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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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Shop DeMotte & Win!
 Shop DeMotte & Win!
Sunday, Jul. 8
(July 6-August 5)

DeMotte
Check out a book with your library card and get a "receipt" for the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce 'Shop DeMotte & Win' event.
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 8
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for children entering grades K-5.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 8
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12.
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Shop DeMotte & Win!
 Shop DeMotte & Win!
Sunday, Jul. 15
(July 6-August 5)

DeMotte
Check out a book with your library card and get a "receipt" for the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce 'Shop DeMotte & Win' event.
JCPL at the Fair!
1:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Sunday, Jul. 15, 1:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 15
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for children entering grades K-5.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 15
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Monday, Jul. 16
(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!
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Monday, Jul. 16, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Combat Coffee
10:30am-12:30pm
 Combat Coffee
Monday, Jul. 16, 10:30am-12:30pmCombat Coffee
Rensselaer
Community Veterans are invited to join us for this opportunity for fellowship and obtaining resources in an effort to build a strong network among area Vets. Combat Coffee is a group created by a Vet and is a casual environment in which Veterans can connect through coffee, conversation, and camarade...read more
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Monday, Jul. 16, 10:30 am
(Mondays, July 2nd-23rd, 10:30am)

Wheatfield
for 2 year olds & adults

or call 219-956-3774.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Tuesday, Jul. 17
(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, Jul. 17
(June 12-July 30 )

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

 
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Silly Safari’s Animal Show
10:00am
Silly Safari’s Animal Show
Tuesday, Jul. 17
Rensselaer
Open to all ages
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Silly Safaris
1pm
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Silly Safaris
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 1pm
DeMotte
We are getting a visit from Alligator Aaron and his Silly Safaris exotic animals!
Summer Reading Program for grades k-5
3pm
Summer Reading Program for grades k-5
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 3pm
Wheatfield
Silly Safaris presents Amazon John
Book Discussion
7pm
 Book Discussion
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 7pm
DeMotte
Join the Bookies of DeMotte to review 'What Alice Forgot' by Liane Moriarty.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Wednesday, Jul. 18
(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, Jul. 18
(June 12-July30)

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


 
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Wednesday, Jul. 18
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for children entering grades K-5.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Wednesday, Jul. 18
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12.
Teen marbleized paper craft
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Teen marbleized paper craft
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For 6th through 12th grade
Wheatfield Lego Program
4-5p.m.
 Wheatfield Lego Program
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 4-5p.m.
Wheatfield
Wheatfield Lego Program
Wednesday, July 18th from 4-5p.m. for ages 6 and older.
Genealogy Help
6:00pm-7:30pm
 Genealogy Help
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Rensselaer
Wednesday, July 18th from 6-7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in researching their family history are invited to join us this month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, for Genealogy Help.  This monthly program is designed to help participants learn how to search for their family history using th...read more
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Thursday, Jul. 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!
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Thursday, Jul. 19, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Life Sized Pacman
1pm
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Life Sized Pacman
Thursday, Jul. 19, 1pm
DeMotte
Teens!! Join us as we play Life Sized Pacman! 
Summer Reading Program for teens, grades 6-12
2pm
Summer Reading Program for teens, grades 6-12
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2pm
Wheatfield
"Minute to Win It" games

or call 219-956-3774.
Outdoor Games
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Outdoor Games
Thursday, Jul. 19, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For Kindergarten through 5th grade
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Friday, Jul. 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!
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-9:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Friday, Jul. 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
Family Yoga Sessions
10am
 Family Yoga Sessions
Friday, Jul. 20, 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, Jul. 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!
JCPL at the Fair!
5:00-10:00 p.m.
 JCPL at the Fair!
Saturday, Jul. 21, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Jasper County Fairgrounds
Libraries Rock! this summer, and the week of the Jasper County Fair, July 14-21, the Jasper County Public Library will be rockin’ to the tune of meeting everyone who stops by the library’s booth, Sunday afternoon and every evening in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. All ages a...read more
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Shop DeMotte & Win!
 Shop DeMotte & Win!
Sunday, Jul. 22
(July 6-August 5)

DeMotte
Check out a book with your library card and get a "receipt" for the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce 'Shop DeMotte & Win' event.
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 22
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for children entering grades K-5.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Sunday, Jul. 22
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Monday, Jul. 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!
Toddler Time
10:30 am
 Toddler Time
Monday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
(Mondays, July 2nd-23rd, 10:30am)

Wheatfield
for 2 year olds & adults

or call 219-956-3774.
Color your stress away/The UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Color your stress away/The UFO Group
Monday, Jul. 23, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
Join us July 23rd from 5:30pm-7:00pm for some free fun. You may 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, Jul. 24
(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, Jul. 24
(June 12-July 30 )

