Jasper Library announces events

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

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 in Nov. 13.

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.

The Chatterbox will meet at 6 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 5 and 19. 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.

The Basic Genealogy Study Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Join the group as they follow the curriculum of the Gale Course and learn more about doing genealogy research. For six consecutive weeks, participants will learn more about genealogy following the subjects covered in the Gale Course. Upcoming dates are Nov. 1, military records and mailing/mailing lists; Nov. 8, immigration and land records; and Nov. 15, newspapers and periodical research.

The Anime Club for grades six and up will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Read graphic novels and meet others who share the same interest. A new Anime video is shared along with discussing activities during the club meetings. Discussion on new Anime also takes place. Snacks will be provided.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Lego bricks will be provided for creative building. No registration is required.

The Monday Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Join this new group of readers for a monthly discussion. Monthly book selections may be picked up at the library for those interested in participating in the evening discussion. This month’s selection is “Bento Box in the Heartland” by Linda Furiya.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. 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.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Ask a librarian for more information. People are asked to pick up a copy of the book at the Library if they are interested in joining. This month’s selection is “Bento Box in the Heartland” by Linda Furiya

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

The library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11 and 12, due to Veteran’s Day.

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the library’s annex. Parents are invited to bring children ages 2 through 5 to build with the library’s Duplo blocks. No registration is required.

The Book Cellar is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The Friends of the Library bookstore is open the third Saturday of each month. Look for a special book and support the library.

Morning baby and toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19. Toys will be available for children ages 2 and under to play with at the library annex during this playtime. No registration is required.

The library will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.

A preview of The Children’s Nutcracker performance will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in library’s theater. The library will be hosting a preview of the performance that will be at the Jasper Arts Center on  Sunday, Dec. 2. This performance is made possible by members of the Children’s Center for Dance Education of Evansville. No sign-up is required. 

Letters to Santa Workshop will be featured at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the library’s annex. Mrs. Claus will share a favorite Christmas story while refreshments are served. Mrs. Claus will give children ideas on writing a special letter to Santa Claus. Ages 4 and older may attend. Registration is required, beginning Nov. 15.

The adult book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Ask the librarian for a copy of the book, “Christmas Jar,” by Jason Wright. The club meets the last Tuesday each month. New members are always welcome.

Kids’ Corner Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. The library is starting a new book club on the fourth Thursday of the month for young children to introduce basic concepts of picture books and to help the children learn basic comprehension skills. Librarians will read a picture book and discuss the book with the children in greater length and ask the children simple questions for them to think about. The children will vote at the end of the meeting which book to read the next month. Snacks will be provided.

Knot Just Knitting will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. 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. Call the library if there are questions. Looms and knitting needles are available for people to check out, or try out before purchasing their own.

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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