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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
Sunday, Mar. 3
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction!
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2024 Winter Read Where We Come From
2024 Winter Read Where We Come From
Monday, Mar. 4
All Locations
Register on Beanstack and keep track of the minutes you read. We will have weekly prizes and a grand prize. 
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Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
10:00 am
 Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:00 am
Rensselaer
Come and enjoy a story or two, and crafts songs and fingerplays!

or call 219-866-5881.
Lap Sit Story Time
10am
 Lap Sit Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10am
(Tuesdays, March 5th-26th, 10am)

Wheatfield
for children ages 23 months and younger, accompanied by an adult

or call 219-956-3774.
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Story Time - ages 3-5
10am
 Story Time - ages 3-5
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 10am
DeMotte
Join us for a morning of activities and fun.

or call 219-987-2221.
Scrabble Game Night
6pm
 Scrabble Game Night
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6pm
Rensselaer
Come to the Rensselaer Library for a casual game of Scrabble and conversation. All supplies are provided!

or call 219-866-5881.
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BINGO
10-11am
 BINGO
Thursday, Mar. 7, 10-11am
Rensselaer
Join us for a game of Bingo at the Rensselaer Library!

or call 219-866-5881.
Lego Program
4pm
 Lego Program
Thursday, Mar. 7, 4pm
Wheatfield
for kids ages 6 and up

or call 219-956-3774.
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BOOK SALE!
10:00-4:00
 BOOK SALE!
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:00-4:00
(March 8, 9)
BOOK SALE!
Wheatfield
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library are hosting a booksale on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Freewill donations will be accepted as payment, and proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wheatfield Library. 
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Free Family Train Day
10am-3pm
 Free Family Train Day
Saturday, Mar. 9, 10am-3pm
Rensselaer
Join us at the library and enjoy some Model Trains of all shapes and sizes, puzzles, games, and more!
BOOK SALE!
10:00-4:00
 BOOK SALE!
Saturday, Mar. 9, 10:00-4:00
(March 8, 9)
BOOK SALE!
Wheatfield
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library are hosting a booksale on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Freewill donations will be accepted as payment, and proceeds benefit the Friends of the Wheatfield Library. 
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 10
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction!
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Home School STEAM
2pm-3pm
 Home School STEAM
Monday, Mar. 11, 2pm-3pm
Rensselaer
Join us at the Library! We will make box viewers enable us to see the April Solar eclipse safely. Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed, and we will review solar eclipse safety precautions. 

or call 219-866-5881.
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Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
10:00 am
 Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10:00 am
Rensselaer
Come and enjoy a story or two, and crafts songs and fingerplays!

or call 219-866-5881.
Lap Sit Story Time
10am
 Lap Sit Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10am
(Tuesdays, March 5th-26th, 10am)

Wheatfield
for children ages 23 months and younger, accompanied by an adult

or call 219-956-3774.
Wheatfield Book Discussion
1:00 p.m.
 Wheatfield Book Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Wheatfield
Join us as we discuss "Upgrade" by Blake Crouch on Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library's front desk. Light refreshments provided at this free event.
Friends of the DeMotte Library Meeting
1pm
Friends of the DeMotte Library Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1pm
DeMotte
All Friends members and those wishing to become a Friend are welcome to attend.
Teen Gaming Program
4pm
 Teen Gaming Program
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 4pm
Wheatfield
for teens in grades 6-12

or call 219-956-3774.
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Story Time - ages 3-5
10am
 Story Time - ages 3-5
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 10am
DeMotte
Join us for a morning of activities and fun.

or call 219-987-2221.
Adult Bingo Fun!
11am-12noon
 Adult Bingo Fun!
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 11am-12noon
DeMotte
A fun and exciting hour of Bingo!

or call 219-987-2221.
Genealogy Help
6-7:30pm
 Genealogy Help
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6-7:30pm
Rensselaer
Find your story at the Rensselaer Library
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STEM - grades K-5
4:30pm
 STEM - grades K-5
Thursday, Mar. 14, 4:30pm
DeMotte
An afternoon of fun and exploration!

or call 219-987-2221.
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Fabulous Friday
2pm
 Fabulous Friday
Friday, Mar. 15, 2pm
Rensselaer
Come and join us at the Library! This program is for individuals with developmental disabilities. We will read a story of two and provide a craft.

or call 219-866-5881.
Needle Punch Craft for Beginners
6:00 pm
Needle Punch Craft for Beginners
Friday, Mar. 15, 6:00 pmNeedle Punch Craft f
Wheatfield
Join us for a fun Friday night activity! The Friends of the Wheatfield Library will be sponsoring this fun and easy beginner craft called needle punching. It's kind of like embroidery, but not. Or like latch hooking, but not. Sign up to find out what it's all about! All supplies will be prov...read more
Adult Trivia Night - Doctor Who
6:30pm
 Adult Trivia Night - Doctor Who
Friday, Mar. 15, 6:30pm
DeMotte
Test your trivia knowledge against other teams!

or call 219-987-2221.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 17
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction!
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Combat Coffee
9:30-11am
 Combat Coffee
Monday, Mar. 18, 9:30-11am
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.

