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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Inventory Hours have resumed

September 4th - December 18th
Closed 10-3

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.

Movie Night Returns!

September 12th: 7:00pm

Join us at 7:00pm on the 2nd Friday of each month for a movie and some popcorn without the kids. Please call (269) 983-7167 to reserve your seat (and so we know how much popcorn to make!)

Click here for the fall schedule of movies.

Tween Root Beer Float Party

September 30th
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join us on Tuesday, September 30th for our Root Beer Floats and Gaming Party. From 5:00 - 6:30pm, we'll play the PS3, Wii and some fun board games all while enjoying the frosty goodness of some root beer floats. This event is open to tweens grades 4th-6th. Bring a friend!


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, September 24th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, September 10th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: Making Piece by Beth Howard
Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, September 8th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Bread+Bar to discuss:
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by various authors
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, September 10th---- 6:30 pm
This Boys Life: A Memoirby Tobias Wolff
Learn more here

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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


Root Beer Float and Gaming Party:
September 30th -- 5:00-6:30pm

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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