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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Movie Nights !

Friday, November 14th: 7:00pm
The Monuments Men

Friday, November 21st: 7:00pm
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Catch a movie and some popcorn with your friends. Free.
Please call and reserve your seat, so we know how much popcorn to make! 983-7167.

Ride the Magic Carpet! Vote on our potential new carpeting at the front desk. Ask a staff member for details.

Donate Online!

You can now help the library by donating electronically.
Just click the donate button below:

Please note: This paypal account is for donations only. It is not for paying library fines and fees.

Inventory Hours

Closed 10am-3pm
September 4th - December 18th

We will be closed from 10-3 on Thursdays for the completion of our inventory project. You may return your items to the drop box on the east alley and renew items on-line during this time.

To renew online, click on My Account.
To log in, use your library card number (the whole thing, no spaces) and your PIN. The default PIN is the last 4 digits of your barcode number.


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, December 3rd-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, November 12th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter
Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, November 10th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Clemetine's Too to discuss:
These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, November 12th---- 6:30 pm
The Dharma Bumsby Jack Kerouac
Learn more here

Check out what is happening
in the Children's Department:



Join us for our fall 2014 season of story times for toddlers and pre-schoolers. We meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. This season, we will be doing "Pete's Picks" and will include a story each session with Pete the Cat.

Upcoming themes are:

  • Sept. 16 & 17 --- Meet Pete
  • Sept. 23 & 24 --- Pete Loves His White Shoes
  • Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 --- Pete and Friends
  • Oct. 7 & 8 --- Count on Pete
  • Oct 14 & 15 --- Pete's Picks
  • Oct. 21 & 22 --- Rockin' with Pete
  • Oct. 28 & 29 --- Pete goes Trick or Treating
  • Nov. 4 & 5 --- Traveling with Pete
  • Nov. 11 & 12 --- Painting with Pete
  • Nov. 18 & 19 --- Playing with Pete
  • Nov. 25 & 26 --- Pete's Thanksgiving


Mummy Mania:
Monday, October 27th, 5:00-6:30pm

Create and eat Mummy Intestines! Mummy Crafts! Bring a friend (but not a mummy!) PLEASE RSVP: 983-7167
Get your geek on. Show your support. |

CONTACT US: Address: 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI 49385 Phone: (269) 983-7167 Fax: (269) 983-5804 Email:

HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 10-8, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Closed on Sunday


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