Jasper Library sets April events

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

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. No registration is required. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

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, April 8 and 22. 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.
Purdue Extension will present a two-part series, Where Does Your Money Go?, a two-part series sponsored by Purdue Extension, at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9 and 16. Participants will learn how to better manage their money. They will learn to recognize where their money goes, stop spending leaks to save money and how to develop a spending-savings plan.

The library is closed April 19 for Good Friday and April 21 for Easter.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. 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.

The DNA Interest Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4. 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. Registration is not required.

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

An Easter Bunny stuffed animal craft will be featured at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in the library’s annex. Join in the workshop where children can make their own bunny to take home. Ages 4 through 10 are invited. This program will take place in the library’s annex. Preregistration is required.

The Manga Anime Gaming Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The club meets the first Saturday of 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 artists. There is something for everyone. Children age 7 and younger should bring a guardian to accompany them.

Book to Movie: The Circle will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The book club will be viewing the movie of the recently read book, “The Circle,” by Dave Eggers and holding a discussion, comparing the book to the movie. All are welcome to join them for this event, even if the book hasn’t been read.

The Lego Challenge for grades kindergarten and older will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time. Snacks will be served.

A wooden bunny stand-up craft for grades kindergarten through five will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the annex. Kids are invited to come and decorate this wooden bunny with paint, markers and other supplies that will be provided. Sign-up is required beginning on April 1.

Baby/toddler playtime will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 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.
The Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11. 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 “The Heirloom Brooch” by Kate Nixon.
A bilingual storytime will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Families with children of all ages are invited to storytime in the library’s theater. The librarian will read a children’s story and a volunteer will reread each page in Spanish. A fun song in English and Spanish and a simple craft may be includes. No registration is needed.

Make N’ Take for adults will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15. Make a spa kit to give to a special woman in your life or keep it and pamper yourself. This will make a great Mothers’ Day gift for any of the special women in your life. Preregistration is required. 

Snack Attack Thursday will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Ages 10 and older are invited to do their homework, socialize with friends and enjoy Keurig and snacks.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. 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.

Song and stories with Scott Saalman will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Humorists and a musician will join forces for one heck of an evening. Join Scott Saalman, Kyle Lueken and Debbie Schuetter for an hour of hilarity and hits. The event is free to the public.

The Book Cellar is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale.
Snap Circuits will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, for ages 8 and up. Grab a friend and go to the library’s theater and explore how much fun Snap Circuit projects can be.

Artsy Teens will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. 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 April 17.

Kids’ Korner Book Club for ages 4 through 6 will be held at Thursday, April 25. The library is starting a book club on Thursdays for young children to introduce basic concepts of picture books and to help children learn basic comprehension skills. A librarian will read a picture book and discuss the book in greater length and ask the children simple questions for them to think about. The children will vote at the end of the meeting which book to read the next month. Snacks will be provided. Sign up is encouraged but not required.

Family storytime will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. No registration is required. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

The evening book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Pick up a copy of “The Book Club” by Dave Eggers from the library staff. 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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