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100 years ago

It was just four days ago (give or take a century) that the RMS Titanic set sail from Ireland, headed for the White Star docks at New York City.

Of course, we know the Titanic never completed its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. It was 100 years ago this morning (April 15) that the ship met its tragic fate and became one of the most famous sea voyages in history.

Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 4:57pm

National Library Week - April 8-14, 2012

"Without librarians, I wouldn't be a writer today."

See what bestselling author and Honorary Chair of National Library Week, best selling author Brad Meltzer, has to say about the impact of libraries on his life.

Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 12:33am

You Belong @ Your Library

National Library Week honors libraries, librarians, and library staff all across the country, and is celebrated the week of April 9-14.

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:25am
Charity May Fairchild

New book to tell story of Fairchild family

This spring the Fairchild House in DeMotte will turn 90, and there will be a new book to tell the story of the family behind one of Jasper County's enduring landmarks.

Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:20pm

Indiana Author W.C. Madden to visit Rensselaer Library

With a variety of books to his credit, including Lafayette: Murder and Mayhem, Church Humor, One Nation Under God, Ghost Stories of White County, Haunted Lafayette, and various sports related titles, Indiana author W.C. Madden is proud to announce his newest, and very first fiction title, Tecumseh’s Curse.

Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 1:27am

JC Historical Society celebrates 100 years of Girl Scouts

Whether you're a boy or a girl, scouting can be an important part of growing up in America. As of today, these programs are now both 100 years old or older.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Now, more than 3.2 million girls and adults are members of the organization.

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 4:26pm

And the award goes to...

In the coming weeks we will be sure to fill in our ranks of movies with some of the surprise winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, aka the 2012 Oscars. In the meantime, whet your appetite with this glimpse of what we have available at the library right now:

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:59pm

Organize Kids' Cards

We wanted to take a moment to share the clever solution a parent came up with for organizing her daughters' library cards. Using little named toggles that can be found at many stores, she gave each daughter her own personalized card.

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 7:57am

OverDrive announces update to selected Mobile Apps

OverDrive, JCPL's provider of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, has announced the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ v2.4 for Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows Phone.

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 1:20pm

Paws to Read coming to DeMotte Library

DeMotte Library Offers “Paws to Read” Program for Elementary School Age Children

The DeMotte Public Library has gone to the Dogs! Reading assistance dogs that is. The library is pleased to announce the Paws to Read program. The program allows elementary readers the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading to a dog.

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 4:31pm