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This event is in the "Baby - Pre-K" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Book-A-Librarian!

All Day 12/1 - 12/31
Virtual Branch
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Baby - Pre-K, Children
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Program Description:
If you miss us as much as we miss you, here is your chance to see your favorite library friends through Book-A-Librarian! Ms. Jess from the East Hills Library and Ms. Misty from the Downtown Library will be hosting one-on-one Zoom visits upon requ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cookies and Cocoa Take and Make Kit

All Day 12/1 - 12/31
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy
Program Description:
Snuggle up with cookies and cocoa!  December's Take and Make kit features a mug you can design yourself, an easy DIY yarn coaster kit, felt cookie craft, and an activity sheet with bookmark.  One kit per child, while supplie...
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 "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: 5
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:
"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Wom...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers, Local History/Genealogy
Program Description:
Historian Trevor Tutt will examine the work and notorious life of Harvey Ellis, and his lasting impact on St. Joseph.  ...
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: 8
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 channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy. ...
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.

Teen Take and Make: T-Shirt Dog Toys

All Day
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Program Description:
  It's better to give than to receive, so this month we’re doing a twist on our take and make by combining it with a volunteer opportunity! We will be making t-shirt and tennis ball dog toys to donate to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter! Co...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures/Speakers
Program Description:
'Twas two days till Christmas in a small Texan town, when several armed gunmen tried to take a bank down. One of them dressed as Santa Claus came, and shortly thereafter the bullets did rain.  Tune in to the video this month to learn all abou...
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:
"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Wom...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual First Chapter Friday

All Day
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Program Description:
In a reading slump? Let Kelsey fix that for you! Check out the library's YouTube channel for First Chapter Friday! Videos will feature Kelsey reading the first chapter of a recently released Young Adult book to help you discover you...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

STEAM Take and Make: Exploring Energy

All Day
East Hills Library
Registration
Library Branch: East Hills Library
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Program Description:
Explore potential and kinetic energy with this rubber band helicopter kit! Pick up your kit beginning on Saturday, Dec. 12. One kit per child in grades K-8. (Best for ages 7+) Please call your local branch to arrange a pick up time thro...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Head over to the Downtown Library and pick up your Paper Plate Snow Globe craft kit beginning Monday, December 14th as part of our contactless pickup options.  Check out our YouTube channel for instructions on how to put your snow globe tog...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Lectures/Speakers, Miscellaneous
Program Description:
My family has passed down the recipes for our traditional Christmas cookies for over 100 years. Now, I'm sharing with you. You'll get to learn how to make Almond Star Cookies, Pepper Nuts, and Crisp Cookies. I look forward to sharing some of my favor...

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 "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 channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy. ...
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. December's book will be TWELVE SLAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Jacqueline Frost. The author will be joining us. ...
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 "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:
"Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably." - NAC International Perspectives: Wom...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Bookish Time with Jenny. Episode 8

10:00am - 10:15am
Virtual Branch
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs/Authors
Program Description:
Carnegie Librarian Jenny Ellis will discuss one of her favorite holiday reads on the library's YouTube Channel and Instagram.         ...
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 a 21+ book group for adults who read teen fiction. Dec...
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 channel every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to explore different stories and activities for all ages to enjoy. ...