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Jasper County Public Library wants to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and to help make your season brighter.
Add magic to the season by getting some traditional Christmas music for trimming the tree or get a holiday DVD to watch.
Of course there are treats to be made, and the library has many books with ideas and recipes for those special treats.
They say not all who wander are lost, and perhaps that is most true of the armchair traveler.
Forget something domestic where the weather is the same and the landscape only slightly different. As an armchair traveler you can follow the footsteps of others through jungles, sleet, warzones or whatever.
Prior to 1852, the Grand Kankakee Marsh was the largest wetland area in North America. The size of the marsh or “wetland” was around 500,000 acres. It was a vast area of wildlife that drew hunters from all over the world. Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland frequently hunted the marsh.
In “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, you’ll meet a tiny mouse that turns out to be quite bossy, sending a little boy on one errand after another throughout the day. It starts with one, single cookie.