Jasper Library announces May events

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

Technology help will be provided from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 7, 14 and 21. 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. 

Stories and Songs (S&S), a spin-off of the long-running, now defunct Will Read and Sing For Food benefit show, will hold four straight days of performances (May 6 through 9) during its spring residency at the Jasper Public Library Theater to benefit Anderson Woods Summer Camp for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. The programs begin at 6:30 p.m.

Anderson Woods, located near Bristow, is an active not-for-profit organization and serves many Dubois County families, as well as other counties in southwestern Indiana.

S&S is a light-hearted, entertaining, unscripted, unplugged show lasting exactly one hour that features a skeleton crew of past WRASFF performers focused on humor, music and audience conversation. No two shows are ever the same.

The library is closed May 12 for Mother’s Day and closed May 27 for Memorial Day.

The summer learning program begins on May 28.

The DNA Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2. 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. Registration is not required, but is helpful.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The club meets the first Saturday of 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. Bring your favorite manga to share with the group and learn to draw your own with the help of your fellow artists. Watch a different anime with your fellow fans. There is something for everyone!  Children aged 7 and younger should bring a guardian to accompany them.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. 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.

A Mother’s Day craft will be made at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9. Make a creative craft that can be personalized and given to mothers. Ages 5 and older are invited to atted. Preregistration is required.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9. 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 “Sam’s Letters to Jennifer” by James Patterson.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, in the library annex. Toys will be available for children age 2 and younger to play with at the library annex during this playtime. No registration is required.

Snack Attack Thursday will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Ages 10 and older are invited to do their homework, socialize with friends and enjoy Keurig and snacks.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16. 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, May 18. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale.

Make N’ Take for adults will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. All supplies will be provided to create felt flowers to take home. Registration is required.

Artsy Teens will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. 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 May 15.

Duplo for ages 2 through 5 will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24. Duplo blocks will be provided for children to build with during this playtime in the annex. No registration is required.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Pick up a copy of “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel 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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