or call 219-866-5881.
Preschool STEM - ages 3-5
10am
 Preschool STEM - ages 3-5
Monday, Mar. 18, 10am
DeMotte
A morning of fun and exploration!

or call 219-987-2221.
Easter After School Program
4pm
 Easter After School Program
Monday, Mar. 18, 4pm
Wheatfield
for kids in grades k-5

or call 219-956-3774.
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Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
10:00 am
 Story Time for 3 to 5 year-olds
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10:00 am
Rensselaer
Come and enjoy a story or two, and crafts songs and fingerplays!

or call 219-866-5881.
Lap Sit Story Time
10am
 Lap Sit Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 10am
(Tuesdays, March 5th-26th, 10am)

Wheatfield
for children ages 23 months and younger, accompanied by an adult

or call 219-956-3774.
Teen Tuesday
4-5pm
 Teen Tuesday
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 4-5pm
Rensselaer
In preparation for the solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. We will be recreating the solar eclipse with Oreo cookies and other materials. We will review safety precautions and pass out eclipse glasses! 

or call 219-866-5881.
’Bookies’ Discussion
7pm
’Bookies’ Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 19, 7pm
DeMotte
'Clark and Division' by Naomi Hirahara.
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Story Time - ages 3-5
10am
 Story Time - ages 3-5
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 10am
DeMotte
Join us for a morning of activities and fun.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Third Thursday
4-5pm
 Third Thursday
Thursday, Mar. 21, 4-5pm
Rensselaer
Join us at the Library! We will be doing Eclipse actives as well as a craft and have a snack! 

or call 219-866-5881.
Lego
4pm
 Lego
Thursday, Mar. 21, 4pm
DeMotte
An afternoon of Lego imagination and creation!

or call 219-987-2221.
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Needle Punch Craft for Beginners- Class 2!
6:00 pm
Needle Punch Craft for Beginners- Class 2!
Friday, Mar. 22, 6:00 pmNeedle Punch Craft f
Wheatfield
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND A 2ND CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED! Join us for a fun Friday night activity! The Friends of the Wheatfield Library will be sponsoring this fun and easy beginner craft called needle punching. It's kind of like embroidery, but not. Or like latch hooking, but not. Sign up to find out ...read more

or call 219-956-3774.
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Natural Dyes Easter Eggs
2-3pm
 Natural Dyes Easter Eggs
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2-3pm
Rensselaer
You’ve seen it on Pinterest, but how well do natural dyes really work on eggs? Come to this program and experiment with food and plant-based dyes that could make your next Easter an exciting adventure.

or call 219-866-5881.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Sunday, Mar. 24
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction!
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Lego Building day
5-6:30pm
 Lego Building day
Monday, Mar. 25, 5-6:30pm
Rensselaer
Come and join us at the Library and see what you can create using Legos! 
Quest Trekkers - grades 2-5
6pm
 Quest Trekkers - grades 2-5
Monday, Mar. 25, 6pm
DeMotte
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl.

or call 219-987-2221.
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Lap Sit Story Time
10am
 Lap Sit Story Time
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 10am
(Tuesdays, March 5th-26th, 10am)

Wheatfield
for children ages 23 months and younger, accompanied by an adult

or call 219-956-3774.
Friends Meeting
1:00 pm
 Friends Meeting
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 1:00 pm
Wheatfield
The Friends of the Wheatfield Library are always welcoming new members! Join us at our meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm as we discuss upcoming events, purchases, and more! Everything we do benefits the library...cost is minimal, but impact is great!
Food Allergies
5:30pm
 Food Allergies
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:30pm
Rensselaer
Come and join us at the Library and learn about different food allergies, how to notice them, and treat them.

or call 219-866-5881.
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4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
10am
4th Wednesday Men’s Book Group
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10am
Rensselaer
Join us at the Rensselaer Library for the 4th Wednesday Men's Book Group! The Men's Book Club was created for men, but anyone may join.

or call 219-866-5881.
Story Time - ages 3-5
10am
 Story Time - ages 3-5
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 10am
DeMotte
Join us for a morning of activities and fun.

or call 219-987-2221.
Cook the Book
6pm
 Cook the Book
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 6pm
Rensselaer
Wednesday, March 27th @ 6 p.m.  Join us for Cook the Book. This session’s topic is Breads.  Bring a friend and enjoy a variety of Breads. We choose the cookbooks; you choose and make a recipe to share on Wednesday, March 27th at 6 p.m.  Come to the front desk to s...read more

or call 219-866-5881.
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4th Thursday Book Group
1pm
 4th Thursday Book Group
Thursday, Mar. 28, 1pm
Rensselaer
Come join us at the Rensselaer Library for the 4th Thursday Book Group!

or call 219-866-5881.
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Silent Auction
 Silent Auction
Saturday, Mar. 30
DeMotte
The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction!
Kahoot! Electricity Facts!
2pm
 Kahoot! Electricity Facts!
Saturday, Mar. 30, 2pm
Rensselaer
Electricity trivia using Kahoot! Bring a mobile device to participate! Prizes awarded - first place winner receives a gift card!
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