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New Adult Fiction is 'Flying' Off the Shelves at JCPL!

Wandering off to look at furniture while in a big box store with my husband, I chatted on the phone while sampling some of the sofas. Sitting comfortably and thinking this sofa would look nice in my family room, I glanced over to a very comfortable looking recliner that would also fit just right.

Share the love Sept. 16 with hashtag eBookLove on Read an eBook Day

Share the love on Read an eBook Day

eBooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. On Friday, Sept. 16, OverDrive, JCPL's provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks, invites you to join in this celebration of modern storytelling on Read an eBook Day.

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Originality: That's What You'll Find in JCPL's New Adult Fiction!

Original: first or earliest; being that from which copies are made. That is the definition of the word “original,” according to the Webster’s Dictionary.

After a morning of grocery shopping and having to choose items to bring home and put away in my own kitchen, I felt a little overwhelmed, seeing all of the choices on the shelves in the market.

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Confederate spy story part of Jasper County History

Indiana may have been part of the Union during the Civil War, but not everyone agreed with that decision.

Rebel sympathizers abounded in all parts of Indiana, even far remote Jasper County.

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DeMotte Library Celebrates 50 Years

On Monday, Aug. 15, the DeMotte Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The first library, opened on Monday, Aug. 15, 1966, occupied a small room in a building just north of the railroad tracks.

Keith Robinson, who was the publisher of the Kankakee Valley Post News and owner of the building agreed to share his space with the library.

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Your Friends @ JCPL Invite You to Enjoy These New Reading 'Hacks!'

I love words, but have recently become confused by the use of the word “hack.” Looking it up in Webster’s Dictionary, the definition was just as I expected; ‘short, dry cough;’ ‘to manage successfully,’ ‘computer hacking’ ‘to cut, or chop roughly or with heavy blows.’

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Discover Indiana's wild places and literature with 'Next Indiana Campfires'

From the sandy dunes in the north to the rolling hills in the south, Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers.

The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded for the 1916 Centennial are legacies we enjoy today, and a challenge for us to consider, what will we leave for the future?

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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.’

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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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