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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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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Feb. 4
(January 7-March 4)

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

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Magnificent Monday
10am
 Magnificent Monday
Monday, Feb. 4, 10am
DeMotte
Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to help us celebrate National Pizza Day with a story and crafts.
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Lapsit 0-2 year old
10:00am
 Lapsit 0-2 year old
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Lap sit story time for 0-2 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Registration limit: 12 

or call 219-866-5881.
Teen Tuesday
4:00-5:00pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
Come and try your luck at "Crazy Minute to Win It" games! For 6th to 12th graders
Registration limit: 8

or call 219-866-5881.
Jr. Scribes Writer’s Group
6pm
Jr. Scribes Writer’s Group
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6pm
DeMotte
Do you like to write stories or poems?  This is the group for you!  Bring your creative energy, notebooks, pens, pencils and friends!
Health Screenings
9-11am
 Health Screenings
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 9-11am
DeMotte
Clinical Home Care of DeMotte will be offering free blood pressure and glucose screenings as well as total cholesterol screenings for $5.
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Toddler Time - Morning Session
10am
 Toddler Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10am
(Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
Story Time- Wednesday session
11am
 Story Time- Wednesday session
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11am
(Wednesdays, February 6th-27th, 11am)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

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

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Health Screenings
9:30-10:30 a.m.
 Health Screenings
Thursday, Feb. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wheatfield
Clinical Management Services of DeMotte will be offering health screenings at Wheatfield Library on Thursday, November 1st from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Blood pressure screening and blood sugar screening will be available at no cost, and cholesterol screening will be available for $5. For more ...read more
Story Time- Thursday session
3pm
 Story Time- Thursday session
Thursday, Feb. 7, 3pm
(Thursdays, February 7th-28th, 3pm)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
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Work One Career Service
9am-12pm
 Work One Career Service
Friday, Feb. 8, 9am-12pm
DeMotte
Work One of Rensselaer will be at the DeMotte Library to offer their career services.
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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Feb. 11
(January 7-March 4)

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

read more

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Lapsit 0-2 year old
10:00am
 Lapsit 0-2 year old
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Lap sit story time for 0-2 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Registration limit: 12 

or call 219-866-5881.
Library Lego
6pm
 Library Lego
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6pm
DeMotte
Ages 4-14 are invited to put their imaginations into first gear and create your best shapes out of Legos.
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Toddler Time - Morning Session
10am
 Toddler Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10am
(Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
Story Time- Wednesday session
11am
 Story Time- Wednesday session
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11am
(Wednesdays, February 6th-27th, 11am)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

DeMotte
Bring your projects and join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library.
Toddler Time - Afternoon Session
1pm
Toddler Time - Afternoon Session
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1pm
(Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, 1pm)

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
Genealogy Help
6:00pm-7:30pm
 Genealogy Help
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Rensselaer

Join us on Wednesday, February 13th from 6-7:30 p.m.  Find your story at your libr...read more

Anti-Valentine’s Day Program
6:00pm
Anti-Valentine’s Day Program
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:00pm
Rensselaer
Are you alone for Valentine’s Day? Come and celebrate your freedom from the mushy-gushy holiday! Decorate broken heart cookies, make a grumpy cat plushie, and other ...read more

or call 219-866-5881.
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Story Time- Thursday session
3pm
 Story Time- Thursday session
Thursday, Feb. 14, 3pm
(Thursdays, February 7th-28th, 3pm)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
Book Share!
6pm
 Book Share!
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6pm
DeMotte
Bring your favorite book and share with others what you loved about it!
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Natural Living with Essential Oils
7pm
Natural Living with Essential Oils
Friday, Feb. 15, 7pm
DeMotte
Learn how essential oils can impact your health and your family's well-being.
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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Feb. 18
(January 7-March 4)

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

read more

Combat Coffee
10:30am-12:00pm
 Combat Coffee
Monday, Feb. 18, 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, Feb. 18, 1:00pm
Rensselaer
This program is for individuals with developmental disabilities 
We will read a story or two and provide a craft 
Limit: 10 

or call 219-866-5881.
Friends of the Library Quarterly Meeting
7:00pm
Friends of the Library Quarterly Meeting
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:00pm
Rensselaer

*annual dues only $3 individual, $5 for family

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Lapsit 0-2 year old
10:00am
 Lapsit 0-2 year old
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:00am
(Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 10:00am )

Rensselaer
Lap sit story time for 0-2 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:00am.
Registration limit: 12 

or call 219-866-5881.
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
2pm
Book Discussion - Afternoon Session
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2pm
DeMotte
Join the Bookies of DeMotte as they review 'Hillbilly Elegy' by J. D. Vance.
Bloxels: Video Game Builder
6pm
 Bloxels: Video Game Builder
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6pm
DeMotte
Design a retro style game using Bloxels to create rooms and characters that can be played on our iPad.

or call 219-987-2221.
Book Discussion - Evening Session
7pm
Book Discussion - Evening Session
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7pm
DeMotte
Join the Bookies of DeMotte as they review 'Hillbilly Elegy' by J.D. Vance.
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Toddler Time - Morning Session
10am
 Toddler Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10am
(Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
Story Time- Wednesday session
11am
 Story Time- Wednesday session
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11am
(Wednesdays, February 6th-27th, 11am)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

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

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
STEAM Workshop
4:00-5:00pm
 STEAM Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
We will build and operate a Star Wars Droid! 
For third grade and up 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Story Time- Thursday session
3pm
 Story Time- Thursday session
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3pm
(Thursdays, February 7th-28th, 3pm)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
Third Thursday
4:00-5:00pm
 Third Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:00-5:00pm
Rensselaer
February Fun Days! 
We will be celebrating all the fun days in February! 
For 1st to 5th graders 
Limit: 12

or call 219-866-5881.
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Adult Winter Reading Program
 Adult Winter Reading Program
Monday, Feb. 25
(January 7-March 4)

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

read more

Preschool STEM
10:30am
 Preschool STEM
Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30am
DeMotte
It's never too early for young minds to try their hand with STEM.

or call 219-987-2221.
COLOR your stress Away w/UFO Group
5:30pm-7:00pm
COLOR your stress Away w/UFO Group
Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Rensselaer
COLOR your stress Away with the UFO (Unfinished Object) Group
Come and go as you can 
Limit: 15 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Toddler Time - Morning Session
10am
 Toddler Time - Morning Session
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10am
(Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, 10am)

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

or call 219-987-2221.
Men’s Book Group
10:00am
 Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 10:00am
Rensselaer
Story Time- Wednesday session
11am
 Story Time- Wednesday session
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11am
(Wednesdays, February 6th-27th, 11am)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
12:30pm
 The Gathering - Knit & Crochet
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 12:30pm
(Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm)

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

DeMotte
Toddlers, age 2 & 3, along with their caregivers, are invited to hear stories, make craft items, and enjoy other age appropriate activities.

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

In February, we’ll watch a romantic comedy anime. Come and enjoy anime and manga with o...read more


or call 219-866-5881.
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4th Thursday Book Discussion
1:00pm
 4th Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 28, 1:00pm
Rensselaer

Registration required, begins Feb 28.
Story Time- Thursday session
3pm
 Story Time- Thursday session
Thursday, Feb. 28, 3pm
(Thursdays, February 7th-28th, 3pm)

Wheatfield
for ages 3-5

or call 219-956-3774.
Super STEM - Grades K-5
4:30pm
 Super STEM - Grades K-5
Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:30pm
DeMotte
STEM includes a variety of activities, including food science, robotics, arts and crafts, exercise fun and more!  

or call 219-987-2221.
  
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