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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.

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National Library Week @ DeMotte Library
National Library Week @ DeMotte Library
Friday, Apr. 18
(April 14-19)

DeMotte
This special event will be observed with random prize drawings and a coloring contest for children ages 3-11.  We are also launching a new service that will provide a variety of e-magazines for in-house use on the library's iPads.
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National Library Week
 National Library Week
Friday, Apr. 18
Rensselaer
Come on in and visit the Rensselaer Library.  We will have daily giveaways and also a coloring contest for ages 3-11. We will also be launching our in house iPad for viewing a variety of magazines.
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
3 p.m.
 Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Apr. 18, 3 p.m.
Rensselaer
Friday, April 18th.  Drop off at 3 p.m.  and pick up Saturday, April 19th.  The Rensselaer Library is inviting your favorite stuffed animals over for a sleepover! Just imagine all of the shenanigans the animals will get into at the library after hours.  The sleepover adventures w...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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National Library Week @ DeMotte Library
National Library Week @ DeMotte Library
Saturday, Apr. 19
(April 14-19)

DeMotte
This special event will be observed with random prize drawings and a coloring contest for children ages 3-11.  We are also launching a new service that will provide a variety of e-magazines for in-house use on the library's iPads.
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National Library Week
 National Library Week
Saturday, Apr. 19
Rensselaer
Come on in and visit the Rensselaer Library.  We will have daily giveaways and also a coloring contest for ages 3-11. We will also be launching our in house iPad for viewing a variety of magazines.
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Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt
 Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Apr. 21
( April 7th, 14, 21 & 30)

Rensselaer
All Children ages Pre-school to 12 yrs old stop by the Rensselaer Library and see why “The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake…” Under the sea is the theme for April at the Rensselaer Library, and during the entire month, we invite children of...read more
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Monday, Apr. 21, 10 a.m.
(Mondays, April 14th, 21st & 28th at 10 a.m.)

Rensselaer
Mondays, April 14th, 21st and 28th 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

 
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Toddler Time for 2 Year Olds
10:30-11 a.m.
 Toddler Time for 2 Year Olds
Monday, Apr. 21, 10:30-11 a.m.
Wheatfield
Children who are 2 years old, along with their caregiver, are invited to the Wheatfield Library for the next Toddler Time session. We will offer stories, crafts and other age appropriate activities. Due to limited space, please make other arrangements for children not signed up for the program.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
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Story Time
6 p.m.
 Story Time
Monday, Apr. 21, 6 p.m.
(Mondays, April 14th, 21st & 28th at 6 p.m.)

Rensselaer
Mondays, April 14th, 21st and 28th 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.
 
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Wheatfield Friends of the Library meeting
1:00 pm
Wheatfield Friends of the Library meeting
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 1:00 pm
Wheatfield
There will be no meeting this month due to lack of business and some member absences.  The next meeting will be May 27th.
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Basic Internet /Web Navigation
2-3:30 p.m.
 Basic Internet /Web Navigation
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Rensselaer
Tuesday, April 22 from 2-3:30 p.m.  Learn to explore the internet starting with the library’s website and visit the most popular websites in the world. Learn tips and tricks to navigate web pages and search for information you need. Class will touch on Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Am...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Grade 4-5 Book Discussion
4-5 pm
 Grade 4-5 Book Discussion
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 4-5 pm
Wheatfield
Kids in grades 4-5 are invited to the Wheatfield Library for our next book discussion which will be Scat by Carl Hiaasen.  Snacks will be provided. Books are available at the front desk.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
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Adventure: The Titanic age 7-12
5-6 p.m.
 Adventure: The Titanic age 7-12
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 5-6 p.m.
Rensselaer
Tuesday, April 22nd at 5-6:00 p.m. ages 7-12.    The fateful trip of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 has captured our interest for over 100 years. The Rensselaer Library invites children and teens ages 7-12  to ...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Searching Online Resources Class
5:30-7:30 pm
Searching Online Resources Class
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 5:30-7:30 pm
Rensselaer
Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Explore the library’s free online educational resources, including INSPIRE, Learning Express Library, Opposing Viewpoints and World Book Online. Discover quality, fully-citable resources for term papers and school projects. Learn how to research with...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Exploring the Titanic age 13 and up
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Exploring the Titanic age 13 and up
Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Rensselaer
Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30-7:30 p.m. ages 13 and up.    The fateful trip of the Titanic on April 15, 1912 has captured our interest for over 100 years. The Rensselaer Library invites children and teens ages 1...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Lapsit Story Time
10:00-10:30am
 Lapsit Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 10:00-10:30am
(Wednesdays, April 2-23, 10:00am)

