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Need summer reading suggestions?

Try our staff-selected booklists, available only at JCPL.

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Basic Computer

Rensselaer
Tues Jul 22, 2-3:30 p.m.

Do you need help with computers? Explore the world of windows 7 and learn the basics of computers with this class aimed at those with little or no computer experience.  Registration Required, Limit 9. Call 866-5881 to register. Contact Melissa Widner.

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Computer Q&A

Rensselaer
Tues Jul 22, 6 p.m.

Bring your computer questions to the library and we can help. This class will explore computer-related questions and topics as asked by class participants. Registration Required, Limit 9. Call 866-5881 to register. Contact Melissa Widner

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Overdrive e-books Class

Rensselaer
Wed Jul 23, 2 p
.m. or 5:30 pm

All interested adults and teens are invited to learn how to download e-books using Overdrive to a mobile device or e-reader by attending this class offered at the Rensselaer Library twice on Wednesday, July 23rd, at 2 p.m. and 5:30 pm.

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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Through OverDrive, you can check out popular eBook and eAudiobook titles with your library card and enjoy them for a two week lending period. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees.

To get started with OverDrive, first go to the Indiana Digital Download Center site and download the software that you’ll need for your system, then you can browse the collection and download your favorite titles.

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Bestsellers at JCPL

Come check our status for the latest weekly bestsellers, compiled by library staff.

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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.

BATMANAMANIA!

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!”

From Tesla with love - plasma ball science

Photo of a hand illuminated by a plasma ball.

As part of the Spark a Reaction summer reading program at Rensselaer, we pulled out an old Plasma Ball that has been around at the library probably since they first came out in the '80s.

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