January 8, 2019 – Chat n Craft

Since the Library is closed on January 1st, which happens to be a Tuesday this year, that means our Chat n Craft meeting is January 8th this year. Chat n Craft meets the first Tuesday we are open of each month.

This month is a class on Quilting. We will cover the quilting basics, discuss future blocks and possible ideas that you can choose for your version of this project. It will only be doing one block a month for most of the year and should not take much fabric or time to do them. Those that already quilt might already have all the supplies that you will need. We will not actually do any of the blocks in class. That way you will not need to bring your supplies to the meeting.

If you do not want to participate in the Quilting project, you can always BYOP to class and work on that. We will still have lots of fun and laughter.

2019 Chat n Craft Classes

  We have come up with some classes for the upcoming year and a project that will last almost all year too. None of these should take a long time to complete each one. Nor cost a lot of money to make. If you want to find out details of the classes, come on the month that we are having the class. We list any supplies needed to bring with you for that class on the monthly meeting post here on our website.

This year we have decided to have a “most of the year” project on Quilting. January will have a bunch of handouts on Quilting basics available for those that do not have any experience quilting and we will have a class on quilting and give out the first block instructions. Each month after that we will hand out the next quilt block’s instructions besides whatever else is going on for that month.

 

January – Quilting Basics and Ideas

February – BYOP (Bring Your Own Project)

March – No-Sew T-shirt Bag

April – BYOP

May – Dream Catcher

June – BYOP

July – Cards

August – BYOP

September – Sweater Mittens

October – BYOP

November – BYOP and discuss next years classes

December – BYOP and UFO exchange

December 4th – Chat n Craft meeting

It is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Project) to work on month. It will be our normal December meeting, those that have come before know what that means. We will discuss more details of next year classes as well.

Plus we will have some craft magazines for .25/each, some craft books for $1./each. Come peruse the selection and buy your favorites before they go on our sale shelf.

Children’s Library Card Design Contest

 

All children ages 0-12 are invited to make their own children’s library card design and submit it to the library for a contest.  The winning design will be made into a children’s library card and be available to children as they get a library card.  Official entry forms are available in the Children’s Department or the Circulation Desk at the library.  They may also be downloaded here:  Library Card Contest Entry Form.  Entries are due 11/30/18.

Maker Cart for Elementary School Aged Children

Maker Cart
The Rosemary Titus Reynolds Children’s Library in Joplin Public Library is proud to announce a new program for Children in 1st through 5th grade.  The Maker Cart program is funded by the MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES and is offered on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  Come use recycled materials to explore STEAM concepts!

November 6th Chat n Craft meeting

November is always a fun CnC meeting that is BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) to work on while we discuss ideas for next years classes. Something you want to learn? A stitch you want to try? Something getting popular you think would be fun for us to try?

Be thinking about and looking for ideas to bring up during the meeting. If you can bring a picture of what it is.

In the past we have done quilting, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tunsian, needle felting, tatting, beading, book folding and many others. We will be meeting in Community Room – West, come join us.

 

Welcome to our New Website!

As you can see JPL has finally “gone-live” with a new website!  We’re excited to present it to you, because we feel there is so much information available on the website that will be of benefit to you.  Our old website was more than a decade old and technology and websites have changed quite a bit in the past ten years.  We ask for your patience as we complete adding information and materials to it.  It should be much easier for staff members to add, update, and maintain content in a timely manner.

Explore the website to see all the hidden gems you were not aware are available.

This activity is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

JPL Begins Passport Applications September 4, 2018

Joplin Public Library is pleased to announce that effective September 4, 2018 it accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports seven days per week at 1901 E 20th Street, Joplin, MO 64804.

Applications are accepted 30 minutes after opening to one hour before closing seven days per week.  Appointments are strongly encouraged to be sure adequate staffing is available to process the applications.  Walk-ins will be accommodated if  there is staff available, but no guarantees of this can be made.  Appointments are the best and only certain way to be served. Library hours are M-Th 9am-8PM, F-S 9am-6pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Jacque Gage, Library Director says, “JPL is pleased to offer this service to the community, making passport applications available during an extended schedule.”

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information – travel.state.gov.  A summary can be found here:

For faster service, complete the .pdf applications from the passport website, print out application, and bring it with you to your appointment.

Joplin Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fees

As of August 1, 2018 Joplin Public Library patrons can borrow items from JPL without accruing overdue fines.  In addition, JPL has erased overdue fines patrons previously owed.

The change should increase patrons’ access to the more than 120,000 items in the library collection.

Patrons who have items that are lost, damaged, or simply not returned will still owe for those items, plus a non-refundable administration fee.  If an account has to be referred to a collection agency to get items returned, a collection agency fee will also be charged.

Items received through interlibrary loan (ILL) will continue to accrue overdue fines as those come from the lending library.  Fees will also apply when items are placed on hold but not picked up.

Library Director Jacque Gage says, “I hope this move will allow more people to utilize the library, as well as allow us to reconnect with former patrons who have not yet been able to enjoy the new library facility due to overdue fines.  This will give a clean slate for those who just managed to return materials late.”

Please contact Joplin Public Library at 417-623-7953 for more information about this.

Chat-n-Craft

Chat-n-Craft meets for free at the library every month, the 1st Tuesday, 5:30-8pm, in the Community West meeting room, working on all kinds of handwork and learning new projects. Come by and see what everyone is working on. We have newbies as well as advanced crafters in crochet, knitting, quilting, beading, whittling….so much more. We also have a blog to help stay up on patterns, ideas, meetings, comments.