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

 
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program K-5
Tuesday, Jul. 24
(June 12-July 30 )

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

 
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Tuesday, Jul. 24
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for children entering grades K-5.
Movie Sing
10:00am-12:00pm
 Movie Sing
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10:00am-12:00pm
Rensselaer
Open to all ages
Friends of the Library Meeting
1:00 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 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’ - Martial Arts & Party
1pm
Kids ’Libraries Rock’ - Martial Arts & Party
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 1pm
DeMotte
This year' Summer Reading Program wraps up with a Martial Arts demonstration and the finale prize drawing & party!
Summer Reading Program for grades k-5
3pm
Summer Reading Program for grades k-5
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 3pm
Wheatfield
Party & Prize Drawings
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Wednesday, Jul. 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!
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Wednesday, Jul. 25
(June 12-July30)

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


 
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program 6-12
Wednesday, Jul. 25
(June 12-July30)

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


 
Men’s Book Group
10:00am
 Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 10:00am
Rensselaer
Founding Faith by Steven Waldman
Teen bean bag tournament
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Teen bean bag tournament
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
For 6th through 12th grade
Anime Club
5:30pm-7:00pm
 Anime Club
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
In July, we’ll watch a classic that’s still going strong—Dragonball Z. Come and enjoy anime and manga with others!
For ages 15 and older
Registration is preferred but not required

or call 219-866-5881.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Thursday, Jul. 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!
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ Registration
Thursday, Jul. 26
DeMotte
Register here for the 'Libraries Rock' Summer Reading Program for teens entering grades 6-12.
Morning Movie
10:00 a.m.
 Morning Movie
Thursday, Jul. 26, 10:00 a.m.
Wheatfield
The power of forgiveness is the topic for the next Morning Movie Presentation, slated to be held at the Wheatfield Library on Thursday, July 26 @ 10 am. Free and open to all interested adults, this true story behind the chart topping hit by MercyMe features J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll and De...read more
4th Thursday Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, Jul. 26, 1:00pm
Rensselaer
Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

or call 219-866-5881.
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Ozobot Challenge and Party
1pm
Teen ’Libraries Rock’ - Ozobot Challenge and Party
Thursday, Jul. 26, 1pm
DeMotte
This year's Summer Reading Program concludes with an Ozobot Challenge and a Party & Prize Drawing!
Summer Reading Grand Finale
2:00pm-3:00pm
 Summer Reading Grand Finale
Thursday, Jul. 26, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Rensselaer
The Grand Finale to conclude the Summer Reading Program. There will be games, prizes, and freeze pops! Open to all ages.
Summer Reading Program for teens, grades 6-12
2pm
Summer Reading Program for teens, grades 6-12
Thursday, Jul. 26, 2pm
Wheatfield
Party & Prize Drawing

Registration required, begins Jul 19.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Friday, Jul. 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!
Family Yoga Sessions
10am
 Family Yoga Sessions
Friday, Jul. 27, 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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Harry Potter Double Feature Saturdays
10:00 a.m.
Harry Potter Double Feature Saturdays
Saturday, Jul. 28, 10:00 a.m.
Wheatfield
Starting in July we will begin celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter book series. Join us during the 3rd Saturday of the month for Harry Potter movie days.  On our first Saturday we'll show Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamb...read more

or call 219-956-3774.
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Shop DeMotte & Win!
 Shop DeMotte & Win!
Sunday, Jul. 29
(July 6-August 5)

DeMotte
Check out a book with your library card and get a "receipt" for the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce 'Shop DeMotte & Win' event.
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Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Adult Summer Reading "Libraries Rock!"
Monday, Jul. 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!
Books & Coffee Club Discussion at Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Books & Coffee Club Discussion at Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop
Monday, Jul. 30, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.
Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop
Join us on Monday, July 30th for our next Books & Coffee discussion at Somethin's Brewin' Coffee Shop in DeMotte. We will be discussing The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield and DeMotte Libraries. Registration...read more

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Computer Q & A
2:00-3:00pm
 Computer Q & A
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2:00-3:00pm
Rensselaer
‘Computer & Tablet Q & A’ at the Rensselaer Library is a free, informal workshop where all ages with tablets, laptops and other mobile devices are invited to bring their device and their questions along to the Rensselaer Library, where this hour long, monthly program is designed ...read more
Computer Q & A
6:00pm-7:00pm
 Computer Q & A
Tuesday, Jul. 31, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
‘Computer & Tablet Q & A’ at the Rensselaer Library is a free, informal workshop where all ages with tablets, laptops and other mobile devices are invited to bring their device and their questions along to the Rensselaer Library, where this hour long, monthly program is designed ...read more
    
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