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A Jasper by any other name

Did you ever wonder how our county chose its name?

When Indiana was being divided up and organized into counties, they often chose to honor Revolutionary War heroes.  On March 15, 1838 our county was named after Sergeant William Jasper.

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:47pm
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Get ready for tax season at your library

Monday, Jan. 29 is the first day the IRS will begin accepting tax returns in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be Tuesday, April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
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Ring in the new year with Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus celebrates 200 years since it was first published on January 1, 1818.

Jasper County Public Libraries are excited to join ranks with Indiana Humanities and the Indiana State Library in celebrating this archetypal novel in this landmark year.

Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Wheatfield Library Photo Wall

Library art walls are invitation to inspire

The Wheatfield Library would like to extend a warm thank you to artists and photographers who have shared their collections with the library and our community by showcasing them on the art-wall in the library.

Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 4:52pm
Baby with fake mustache. Hashtag Movember.

Growing cancer awareness

Did you know No-Shave November, or its fellow program Movember, is not about keeping warm for winter, or about bucking tradition, or even about getting ready for that handlebar moustache convention in the future?

It actually started as a way to bring attention to some of the leading silent killers of men.

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:03pm
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Food pantries & Food banks - what's the difference?

With the holidays fast approaching your local food pantry is usually in need of extra donations.  Food banks and food pantries are non-profit, charitable organizations that give food to those in need.

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 9:41am
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October is a month of celebrations

We all know about Halloween being celebrated on October 31st, but did you know there are several other celebrations throughout the month as well? Here are just a few more to explore and learn about:

Festival Of Sukkot Begins sundown October 4

Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 2:58pm
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JC Military Gravesites Project now available at libraries and online

In honor of Jasper County military veterans, Kyle Eenigenburg has presented each branch of the Jasper County Public Library with a binder detailing military veterans buried in Jasper County cemeteries.

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:38am
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September is good time to be prepared

No one wants to think about the unthinkable, but that is exactly what National Preparedness Month (ready.gov) is encouraging us to do.  The idea is to be prepared for the “worst case scenario.”

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 11:00pm
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What are the dog days of summer?

Do you know the story behind the ‘Dog Days of Summer’?  Chances are unless you are a history buff, it’s not what you think.

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:00pm