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This event is in the "Children" group.

Take and Make: Libraries are Wonderful Kit

All Day 9/1 - 9/30
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Program Description:
The most important school supply is a library card! With access to technology, innovative programming, and educational resources, a library card gives students of all ages the tools to succeed in school. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with our ...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytime at Home Kickoff Kits

09/01/2020 @ 9:00am - 09/30/2020 @ 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Program Description:
Storytime at Home Kickoff Kits are coming to the Downtown and East Hills Libraries!  Each kit will include everything you need to follow along with our live Virtual Storytimes on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., or use the contents to recreate...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.

Virtual SJPL Reads! Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.   https://www.youtube.com/playlis...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tricky Tuesday To Go

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Park Library
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Park Library
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Miss Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit.  Grab your kit e...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: East Hills Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
Follow our patterns to make some Animal Crossing coasters that feature your favorite characters! Kits include a pegboard and perler beads. Instructions will be posted on our YouTube channel on the day kits become available. Supplies are limited, so r...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends Book Club

10:00am - 11:00am
East Hills Library
Library Branch: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Program Description:
Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This month's book selection is: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Wacky Wednesday Take and Make

10:00am - 6:00pm
Carnegie Library
Library Branch: Carnegie Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.   Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.   ***photo is an example of past crafts. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Book Sale: Non-Fiction Books

1:00pm - 5:00pm
East Hills Library
Library Branch: East Hills Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Miscellaneous
Program Description:
Non-Fiction Book Sale!  Paperbacks $1 and Hardbacks $2.  Cash, check and cards accepted.   During the month of September, there will be smaller, outdoor book sales at the East Hills Library.  These sales will take place on...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Misty and Friends!

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Minecraft Meetup

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier. Fil...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual The Anti-Racist Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors, Diversity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Join Kelsey and Katey as we read Stamped, Jason Reynolds' remix of Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi. Reynolds' Stamped is geared toward young adults, and it is a good introduction to the history of racism in Ameri...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Forever Young Adult

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Hosted by Carnegie Librarian Jenny Ellis.  Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event to anyone registered Forever Young Adult is an 21+ book group for adults who read teen fiction. Se...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Maker Monday: Balloon Hovercraft Take and Make

9:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Program Description:
Make your own balloon hovercraft and see if you can make it float!  Pick up your kit at the Downtown Library beginning Monday, September 21st as part of our contactless pickup options.  Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

4:45pm - 6:30pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Program Description:
Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public. ...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Friends Book Club Downtown

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Program Description:
Do you love reading?  Do you enjoy talking about what you're reading?  You should join us for our Friends Book Club Downtown.  The fourth Monday of every month will discuss a different title.  Call Chelsea for more information at ...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.

Virtual SJPL Reads! Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.   https://www.youtube.com/playlis...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Community Voices

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Events, Diversity, Lectures/Speakers
Program Description:
In this monthly series we will interview different community members to learn about how they came to live here, what they are currently doing in our community and what their hopes for the future are. ...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tricky Tuesday To Go

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Park Library
Registration
Library Branch: Washington Park Library
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
Tricky Tuesday To Go is a weekly themed kit containing books, crafts and at-home activities hand-selected for your family! Bring home the fun of Miss Sarah's Storytimes and Tricky Tuesday activities all in one convenient kit.  Grab your kit e...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Wacky Wednesday Take and Make

10:00am - 6:00pm
Carnegie Library
Library Branch: Carnegie Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Call Carnegie (816-238-0526) to schedule a pickup. Featuring fun crafts that maybe wacky for the time of year.   Supplies are limited. Not recommended for children under 3.   ***photo is an example of past crafts. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Carnegie librarian Jenny Ellis will host the virtual cozy mystery book club Murder, She Read. September's book will be A SPELL FOR TROUBLE by Esme Addison. The author will join us halfway through the meeting. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Autumn Take and Make Kit

All Day 10/1 - 10/31
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Program Description:
Welcome Fall with our Autumn Take and Make kit! Kit includes pumpkin spice latte foam sticker craft, carveable foam pumpkin, leaf sun catcher craft, glow stick and activity/resource sheets. One kit per child, while supplies last. Pick one up at yo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Autumn Take and Make Kit

9:00am - 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Program Description:
Welcome Fall with our Autumn Take and Make kit! Kit includes pumpkin spice latte foam sticker craft, carveable foam pumpkin, leaf sun catcher craft, glow stick and activity/resource sheets. One kit per child, while supplies last. Pick one up at yo...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Misty and Friends!

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Join Ms. Misty and friends for a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive Zoom link and get ready to sing, dance, read, and have so much fun! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Minecraft Meetup

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Program Description:
We will have a bi-weekly 1.5 hour Minecraft playing session using the Bedrock edition (this is the version that Windows 10, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS all use). We also connect via Zoom to make communication during the game easier. Fil...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual History Shrieks - The McDaniel Murder

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers, Local History/Genealogy
Program Description:
For all our True Crime and History lovers, we bring you one blowout scary story this month for our History Speaks and True Crime Time. In 1916 Harriet Moss McDaniel, wife of Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney, was found murdered in her home. The ca...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

VIRTUAL Ukulele Strum & Sing-Along

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
**ONLINE PROGRAM** VIRTUAL Ukulele Sing & Strum Along!  We are testing out the virtual application of our ukulele meet up! It might work, but it might not be perfect-- worst case scenario, come and say hello to a uke-lovin' group via Z...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.

Virtual SJPL Reads! Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
Virtual SJPL Reads with a friendly Youth Services Librarian!  Check out the library's YouTube page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.   https://www.youtube.com/playlis...