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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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A Jasper by any other name

Did you ever wonder how our county chose its name?

When Indiana was being divided up and organized into counties, they often chose to honor Revolutionary War heroes.  On March 15, 1838 our county was named after Sergeant William Jasper.

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What's In Your Wallet? If It's Your JCPL Card, Check Out These New Adult Fiction Titles!

What’s in YOUR wallet? This is a question asked by a popular celebrity on a current TV commercial advertisement. In our house the question happens to have more to do with what’s in your pocket than what’s in your wallet.

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Get ready for tax season at your library

Monday, Jan. 29 is the first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be Tuesday, April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

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Cool & Creative Adult Fiction, Available Now @ JCPL!

When ‘ugh…’ is the best word that you can come up with to describe your feelings about a situation, you know it’s not good. I am referring to Old Man Winter, of course, which could be described with these words: rain, sleet, snow, blow, repeat, all with temperatures that could freeze an Alaskan.

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