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Watching the movie, “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” I was taken back a few years to when my kids were small and I used to have to cut their food for them.

Back Home Again in Rensselaer poses with Mayor Wood at Hanley Park

This year, the City of Rensselaer is competing with several other communities in Indiana for a chance to be chosen by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2012 "Back Home Again in Indiana" Community Outreach Program to receive a $20,000 grant.

Teachers, librarians, parents, publishers - they're all focused on you this week! Children's Book Week is the time to celebrate the amazing choices you have at the library and bookstore. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history...you can find anything between the pages of a book!

With summer just around the corner, I'm sure you're already starting to ponder how you'll spend your time.

Are you interested in something that allows you to spend time with friends, be in an air-conditioned facility, and have fun? Well, then the library is where you need to be!

May is

Get Caught Reading Month. Check out KidsReads.com and discover a new author today. Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading this month!

Starting out my adult life as a hairdresser, I discovered that there is some confusion about the word “beautician.” Because it rhymes with “magician,” there are misconceptions about the job description...

National Parks Week 2012 - Picture Yourself in a Park

It's National Parks Week and through Sunday, April 29, you can get into any national park for free.

Hundreds of volunteers help out at events all year long at our local libraries. Thanks to their efforts, we are able to make all of the programs and services we offer stretch a little bit farther and look a little bit brighter.

It was just four days ago (give or take a century) that the RMS Titanic set sail from Ireland, headed for the White Star docks at New York City.

Of course, we know the Titanic never completed its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It was 100 years ago this morning (April 15) that the ship met its tragic fate and became one of the most famous sea voyages in history.

In past articles, I’ve shared some of my overwhelmingly unfortunate painting incidents with you; there was the time I accidentally painted my poor tabby cat an earthy brown color...

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