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Have you heard of the Pickle Principle? At JCPL, the Pickle Principle has become a daily way of making sure that everybody who visits us “gets the pickle!”

The Pickle Principle was hatched by Bob Farrell, an entrepreneur who personally received a letter from a disgruntled customer whose waitress wanted to charge him for an extra slice of pickle on his hamburger.

Tuesday morning as East Coast residents woke to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the pleas were already being made for blood donations, funds donations, and other ways for those of us who can to help our fellow Americans.

November is

Aviation History Month

With only two weeks to go before the general election on Nov. 6, most voters are already secure in their picks for the main races. But the races at the state and community level may still hold some questions for local voters.

Moby Dick is one of those books you might have been required to read in high school or college, and afterward you scrape yourself off the deck, count yourself lucky to have survived, and like its narrator, Ishmael, you attempt to move on.

I love one stop shopping. It saves time and energy.

To be able to shop in a department store where I can find grocery items as well as household and other things I need is pretty handy indeed.

In some one stop shopping centers you can even sit down and eat or get a meal-deal to go.

This week the library owes a great deal of thanks to a group of volunteers who count for us in very special ways.

Every year the library selects a week to conduct a count of our usage, using this "typical week" as a sort of survey for what our average usage is all year long.

October is

National Arts and Humanities Month. Check out one of our many How to Draw books this month.

David Feldman is popular for his “Imponderables” books. Working as a columnist and sportscaster for a number of years, Dave has been asked questions during that time that he felt everybody wondered about from time to time, and decided to compile them into titles of his own.

Some of you might answer “Indiana,” some might answer “America,” while others might have strong ties to their cultural heritage and provide an answer that relates to places from which their parents and grandparents immigrated. 

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