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Coming Up: Programs for Teens

Thursday, May 5th

  • 6:00 PM - Teen Book Club
    For teens in grades 6-12. Like to read and chat about books? You've come to the right place! Each month we'll pick a different theme of book to read. Check this calendar or stop by the Teen Dept. to find out what it is. Plus, we have snacks. Theme for May: the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed in the U.S. on May 5. The first 7 participants to arrive will receive a copy of the book Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. No registration necessary. Questions? Stop by or call the Teen Dept. at 623-7953, ext. 27, or email teen@joplinpubliclibrary.org

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6:00 PM - Game Night
    Come play! We have a variety of games to choose from--video, board, card, improv, etc. We also have snacks.

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This week's teen selection

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