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Siblings kissing

In the middle of a snowy winter, there is lots to celebrate this February. The 2014 Winter Olympics start this month, and the Year of the Horse Lunar New Year celebration co

books and movie popcorn

There are several new movies coming out this year based on amazing teen books. If you haven't had a chance to read the books yet, now is the time.

You can find these and more on the shelves at your local library. In the meantime, here are the upcoming movie trailers:

Costumed teens making video poses

Calling all teens! Break out your director skills, your smart phones or video devices, and show your love of libraries, and you could win a $275 cash prize this spring and have your video shared with libraries across the country!

Photo of the library's snow-themed winter wall

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.

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.

Photo of kids enjoying flower blossom "snow" by John-Morgan via flickr

January is Get Organized Month, National Eye Care Month and National Soup Month.

Screenshot of Consumer Reports Online, click to enlarge.

Stay informed as you shop this year using Consumer Reports online, free from your library.

Save money this year by checking consumer reviews, product rankings, and money-saving information found in Consumer Reports for the best and most reliable products.

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

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

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?

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

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