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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 1 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 2 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Chess Club 5:30 pm
Chess Club @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 2 @ 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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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 3 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 4 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Saturday STEM Club 1:00 pm
Saturday STEM Club @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Explore high and low tech STEAM activities in this hands-on, child-led program! Suggested age range: 5-12 (Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 5 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 6 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 7 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Chat & Craft 6:00 pm
Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
Tuesday Knight Chess 6:00 pm
Tuesday Knight Chess @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Feb 7 @ 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[...]
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Adult Take-Home Kit: Sugar Scrub
Adult Take-Home Kit: Sugar Scrub @ Joplin Public Library
Feb 8 all-day
Grab this month’s adult take-home kit, sugar scrub! Kit includes instructions and supplies to make sugar scrub at home. Kits are free with no registration required. They are first come, first served, available starting at[...]
Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 8 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 9 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Tiny Art Night 6:00 pm
Tiny Art Night @ Joplin Public Library, Community Room
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm
Join Teen and Adult Programming for a Tiny Art Night at Joplin Public Library! Paint on tiny art canvases, all supplies provided! At the end of the program participants can leave one of their masterpieces[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 10 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 11 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Black History Fair 10:30 am
Black History Fair @ Community Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for at the Joplin Public Library’s annual Black History fair. This event will include representatives from the community as well as a presentation by the Alexander/Madison Chapter of Greater KCMO Buffalo Soldiers. All[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 12 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 13 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 14 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Young Artists Club 4:00 pm
Young Artists Club @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn about great artists and create your own art in their styles! This program is designed for children ages 8-12 and registration is required. Register via phone (417-623-7953) or email (childrens@joplinpubliclibrary.org) beginning the first of[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 15 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 16 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
American Red Cross Blood Drive 11:00 am
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Joplin Public Library from 11am to 4pm today. The blood drive will take place in the Community Room. Maximize your blood donation. Help more[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 17 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
Economic Security–Outreach Worker Visit 1:00 pm
Economic Security–Outreach Worker Visit @ Joplin Public Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Outreach Worker from Economic Security will be in the library’s lobby for free consultations.
Joplin Job Center–Career Counselor Visit 1:00 pm
Joplin Job Center–Career Counselor Visit @ Joplin Public Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Career Counselor from the Joplin Job Center will be in the library’s lobby for free consultations.
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 18 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
LEGO Build-a-thon 1:00 pm
LEGO Build-a-thon @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Collaborate, build, and explore your creative side with LEGOs and other building toys! Suggested ages: 4-12
Anime/Manga Club 2:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Community Room East--Joplin Public Library
Feb 18 @ 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.
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 19 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Closed for Presidents Day
Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 20 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
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Teen Anime Challenge
Teen Anime Challenge
Feb 21 all-day
Teen Anime Challenge
Join the Teen Anime Challenge!  Anime and manga fans in grades 6-12 can earn badges, win a prize, and enter a prize drawing in our online bingo game.  Scan the QR code to register or[...]
Bingo Night 6:00 pm
Bingo Night @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for a night of Bingo at the Joplin Public Library! For ages 18 years and older.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for preschool storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 3-5 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, moving, dancing, and playing! No registration or library card required to attend.
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Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 10:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 2 @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in 2023 for toddler storytimes! This fun storytime geared towards 0-2 year olds and their families includes reading, singing, rhyming, and connection. No registration or library card required to attend.
Resume Preparation 1:00 pm
Resume Preparation @ Joplin Public Library
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Applying for jobs can be stressful. Learn more about the process by joining career advisors from the Joplin Job Center for a workshop class on resumes! The workshop is free and for ages 18 years[...]
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Joplin Book Swap 2:00 pm
Joplin Book Swap @ Bookhouse Cinema
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at Bookhouse Cinema for the February book swap! Bring a book for someone else to enjoy, take a new book home, and chat with fellow readers! Treats from Bookhouse Cinema will be available[...]
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Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Storytime Room--Joplin Public Library
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 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[...]