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February 2015 Contents

printable February Newsletter (pdf)   

printable February Calendar (pdf)

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NewsRegular Features




See What's New with Wowbrary!

Wow? Really? Yes, wow! Really!

With the library’s new Wowbrary email alerts and Wowbrary widget on our homepage, you can see what new materials have been added.

Free "Wowbrary" email alerts showcase our newest items each week.

See the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children's titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library. You can even click through to the library’s catalog to see details or place a hold on an item.

Wowbrary alerts are free and do not require a library card. Go to www.wowbrary.org to sign up or learn more.

The new Wowbrary alerts quickly show what's new, whether checked out or not, all from the convenience of one's home, work, or school computer. And the alerts help those interested in just specific topics or age groups. It only takes a mouse click to see the newest arrivals in a particular area or format.



Don't want the alerts in your email, but still want to see what's new?

Just click the "Newest Arrivals" box on the library's homepage!




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Coming in March: 
Author Kelsey Timmerman

Where will you be March 16th?

Kelsey Timmerman, Indiana Emerging Author Award winner, and author of Where am I Wearing? and Where am I Eating? will be at the Jay County Public Library on Monday, March 16th at 6:30 pm.


If you would like to purchase a copy of either of his books for him to autograph at the event please fill out an order form at the library before March 5th. Cost of each book, including sales tax, is $13.24. Payment must accompany each order. Books are expected to arrive March 7th.



Learn more about Kelsey and his books at www.kelseytimmerman.com


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Heard at the Library


Tax forms are scarce!

Fewer IRS forms are provided to libraries this year.
You may need to find forms online to print, or call 1-800-829-3676 to order them sent to you.

Forms and instructions you print or copy at the library will cost 15 per sheet.

We will have plenty of the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms but no instruction books to distribute. A limited number of instruction books will be available for check out or in-library use. 

Library staff cannot give tax advice but can help with searching online and copying



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Tech Table

                Looking for help with your new electronic device?         Want to check out library ebooks but don't know how?

Stop in and get some help at our Tech Table
Saturday, February 14th, 10:00 to 11:30 am

Bring your device!



Visit the eIndiana Digital Consortium website at and check out free ebooks and eaudiobooks with your library card.

If you would like assistance getting to those free books, but can't drop in on the 14th, set up a one-to-one tech tutoring session at the library. Call 260-726-7890 or ask at the desk on your next visit.


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Cabin Fever Cures Continue!

We’re still fighting cabin fever : Read, Watch, Listen and Learn through March 16th.

Take a cabin fever cure on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am throughout the month of February.

Feb. 5 SNA Music & Movement (Special Needs Adults)

Feb. 12 Snowman Craft                                                           
               Let's make a snowman together!  See an example here
               Registration required

Feb. 19 SNA Stories & Crafts (Special Needs Adults)

Feb. 26 Coffee Cups and Book Bites (a literary social event)


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February Club Dates

Cookbook Club
February 9th, 6:00 p.m.
This theme calls for a little research! Share a favorite dish of a U.S. President or First Lady. Bring your own table service.

JayCPL Book Club
February 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Discuss The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

JayCPL Writers Guild
February 23, 6:30 pm

Hook & Needles Club
February 24th, drop in 5:00—7:00 p.m.
With your holiday projects done, what are you working on now? Bring your own supplies. Share patterns, ideas, skills.


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Library Board of Trustees Update

January’s meeting included a small celebration of Duane Sautbine’s service to the board.  Books were purchased for the collection in honor of his service.  Duane served two terms from 2007 to 2014 and served as President the past two years.

(from left, Director Eric Hinderliter, Duane Sautbine, incoming President Mike McKee)


2015 Library Board of Trustees and Officers and appointing bodies

President - Mike McKee (County Council)
Vice-President - Joel Roberts (Jay Schools)
Secretary - Hannah Hughes (County Commissioners)
Treasurer - Holly Weaver (Jay Schools)
Assistant Treasurer - Irene Heare (County Commissioners)
Member - Darrell Borders (County Council)
Member - To be Named (Jay Schools)

Library board meetings are open to the public. The board meets the second Monday of the month at 4:00 pm.

Meetings scheduled for the remainder of 2015 are:

February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 24
October 12
November 9
December 14


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Friends of the Library

It's membership drive time.  Join the Friends who love their library.

Dues help underwrite ongoing Friends’ programs that support the library. Your volunteer time can help with mounting the annual book sale, providing hospitality at special events and adding needed manpower at library programs. Your advocacy helps tell the community about the valuable resources we all share at the library.

The Friends meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to conduct business and fold the library newsletter. Not all members are able to attend each meeting, but all are welcome. Membership is $10/individual and $20/family per year, and you can make additional donations. See the membership form.

Next regular Friends of the Library meeting is Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Come spend the evening with Friends!

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Gifts to the Library

Many thanks for recent gifts to the library for the purchase of new materials and support of library programs. Gift books are marked with a bookplate.

Given in memory of Ruth Schafer
by Penny Imel

Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques / Gill Barron
Daily Painintg: Paint Small and Often to Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist / Carol Marine

Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special.  Print a donation form or for more details call the library at 260-726-7890.


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The things I want to know are in books. 
My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read.

             -- Abraham Lincoln


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