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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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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Time Out For Reading!
All Locations
Friday, Oct. 3, 10-10:15 a.m.
Time Out For Reading

Celebrate the joy of the written word as we all “Take Time Out for Reading” on Friday, October 3 from 10-10:15 am, when the staff at the Jasper County Public Library will take fifteen minutes to put their nose in a book to observe this honorary tradition.



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Friends Fall Festival
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3:30-5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7th from 3:30-5 p.m.  FREE Admission. Come join us for our annual Friends of the Library Fall Festival.There will be a Silent Cake Auction, Cake walk, Bingo and games.  They will have hotdogs, pop and chips for a family friendly bargain @ .25 cents each.  Come have fun and support the Rensselaer Friends of the Library.  We have something for everyone games, food and fun!  Call 219-866-5881 with any questions.



Friends of the Library Meeting
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 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, September 23 at 1 pm.

 

Make Mozzarella Cheese
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday, September 23rd at 2 p.m. Free Program! Back by popular demand. Participants in this class will learn how to turn fresh milk into cheese and enjoy the results in a refreshing Caprese salad. Class will last around an hour and a half. Open to adults and older teens. Registration Required, limit 10.  Call 866-5881 to register. Contact Melissa Widner.
 

 

Make Mozzarella Cheese
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 6 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday, September 23rd at 6 p.m.  Free Program! Back by popular demand. Participants in this class will learn how to turn fresh milk into cheese and enjoy the results in a refreshing Caprese salad. Class will last around an hour and a half. Open to adults and older teens. Registration Required, limit 10.  Call 866-5881 to register. Contact Melissa Widner.
 
 

Men’s Book Group
Rensselaer
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 24 at 10 a.m.  Join us for our new Men's Book Group.  We will be discussing The Boer War by Winston Churchill.  Mr. Churchill was a war correspondent for The Morning Post, the next eight months he filed regular despatches to The Morning Post. Churchill's unique style paints a vivid and dramatic picture of the conflict, and the problems confronting the long untried British Army in their fight against the Boers' determined resistance.  For more information contact Rachel Kuhn at 866-5881 or stop by the library to pick up you copy today.  

Story Time - Morning Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 10:00-10:30am (Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Stories, songs and a variety of other activities for children ages 4-6.

Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds-Morning Session
Wheatfield
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 11:00-11:30 am
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Help your child get acquainted with the love of reading by bringing them to Storytime. Each half hour long session includes stories, crafts and other age appropriate activities.

Story Time - Afternoon Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2:00-2:30pm (Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Stories, songs and a variety of other activities for children ages 4-6.

Morning Movie Presentation
Wheatfield
Thursday, Sep. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
NFL dreams are on the line when general manager, Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to trade for the number one pick at the NFL draft in the next Morning Movie Presentation, slated to be held at the Wheatfield Library on Thursday, September 25 @ 10 am.
           

 

4th Thurs. Book Discussion
Rensselaer
Thursday, Sep. 25, 1 p.m.
Thursday, September 25th at 1 p.m.  Join us for our monthly book discussion.  We wil be discussing "The Coroner's Lunch" by Colin Cotterill. Laos in 1975, Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else. Crafty and charming Dr.Siri is immune to bureaucratic pressure and he is expected to come up with the answers the party wants. Stop by the library and pick up your copy today.  Call 866-5881, contact Rachel Kuhn with any questions.

Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds-Afternoon Session
Wheatfield
Thursday, Sep. 25, 3:00-3:30 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Help your child get acquainted with the love of reading by bringing them to Storytime. Each half hour long session includes stories, crafts and other age appropriate activities.

Afternoon Adventure Club
DeMotte
Thursday, Sep. 25, 4:00-5:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Kids in grades K-5 are invited to experience the excitement and suspense of the American Chiller series by Jonathan Rand.

Wheatfield Teen Book Club
Wheatfield
Thursday, Sep. 25, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
The selection for September is Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Books can be picked up at the Wheatfield Library starting Sept. 2. This program is for teens in grades 6-12. To view a book trailer and find out more about the story go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfeyjuEMaOI.

Story Time
Rensselaer
Thursday, Sep. 25, 6 p.m. (Thursdays, September 11 thru 25)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursdays, September 11-25 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

Library Lego
DeMotte
Saturday, Sep. 27, 9:30-11:00am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Find out how your library card can be your "passport to adventure!"

Story Time
Rensselaer
Monday, Sep. 29, 10 a.m. (Mondays, September 8 thru 29 )
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays, September 8-29 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

UFO (Unfinished Object ) Group
Rensselaer
Monday, Sep. 29, 5:30 7 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Monday, September 29th 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.
 

 

Fall After School Program
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the Wheatfield Library to help us celebrate Fall in our first After School Program of the school year! We will have a craft and snack, as well as listen to a Fall story.  Registration is required to attend.

Story Time - Morning Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10:00-10:30am (Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Stories, songs and a variety of other activities for children ages 4-6.

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