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Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 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[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 3 @ 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[...]
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Izzy B. Author Visit 11:00 am
Izzy B. Author Visit @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 2-10 years old Join us for a special event with local author/illustrator Izzy B. He will read his newest book, Imaginary Fiends, and offer interactive story extensions afterward! Books will be available to purchase[...]
Summer Movie Break 2:00 pm
Summer Movie Break @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jul 5 @ 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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Chik-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day 2:00 pm
Chik-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room West
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Chik-Fil-A cow and decorate a costume that will earn you a free meal at Chik-Fil-A the following day (July 9th). Suggested age range: Ages 2-10
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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[...]
Will Stuck 2:00 pm
Will Stuck @ Joplin Public Library-Community Room
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join educational entertainer Will Stuck for an exciting and informative space-themed comedic storytelling, science, and music show.
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 11 @ 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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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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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Early Reader Story Hour 10:30 am
Early Reader Story Hour @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 13 @ 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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LEGO Club 2:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Community Room West
Jul 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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Virtual Tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 2:00 pm
Virtual Tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Using Skype, tour the Intrepid Space Museum (https://intrepidmuseum.org/). All ages. No registration required.
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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[...]
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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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Explore & Play: It Came from Outer Space 10:00 am
Explore & Play: It Came from Outer Space @ Children's Department
Jul 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[...]
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Book Signing: Edwin Hubble Story 10:00 am
Book Signing: Edwin Hubble Story
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Signing: Edwin Hubble Story
Meet local history detectives and authors William and Doris Martin at a book signing for their book entitled “Dreams and Adventures: The Edwin Hubble Story.” Long before “A long time ago in a galaxy far,[...]
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Movers and Shakers 9:30 am
Movers and Shakers @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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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Tales for 2s and 3s 9:30 am
Tales for 2s and 3s @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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 @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 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[...]
Shoal Creek (Wildcat Glades) 2:00 pm
Shoal Creek (Wildcat Glades) @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Shoal Creek Conservation and Education center for an afternoon all about nocturnal animals in Missouri! Ages 2-10
Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 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[...]
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories 4:00 pm
Bilingual English/Spanish Family Stories @ Joplin Public Library Children's Department
Jul 25 @ 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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Makerspace Open Hours 2:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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[...]
Children’s Summer Reading Ending Celebration 10:00 am
Children’s Summer Reading Ending Celebration @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the end of another great summer reading program with the Children’s Department! Tommy Terrific, 10:30-11:15 am: Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic presents a magic-filled show sbout space, including planets and stars, as well as exploration[...]
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Makerspace Open Hours 3:00 pm
Makerspace Open Hours
Jul 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
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
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