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Silent Auction

DeMotte
Nov 29, (November 1-29)

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Oil Painting Class

DeMotte
Nov 22, 9:00am-4:00pm

Participants will create an oil painting that they will be proud to add to their home's decor.

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

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Christmas Tree Walk

Rensselaer
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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West Room Writers Jr.

DeMotte
Dec 1, 6-7pm

Bring your creative energy, notebooks, pens, pencils and friends!

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

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DIY Stocking Stuffers

Rensselaer
Tues Dec 2, 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. All materials provided.

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Christmas After School Program

Wheatfield
Dec 8, 4pm

for kids in grades k-5

Registration required. Call 219-956-3774 or Register Online.

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Local history in your library: Dredging of the Kankakee River and the Grand Kankakee Marsh

Photo of a river dredge.

Prior to 1852, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was the largest wetland area in North America.  The size of the marsh or “wetland” was around 500,000 acres.  It was a vast area of wildlife that drew hunters from all over the world.  Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland frequently hunted the marsh.  

Make Your Day DELICIOUS With a Stack of New Adult Fiction From JCPL!!

Photo of an edible book titled how to eat a book 4 dummies.

In “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, you’ll meet a tiny mouse that turns out to be quite bossy, sending a little boy on one errand after another throughout the day. It starts with one, single cookie.

NaNoWriMo publishing program filled with advice for authors

Photo of Logan Judy signing books after the program at the library.

Tuesday night's program by Jasper County author Logan Judy was a fantastic way to start off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and a great guide for those thinking about publishing their own writing.

Are you ready to vote?

screenshot of the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System

Tuesday, Nov. 4 is election day in Indiana and here are some last minute notes to help you make the most of it:

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