Jasper Library sets Dec. schedule

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

Family storytime will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Families with children of all ages are welcome. No preregistration is required. There is no storytime in Dec. 25.

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. No technology help will be provided on Dec. 25.

The Chatterbox will meet at 6 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 3 and 17. 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.

The Pokémon/Anime Club will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. This club is for anyone who enjoys reading graphic novels, playing Pokémon games, and meeting others who share their interest. Participants share a new Anime video and discuss fun activities to do during the club meetings. Snacks are provided. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Storytime with Santa will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Santa will be at the library to take pictures with children, after which Storytime with Santa will start at 2 p.m. Santa will read to the children and sing songs. Children will get a chance to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas before they leave and receive a candy cane from Santa.

The Monday Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Join this new group of readers for a monthly discussion. Monthly book selections may be picked up at the library for those interested in participating in the evening discussion. This month’s selection is “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg.

The Bookworm Book Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. 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 author visit with Dr. Richard Moss will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Dr. Moss will share some slides from his travels and discuss his book, “A Surgeon’s Odyssey.” After his presentation, he will be available for questions and answers and book signing. Books will be available for purchase, or bring along one for the author to sign.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 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 Afternoon Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Ask a librarian for more information. People are asked to pick up a copy of the book at the library if they are interested in joining. This month’s selection is “Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg.

Family storytime will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Graham Cracker Ginger Bread House decorating for ages 5 and older will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the library’s annex. Participants will have fun decorating for the holidays. Registration starts Dec. 3.

A Will Read and Sing For Food performance for Jasper-Dubois County Libraries will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Sultan’s Run. Come and support the local libraries.

Snow globe craft for ages 5 and older will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. Registration starts Dec. 3.

Duplo for ages 2 through 5 will be played at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Duplo blocks will be provided for children to build with during this playtime in the annex. No registration is required.

Knot Just Knitting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. 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, Dec. 16. Legos will be provided for building and creating during this time.

Christmas tree cone decorating will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. Children ages 2 through 4 are invited to join in this activity. Registration starts Dec. 12.

An author visit with Andrea Himsel will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. The author will share excerpts and discuss her book, “A River Could Be A Tree.” After the presentation, a question and answer session will be held. Himsel will have books available for purchase, or people may bring along one and she will be sign it for them. Refreshments will be served. 

Holiday canvas painting for ages 8 and up will be held Thursday, Dec. 27. Registration begins Dec. 19.

The Kids’ Corner Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. A book club on the 4th Thursday of the month for young children to introduce basic concepts of picture books and to help the children learn basic comprehension skills. We will read a picture book and discuss the book with the children 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 provided!

A Mario Kart tourney on the Wii will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28. The tournament is for all ages. Sign up is required, starting on Dec. 21. Prizes will be given.

The library will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1 for the holidays.

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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