Jasper Library plans Dec. events

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

Technology help will be provided at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Attendees may bring their own devices or use the library’s laptops. Download and sign up for new apps or accounts online. The librarians will be available to guide attendees through the process. Cricut also is available during this time. Attendees are to bring their own supplies and preregister. No technology help on Dec. 24 and 31.

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. There will be no storytime on Dec. 24 and 31.

The Teen Café will meet at 3:15 p.m. Mondays. Come have a cup of coffee or cocoa and a snack in the library theater. Teens will get to hang out, do homework or play games (video games are available).

The Dulcimer Show will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Lori Austin and group will play some seasonal music and share the dulcimer during this presentation. Feel free to come to enjoy the music, ask questions and see what makes the dulcimer fun and unique.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. The blood mobile will be parked at the Jasper Library Annex and sign in will take place in the meeting room of the annex. Those with appointments get priority; drop-ins will be taken as time permits. Register for an appointment at www.redcross.org or by contacting the library at 812-482-2712, ext. 6109.

The Genealogy Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Sessions are held he first Thursday of the month. The group will discuss participant-driven genealogy research topics. All sessions will be informal, and discussion topics will be based on participants’ interests. All are welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Parents are invited to bring children ages 2 through 5 to build with the library’s Duplo bricks. No registration is required.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Join other avid gamers, animé lovers, and future mangaka for fun activities, great films, and friendly competition.  Participants are asked to bring whatever portable gaming system and games they enjoy to play against each other. Bring card games to compete with friends or trade cards to build an awesome deck. Watch a different anime with fellow fans. There is something for everyone. Children ages 7 and younger should bring a guardian to accompany them.

Storytime with Santa will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the library’s theater. Children are invited to come and listen to one or two stories from Santa. Songs will be sung. Children will get a chance to visit with him.

Make and Take: Hydroflask Stickers will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Teens can add some personality to their Hydroflask (or any water bottle) with stickers made using the library’s Cricut Maker. There is a limit of two stickers per teen. Preregistration begins Nov. 25.

Let’s Paint will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the library’s annex meeting room. Attendees may use the library’s paints and painting supplies to create fun gifts, trendy decorations or other painted objects. Paint supplies will be provided; bring projects to paint.

Graham Cracker Gingerbread house making will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the library’s annex. Children ages 5 and up are invited to decorate these gingerbread houses made out of graham crackers. The houses will be made ahead of time, and the children get to decorate. All the goodies are supplied. Sign up is required, beginning on Nov. 26.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Parents and children can enjoy some social time while playing with toys the library is providing during this playtime. No registration is required.

Cards for hospitalized kids will be made from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12 and 13. Help spread joy to children hospitalized this holiday season by creating colorful cards with messages of kindness. The library will mail all cards. All ages are invited to attend.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. 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 “Decked with Folly” by Kate Kingsbury.

Blood pressure checks will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. A nurse will be available to offer free blood pressure checks monthly at the library.

Make & Take: Gift Bags for adults will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Supplies will be provided to create some gift bags to take home. Preregistration is required.

Take a study break from finals’ stress by coming to the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Art relaxation activities, legos, bubble wrap, aromatherapy, pizza and more will be available to anyone who needs a break for that end of the semester grind.

An 85th anniversary open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. An open house celebration will be held to mark this event. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day, and the library history items will be displayed for viewing.

Ice cream cone Christmas tree decorating will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the library’s annex. Children ages 2 through 5 are invited to make this yummy Christmas tree out of an ice cream cone. All the goodies to make this are supplied. Sign up is required, beginning on Dec. 4.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. 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.

Star Wars Trivia will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Do you know your ewoks from your porgs? Jedis from Siths? Join us for Star Wars trivia to celebrate The program is reserved for ages 10 and older.

Hot Chocolate Bar and Craft will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Ages 10 and older may come to the library for a hot chocolate made just the way they like it. Participants will make their own glittery ornament to take along.

The library is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Saturday storytime will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Families with children of all ages are 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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