Huntingburg Public Library

Children’s Story Hour (ages 3-5), Mondays 11 a.m. to noon.

Walking Club, every Friday starting at 8 a.m. at Charles Niehaus Park.

August 2nd — Chalk the Sidewalk, children are welcome to come joins us to decorate the sidewalks with chalk. All day event for the entire family.

August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 8:00 am The Healthy Hearts Walking Club meets at Niehaus Park. Help keep our community healthy grab a friend and meet us on Friday. Register at the Library by calling 812-683-2052.

August 13th from 10 am — 12 pm Craft Cart will be inviting children to join us to make a Pool Noodle Boat. All Ages welcome.

August 16 at 5:30 pm families are invited to join us for “Fuertes Together” Bilingual Storytime and Craft. Guest Readers: Chad Whitehead and Johana Bernardo. Come read, sing and dance! All Ages welcome!

August 18th anytime 10 am — 4 pm join us for Craft Cart where we will be making a Newspaper Shark. All ages welcome.

August 23rd at 4 pm is Snack and Storytime—we will be reading Rainbow Fish and make yummy Rainbow Fish Cupcakes to enjoy. All Ages Welcome!

August 24th at 6:00 pm Adults are welcome to join us for a fall craft.

August 25th anytime between 10 am — 4 pm all ages are invited to our Craft Cart Activity where we will make Turtles.

August 25th at 6 pm Teens are invited to join us for a Teen Craft where we will be making a Pop-Tart Pillow. Ages 12-20 Please register at the library or call 812 683-2052.

August 30th from 3 pm — 5 pm is our LEGO Builders Night. Join us for this fun and creative event using LEGOS. All Ages Welcome.

For more information, call the library at 812-683-2052 or visit www.huntingburg.lib.in.us. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ferdinand Branch Library

Donations of gently-used books and puzzles are always welcomed. The Friends cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, and/or outdated informational books. A donation bin is located in the library near the door to the basement. Thanks to all who replenish our shelves and tables each month.

Ice Cream Party: 8/9 Noon-3PM All ages can stop by for some ice cream treats while supplies last. Games will also be laid out for all to play! The new electronic game table is also available!

Kids Canvas Painting: 8/8 3:30 PM or 6PM Paint a ‘Wildflower Pathway’. Registration required at www.jdcpl.us

Stories For Littles/Family Storytime: (Thursdays 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 at 10AM) Enjoy stories, songs & crafts.

Afternoon Book Club: 8/4 2-3:30PM All are welcome. Contact Library for more information.

Basement Book Sale: The Friends of the Ferdinand Library Book Sale will be Saturday, August 13th from 10-1PM. Enter the Library as normal or the outside entrance by the Ferdinand Community Center. Paperbacks sell for fifty cents and most hardbacks sell for one dollar. There are other treasures like puzzles available as well. Donations of gently used books are always welcomed.

Felt Flower/Shaker Craft: 8/25 6PM Adults/Teens will make felt flowers in a shaker. Registration required.

Evening Book Club: 8/24 6:30PM All are welcome. Contact Library for more information.

Smile Month: Come in and get a smile stickers, bookmark, token, coin, etc. and register to win a stuffed animal!

Loom Weaving: A giant loom will be set up in the Programming Room to do a collaborative piece. Come in and try your hand!

Bee/Butterfly Waterer: Stop by and pick up a ‘Waterer’ Kit while supplies last.

Encourage’mint’: Everyone can always use a little encouragement. Stop by for a mint while supplies last!

Where Does Your Money Go? Workshop: 8/4 & 8/18 Chelsea Brewer from Purdue Extension of Dubois County will be facilitating this two-part workshop. It is designed to help you better understand how you spend your money. Questions to be answered include: Is there ever enough? Where did it go? Where should I spend it? How do I make a plan?

Keep Calm & Carry Yarn: 8/29 6-7PM Bring your yarn projects to work on in the Programming Room the fourth Monday monthly from 6-7PM. There will also be round looms available to check out and use.

Colorburst Teddy Workshop: 8/22 3:30 & 6PM Participants can stuff and tie-dye their own Teddy Bear. Registration required at www.jdcpl.us

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program — Participate in our new Early-Youth Reading Program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Hundreds of libraries across the nation are using this program to promote reading & literacy to newborns, infants, and toddlers. The program will be taking place exclusively on the Beanstack app. To see how to participate, visithttps://jdcpl.us/1000-books-reading-challenge/

Library Of Things: The Ferdinand Library has a variety of ‘Things’ that are free to checkout with a valid library card. Items include: a portable DVD player, an acoustic guitar, portable cornhole game, badminton sets, tumbling blocks, a sewing machine, a loom, a microscope, ukuleles, dulcimers, a paper crafting kit, a drill, a laminator, kalimba, singing bowls, wooden musical spoons, free tickets to the Dubois County Museum, a c.d. player, etc. Search ‘library of things’ on the catalog at www.jdcpl.us to see a list of all items available.

Libby: Libby is a free app where you can borrow select from thousands of ebooks, digital audiobooks, online courses, music lessons and magazines. This includes streaming services like IndieFlix & Qello Concerts. The online courses include ArtistWorks, LearnItLIve, The Great Courses, Universal Class and Craftsy. Simply download the Libby App on your device. Sign in with your free library card. Add Jasper-Dubois County Contractual Public Library as the Indiana Digital Library.

