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Fall is great time to get cooking

Well, it is here. The word that some people dread and others love…fall!

The air is cooler, leaves are falling, and the smells of baked goods and bonfires are filling the air. With the weather cooling off, now is a great time to bake goodies that heat the house and your heart, like pies or cookies.

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America Recycles Day

November has many days that we all celebrate and take part in, November 15 should be one added to that list.  America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.

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Celebrate National Knock Knock Joke Day on Oct. 31

Did you know that National Knock Knock Joke Day is observed on October 31?  Me either, but this holiday is for jokesters of all ages.  

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Now is time to register to vote online

Tuesday, September 25, is National Voter Registration Day. This is a great time to update your voter registration information and/or register to vote.

The IN.gov Voter Portal, at indianavoters.in.gov, has made this process into a simple online form that takes only a couple of minutes to use.

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National Library Card Sign-up Month

If you haven’t visited the Jasper County Public Library recently, September is a great month to start.

During the month of September, all three branches of JCPL are celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by offering a small gift to all new JCPL library cardholders, as well as weekly drawings for current cardholders who check out items during the month.

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Let JCPL help with Back to School

The new school year is fast approaching along with the excitement of your kids seeing their friends and teachers again.  After enjoying some time off from math and science it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

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A booklist for working on your friendships

July 30th is the International Day of Friendship. Most of us have friends that we can count on but have you thought about what kind of friend you are to others?

Time Flies! Spend it With These New Titles From JCPL!

Twenty years is a long time, but the older I get the faster time goes. Time flies; that is the phrase used when we can’t fathom how quickly the days have passed. For example, I remember when the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling was introduced, and became such a hot item that the reserve list was as long as my arm. Well, I’m short, but the list was really LONG.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Rensselaer

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Tuesday, June 12, in Rensselaer to help Indiana flood survivors in Jasper, Pulaski and White counties. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Over 200 years later, the 'noblest invention' remains a sign of spring

No doubt I’m not in the minority in believing Spring was terribly hesitant to arrive here in Indiana this year. But indeed it has, and we are now again enjoying those outdoor activities we put aside for way too many months.

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