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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.

Join us the first Monday 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

Lego Building Extravaganza

May 25, 5:00-6:30pm

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

Lego Building Extravaganza on Thursday, May 25th from 5:00-6:30pm
Open to all ages
Contact Janice or Nancy with any questions at 866-5881

Teen Book Discussion

May 25, 4-5p.m.

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

Thursday, May 25th from 4-5 p.m. Grades 6-12
We will be discussing the book "Torrent" by Lisa T Bergren.

Library Lego

May 27, 10am

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

Celebrate Mother Goose and her birthday!  Make Mother Goose related shapes out of Legos while listening to Mother Goose Pajama Party.

Drawing for Books

May 28, (May 1-31)

The Friends of the DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of May.

Closed for Memorial Day

All Locations
May 29,

All three branches of the Jasper County Public Library, located in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.