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What's The Buzz? New Fiction on the Shelves of Your Local Branch of JCPL!

What’s the ‘buzz?’ At the close of every year, I check out the most popular ‘buzzwords’ for the year; the words that have made it into Wikipedia and the dictionary, most of which I had never heard before.

Close up photo of Christmas tree made of books

The Library has the magic for your holiday season

Jasper County Public Library wants to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and to help make your season brighter.

Add magic to the season by getting some traditional Christmas music for trimming the tree or get a holiday DVD to watch.

Of course there are treats to be made, and the library has many books with ideas and recipes for those special treats.

Library has plenty for teens in December

There is lots going on at your local library all year long. Just look at the events we have lined up this month for teens.

For those teens who like to craft, especially during the holidays:

Screenshot of Frankfurt, Germany from Travel with Drone

Get Lost this holiday season with travel links from Library Journal

They say not all who wander are lost, and perhaps that is most true of the armchair traveler.

Forget something domestic where the weather is the same and the landscape only slightly different. As an armchair traveler you can follow the footsteps of others through jungles, sleet, warzones or whatever. 

Photo of a river dredge.

Local history in your library: Dredging of the Kankakee River and the Grand Kankakee Marsh

Prior to 1852, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was the largest wetland area in North America.  The size of the marsh or “wetland” was around 500,000 acres.  It was a vast area of wildlife that drew hunters from all over the world.  Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland frequently hunted the marsh.  

Photo of an edible book titled how to eat a book 4 dummies.

Make Your Day DELICIOUS With a Stack of New Adult Fiction From JCPL!!

In “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, you’ll meet a tiny mouse that turns out to be quite bossy, sending a little boy on one errand after another throughout the day. It starts with one, single cookie.

Photo of Logan Judy signing books after the program at the library.

NaNoWriMo publishing program filled with advice for authors

Tuesday night's program by Jasper County author Logan Judy was a fantastic way to start off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and a great guide for those thinking about publishing their own writing.

screenshot of the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System

Are you ready to vote?

Tuesday, Nov. 4 is election day in Indiana and here are some last minute notes to help you make the most of it:

CAPS LOCK DAY IS HERE!! CELEBRATE BY READING SOME GREAT, NEW FICTION FROM JCPL!!

It is October 22, 2014; a very special day for those of us who type. You’ll SHOUT FOR JOY, JUMP FOR JOY, AND HAVE A JUBILEE when you discover that October 22 is solely devoted to INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

iPad icons for next issue, nwi.com, awesome box and the jcpl website

Read magazines, learn new technology

At Jasper County Public Libraries, you can explore the world of tablet computing in a safe, helpful environment and catch up on your magazine reading at the same time.

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