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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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"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
Sunday, Jun. 17
DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades K-5.  We have some great programs lined up!
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
Sunday, Jun. 17
(June 4-30)

DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades 6-12.  Bring your friends!
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Sunday, Jun. 17
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Sunday, Jun. 17
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
Silent Book Auction
 Silent Book Auction
Sunday, Jun. 17
(June 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors and enthusiasts to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Tuesday, Jun. 19
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Tuesday, Jun. 19
(June 12-July 30 )

Rensselaer
Sign-up for Summer Reading. Begins June 12th through July 30th.

 
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Tuesday, Jun. 19
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Tuesday, Jun. 19
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
Storyteller Chris Fascione
10:00am
 Storyteller Chris Fascione
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 10:00am
Rensselaer
Open to all ages
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Juggler/Storyteller
1pm
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Juggler/Storyteller
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 1pm
DeMotte
Be fascinated and entertained by Juggler/Storyteller, Chris Fascione. 
Summer Reading Program for K-5
3pm
 Summer Reading Program for K-5
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 3pm
Wheatfield
Juggler/Entertainer Chris Fascione
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Wednesday, Jun. 20
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Wednesday, Jun. 20
(June 12-July30)

Rensselaer
Sign-up for Summer Reading. Begins June 12th through July 30th.


 
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Wednesday, Jun. 20
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Wednesday, Jun. 20
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
Summer Toddler Time - ages 2-4
1pm
 Summer Toddler Time - ages 2-4
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 1pm
(Wednesdays, June 6-27, 1pm)

DeMotte
Held in the Children's Area of the library. Each program will relate to the Summer Reading theme, 'Libraries Rock'!
Teens make your own fossils
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Teens make your own fossils
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For 6th through 12th grade.
Cook the Book: Trim Healthy Mama
6:00pm
Cook the Book: Trim Healthy Mama
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 6:00pm
Rensselaer
Wednesday, June 20th @ 6 p.m.  Join us for Cook the Book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbooks. Do you love to cook?  This session’s topic is Trim Healthy Mama Cookbooks. We choose the cookbooks; you choose and make a recipe to share on Wednesday, June 20th at 6 p.m.  Come to th...read more

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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Thursday, Jun. 21
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Thursday, Jun. 21
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Thursday, Jun. 21
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Exercise to Music
1pm
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Exercise to Music
Thursday, Jun. 21, 1pm
DeMotte
The Teen Libraries Rock Summer Reading program continues with a rockin' good time with Exercise to Music.
Kids make your own fossils
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Kids make your own fossils
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Bingo
2pm
 Bingo
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2pm
Wheatfield
for teens in grades 6-12

or call 219-956-3774.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Friday, Jun. 22
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Friday, Jun. 22
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Friday, Jun. 22
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
Family Yoga Sessions
10am
 Family Yoga Sessions
Friday, Jun. 22, 10am
DeMotte
The DeMotte Library invites families and children of all ages to get their groove on and enjoy weekly sessions of Summer Family Yoga.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Saturday, Jun. 23
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, K-5
Saturday, Jun. 23
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades kindergarten - 5th grade

or call 219-956-3774.
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Registration, grades 6-12
Saturday, Jun. 23
Wheatfield
for kids entering grades 6th-12th

or call 219-956-3774.
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"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
Sunday, Jun. 24
DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades K-5.  We have some great programs lined up!
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
Sunday, Jun. 24
(June 4-30)

DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades 6-12.  Bring your friends!
Silent Book Auction
 Silent Book Auction
Sunday, Jun. 24
(June 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors and enthusiasts to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Monday, Jun. 25
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Story Time for 3-5 years old--10am session
10am
Story Time for 3-5 years old--10am session
Monday, Jun. 25, 10am
(Mondays, June 4th-25th, 10am)

Wheatfield

or call 219-956-3774.
Story Time for 3-5 years old--11am session
11am
Story Time for 3-5 years old--11am session
Monday, Jun. 25, 11am
(Mondays, June 4th-25th, 11am)

Wheatfield

or call 219-956-3774.
Books & Coffee Discussion @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Books & Coffee Discussion @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
Monday, Jun. 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop
Join us as we read and discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.We will meet at Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop in DeMotte. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield and DeMotte Library.

