Jasper Library plans Feb. events

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

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.

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. 

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 Handmade Treasure Club for ages 9 through 18 will meet at 9:15 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Club members will be introduced to reading cross-stitch resources and supplies. Each Saturday practice skills with the help of volunteer, Jessica Mordy, and learn to make cross-stitch bookmarks to take home. Attendees may bring their own supplies or use the library’s supplies. Preregistration is required.

The Financial Peace University course will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 9 through March 8. FPU is a nine-lesson course designed to help people build a budget, dump debt, grow their wealth and leave money stress behind. Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on Biblical wisdom and common sense. Contact Jill Watson at 812-482-2712 for more information.

A jigsaw puzzle event will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Adults, teens and families are invited to join library staff as they celebrate National Puzzle Day at the library. Jigsaw puzzles will be available for individuals and groups to work on in the library anytime during the day. Pick a puzzle from the collection and find a place to set up and begin building. No registration is required. This event is free and open to all.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. 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.

A Doughnut Daze for ages 8 through 18 will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Come to the library for some doughnut-themed goodness. The library will have doughnuts to decorate and eat. Doughnut-themed crafts will be available to make and take. Preregistration begins Jan. 21; register online.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. 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.

A Tiny Tots painting class will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Using donated new pizza boxes, this fun program will allow ages 3 and under to be creative tiny Picassos. The children will have a chance to finger paint or use brushes and other supplies provided appropriate for this age group. Parents are asked to dress their children in appropriate clothing to have a messy time. Signup is required, beginning on Jan. 23.

The Genealogy Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Sessions are held the 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.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

An adult craft will be made at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Attendees may create their own plaque with Scrabble tiles to take home. Supplies will be provided to complete one craft. Preregistraton is required.

The story of Dubois County agriculture will be told at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Dubois County Museum. A collaborative presentation will be given by the Dubois County Museum, Jasper Arts and Jasper Public Library, through the Indiana Humanities.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.  Parents and children can enjoy some social time while playing with toys the library is providing during this playtime. No registration is required.

A time for record breaking will start at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. People are invited to come to the library to try their luck at besting some weird and wonderful Guinness World records. Ages 8 through 18 are invited to attend. Preregistration is required and will begin Jan. 30.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. 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.

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Parents are invited to bring children ages 2 through 5 to build with the library’s Duplo bricks. No registration is required.

The library is closed Monday, Feb. 17, for President’s Day.

A regression session for grades six through 12 will be featured at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Students will head back to the best years of their life — preschool and kindergarten. They will spend time with their friends as they play with Legos, finger paint, read stories, play with Play Doh, color and more.

Saturday storytime will be held at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Feb. 22. No registration is required. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Let’s Paint will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 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.

Adulting 20/20 is a new monthly series that will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. It is designed to help teens and young adults prepare for success in the “real world.” This month learn how to manage dollars and cents. Hear from a local expert about how to use banks and how to create a budget  stick to it. Ages 16 through 25 may attend. Registration opens Feb. 11.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. This month’s selection is Benjamin Winter’s “Underground Airlines.”

Join the discussion. Stop by the library and checkout a copy of this month’s selection from 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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