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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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Decorate our Hero Tree
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, November 11th at 11 a.m.  Please come join us as we celebrate all our veterans past and present.  Bring with you photos of your heroes, past or present service.  We will make ornaments and display them on our Hero Tree at the library in our Genealogy Dept. Refreshments will be served. Call Emily at 866-5881 with any questions.



F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Pianist Matthew Ball
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.

Recently featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” pianist, Matthew Ball, will share his beautifully honed talents during a free concert on Tuesday, November 11 from 5-7 pm.




Men’s Book Group
Rensselaer
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22nd at 10 a.m.  Join us for the Men's Book Group as we discuss Slaugherhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut  This is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.  Stop by the library and pick your copy up today. The Men's Book Group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Call 866-5881, contact Rachel Kuhn.

Story Time - Morning Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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, Oct. 22, 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.

Computers with Microsoft Word
Rensselaer
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Wednesday, October 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. Session 3 of Computer Boot Camp will cover how to use Microsoft Word. During this hour and a half session you will create your choice of a resume or personal letter, using your own information, and will learn how to format text, add an image, save and print your document. You will need to bring your information with you, including any photos you wish to use. Standard library printing costs (10 cents per page) apply. Registration required, limit 9. Contact Melissa Widner.

Story Time - Afternoon Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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
Wheatfield
Thursday, Oct. 23, 10:00 a.m.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Free and open to interested adults, this rated PG-13 film stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. For more information or movie title, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

4th Thursday Book Discussion
Rensselaer
Thursday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m.  Join us as we discuss the Books 2 Bridge the Region book.  Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear.Max is different from other children. Some people say he has Asperger’s, but most just say he’s “on the spectrum.” None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max unconditionally and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls.  Stop by by library and pick up your copy today.  Contact Rachel Kuhn at 866-5881.

Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds-Afternoon Session
Wheatfield
Thursday, Oct. 23, 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, Oct. 23, 4:00-5:00pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
"The View From Saturday" by E.L. Konigsburg will be discussed.  The characters "human-ness" offers readers someone to identify with and they quickly work their way into your hearts.

October Teen Book Club/Discussion
Wheatfield
Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join us as we read the Books to Bridge the Region selection Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks. Snacks will be provided.  Copies of the book can be picked up at the front desk of the Wheatfield Library.

Story Time 2-5 yr
Rensselaer
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. (Thursdays, October 9, 16, & 23, 6 p.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursdays, October 9, 16, and 23 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, Oct. 25, 9:30-11:00am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
In celebration of Fire Prevention Month, children ages 4-14 are invited to create all shapes "fire truck" with the Legos.

Prize Drawing for Books
DeMotte
Monday, Oct. 27, (October 1 -31)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are having a drawing for books during the month of October.  Titles have been chosen for the different age groups - children, young adult and adult.

Story Time 2-5 yr
Rensselaer
Monday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. (Mondays, October 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays, October 13-27 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. Story Time is every Monday except the first Monday. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

 

Toddler Time
Wheatfield
Monday, Oct. 27, 10:30am (Mondays, October 27th-November 17th, 10:30am)
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for 2 year old & caregiver

Grades 4-8 Book Discussion
Wheatfield
Monday, Oct. 27, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
In this very memorable story called The View From Saturday, readers will meet Mrs. Olinski, a sixth grade teacher at Epiphany Middle School who has been injured in an accident, resulting in partial paralysis. Selecting four students to be on the Academic Bowl Team, each student with attributes and anxieties of their own, proves to be beneficial to the class and Mrs. Olinski for more reasons than one.

Snacks will be served during the program.

UFO (Unfinished Object) Group
Rensselaer
Monday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Monday, October 27 at 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. 

 

Friends of the Library Meeting
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 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, October 28 at 1 pm. Those wishing to eat together prior to the meeting will have lunch at 12 noon at Marcella’s Pizzeria.
               
For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.
 

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