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In 2017, Enjoy Books Worth Melting For at your library

You don’t have to wait for the January thaw to read a good book and ‘melt’ right into it!

The Rensselaer Library invites adults to read books, magazines, e-books, audio and e-audio books during the winter months, and enter their name in a drawing for weekly prizes as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

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Snapping, Mapping, and Rapping in Jasper County: A Bicentennial Celebration

The Jasper County Public Library is partnering with CDC Resources, Inc. to celebrate our state’s bicentennial.

This project allows interested CDC clients to learn the fundamentals of photography, take photographs of Jasper County features, and display their work in a library photo exhibit in December 2016 in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.

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'Tis the Season for New Adult Fiction @ JCPL!

‘Tis the season, if you know what I mean; coughing, sneezing, wheezing and freezing, even with unseasonable 60 degree temps outside; you have an old-fashioned, miserable cold.

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What is a Veteran?

What is a Veteran?  A veteran is someone who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States. We honor those who served to protect us and other countries every November 11.

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans who served their county honorably during war or peacetime.

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Voting and Election information

Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8, is less than two weeks away, but you don't have to wait to vote.

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Choose A New Fiction Title Behind Door Number One, Door Number Two or Door Number Three!

Would you like the prize behind door number one, door number two or door number three? That is how the game “Let’s Make a Deal” goes.

Moving my daughter into her new home, it became apparent to me that 1.) I am just as much a directional dyslexic indoors as outdoors and 2.) There are too many doors in her house for me to choose the right one.

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How well do you know the Hoosier state?

JASPER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS ‘BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BUZZ’ IN OCTOBER

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Meet the author Monday

Former area Pastor to discuss new book about the apocalypse

Bill Clark, the former pastor of Brushwood United Methodist north of Rensselaer, is touring Indiana and neighboring states this month promoting his recently released book, "Hope and the Approaching Apocalypse."

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You are invited to the Hoosier Homecoming

This October, the State of Indiana would like to invite you to a birthday party, along with the rest of the Indiana family!

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If you're ready, then we can help

Are you ready for some football?  If you remember that phrase, then you’re already aware that the games have, indeed, begun.

Fantasy Football fans are busy checking the stats and choosing players. They are busy setting the DVR to ensure not one minute of the game is lost to them.

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