Jasper Library plans Nov. 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. Participants should let the librarian know what they want to learn and she will guide them through the process. The Cricut Maker also is available during this time. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. Preregistration is required.

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 Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. 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.

The Genealogy Interest Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. All sessions will be informal and discussion topics will be based on participants’ interests such as DNA and research strategies.

Duplo will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Children ages 2 through 5 are welcome to come and build with the library’s Duplo bricks. No registration is required.

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

A scholarship workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Scholarship Coach Natalie Abell will teach the workshop. Participants may bring scholarships they are working on or come ready to get started with a little help. They may bring their own laptops/devices or use one provided by the library. Preregistration will begin Oct. 25.

The library is closed Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

Teen movie night will feature “Max” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Refreshments will be served.

Food for Thought: Cultural Conversations will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Jasper Parklands Pavilion.  David Hoppe, award winning journalist, playwright and essayist, will lead this interactive workshop. Hoppe will trace the history of how creative entrepreneurs are using Indiana food and agricultural heritage to spark new life in communities today. His book, “Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest,” features regional food entrepreneurs, including Alan Hanselman from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant; Dave Fischer from Fischer Farms and the Sisters of Saint Benedict with Monastery Baked Goods. The workshop is free and open to the public. Reserve seats by visiting www.jasperarts.corsizio.com or by calling the Jasper Arts Center at 812-482-3070.

Bad Art Night will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. Grades one through five can participate in this fun night of creating a “bad” piece of art using all the materials supplied. The kids will get to vote on their favorite project to win a fun trophy. Preregistration is required, beginning on Oct. 30.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Parents and children can enjoy some social time while playing with toys the library is providing during this playtime. No registration is required.

National Pickle Day (pickle tasting) will be celebrated at 3:30 Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be a wide variety of pickled foods in the library’s theater. Attendees may vote for their favorites to help decide which pickle is No. 1. Ages 5 and older are invited.

The afternoon book club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 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 “Where’d You Go Bernadette” by Maria Semple.

Blood pressure checks will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. A nurse will be available to offer free blood pressure checks monthly at the library.

Studio H will host a painting program for adults at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, on the square. Paint a special Christmas door hanging  Preregistration is required; registration will open at approximately one month before the program.

A Financial Peace Live! presentation will be featured at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The library will be a host site for this livestream of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace exclusive. The “1 Night, 3 Hours, 7 Baby Steps” livestream will start participants on the seven-step plan to take control of their money.

Tiny Tots painting will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Using new pizza boxes donated from Pizza Hut, this fun program will allow little ones ages 3 and younger to be a creative tiny Picasso! The children will have a chance to finger paint or use brushes and other supplies provided appropriate for this age group. Parents may dress little ones to have a messy good time. Sign-up required beginning on Nov. 7.

Perler Bead Pixel Art will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Participants will make a perler bead craft based on a design of their choice. Ages 10 and older may participate in the event.

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

Saturday storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Letters to Santa will be written at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Mrs. Claus will be at the library to help the children write a letter to Santa. She also will read a classic story to the children. Cookies will be served. Sign-up is required, beginning on Nov. 12. Ages 5 and older are invited.

The evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Pick up a copy of “In God We Trust” by Ann Hit, from the library staff. New members are always welcome.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

The library is closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving.

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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