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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 […]

Paper-Mache Earring Workshop

January 8, 2020

We’re glad to partner with local artist Kristin Girard of Kristin’s Laboratory to offer a FREE Paper-Mache Earring Workshop–and just in time for Valentine’s Day! During this hands-on workshop participants will learn the basics of paper-mache bead making with Jill Sullivan of Post Art Library and the basics of earring making with Kristin Girard of […]

2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire Program

October 23, 2019

We at Post Art Library and Joplin Public Library are glad to share this year’s Joplin Writers’ Faire features more participants than in years previous. For a comprehensive list of participating writers, organizations, and the public readings schedule, please download the 2019 Program: Many thanks to this year’s sponsors: Bookhouse Cinema of Joplin, MO and […]

GRIND by Brett Dorrance

October 7, 2019

Brett Dorrance’s GRIND is comprised of a typographic sculpture and posters. Dorrance’s background knowledge of graphic design and 3D design is displayed in a pragmatic, modern, and uplifting way. He has a large interest in motivational messages and helping others from the bottom to the top. His desire is for the viewer to walk away […]