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What's in a name? DeMotte

Have you ever wondered where some of our small towns got their names? The Town of DeMotte's name dates back to just after the Civil War, and was named after a man from the region who was well known and respected in Jasper County.

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Photographers urged to submit to Bicentennial Book by May 15

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting Hoosier photographers to submit photos for the Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State coffee table book that will be available for sale during 2016.

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New Adult Fiction @ JCPL is 'The Cat's Meow!'

Cats have nine lives; I grew up believing it to be fact. I have 2 cats; one of who is an excellent escape artist and can hide herself away in unknown spaces for any length of time she wishes not to be found.

Vote now for your favorite teen (and kids) books

Don’t let the name fool you. Children’s Book Week is for teens, too! This week is all about celebrating the books that matter to you.

May 4-10, 2015 is the 96th anniversary of CBW, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

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Plant a Seed, Grow a Future

I remember the proud smiles on the dusty faces of my nieces as they arrived home after going to work with their dad for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”

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ILF: Librarians Serve in both Traditional and Technology-driven Roles

(National Library Week April 12-18, 2015)

By Susan Akers, Executive Director, Indiana Library Federation

'Chew' On These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

“Outside of a dog, books are man’s best friend; inside of a dog it’s too dark to read,” quips comedian, Groucho Marx. Groucho, in all of his wisdom, sounds like he knows all about dogs. Groucho, in all of his wisdom, must know Harley, the black-lab-with-an-iron-gut-who-will-eat-anything, and I’m not kidding.

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Explore unlimited possibilities during National Library Week

David Baldacci to serve as Honorary Chair

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 12-18 this year.

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Special Days in April

It's April, and as the area warms back up, there are plenty of things to do. Are you ready to celebrate spring?

Express Yourself; Visit JCPL for Some New Adult Fiction!

March is halfway over; it’s now the seventeenth. Around the bend comes April, with all events so neat.

For April is for poets, who express themselves with rhyme; they write about great loves and such, and feelings so sublime. The opening of April is really fun for fools; for the first day of this springtime month lets us break a million rules.

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