Dubois branch libraryEvery business starts with a dream. Turning this dream into reality requires confidence, courage and knowledge. On September 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Dubois Branch Library will host the Indiana District Office of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) for a free workshop on starting a business. Lindsay Maliqi, the daughter of a Dubois County native, will guide participants through 10 basic steps covering the planning process, financial decisions, and legal activities necessary to turn an idea or hobby into a business. Participants will learn what resources and funding options are available, as well as the reality of grants. There will be up to an hour of questions and answers at the end of the presentation. Wherever you are in growing your small business, the SBA has your back. Established in 1953, this federal cabinet-level agency provides advice, capital, and contract resources to help small businesses start, grow, grow, and recover. Registration is required by September 14. Call the library at 812-678-2548 or go online to www.jdcpl.us and use the calendar. Lindsay will then be available for a few individual 30-minute appointments until 4 p.m. which you can schedule by calling the Dubois branch library and asking for a time slot. The library is located at 5506 E Main St. Dubois, IN.

Saturday August 27 from 10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.: Puzzle Palooza is back! Form a team of 2-4 people and compete to be the first group to complete your puzzle. Individuals and teams of 2 can choose from 500 piece puzzles and teams of 3-4 can choose from 1000 piece puzzles. Call the library or go online to register.

Monday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m.: End-of-month book club. Discussing “Air Raid Nights and Radio Days” by Don Schroeder. Anyone can join. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday, August 30 at 4 p.m. Crafts for adults: Thread painting. Create a cosmic landscape with paint and yarn. Must register in advance

For more details, visit our calendar on our website at jdcpl.us or contact the Dubois Branch Library at 812-678-2548 or on Facebook at “Dubois Branch Library”. The opening hours of the Dubois library are Monday and Wednesday. 10-8, Tue. & Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-5 and Sat. 10-2.

Public of Huntingbourg LibraryStory time for children (3-5 years old), Monday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Walking club, every Friday from 8 a.m. at Charles Niehaus Park.

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

On August 25, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., all ages are invited to our craft cart activity where we will make turtles.

August 25 at 6 p.m. Teens are invited to join us for a Teen Craft where we will make a Pop-Tart pillow. 12-20 years old Please register at the library or call 812 683-2052.

On August 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. will be our LEGO Builders Night. Join us for this fun and creative event using LEGOS. All ages are 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 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ferdinand Branch LibraryThe Ferdinand Library is proud to have received on loan an incredible collection of comic books by James Alexander. It’s on display in their lobby for everyone to see!

Mr Alexander said: ‘I had a paper itinerary when I was 11. My $1 earnings could buy a lot of comics back then. So far, it has amassed over 7,500.

Some that are included in the display include small comics from the 1930s. There are many genres, from Conan to Disney to GI Joes, Green Arrow, Marvel, Thor, and more. A copy of a copy of Star Trek includes a 45 recording that will read the comic aloud to you! Also included are comic trading cards and issues from other countries.

Stories for the little ones / family story time: (Thursday 08/25 at 10:00 a.m.) Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

Felt Flower/Stirrer Craft: 8/25 6:00 p.m. Adults/teens will make felt flowers in a stirrer. Registration required.

Evening Book Club: 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact the library for more information.

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

Weaving loom: A giant weaving loom will be installed in the programming room to create a collaborative piece. Come in and try yourself!

Bee/Butterfly Waterer: Stop by and get a “Waterer” kit while supplies last.

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

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program — Take part in our new reading program for young people, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Hundreds of libraries across the country use this program to promote reading and literacy to newborns, infants and toddlers. The program will run exclusively on the Beanstack application. To see how to enter, visit https://jdcpl.us/1000-books-reading-challenge/

Library Of Things: The Ferdinand Library offers a variety of “things” which can be borrowed free of charge with a valid library card. Items include: portable DVD player, acoustic guitar, portable cornhole set, badminton sets, tumbling blocks, sewing machine, loom, microscope, ukuleles, dulcimers, kit paper crafts, a drill, a laminator, kalimba, singing bowls, wooden musical spoons, free tickets to the Dubois County Museum, a cd player, etc. Search “Things Library” on the catalog at www.jdcpl.us to see a list of all available items.

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

Contest: Enter to win “You” books or “Artemis Fowl” audiobooks.

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage reading, improve vocabulary and enhance cognitive development in children who have not started kindergarten. Participants will use the Beanstack app on their digital devices to track their reading. They will also receive an accompanying notebook with stickers and fun activities. For every 100 books read and saved on the app, participants will enter the library to be recognized. To participate, register on the Beanstack app and go to your library to pick up the accompanying notebook.

Register for events at www.jdcpl.us. Call (812-367-1671) or stop by the library for more information. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) and Friday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). More information can be obtained by contacting the Library at 812.367.1671 or by visiting their Facebook or Instagram page.

Jasper Public LibraryThe Book Nook, a second-hand bookstore run by the Friends of the Jasper Public Library, will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on August 13, 20, and 27.

Family story time starting August 23 — Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Genealogy Helpline – Tuesdays starting August 9 — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MakerSpace Office Hours – Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-4pm – MakerSpace office hours allow makers to stop in and get more help with DIY projects and get their questions answered . Staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to provide some extra one-on-one time. Call ahead or drop by for assistance.

Mason Jar Aquarium Craft Grades (K-4) – Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. Kids can make this mason jar aquarium using supplies provided by the library, including plastic plants, figurines, plastic fish, aquarium gravel, etc. Please register

Bilingual Adventures at Maple Grove Park – Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. Join the Jasper Public Library librarians at Maple Grove Village Park at 3828 Portersville Road. fun

Bilingual Adventures. We will read a story in English and Spanish with crafts and games.

Genealogy 101 – Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m.

Learn how to start with your family history

Coffee, cards and coloring – Friday August 26 at 10 a.m.

Join us for a morning of card making, coffee and coloring. This DIY event is free for adults and teens.

Beginning of Sewing (13 years and over) — Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Learn how to sew a simple pillowcase. All materials provided

Evening Book Club – Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m.

New members are welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Teen Crafternoon – Monday, August 31 at 4 p.m. All teens and tweens are invited.

to create a cool DIY. This is a drop-in style craft.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage reading, improve vocabulary and enhance cognitive development in children who have not started kindergarten. Participants will use the Beanstack app on their digital devices to track their reading. They will also receive an accompanying notebook containing stickers and fun activities. For every 100 books read and saved on the app, participants will enter the library to be recognized. To participate, register on the Beanstack app and go to your library (Jasper, Ferdinand, Dubois or Birdseye) to pick up the accompanying notebook.

Family Story Time — Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

MakerSpace hours of operation — Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.

Curiosity Teen Café — Thursday, 4 p.m.

For programs that require registration, sign up for the events 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, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.