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Drawing of the Ice King from Adventure Time reading a book titled Fiona + Cake.

Cool & Creative Adult Fiction, Available Now @ JCPL!

When ‘ugh…’ is the best word that you can come up with to describe your feelings about a situation, you know it’s not good. I am referring to Old Man Winter, of course, which could be described with these words: rain, sleet, snow, blow, repeat, all with temperatures that could freeze an Eskimo.

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Ring in the new year with Frankenstein

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

Library art walls are invitation to inspire

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.

Eat, Read and Be Merry This December With a Good Read From JCPL!

Christmas is for kids. Making lists of their heart’s desires and dreaming of all the presents under the tree consumes them in the month of December. For adults, I believe it’s all about the food. Great meals and sweet treats; that’s what the month of December is about for adults, and it turns out that for once, I am right!

Hand holding a smart phone with an image of a cellphone and a no symbol.

Teen video contest scholarship offer

There's less than one month left to enter the annual Drive Smart Digital Short Contest sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation.

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Fact or Fiction? Fiction of Course...New @ JCPL!

Sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We’ve heard the term ‘fake news’ frequently of late, which leads us to believe the catch phrase, “Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear.”

Baby with fake mustache. Hashtag Movember.

Growing cancer awareness

Did you know No-Shave November, or its fellow program Movember, is not about keeping warm for winter, or about bucking tradition, or even about getting ready for that handlebar moustache convention in the future?

It actually started as a way to bring attention to some of the leading silent killers of men.

A food pantry staff member helps a client with his selections.

Food pantries & Food banks - what's the difference?

With the holidays fast approaching your local food pantry is usually in need of extra donations.  Food banks and food pantries are non-profit, charitable organizations that give food to those in need.

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At Last! Something to Sing About! Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Alas, the weather is turning colder; that means it’s time to break out the long sleeved shirts & sweaters, blue jeans and wear real shoes, not flip flops.

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The Cat's Out of the Bag; Here's The Skinny on New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

Dog tired; I think I’ve wondered about this aloud in one of my articles before, and I still wonder how this phrase came to be, when my own dogs seem to be the exception to this idiom.

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