Play With Me! 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play With Me! @ Community Room Joplin Public Library
Apr 12 @ 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[...]
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Second Saturday with Joplin Makers 9:00 am
Second Saturday with Joplin Makers
Apr 13 @ 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[...]
Marvel Film Fest 12:00 pm
Marvel Film Fest @ Community Room West
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm
Gear up for Avengers: Endgame with a Marvel Film Fest!  We’re watching every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp in order of theatrical release.  We’ll show a double feature[...]
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Apr 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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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Storytime Room
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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- Joplin Public Library
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy development through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension[...]
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
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1-2-3 Play With Me! 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play With Me! @ Community Room Joplin Public Library
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 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
Apr 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 Garden Day 10:00 am
Explore & Play Garden Day @ Children's Department
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 1 to 5 years A fun, hands-on event for families with busy toddlers and preschoolers! Families will explore themed stations throughout the Children’s Department that encourage adult-child play and teach key early literacy[...]
Marvel Film Fest 12:00 pm
Marvel Film Fest @ Community Room West
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm
Gear up for Avengers: Endgame with a Marvel Film Fest!  We’re watching every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp in order of theatrical release.  We’ll show a double feature[...]
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Library – Closed for Easter
Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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- Joplin Public Library
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
This 40 minute play-and movement-based program is for infants and toddlers and their families. Library staff encourage early literacy development through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Families are encouraged to participate and at-home extension[...]
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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.
Fun for 4s & 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s & 5s @ Storytime Room
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 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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1-2-3 Play With Me! 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play With Me! @ Community Room Joplin Public Library
Apr 26 @ 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[...]
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Early Reader Story Hour 10:30 am
Early Reader Story Hour @ Storytime room- Joplin Public Library
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Join us for a brand-new story hour for those who have graduated from our regular story times! Children between the ages of 5 and 8 will listen to and talk about a story and participate[...]
Marvel Film Fest 12:00 pm
Marvel Film Fest @ Community Room West
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm
Gear up for Avengers: Endgame with a Marvel Film Fest!  We’re watching every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp in order of theatrical release.  We’ll show a double feature[...]
LEGO Buildathon 1:30 pm
LEGO Buildathon @ Community Room East
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
LEGO Buildathon @ Community Room East
Please note the date/time change for April! 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
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please note that April’s Saturday has changed. 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 have snacks. Grades 6-12;[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Apr 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[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm