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State gives consumers tips to combat identity theft

Identity theft and fraud is a concern for many Americans but Melissa Miller of the Indiana Attorney General's office says there are safeguards that can help ease troubled minds.

Miller spoke at the Rensselaer Library on June 2, sharing tips and information with patrons.

Local author Charles Kerlin to speak at Rensselaer Library in June

Charles Kerlin began writing his novel, ‘Fishing’s No Good Without You’ when he was enrolled in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate program.

Dog dreaming about dog books

Live the Life of Riley With These New Adult Fiction Titles From JCPL!

‘Working like a dog,’ ‘dog tired,’ ‘it’s a dog’s life;’ these phrases give me pause as I look over at both of my dogs, stretched out on a couch in each room, comfy and dreaming whatever dreams that dogs dream.

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What's in a name? DeMotte

Have you ever wondered where some of our small towns got their names? The Town of DeMotte's name dates back to just after the Civil War, and was named after a man from the region who was well known and respected in Jasper County.

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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.

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New Adult Fiction @ JCPL is 'The Cat's Meow!'

Cats have nine lives; I grew up believing it to be fact. I have 2 cats; one of who is an excellent escape artist and can hide herself away in unknown spaces for any length of time she wishes not to be found.

Vote now for your favorite teen (and kids) books

Don’t let the name fool you. Children’s Book Week is for teens, too! This week is all about celebrating the books that matter to you.

May 4-10, 2015 is the 96th anniversary of CBW, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

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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.”

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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

'Chew' On These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

“Outside of a dog, books are man’s best friend; inside of a dog it’s too dark to read,” quips comedian, Groucho Marx. Groucho, in all of his wisdom, sounds like he knows all about dogs. Groucho, in all of his wisdom, must know Harley, the black-lab-with-an-iron-gut-who-will-eat-anything, and I’m not kidding.

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