Jasper County Public Library

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.

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Santa Claus is Coming!
DeMotte
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am-2pm
All ages are invited to join us as we kick off the holiday season with this special visit.  Make some memories and bring along your camera!
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Drawing for Free Books
DeMotte
Monday, Nov. 24, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Sponsored by Friends of the DeMotte Library.
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Silent Auction
DeMotte
Monday, Nov. 24, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price.  Items up for bid are housed in a display case near the circulation desk. Sponsored by The Friends of the DeMotte Library.
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Story Time 2-5 yr
Rensselaer
Monday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. (Mondays, 10, 17, & 24 at 10 a.m.)
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Mondays, November 10, 17, and 24 at 10 a.m.  Library Kids and Toddlers alike are invited to the Rensselaer Library’s next Story Time, open to children age 2-5. We will have fun reading stories and doing a small craft.  Registration required, limit 12. Call 866-5881 to register.

 
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Grades 2-3 Book Discussion
Wheatfield
Monday, Nov. 24, 4:00-5:00 pm
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
Kids in grades 2-3 are invited to join us for our next book discussion of Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne. Books are available at the front desk of the Wheatfield Library. Registration is required to attend.
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The UFO Group
Rensselaer
Monday, Nov. 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Monday, November 24th 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. Registration required, limit 15. Call 866-5881 with any questions and to register. 

 
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Lapsit Story Time
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10am (Tuesdays, November 4th-25th, 10am)
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for 1 year olds & caregivers
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Friends of the Library Meeting
Wheatfield
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1:00 p.m.
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library invite all Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library to a meeting, held in the Meeting Room of the library on Tuesday, November 25 at 1 pm. Those wishing to eat together prior to the meeting will have lunch at 12 noon at Schnick’s.
               
For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.
 
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Lapsit Story Time
DeMotte
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10:00-10:30am (Wednesdays, Nov. 5-26, 10am)
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
A perfect introduction to the library for babies ages 6-23 months old. Lapsit consists of a variety of activities such as music and stories.
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Closed for Thanksgiving
All Locations
Thursday, Nov. 27,
The Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and be closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All three branches of JCPL will resume normal hours on Friday.
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Christmas Tree Walk
Rensselaer
Saturday, Nov. 29,
November 29th -December 23rd.  Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Walk.  Patrons are encouraged to come and vote (canned/boxed food item) for your favorite tree, which will be decorated by area organizations. Donated items will be delivered to our local Food Pantry in time for Christmas holidays.
 
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Drawing for Free Books
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 29, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Sponsored by Friends of the DeMotte Library.
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Silent Auction
DeMotte
Saturday, Nov. 29, (November 1-29)
The Friends of the DeMotte Library invite book collectors to name their price.  Items up for bid are housed in a display case near the circulation desk. Sponsored by The Friends of the DeMotte Library.
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West Room Writers Jr.
DeMotte
Monday, Dec. 1, 6-7pm
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Bring your creative energy, notebooks, pens, pencils and friends!
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DIY Stocking Stuffers
Rensselaer
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Register Online or call 219-866-5881.
Tuesday, December 2nd from 6-7:30 p.m.  Join us for DIY (Do it Yourself) Stocking Stuffers.  We will be making special handmade gifts to help fill your stockings at home.  Registration required, limit 12. Contact Melissa Widner at 866-5881 with any questions.
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Health Screenings
DeMotte
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 9-11am
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings and total cholesterol screenings for $5.  Flu shots are now available free of charge for Medicare and $25 for private pay.
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First Friday Story Time
DeMotte
Friday, Dec. 5, 10am
Register Online or call 219-987-2221.
Stories and other fun activities for patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities.
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Christmas Toddler Time
Wheatfield
Friday, Dec. 5, 10:30am
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for 2 year olds & caregivers
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Christmas Story Time
Wheatfield
Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am
Register Online or call 219-956-3774.
for children 3-5 years old
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Christmas Tree Walk
Rensselaer
Monday, Dec. 8,
November 29th -December 23rd.  Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Walk.  Patrons are encouraged to come and vote (canned/boxed food item) for your favorite tree, which will be decorated by area organizations. Donated items will be delivered to our local Food Pantry in time for Christmas holidays.
 
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