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Ongoing Programs

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, programs listed here may not be available at this time. For the best list of upcoming library programs, please visit our Events calendar.

1-on-1 Computer Assistance

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Each location of Jasper County Public Library offers limited sessions of 1-on-1 assistance with computers by appointment.

For more information, call your local branch of JCPL,  located in Rensselaer, 219 866-5881, DeMotte, 219 987-2221, or Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

2021 Winter Reading

Get Yeti to Read! It’s time for our Adult Winter Reading Program

Every time you use your library card to check out a book, ebook, audiobook or magazine between January 4 and February 27, you can enter your name to win a prize!

Each JCPL location will have weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

After School Program

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Grades K-5

Enjoy different stories, games, crafts and activities monthly from 4-5pm during the school year.

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Location: Wheatfield

Book Buddies

Grades 3-5

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join us at the Rensselaer Library for our “Book Buddies” Book Club meetings, held every three months.

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Location: Rensselaer

Book Discussions at Wheatfield

Wheatfield's monthly book discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.

Titles are selected on an ongoing basis to keep up with new releases and timely topics. Please call or stop in for upcoming titles, or check out our events calendar.

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Location: Wheatfield

Books 'N Coffee Club

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Looking for a book club with a little something else?

The Wheatfield Library’s Books ‘n Coffee Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 2 pm. (Unless it's a holiday, then the Monday before.)

Discussions last approximately one hour and include several guests who love to talk about books!

We always welcome new members!

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Location: Wheatfield

Chat & Chew

Special programs are scheduled for teens every month at the Rensselaer Library during the school year. This program is free and open to all interested teens. All materials will be provided. Space is limited.

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Location: Rensselaer

Coloring & UFO

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Crafters, unite! Carve out some “you” time and enjoy visiting with other crafters as you work on your unfinished craft projects during the Rensselaer Library’s Unfinished Objects (UFO) Program. 

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Location: Rensselaer

Combat Coffee

Community Veterans are invited to join us the third Monday of the month at 9:30 am for this opportunity for fellowship and obtaining resources in an effort to build a strong network among area Vets.

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Location: Rensselaer

Crochet & Knitter Gatherings

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Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library every Wednesday evening throughout the year.

A group also meets at the Rensselaer Library every month on the second Thursday evening.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer