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Celebrate April!

It is my belief that two of the most underrated holidays occur in the month of April. In fact, these holidays are so underrated that the banks and post office don’t even close!  What are these holidays you might ask?

There's No Place Like Home With a Good Book From JCPL!

“What I did On My Summer Vacation;” that’s the title for this article. Like the little group of misfits in the Wizard of Oz, parts of this trip were a wild ride.

Indiana Author W.C. Madden to visit Rensselaer Library

With a variety of books to his credit, including Lafayette: Murder and Mayhem, Church Humor, One Nation Under God, Ghost Stories of White County, Haunted Lafayette, and various sports related titles, Indiana author W.C. Madden is proud to announce his newest, and very first fiction title, Tecumseh’s Curse.

JC Historical Society celebrates 100 years of Girl Scouts

Whether you're a boy or a girl, scouting can be an important part of growing up in America. As of today, these programs are now both 100 years old or older.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Now, more than 3.2 million girls and adults are members of the organization.

Time for Recess! Start With a Good Book From JCPL!

Preschool is a fun place to be, most of the time. I have a four year old granddaughter who is just learning the ins and outs of social skills. A bad day for a four year old is when those social skills go awry.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at Your Jasper County Public Library

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, come to the library March 4-10 for special events just for you.

What are the Ides of March?

You might have heard this strange phrase before, especially if it has to do with bad luck or something spooky, but what does it mean?

It dates back to the time of the Roman Empire, and to the emperor Julius Caesar.

And the award goes to...

In the coming weeks we will be sure to fill in our ranks of movies with some of the surprise winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, aka the 2012 Oscars. In the meantime, whet your appetite with this glimpse of what we have available at the library right now:

Organize Kids' Cards

We wanted to take a moment to share the clever solution a parent came up with for organizing her daughters' library cards. Using little named toggles that can be found at many stores, she gave each daughter her own personalized card.

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