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Adult Take-Home Kit (Beeswax Wrap)
Adult Take-Home Kit (Beeswax Wrap) @ Joplin Public Library
Jun 1 all-day
Grab this month’s adult take-home kit! Jump into this summer’s reading theme, All Together Now, with this reusable wrap alternative. Kits are free with no registration required. They are first come, first served, available starting[...]
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Will Parker 2:00 pm
Will Parker @ JPL Community Room
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In his energetic, fun-filled musical performance, Will Parker encourages creativity, interactivity, and fun! Suggested age range: 5-12. No registration required. 
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Kindness Chapter Book Club 4:00 pm
Kindness Chapter Book Club @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our summer book club will highlight kindness and community through a book and related activities. We will be reading Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger. Each child will receive a free copy courtesy of Friends of the[...]
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Summertime Play Date 10:00 am
Summertime Play Date @ Joplin Public Library--Outdoor Classroom
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come play with us! We will enjoy the outdoors while playing, exploring, and learning! The first 30 attendees will receive a ticket for a free sack lunch provided by Bookhouse Cinema. Ages 2-5. This program[...]
Chat & Craft 6:00 pm
Chat & Craft @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Jun 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[...]
Tuesday Knight Chess 6:00 pm
Tuesday Knight Chess @ Joplin Public Library Teen Department
Jun 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 in the Teen Department to play and strategize.  This activity is designed for teens who have[...]
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 7 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 7 @ 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.
Tween Program: Cyanotype (Sun Prints) 4:00 pm
Tween Program: Cyanotype (Sun Prints) @ Joplin Public Library--Outdoor Classroom
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This special tween program will include hands-on experience using solar power to catch images! Ages 10-14.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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.
School-Age Storytime 3:30 pm
School-Age Storytime @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This special storytime is geared toward kids ages 5-8 and their families! We will explore books and stories through reading, singing, talking, and playing!
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Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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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Yoga 9:30 am
Yoga @ Joplin Public Library
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Begin your day with movement! Led by a certified yoga instructor this class is open to any experience level. A few yoga mats will be on hand but attendees should bring a yoga mat to practice[...]
Summer STEAM: Cardboard Adventures 1:00 pm
Summer STEAM: Cardboard Adventures @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stretch your imagination and work together to create out-of-the-box cardboard creations! Ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Anime/Manga Club 2:00 pm
Anime/Manga Club @ Joplin Public Library--Community Room East
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Watch some anime, hang out with other otaku, draw your favorite characters, and more!  This month, we’re making boba tea. Cosplay’s always welcome, never required.  This activity is designed for teens in middle school and high[...]
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Kindness Chapter Book Club 4:00 pm
Kindness Chapter Book Club @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our summer book club will highlight kindness and community through a book and related activities. We will be reading Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger. Each child will receive a free copy courtesy of Friends of the[...]
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Art Adventure: DIY Friendship Bracelets 4:00 pm
Art Adventure: DIY Friendship Bracelets @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate friendship and community by weaving a bracelet for someone you care about. This program is self-guided and families are welcome to visit and create in the Storytime Room with library staff and patrons. Suggested[...]
Bingo Night 6:00 pm
Bingo Night @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for a night of Bingo at the Joplin Public Library! All supplies provided and prizes for winners! For ages 18 years and older.
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Crosswords and Coffee 9:00 am
Crosswords and Coffee @ Joplin Public Library, Conference Room 1
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
For fans of puzzles and caffeine! Join us for a morning cup of coffee and some word puzzles. Sit and stay awhile, or take a word puzzle to your favorite spot in the library. Stay[...]
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 14 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 14 @ 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.
Jr. Gardening 101 3:30 pm
Jr. Gardening 101 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn about the basics of small-container gardening with Master Gardener Eric Osen, pot your own plant, and complete a related craft! Suggested age range: Ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive 11:00 am
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Joplin Public Library Community Room
Jun 15 @ 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. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or[...]
All-Ages Game Night 6:00 pm
All-Ages Game Night @ Joplin Public Library--Community Room
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on a fun night of board and card games for all ages. Suggested age range: 5 and up.
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Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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
Jun 16 @ 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
Jun 16 @ 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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Lego Build-a-thon 1:00 pm
Lego Build-a-thon @ Joplin Public Library--Community Room
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Collaborate, build, and explore your creative side with LEGOs and other building toys! Suggested ages: 5-12
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Anime/Manga Hang Out for Grown-Ups 6:00 pm
Anime/Manga Hang Out for Grown-Ups @ Joplin Public Library, Community Room West
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fan of anime or manga? Come hang out with people with similar interests! We’ll watch anime, draw, and more! Cosplay welcome, but not required. Adults ages 18 years and up; no registration required.
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Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Preschool Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 21 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 21 @ 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 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 Toddler Hour 1 9:30 am
Read and Play Toddler Hour 1 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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 @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Children’s Department in summer 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.
Fishin’ Magicians 2:00 pm
Fishin’ Magicians @ Joplin Public Library--Community Room
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This show combines humor, magic, and puppets to celebrate reading and learning. Prepare to be amazed, entertained, and to ask “how did he do that?!”   Suggested ages: 5-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied[...]
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Book Swap 2:00 pm
Book Swap @ Chaos Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at Chaos Brewing Company for our book swap! Bring a gently used book (or books!) for someone else to enjoy.  Take home a new to you book. Chat all things literary with other[...]
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Kindness Chapter Book Club 4:00 pm
Kindness Chapter Book Club @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our summer book club will highlight kindness and community through a book and related activities. We will be reading Amy Timberlake’s Skunk and Badger. Each child will receive a free copy courtesy of Friends of the[...]
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Interactive Sing-along Movie 5:30 pm
Interactive Sing-along Movie @ Joplin Public Library--Community Room
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come talk (and sing!) about Bruno as we enjoy the beloved movie that celebrates families and their unique gifts. Enjoy some yummy snacks while you sing along! Suggested age range: Ages 4 and up.
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Dog Day Afternoon 4:00 pm
Dog Day Afternoon @ Joplin Public Library--Storytime Room
Jun 29 @ 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[...]
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