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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.

1-on-1 Computer Assistance

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Each location of Jasper County Public Library offers limited sessions of 1-on-1 assistance with computers by appointment.

For more information, call your local branch of JCPL,  located in Rensselaer, 219 866-5881, DeMotte, 219 987-2221, or Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer, Wheatfield

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

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

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Looking for a book club with a little something else?

The Wheatfield Library’s traveling Books ‘n Coffee Club meets every month, and we invite local restaurants and diners interested in hosting the discussion at their location to contact us.

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Location: Wheatfield

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

Combat Coffee

Community Veterans are invited to join us the third Monday of the month at 10:30 am for this opportunity for fellowship and obtaining resources in an effort to build a strong network among area Vets.

Combat Coffee is a group created by a Vet and is a casual environment in which Veterans can connect through coffee, conversation, and camaraderie.

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Location: Rensselaer

Crochet & Knitter Gatherings

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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