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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.

The Art of the Personal Touch is Alive and Well at JCPL!

"What's shakin', bacon?" I love that Progressive Insurance commercial. There stands a woman, buying insurance from Progressive, and hovering in the background are her current insurance agents, who not only can't remember how long she's been a customer, but can't get her name straight even after she says it out loud.

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.

Think Ahead With These New Non-Fiction Titles From JCPL!

“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Ralphie’s mother in “A Christmas Story” knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if he got that Red Ryder BB Gun that he wanted so badly for Christmas, he would definitely shoot his eye out.

Variety is the Spice of Life With all That JCPL Has to Offer In Reading Material!

Shopping around is a great way to unearth deals and bargains. The best bargain, by far this holiday season, is right in your hometown, and the deals right at your fingertips.

Kick Start Your Autumn Break With These New Fiction Titles at JCPL!

Remember the story problems that we did as kids in school? Here is a story problem: If today is November 9 and there are 30 days in November and thirty one days in December and Christmas falls on December 25, how many days are left until Christmas?

"Teachable Moments" Are Within Each and Every Book You Read!

Life is full of “teachable moments.” “You learn something new every day” is my mantra.

If you’re an avid reader, you know this phrase to be true. Even if what you normally read is fiction, there’s always a grain of truth and a lesson or two in each story.

Do Eskimos really have 100 words for snow?

No. That's an exaggeration, also known as stretching the truth a little.

The different languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Canada might have anywhere from 2 to about 15 different words for snow.

Special Days in January

4 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Newberry Award-winning author of Shiloh and more than 130 childrens books was born Jan. 4, 1933

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.

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