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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.

Crochet & Knitter Gatherings

ball of yarn and crochet needles

Come join other crocheters and knitters at the DeMotte Library every Wednesday evening throughout the year.

A group also meets at the Rensselaer Library every month on the second Thursday evening.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Family Story Time

Cartoon of a family of penguins on a snow hill

First Thursday of each month at 5 pm join us at the DeMotte Library for Family Story Time.

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Location: DeMotte

Fourth Thursday Book Club

You are invited to attend our adult book discussions meeting at 1 p.m. the 4th Thursday from January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November. Discussions are held in the Library Meeting Room.

Please click the link to read or download a copy of our 2018 titles.

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Location: Rensselaer

Health Screenings

The Jasper County Library has 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, Wheatfield

Junior Scribes

porcupine pencil holder

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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Location: DeMotte

Lapsit Storytime

photo of a smiling baby in a blanket

Age birth-2

Enjoy 30-40 minutes of reading, songs, fingerplays, and socialization with other yong children and their caregivers. Each 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 our library Lego programs at the DeMotte Library and Rensselaer Library.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Magnificent Monday

Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to come to this storytime, held the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m. (Second Monday when closed on the first Monday.)

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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