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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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Saturday, May 21, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Former Pastor of Brushwood United Methodist (just North of Rensselaer) and author William Clark will be signing his new book Smoky Mountian Rising, The Day That Changed Everything. This is his fifth book, and he has also written The Magic of Cats; A Walk on the Sunny Side; and a story included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Monday, May 23, 5:30 - 7pm
or call 219-866-5881.
We are starting this program up again! Coloring pages and supplies are provided. Bring your unfinished crafts (cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, paper crafting, etc.) and have a fun conversation while completing your projects or coloring pages.
Monday, May 23, 7pm
Please support your ilbrary by joining and attending the Friends of the Rensselaer Library quarterly meeting.
Tuesday, May 24, 12:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library would like to invite you to join them at their meetings, held on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for this nonprofit organization established to assist in the success of the local library. Dues are minimal, but your impact is great!
VR Bowling
Tuesday, May 24, 6pm
Join us Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm to enjoy ForeVr Bowl. This program is a chance to discover the world of VR in a fun and social setting. Have a blast with virtual balls that explode, carry goldfish or even small galaxies, or use a rated ball with real-world physics to improve your game. No cost. Registration required, limit 5 persession.
Tuesday, May 24, 6pm (Tuesdays, May 10 & 24, 6pm)
or call 219-987-2221.
Watch anime, play games and learn about Japanese culture.
Wednesday, May 25, 10am
The Men's Book Group was created for men, but anyone can join. This month's book is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.
Thursday, May 26, 1pm
Join us in reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Registration not required, limit 20.
Thursday, May 26, 5pm - 6:30pm
Are you creative and enjoy building with Lego's? Then come show off your skills and use Lego's to create!
Friday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.

Keep healthy by joining us at the Wheatfield Library every Friday in May and June at 10 am for a 45-60 minute chair workout session. This program is free, but registration is preferred. Please bring resistance band, light weights, and water if you have them. We will be watching a video. There is no instructor.

For more information, please stop by or call the Wheatfield Library at (219) 956-3774.

Friday, May 27, 12:30-2:30pm
Free Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings will be held at the DeMotte Library.
Tuesday, May 31
Grades K-12 can register at the library or online through Beanstack. Beanstack can be accessed through our website. Summer Reading registration will run from May 31 to June 6.
Tuesday, May 31 (May 31-Jun 4)
Registration for Summer Reading Programs, May 31-June 4.
Tuesday, May 31
for kids entering grades k-5, as well as those entering grades 6-12
Wednesday, Jun. 1
Grades K-12 can register at the library or online through Beanstack. Beanstack can be accessed through our website. Summer Reading registration will run from May 31 to June 6.
Wednesday, Jun. 1
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction.
Wednesday, Jun. 1 (May 31-Jun 4)
Registration for Summer Reading Programs, May 31-June 4.
Wednesday, Jun. 1
for kids entering grades k-5, as well as those entering grades 6-12
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10am
or call 219-866-5881.
This is a chair exercise, strength training, muscle building and maintaining class for seniors. Patricipants will follow DVD instruction with staff assistance. Classes take place the first three Wednesdays of each month at 10am. Class is FREE. Registation required.
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.

Community Veterans are invited to join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for an opportunity of 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. Registration is requested, but not required. Any questions, contact the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

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