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Drawing of a young woman presenting portraits of Washington and Lincoln.

On the third Monday in February, dating back to 1885, we celebrate a federal holiday called ‘Washington’s Birthday’.  Many people refer to the day as ‘President’s Day’, but that is not the official name.



 

Faceless hacker with a laptop and scrolling text reading password.

Identity theft can happen at any time of year, warns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), but tax season sees a definite surge in attempts.

The IRS has joined with representatives of the software industry, tax preparation firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to combat identity theft refund fraud to protect the nation's taxpayers.



 

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January 28 is National Data Privacy Day and The American Library Association is rallying Americans to defend their Right to Privacy in a Digital Age by encouraging Americans to take charge of their private information online.



 

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If the winter ‘blahs’ have set in, fear not! The Jasper County Public Library has heard your requests for more movies & music and the time to enjoy them!



 

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January 4 is #NationalTriviaDay. Are you up to the challenge?



 

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You don’t have to wait for the January thaw to read a good book and ‘melt’ right into it!

The Rensselaer Library invites adults to read books, magazines, e-books, audio and e-audio books during the winter months, and enter their name in a drawing for weekly prizes as well as a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.



 

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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.



 

Veterans at the Hero Tree at the Rensselaer Library in 2013.

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.



 

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



 

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



 

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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."



 

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



 

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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.



 

Photo of an elderly man running with a torch followed by cars.

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.



 

Share the love Sept. 16 with hashtag eBookLove 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.