Contests: Come in a register to win ‘You’ Books or ‘Artemis Fowl’ Audiobooks.

Hoopla is now available to Patrons for free through their library card. Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, e-audiobooks, and e-books.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage reading, boost vocabulary, and improve cognitive development in children that have not started Kindergarten. Participants will use the Beanstack app on their digital devices to track their reading. They will also receive a companion notebook that contains stickers and fun activities. For every 100 books that are read & logged on the app, participants will come into the library to be recognized. To participate, register on the Beanstack app & visit your library to pick up the companion notebook.

Register for events at www.jdcpl.us. Call (812-367-1671) or stop by the Library for more information. The Library’s hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am-8pm (EST) and Friday thru Saturday, 9am-5pm (EST). More information can be obtained by contacting the Library at 812.367.1671 or visiting their Facebook or Instagram page.

Jasper Public Library

Family Storytime Starting August 23rd — Tuesdays at 10am

Genealogy Help Desk- Tuesdays Beginning Aug. 9 th — 10am 4pm

MakerSpace Office Hours — Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1-4pm — MakerSpace Office Hours allow Makers to stop by and get more assistance with DIY projects and get answers to questions. Staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to offer a little more one-on-one time. Call ahead or drop by for help.

Curiosity Café for Teens- Beginning Aug. 11th Thursdays at 4pm — Teens will enjoy a variety of different activities each week including: snacks, crafts, and games.

Teen Crafternoon- Monday, August 1st at 4pm All teens & tweens are invited to create their own personal journal. This is a drop-in style craft.

Bad Art Day (Grades K-4)- Monday, August 8th at 2pm Kids will have fun with this Bad Art program of designing a “bad” or unusual project with materials supplied. The participants will judge their favorite one, and the one that gets the most votes will win a prize. Please Register.

Summer Craft Night- Tuesday, August 9th at 6pm All teens and adults are invited to join us for a free crafting night! We are making some end of summer garden decorations. Please Register.

Intro to Computers- Wednesday, August 10th at 2pm Learn Computer Basics. Please Register.

Baby Playtime- Thursday, August 11th at 10am We invite parents/caregivers and their little ones for some socializing during our Playtime. Age appropriate toys and books will be available in the programming room to enjoy some time with other children and parents/caregivers.

Afternoon Book Club- Thursday, August 11th at 3pm New members are welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Makerspace Photo & Document Scanning Demo- Thursday, August 11th at 6pm

See how easy it is to digitize your family photos and historical documents. No registration needed.

Farmers Market Storytime — Saturday, August 13th at 10am Storytime outside by the Farmers Market.

Beginning Sewing (Ages 13+) — Monday, August 15th at 6pm Learn how to sew a simple pillowcase. All materials provided

Genealogy 101- Tuesday, August 16th at 10am Learn how to get started with your family history.

Knot Just Knitting- Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30pm Join us to knit and crochet. Work on projects for various charities or on your own project. Beginners welcome.

Bingo & Coffee- Friday, August 19th at 10am All adults and teens are invited to join us for bingo and coffee. There will be prizes for winners.

Farmers Market Storytime — Saturday, August 20th at 10am Storytime outside by the Farmers Market.

Makerspace Photo & Document Scanning Demo- Tuesday, August 23rd at 10am See how easy it is to digitize your family photos and historical documents. No registration needed.

Bingo & Coffee- Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm All adults and teens are invited to join us for bingo and coffee. There will be prizes for winners.

Life Hacks 101 for Teens- Wednesday, August 24th at 4pm Learn the essentials & skills of everyday living. Cooking, crafting, etc.

Mason Jar Aquarium Craft Grades (K-4) -Wednesday, August 24th at 6pm Kids can make this cool mason jar aquarium using supplies supplied by the library including plastic plants, figurines, plastic fish, aquarium gravel, etc. Please Register

Bilingual Adventures At Maple Grove Park- Thursday, August 25 at 6pm Join the Jasper Public Library librarians at the Maple Grove Village Park at 3828 Portersville Rd. fun

Bilingual Adventures. We will read a story in English and spanish along with a craft and games.

Genealogy 101- Thursday, August 25th at 6pm Learn how to get started with your family history

Coffee, Cards, & Coloring- Friday, August 26th at 10am Join us for a morning of card making, coffee, and coloring. This crafting event is free for adults and teens.

Beginning Sewing (Ages 13+) — Monday, August 29th at 6pm Learn how to sew a simple pillowcase. All materials provided

Evening Book Club- Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm New members are welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Teen Crafternoon- Monday, August 31st at 4pm All teens & tweens are invited to create a cool craft. This is a drop-in style craft.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage reading, boost vocabulary, and improve cognitive development in children that have not started Kindergarten. Participants will use the Beanstack app on their digital devices to track their reading. They will also receive a companion notebook that contains stickers and fun activities. For every 100 books that are read & logged on the app, participants will come into the library to be recognized. To participate, register on the Beanstack app & visit your library (Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois, or Birdseye) to pick up the companion notebook.

Family Storytime — Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

MakerSpace Office Hours — Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.

Curiosity Cafe for Teens — Thursdays, 4 p.m.

For programs that require registration, register on the event calendar at jdcpl.us or call 812-482-2712. For more information, call the library at 812-482-2712. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.