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Get the Facts From These Great, New Non-Fiction Reads @ JCPL!

One of my favorite games is Trivia Crack. Am I good at it? Not really, but it’s fun trying to remember what I learned in geography, history, science, & art, and how much I pay attention to the world of entertainment and sports.

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May the books be with you on Star Wars Reads Day

Read more, you must! Get ready for Star Wars Reads Day you can.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries and other vendors will celebrate the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day, a fun day celebrating Star Wars storytelling.

Stuffed animals wearing superhero costumes.

Stuffed-animal superhero academy was a blast

Hello boys and girls!

My name is Darby and I live in the big doghouse over at the Wheatfield Library. I spend most of my time lying on top of the dog house roof, but last month we had a bit of excitement at the library. 

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Autumn's beauty is a great reason to plan a road trip

Living in Indiana, one becomes familiar with nature's knack for being frivolous. Just when summer seems to have come to an end, temperatures climb.

There are, however, clear indicators that autumn follows on the heels of summer. Certainly the emerging colors of the sumac and sassafras in the woods are a portent of cooler days.

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Enjoy These New Adult Fiction Titles Thoroughly, Through and Through!

American pianist, conductor and composer, David Burge had it right when he said, “Yes, the English language can be weird. It can be understood through tough, thorough thought, though.”

Though the thought behind this tough sentence might be thorough, the toughest thought, is that although thorough, it may be true, through and through.

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Six places to find your next favorite song

Everybody loves music. We may not all agree on what we like, but we know what we like when we hear it. And with these sites, you can find some more of what you like.

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Check Me Out: The Black Book of Colors

"Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers,” starts this elegant and beautiful children's book from Venezuela.

Charlie Halleck is presented with a street sign bearing his name.

Happy Birthday Charlie Halleck

DeMotte statesman was born 115 years ago Saturday

Charles A. Halleck was one of DeMotte’s renowned sons.  He was born August 22, 1900 in a small house near the railroad tracks to Abraham and Lura Halleck.  His parents moved to Rensselaer when he was a small child.

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Keep from drowning in homework with our new Student Portal

Do you think you have too much homework?

Well, you may be right.

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You'll Find Your Very Own 'One of a Kind' New Fiction Title @ JCPL!

It is said that no two snowflakes are alike. There is a scientific explanation for this phenomena; something to do with ice, molecules, hydrogen and oxygen. I am no scientist, but I do know that when it comes to the human race, no two people are exactly alike, either.

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