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Close up photo of Christmas tree made of books

The Library has the magic for your holiday season

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.

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:31am
Screenshot of Frankfurt, Germany from Travel with Drone

Get Lost this holiday season with travel links from Library Journal

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. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
Photo of a river dredge.

Local history in your library: Dredging of the Kankakee River and the Grand Kankakee Marsh

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.  

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:42am
Photo of Logan Judy signing books after the program at the library.

NaNoWriMo publishing program filled with advice for authors

Tuesday night's program by Jasper County author Logan Judy was a fantastic way to start off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and a great guide for those thinking about publishing their own writing.

Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:14pm
screenshot of the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System

Are you ready to vote?

Tuesday, Nov. 4 is election day in Indiana and here are some last minute notes to help you make the most of it:

Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:51pm
iPad icons for next issue, nwi.com, awesome box and the jcpl website

Read magazines, learn new technology

At Jasper County Public Libraries, you can explore the world of tablet computing in a safe, helpful environment and catch up on your magazine reading at the same time.

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:00pm
Author Rosemary Gard

Friends of the DeMotte Library host author visit in October

The Destiny Trilogy opens on the lovely Croatian countryside in the late 1800’s, where an infant, near death, miraculously survives. So begins Katya’s journey in “Destiny’s Dowry,” continuing in “Destiny Denied” and concluding in “Destiny’s Dance,” all written by Rosemary Gard.

Posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:00pm
Edward Cullen (of Twilight) supports voting.

Oct. 6 Last day to register to vote

Monday October 6 is the last day to register to vote in Indiana for the fall election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. For more information about how to register, or to check that you are registered, visit the state's Election Di

Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:14am
Two DeMotte patrons with red clown noses - part of put your nose in a book.

Take Time Out for Reading this Friday

Celebrate the joy of the written word as we all “Take Time Out for Reading” on Friday, October 3 from 10-10:15 am, when the staff at the Jasper County Public Library will take fifteen minutes to put their nose in a book to observe this honorary tradition.

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:31pm
New app.

Overdrive announces new app

OverDrive has announced that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!

With this update, users should no longer need to set up and authorize an Adobe ID during the installation process — one of users most frequently requested enhancements.

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:08pm