Jasper Library plans Jan. events

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

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 Maker 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 will meet Saturdays, Jan. 4, 11 and 18. 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. Bring your own supplies or use ours! For ages: 9 through 18. Please try to register.

Financial Peace University 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 participants build a budget, dump debt, grow 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.

Dulcimer lessons will begin at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30. Free introductory lessons will be offered to all skill levels, but the focus will be on beginners. Participants need to bring a dulcimer to the classes. Preregistration is required.

The Silly Safaris Reindeer Reserve will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. This great program for families will introduce them to a real live reindeer and other arctic animals. There is lots of audience participation during the program. No sign up is needed. This will take place in the library’s theater.

The Genealogy Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. 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 Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Join other avid gamers, anime 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.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Parents and children can enjoy some social time while playing with toys the library is providing during this playtime. No registration is required.

The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 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 “Lottery” by Patricia Wood.

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

The Friends of the Jasper Public Library Trivia Night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Jasper Middle School. Trivia will be based on the television series “The Office.” The cost is $50 per team. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. Refreshments will be available. Preregistration is required. Forms are available at the library.

The Adult Craft will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Participants are to create their own perpetual calendar to take home. Supplies will be provided to complete one craft. Preregistration is required.

Teen Copy Cat Art will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. See if you can recreate some of the greatest pieces of artwork (and add your own personal spin). All supplies are provided. The class is open to ages 10 through 18. Preregistration is required.

A Milk Jug Craft for ages 4 through 9 will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Children will enjoy making snowmen from milk jugs using various supplies provided by the library that will include a battery tea light to put inside to make him glow. Children must bring their own gallon milk jug for the craft. Sign up starts Thursday, Jan. 2

A royal tea party is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Children ages 3 through 8 are invited to be a guest at a royal tea party in the library annex. They can come dressed in their finest attire for a fun-filled time with sweet snacks, activities and stories. Preregistration is required.

The annual knit-a-thon will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. This event helps the library to add hats to the hat basket to bring warmth to the community. All knitters, crocheters or crafters are invited to join in to knit or crochet hats during this five-hour work session. Lessons will be given on using knitting looms from 10 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be available.

Blood pressure checks will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. A nurse will be available to offer free blood pressure checks monthly at the library.

Let’s Paint will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Come to the library’s annex meeting room and use the library’s paints and painting supplies to create fun gifts, trendy decorations or other painted objects. Just bring projects to paint.

Adulting 20/20 will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The new monthly series is designed to help teens and young adults prepare for success in the “real world.” Each month the library will tackle one essential skill; this month learn how to create easy, inexpensive meals using just a microwave or toaster oven. Ages 16 through 25 are invited to attend the series.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. This month’s selection is Jean Shepard’s “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.” Stop by the library and check out a copy of this month’s selection from library staff. New members are always welcome.

Finger Football Superbowl for ages 10 through 18 is planned at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Celebrate Super Bowl LIV with the library’s own mini finger football bowl. Come to play or to cheer and enjoy Super Bowl worthy snacks with friends The last player standing takes home the prize. Preregistration is not necessary.

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

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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