Jasper Library plans February activities

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

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

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, Feb. 11 and 25. 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. Snacks will be provided.

Duplo for ages 2 through 5 will be played at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Duplo blocks will be provided for children to build with during this playtime in the annex. No registration is required.

The DNA Interest Group will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. 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. Share research successes and triumphs. Encourage one another and assist one another in research. All are welcome. Registration is not required. All sessions will be informal and discussion topics will be based on participants’ interests.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The club meets the first Saturday 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. Participants may bring their favorite manga to share with the group and learn to draw their own with the help of their fellow artists. Watch a different anime with fellow fans. There is something for everyone. Children age 7 and younger should bring a guardian to accompany them.

Earring making for ages 15 and older will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Registration is required, starting Jan. 28.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. 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.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. 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 Teddy Bear Sleepover is planned for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Children ages 4 and older are invited to come at 3:30 p.m. to hear some Teddy Bear stories and make a craft. They will leave their stuffed animals for a fun night in the libary. Children may pick up their animals the next morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, to see pictures of the animal’s adventures. Sign-up required, beginning Feb. 1. 

Mason Jar M&M Cookie: Mix Craft will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Grades kindergarten through five may decorate a mason jar and add a special mix to make M&M cookies for that perfect Valentine’s gift. Registration begins Feb. 4.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 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 for ages 10 and older will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Teens are invited to the library’s theater after school to do homework, socialize with friends and enjoy Keurig and snacks.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. 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 “Let Us Eat Cake” by Sharon Boorstin.

Genealogy After Hours: session will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. 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.

The Book Cellar is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale.

Saturday Storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Artsy Teens will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. 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 Feb. 13.

Spanish Storytime will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Families with children of all ages are welcome. The program will be in Spanish.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. 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 Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb, 24. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

Make N’ Take: Do-It-Yourself for adults will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. The craft will be card making. Preregistration is required.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Pick up a copy of “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf 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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