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Celebrate July With These New, Adult Fiction Titles From JCPL!

July…we have not yet reached the famous ‘dog days of summer,’ but July has quite a number of holidays and special days, and, of course, among them is the 4th of July, which is also ‘fry an egg on the sidewalk day.’ On July 7th everyone can enjoy, completely guilt-free, their favorite dessert, because it is designated, ‘Chocolate Day!’ The food theme fo

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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

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Summer reading: lunch and books at RCSC

This summer, participants in the Rensselaer Central Schools' summer lunch program can also take part in the Rensselaer Library's summer reading program.

Rensselaer Children's Librarian Janice Wilma will be at Van Rensselaer Elementary School Tuesday mornings through July 12 from 11am-12noon.

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Check Out These Truly Satisfying Adult Fiction Titles From JCPL!

Driving home one day, the radio was shouting out my favorite ‘60’s songs. Before I pulled into the driveway, the last song I heard was the Rolling Stones’ ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.’

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Get in the Game: Volunteer for summer reading

Volunteering at your library for summer reading is rewarding and offers the chance to acquire valuable work experience, as well as a fun way to spend time with children.

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Mother’s Day: A Very Special Day for Special People

Whether you call yours mom, mother, momma or mommy, there is something very special about her, and Mother’s Day is how we show our love for the important women in our lives.

The origins of celebrating mothers date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who honored the mother goddesses, Rhea and Cybele, respectively.

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JCPL Launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Beginning May 2, all three branches of the Jasper County Public Library are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a program that encourages children ages birth through preschool to discover the love of reading.

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Active Shooter training offered at libraries

In the event that an active shooter was to enter your place of work, school, shopping or areas of recreation, would you be prepared?

The Jasper County Public Library has partnered with Troopers Jacob Raupp and Ryan Hovarter of the Indiana State Police to offer two opportunities for you to attend ISP’s Unarmed Response to the Active Shooter training.

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This April, JCPL 'Showers' Us With New Adult Fiction, and That's No Joke!

April 1st has come and gone, but my grandkids are firm believers in April Fool’s Day jokes and pranks.

My five year old grandson is just getting his feet wet with the idea of April Fool’s Day, and told me that morning that he is going to ‘pwank me.’ It was too early in the morning to try and decipher what that meant, but I asked him to repeat himself.

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'200 Years in 200 Objects' invites you to celebrate Hoosier life

If you haven’t heard, Indiana is turning 200 years old this year!

On December 11, 1816, President James Madison admitted the frontier territory of Indiana into the United States as the 19th state.

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