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My Week in Plastic

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30pm at Kellogg Park

Join Missouri Botanical Garden's Jean Ponzi as she shares her experience saving her household fossil flotsam for seven days and what it taught her about recycling! Please note: this is on off-site program to be held at the Kellogg Park Pavilion.

Weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and our website (maplewoodpubliclibrary.org/events).

Program is free of charge and open to all ages. Kellogg Park is located on Circle and Westpoint Drives. 

2024 Summer Challenge

This year's Summer Challenge is Read, Renew, Repeat! Join us in exploring our environment and furthering conservation efforts- all while reading books and winning prizes! Registration begins Tuesday, May 28.

Each week, read/listen to a book, do an activity that benefits the environment, or participate in a library activity for an entry into the raffle of your choice! Submit your entries here.

Environmental activities include...

  • Walking or riding a bicycle instead of driving
  • Creating an upcycled craft
  • Visiting a recycling center

Library activities include...

  • Completing a take-&-make craft
  • Attending a program
  • Bringing a child to a storytime

This year's prizes:

  • $10 Big Muddy Adventures gift card & bottle sling cooler with water bottle
  • $25 Garden Heights Nursery gift card & embroidery practice kit
  • $25 Missouri Botanical Garden gift card and & canvas cinch sack

Take-&-make crafts will be available for duration of Summer Challenge or while supplies last. Pick up all the supplies needed to make a seed bomb and help spread native wildflowers! We’ll have two different versions- ask staff for details!

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Maplewood History Walking Tour

Saturday, September 28, 3:00pm

Meet at CNB St. Louis Bank Park
7300 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO

Join Maplewood Historian, Doug Houser, for a walking tour of historic Maplewood! Attendees will meet at Citizen's Park on the corner of Marshall and Manchester. We will begin by walking west down the 7300 block of Manchester and then head south on Sutton. The tour will finish at the trolley shelter in the Maplewood Loop Park.

Program is free of charge and open to all ages.

Yoga in the Park

Join us at Kellogg Park for an all-levels yoga class led by Britani Chase! Classes will be held on the following dates:
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5

Weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and our website (maplewoodpubliclibrary.org/events).

Program is free of charge and recommended for ages 16+. Kellogg Park is located on Circle and Westpoint Drives. 

Yoga in the Park, all-levels class led by Britani Chase. First Saturday of the month, June thru October. 9 am @ Kellogg Park. Program is free of charge and recommended for ages 16+

Book Club

Thursday, June 13
6:30pm
Print copies available at the Library's service desk until June 10. They can be picked up via curbside service beginning June 10.
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Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Beginning in June, this club will meet at Maplewood United Methodist Church located on Flora Avenue until the Library's renovation is completed.

Upcoming titles:

July - Foster by Claire Keegan


August - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins


September - The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty


October - The Private Patient by P.D. James

November - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


December - Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

For more information, email mkpoe@maplewoodpubliclibrary.org.

Twists & Turns Book Club

Tuesday, July 2
6:30pm
There are currently no available print copies of this month's title.

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This book club exclusively for mysteries & thrillers is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Beginning in July, this club will meet at Richmond Heights Memorial Library located on Dale Avenue until the Library's renovation is completed.

Upcoming titles:

August - Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson


September - Recursion by Blake Crouch


October - A Botanist's Guide to Parties & Poisons by Kate Khavari


November - Rock, Paper, Scissors by Alice Feeney


December - Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes

For more information, email abryant@maplewoodpubliclibrary.org.

An objective of Maplewood Public Library's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan is to recognize and engage members of the community who have talents to share with Library patrons. As a part of this objective, we want to provide a venue for community members to present their talents at the Library. If you are interested in presenting a program or class at the Library, please complete this form. A staff member will reach out to you if your program or class is in line with Maplewood Public Library's mission and strategic plan.

Please note: this form is only for community members who would like to share their knowledge and talents with Library visitors at no charge to participants or to the Library. If you are a professional performer seeking compensation to present at Maplewood Public Library, please email info@maplewoodpubliclibrary.org. Maplewood Public Library may provide some or all required materials for the program or class; staff will discuss this with you after reviewing your completed form.

Thank you!

We will be offering curbside-only services beginning June 10. Visit our Library Renovation Project page for details.
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