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Music In the Garden:

with Ed Bennett and Monte Bleu
Thursday, August 28 . 6:30 pm

Join us for our annual music series in the library garden. Bring a blanket or chair and listen for free.

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.




Inventory Hours will Resume

Thursdays
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.




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.

THANK YOU to our Summer Reading Sponsors

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our Summer Reading Program Sponsors and Donors. If you attended any of our programs or if you or your children participated in logging what you read over the summer and received or were entered in a drawing for a prize, please take a moment to thank our sponsors and donors. We always let them know how much we appreciate their support.... but I know they love to hear it from our patrons as well!



PROGRAM SPONSORS

ROBERT & NANCY BOWES
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
JAMES & NANCY KODIS
TERRY & LIZ ALLEN
UNITED FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
ART & IMAGE
HONOR CREDIT UNION
RICHARD DUDDING
PETER J. JOHNSON LAW OFFICE
DOUBLEDAY OFFICE PRODUCTS
ANONYOMOUS
MARY COON
KELLER & KELLER LAW OFFICES
FISKARS
CHEMICAL BANK
VEERSMA STATE FARM INSURANCE
HARBORTOWN INTERIORS
PAM FERRIS
ROGER & CHRISTINE PETZKE
ALFRED & TIFFANY BUTZBAUGH



READING PRIZE DONORS

Big Boy
Burger King (Quality Dining, Inc. )
Curious Kids
Dairy Queen
The Field Musuem
Gingerman Raceway
Great Lakes Children's Musuem
Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Greenfield Village - Henery Ford
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Hidden Point
John Ball Zoo
John G Shedd Aquarium
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kilwins
McDonalds
Museum of Science & Industry Chicago
Panera
Papa Murphys
Pizza Hut
Potawatomi Zoological Society
Silver Beach Carousel
Wendys of South Bend
Auto Zone
Berrien County Parks Dept
Biggby Coffee
Broad Street Caf
Candlestick Maker
Clementines Too
Gallery on the Alley
G&M Variety
Helen's Health Hut
Kilwin's
North Shore Inn
Olive Cart
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Purely Michigan
Richard Gillespie Pharmacy
Sandmann Barber Shop
Shedd Aquarium
Silver Beach Carousel
Silver Beach Pizza Co
SW MI Symphony
Tosi's Restraurant
Waterfront Framing



BOOK CLUBS!


The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, August 27th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin
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


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


Children:

STORYTIME!

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
.

Tweens:


Check here for our upcoming Tween programming information.
Get your geek on. Show your support. | geekthelibrary.org




CONTACT US: Address: 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, MI 49385 Phone: (269) 983-7167 Fax: (269) 983-5804 Email: publiclibrary@stjoseph.lib.mi.us

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

 

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