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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.

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"Fizz, Boom, Read" Summer Reading Program
DeMotte
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2:00pm (Tuesdays, June 10-July 29, 2:00pm)
Kids age 4 through grade 4 will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2pm beginning on June 10.  Registration will begin May 19 and reading packets will be available beginning Monday, June 2.

Digital Green Screen Magic
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday, July 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Bring your digital camera (or use ours) and create a photo of yourself that you can drop into various backgrounds of your choice. If you use your own camera, you must bring your cable so your photo can be copied to a standard PC laptop via a USB cable.
     This innovative program, part of Literary Elements Summer Reading, will introduce patrons to the green screen used to create digital editing effects in movies and to free software that can help achieve these effects.
**Participants should plan to wear clothing that is any other color than green. Registration required, limit 9.  Call 866-5881, contact Melissa Widner.
 

Lapsit Story Time
DeMotte
Wednesday, Jul. 30, 10:00am (Wednesdays, July 9,16,23,30)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
A variety of activities, such as music and stories for babies ages 6-23 months, along with their caregiver.

Spark A Reaction - Grand Finale
DeMotte
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Don't miss the conclusion and grand finale to the Books for Bucks Summer Reading Program for teens.

First Friday Story Time
DeMotte
Friday, Aug. 1, 10:00am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Stories and other fun activities for patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities.

Wheatfield Family Movie Day
Wheatfield
Friday, Aug. 1, 10.00 a.m.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Blu and his family take flight for the Amazon after Jewel decides their children should explore the world. Meanwhile, the overprotective father grows concerned that his family will leave him once they've experienced life in the wild. Join us as we show this family movie sequel and new release at the Wheatfield Branch. Popcorn will be provided. Registration is required.

Adult Wii Bowling
Rensselaer
Friday, Aug. 1, 2-3 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Friday, August 1st from 2-3 p.m.  Wear your tennis shoes and join us for Wii Bowling.  All Adults are welcome from beginner to "Professional" Wii bowling enthusiast.  Come and have fun playing Wii bowling. Registration required.  Limit 8.  Wii Bowling will be held the 1st Friday every month at 2 p.m. Call 866-5881 to register.


 

Family Movie Day
DeMotte
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
This animated, rated G film, stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx.  Free and open to children of all ages and their families.

Ren. Adult Summer Read
Rensselaer
Monday, Aug. 4,
June 9nd – August 4th “Literary Elements”
For each Fiction, Non-Fiction, Magazine, e-book, Audio Book or audio e-book that you read/listen to, you will receive a ticket to enter the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday)…Plus our Grand Prize Drawing on August 4th.  Are you a Whovian?  Try out the Dr. Who Quiz.  Prizes to the First 5 who have at least 10 correct answers! Stop in and READ this summer.
 

"Literary Elements" Adult Reading Program
DeMotte
Monday, Aug. 4, (June 9 - August 4)
Adults can check out reading material this summer and enter to win in a drawing for weekly prizes.

Health Screenings
DeMotte
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 9:00-11:00am
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings and total cholesterol screenings for $5.

China Stories
Rensselaer
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Wednesday, August 6th at 10 a.m.   Children ages 5 and up are welcome to join us for stories and activities related to China.  Lydia Chen from China will be joining us for this special story time.  Registration required, limit 12. Contact Nancy Phillips at 866-5881 with any questions.

Toddler Time - First Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:00am (Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27 )
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.

Toddler Time - Second Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:00am (Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.

Teen Movie Day
DeMotte
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
This rated PG-13 adventure film features Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  Free and open to grades 6-12.

BOOK SALE
DeMotte
Saturday, Aug. 9, (August 9-16)
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.

BOOK SALE
DeMotte
Monday, Aug. 11, (August 9-16)
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.

BOOK SALE
DeMotte
Tuesday, Aug. 12, (August 9-16)
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.

Tuesday Night Movie
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday, August 12th at 5:30 p.m.  Join us for the movie based on a very popular book about a young boy who suffers a near death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. Come and see if you think the boys trip to heaven is for real. Starring Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly. Rated PG and 100 min.  Registration requested, limit 45.

BOOK SALE
DeMotte
Wednesday, Aug. 13, (August 9-16)
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.

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