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Makerspace Open Hours 9:00 am
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 1 @ 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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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Jun 2 @ 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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Casual Chess 4:00 pm
Casual Chess @ Teen Department
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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.
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club @ Joplin Public Libraru
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a monthly chess club for children of all skill levels. Age range: K-5th grades
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 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 Children's Department
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
Tech Take Apart 1:00 pm
Tech Take Apart @ Community Room West
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upcycle old technology–computers, keyboards, etc.–by taking it apart then using the pieces to create alien artworks.  We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes (trust us on this one). Registration is required; deadline to register is June 3. [...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 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[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 4 @ 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
Jun 4 @ 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 and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 5 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 5 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 6 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 6 @ 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[...]
OMG Josh 2:00 pm
OMG Josh @ Joplin Public Library-Atrium
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OMG Josh and Bob will lead you through the Dewey dimensions where silly space adventures abound! Come along for this exciting comedic show full of books, magic, circus stunts, and audience participation. Ages 2-10 and[...]
Random Awesomeness 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, chess, sticker mosaic, graffiti wall, and other shenanigans* in the Teen Department.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.   *Shenanigans to[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 6 @ 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Join us for a brand new bilingual English/Spanish storytime on Thursdays! Library staff will read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy[...]
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Second Saturday with Joplin Makers 9:00 am
Second Saturday with Joplin Makers
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
Bingo 10:00 am
Bingo @ Community Room
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a fun morning of all-ages bingo!   This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by[...]
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi 10:00 am
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi @ Dermott Room
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn the basics of coding with Python on our palm-sized Raspberry Pi computers.  Sessions are taught by a local high school student.  Skills learned in each session build on the one before, so participants should[...]
Anime/Manga Club 3:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room West
Jun 8 @ 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 a craft and snacks. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Jun 9 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 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 Children's Department
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Space Makers 2:00 pm
Space Makers @ Community Room East
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore makerspace technology and see what you can do!  Registration required; deadline to register is June 10.  To register, call the Teen Office at 417-623-7953, ext. 1027 (leave a voice mail) or email teen@joplinpubliclibrary.org Grades[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 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[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 12 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 12 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 12 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 13 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
Random Awesomeness 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, chess, sticker mosaic, graffiti wall, and other shenanigans* in the Teen Department.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.   *Shenanigans to[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 13 @ 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Join us for a brand new bilingual English/Spanish storytime on Thursdays! Library staff will read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy[...]
Book discussion- The Martian by Andy Weir 6:00 pm
Book discussion- The Martian by Andy Weir
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book discussion- The Martian by Andy Weir
For adults participating in the Summer Reading Program. Come and discuss The Martian by Andy Weir. The library will have limited copies of the book. Must have a library card to check out a copy.[...]
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STEM Workshop 10:30 am
STEM Workshop @ Joplin Public Library
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
A 60-minute hand-on program where participants can explore various technologies including 3-D printers and drones. Registration is required. Parent/caregiver attendance is required.
Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 14 @ 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[...]
Summer Movie Break 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Break @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Escape the heat and join us for a movie and popcorn every Friday at 2pm. Please call for movie titles each week. Ages: 2-10 and their families
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Makerspace Open Hours 9:00 am
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi 10:00 am
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi @ Dermott Room
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn the basics of coding with Python on our palm-sized Raspberry Pi computers.  Sessions are taught by a local high school student.  Skills learned in each session build on the one before, so participants should[...]
Explore & Play: It Came from Outer Space 10:00 am
Explore & Play: It Came from Outer Space @ Children's Department
Jun 15 @ 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[...]
Chasing the Moon 11:00 am
Chasing the Moon
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Chasing the Moon
Chasing the Moon is an upcoming 3 -part movie series presented by PBS. In this sneak peak event, viewers will be able to experience a 30-45 minute clip of Chasing the Moon before it premieres[...]
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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Jun 16 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 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 Children's Department
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
Tie Dye 2:00 pm
Tie Dye @ Meet in the Teen Department.
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm
The tradition continues!  It’s our annual tie dye fest on the front lawn.  We’ll tie off the shirts then head outside for the rest of the fun. Bring a white, 100% cotton T-shirt.  Caution, dye[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 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[...]
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 18 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 19 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 19 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 19 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 20 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
George Washington Carver Star Navigation 2:00 pm
George Washington Carver Star Navigation @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join park rangers from the George Washington Carver National Monument for a fun, hands-on lesson about how to navigate using the stars!
Random Awesomeness 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, chess, sticker mosaic, graffiti wall, and other shenanigans* in the Teen Department.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.   *Shenanigans to[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 20 @ 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Join us for a brand new bilingual English/Spanish storytime on Thursdays! Library staff will read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy[...]
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Summer Movie Break 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Break @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Escape the heat and join us for a movie and popcorn every Friday at 2pm. Please call for movie titles each week. Ages: 2-10 and their families
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Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi 10:00 am
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi @ Dermott Room
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn the basics of coding with Python on our palm-sized Raspberry Pi computers.  Sessions are taught by a local high school student.  Skills learned in each session build on the one before, so participants should[...]
Early Reader Story Hour 10:30 am
Early Reader Story Hour @ Joplin Public Library
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Join us for our brand-new story hour for those who have graduated from our regular story times! Children will listen to and talk about a story and participate in a fun story extension activity afterward.[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 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 Children's Department
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 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[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 25 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 26 @ 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 Children's Department
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Blood Drive 1:00 pm
Blood Drive
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Blood Drive
Joplin Public Library has partnered up with the American Red Cross to put on a blood drive every two months. Donating blood saves lives. Each person who donates will receive a special git from the[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Weather Program 10:00 am
Weather Program
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Weather Program
Keith Stammer gives a presentation on all things weather. More details coming soon.
Fun for 4s and 5s 11:00 am
Fun for 4s and 5s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Random Awesomeness 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness @ Teen Department
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hang out and enjoy games, crafts, chess, sticker mosaic, graffiti wall, and other shenanigans* in the Teen Department.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.   *Shenanigans to[...]
Stone Lion Puppet Theater 2:00 pm
Stone Lion Puppet Theater @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come enjoy a fun puppet show featuring simple astronomy and constellation stories with wacky Professor Van Gogo. The show will feature music, madcap mayhem, and plenty of audience participation! Suggested age range: Ages 2-10 and[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suggested age: 2 to 5 years Join us for a brand new bilingual English/Spanish storytime on Thursdays! Library staff will read books, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays, and offer hands-on activities to build literacy[...]
Skype an Astronomer 6:00 pm
Skype an Astronomer
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Using Skype, Astronomer Amanda Quirk will give a presentation about the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxy.
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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 28 @ 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[...]
Summer Movie Break 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Break @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Escape the heat and join us for a movie and popcorn every Friday at 2pm. Please call for movie titles each week. Ages: 2-10 and their families
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Makerspace Open Hours 9:00 am
Makerspace Open Hours
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi 10:00 am
Coding with Python & Raspberry Pi @ Dermott Room
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn the basics of coding with Python on our palm-sized Raspberry Pi computers.  Sessions are taught by a local high school student.  Skills learned in each session build on the one before, so participants should[...]
Fandom Fest: A Spacetacular Cosplay Ball 2:00 pm
Fandom Fest: A Spacetacular Cosplay Ball @ Community Room
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Galactic fandoms unite!  It’s a space-themed geek out with trivia, activities, crafts, and more.  Costumes and fandom accessories are highly encouraged but not required.  Grades 6-12. Registration IS required; registration deadline is 6/21.  To register,[...]
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