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News about our libraries and our communities.

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Why we love fall

Everyone has their favorite season and fall is on top for many individuals.  There are a lot of reasons to enjoy the autumn season.  

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 3:42pm
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Celebrate Porktober with recipes from your library

Something you know now: October is National Pork Month, also known as Porktober.

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00pm
What will you discover at the library? www.ala.org/yalsa/teentober

At JCPL, October is TeenTober!

 “TeenTober” is a new, nationwide celebration promoting year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services help teens learn new skills and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:36pm
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Cheer up, me mateys. Talk Like a Pirate Day is arrr-ound the corner

Ahoy Mates! It would be terrible if you missed this month’s treasure, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is celebrated September 19.

A whole day for pirates, you say? Shiver me timbers!

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00pm
Keep left and carry on, in the style of British WWII propaganda posters

Left-handers have their day!

How about a shout out for the lefties?  They have their own day to celebrate their gift of being left handed.

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:41am
Graphic showing the elements of Science, Tech, Electronics, Art and Math.

Grant from Jasper Newton Foundation provides funding for purchase of circulating STEAM Kits!

We’re sure by now, many of you have heard of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:00pm
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Purdue celebrates Neil Armstrong as Moon walk turns 50

Mars could be the next “giant leap for mankind”

Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00pm
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A few important words about ebooks and eaudio

We love ebooks, and we know our users do too. Our ebook and eaudio downloads are on the rise, whether readers are using OverDrive, its companion app Libby, or Hoopla, our newest econtent platform.

Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:23pm
Photo of brown hummingbird feeding on sage flowers.

Come get the buzz about hummingbirds, or anything else you like @ the library

I’m not entirely convinced that we’ve actually had Spring here locally, but I’m ready to call it Summer.  Besides, the hummingbirds are back, which I always personally associate with summer. So far only one little fellow, or gal, has dined at my feeder, but I’m certain more will follow. After all, if you feed them, they will come.

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:53am
Image of the front page of the New York Times from May 8 1945.

May is a month for remembering

Most Americans know that May is the month of Memorial Day, but they may not realize there is another May holiday, once celebrated the world over, that has been widely forgotten on this side of the ocean.

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 1:41pm