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
9
Thu
6:00 pm Regina Jennings: Author Visit @ Community Room West
Regina Jennings: Author Visit @ Community Room West
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Award winning author, Regina Jennings is coming to the Joplin Public Library. She will start her visit with a presentation on Kate Warne–the first female Pinkerton detective, and the inspiration of her book, Courting Misfortune. Following[...]
Dec
10
Fri
3:00 pm Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ Community Room West
Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ Community Room West
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: The Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri will be offering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses of Pfizer for ages 5 and up.
Dec
11
Sat
9:00 am Joplin Chess Club Quick Tournament @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Joplin Chess Club Quick Tournament @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Dec 11 @ 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: 4 round Swiss, Game in 25[...]
11:00 am Finals Fest @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Finals Fest @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Need to study?  Stop by the Teen Department for our annual Finals Fest!  We’ll have free wifi, plenty of places to plug in, and a prize drawing for a free book.  The Teen Study Room[...]
1:00 pm Young Artists Club @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Young Artists Club @ Joplin Public Library Storytime Room
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explore your inner artist with the Children’s Department! 10 children ages 8-12 will meet to learn new art techniques and make their own mixed media collages! Registration is required. Register today via email (childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org), phone (417-623-7953), or[...]