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Wheatfield Teen Book Club

Open to teens in grades 6-12, discussions planned for the 3rd or 4th Thursday every month, depending on how many weeks are in the month. Come and discuss books with fellow readers and discover other ways to connect to books you love, including food from books and activities pulled from the books you read.

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Anime Club

Anime Club

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month at the Rensselaer Library for Anime Club. We will be discussing anime films and series and watching various anime. Open to teens and adults. Bring a friend and come join the fun.

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Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks

Through OverDrive, you can check out popular eBook and eAudiobook titles with your library card and enjoy them for a two week lending period. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees. For more information, check out our databases page or get started with the link below.

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Junior Scribes

Writers in grades 3-12 are invited to join us each month for creative writing prompts and exercises to improve your skills and have fun with writing. (Not held July-Sept.)

Join us the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm in the library's West Room.

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Tuesday Night Movies at Rensselaer

This program is held at 5:30 p.m. -- usually on the second Tuesday every month. (In October it will be shown on the second Wednesday because of the Fall Festival).  A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served. This program is open to teens through adults.

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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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Student Portal at JCPL

Find information to help with homework and school assignments online at our JCPL Student Portal. Free for use from home or school with your Digital Access Card or JCPL Library Card.

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What do I do after High School?

Explore links to state and federal resources to help you prepare for life after high school. Includes dates and places for local SAT testing, updated annually.


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Things to do at the library

Family Train Day

Sat Jan 20, 10:00am-3:00pm

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a day of activities for all ages: model trains, activities, movies, and more!

Book Sale

Jan 20, 9am-5pm (Jan. 13-20)

Friends of the DeMotte Library Winter Book Sale held in the Story Time Room.  A great selection of new and gently used items that will be valued priced.

Yoga with Rob

Jan 20, 9:15-10:00 a.m.

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

Coloring Your STRESS Away w/UFO Group

Jan 22, 5:30-7:00pm

Registration required. Call 219-866-5881 or Register Online.

4th Wednesday Men's Book Group

Jan 24, 10:00am

Registration required. Call 219-866-5881 or Register Online.

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Any questions, contact rachel Kuhn at 866-5881
The Men's Book Club group was created for men, but anyone can join.