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Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a pathway to freedom for those held in the bondage of slavery during the 1800’s. Formed by ordinary people, this extraordinary secret passageway brought escape from a world of oppression to many.

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:58am

Information Blackout

Today sites around the internet are either shutting down for 24 hours, or have altered their logos in some way to draw attention to two bills pending in the U.S. Legislature this year.

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:04am

Tax Forms Starting To Arrive

The first tax forms and booklets are starting to arrive at the library, and more shipments are expected in the coming days.

As in previous years, we may not have the form you need, and we cannot advise you as to which form you need, but if you know the form number, we can print it for you from the Internet at 10 cents per page.

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:20am
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A time to remember

If you missed seeing the movie based on Kathryn Stockett's The Help earlier this month at DeMotte, there is another showing Tuesday Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m.at the Rensselaer Library and Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Wheatfield Library.

Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:57am

Last Weekend for Seuss Exhibit

If you wanted to take a trip this weekend, there are worst places than Chicago, where it's the last weekend for the Dr. Seuss & The Art of Invention exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:36am

New Year, New JCPL Website!

Welcome to the new JCPL website! Take a look around, knock some dust off the displays.

In a way a new website is kind of like moving into a new library home in the physical world. The books are the same, and a lot of the features seem familiar, but there are new paths to get used to, and new nooks and crannies to explore everywhere. Trust us when we say this is not last year's web library.

Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 4:03pm

Illustrated poetry and haiku of Pat Kopanda now at the DeMotte Library

Art comes in many forms, and for local resident, Pat Kopanda, inspiration comes in the form of words combined with illustrations in poetry, haiku and couplets. During the months of November and December, the illustrated writings of Pat Kopanda will be on display on the art wall of the DeMotte Library.

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 9:39am

Stormy weather? Stock up on books at the library

There is nothing like a power outage to make you appreciate the value of a good book and a flashlight.

Stop in at the library and browse through our stacks of modern novels, true crime, biographies, romance. Get lost in history, or a good vampire romance, or discover a new talent.

Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 2:37pm