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Book Review: Historic Missouri Roadsides by Bill Hart

May 4, 2021

This book review is a celebration of sorts of both the Missouri Bicentennial (2021) and National Preservation Month, also known as Historic Preservation Month (May). In Historic Missouri Roadsides, author, historian, and preservationist Bill Hart takes us on a two-lane highway trip through several of Missouri’s small-town destinations, introducing us to, or reacquainting us with, […]

Art Exhibit: The ABCs of Folklore and Slang

April 15, 2021

The ABCs of Folklore and Slang, an exhibit featuring 26 linocuts by artist Deby Gilley, is open now through Sunday, May 30, 2021 in The Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery inside Joplin Public Library . Inspired by positive feedback about the titles she gives her works, this series is based on an alphabetical sequence of key letters of […]

Book Review: The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin

March 7, 2021

Book Review by Post Art Library director Jill Sullivan March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I encourage you to read a book written by – or, better yet, by and about – a woman. I started this year’s celebration by doing just that, with Margot Mifflin’s The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman. […]

2020 Post Art Library Holiday Tea Take-Home Kits

December 2, 2020

In lieu of our annual in-person Holiday Tea event, we invite you to pick up a PAL Holiday Tea Take-Home Kit on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 10am-12pm in our Post Reading Room inside Joplin Public Library. Coinciding with the distribution of the take-home kits is the opening of TEA, a display consisting of teacups, […]

Display: BOOKBINDING by Sullivan Book Arts

October 2, 2020

This display features the steps and tools of bookbinding as practiced by Sullivan Book Arts, a bindery based out of Pittsburg, Kansas. Olive Sullivan is obsessed with books. She is a writer as well as a bookbinder and recently opened her own Little Free Library. Her poetry collection, Wandering Bone, was published in 2017 (Meadowlark Books, […]

Exhibit: PLACES I HAVE BEEN by Paula Giltner

We’ve resumed art exhibits in the library! Now through November 30, 2020 Paula Giltner’s Places I Have Been is on exhibit in The Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery and the Local History Room inside Joplin Public Library. Places I Have Been features watercolor and oil paintings that take viewers to Colorado, Wyoming, California, and several […]

Joplin Historic Preservation Commission Awards 2020 Jeff & Carolina Neal Award to Corner Greer Architects

July 7, 2020

The Joplin Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) awards the 2020 Jeff & Carolina Neal Award, an award that’s part of the Commission’s annual awards program, to Corner Greer Architects (CGA) of Joplin, Missouri. The Jeff & Carolina Neal Award is for those who made significant developments to historic preservation in Joplin by way of developing and […]

Statement from Post Art Library Board of Directors on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion

June 22, 2020

We at Post Art Library acknowledge that structural bias is entrenched in our society; we add our organizational voice to the growing number of voices condemning racism and racial violence toward Black people and all People of Color.  As an organization that provides information for and is comprised of information about our community, we are committed to […]

A Brief History of Fairview Cemetery

May 22, 2020

May is Preservation Month! As such, we’re sharing brief histories of Joplin, Missouri’s four city-owned cemeteries; this is part four of four in the series. Fairview Cemetery was in use as Joplin Cemetery as early as 1832, prior to the incorporation of the City of Joplin. In September 1873, about six months after the city’s […]