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LEGOs for everyone

International LEGO Day is celebrated on January 28th every year. That was the day in 1958 that Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, son of the company’s founder, filed a patent for the 2×4 LEGO brick.

Read for a better world Winter 2022 Jan 1 to Feb 28

Read for a Better World in 2022 with our JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program

Read for a Better World in 2022 with our JCPL Adult Winter Reading Program

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Don’t shop from home this holiday without Consumer Reports Online from your library

Just in time for the holidays, JCPL is pleased to once again offer the electronic resource Consumer Reports Online (®)

This resource will bring thousands of independent reviews of small and large appliances, home electronics, cars, and more to your fingertips and empower you as a consumer to make smarter purchasing decisions.

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Celebrate STEAM at your libraries

By now, everyone is in agreement that STEAM is good for kids - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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Fall is a perfect time to join a book club at your library

7 reasons you should join a book group

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The Olympics are Coming!

Growing up with one television and 3 main channels, I learned to enjoy watching sports programs with my father.  He always tuned in to the Olympics and we cheered on the medalists from the USA. 

I remember amazing athletic skills and record-breaking performances. I especially enjoyed watching gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and horse jumping and dressage.

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National Gardening Day is perfect time to celebrate spring

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. –Cicero

Photos of a girl with a tree in 2014 and 2019 and a quote from her mom.

Get a free tree at the library for your child for Earth Day

We are celebrating Earth Day this spring by participating in the 12th Annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program, whose aim is to provide free trees to kids every Earth Day. 

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Large family history conference goes free and virtual last weekend in February

If you've been thinking about getting into your family history, or you're a long-time digger, RootsTech Connect might be the place to be this weekend.

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Indiana Tax Forms Change

It’s that time of year when we scurry around trying to find our receipts and getting our deductions in order so we can submit our state and federal taxes.

This year, for taxes payable in 2021, we’ve been notified by the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) that they will no longer provide income tax forms or booklets for libraries to distribute.**

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