WELCOME TO THE JOPLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our Library opens tomorrow’s doors today through diverse opportunities to learn, create, explore, and have fun.

Upcoming Events

Dec
3
Sat
9:00 am Joplin Chess Club Quick Tournament @ Community Room
Joplin Chess Club Quick Tournament @ Community Room
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Joplin Chess Club’s Annual Quick Tournament is back! This yearly tournament in support of the JPL Children’s Chess Club is open to children in grades K-12! Format: Rated/K-12/K-8: 4 round Swiss, Game in 25 with[...]
2:00 pm Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room East--Joplin Public Library
Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room East--Joplin Public Library
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Watch some anime, hang out with other otaku, draw your favorite characters, and more!  Cosplay’s always welcome, never required.  This activity is designed for teens in middle school and high school.  No registration needed.
Dec
6
Tue
6:00 pm Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you crochet, knit, stitch, draw, or paint, bring along your current project and chat with us! All crafts are welcome! We meet from 6 to 8 pm on the first Tuesday of every month[...]
6:00 pm Tuesday Knight Chess @ Teen Department--Joplin Public Library
Tuesday Knight Chess @ Teen Department--Joplin Public Library
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Know how to play chess?  Sharpen your skills with practice games and trade tips with other players.  We’ll meet monthly in the Teen Department to play and strategize.  This activity is designed for teens who[...]
Dec
8
Thu
all-day Adult Take-Home Kit: Hot Cocoa @ Joplin Public Library
Adult Take-Home Kit: Hot Cocoa @ Joplin Public Library
Dec 8 all-day
Brrr…warm up with this month’s adult take-home kit, hot cocoa mix! Kit includes ingredients and instructions to make hot cocoa mix. Kits can be picked up in the Library Reference Area while supplies last and[...]