Read Local: Author Event with Phill Jellison

Local author, Phill Jellison, will be introducing his new book, The 30 Years of Revival Meetings in Portland~Jay County~Indiana 1928-1958. Copies will be available to purchase for $25.00.

Rambling Book Talks

Watch on Facebook Live as JCPL Librarians introduce you to books, new and old, that they recommend trying.

JCPL Book Club

The JCPL Book Club meets at 7 on the 3rd Monday of each month.  New members are always welcome.

Rambling Book Talks

Watch on Facebook Live as JCPL Librarians introduce you to books, new and old, that they recommend trying.

JCPL Book Club

Discussion of “H is for Hawk”, by Helen Macdonald.

Easy New Year’s Resolution

Keep your New Year’s Resolution simple this year. Just resolve to “Read More!” Your ‘More’ can be anything you want it to be. You could read more books about health, more books about historical people or events, more classic books or debut books, maybe read more books to your kids, or even more magazines. Maybe… Read more »

Looking for a good book…

I recently read an article about how readers find the books they read. A large majority get recommendations from friends while others like to browse online sites and book shelves. GoodReads.com is a popular online site that is overflowing with recommendations, book lists and author highlights. For me, nothing beats a library when it comes… Read more »

Reading Motivation

A reader’s a wonderful thing. Very seldom are two readers exactly alike. Some read for enjoyment and escape, while others for information and inspiration. A truly versatile reader will read for any and all reasons. These types of readers are more generally classified as fiction or nonfiction readers. Personally I fall almost exclusively into the… Read more »

Try Something New

If you have made it this far and have still kept your New Year’s Resolution you are doing great. If you have already busted it then pick yourself backup, brush yourself off and try again. There have been a couple of times when I’ve resolved to make a big change and then stuck with it… Read more »

It’s a Mystery

It isn’t always the butler, but finding out “who did it” can provide hours of entertainment when you read a good mystery. As a child my favorite mystery series was Alfred Hitchcock’s Three Investigators, followed by Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden. My favorite TV shows tended to be more Scooby Doo and Murder She Wrote… Read more »