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Library Events & Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Jasper County Public Library! Most events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. Please view our Board Meeting Dates.

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Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Saturday, Sep. 22, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Starting in July we will begin celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series. Join us during the 3rd Saturday of the month for Harry Potter movie days.  On our first Saturday we'll show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  During the intermission between movies we'll have trivia contests and/or a simple craft for 30 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. Come for both, or just watch one movie, whatever works for you.

August 25th-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
September 22nd-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
October 27th-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Parts I and II
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop/DeMotte
Monday, Sep. 24, 2:00-3:00 pm
or call 219-956-3774.
Join us as we read and discuss The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.  Copies of the book can be picked up at the front desk of the Wheatfield or DeMotte Library. Registration is required to attend and can be done online or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774. Sponsored by The Wheatfield Branch.
Monday, Sep. 24, 5:30pm-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Coloring your stress away/The UFO (Unfinished Object) Group
Come and go as you can 
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 1:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library hold monthly meetings, held in the library’s meeting rooms. All Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library are invited to attend these meetings at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Come explore the world of Littlebits Gizmos and Gadgets
For ages 2nd grade through 8th grade 
Limit: 8 
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:30pm
or call 219-987-2221.
STEM includes a variety of activities, including science, robotics, arts and crafts, exercise fun and more!
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm
or call 219-866-5881.
The number of Monarch Butterflies has greatly declined in recent decades.  At this program you will learn about the beautiful butterfly’s life cycle, its amazing migration to central Mexico each winter, growing milkweed its host plant, tagging Monarchs, and other ways you can help ensure their healthy future.  You will also learn when and where to view the most Monarchs each fall as they migrate south through Indiana.  Numbers this year should be the highest since 2008. Nature lover and photographer, Barb Lucas, will be presenting this fascinating program.  Come join fellow butterfly enthusiasts Tuesday, September 25th from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Rensselaer Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10:00am
or call 219-866-5881.

A History of God by Karen Armstrong

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10am (Wednesday, September 5-26, 10am)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 11am (Wednesdays, September 5th-26th, 11am)
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 1pm (Wednesdays, Sept. 5-26, 1pm)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 5:30pm-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

In September, join us as we watch the hit anime Yuri! On Ice. Come and enjoy anime and manga with others!
For ages 15 years and older 

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10:30 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Join us for "Medicare Made Clear," an educational program offered by Clifford Havens of LifeSmart Senior Services.
Thursday, Sep. 27, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Join us for our next Morning Movie at the Wheatfield Library, scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m., about four lifelong friends who have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Staring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice, Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, this movie is rated PG-13.

All adults are welcome to this free program. Refreshments will be served. Register online at myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at (219) 956-3774.
Thursday, Sep. 27, 1:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

Before We were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Thursday, Sep. 27, 3pm (Thursdays, September 6th-27th, 3pm)
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
Thursday, Sep. 27, 4:30pm
or call 219-987-2221.
We will be learning about banned books by reading a banned book and playing bingo.
Thursday, Sep. 27, 4-4:30
or call 219-956-3774.
Teen Book Discussion
Thursday, September 27th from 4-4:30 for grades 6-12.
"An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir is available to check out at the front desk of the Wheatfield Library.
Monday, Oct. 1, 10am
or call 219-987-2221.
Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to join us on Monday, Oct. 1 for Magnificent Monday.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10:00am (Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00am )
or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday's October 2, 9,16, and 23 at 10:00am for 0 to 2 year olds 
Limit:12
Contact Nancy with any questions at 219-866-5881 
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