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This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Program Description:
Hansel and Gretel are trapped. Far from home in a house made of candy, they are being held ready to serve as the Witch's dinner. Help them break out of the oven before it's too late! The game is LIVE. Click here to play. There will be some sc...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Misty

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive the Zoom link!   Miss the live storytime? We also have recorded episodes of SJPL Reads! on our YouTu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers
Program Description:
This month we will explore the disturbing story of a man who chose to destroy his entire family rather than own up to his financial failings. Jen Wildhagen will present the tale of John List, spanning from 1971 to 2008. This presentation will be avai...
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 "Teens" group.

Virtual Ye Olden Movies: Clueless

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Join us for the classics! This month we are featuring Clueless (running time 97 minutes, rated PG-13). We will be streaming this movie via the Google Chrome extension Netflix Party. The extension will give us a password protected chat and w...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Summer Reading STEAM Challenge

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Program Description:
Are you ready for a STEAM challenge? This week's challenge is: A Raft for the Gingerbread man! Oh no! The Gingerbread Man has outrun many creatures, but now he is on a riverbank and can run no more. Don't let the sly fox trick him and eat ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Summer Reading Take and Make Kits

All Day
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Program Description:
Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more! New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library! Limit one per child, while supplies last. Please c...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.

Virtual Baby Storytime with Ms. Misty

9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Join Ms. Misty on Mondays at 9:30 for online songs, bounces, stories and fun as we practice early literacy skills for our youngest patrons! Register to receive the Zoom link! ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Lectures/Speakers, Miscellaneous
Program Description:
If you spent your shutdown time like I did, you might have a stockpile of wine corks on hand. The artwork on corks these days is lovely and a shame to pitch in the trash. What do you do? Well, I have a suggestion. Turn them into charming keychains to...

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. We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual SJPL Reads! Storytime with Ms. Jess

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Program Description:
Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.   Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Program Description:
Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program.  This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater K...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Take and Make: Eye-Dye

All Day
East Hills Library
Registration
Library Branch: East Hills Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Program Description:
The Eye of Sauron? Mad-eye Moody's all-seeing eye? Follow our tutorial to make an eye-dye shirt, and make a magical eye of your own. Or, you know, just tie-dye whatever you want. It's up to you! We'll supply two colors, rubber bands, and some gloves-...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Program Description:
Visit our social media platforms for special virtual events each week during the Summer Reading Program.  This week's featured event is Frio the Dragon:  Quest for Fire!  Online!  Presented by Mad Science of Greater K...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Minecraft Meetup

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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 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. Fill o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Forever Young Adult

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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. Ju...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Misty

10:30am - 11:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Program Description:
Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be offering a Live Zoom Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  Please register to receive the Zoom link!   Miss the live storytime? We also have recorded episodes of SJPL Reads! on our YouTu...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Literary Adventure: The Magician's Hat

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Program Description:
"David, the Magician, loves to perform magic— but his favorite trick is not pulling a rabbit out of a hat or finding quarters behind the ears of children.  Instead, David loves the magical power of books,  knowing that they can help student...
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 "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Take & Make Showcase

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs/Authors, Early Literacy, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Program Description:
Did you pick up this week's Take & Make kit at your local library? Call your local library branch to reserve one today! Once you pick up your kit and make this week's Take & Make project, join us at the Virtual Take & Ma...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Summer Reading Take and Make Kits

All Day
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM
Program Description:
Take and Make Kits*: featuring sticker crafts, felt crafts, fairy tale activities, STEAM challenges and more! New kits available weekly at all branches of the St. Joseph Public Library! Limit one per child, while supplies last. Please c...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Local History Week

7/20 @ 9:00am - 7/26 @ 5:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Local History/Genealogy
Program Description:
The Third Annual Local History Week and Founders Day will be virtual this year. Enjoy lots of great activities in the areas of Local History, Genealogy, and Preservation. Check out our Local History Week page or Facebook page for more details! ...
This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.

Virtual Baby Storytime with Ms. Misty

9:30am - 10:00am
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Program Description:
Join Ms. Misty on Mondays at 9:30 for online songs, bounces, stories and fun as we practice early literacy skills for our youngest patrons! Register to receive the Zoom link! ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Drawing Fantasy Maps

All Day
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Make a map of your favorite fantasy world! In this video class, we will teach you some helpful tips to make your recreation of your favorite book world or the world you've been creating in your head as painless as possible. Look for the link to YouTu...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual SJPL Reads! Storytime with Ms. Jess

10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Program Description:
Virtual SJPL Reads with Ms. Jess.  Check out the library's Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy.   Check out past episodes on our youtube channel https...
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: Educated by Tara Westover ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual Community Voices

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community Events, Diversity, Lectures/Speakers
Program Description:
In the first installment in a new monthly interview series we will talk with Kimberly Warren, the CEO of MidCity Excellence. She will share her life story, her current work and her dreams for the future. Find this video and future installments on ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Minecraft Meetup

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Program Description:
We will have a 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. Fill o...