Jasper Library announces July events

JASPER — The Jasper Public Library has released its events for July.

An Outside Art Day is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. Join the children’s librarians outside for arts and crafts for all ages. All materials are supplied. No sign up is needed.

Share Your Stories will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Participants may bring photos from when they were growing up. The goal is to keep the history alive and archive and digitize photos that remind everyone what makes Dubois County a vibrant community. Registration is not required.

An afternoon movie, “Wonderpark,” will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, in the library’s theater. All ages may attend the PG movie that will last approximately 1 hour, 26 minutes. Children under age 8 must have an adult with them. Registration is not required.

Summer Craft: Alien space craft will be made at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5. Ages 4 through 9 are invited to make an alien space craft using different materials provided by the library. Sign-up will be required, and will begin June 21.

A Saturday movie will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the library’s annex. The “Super Mario Bros.” movie is rated PG. Snacks will be provided. Children under age 8 must have an adult with them. Registration is not required.

NASA Solar System Ambassador: Robotics in Space will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Jasper Middle School’s auditorium. In conjunction with the library’s summer learning theme, “A Universe of Stories” and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics camps this summer, the library is offering an event featuring National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solar System Ambassador Adrienne Provenzano. Her presentation will include a question-and-answer interaction about the Space Station and robotics associated with the Space Station, celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary, and the future of NASA. The public is invited. Registration is not required.

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11. Duplo blocks will be provided for children ages 2 through 5 to build with during this playtime in the annex. Registration is not required.

The Star Lab with Angel Mounds program will take place at 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Jasper Middle School. Students in grades kindergarten and older are invited to participate. The program focuses on the constellations and the stories told by Native Americans about those constellations. Sign-up is required, beginning on July 1. Sign up for both sessions; no exceptions will be made if not signed up. Each session will last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. One adult per family is allowed for space reasons.

The afternoon book club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Ask the librarian for more information. Pick up a copy of the book at the library if interested in joining. This month’s selection is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

Silly Safaris for all ages will be featured at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Jasper Middle School. This show has lots of audience participation, and a person never knows what kind of animals they will bring.

The Studio H painting program will start at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, for grades one and up. Studio H is located down on the square. The children will be allowed to pick an ice cream or popsicle to paint. Supplies will be provided. Registration starts July 1 and closes July 9.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18. Parents may play with their children age 2 and younger with the toys provided by the library. Registration is not required.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18. 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. Saturday, July 20. Friends of the Library will hold a book sale.

A Paint Like Bob Ross class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20. The painting class is led by certified Bob Ross instructor, Brian Sutton. He will lead participants through this painting in four hours. All materials are included. Beginners are welcome. No previous painting experience required. All supplies are included. Painting will be held on an 11-by-14 canvas. The cost of the class is $50, but if people put in the special code “Jasper,” they will only have to pay $40. Participants must register and pay online to reserve their spot. Go to www.bendintheroadstudio.com and scroll down to find the July 20 Jasper announcement in order to sign up.  The library cannot sign anyone up or take payments. This is an age-restricted class. People must be age 18 or older to attend. There is a limit of 20 participants. 

A Sunday movie, “A Walk in the Woods,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21. The book club will be viewing the movie of the recently read book, “A Walk in the Woods,” by Bill Bryson and holding a discussion comparing the book to the movie. This movie is for adult audiences. All adults are welcome even if they haven’t read the book.

A skate party will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Everyone who finished the summer learning program will receive a pass to the Jasper Skate Palace for the end-of-summer party. Everyone who skates must have a signed waiver form filled out. Anyone under the age of 18 must also have a parent or guardian sign the form. A few other simple crafts or activities will be available for children that don’t skate.

A Mario Kart tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Participants must be registered by noon on the day of the tournament. First- and second-place prizes will be given. Registration starts July 17.

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25. Activities will include stories, activities and crafts. No registration is required. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

A Genealogy After Hours session starts at 5 p.m. Friday, July 26. This time allows genealogists to get some uninterrupted work time, discuss their research with others and get assistance from library staff. Use the Genealogy room, the library databases, microfilm and copy machines during this time. Preregistration is required. Refreshments will be available. Contact Jill Watson at 812-482-2712, ext. 6109, for more information or to register.

Saturday storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27. Stories, crafts and other activities will be featured. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is not required.

Storytime yoga begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the library’s annex. Simple and safe basic stretches and poses will be introduced to children ages 5 through 9 while they are listening to stories. Registration begins July 23.

The evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. Stop by the library and check out a copy of “Alice I Have Been” by Melanie Benjamin from the library staff. New members are always welcome.

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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