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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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Replica of President Lincoln’s coffin display
Replica of President Lincoln’s coffin display
Saturday, Jan. 19
(January 17-January 21, 2019)

Rensselaer

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Winter Book Sale
 Winter Book Sale
Saturday, Jan. 19
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite everyone to come to their Winter Book Sale held in the DeMotte Library Story Time Room from January 12-19
Winnie the Pooh Celebration
10am
 Winnie the Pooh Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10am
DeMotte
Celebrate Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne's birthday with us!
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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Jan. 21
(January 7-March 4)

All Locations
2019 JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program 
"Make Tracks to your Library" 

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Replica of President Lincoln’s coffin display
Replica of President Lincoln’s coffin display
Monday, Jan. 21
(January 17-January 21, 2019)

Rensselaer

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Combat Coffee
10:30am-12:00pm
 Combat Coffee
Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30am-12:00pmCombat Coffee
Rensselaer

Community Veterans are invited to join us for this opportunity for fellowship and obtaining resources in a...read more


or call 219-866-5881.
Magnificent Monday
1:00pm
 Magnificent Monday
Monday, Jan. 21, 1:00pm
Rensselaer

This program is for individuals with developmental disabilities

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or call 219-866-5881.
Paw Patrol Story Time
3pm
 Paw Patrol Story Time
Monday, Jan. 21, 3pm
Wheatfield
for ages 3-5


 

or call 219-956-3774.
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Hello Kitty Story Time
3pm
 Hello Kitty Story Time
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3pm
Wheatfield
for ages 3-5
 

or call 219-956-3774.
STEM Workshop
4:00-5:00pm
 STEM Workshop
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
Children in third grade and up are invited to join us in Magnet Mania! 
Registration limit: 12

or call 219-866-5881.
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4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
10:00am
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:00am
Rensselaer
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging read more
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
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Morning Movie
10:00 a.m.
 Morning Movie
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:00 a.m.Morning Movie
Wheatfield
Adults are invited to view "The Children Act" on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 a.m. In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical tre...read more
4th Thursday Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, Jan. 24, 1:00pm
Rensselaer

The Paris Architect read more


or call 219-866-5881.
After School Program
4pm
 After School Program
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4pm
Wheatfield
for grades K-5
STEM Open Lab
4:30pm
 STEM Open Lab
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:30pm
DeMotte
Give them a try!  Come test out our really cool STEM items.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Trivia Night is BACK!
6:00-9:00 p.m.
 Trivia Night is BACK!
Friday, Jan. 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
Beat the winter blues with our first Trivia Night of 2019 at the Wheatfield Library. Get out of the house, grab some friends or family members and join us for a little friendly competition. Refreshments will be served and registration is required to attend. Sign up with your team of 4 people. P...read more

or call 219-956-3774.
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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Jan. 28
(January 7-March 4)

All Locations
2019 JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program 
"Make Tracks to your Library" 

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Preschool STEM
10:30am
 Preschool STEM
Monday, Jan. 28, 10:30am
DeMotte
It's never too early for young minds to try their hand with STEM.

or call 219-987-2221.
Books and Coffee Club @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Books and Coffee Club @ Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
Monday, Jan. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop
This month we will be reading and discussing Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly based on the true story of the ladies who worked behind the scenes to get the first rockets  into space. Copies of the book will be available at the front desk of the Wheatfield and DeMotte Libr...read more

Create with Lego’s
5:00pm-6:30pm
 Create with Lego’s
Monday, Jan. 28, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Rensselaer
Come see what you can create with a bunch of Lego's!
This free and fun program is for all ages. 
Coloring your stress away/The UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Coloring your stress away/The UFO Group
Monday, Jan. 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
Coloring your STRESS Away with the UFO (Unfinished Object) Group 
Come and go as you can.

or call 219-866-5881.
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Computer and Tablet Q&A
2:00pm
 Computer and Tablet Q&A
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2:00pm
Rensselaer

Do you have tech questions about your laptop, tablet, smart phone or mobile device? Bring your dev...read more

Booktalk for Grades K-1
4pm
 Booktalk for Grades K-1
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4pm
Wheatfield
Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

or call 219-956-3774.
Computer and Tablet Q&A
6:00pm
 Computer and Tablet Q&A
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:00pm
Rensselaer

Do you have tech questions about your laptop, tablet, smart phone or mobile device? Bring your dev...read more

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

DeMotte
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
Anime Club
5:30pm-7:00pm
 Anime Club
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
January’s title will be winter-themed. Warm up with good company and enjoy anime and manga with others!
For ages 15 years old and older
Registration i...read more

or call 219-866-5881.
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Teen Book Club
4-4:30
 Teen Book Club
Thursday, Jan. 31, 4-4:30
Wheatfield
Teen Book Club
Thursday, January 31st from 4-4:30 for grades 6-12.
January's book discussion will be "Shatter Me" by Tahereh Mafi.
Books for this discussion are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield Library.
Registration is required to attend. Register at ...read more
  
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