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Snapping, Mapping, and Rapping in Jasper County: A Bicentennial Celebration

The Jasper County Public Library is partnering with CDC Resources, Inc. to celebrate our state’s bicentennial.

This project allows interested CDC clients to learn the fundamentals of photography, take photographs of Jasper County features, and display their work in a library photo exhibit in December 2016 in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:49pm
Veterans at the Hero Tree at the Rensselaer Library in 2013.

What is a Veteran?

What is a Veteran?  A veteran is someone who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States. We honor those who served to protect us and other countries every November 11.

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans who served their county honorably during war or peacetime.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:09am
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Voting and Election information

Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 8, is less than two weeks away, but you don't have to wait to vote.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:00pm
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How well do you know the Hoosier state?

JASPER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS ‘BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BUZZ’ IN OCTOBER

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:21pm
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Meet the author Monday

Former area Pastor to discuss new book about the apocalypse

Bill Clark, the former pastor of Brushwood United Methodist north of Rensselaer, is touring Indiana and neighboring states this month promoting his recently released book, "Hope and the Approaching Apocalypse."

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00pm
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You are invited to the Hoosier Homecoming

This October, the State of Indiana would like to invite you to a birthday party, along with the rest of the Indiana family!

Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:00pm
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If you're ready, then we can help

Are you ready for some football?  If you remember that phrase, then you’re already aware that the games have, indeed, begun.

Fantasy Football fans are busy checking the stats and choosing players. They are busy setting the DVR to ensure not one minute of the game is lost to them.

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 3:13pm
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2016 Indiana Torch Relay underway

Celebrate “One” Indiana this fall with the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, a five-week program designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as one of the major commemorative events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration.

Hoosiers will also symbolically “pass the torch” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 3:52pm
Share the love Sept. 16 with hashtag eBookLove on Read an eBook Day

Share the love on Read an eBook Day

eBooks enable you to take the stories and authors you love with you anytime, anywhere. On Friday, Sept. 16, OverDrive, JCPL's provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks, invites you to join in this celebration of modern storytelling on Read an eBook Day.

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
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Confederate spy story part of Jasper County History

Indiana may have been part of the Union during the Civil War, but not everyone agreed with that decision.

Rebel sympathizers abounded in all parts of Indiana, even far remote Jasper County.

Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 12:34pm