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Here Comes the Sun: Shedding Light on the Summer Solstice

“Thy eternal summer shall not fade.”  “Sonnet XVIII” by William Shakespeare   So what is a solstice, exactly? The word solstice comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and stitium (still or stopped) to indicate that the Sun appears to stop moving in the sky as it... read more

Outdoor Spaces at LPCPL

Experience the Outdoor Spaces at LPCPL   When you visit an LPCPL location, you may notice some unique features. Each location has an outdoor educational space dedicated to encouraging learning experiences! These spaces are tailored to the location they exist at,... read more

Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Children should be introduced to picture books in their first few years. This will help them become good readers in the future. The purpose of The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is to encourage parents, caregivers, and very young children to interact together... read more

Adult Literacy

For the 800,000 to 1,500,000 Hoosier adults who read basic or below basic levels of comprehension, it can be difficult to function effectively in the world as we live in it now.1 Healthcare becomes a problem when a person is unable to read and understand health... read more

Create a Fun Menu Using Library Cookbooks

The heading “Queer Names for the Good Things to Eat” caught my attention in the Thursday, August 11, 1910 Argus-Bulletin newspaper on page one. The article was actually the menu and program for the Indiana Optical Association banquet in La Porte. Here are some of the... read more

100 Years Ago in May 1921

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in May, 1921. Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can be different. Yet accidents, business, crime, and war still make headlines. Want to read the whole article? It’s on... read more


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