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Recycling symbol hugging a heart with the American flag on it.

November has many days that we all celebrate and take part in, November 15 should be one added to that list.  America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.



 

Graphic of a hand knocking on a door

Did you know that National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed on October 31?  Me either, but this holiday is for jokesters of all ages.  



 

Register to Vote at indianavoters.in.gov. Deadline is Tuesday Oct 9, 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day. This is a great time to update your voter registration information and/or register to vote.

The IN.gov Voter Portal, at indianavoters.in.gov, has made this process into a simple online form that takes only a couple of minutes to use.



 

Graphic featuring the Incredibles holding up a library card.

If you haven’t visited the Jasper County Public Library recently, September is a great month to start.

During the month of September, all three branches of JCPL are celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by offering a small gift to all new JCPL library cardholders, as well as weekly drawings for current cardholders who check out items during the month.



 

Graphic of book, pencil, ruler and apple with heart

The new school year is fast approaching along with the excitement of your kids seeing their friends and teachers again.  After enjoying some time off from math and science it’s time to get back into the swing of things.



 

Photo of a lizard with his hand on another lizard's back

July 30th is the International Day of Friendship. Most of us have friends that we can count on but have you thought about what kind of friend you are to others?



 

Text graphic with IDHS logo and FEMA logo.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Tuesday, June 12, in Rensselaer to help Indiana flood survivors in Jasper, Pulaski and White counties. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.



 

Photo of smiling woman on a bike with a book box on a pier

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.



 

Composite image of an American flag and military service seals.

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.



 

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.



 

Three posed dolls from Barbie® representing famous women in history.

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.



 

Black and white drawing of a man raising a flag on a bunker above soldiers.

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.



 

Photo of United States treasury check laid over 1040 federal tax return.

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.



 

Cartoon of frankenstein's monster blowing a horn with a party hat

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.



 

Wheatfield Library Photo Wall

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.