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News about our libraries and our communities.

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Over 200 years later, the 'noblest invention' remains a sign of spring

No doubt I’m not in the minority in believing Spring was terribly hesitant to arrive here in Indiana this year. But indeed it has, and we are now again enjoying those outdoor activities we put aside for way too many months.

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:48am
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All across America, May is time for military appreciation

Besides the two most recognizable days we celebrate in May, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there are two more very important days: Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day.

Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

Questions about Autism? Your library can help!

April is National Autism Awareness Month, but for many families it is Autism Awareness every month.

So this is a good time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to tens of thousands of families facing an autism diagnosis each year.

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:44pm
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Discover women's history, and future, at your library

March is National Women’s History Month, a chance to learn about and celebrate some of the many achievements and contributions women have made throughout history.

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:33pm
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A Jasper by any other name

Did you ever wonder how our county chose its name?

When Indiana was being divided up and organized into counties, they often chose to honor Revolutionary War heroes.  On March 15, 1838 our county was named after Sergeant William Jasper.

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:47pm
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Get ready for tax season at your library

Monday, Jan. 29 is the first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be Tuesday, April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
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Ring in the new year with Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus celebrates 200 years since it was first published on January 1, 1818.

Jasper County Public Libraries are excited to join ranks with Indiana Humanities and the Indiana State Library in celebrating this archetypal novel in this landmark year.

Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
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Library art walls are invitation to inspire

The Wheatfield Library would like to extend a warm thank you to artists and photographers who have shared their collections with the library and our community by showcasing them on the art-wall in the library.

Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 4:52pm
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Growing cancer awareness

Did you know No-Shave November, or its fellow program Movember, is not about keeping warm for winter, or about bucking tradition, or even about getting ready for that handlebar moustache convention in the future?

It actually started as a way to bring attention to some of the leading silent killers of men.

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:03pm
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Food pantries & Food banks - what's the difference?

With the holidays fast approaching your local food pantry is usually in need of extra donations.  Food banks and food pantries are non-profit, charitable organizations that give food to those in need.

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:41am