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China Stories

Wed Aug 6, 10 a.m.

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to join us for stories and activities related to China.  Lydia Chen from China will be joining us for this special story time.  Registration required, limit 12.

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August 9-16

The end-of-summer extravaganza includes a great selection of new and gently used items that will be value priced.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a program that allows you to attempt to borrow items not owned by JCPL from other libraries around the country. For more information, read on.

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Friends of the Library Meeting

Mon Aug 18, 7 p.m.

Join us for the Friends Quarterly Meeting. Become a Friend of the Library!

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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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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.

Storytime all week at the Fair

Rachael Cavinder of the Wheatfield Library reads to children at the fair

If you are out at the fair this week, looking for a cool place and a good time, stop by the Community Building from 2-3pm each day for storytime and a craft.

Miss Karla from DeMotte was out on Monday and will be back on Friday. Miss Rachael from Wheatfield was out on Tuesday and Miss Nancy from Rensselaer will be out on Thursday.


June Batman display at the Rensselaer Library.

DC Entertainment has declared that July 23 will be “Batman Day” to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary

New Adult Fiction From JCPL is "The Real Thing!"

Butter vs. margarine; there used to be a commercial with a woman dressed as Mother Nature, who, when challenged about the benefits of margarine vs. butter, coined the phrase, “You can’t fool Mother Nature!”

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