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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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Be a Book Lover This Summer With These New Adult Fiction Titles!

We waited and waited; sometimes patiently, sometimes not so much. All that waiting has paid off, however, because summer is finally here!

The month of June is just the beginning, and then it will be July 4th and then the month of August, which heralds the end of all we waited for.

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All across America, May is time for military appreciation

Besides the two most recognizable days we celebrate in May, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, there are two more very important days: Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces Day.

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The Month of May: So Much to Celebrate, Including These Great, New Adult Fiction Titles!

The month of April honors the poet in all of us, and so we celebrate with National Poetry Month all month long.

The month of May has many holidays and specially designated days to its credit, not the least of which is ‘National Lost Sock Day Memorial Day’ on May 9th.

Questions about Autism? Your library can help!

April is National Autism Awareness Month, but for many families it is Autism Awareness every month.

So this is a good time to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to tens of thousands of families facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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Libraries Lead! Celebrate Your Local Branch of JCPL With These New Adult Fiction Titles!

Libraries Lead; that is the theme for this year’s National Library Week, celebrated April 8-14.

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Discover women's history, and future, at your library

March is National Women’s History Month, a chance to learn about and celebrate some of the many achievements and contributions women have made throughout history.

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Time Marches On! Celebrate the Month of March With These New Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

It’s March, and there is so much to celebrate! As Dr. Seuss, one of my most favorite of authors would say, “You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”

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