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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Movie Night !

The Fault in Our Stars

October 10th: 7:00pm --- Adults
October 17th: 7:00pm --- Special Showing for Teens

Join us at 7:00pm for a movie and some popcorn. 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.

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, October 29th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: The Dinner by Herman Koch
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

Wednesday, October 8th-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss: What the Nose Knows by Avery Gilbert
Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, October 13th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at Silver Beach Pizza to discuss:
Rotters by Daniel Krause
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, October 10th---- 6:30 pm
The Spy Who Came In from the Coldby John Le Carre
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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