Register for Keynote Event of the MO Book Festival

Rick Ankiel joins “Missouri Guy” John Brown and other VIPs at the keynote event at the Missouri Book Festival for an unforgettable night! Friday, August 26, from 7:00-8:30 pm, on stage at Washington High School Theater. For more information about this event and registration, click Here This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. This project was partially funded by the Friends of the Library.

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STEAM KITS Now Available for Checkout!

Now Available for Checkout! This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. This project was partially funded by the Friends of the Library. Click to check Availability of Steam Kits in the Catalog.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party – Friday June 3, 7-9pm

Go overboard with an evening of fun for the entire family. The main parking of the library will be blocked off for attractions. Entertainment will include games, crafting, face painting and the sudsy spectacle of the bubble bus. Snowcones will be available for purchase. This event is in partnership with Neighborhood Reads, Friends of the Library, and the Community Literacy Foundation. Friday, June 3, 7-9 pm. ALL AGES

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Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities

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Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities, May 31 – July 31. Summer Reading Registration Starts May 31. Registration and Log sheets available at the library. You may also Register Online using Beanstack. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tea. Across the pond, our cousins are celebrating Queen Eliabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. We will join in the joyous occasion by practicing our royal struts and waves, learning the Queen’s English and crafting a “fascinator.” Dress fancy to rule the kingdom. Registration starts Tuesday May 31. Limit to 35. Wednesday June 8 @ 10:00 am.KIDS Bookmarked: Tween Summer Book Club A fun place to meet new friends & talk about books. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Come to one meeting, or come to all! Before each meeting, copies of that month’s selection will be made available at the circulation desk (tweens do not need to have a library card to pick up a copy of the book). 2nd Wednesdays from Noon-1:00 p.m. in June, July & August TWEEN Friends of the Library Author Series: Ron Jacober and Bob Tiemann ’64 Cardinals. KMOX personality Ron Cacober & Bob Tiemann will discuss their book, ’64 Cardinals: A Team, A Season, and a Showdown for the Ages. Thursday June 16 @ 6:30 pm. ADULT/TEEN How to Snag a Sea Monster. After a monstrous wave washes a creature ashore, the people of a small Cape Cod town hear a strange wailing. A Mesner Puppet Theater Presentation. Friday June 17 @ 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers. FAMILY An Evening with Wiley Cash. New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash presents his latest novel, When Ghosts Come Home. Generously sponsored by Kay Hazel. Friday June 24 @ 7:30 p.m. ADULT Paint Night for Adults. Create a masterpiece under the guidance of our paint instructor. All supplies provided. Registration starts Monday June 13. Limited to 25. Wednesday June 29 @ 6:00 pm. ADULT Sammy J Balloon Show. Amazing sea creature balloon sculptures emerge as a tale of a magic dolphin is shared. Wednesday July 13 @ 10;00 am. FAMILY Teen Paint Party. We’ll have a whale of a good time creating masterpieces at our guided paint program. All supplies provided. Ages 12 and up. Registration starts Friday July 1. Limited to 25. Wednesday July 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. TEEN Make & Take Tuesday. An evening of crafting at the library. Materials and instructions provided. Tuesday July 19 @ 6:00 pm. ADULT/TEEN Pirate School. Yo Ho, Mateys! Grab your pirate garb and come ready to walk the plan and dig for pieces of eight. Buried treasure awaits our pirate apprentices. For scalawags of all sizes. Tuesday July 26 @ 10:00 am. KIDS Friends of the Library Author Series: Dea Hoover. Hoover will discuss her book: Hannibal: A Walk Through History. Tuesday July 26 @ 6:30 pm. ADULT/TEEN

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