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Random Awesomeness–Winter Break Edition 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness–Winter Break Edition @ Teen Department
Jan 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bored over winter break?  Hang out and enjoy games, cards, crafts, and other shenanigans instead.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Random Awesomeness–Winter Break Edition 2:00 pm
Random Awesomeness–Winter Break Edition @ Teen Department
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Need to get out of the house?  Hang out and enjoy games, cards, crafts, and other shenanigans instead.  Come for a little or stay for a lot. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Children and Family Dance Party! 10:00 am
Children and Family Dance Party!
Jan 5 @ 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.
Teen Movie Break: Audience Participation Edition 1:00 pm
Teen Movie Break: Audience Participation Edition @ Community Room West
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kick off the new year with an audience participation movie!  We’re showing Elf the last weekend of winter break.  Join in the fun with callouts, props, and more! Grades 6-12; no registration; movie rated PG.[...]
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Children’s Maker Cart 2:00 pm
Children’s Maker Cart @ Children's Department
Jan 6 @ 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
Jan 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Middle School Book Club 6:00 pm
Middle School Book Club @ Community Room East
Jan 7 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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
Jan 8 @ 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 6:00 pm
Game Night @ Community Room East
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
And, we’re back!  We have table games, cards, and a Wii U for your gaming enjoyment plus some snacks. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
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Tales for 2s & 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s & 3s @ Storytime Room
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 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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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 11 @ 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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Second Saturday with Joplin Makers 9:00 am
Second Saturday with Joplin Makers
Jan 12 @ 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[...]
Ukulele Club 2:00 pm
Ukulele Club
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Let’s play! The purpose of the Ukulele Club is to bring together people who appreciate and either play or would like to play ukulele. This is an informal, relaxed atmosphere where beginners can learn ukulele[...]
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Jan 13 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 15 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 16 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 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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Makerspace Open Hours 12:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 18 @ 12:00 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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Explore & Play 10:00 am
Explore & Play @ Children's Department
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 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.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 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.
High School Book Club 6:00 pm
High School Book Club @ Conference Room 1
Jan 24 @ 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.[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jan 31 @ 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[...]