Jasper announces upcoming events

JASPER — The Jasper Public Library has events planned for January.

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No preregistration is required. There is no storytime on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Technology help will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Attendees may bring their own devices or use their laptops. Assistance with basic computer skills, email, Overdrive, writing letters, using a tablet, and so forth, will be given. Drop-ins are welcome. No technology help will be provided on Dec. 25.

The Chatterbox will meet at 6 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 and 28. The new club is just for teens, ages 10 and older. Participants can play games, draw art, see a new movie and just being able to hang out. Snacks will be provided.

The Pet Rock Program will start at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the library’s annex. Children ages 4 and up are invited to this fun and educational program presented by Mulzer Crushed Stone. Children will learn all about rocks and get a chance to decorate their own. Preregistration is required.

Duplo for ages 2 through 5 will be played at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Duplo blocks will be provided for children to build with during this playtime in the annex. No registration is required.

The DNA Interest Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Discussions will be led by Dubois County Genealogist Kathy Mott and other members of the group. Learn how DNA testing can be an aid to family history research. Ask questions about testing options and working with the results. Discuss DNA-related research problems. Take advantage of all components of testing data. Share research successes and triumphs. Encourage one another and assist one another in research. All are welcome. Registration is not required. All sessions will be informal and discussion topics will be based on participants’ interests.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The club meets the first Saturday every month in the library’s annex. Join other avid gamers, anime lovers and future mangaka for activities, films and friendly competition. Bring whatever portable gaming system and games to play against each other. Bring card games to compete with friends or trade cards to build an awesome deck. Participants may bring their favorite manga to share with the group and learn to draw their own with the help of their fellow artists. Watch a different anime with fellow fans. There is something for everyone. Children age 7 and younger should bring a guardian to accompany them.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. Students in grades four through eight are invited to join the group in the theater for book discussion. Snacks and books are provided to participants.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Toys will be available for children age 2 and younger to play with at the library annex during this playtime. No is registration required

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Ask a librarian for more information. Pick up a copy of the book at the library if interested in joining. This month’s selection is “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake.

Saturday storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

Snack Attack Thursday for ages 10 and older will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Teens are invited to the library’s theater after school to do homework, socialize with friends and enjoy Keurig and snacks.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. This group is open to anyone who is interested in working on group or individual projects. Participants will learn from each other and offer encouragement and fellowship along the way. People are to call the library if they have questions. Looms and knitting needles are available for people to check out or try out before purchasing their own.

The Book Cellar is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sturday, Jan. 19. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale.

Art for Teens will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Join in for a fun and creative program that allows teens to use their imagination to work on art projects. A new project will be presented once a month. Registration begins Jan. 16.

My Journey to Auschwitz by Charles Moman will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Dubois County Museum. Former teacher and current speaker, Charles Moman, will be visiting the Dubois County Museum to give a presentation on his experiences visiting Auschwitz and other concentration camps in Poland. He has visited these camps and numerous historical sites that were influenced by the Holocaust. On several of these trips he was accompanied by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, whom he has formed a special relationship with over the years. Stop by the museum for this special program hosted by the Dubois County Museum and Jasper-Dubois County Public Libraries.

Make N’ Take: Do-It-Yourself for adults will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. The craft will be announced. Preregistration is required.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Pick up a copy of “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom from the library. New members are always welcome to join in the discussion.

Library hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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