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July Adult Take-Home Kit (Button Bouquet)
July Adult Take-Home Kit (Button Bouquet) @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 1 all-day
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme with us as we discover OCEANS of POSSIBILITIES through this month’s take-home kit–a summery button bouquet! Kits are handed out while supplies last and are for ages 18 years[...]
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Summertime Playdate 10:00 am
Summertime Playdate @ Outdoor Learning Commons--Joplin Public Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come play with us! This outdoor event will include water, sand, and bubble activities. Suggested age range: 2-5 In the event of rain, this program will be rescheduled.
Chat & Craft : Craft-mas in July 6:00 pm
Chat & Craft : Craft-mas in July
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s another Bring-Your-Own Craft day for this month’s Chat & Craft, but that’s not all we’re doing! Over the past few months members of our community have been gracious enough to donate plenty of craft[...]
Master Gardening Class (Garden Gadgets) 6:00 pm
Master Gardening Class (Garden Gadgets)
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Master Gardening Class (Garden Gadgets)
Join master gardener, Eric Osen, as he discusses garden gadgets for the home gardener. The class is tonight, 6-7pm in the Outdoor Classroom of the Joplin Public Library (weather permitting). In the case of inclement[...]
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Miss Becee’s Beasties 3:00 pm
Miss Becee’s Beasties @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore the wonders of aquatic creatures through hands-on activities and collaborative lessons with this 4-week club. Suggested age range: 7-12 years
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Teen Takeout Kit: Beachy Decor
Teen Takeout Kit: Beachy Decor @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Jul 7 all-day
Bring the beach to you with an ocean-themed Mason jar craft.  Starting at noon on Thursday, July 7, teens can pick up a free craft kit in the Teen Department or through curbside pickup.  Available[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Children’s Chess Club 5:30 pm
Children’s Chess Club @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Children of all skill levels are invited to play chess with the JPL Children’s Department and the Joplin Area Chess Club! We meet once a month for approximately 30 minutes to learn, play, and have[...]
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Read and Play Toddler Time 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
Read and Play Toddler Time 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
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Saturday STEM Club 2:00 pm
Saturday STEM Club @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Explore high and low tech STEAM activities in this hands-on, child-led program! Suggested age range: 5-12
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Sketch Along 2:00 pm
Sketch Along @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Try drawing tips and tricks shared by Seth Wolfshorndl, Joplin High School art teacher and sponsor of the JHS Cartoonist Club as we sketch along together. Bring your favorite drawing tools–paper or digital! Ages 13-18;[...]
Virtual Book Chat 6:00 pm
Virtual Book Chat
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for a virtual book chat. We’ll discuss books you’re reading, books you’ve recently read, and books you’re looking forward to reading in the future. Join Zoom Meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/91021279574… Meeting ID:[...]
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Scavenger Hunt 5:00 pm
Scavenger Hunt @ Community Room--Joplin Public Library
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring a team or join an already formed one at this fun, past-paced scavenger hunt for all ages!
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
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Read and Play Toddler Time 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
Read and Play Toddler Time 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
Economic Security–Outreach Worker Visit 1:00 pm
Economic Security–Outreach Worker Visit @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Outreach Worker from Economic Security will be at the library for free consultations.
Joplin Job Center Rep 1:00 pm
Joplin Job Center Rep @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A representative of the Joplin Job Center will be at the library, Friday, July 15th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The representative will be available to discuss career advancement.
Wonders of Wildlife 2:00 pm
Wonders of Wildlife @ Community Room--Joplin Public Library
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dive deep with us as we explore all the ocean’s secrets with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium! Sharks, jellies, and sea turtles– you will want to grab your scuba gear for this[...]
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Super Saturday 1:15 pm
Super Saturday @ Outdoor Learning Commons--Joplin Public Library
Jul 16 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Join us for a self-paced and hands-on learning experience focused on water and water creatures. Suggested age range: 2-6 year olds & their families
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Solar S’mores 2:00 pm
Solar S’mores @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It’s DIY dessert time!  We’re building solar ovens and making s’mores.  Dress cool for the heat, and bring some sunscreen.  We’ll meet in the Teen Department then head outside. Grades 6-12; no registration needed.
Young Artists Club 2:00 pm
Young Artists Club @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Explore your creative side with an ocean-themed art activity and lesson! Suggested ages: 8-12
Master Gardening Class (Critter Control) 6:00 pm
Master Gardening Class (Critter Control)
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Master Gardening Class (Critter Control)
Join master gardener, Eric Osen, as he teaches about critter control and animals in the home garden. The class is tonight, 6-7pm in the Outdoor Classroom of the Joplin Public Library (weather permitting). In the[...]
Writing In Waves with F.C. Shultz 6:30 pm
Writing In Waves with F.C. Shultz @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Local author, F. C. Shultz, discusses his experience researching and writing a genuine seafaring story. Ages 18 years and older.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays for Preschool Storytime! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Preschool Storytime on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together. This program is designed for ages 3-5.
Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River 6:00 pm
Steamboat Disasters of the Lower Missouri River @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Historian and author, James Erwin, highlights the perils that steamboats, their passengers, and their crews faced throughout voyages upon the Missouri River (ages 18 years and older).
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Read and Play Toddler Time 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
Read and Play Toddler Time 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Time @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department for Toddler storytime on Friday mornings! We will sing, read, talk, and play together! This program is designed for ages 0-2.
Fishin’ Magicians 11:00 am
Fishin’ Magicians @ Community Room--Joplin Public Library
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Experience “shark and awe” followed by waves of laughter, track the journey of salmon to see how they steal from the ocean, and watch sand dollars multiply! Ages 5-12 & their families.
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LEGO Build-a-thon 2:00 pm
LEGO Build-a-thon @ Community Room-- Joplin Public Library
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Collaborate, build, and explore your creative side with LEGOs and other building toys! Suggested ages: 4-12
Ending Celebration 3:00 pm
Ending Celebration @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with us! This all-ages event will include music, games, indoor and outdoor activities, and opportunities to purchase treats from food trucks. We can’t wait to see you!
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Virtual Book Chat 6:00 pm
Virtual Book Chat
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for a virtual book chat. We’ll discuss books you’re reading, books you’ve recently read, and books you’re looking forward to reading in the future. Join Zoom Meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/91021279574… Meeting ID:[...]
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Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room--JPL Children's Department
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon is designed to help newly independent readers become more comfortable reading! Children will have the opportunity to read to one of our sweet therapy dogs and their owner in a quiet, non-threatening[...]
Bingo Night 6:30 pm
Bingo Night @ Joplin Public Library
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a night of Bingo at the Joplin Public Library! For ages 18 years and older.
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Joplin Book Swap 3:00 pm
Joplin Book Swap @ Coley's Cookies
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Joplin Public Library and Coley’s Cookies present this month’s Joplin Book Swap. Stop by Coley’s Cookies to share books and make friends. Treats from Coley’s are available for purchase at the event.
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