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Couple driving vintage Model-T Ford in a parade.

Keep your baby young and fresh with these tips during National Car Care Month

In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips!

Big Library Read logo and photo of American Sniper cover on tablet and phone.

OverDrive offers free read of American Sniper through March 31

Now through March 31, users from over 21,000 libraries around the world can borrow the eBook and eAudiobook of the #1 New York Times best selling American Sniper without any wait lists or holds via the OverDrive digital service.

Man riding a motorcycle while a woman in the sidecar looks on affectionately.

The two-wheeled signs of spring

Is winter officially over with the first motorcycle sighting? I would like to think so. Certainly these brave souls on their (mostly) two-wheeled contraptions must be the harbingers of spring.

Or, perhaps they’re overwhelmingly optimistic. Either way, seeing several riders between our recent “snow events” made me think about motorcycles in general.

2016 Teen Tech Week Logo

Create it at Your Library

Wearable tech, cool accessories, fun art. Whatever you are into, you can find the plans, and sometimes the materials, to Create it at Your Library.

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

You'll Vote for These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Super Tuesday is behind us and the candidates for the 2016 Presidential election are making their cases, addressing the issues of today: 1.) balance the budget 2.) tax reform 3.) immigration laws 4.) health insurance regulation 5.) defense spending; the list goes on and on.

Walter and Alberta Roorda

Names in Jasper County History - Walter Roorda

Walter J. "Walt" Roorda played an important and vital role for the town of DeMotte, as well as Jasper County. A lifelong resident of DeMotte, Mr. Roorda was a businessman, politician and statesman.

Bottle of Awesomesauce

New Adult Fiction @ JCPL is AWESOMESAUCE!

Popular in today’s fast paced society is the art of multitasking. Even our shopping trips are multitasking events, and stores cater to the multi-taskers in us by offering BOGO sales and other promotions.

Celebrate! Check out New Adult Fiction That You'll LOVE!

     February is right around the corner; it is National Heart Month, Super Bowl month, and the month that predicts whether winter will last 6 more weeks or end in a month and a half. So many more special events are set aside in February, however, and you’ve probably never heard of most of them.

boy in hat fishing with stick pole and dog, vintage photo circa 1940

Indiana State Park Pass available for checkout

In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library.

Each branch of the Jasper County Public Library now has one Indiana State Park Pass available for checkout to adult cardholders who are residents of our library district.

David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth.

Remembering David Bowie

Few artists can boast a career and fame equal to that of David Bowie. For 50 years he influenced music, pop art and culture from Asia, to America, to his native U.K.

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