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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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Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 22,
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.
 
Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. (Mondays, December 8,15,22 & 29, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays 8,15,22 & 29th 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.

 
Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 22, 9 am-2 p.m.
Markeplace Insurance open enrollment is from November 15, 2014 thru February 15, 2015.  Barb Hickner who is a certified application counselor and Indian Navigator will be at the Rensselaer library every other Monday from 9 am to 2 pm, December 22, 2014 thru February 2, 2015. There a limited spots open.  If enrolling it will be 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.  If you just have questions there are 45 minute appts. Please bring information on the previous years income and the current employment information.  You must have an appointment scheduled to meet with Barb.  Call the library at 866-5881 to set up an appointment and see what is available.
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 24,
All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte, and Wheatfield, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the holidays.
           
All Locations
Thursday, Dec. 25,
All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte, and Wheatfield, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the holidays.
           
DeMotte
Saturday, Dec. 27, 9:30-11:00am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
December's Library Lego will include a special guest speaker who has written a book that he will share with the group.
Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. (Mondays, December 8,15,22 & 29, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays 8,15,22 & 29th 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.

 
DeMotte
Monday, Dec. 29, 4:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Free and open to grades 6-12, this film features Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites and is rated PG-13.
Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Monday, December 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 and to register. 

 
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 30th at 2 p.m.  Wear your P.J.'s and join us to watch the "Polar Express" and enjoy a magical train ride to the North Pole with cocoa and cookies.  No registration required. Call 866-5881 with any questions. 
All Locations
Wednesday, Dec. 31,
All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte, and Wheatfield, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the holidays.
           
All Locations
Thursday, Jan. 1,
All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte, and Wheatfield, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the holidays.
           
Rensselaer
Friday, Jan. 2,

In January, 2015 our Colts Gnome will be roaming the Rensselaer library. If you find him and note where he is  in the library, you can enter into a drawing each week to win a football, a hand-knitted scarf in Colts blue and white, and other prizes during this year’s run up to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1. You can enter once per week. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win! Look for this friendly garden fellow, coming to a library shelf near you! For more information, visit or call the Rensselaer Library, 866-5881.

DeMotte
Friday, Jan. 2, (January 2-31)
How well do you know your storybooks?  The clues will be within the picture, and it's up to you to guess which title is being portrayed.
DeMotte
Friday, Jan. 2, 10-10:30am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to join us for stories and other fun activities.
Game of the Month
Rensselaer
Friday, Jan. 2, 2-3:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Friday, January 2 from 2-3 p.m.  Come join the fun and check our which board game we will be playing this month at the library.  Game of the month will be held the first Friday of every month.  We will choose a different game each month.  Registration required, limit 12.  Call 866-5881 to register.
Rensselaer
Monday, Jan. 5,
January 5th thru March 2, 2015.  Join us for the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Adult winter reading program.  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 grand prize drawing. Looking for something different to read?  Choose a book from one of the Optional Categories to read.  The Grand prize drawing will be held Monday, March 2nd at 5 pm.  Participants need not be present to win.  We will also have weekly prize winners. 
 
DeMotte
Monday, Jan. 5, (January 2-31)
How well do you know your storybooks?  The clues will be within the picture, and it's up to you to guess which title is being portrayed.
DeMotte
Monday, Jan. 5, 2pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
It's time to "Let It Go" and bring your best singing voice to the "Frozen" Sing-Along!!
DeMotte
Monday, Jan. 5, 6-7pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Bring your creativity energy and explore the possibilities with us!
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