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New Items at the Library

Discover the latest items at the library, from music to movies to books, in one handy spot.

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Wild Foods

Tue Aug 26, 6-7 p.m.

Join us and come sample and learn about edible plants in your own backyard.  Registration required, limit 10.  Contact Melissa Widner with any questions.

Registration required. Call 219-866-5881 or Register Online.

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UFO (Unfinished Object ) Group

Mon Aug 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Join us on the last Monday of the month. Come and go as you can. Carve out time in your hectic schedule and come to the library to work on your unfinished Christmas or craft project, all while visiting with fellow crafters. 

All ages are welcome. Registration required, limit 15. Call 866-5881 with any questions.

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Oil Painting Class

Aug 23, 9:00am-5:00pm

You will create an oil painting that you will be proud to add to your home's decor.

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

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JCPL Online Databases

Look for a new career, repair a car or a lawnmower, find a lost relative or a good book, or ace your TASC, GRE or SAT with these free resources exclusive to JCPL Cardholders.

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Jan Aldridge-Clark Harpist

SUN Sep 14, 2 p.m.

The Friends of the Rensselaer Library are sponsoring an encore performance with Hip Harp Trio w/Jan Aldridge-Clark/Harpist. 

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Jasper County to be captured in poetry

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Attention all Jasper County poets – In 2016, the State of Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial.

OverDrive launches eReading rooms for kids and teens, ads new publisher, videos

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OverDrive, the library's eBook and eAudio provider, has introduced some changes this summer aimed to improve your online experience.

To make title choices easier for younger readers, OverDrive has introduced new age-oriented rooms for teens and children looking for ebooks online.

Touch of Dutch - How it all began

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Did you know the first annual Touch of Dutch Arts & Crafts Festival was started by the Friends of the DeMotte Library 39 years ago on August 16, 1975? The Friends wanted to find a way to benefit the DeMotte Library and give local artists and craftsmen a place to display their talents.

Wake Up Your Brain Cells With These New Fiction Titles From JCPL!

The late, great, Dr. Seuss is quoted as saying, “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” In reading my most recent fiction selection, I began to wonder about the difference between truth and fiction.

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