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Ongoing Programs

In addition to the programs featured here, we also do special events for Teen Tech Week, Teen Read Week, Children’s Book Week, National Library Week and National Library Card Month…as well as other programs throughout the year. For current events, check out our Events calendar. Also see our Seasonal Programs page.

First Friday

Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to come to this storytime, held the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

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Location: DeMotte

Fourth Thursday Book Club

You're invited to attend our adult book discussions in 2015. The discussions are held at 1 p.m. in the library conference room on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November. There is no discussion in December.  Read on for the list of 2015 titles.

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Location: Rensselaer

Game of the Month

Fun and games await adults at the Rensselaer Library as our “Game of the Month” program gets underway beginning on Friday, January 2 from 2-3 pm.

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Location: Rensselaer

Gamer's Club

Classic board games.

Let the games begin! Spend time with friends and solve challenges in this new monthly program open to ages 10 and up that will include a variety of board games. Meets one night each month from 6-10pm. Date varies. Call the library for more information.

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Location: DeMotte

Health Screenings

All three locations of the Jasper County Library have partnered with local care providers to offer free or low-cast health screenings each month for patrons. Usually free, special services may be offered at some locations for a small fee.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Homeschool Happenings

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Ages 5-15

Home-schooled students in the area are invited for a variety of learning activites, games and stories. Learn something new and interesting in a fun way. This NEW program will be held the third Tuesday of each month from 10-11 am.

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Location: DeMotte

Lapsit Storytime

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Age birth-2

Enjoy 30 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each half hour long session of Lapsit Story Time consists of a variety of activities, such as music, stories, toys to play with and other fun movements.

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Location: DeMotte, Wheatfield

Library Lego

Ages 4-14

Love building or creating things? Love bright shiny colors? Love Legos? Kids age 4-14 are invited to create Lego shapes each month during Library Lego, a club held at the DeMotte Library each month.

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Location: DeMotte

Men's Book Group

Men from all over the Jasper County library system are invited to join the men’s book group.

We meet at the Rensselaer Library on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 am except in November and December when we meet the third Wednesday of the month to avoid conflicts with holidays.

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Location: Rensselaer

Morning Movies at Wheatfield

This program, free and open to all interested adults, is held at 10 a.m. on a Thursday every month. It is usually the last Thursday, but winter holidays and other events can cause it to be a different one.  A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served.

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Location: Wheatfield