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State offering grants for visually impaired readers

If you or a loved one are in need of assistance to see better -- using magnification or other devices -- the Indiana State Library is offering help.

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Holidays are a great time to rely on the library

I am a huge fan of the internet.  I love to “Google” that.  Facebook and I have an almost daily tryst.  Pintrest is the place to “be” and “do.”  However, I haven’t lost my first love of printed material. 

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Operation 'New Adult Fiction' is Underway @ JCPL!

Learning new things is daunting; following directions is not my strong-suit. Discovering, however, that You-Tube contains so many useful tutorials, mostly made by real people, I have come to depend on this quick, concise video format to learn how to complete a variety of tasks.

Elderly woman on telephone.

What would make you stay on the phone?

Have you ever picked up the phone and cringed when you hear unwanted marketing calls? Most people just hang up.

But what if someone called you to say a loved one was in trouble? Would you question them? If the caller wanted money, would you give it to them to save someone you loved?

Exterior shot of modern preserved one-room school house.

Where did your grandparents go to school?

Did you ever wonder how your great-grandparents, grandparents and parents learned to read and write when they were young?

In the 1800s, one-room schools dotted Jasper County.  The schools were built by neighborhoods, and the teachers who taught in the schools were often boarded by area families.

Great New Adult Fiction is Always in Season @ Your Local Branch of JCPL!

One morning as I ventured into the home of my daughter and four grandchildren, I was greeted by one of their two cats. Asking my nine year old granddaughter where Sugar had been that morning, she replied, “Oh, she was probably out hunting mice, you know, getting as many as she can before hunting season is over.”

Jim Bulanda posing in tux with microphone

Vegas-style crooner Jim Bulanda to perform at DeMotte Library in October

A tuxedo, swagger and a golden voice once was the hallmark of what was known as a 'man's man.' For some time now, guests at some of the region's casinos have been enjoying a tribute to this bygone era in the form of singer Jim Bulanda.

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Get the Facts From These Great, New Non-Fiction Reads @ JCPL!

One of my favorite games is Trivia Crack. Am I good at it? Not really, but it’s fun trying to remember what I learned in geography, history, science, & art, and how much I pay attention to the world of entertainment and sports.

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May the books be with you on Star Wars Reads Day

Read more, you must! Get ready for Star Wars Reads Day you can.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries and other vendors will celebrate the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day, a fun day celebrating Star Wars storytelling.

Stuffed animals wearing superhero costumes.

Stuffed-animal superhero academy was a blast

Hello boys and girls!

My name is Darby and I live in the big doghouse over at the Wheatfield Library. I spend most of my time lying on top of the dog house roof, but last month we had a bit of excitement at the library. 

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