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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

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Grades K-5

Stop in at the DeMotte Library on the 3rd Thursday of every month from September to April to enjoy snacks, books, activities, and crafts based around a theme.

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Location: DeMotte

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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Location: Rensselaer

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 1 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. Check with the library for

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Location: DeMotte

Books 'N Coffee Club at Somethin's Brewin Coffee House

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Looking for a book club with a little something else?

Join us at 2pm the last Monday of each month at Somethin’s Brewin’ Coffee House, at 917 S. Halleck Street in DeMotte.

Sponsored by the Wheatfield Library, copies of each month's book are available at the library’s circulation desk at 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield.

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Location: Wheatfield

Brush Up with Susan Young

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Adults are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s ‘Brush Up With Susan’ Oil Painting Class, where they will create an oil painting that they will be proud to add to their home’s décor.

Held on various dates monthly through most of the year, this day-long program, (9 am to 4 pm) is taught by Susan Young.

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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

Coloring & UFO

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Crafters, unite! Carve out some “you” time and enjoy visiting with other crafters as you work on your unfinished craft projects during the Rensselaer Library’s Unfinished Objects (UFO) Program. 

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Location: Rensselaer