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Photo of Col. Mark L. DeMotte

Have you ever wondered where some of our small towns got their names? The Town of DeMotte's name dates back to just after the Civil War, and was named after a man from the region who was well known and respected in Jasper County.



 

Celebrating 200 Years Bicentennial Logo

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is inviting Hoosier photographers to submit photos for the Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State coffee table book that will be available for sale during 2016.



 

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I remember the proud smiles on the dusty faces of my nieces as they arrived home after going to work with their dad for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”



 

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(National Library Week April 12-18, 2015)

By Susan Akers, Executive Director, Indiana Library Federation



 

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David Baldacci to serve as Honorary Chair

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 12-18 this year.



 

image of book spawning butterflies

Days are getting longer. Temperatures are inching higher. Spring is a real possibility.  If others are as excited about the prospect as I am, then now is a good time to think about some things to help ready our abodes for that most wonderful time of year – and the library can help!



 

Apple pie with a pi shape cut in the crust

Join us at the Rensselaer Library on Saturday, March 14 at 9:26 a.m. as we celebrate one of the most interesting numbers with mini pies, a brief pi demonstration and pi crafts for all ages.

This will be a perfect way for families to spend time before the program at 10 am featuring Iditarod musher Karen Land.



 

Screenshot of new and old versions of Heritage Quest

Coming March 4, 2015, HeritageQuest Online, one of the two leading genealogy databases offered at the Jasper County Public Library, will be improved and enhanced with a much richer content set and a more powerful, intuitive interface.

Among the content changes coming in this upgrade:



 

College Goal Sunday Logo and Saint Joseph's College Logo

Saint Joseph's College will be one of 37 sites in Indiana this year to host College Goal Sunday, a program that helps college-bound Indiana students who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2015, and their families, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).



 

Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information

Patrons are looking for federal tax forms, and your local library can help, but you will probably have to get what you need this year from the world wide web.

The IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program has informed us many of the forms and booklets we have received in the past for patrons will not be shipped this year.



 

Photo of men with metal buckets in front of businesses while a fire rages.

April 15, 1936, was a day that almost took DeMotte off the map. Most of the businesses were destroyed by a massive fire.

The fire originated from a trash fire behind a couple of the businesses on the west side of street about mid afternoon. The wind had picked up and quickly took those ashes and spread them catching the buildings on fire.



 

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is arriving in the United States this year as part of an international effort to protect Internet citizens, especially children and young adults, from the potential of online harm.



 

Pie chart of Jasper County employment statistics from guide

Did you know Jasper County is the third largest county in Indiana, with a total of 560 square miles? Or that it is the leading agricultural-producing county in the state?



 

Cartoon of fish facing a hook.

Throughout the year, scam artists pose as legitimate entities — such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other government agencies, and financial institutions — in an attempt to defraud taxpayers. During tax season, it is more critical than ever to protect sensitive information online.



 

Image of interlocking puzzle pieces.

Winter has arrived, with blowing snow and wild wind chills; great weather to make a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with a jigsaw puzzle.