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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.

Afternoon Adventure Club - After School Program

Grades K-3

Stop in at the DeMotte Library on the 4th Thursday of every month from September to April (excluding December) to enjoy snacks, books, activities, and crafts based around a theme.

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Location: DeMotte

Basic Computer Classes

Every month one location at the Jasper County Public Library offers computer classes ranging from computer basics to advanced programs like excel and power point. The location and teachers vary from month to month.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

Book Buddies

Grades 3-5

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to join us at the Rensselaer Library for our “Book Buddies” Book Club meetings, held every three months.

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Location: Rensselaer

Book Discussions at Wheatfield

Wheatfield's monthly book discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Come celebrate each December with a carry-in dinner before our discussion for those who can come to eat together. Light refreshments otherwise at the meetings.

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Location: Wheatfield

Bookies of DeMotte

You are invited to come to DeMotte Library's book discussions. These discussions are held on the third Tuesday of most months at two separate times - 2:00 pm OR 7:00 pm. Both meetings discuss the same book. Read on for upcoming titles.

(Calendar runs from June to June. New titles will be announced after the June meeting.)

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Location: DeMotte

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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Location: Rensselaer

Crochet Gatherings

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

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Location: DeMotte

Family Movies

Family-friendly movies open to all ages the second Monday of every month at the DeMotte Library. Snacks provided.

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Location: DeMotte

First Friday Storytime

Patrons of all ages with developmental disabilities are invited to come to this storytime, held the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

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Location: DeMotte

Fourth Thursday Book Club

You're invited to attend our adult book discussions in 2015. The discussions are held at 1 p.m. in the library conference room on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November. There is no discussion in December.  Read on for the list of 2015 titles.

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Location: Rensselaer