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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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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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More Homework Help

More links and guides to help students of all ages with lots of different subjects, from science and math to essay writing and basic study skills.

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Tuesday Movies at Rensselaer

This program is held at 2 p.m. -- usually on the second Tuesday every month. A variety of movies, newly released to DVD, are shown.  Popcorn and beverages are served. This program is open to teens through adults.

For upcoming movie titles, check out our events calendar.

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Things to do at the library

Silent Auction

Nov 25, (November 1-30)

The Friends of the DeMotte Library are holding a Silent Auction throughout the month of November.

Coloring your stress away/The UFO Group

Nov 26, 5:30pm-7:00pm

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

Coloring your stress away/The UFO (Unfinished Object) Group 
Come and go as you can 

Annual Christmas Tree Walk

Nov 26, (November 26-December 20)

Staff of the Rensselaer Library Annual Christmas Tree Walk

sponsoring our *Vote Early and OFTEN!!!

Friends of the Library Meeting

Nov 27, 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Wheatfield Library hold monthly meetings, held in the library’s meeting rooms. All Friends members and those wishing to join the Friends of the Wheatfield Library are invited to attend these meetings at 1:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Computer and Tablet Q&A

Nov 27, 6:00pm

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

Bring your portable technology to our monthly workshop where we will help with basic issues and questions.