DeMotte
A variety of activities, such as music, stories and other fun activities for babies ages 6-23 months old, along with their caregiver.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Overdrive e-books Class
2 p.m.
 Overdrive e-books Class
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2 p.m.
Rensselaer
Wednesday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. All interested adults/children are invited to learn how to download e-books using Overdrive to a mobile device or e-reader by attending Learn How to Download e-books Using Overdrive, offered at the Rensselaer Library on Wednesday, April 23rd. Two stan...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Overdrive e-books Class
5:30 pm
 Overdrive e-books Class
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 5:30 pm
Rensselaer
Wednesday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. All interested adults/children are invited to learn how to download e-books using Overdrive to a mobile device or e-reader by attending Learn How to Download e-books Using Overdrive, offered at the Rensselaer Library on Wednesday, April 23rd. Two s...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Morning Movie Presentation
10:00 am
 Morning Movie Presentation
Thursday, Apr. 24, 10:00 am
Wheatfield
Movie title to be announced

All interested adults are invited to attend
Beverages and popcorn will be served.
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4th Thurs. Book Discussion
1 p.m.
 4th Thurs. Book Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 24, 1 p.m.
Rensselaer
Thursday, April 24th at 1 p.m.  Join us as we read the classic Persuasion by Jane Austin. It has been eight years since Anne Eliot took the advice of her friend, Lady Russel and refused to marry her sweetheart, the penniless Captain Wentworth. Anne resigns herself to liv...read more
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April Teen Book Discussion
4-5 p.m.
 April Teen Book Discussion
Thursday, Apr. 24, 4-5 p.m.
Wheatfield
Best friends and unofficial brothers since they were six, ninth graders T.C. and Augie have got the world figured out. But all that changes when both friends fall in love for the first time.  Told in alternating perspectives, this is the hilarious and touching story of their most excellent year...read more
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
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Afternoon Adventure Club
4:00-5:00pm
 Afternoon Adventure Club
Thursday, Apr. 24, 4:00-5:00pm
DeMotte
The theme for the April meeting is poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Month.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Library Lego
9:30-11:00am
 Library Lego
Saturday, Apr. 26, 9:30-11:00am
DeMotte
Children age 4-14 will enjoy transforming their Legos into a favorite fairy tale shape or character.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Monday, Apr. 28, 10 a.m.
(Mondays, April 14th, 21st & 28th at 10 a.m.)

Rensselaer
Mondays, April 14th, 21st and 28th 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

 
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Toddler Time for 2 Year Olds
10:30-11 a.m.
 Toddler Time for 2 Year Olds
Monday, Apr. 28, 10:30-11 a.m.
Wheatfield
Children who are 2 years old, along with their caregiver, are invited to the Wheatfield Library for the next Toddler Time session. We will offer stories, crafts and other age appropriate activities. Due to limited space, please make other arrangements for children not signed up for the program.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
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Story Time
6 p.m.
 Story Time
Monday, Apr. 28, 6 p.m.
(Mondays, April 14th, 21st & 28th at 6 p.m.)

Rensselaer
Mondays, April 14th, 21st and 28th 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. Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.
 
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Rummage Sale
4:00-7:00pm
 Rummage Sale
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4:00-7:00pm
(April 29, 4-7pm & April 30 9am-2pm)

DeMotte
Many household items, jewelry, outdoor planters, pictures, holiday decorations and miscellaneous items for sale at bargain prices.
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Making videos with iPads
5:30-7:30 pm
 Making videos with iPads
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm
Rensselaer
Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Explore the library’s free online educational resources, including INSPIRE, Learning Express Library, Opposing Viewpoints and World Book Online. Discover quality, fully-citable resources for term papers and school projects. Learn how to research wit...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Rummage Sale
9:00am-2:00pm
 Rummage Sale
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 9:00am-2:00pm
(April 29, 4-7pm & April 30 9am-2pm)

DeMotte
Many household items, jewelry, outdoor planters, pictures, holiday decorations and miscellaneous items for sale at bargain prices.
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Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt
 Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Apr. 30
( April 7th, 14, 21 & 30)

Rensselaer
All Children ages Pre-school to 12 yrs old stop by the Rensselaer Library and see why “The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake…” Under the sea is the theme for April at the Rensselaer Library, and during the entire month, we invite children of...read more
   
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