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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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Family Movie Day
2:00pm
 Family Movie Day
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2:00pm
DeMotte
This animated, rated G film, stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jamie Foxx.  Free and open to children of all ages and their families.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Ren. Adult Summer Read
 Ren. Adult Summer Read
Monday, Aug. 4
Rensselaer
June 9nd – August 4th “Literary Elements”
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 ...read more
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"Literary Elements" Adult Reading Program
"Literary Elements" Adult Reading Program
Monday, Aug. 4
(June 9 - August 4)

DeMotte
Adults can check out reading material this summer and enter to win in a drawing for weekly prizes.
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Health Screenings
9:45-10:45 a.m.
 Health Screenings
Monday, Aug. 4, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Wheatfield
The Wheatfield Library invites adults to get a check of their health by coming to the library on Monday, August 4 from 9:45-10:45.
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Health Screenings
9:00-11:00am
 Health Screenings
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 9:00-11:00am
DeMotte
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings and total cholesterol screenings for $5.
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China Stories
10 a.m.
 China Stories
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.
Rensselaer
Wednesday, August 6th at 10 a.m.   Children ages 5 and up are welcome to join us for stories and activities related to China.  Lydia Chen from China will be joining us for this special story time.  Registration required, limit 12. Contact Nancy Phillips at 866-5881 with any quest...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Toddler Time - First Session
10:00am
 Toddler Time - First Session
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27 )

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Toddler Time - Second Session
11:00am
 Toddler Time - Second Session
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27)

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Teen Movie Day
2:00pm
 Teen Movie Day
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2:00pm
DeMotte
This rated PG-13 adventure film features Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  Free and open to grades 6-12.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Saturday, Aug. 9
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Monday, Aug. 11
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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Creative Writing Group
6:30-8:00pm
 Creative Writing Group
Monday, Aug. 11, 6:30-8:00pm
DeMotte
A fun way to explore and develop your writing skills.  Adult writing group for those 18 and older.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Tuesday, Aug. 12
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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Book Discussion
1:00 p.m.
 Book Discussion
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
The Wheatfield Library invites all interested adults to read and review The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin on Tuesday, August 12 @ 1 pm.
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
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Tuesday Night Movie
5:30 p.m.
 Tuesday Night Movie
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Rensselaer
Tuesday, August 12th at 5:30 p.m.  Join us for the movie based on a very popular book about a young boy who suffers a near death experience in which he claims to have visited heaven. Come and see if you think the boys trip to heaven is for real. Starring Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly....read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Wednesday, Aug. 13
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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Blood Pressure Screening
10-10:30 a.m.
 Blood Pressure Screening
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10-10:30 a.m.
Rensselaer
Wednesday, August 13th from 10-10:30 p.m.  Free Blood Pressure Screenings are available at the Rensselaer Library. Open to all interested adults and provided by Jasper County Hospital Home Health, no appointment is necessary and screenings are done on a first come, first served basis.  Fre...read more
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Toddler Time - First Session
10:00am
 Toddler Time - First Session
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 10:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27 )

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Toddler Time - Second Session
11:00am
 Toddler Time - Second Session
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 11:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27)

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Thursday, Aug. 14
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Friday, Aug. 15
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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BOOK SALE
 BOOK SALE
Saturday, Aug. 16
(August 9-16)

DeMotte
The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Monday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Rensselaer
Monday, August 18th at 7 p.m.  Join us for the Friends Quarterly Meeting. Become a Friend of the Library.  Annual dues only $3 for a individual and $5 for a family. Friends sponsor programs and volunteer at the library.  PLEASE show your support by attending the quarterly me...read more
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Book Discussion
2:00pm or 7:00pm
 Book Discussion
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2:00pm or 7:00pm
DeMotte
The "Bookies" next selection is "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe.  Join us in reviewing this moving story.
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CPR Class
3:30-6:30 p.m.
 CPR Class
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Wheatfield
The Wheatfield Library will be offering a CPR Training Class on Tuesday, August 19 from 3:30-6:30 pm.
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Toddler Time - First Session
10:00am
 Toddler Time - First Session
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27 )

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Toddler Time - Second Session
11:00am
 Toddler Time - Second Session
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 11:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27)

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Senior Movie Matinee
2:00pm
 Senior Movie Matinee
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2:00pm
DeMotte
Free and open to all adults, this film is rated PG-13 and features Jude Law and Ed Norton.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Library Lego
9:30-11:00am
 Library Lego
Saturday, Aug. 23, 9:30-11:00am
DeMotte
Kids age 4-14 are invited to begin the school year by creating "all things school" out of Legos.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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UFO (Unfinished Object ) Group
5:30-7 p.m.
 UFO (Unfinished Object ) Group
Monday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
Rensselaer
Monday, August 25th from 5:30-7 p.m. (come and go as you can).  Join us on the last Monday of the month. Carve out time in your hectic schedule and come to the library to work on your unfinished Christmas or craft project, all while visiting with fellow crafters. All ages are welcome. Regi...read more
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Friends of the Library Meeting
1:00 p.m.
 Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
All are welcome to join the Friends of the Library on Tuesday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m.
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Wild Foods
6-7 p.m.
  Wild Foods
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m.
Rensselaer
Tuesday, August 26th from 6-7 p.m.  Join us and come sample and learn about edible plants in your own backyard.  Registration required, limit 10.  Contact Melissa Widner with any questions.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
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Toddler Time - First Session
10:00am
 Toddler Time - First Session
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27 )

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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Toddler Time - Second Session
11:00am
 Toddler Time - Second Session
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 11:00am
(Wednesdays, August 6,13,20,27)

DeMotte
A wonderful introduction to the library and promotes reading, the love of books, and social interaction.
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
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4th Thurs. Book Discussion
1 p.m.
 4th Thurs. Book Discussion
Thursday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m.
Rensselaer
Thursday, August 28th at 1 p.m. Join us as we discuss The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. A...read more
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