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How well do you know the Hoosier state?


Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:21pm
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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: Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00am
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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: Monday, October 3, 2016 - 12:00am
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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 - 4:13pm
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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 - 4:52pm
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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: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00am
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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 - 1:34pm
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DeMotte Library Celebrates 50 Years

On Monday, Aug. 15, the DeMotte Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The first library, opened on Monday, Aug. 15, 1966, occupied a small room in a building just north of the railroad tracks.

Keith Robinson, who was the publisher of the Kankakee Valley Post News and owner of the building agreed to share his space with the library.

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
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Discover Indiana's wild places and literature with 'Next Indiana Campfires'

From the sandy dunes in the north to the rolling hills in the south, Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers.

The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded for the 1916 Centennial are legacies we enjoy today, and a challenge for us to consider, what will we leave for the future?

Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:28pm