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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.”

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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.

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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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October is a month of celebrations

We all know about Halloween being celebrated on October 31st, but did you know there are several other celebrations throughout the month as well? Here are just a few more to explore and learn about:

Festival Of Sukkot Begins sundown October 4

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Happy Fall Y'all! A September to Remember With New Fiction @ JCPL!

It’s September, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; everywhere I go.

Mixed in with the scary Halloween costumes and decorations are glistening lights, colorful garlands and even decorated Christmas trees.

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JC Military Gravesites Project now available at libraries and online

In honor of Jasper County military veterans, Kyle Eenigenburg has presented each branch of the Jasper County Public Library with a binder detailing military veterans buried in Jasper County cemeteries.

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September is good time to be prepared

No one wants to think about the unthinkable, but that is exactly what National Preparedness Month (ready.gov) is encouraging us to do.  The idea is to be prepared for the “worst case scenario.”

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