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This April, JCPL 'Showers' Us With New Adult Fiction, and That's No Joke!

April 1st has come and gone, but my grandkids are firm believers in April Fool’s Day jokes and pranks.

My five year old grandson is just getting his feet wet with the idea of April Fool’s Day, and told me that morning that he is going to ‘pwank me.’ It was too early in the morning to try and decipher what that meant, but I asked him to repeat himself.

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'200 Years in 200 Objects' invites you to celebrate Hoosier life

If you haven’t heard, Indiana is turning 200 years old this year!

On December 11, 1816, President James Madison admitted the frontier territory of Indiana into the United States as the 19th state.

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JCPL offering free Financial Rating Service during Money Smart Week

In celebration of Money Smart Week, Grey House Publishing is providing libraries and their patrons free access to its Financial Ratings Series Online informed descisions about their insurance, Medicare, banking, and investment options. This resource tells users:

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Get refreshed on Earth Day with books from your library

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY APRIL 22nd

On Earth Day, take a long walk and enjoy the breeze and soak up the sun.  Why not plant a tree, vegetables or flowers?  Refresh yourself by walking through a nearby woods and listen to the birds sing.

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Step back in time with local yearbooks archives

Treasured memories from your high school days can now be accessed digitally via the Jasper County Public Library’s website, where you can find a link to our Yearbook Archive on the library’s homepage.

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Keep your baby young and fresh with these tips during National Car Care Month

In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips!

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OverDrive offers free read of American Sniper through March 31

Now through March 31, users from over 21,000 libraries around the world can borrow the eBook and eAudiobook of the #1 New York Times best selling American Sniper without any wait lists or holds via the OverDrive digital service.

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The two-wheeled signs of spring

Is winter officially over with the first motorcycle sighting? I would like to think so. Certainly these brave souls on their (mostly) two-wheeled contraptions must be the harbingers of spring.

Or, perhaps they’re overwhelmingly optimistic. Either way, seeing several riders between our recent “snow events” made me think about motorcycles in general.

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Create it at Your Library

Wearable tech, cool accessories, fun art. Whatever you are into, you can find the plans, and sometimes the materials, to Create it at Your Library.

Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.

You'll Vote for These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Super Tuesday is behind us and the candidates for the 2016 Presidential election are making their cases, addressing the issues of today: 1.) balance the budget 2.) tax reform 3.) immigration laws 4.) health insurance regulation 5.) defense spending; the list goes on and on.

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