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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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Limit by location:      Limit by audience:
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10am (Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)
or call 219-987-2221.
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12:30-2:30pm (Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)
Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library for an afternoon each week.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4pm
or call 219-956-3774.
Pete the Cat--The First Thanksgiving
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th from 6-7:30 p.m.  Find your story at your library.  Are you interested in researching your family history? You are invited to join us every month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, for Genealogy Help.  This monthly program is designed to help you learn how to search for your family history using the libraries free resources.  The library has free use in the library, of genealogy websites such as Ancestry, Heritage Quest and Fold3.  We also have a variety of Genealogy books available for check out and in house use.  All assistance is available on a first come, first served basis.  Registration is not required.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Smith at (219) 866-5881.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Reader's Recommendations by group members 
Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
All things Thanksgiving! Crafts and Treats! 
For kids in grades 1st through 5th 
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:30am
or call 219-987-2221.
Folk music and family entertainer, Jim Gill will be performing at the DeMotte Library.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1pm
or call 219-987-2221.
Enjoy a wood carving demonstration and learn about the tools and techniques used in wood carving.
Sunday, Nov. 18 (November 1-30)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
Monday, Nov. 19 (Mondays, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 9am-2pm)

Marketplace Insurance open enrollment is from November 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018.  Barb Hickner, who is a certified application counselor and Indiana Navigator will be at the Rensselaer Library on Monday, November 5th & 19th, and Monday, December 3rd & 10th, from 9 am to 2 pm. There are limited spots open.  If enrolling, it will be 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.  If you just have questions there are 45 minute appointments. Please bring information from the previous year’s income and current employment information.  You must have an appointment scheduled to meet with Barb.  Call the library at (219) 866-5881 to set up an appointment and see what time is available.  Contact Melissa Smith.

Monday, Nov. 19, 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, Nov. 19, 7:00pm

Please support your Friends group by attending!
*annual dues only $3 individual, $5 for family

***JUST IN: The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are now selling colorful totes for $8.00 each.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:00am (Tuesdays, November 6, 13,20, 10:00am )
or call 219-866-5881.
Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10am (Tuesdays, November 6th-27th, 10am)
or call 219-956-3774.
for babies 0-23 months along with a caregiver
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2pm
or call 219-987-2221.
'Run' by Ann Patchett is the next selection for the DeMotte Library Book Discussion.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

We will have a special guest Amara Sheldon from Purdue extension office present Artificial Intelligence. We will define the term artificial intelligence and describe how artificial intelligence’s make decisions. We will also use and compare two types of non-computer artificial intelligence systems to play a game.

For kids in grades 2nd through 8th 
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4pm
or call 219-956-3774.
for kids in grades K-5
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:30pm
or call 219-987-2221.
This program will encourage kids to brainstorm and have hands-on fun in group settings.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7pm
or call 219-987-2221.
'Run' by Ann Patchett is the next selection for the DeMotte Library Book Discussion.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10am (Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)
or call 219-987-2221.
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.
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