Wheatfield’s Maker Monday
4-5 p.m.
 Wheatfield’s Maker Monday
Monday, Jun. 25, 4-5 p.m.
Wheatfield
Maker Monday
June 25th from 4-5 p.m for grades 1-8
Must register to atttend. Register at www.myjcpl.org/events, or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

or call 219-956-3774.
Lean & Limber Exercise Class
5pm
 Lean & Limber Exercise Class
Monday, Jun. 25, 5pm
(Mondays, June 4-25, 5pm)

DeMotte
Relaxing, smooth stretching and low impact movements are a great way to limber up and feel healthy and stress-free.
Color your stress away/The UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Color your stress away/The UFO Group
Monday, Jun. 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
Color your stress away/ The UFO (Unfunished Object)Group
Come and go as you can

or call 219-866-5881.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Tuesday, Jun. 26
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Tuesday, Jun. 26
(June 12-July 30 )

Rensselaer
Sign-up for Summer Reading. Begins June 12th through July 30th.

 
Steve Belliveau Science of Sound
10:00am
Steve Belliveau Science of Sound
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:00am
Rensselaer
Open to all ages.
Friends of the Library Meeting
1:00 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
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.
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Science of Sound
1pm
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Science of Sound
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 1pm
DeMotte
Magician/Engineer, Steve Belliveau will entertain and educate those in attendance about the science of sound.
Summer Reading Program for K-5
3pm
 Summer Reading Program for K-5
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 3pm
Wheatfield
Magician/Engineer Steve Belliveau
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Wednesday, Jun. 27
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Wednesday, Jun. 27
(June 12-July30)

Rensselaer
Sign-up for Summer Reading. Begins June 12th through July 30th.


 
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
10:00am
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:00am
Rensselaer
The botany of desire: a plant's eye view of the world  by Michael Pollan
Summer Toddler Time - ages 2-4
1pm
 Summer Toddler Time - ages 2-4
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 1pm
(Wednesdays, June 6-27, 1pm)

DeMotte
Held in the Children's Area of the library. Each program will relate to the Summer Reading theme, 'Libraries Rock'!
Wii Dance Party
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Wii Dance Party
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For 6th through 12th grade.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Thursday, Jun. 28
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Morning Movie
10:00 a.m.
 Morning Movie
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Wheatfield
Deployed to Afghanistan after the September 11th attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, Special Forces Green Berets find themselves up against the Taliban and an Afghan warlord in the next Morning Movie Presentation, slated to be held at the Wheatfield Library on Thursday, June 28 @ 10 ...read more
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Black Light Painting
1pm
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Black Light Painting
Thursday, Jun. 28, 1pm
DeMotte
Read books and earn the chance to win prizes, as well as attend a fun program.
4th Thurs Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thurs Book Discussion
Thursday, Jun. 28, 1:00pm
Rensselaer
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

or call 219-866-5881.
Make musical instruments
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Make musical instruments
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Teen Craft Day
2pm
 Teen Craft Day
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2pm
Wheatfield
for teens in grades 6-12

Registration required, begins Jun 21.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Friday, Jun. 29
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
Family Yoga Sessions
10am
 Family Yoga Sessions
Friday, Jun. 29, 10am
DeMotte
The DeMotte Library invites families and children of all ages to get their groove on and enjoy weekly sessions of Summer Family Yoga.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Saturday, Jun. 30
(June 4-July 30)

All Locations
Weekly Prize drawing!
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 the 8 weekly prize drawings. (Held each Monday morning)…including our Grand Prize Drawing on July 30th!
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades K-5
Saturday, Jun. 30
DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades K-5.  We have some great programs lined up!
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program - grades 6-12
Saturday, Jun. 30
(June 4-30)

DeMotte
Registration will begin on June 4 for our "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program. Open to children entering grades 6-12.  Bring your friends!
Silent Book Auction
 Silent Book Auction
Saturday, Jun. 30
(June 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors and enthusiasts to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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