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Photo of brown hummingbird feeding on sage flowers.

Come get the buzz about hummingbirds, or anything else you like @ the library

I’m not entirely convinced that we’ve actually had Spring here locally, but I’m ready to call it Summer.  Besides, the hummingbirds are back, which I always personally associate with summer. So far only one little fellow, or gal, has dined at my feeder, but I’m certain more will follow. After all, if you feed them, they will come.

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:53am
Image of the front page of the New York Times from May 8 1945.

May is a month for remembering

Most Americans know that May is the month of Memorial Day, but they may not realize there is another May holiday, once celebrated the world over, that has been widely forgotten on this side of the ocean.

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:41pm
Autism puzzle piece ribbon

Get inspired this month by an autism tale

My sister-in-law is a Special Needs Teacher, so I was intrigued to view the movie Temple Grandin.

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:42am
U.S. Census 2020 logo over antique-looking map of the United States

Jobs and money - what the Census can do for you

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has been an important tool in helping shape government services and policy at the federal level.

Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:15pm
Photo of tulips and a hand-written sign reading 'hello spring'

Think Spring with a little help from your library!

All month long the sentiment around me has been “I’m so done with winter.” That’s all well and good, but is winter done with us?

I join in with the sentiment, and would love to simply jump forward to sometime in June.  Since time travel has not yet been perfected, (Or has it? There are books...) it might be best to simply plan ahead for better days.

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:38pm
Photos of a soda bottle, teacup and saucer, and legos used as bird feeders.

If You Feed Them... They Will Come

As the cold winds blow, winter can be a punishing time for backyard birds.  Bird feeding is important in that it provides birds with the food, water and shelter they need in the winter when natural food is in short supply.

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:56pm
Image of tax form, pen and calculator

'Tis the Season - Tax Season

We now have Instructions for Federal Form 1040 and Indiana Instructions and Forms IT40 and Indiana Schedules as well as Federal Form 1040 and the Federal Schedules.

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1:00am
Woman relaxing with ereader - You say' stuck inside' like it's a bad thing.

Now is perfect time to explore online books from home

Stuck at home for a few days? Now is a perfect time to get to know our online ebook services.

We offer two services that let you check out books on smart phones and tablets - OverDrive/Libby and Hoopla.

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 2:57pm
Image of the check used to buy Alaska, from Wikipedia.

Seward's Folly Celebrates an Anniversary

Last month, a group of school children entered the library and returned many books about each of the 50 states.  They were excited to share their new-found knowledge. 

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:34am
Photo of Lincoln Memorial

RPL Hosts Abraham Lincoln Presenter, Display in January

History buffs, students and the whole community are invited to the Rensselaer Library in January to honor one of the nation's best-loved presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Two special one-of-a-kind programs will pay tribute to the 16th President between Jan. 17-21.

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:00am