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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.

Story Time

Ages 2-5

Library Kids and Toddlers alike are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts at the Rensselaer Library’s next Story Time.

This program, open to children ages 2-5, meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m. every week except the last Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Registration is required, and seating is limited.

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Location: Rensselaer

Super Stem

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math spell STEM!

STEM includes a variety of activities, including food science, robotics, arts and crafts, exercise fun and MORE!

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Location: DeMotte

Third Thursday Club

Graphic of Th made to look like a periodic table element.

Grades 1-5

Open to grades 1-5, this monthly educational program includes reading plus fun food and craft activities relating to the theme.

Registration is required and space is limited. This program meets the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

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Location: Rensselaer

Toddler Time

Ages 2-3

Reading to toddlers enhances their love of books and the magical characters that come alive for them, page after page.

Acquaint your 2 to 3-year-olds with the library and the love of reading by bringing them to Toddler Time.

This special program consists of stories, songs, crafts and other fun activities for this age group.

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Location: DeMotte, Rensselaer

Tuesday Movies at Rensselaer

Image of movie reel and film strip with the number 3.

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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Location: Rensselaer

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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Location: Wheatfield