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Silent Auction

DeMotte
Nov 29, (November 1-29)

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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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Hello Kitty 40th B-day

Rensselaer
Sat Dec 13, 2-3:00 p.m.

Join us children ages 3 to 9 years old as we celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th birthday!  We will read Hello Kitty stories, do a craft and have refreshments.  Don't miss the fun!  Registration required, limit 12.  Call 866-5881 with any questions or to register.

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Get Lost this holiday season with travel links from Library Journal

Screenshot of Frankfurt, Germany from Travel with Drone

They say not all who wander are lost, and perhaps that is most true of the armchair traveler.

Forget something domestic where the weather is the same and the landscape only slightly different. As an armchair traveler you can follow the footsteps of others through jungles, sleet, warzones or whatever. 

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.

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