Jasper Library plans March events

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

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 will be provided on March 24 due to spring break.

The Genealogy Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5. 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, March 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.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

An adult craft will be made at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9. Attendees may paint their spring tea towel. Supplies will be provided to complete one craft. Preregistraton is required.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12. 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, March 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 “Carry on Jeeves” by Margaret Truman.

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, in the library annex. Parents are invited to bring children ages 2 through 5 to build with the library’s Duplo bricks. No registration is required.

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

A tea tasting class will start at 6 p.m. Monday, March 16. Join tea enthusiast Erin Doyle sample unique and different teas while learning about the history of tea and how to brew it properly. Preregistration is required.

Do-It-Yourself: Nail Polish Mug Marbling for grades six and up will be featured at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Use the library’s supplies to dip-dye a coffee mug using nail polish to create a marbled effect. The program is reserved for pre-teens and teens. Preregistraton begins March 3.

A wooden wing chimes craft for ages 5 through 10 will be made at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the library annex. Decorate a wind chime using supplies, such as paint, markers and more, provided by the library. Preregistration is required, beginning March 4.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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. The library does have some supplies that may be borrowed. The group will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month. No registration is required.

STEM: Exploration Day for ages 8 and older will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23. Enjoy spring break at the library with snap circuits, ozobots, and more. Sign up begins March 9.

A taste testing challenge for grades six and up will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The three-part tasting challenge will include Round 1 with blindfold challenge, Round 2 with Pop-Tart Battle and Round 3 with Gross Out! The program is reserved for pre-teens and teens. Pregistration begins March 10.

STEM: Exploration Day for ages 4 through 7 will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Enjoy spring break at the library with Cubetto and the Lego Coding Express. Sign up begins March 12.

Let’s Paint will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 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, March 31. 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 and stick to it. Ages 16 through 25 may attend. Registration opens March 17.

The Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. This month’s selection is Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” 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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