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Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield Library

Create a snowflake at the Wheatfield library and help decorate for winter! Children are invited to make a paper snowflake this month and to show off their artwork on the library's winter wall. The wall needs plenty of snowflakes to stay cold, so be sure to stop by and help! For more information about this free program, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

Rensselaer Library cancellations and schedule changes

During the recent extremely cold temperatures, the Rensselaer Library experienced broken water lines within the library due to frozen pipes in the library’s ceiling.

The staff areas were the most severely impacted so staff work stations have been relocated to library meeting rooms so that staff areas may be repaired, repainted, and re-carpeted.

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Photo of a tiny cabin on a tiny island. Photo by schmilblick via flickr.

Cabin Fever? We Have the Cure!

The grocery stores, once chock-full of bread and milk, now have shelves empty as the pockets of a bride’s father after the wedding. Why?

Photo of girls with marker drawings on their hands: peace, a heart, smiley face

What are you going to do with 2014?

According to hash tags, 2013 was a year of natural disasters, celebrity deaths and blurred social lines. Maybe some of things are better left in the past, but each year as we look back on what happened, we can choose to remember what we want.

What will you choose to make the highlights of the year? What will you choose to remember as 2014 goes by?

Indiana to offer replacement for GED in 2014

Hoosiers need to pass their GED test by the end of the year or study for and take the new test

Happy Holidays

Holiday events in Rensselaer

Our chamber of commerce has shared some upcoming events in the Rensselaer community:

Fri, Dec 6:

7a-Noon Jasper County Hospital Bazaar/Bake Sale - Lobby of Hospital

5-8p:  VFW Post 1279  Fish Fry:  Dine-in/Carry-Out.  866-7832

The Best in New Fiction From JCPL: ASAP!

"Give me the abbreviated version.” Make it short; we do, after all, live in an abbreviated USA, don’t we? I vowed I’d never text and would never do the “LOL,” etc. thing.

Now, I’ve gotten so used to sending messages via text that when I write I have a hard time remembering to form complete words and sentences.

Dipping candy canes in chocolate makes a tasty peppermint stick with a twist.

We wish you a very crafty holiday

Our annual stocking stuffer craft program at the Rensselaer Library was a ton of fun Tuesday night.

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