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Apple pie with a pi shape cut in the crust

Celebrate the Pi Day of the Century @ Rensselaer Library

Join us at the Rensselaer Library on Saturday, March 14 at 9:26 a.m. as we celebrate one of the most interesting numbers with mini pies, a brief pi demonstration and pi crafts for all ages.

This will be a perfect way for families to spend time before the program at 10 am featuring Iditarod musher Karen Land.

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:34pm
Screenshot of new and old versions of Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest database getting new look and feel

Coming March 4, 2015, HeritageQuest Online, one of the two leading genealogy databases offered at the Jasper County Public Library, will be improved and enhanced with a much richer content set and a more powerful, intuitive interface.

Among the content changes coming in this upgrade:

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:00am
College Goal Sunday Logo and Saint Joseph's College Logo

College Goal Sunday 2015 coming to Saint Joseph's College

Saint Joseph's College will be one of 37 sites in Indiana this year to host College Goal Sunday, a program that helps college-bound Indiana students who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2015, and their families, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:00am
Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information

IRS: Online is the best place to go for Tax products in 2015

Patrons are looking for federal tax forms, and your local library can help, but you will probably have to get what you need this year from the world wide web.

The IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program has informed us many of the forms and booklets we have received in the past for patrons will not be shipped this year.

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 6:18pm
Photo of men with metal buckets in front of businesses while a fire rages.

Remembering the DeMotte Fire of 1936

April 15, 1936, was a day that almost took DeMotte off the map. Most of the businesses were destroyed by a massive fire.

The fire originated from a trash fire behind a couple of the businesses on the west side of street about mid afternoon. The wind had picked up and quickly took those ashes and spread them catching the buildings on fire.

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 1:00am
Image of a smiling computer mouse

Help create a better Internet on Safer Internet Day, February 10

Safer Internet Day (SID) is arriving in the United States this year as part of an international effort to protect Internet citizens, especially children and young adults, from the potential of online harm.

Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:00am
Pie chart of Jasper County employment statistics from guide

New economic development guide to Jasper County is out

Did you know Jasper County is the third largest county in Indiana, with a total of 560 square miles? Or that it is the leading agricultural-producing county in the state?

Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 1:00am
Cartoon of fish facing a hook.

IRS Warns of Online Scams

Throughout the year, scam artists pose as legitimate entities — such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other government agencies, and financial institutions — in an attempt to defraud taxpayers. During tax season, it is more critical than ever to protect sensitive information online.

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 1:24pm
Image of interlocking puzzle pieces.

Get puzzled all over again at the DeMotte Library this winter

Winter has arrived, with blowing snow and wild wind chills; great weather to make a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with a jigsaw puzzle.

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:00am
Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. looking reflective.

Remembering the inspiration and legacy, 50 years later

Monday, January 19, 2015 is the Federal holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. 

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history to about 250,000 people.

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:00am