Dubois Library plans March events

DUBOIS — The Dubois Branch Library has activities scheduled for March.

The library will be closed Monday, March 1, for staff development. The library will open at 1:30 p.m.

March is Free Seed Month. Stop by the library and choose up to 10 packets of free garden and/or flower seeds to plant this year

A spring reading challenge will be held March 1 through 31. Sign up for the library’s new online reading app — Beanstack. Read one book and be put in a drawing for a $200 gift card.

Find Lucky the Leprechaun hiding somewhere in the children’s area between March 1 and 16. Children up to the fourth grade may participate.

My Big Person and Me for infants through age 6 with their caregivers will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Stories and music will be featured. Preregistration is required.

The Keurig’s Korner for middle and high school students will meet every Tuesday after school until 5:30 p.m. A snack and drink will be provided. There will be no Keurig’s Korner on March 26.

Technology help will be provided from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays. Help will be available with any wireless devices. No help will be provided on March 1.

The first Saturday book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Paperbacks are 25 cents; hardbacks, 50 cents; and CD’s and DVD’s, $1.

A reptiles and amphibians presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Indiana Department of Natural Resources Whitney Buechler will bring reptiles and amphibians. Learn cool stuff about these amazing creatures.

The Dubois County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Judy Welp will lead a roundtable discussion of cemetery stories. The board of directors meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Elementary and Family Creativity Time: Bird Houses will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. All ages are welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Each person wanting to make a birdhouse must preregister. Sign up for one class only.

Gardening 1, 2, 3 will be featured at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Kenneth Eck shares useful tips and advice on how to get the most out of a garden.

Friends and Family CPR will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Learn how to perform CPR and possibly save a life without the stress of having to take a written test. This free class will teach basic CPR skills, but does not give people an official CPR certification card. Preregistration is required; six spots are available. Attendees must be age 16 or older.

Free blood pressure checks will be given from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 15. The faith community nurses from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will take blood pressures.

Operation Ozobot Evo: Evo Story Generator will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Create a unique story using the library’s Evo robots to choose words from a grid. Preregistration is required.

Tea tasting with Erin Doyle will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Learn about the history of tea and brewing methods while sampling six different types of tea. Preregistration is required.

The End-of-the-Month Book Club will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25. Discussion will be held on “A Beautiful Affliction” by Lene Fogelberg. Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

The Harry Potter Escape Room will be featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28. People will have to escape Professor Vector’s office before they vanish. Sign up with groups of four to six people for this 30-minute adventure. The adventure is for high school-age students and adults. Preregistration is required. Sign up for one spot only.

Go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar. Find a program and click on Register. Keep up to date by “friending” the library on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library Dubois Branch Library 5506 E Main St., Dubois IN 47527 or call 812-678-2548.

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