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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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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

Rensselaer
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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Morning Movie Presentation

Wheatfield
Aug 28, 10:00 a.m.

Philosophy professor, Radisson, avoids the topic of religion due to a very painful past experience.

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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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Afternoon Adventure Club

DeMotte
Aug 28, 4:00-5:00pm

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the Afternoon Adventure Club, where they will visit Edinburgh along with Chihuahua siblings, Bella and Harry.

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

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News & Views

Revive With These Brand New Adult Fiction Titles; The Great Escape!

It all started with a light fixture. Simply changing a light fixture in my dining room led to a total renovation that has lasted since March; it is now August and we can safely use the phrase, “out with the old, in with the new,” because the work is now complete.

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

Newspaper photo of weaving demonstration

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.

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