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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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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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Homeschool Happenings

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 program will be held the third Tuesday of the month from 10-11 am. Program meets February through May and September through November.

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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

Teen Book Discussion

Feb 23, 4-5

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

Thursday, February 23rd 2017 from 4-5 p.m. we will be discussing "Cascade" by Lisa T Bergren.

Family Game Night!

Friday Feb 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues and enjoy a relaxing night of food and games and other fun activities at the Wheatfield Library’s “Family Game Night,” slated for Friday, February 24th from 6-8 pm.

This FREE event includes pizza and pop and an evening of games and fun! Bring your friends and family!

Library Lego

Feb 25, 10-11am

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

Build creations based on the legendary poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein in 'A Light in the Attic'. 

Free Drawing for Books

Feb 26, (February 1-28)

The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a drawing for books to be awarded at the end of the month. Enter your name and phone number for your age group for a chance to win.

Puzzle Exchange

Feb 26,

Looking to try some new puzzles?  We have a nice selection of puzzles to exchange.  Just bring a puzzle, take a puzzle and have fun!