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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.

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Santa Claus is Coming!
DeMotte
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am-2pm
All ages are invited to join us as we kick off the holiday season with this special visit.  Make some memories and bring along your camera!



Morning Movie
Wheatfield
Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Rated R, this film features Vincent Piazza and John Lloyd Young, is free and open to all interested adults, and is slated to be held at the Wheatfield Library on Thursday, November 20 @ 10 am.

3rd Thursday Book Discussion
Rensselaer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 20th at 1 p.m. Due to Thanksgiving holiday we will meet on the 3rd Thursday.  The November book discussion is our annual Roundtable discussion.  Everyone is invited to bring one of their favorite books to share and talk about with others.  Join us and bring your favorite book.  Limit 20.  Contact Rachel Kuhn at 866-5881 with any questions .

Marketplace Insurance Presentation
Rensselaer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursday, November 20th at 1 p.m.  Navigator and Enrollment Coordinator Barb Hickner will be presenting a hour long information presentation on the Marketplace Insurance for the Affordable Care Act.  Join us at this presentation to help answer some of your questions about what to do to meet your insurance needs for you and your family. Open enrollment for insurance begins November 15, 2014 thru February 15th 2015.  Registration required, limit 40.  Call 866-5881 to register.

Third Thursday
Rensselaer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursday, November 20th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Children grades 1 thru 4 are welcome to join us for Third Thursday.  We will be having a Thanksgiving story and craft.  Stop by the library and learn what Thanksgiving is all about.  Registration required, limit 12.  Contact  Janice or Nancy with any questions at 866-5881.  Hope to see you there!!

Afternoon Adventure Club
DeMotte
Thursday, Nov. 20, 4-5pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
The topic for November will be "Explore: Diversity" as we discuss "Grandfather's Journey" by Allen Say.

Marketplace Insurance Presentation
Rensselaer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursday, November 20th at 5:30 p.m.  Navigator and Enrollment Coordinator Barb Hickner will be presenting a hour long information presentation on the Marketplace Insurance for the Affordable Care Act.  Join us at this presentation to help answer some of your questions about what to do to meet your insurance needs for you and your family. Open enrollment for insurance begins November 15, 2014 thru February 15th 2015.  Registration required, limit 40.  Call 866-5881 to register.

Story Time 2-5 yr
Rensselaer
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. (Thursdays, 13 & 20 at 6 p.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursdays, November 13 and 20 at 6 p.m.  Library Kids and Toddlers alike are invited to the Rensselaer Library’s next Story Time, open to children age 2-5. We will have fun reading stories and doing a small craft.  Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.
 

Library Lego
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:30-11am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
We will be creating "Thanksgiving food" with Legos.  Yum!

Oil Painting Class
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:00am-4:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Participants will create an oil painting that they will be proud to add to their home's decor.

Drawing for Free Books
DeMotte
Monday, Nov. 24, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Sponsored by Friends of the DeMotte Library.

Silent Auction
DeMotte
Monday, Nov. 24, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price.  Items up for bid are housed in a display case near the circulation desk. Sponsored by The Friends of the DeMotte Library.

Story Time 2-5 yr
Rensselaer
Monday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. (Mondays, 10, 17, & 24 at 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays, November 10, 17, and 24 at 10 a.m.  Library Kids and Toddlers alike are invited to the Rensselaer Library’s next Story Time, open to children age 2-5. We will have fun reading stories and doing a small craft.  Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

 

Grades 2-3 Book Discussion
Wheatfield
Monday, Nov. 24, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Kids in grades 2-3 are invited to join us for our next book discussion of Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield Library. Registration is required to attend.

The UFO Group
Rensselaer
Monday, Nov. 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Monday, November 24th from 5:30-7 p.m. (come and go as you can).  Join us on the last Monday of the month. Carve out time in your hectic schedule and come to the library to work on your unfinished Christmas or craft project, all while visiting with fellow crafters. All ages are welcome. Registration required, limit 15. Call 866-5881 with any questions and to register. 

 

Lapsit Story Time
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10am (Tuesdays, November 4th-25th, 10am)
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for 1 year olds & caregivers

Friends of the Library Meeting
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library invite all Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library to a meeting, held in the Meeting Room of the library on Tuesday, November 25 at 1 pm. Those wishing to eat together prior to the meeting will have lunch at 12 noon at Schnick’s.
               
For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.
 

Lapsit Story Time
DeMotte
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10:00-10:30am (Wednesdays, Nov. 5-26, 10am)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
A perfect introduction to the library for babies ages 6-23 months old. Lapsit consists of a variety of activities such as music and stories.

Closed for Thanksgiving
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 27,
The Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and be closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All three branches of JCPL will resume normal hours on Friday.

Christmas Tree Walk
Rensselaer
Saturday, Nov. 29,
November 29th -December 23rd.  Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Walk.  Patrons are encouraged to come and vote (canned/boxed food item) for your favorite tree, which will be decorated by area organizations. Donated items will be delivered to our local Food Pantry in time for Christmas holidays.
 

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