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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 […]

A Brief History of Forest Park Cemetery

May 19, 2020

May is Preservation Month! As such, we’re sharing brief histories of Joplin, Missouri’s four city-owned cemeteries; this is part three of four in the series. Forest Park Cemetery is unique among Joplin’s municipal cemeteries in that it has a long history of changed ownership and is the most recently acquired city cemetery. Jeremiah Turk, an […]

A Brief History of Osborne Cemetery

May 14, 2020

May is Preservation Month! As such, we’re sharing brief histories of Joplin, Missouri’s four city-owned cemeteries; this is part two of four in the series. Contrary to popular belief, the Jesse F. Osborne Memorial Cemetery, henceforth referred to simply as Osborne Cemetery, was not open to the public any earlier than 1938. Osborne Cemetery became […]

A Brief History of Parkway Cemetery

May 11, 2020

May is Preservation Month! As such, we’re sharing brief histories of Joplin, Missouri’s four city-owned cemeteries; this is part one of four in the series. Prior to the establishment of Parkway Cemetery, Joplin’s citizens – black, white, and others – were buried in the only city-owned cemetery, Fairview Cemetery. In 1931, Joe H. Myers, then […]

Digital Release: Women Who Made Their Mark

March 20, 2020

Although the release party was cancelled because of COVID-19 closures, we and our partners are excited to announce the digital release of Coloring JOMO: Women Who Made Their Mark. Women Who Made Their Mark is a fun, FREE coloring book featuring twelve women who made significant contributions to our community, including: Henrietta Cosgrove Emily Newell […]