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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.  

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Make Your Day DELICIOUS With a Stack of New Adult Fiction From JCPL!!

In “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, you’ll meet a tiny mouse that turns out to be quite bossy, sending a little boy on one errand after another throughout the day. It starts with one, single cookie.

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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.

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Are you ready to vote?

Tuesday, Nov. 4 is election day in Indiana and here are some last minute notes to help you make the most of it:

CAPS LOCK DAY IS HERE!! CELEBRATE BY READING SOME GREAT, NEW FICTION FROM JCPL!!

It is October 22, 2014; a very special day for those of us who type. You’ll SHOUT FOR JOY, JUMP FOR JOY, AND HAVE A JUBILEE when you discover that October 22 is solely devoted to INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

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Read magazines, learn new technology

At Jasper County Public Libraries, you can explore the world of tablet computing in a safe, helpful environment and catch up on your magazine reading at the same time.

Library Celebrates Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2014 is October 12-18, and the Jasper County Public Library is celebrating this national event with drawings for prizes and special programs, designed just for teens.

Author Rosemary Gard

Friends of the DeMotte Library host author visit in October

The Destiny Trilogy opens on the lovely Croatian countryside in the late 1800’s, where an infant, near death, miraculously survives. So begins Katya’s journey in “Destiny’s Dowry,” continuing in “Destiny Denied” and concluding in “Destiny’s Dance,” all written by Rosemary Gard.

Edward Cullen (of Twilight) supports voting.

Oct. 6 Last day to register to vote

Monday October 6 is the last day to register to vote in Indiana for the fall election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. For more information about how to register, or to check that you are registered, visit the state's Election Di

Book on a Plate

Great, New Fiction: That's What's On The Menu @ Your Local Branch of JCPL!

Menu: A list of dishes available in a restaurant or any list of items or activities to choose from.

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