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Help create a better Internet on Safer Internet Day, February 10

Safer Internet Day (SID) is arriving in the United States this year as part of an international effort to protect Internet citizens, especially children and young adults, from the potential of online harm.

Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00am
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New economic development guide to Jasper County is out

Did you know Jasper County is the third largest county in Indiana, with a total of 560 square miles? Or that it is the leading agricultural-producing county in the state?

Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00am
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IRS Warns of Online Scams

Throughout the year, scam artists pose as legitimate entities — such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other government agencies, and financial institutions — in an attempt to defraud taxpayers. During tax season, it is more critical than ever to protect sensitive information online.

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:24pm
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Get puzzled all over again at the DeMotte Library this winter

Winter has arrived, with blowing snow and wild wind chills; great weather to make a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with a jigsaw puzzle.

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:00am
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Remembering the inspiration and legacy, 50 years later

Monday, January 19, 2015 is the Federal holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. 

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history to about 250,000 people.

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:00am
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Coming in January - new look for website

Coming in January the Jasper County Public Library website - - is getting a new look designed to make it more useful for patrons, and easier to access on a variety of mobile platforms.

Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 12:00am
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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
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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
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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
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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