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Photographers urged to submit to Bicentennial Book by May 15

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting Hoosier photographers to submit photos for the Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State coffee table book that will be available for sale during 2016.

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:01am
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Plant a Seed, Grow a Future

I remember the proud smiles on the dusty faces of my nieces as they arrived home after going to work with their dad for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”

Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00pm
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ILF: Librarians Serve in both Traditional and Technology-driven Roles

(National Library Week April 12-18, 2015)

By Susan Akers, Executive Director, Indiana Library Federation

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:00pm
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Explore unlimited possibilities during National Library Week

David Baldacci to serve as Honorary Chair

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 12-18 this year.

Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:00pm
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JCPL can help with spring fever

Days are getting longer. Temperatures are inching higher. Spring is a real possibility.  If others are as excited about the prospect as I am, then now is a good time to think about some things to help ready our abodes for that most wonderful time of year – and the library can help!

Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:05pm
Apple pie with a pi shape cut in the crust

Celebrate the Pi Day of the Century @ Rensselaer Library

Join us at the Rensselaer Library on Saturday, March 14 at 9:26 a.m. as we celebrate one of the most interesting numbers with mini pies, a brief pi demonstration and pi crafts for all ages.

This will be a perfect way for families to spend time before the program at 10 am featuring Iditarod musher Karen Land.

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 3:34pm
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Heritage Quest database getting new look and feel

Coming March 4, 2015, HeritageQuest Online, one of the two leading genealogy databases offered at the Jasper County Public Library, will be improved and enhanced with a much richer content set and a more powerful, intuitive interface.

Among the content changes coming in this upgrade:

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:00am
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College Goal Sunday 2015 coming to Saint Joseph's College

Saint Joseph's College will be one of 37 sites in Indiana this year to host College Goal Sunday, a program that helps college-bound Indiana students who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2015, and their families, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 12:00am
Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information

IRS: Online is the best place to go for Tax products in 2015

Patrons are looking for federal tax forms, and your local library can help, but you will probably have to get what you need this year from the world wide web.

The IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program has informed us many of the forms and booklets we have received in the past for patrons will not be shipped this year.

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:18pm
Photo of men with metal buckets in front of businesses while a fire rages.

Remembering the DeMotte Fire of 1936

April 15, 1936, was a day that almost took DeMotte off the map. Most of the businesses were destroyed by a massive fire.

The fire originated from a trash fire behind a couple of the businesses on the west side of street about mid afternoon. The wind had picked up and quickly took those ashes and spread them catching the buildings on fire.

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00am