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Special Days in April

It's April, and as the area warms back up, there are plenty of things to do. Are you ready to celebrate spring?

Express Yourself; Visit JCPL for Some New Adult Fiction!

March is halfway over; it’s now the seventeenth. Around the bend comes April, with all events so neat.

For April is for poets, who express themselves with rhyme; they write about great loves and such, and feelings so sublime. The opening of April is really fun for fools; for the first day of this springtime month lets us break a million rules.

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JCPL can help with spring fever

Days are getting longer. Temperatures are inching higher. Spring is a real possibility.  If others are as excited about the prospect as I am, then now is a good time to think about some things to help ready our abodes for that most wonderful time of year – and the library can help!

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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.

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Teen Tech Week - Libraries are for Making

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

Stop by the library this month and check out the special events for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14.  Each library will be offering something and this year’s theme is Libraries are for Making…..

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New Adult Fiction @ JCPL: AWESOME!

It is amazing how many times in one episode of ‘The Bachelor’ the word ‘amazing’ is used to describe something.

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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:

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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).

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.

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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.

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