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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 […]

Photography by Maxwell Heckman

Maxwell Heckman’s photography show juxtaposes two of his series: M.A.D: Mutually Assured Destruction, a black and white series which opposes nuclear war and weapons, and Morning in Joplin, a color landscape series. In his application to show artwork in the library, Maxwell Heckman described himself as “a young, somewhat inexperienced photographer.” He went on to […]

Call for Artists + Makers of Jewelry

September 19, 2019

From fine to fun, we love jewelry. As such, we are excited to invite artists and makers of jewelry to apply to show in our first jewelry exhibition. Details: From Fine to Fun, We Love Jewelry will show in our secure display cases from Tuesday, October 22, 2019 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. Applying is […]

Calling all Writers: 2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire Registration

August 1, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Joplin Writers’ Faire, an annual collaborative event that connects all sorts of writers to their existing and potentially new audiences while encouraging community support of local and regional writers. Last year, over 25 authors participated in and over 300 people attended this annual event! Registration is FREE and […]

Route 66 – Highway to the Stars

June 5, 2019

Route 66 – Highway to the Stars, an educational exhibit created by local history detectives and authors William and Doris Martin, is showing now through July 31 in the Genealogy, Local History, and Post Reading Room wing of our library. The Martins discovered a connection between William’s mother’s family and astronomer Edwin Hubble’s mother’s family, […]