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Are you ready for Pi Day?

If you recognize the number or symbol in the graphic, then you might be among those who will be looking forward to March 14 when National Pi Day is celebrated. 

March 14 is Pi Day, a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) (and to eat lots of pie). 

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Get your craft on during National Craft Month

Great news for the creatively gifted, and for those who don’t consider themselves such.  March is National Craft Month!

What a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of all the Jasper County Libraries offer in the way of materials to stoke those creative juices.

Books and magazines abound with all manner of ideas, and all ages are served in this genre.

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What do we celebrate in February?

On the third Monday in February, dating back to 1885, we celebrate a federal holiday called ‘Washington’s Birthday’.  Many people refer to the day as ‘President’s Day’, but that is not the official name.

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6 More Weeks of Winter? No Problem! Check Out Some New Fiction @ JCPL!

Silly groundhog; I really wanted to know how a rodent could be the harbinger of such bad news as to sentence us to another six weeks of cold and snow, so, looking it up on Wikipedia, I discovered that the custom of Groundhog Day was a celebration started in the 18th century by the Germans.

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IRS: Identity thieves are on the prowl

Identity theft can happen at any time of year, warns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but tax season sees a definite surge in attempts.

The IRS has joined with representatives of the software industry, tax preparation firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to combat identity theft refund fraud to protect the nation's taxpayers.

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Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day - Time to Defend your Right to Privacy

January 28 is National Data Privacy Day and The American Library Association is rallying Americans to defend their Right to Privacy in a Digital Age by encouraging Americans to take charge of their private information online.

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Can't Wait Till Spring is Sprung? Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles in the Meanwhile!

Seventy days, 6 hours, 59 minutes and 40 seconds; that is the exact number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until spring, 2017 makes an appearance. More simply put, spring will arrive on March 20th, 2017.

I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. My flip flops are lonely, forgotten and traded in for heavy socks, slippers and boots.

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New! Extended Loan Periods and holds for AV

If the winter ‘blahs’ have set in, fear not! The Jasper County Public Library has heard your requests for more movies & music and the time to enjoy them!

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Can You Beat these Quizzes on National Trivia Day?

January 4 is #NationalTriviaDay. Are you up to the challenge?

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In 2017, Enjoy Books Worth Melting For at your library

You don’t have to wait for the January thaw to read a good book and ‘melt’ right into it!

The Rensselaer Library invites adults to read books, magazines, e-books, audio and e-audio books during the winter months, and enter their name in a drawing for weekly prizes as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

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