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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.

Logo for Indiana Human Trafficking anti-prostitution campaign

How can you help with Human Trafficking?

January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It’s sad but true: here in this country, here in this state, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves.

They are trapped in lives of misery—often beaten, starved, and forced to work as prostitutes or to take grueling jobs as migrant, domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay.

book with campfire in background

Hike on Over to Your Local Branch of JCPL for Great, New Fiction!!

Plenty of vacations taken through the years stand out in my mind. Isn’t it always nice to get away? Nicer, still, to get home and just enjoy relaxing with your family.

Some folks like adventure; some like scenery; others just enjoy the thrill of seeing something different.

talking book player unit and book cartridge

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.

old-fashioned book card reading Happy Holidays

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. 

parachute dropping books

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.

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