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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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Monday, Jan. 21 (January 17-January 21, 2019)

Daughters of the American Revolution General Van Rensselaer Chapter,

 Jackson Funeral Chapels and the Rensselaer Public Library

 

PRESENTS A REPLICA OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S COFFIN ON DISPLAY AT

THE RENSSELAER PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Thursday, January 17th- Monday, January 21, 2019 – To commemorate the death of the nation’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln, the Rensselaer Public Library will have on display an authentic replica of the coffin in which Lincoln was buried.  A program by Lincoln presenter Danny Russel will be held on

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Rensselaer Public Library

208 West Susan Street. Rensselaer, Indiana.

 

On loan from Batesville Casket Company of Batesville, Indiana, the replica was constructed for use at funeral home open houses and historical events such as Civil War reenactments.  Batesville did not construct the original coffin but used original plans to build the replica.

 

 

“This living history display is a great tool for schools, historical groups or interested individuals,”

says Julie Hesson a Funeral Director at Jackson Funeral Chapels and a DAR member.

 

For more information about visiting the display, please contact: Rensselaer Public Library at (219)866-5881.

All Locations
Monday, Jan. 21 (January 7-March 4)
2019 JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program 
"Make Tracks to your Library" 

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 into our prize drawings. Looking for something different to read?  We will have weekly prize winners. The Grand prize drawings will be held Monday March 4th. Participants need not be present to win. 

Combat Coffee
Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30am-12:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

Community Veterans are invited to join us for this opportunity for fellowship and obtaining resources in an effort to build a strong network among area Vets. Combat Coffee is a group created by a Vet and is a casual environment in which Veterans can connect through coffee, conversation, and camaraderie. The awesome Veteran owned Black Rifle Coffee Company will be providing the brew as well. Registration is requested, but not required. Any questions, contact Andrea Prescaro at 219-866-5881. Visit www.myjcpl.org/events.

 

Sign-ups will be beginning this month also for the 1-year Anniversary of Combat Coffee, in which we will be meeting at the Konnie Kuiper museum for a private tour! More details to be discussed at the program. 

Monday, Jan. 21, 1:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

This program is for individuals with developmental disabilities

We will read a story or two and provide a craft.

Monday, Jan. 21, 3pm
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5


 
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3pm
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
 
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Children in third grade and up are invited to join us in Magnet Mania! 
Registration limit: 12
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:00am
or call 219-866-5881.
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 12:30pm (Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
Morning Movie
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Adults are invited to view "The Children Act" on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 a.m. In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci. Rated R. Refreshments will be provided. Register online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at (219) 956-3774.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 1:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Refreshments are provided 

Thursday, Jan. 24, 4pm
or call 219-956-3774.
for grades K-5
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:30pm
or call 219-987-2221.
Give them a try!  Come test out our really cool STEM items.
Friday, Jan. 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Beat the winter blues with our first Trivia Night of 2019 at the Wheatfield Library. Get out of the house, grab some friends or family members and join us for a little friendly competition. Refreshments will be served and registration is required to attend. Sign up with your team of 4 people. Participants must be over 18.
All Locations
Monday, Jan. 28 (January 7-March 4)
2019 JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program 
"Make Tracks to your Library" 

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 into our prize drawings. Looking for something different to read?  We will have weekly prize winners. The Grand prize drawings will be held Monday March 4th. Participants need not be present to win. 

Monday, Jan. 28, 10:30am
or call 219-987-2221.
It's never too early for young minds to try their hand with STEM.
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop
Monday, Jan. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
or call 219-987-2221.
This month we will be reading and discussing Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly based on the true story of the ladies who worked behind the scenes to get the first rockets  into space. Copies of the book will be available at the front desk of the Wheatfield and DeMotte Library. Registration is required to attend. This program is for adults 18 and over.
Monday, Jan. 28, 5:00pm-6:30pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Come see what you can create with a bunch of Lego's!
This free and fun program is for all ages. 
Monday, Jan. 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Coloring your STRESS Away with the UFO (Unfinished Object) Group 
Come and go as you can.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

Do you have tech questions about your laptop, tablet, smart phone or mobile device? Bring your device along with your questions to the Rensselaer Library for ‘Computer & Tablet Q & A,’ an informal workshop that is open to all ages. Also, learn about Libby, the new reading app from OverDrive. Compatible with most devices (Kindle support not available at this time.) Offered in two, stand-alone sessions from   2-3 OR 6-7 pm, this free workshop is slated to be held Tuesday, January 29. Choose the time that is most convenient for you to attend. Held monthly, future dates & times may vary. Registration is required, and is available online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Rensselaer Library, 208 W Susan St., Rensselaer, 219 866-5881.

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