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Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suggested age: Grades 3-5 A four week program for elementary school children in 3rd to 5th grade. This program offers an afterschool snack and exploration of elements of graphic novels.  
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Early Reader Story Hour 4:00 pm
Early Reader Story Hour
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a special 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.[...]
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 8 @ 10:45 am – 11:10 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 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 8 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 9 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 9 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 10 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 10 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 10 @ 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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Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suggested age: Grades 3-5 A four week program for elementary school children in 3rd to 5th grade. This program offers an afterschool snack and exploration of elements of graphic novels.  
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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Oct 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 10:45 am
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:10 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 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 14 @ 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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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 15 @ 10:45 am – 11:10 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 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 15 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 16 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 16 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 16 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 17 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 17 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 17 @ 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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Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suggested age: Grades 3-5 A four week program for elementary school children in 3rd to 5th grade. This program offers an afterschool snack and exploration of elements of graphic novels.  
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Explore and Play Monster Day 10:00 am
Explore and Play Monster Day @ Children's Department
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Suggested age: 1 to 5 years Get ready to have fun! This 90 minute event for families with busy toddlers and preschoolers only happens once a month, making it extra special. Opportunities for play-based learning[...]
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Early Reader Story Hour 4:00 pm
Early Reader Story Hour
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for a special 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:10 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:10 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 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 22 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 23 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 23 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 23 @ 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 @ Children's Department-Storytime Room
Oct 24 @ 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 @ Children's Department
Oct 24 @ 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 24 @ 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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1-2-3 Play With Me 9:30 am
1-2-3 Play With Me @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Suggested age: 1 to 3 years This five-week program for families with children ages 1 to 3 years provides developmentally appropriate play opportunities in a fun and relaxed social environment. A different community expert each[...]
Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suggested age: Grades 3-5 A four week program for elementary school children in 3rd to 5th grade. This program offers an afterschool snack and exploration of elements of graphic novels.  
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Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Independent readers in grades k-5 If your child is a newly independent reader, they are invited to come read to our certified therapy dogs! Register by phone or in-house on the day of the program.
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