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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, Sep. 19, 10am (Wednesday, September 5-26, 10am)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 11am (Wednesdays, September 5th-26th, 11am)
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 1pm (Wednesdays, Sept. 5-26, 1pm)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 6:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

Wednesday, September 19th @ 6 p.m.  Join us for Cook the Book. This session’s topic is Soups.  Soup’s on, come and enjoy good company and warm soup.  We choose the cookbooks; you choose and make a recipe to share on Wednesday, September 19th at 6 p.m.  Come to the front desk to see the cookbooks (or bring your own), use a Post-It note to mark which recipe you choose, and take a copy of the recipe home.  Prepare the recipe and bring it to share with the other participants.  All participants will discuss how easy or hard it was to make and what worked or didn’t work well. Best of all we get to sample new dishes and bring a copy of the recipes home to share with our families.  This is a FREE program and a great opportunity for cooks of all ages, skill levels and interests to share their love of cooking as well as eating. The library will provide a copy of the recipe and the plates, utensils, and a drink. The next Cook the Book program will be on December 19th  (Cookie & Candy Swap).  Registration required, limit 15.  Open to age Teen thru Adult, anyone under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Register online at www.myjcpl.org/events  or call 219-866-5881, contact Melissa Smith with any questions.

Thursday, Sep. 20, 2:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Free presentation by Cliff Havens 
Thursday, Sep. 20, 3pm (Thursdays, September 6th-27th, 3pm)
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
Thursday, Sep. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
1st to 4th graders are invited to join us in All Things Circus
Limit: 12
Contact Nancy with any questions at 866-5881
Thursday, Sep. 20, 5:00-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Join us for an all ages visit by the author, Shannon Anderson
Saturday, Sep. 22, 10:00 a.m.
or call 219-956-3774.
Starting in July we will begin celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series. Join us during the 3rd Saturday of the month for Harry Potter movie days.  On our first Saturday we'll show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  During the intermission between movies we'll have trivia contests and/or a simple craft for 30 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. Come for both, or just watch one movie, whatever works for you.

August 25th-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabhan and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
September 22nd-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
October 27th-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Parts I and II
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop/DeMotte
Monday, Sep. 24, 2:00-3:00 pm
or call 219-956-3774.
Join us as we read and discuss The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.  Copies of the book can be picked up at the front desk of the Wheatfield or DeMotte Library. Registration is required to attend and can be done online or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774. Sponsored by The Wheatfield Branch.
Monday, Sep. 24, 5:30pm-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Coloring your stress away/The UFO (Unfinished Object) Group
Come and go as you can 
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 1:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library hold monthly meetings, held in the library’s meeting rooms. All Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library are invited to attend these meetings at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:00-5:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.
Come explore the world of Littlebits Gizmos and Gadgets
For ages 2nd grade through 8th grade 
Limit: 8 
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 4:30pm
or call 219-987-2221.
STEM includes a variety of activities, including science, robotics, arts and crafts, exercise fun and more!
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm
or call 219-866-5881.
The number of Monarch Butterflies has greatly declined in recent decades.  At this program you will learn about the beautiful butterfly’s life cycle, its amazing migration to central Mexico each winter, growing milkweed its host plant, tagging Monarchs, and other ways you can help ensure their healthy future.  You will also learn when and where to view the most Monarchs each fall as they migrate south through Indiana.  Numbers this year should be the highest since 2008. Nature lover and photographer, Barb Lucas, will be presenting this fascinating program.  Come join fellow butterfly enthusiasts Tuesday, September 25th from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Rensselaer Library.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10:00am
or call 219-866-5881.

A History of God by Karen Armstrong

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 10am (Wednesday, September 5-26, 10am)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 11am (Wednesdays, September 5th-26th, 11am)
or call 219-956-3774.
for ages 3-5
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 1pm (Wednesdays, Sept. 5-26, 1pm)
or call 219-987-2221.
A half hour program designed for ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 5:30pm-7:00pm
or call 219-866-5881.

In September, join us as we watch the hit anime Yuri! On Ice. Come and enjoy anime and manga with others!
For ages 15 years and older 

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