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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.




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.
 

Story Time - Morning Session
DeMotte
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 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. 29, 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, Oct. 29, 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.

Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds-Afternoon Session
Wheatfield
Thursday, Oct. 30, 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.

Halloween After School Program
Wheatfield
Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-5pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for kids in grades k-5

Halloween Party & Story Time
Rensselaer
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Thursday, October 30 at 6-6:45 p.m.  Children ages Pre-K thru 3rd grade are invited to join us. We are having a special Halloween Party & Story Time.  Come dressed in your costume (optional) and join us for story and decorate a pumpkin cookie. Registration required, limit 20.  Call 866-5881 with any questions. Contact Nancy Phillips.

Prize Drawing for Books
DeMotte
Friday, Oct. 31, (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.

Drawing for Free Books
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 1, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Sponsored by Friends of the DeMotte Library.

Silent Auction
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 1, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price.  Items up for bid are housed in a display case near the circulation desk. Sponsored by The Friends of the DeMotte Library.

Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Rensselaer
Saturday, Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Saturday, November 1st  from 1-3 p.m.  Children ages 3 to 9.  Join us and dress up in your finery.  We will have tea and refreshments followed by a story and craft.  There will also be raffle prizes. Registration required, limit 12.  Contact Janice or Nancy at 866-5881 or register online.

Drawing for Free Books
DeMotte
Monday, Nov. 3, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Sponsored by Friends of the DeMotte Library.

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