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Time Marches On! Celebrate the Month of March With These New Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

It’s March, and there is so much to celebrate! As Dr. Seuss, one of my most favorite of authors would say, “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

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A Jasper by any other name

Did you ever wonder how our county chose its name?

When Indiana was being divided up and organized into counties, they often chose to honor Revolutionary War heroes.  On March 15, 1838 our county was named after Sergeant William Jasper.

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What's In Your Wallet? If It's Your JCPL Card, Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles!

What’s in YOUR wallet? This is a question asked by a popular celebrity on a current TV commercial advertisement. In our house the question happens to have more to do with what’s in your pocket than what’s in your wallet.

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Get ready for tax season at your library

Monday, Jan. 29 is the first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be Tuesday, April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

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Cool & Creative Adult Fiction, Available Now @ JCPL!

When ‘ugh…’ is the best word that you can come up with to describe your feelings about a situation, you know it’s not good. I am referring to Old Man Winter, of course, which could be described with these words: rain, sleet, snow, blow, repeat, all with temperatures that could freeze an Alaskan.

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Ring in the new year with Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus celebrates 200 years since it was first published on January 1, 1818.

Jasper County Public Libraries are excited to join ranks with Indiana Humanities and the Indiana State Library in celebrating this archetypal novel in this landmark year.

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Library art walls are invitation to inspire

The Wheatfield Library would like to extend a warm thank you to artists and photographers who have shared their collections with the library and our community by showcasing them on the art-wall in the library.

Eat, Read and Be Merry This December With a Good Read From JCPL!

Christmas is for kids. Making lists of their heart’s desires and dreaming of all the presents under the tree consumes them in the month of December. For adults, I believe it’s all about the food. Great meals and sweet treats; that’s what the month of December is about for adults, and it turns out that for once, I am right!

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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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