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WW1 Mobile Museum 1:15 pm
WW1 Mobile Museum @ Community Room West
Sep 8 @ 1:15 pm – Sep 13 @ 4:15 pm
WW1 Mobile Museum @ Community Room West
100 years ago a promise was made! A promise to NEVER forget the Millions who lost their lives in WWI for the freedoms we hold so dear 100 years later! That is why the WWI[...]
LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Sep 8 @ 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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Early Reader Story Hour 4:00 pm
Early Reader Story Hour
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Children’s Department for our monthly Chess Club meeting. Children between grades K-5 are invited, and all skill levels are welcome.
Harry S. Truman: World War I Memories 6:00 pm
Harry S. Truman: World War I Memories @ Post Art Library/ Joplin Public Library
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Local WWI historian, Kavan Stull, will portray former President Harry S. Truman, and recall true stories from Truman’s enlistment and his war experiences. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. More information: Evan[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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--Storytime Room
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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[...]
WWI Museum Reception 6:00 pm
WWI Museum Reception @ Joplin Public Library
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The World War I Mobile Museum is coming to Joplin and we’re celebrating with doughnuts! Enjoy doughnut holes, mini doughnuts, coffee, and more in our Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery. All ages welcome. Free and[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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--Storytime Room
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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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Explore and Play: Things That Go! 10:00 am
Explore and Play: Things That Go! @ Children's Department
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 24 @ 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.
Movers and Shakers 4:00 pm
Movers and Shakers @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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--Storytime Room
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 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 @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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[...]
Family Stories 4:00 pm
Family Stories @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 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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Graphic Novel Club 4:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club @ Children's Department--Storytime Room
Sep 27 @ 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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