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DeMotte Historical Society Celebrates 20 Years in 2017

Posted on Fri 04/28/2017 | in Between the Lines

On Jan. 2, 1997 a group of individuals with the same passion for preserving the history of DeMotte held their first organizational meeting.  The first board members were Donna Lageveen, Jack Hart, Kathleen Van Der Molen, Norman Chappell, Irene Evans, Robert Cheever and George Konovsky.

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Take a Break With These New Adult Fiction Titles @ JCPL!

Posted on Sun 04/9/2017 | in Good reads @ JCPL

“Get a puppy,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And so, guess what I did? I got a puppy; a little fireball of a puppy who is a like a tornado, a whirlwind in constant motion.

All 7 pounds of her has me whipped by the end of the day. Always on the lookout for trouble, she is sure to find it, lurking in a corner of the house that I somehow missed.

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Say hello to your inner bard during National Poetry Month

Posted on Mon 04/3/2017 | in Between the Lines

The celebration for National Poetry Month each April began in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets.

Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

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