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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
Thursday, Nov. 1
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Nov. 4
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
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Marketplace Insurance Help
 Marketplace Insurance Help
Monday, Nov. 5
(Mondays, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 9am-2pm)

Rensselaer

Marketplace Insurance open enrollment is from November 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018.&nbs...read more

Magnificent Monday
10am
 Magnificent Monday
Monday, Nov. 5, 10am
DeMotte
Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to join us at the DeMotte Library for Magnificent Monday: National Railroad Month.
Bad Art Night
6pm
 Bad Art Night
Monday, Nov. 5, 6pm
DeMotte
Teens are welcome to participate in Bad Art Night where the goal is to create a bad piece of artwork.
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Story Time 3-5 yr olds
10:00am
 Story Time 3-5 yr olds
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, November 6, 13,20, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am 

or call 219-866-5881.
Health Screenings
9-11am
 Health Screenings
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 9-11am
DeMotte
Get a check of your health with free and low cost health screenings.
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Lapsit Story Time
10am
 Lapsit Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10am
(Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)

DeMotte
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.

or call 219-987-2221.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30-2:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30-2:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library for an afternoon each week.
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Game Day for All Ages
3:30-5:00pm
 Game Day for All Ages
Thursday, Nov. 8, 3:30-5:00pm
DeMotte
Celebrate International Games Week by playing Wii and card games at the library with your friends!
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Hogwarts Family Day @ The Wheatfield Library
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hogwarts Family Day @ The Wheatfield Library
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
Dress up as your favorite character and experience an afternoon of fun and magical Hogwarts actitivites, such as a sorting hat ceremony, discovering your patronus animal, have your wand pick YOU, try Butterbeer, etc. There will be a various opportunities for photos and there will be a prize for...read more

or call 219-956-3774.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Nov. 11
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
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Decorate our Heroes Tree
3:00pm
 Decorate our Heroes Tree
Monday, Nov. 12, 3:00pm
Rensselaer

In celebration of Veteran's Day this November, and in honor of those wh...read more

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Story Time 3-5 yr olds
10:00am
 Story Time 3-5 yr olds
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, November 6, 13,20, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am 

or call 219-866-5881.
Friends of the DeMotte Library Meeting
1pm
Friends of the DeMotte Library Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1pm
DeMotte
All Friends members and those wishing to become a member of the Friends of the Library are encouraged to attend.
Movie Matinee; Thank You for Your Service
2:00pm
Movie Matinee; Thank You for Your Service
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2:00pmMovie Matinee; Thank
Rensselaer
In recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed this year on November 12th, we will be showing a film about  a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq that struggle to integrate back i...read more

or call 219-866-5881.
Teen Tuesday
4:00-5:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
We will create a beautiful Fall centerpiece! 
For teens in 6th through 12th grade 

or call 219-866-5881.
Library Lego
6pm
 Library Lego
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6pm
DeMotte
Put your imaginations into first gear and create your best shapes out of Legos.
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Lapsit Story Time
10am
 Lapsit Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10am
(Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)

DeMotte
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.

or call 219-987-2221.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30-2:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12:30-2:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library for an afternoon each week.
Genealogy Help
6:00pm-7:30pm
 Genealogy Help
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Rensselaer

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th from 6-7:30 p.m.&nbs...read more

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4th Thursday Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1:00pm
Rensselaer
Reader's Recommendations by group members 

or call 219-866-5881.
Third Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
 Third Thursday
Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
All things Thanksgiving! Crafts and Treats! 
For kids in grades 1st through 5th 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Jim Gill Concert
10:30am
 Jim Gill Concert
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:30am
DeMotte
Folk music and family entertainer, Jim Gill will be performing at the DeMotte Library.
Wood Carving Class With Joe Zellon
1pm
Wood Carving Class With Joe Zellon
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1pm
DeMotte
Enjoy a wood carving demonstration and learn about the tools and techniques used in wood carving.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Nov. 18
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
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Marketplace Insurance Help
 Marketplace Insurance Help
Monday, Nov. 19
(Mondays, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 9am-2pm)

Rensselaer

Marketplace Insurance open enrollment is from November 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018.&nbs...read more

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
7:00pm
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Monday, Nov. 19, 7:00pm
Rensselaer

Please support your Friends group by attending!
*annual dues only $3 individual, $5 for family

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Story Time 3-5 yr olds
10:00am
 Story Time 3-5 yr olds
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, November 6, 13,20, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Story Time for 3-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am 

or call 219-866-5881.
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
2pm
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2pm
DeMotte
'Run' by Ann Patchett is the next selection for the DeMotte Library Book Discussion.
STEAM Workshop
4:00-5:00pm
 STEAM Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer

Registration required, begins Nov 20.
Super STEM - Grades K-3
4:30pm
 Super STEM - Grades K-3
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4:30pm
DeMotte
This program will encourage kids to brainstorm and have hands-on fun in group settings.

or call 219-987-2221.
Book Discussion - Evening Session
7pm
Book Discussion - Evening Session
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7pm
DeMotte
'Run' by Ann Patchett is the next selection for the DeMotte Library Book Discussion.
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Lapsit Story Time
10am
 Lapsit Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 10am
(Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)

DeMotte
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.

or call 219-987-2221.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30-2:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 12:30-2:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library for an afternoon each week.
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AS SEEN ON TV- Adult Preschool
2:00pm-4:00pm
 AS SEEN ON TV- Adult Preschool
Friday, Nov. 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Rensselaer

Don’t let the holidays stress you out. Get a reset on your life with this two-hour program filled with play, fun and zero responsibilities.

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or call 219-866-5881.
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Combat Coffee
10:30am-12:00pm
 Combat Coffee
Saturday, Nov. 24, 10:30am-12:00pmCombat Coffee
Rensselaer
THIS MONTH'S MEETING IS A SATURDAY! For those Veteran's that typically cannot make it during the week, come join us! 

Community Veterans are invited to join us for this opportunity ...read more

or call 219-866-5881.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Nov. 25
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
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Annual Christmas Tree Walk
 Annual Christmas Tree Walk
Monday, Nov. 26
(November 26-December 20)

Rensselaer

Staff of the Rensselaer Library Annual Christmas Tree Walk

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Coloring your stress away/The UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
Coloring your stress away/The UFO Group
Monday, Nov. 26, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
Coloring your stress away/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, Nov. 27, 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.
Super STEM - Ages 8-14
4:30pm
 Super STEM - Ages 8-14
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4:30pm
DeMotte
This program will encourage kids to brainstorm and have hands-on fun in group settings.

or call 219-987-2221.
Computer and Tablet Q&A
6:00pm
 Computer and Tablet Q&A
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:00pm
Rensselaer
Bring your portable technology to our monthly workshop where we will help with basic issues and questions.
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Lapsit Story Time
10am
 Lapsit Story Time
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10am
(Wednesdays, November 7-28, 10am)

DeMotte
Lapsit Story Time is a perfect introduction to the library for our youngest patrons, ages infant through 24 months.

or call 219-987-2221.
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
10:00am
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 10:00am
Rensselaer

Tin Roof Blowdown read more

The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30-2:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:30-2:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library for an afternoon each week.
Anime Club
5:30pm-7:00pm
 Anime Club
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer

In November, we’ll watch the dystopian film Patema Inverted. Come and enjoy anime and manga with others!
Open to young adults ages 15 and older, and adults ...read more


or call 219-866-5881.
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Create with Lego’s
5:00-6:30pm
 Create with Lego’s
Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:00-6:30pm
Rensselaer
Lego program for all ages 
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Friday, Nov. 30
(November 1-30)

DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.
 
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