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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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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 10
(March 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 17
(March 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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Lapsit Story Time
10am
 Lapsit Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10am
(Tuesdays, March 5th-April 2nd, 10am)

Wheatfield
for babies 0-23 months along with a caregiver

or call 219-956-3774.
Story Time 3-5 yr olds
10:00am
 Story Time 3-5 yr olds
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, March 5, 12,19, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays, March 5, 12, and 19 at 10:00am 
Registration Limit: 12 
Contact Janice or Nancy with any questions at 866-5881 

or call 219-866-5881.
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
2pm
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2pm
DeMotte
Join the Bookies of DeMotte as they review 'The Book of Speculation' by Erika Swyler.
STEAM Workshop
4:00-5:00pm
 STEAM Workshop
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer

We will continue where we left off in February experimenting with our Star Wars Droid!
 


or call 219-866-5881.
Book Discussion - Evening Session
7pm
Book Discussion - Evening Session
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 7pm
DeMotte
Join the Bookies of DeMotte as they review 'The Book of Speculation' by Erika Swyler.
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Story Time - Morning Session
10am
 Story Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 10am
(Wednesdays, March 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Introduce your children to the love of books and the magic of stories,

or call 219-987-2221.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
Story Time - Afternoon Session
1pm
 Story Time - Afternoon Session
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 1pm
(Wednesdays, March 6-27, 1pm)

DeMotte
Introduce your children to the love of books and the magic of stories,

or call 219-987-2221.
Cook the Book: Tasty Cookbooks
6:00pm
 Cook the Book: Tasty Cookbooks
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6:00pm
Rensselaer

Join us for Cook the Book. This session’s topic is Tasty Cookbooks, a YouTube cooking phenomenon.   Almost all of their recipes on YouTube...read more

Beginner’s Line Dancing
6pm
 Beginner’s Line Dancing
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 6pm
(Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm)

DeMotte
Adults are invited to learn the steps and movements that will get you out on the dance floor at your next event or party.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Third Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
 Third Thursday
Thursday, Mar. 21, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
Celebrating all things Spring
For ages 1st through 5th grade 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Social Club for Young Adults on the Spectrum
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Social Club for Young Adults on the Spectrum
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
Social Club is for independent adults, 18 and over, who are on the autism spectrum and would like to meet others, make friends and explore shared interests. The first meeting will allow us to get to know each other a little better and to discuss what kind of activities and programs in which you woul...read more

or call 219-956-3774.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 24
(March 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price during a Silent Auction.
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Preschool STEM
10:30am
 Preschool STEM
Monday, Mar. 25, 10:30am
DeMotte
Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited to Preschool STEM.  

Books & Coffee Club @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Cafe
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Books & Coffee Club @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Cafe
Monday, Mar. 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Somethin's Brewin' Cafe
Join us on Monday, Mar. 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop for our next book discussion of
The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope Stokes. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield and...read more

COLOR your stress Away w/UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
COLOR your stress Away w/UFO Group
Monday, Mar. 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
Color yout stress away with the UFO (Unfinished Object) Group. Come and go as you can! 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Friends of the Library Meeting
1:00 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
All Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library are invited to attend.
Computer and Tablet Q&A
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Computer and Tablet Q&A
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer

 ‘Computer & Tablet Q & A’...read more

Computer and Tablet Q&A
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Computer and Tablet Q&A
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer

 ‘Computer & Tablet Q & A’...read more

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Story Time - Morning Session
10am
 Story Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10am
(Wednesdays, March 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Introduce your children to the love of books and the magic of stories,

or call 219-987-2221.
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
10:00am
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10:00am
Rensselaer

At Home: A Short History of Private Life  ...read more

The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
Story Time - Afternoon Session
1pm
 Story Time - Afternoon Session
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1pm
(Wednesdays, March 6-27, 1pm)

DeMotte
Introduce your children to the love of books and the magic of stories,

or call 219-987-2221.
Anime Club
5:30pm-7:00pm
 Anime Club
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer

In March, we'll watch a gaming/RPG-themed anime. Come for some good com...read more


or call 219-866-5881.
Beginner’s Line Dancing
6pm
 Beginner’s Line Dancing
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6pm
(Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm)

DeMotte
Adults are invited to learn the steps and movements that will get you out on the dance floor at your next event or party.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Morning Movie
10:00 a.m.
 Morning Movie
Thursday, Mar. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Wheatfield
Adults are invited to enjoy a free, PG-13 film at the Wheatfield Library on Thursday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m.
4th Thursday Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, Mar. 28, 1:00pm
Rensselaer

Who Let the Dog Out? ...read more


or call 219-866-5881.
Super STEM - Grades K-5
4:30pm
 Super STEM - Grades K-5
Thursday, Mar. 28, 4:30pm
DeMotte
This program will encourage kids to brainstorm and have hands-on fun in group setttings.

or call 219-987-2221.
LEGO Building Day
5:00-6:30pm
 LEGO Building Day
Thursday, Mar. 28, 5:00-6:30pm
Rensselaer
Come and see what you can create using LEGOS! 
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Homeschool Adventure - Ireland
1:30pm
 Homeschool Adventure - Ireland
Friday, Mar. 29, 1:30pm
DeMotte
Explore Ireland with us with stories, games, crafts and activities all related to the theme.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Saturday, Mar. 30
(March 1-30)

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