Continue Using Your Library While We’re Closed!

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Although your Library’s building is closed right now, the good news is we’re still able to connect you with learning and entertainment opportunities. From our website alone, you can explore whole worlds for free! We have digital services that give you access to books, magazines, movies, and TV shows. Through our online databases, you can

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RB Digital: A Hub for Entertainment & Education

Posted by - April 3, 2020

Even though your Library’s building is currently closed, we are just as committed as ever to providing you with entertainment and learning options. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the many free digital resources you have access to as a JCPL card holder. RB Digital is one of those great resources. It’s your ticket

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Census 2020 Begins

Posted by - March 11, 2020

The 2020 Census fulfills our nation’s constitutional requirement to count and record all residents of the United States every ten years. This year’s census marks a historic first as the first count to include an entirely digital option in which the form can be completed and submitted online. The Census Bureau began sending out information

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African Americans, Women, and the Vote

Posted by - March 5, 2020

In 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind—it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact—I can only submit

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Breakerspace Workshop for All Ages

Posted by - March 2, 2020

Ever wondered what goes on inside your computer, cellphone, or household appliances to make them work? Now is your chance to find out! Come learn how these items operate by breaking them open at your Library’s Breakerspace Workshop on Tuesday, March 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Jones Meeting Room. Donated technology items will be

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Building Community Through Song

Posted by - March 1, 2020

SING-ALONGS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Your Library is partnering with a group of local singing enthusiasts for bi-weekly Community Sing-Alongs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, these gatherings will meet in the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The sing-alongs are open to the public of

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Titles on Tap: Books & Brews at JRH Brewing

Posted by - February 10, 2020

We’re so excited to partner with JRH Brewing for “Titles on Tap” on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. The event is at the brewery, and there will be three JCPL librarians on site with book “flights,” or selections of diverse titles and genres. You can sample and discuss books with the librarians and check

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Staff Movie Review: “The Apu Trilogy”

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Thanks to JCPL’s Acquisitions and Serial Clerk, Michael Evanochko, for sharing his thoughts on “The Apu Trilogy”. You can find it in our catalog here. —– “Mesmerizing” is always the first word that comes to mind when I think of “The Apu Trilogy”, an insightful, thought-provoking, documentary-style work by Director Satyajit Ray that was released

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The Heart of Your Library

Posted by - January 30, 2020

A library functions through the coordination of different departments working together, much like the parts of a body. If your Library was a body, the Technical Services department would be its heart. All the items that make the Library what it is—a vibrant hub for learning and entertainment—flow through Technical Services and are pumped throughout

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Connecting Homeless Veterans with Housing Resources

Posted by - January 29, 2020

Your Library is committed to providing every person in our community with free access to information, which is why we partner with Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide homeless Veterans with information about housing resources. On the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m., a VA community outreach social worker is available in

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