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February Book Discussions: Rensselaer’s Fourth Thursday group will meet at 1 p.m. on February 24 to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer.” For more information on any of the groups, contact your local library.

Fitness Friday at Wheatfield: Stay healthy this winter by joining us at 10 a.m. on February 25 at the Wheatfield Library for a 45-60 minute chair workout. This program is free, but registration is preferred. Please bring a resistance band, light weights and water if available. We are going to watch a video. There is no instructor. For more information, please stop by or call the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

Maker Monday at Wheatfield: Children in grades 1-8 are invited to our Maker Monday program from 4-5 p.m. on February 28. Attendees will enjoy developing their STEAM skills with gadgets from the library. A snack will also be offered. Registration is mandatory and can be done online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

Create with LEGO at Rensselaer: All ages are invited to join us from 5-6:30 p.m. on February 28 at the Rensselaer Library to create with the LEGOs, which will be provided. Contact Janice or Nancy if you have any questions by stopping by the Rensselaer Library or calling 219-866-5881. No registration required.

Color your stress at Rensselaer: Every fourth Monday of the month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting February 28, come and go as you please at the Rensselaer Library for our UFO Crafts group! Bring your unfinished crafts (cross stitch, crochet, knitting, paper crafts, etc.) and have a fun conversation while making your projects; or color in your stress with the included coloring pages and supplies. For more information or to register, please visit or call the Rensselaer Library at 219-866-5881 or visit our website at myjcpl.org/events.

Silent auction at DeMotte: The Friends of the DeMotte Library will be holding a silent auction at the DeMotte Library. Bids can be placed March 1-31 during library hours. Auctions will end on March 31 at closing time. The winners will be called on April 1. Auction items include magazines commemorating Pearl Harbor, a fine collection of birds, calligraphy books and supplies, WWII DVDs from The History Channel, The 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac, a Harley Book Davidson in color, 14 hardcover Barbie books, “Crabtree and Evelyn Cookbook; a Book of Light Meals and Small Parties,” four vintage issues of Jack and Jill, and a photobook of Civil War history. For more information, visit or call the DeMotte Library, 219-987-2221.

Lapsit story time in Wheatfield: This program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. on March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29 at the Wheatfield Public Library for children 0-23 months. A caregiver must accompany children at all times during the program. During Lapsit story time, children will hear stories, songs, bounces and interact with other children. Registration is mandatory and can be done online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

Animation club in DeMotte: Children and teens in grades 5-12 are invited to the DeMotte Library at 6 p.m. on March 1, March 15, and March 29 for Anime Club. Join us for an evening filled with anime, games, and nerdy fun! We will watch some anime episodes, chat and participate in a related game or activity. Registration is preferred and is available online or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library, 219-987-2221.

Story time in Rensselaer: Story time will be held at 10 a.m. on March 1, March 8 and March 15 at the Rensselaer Library for children 3 to 5 years old. The registration limit is 12 people. For more information or to register, please stop by or call the Rensselaer Library at 219-866-5881 or visit myjcpl.org/events.

Toddler Time at DeMotte: Toddlers, ages 2-3, and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories, make crafts, and enjoy other activities by attending Toddler Time at the DeMotte Library. Held at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. each Wednesday (March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30). Sessions last approximately 30 minutes. Registration is required and children participating in Toddler Time must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is available online or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library, 219-987-2221.

LEGO Program at Wheatfield: Children ages 6 and up are invited to our Lego program at the Wheatfield Library from 4-5 p.m. on March 2. Attendees will enjoy a snack, listen to a story and have the chance to create LEGO creations. Registration is mandatory and can be done online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the Wheatfield Library at 219-956-3774.

Storytime in DeMotte: Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us at 10 a.m. on March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23 for stories, crafts and more. Registration is mandatory. For more information, visit or call the DeMotte Library, 219-987-2221.

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