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How to Throw an Epic Dragon Party! By: Julie Armstrong If you have kids-or you’re a kid at heart-it’s possible that you’ve heard of those...

The Blackberry Campaign By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian From 1785 to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1795, Indiana was part of the...

Indiana Fiction By: Sherri Bonham Here are more fiction books published by Indiana authors: Cathy Day grew up in Peru, Indiana and members of her extended family...

Indiana Fiction By: Sherri Bonham The Indiana Room at the Noblesville Library is most often thought of as providing local history and genealogy resources. However, the...

Books good enough to eat! Edible Book Festival is coming to HEPL. Are you addicted to cake decorating shows such as Cake Wars, The...

Music March By: Ann Axon I am sure that most parents cruising along the information highway have run across articles about music and children’s development...

Online Library Resources for Kids By: Christina Shields You’ve just been assigned a research report for school and you cannot find any books on your topic! Don’t...

Grow With Us This Spring! By: Julia Welzen Have you heard about seed libraries? Users can “check out” seeds to grow in their own gardens...

Researching Mrs. Dr. Wheeler By: Nancy Massey Goodness! February is fast coming to a close!  Next month is Women’s History month.  What better way to celebrate...

Books Based on Books and Other Literary Works Review by: Ally Muterspaw Literary stories are imaginative and original landscapes that we encounter on a day-to-day...

Ghosts in Youth Fiction Review by: Angela Dubinger During Black History Month, the library is featuring displays in the Teen Zone and in the Youth...

200 Years of African American History By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In the newest edition of the Hamilton County Business Magazine, I’ve done an article...

Early Noblesville Street Names and Numbers By: Sherri Bonham Did you know that the Noblesville street names and numbers that we rely on were not always...

Digitizing Family Photos By: Nancy Massey Holidays often bring families together for fun times, great meals, and opportunities to take family photos. I love photos! I...

Who in the World is the Notorious RBG? By: Pam Lamberger Not many 85-year-old women are known by just their initials. Nor have many been...

Noblesville Nickelodeons By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Long before the television network Nickelodeon existed, there were real places that were given this name. These were...

Fun with Snowflakes By: Julie Armstrong There is just something magical about a snowflake. From the delicate design of each individual flake to the beauty...

Christmas a Century Ago By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian When the Christmas holiday rolled around in 1918, it was an odd sort of time, and...

Staff Picks of 2018 As we end 2018 and start getting ready to welcome 2019, we asked our staff to reflect on the books...

We’re chatting LIVE with author John Green! Thanks to the creative work of the Fishers Teen Advisory Board, the Library is proud to present...

Family Stories: Fact or Fiction By: Nancy Massey I had an uncle who was not only the unofficial family historian but who told the best family...

White River Island By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As the Riverwalk nears completion and the new White River Vision project gets underway, we are doing...

Great Adoption Books for all Ages By: Julie Armstrong Having adopted two of my children, this topic holds a special place in my heart. Here...

Finding the Perfect Book! By: Heidi Herald Are you ever in the mood to read something dark and gloomy and set in Scotland; or maybe,...

Open Enrollment Season It’s Open Enrollment Season! Here are some helpful dates to help make sure you're covered: The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs...

Teen Books Go To The Movies! By: Anders Arnold Reading YA books is always a blast, but sometimes it’s a lot of fun to see...

Noblesville Music Hall By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Noblesville has seen a variety of performance venues over the years.  The first was the “City Hall”...

Or Would You Rather Be A Fish? By: Connie Boomer While eating dinner last night my husband was telling me that there were eight squirrels...

Libraries: A Homeschoolers Best Friend By: Julie Armstrong If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time you know that libraries can be a homeschoolers best...

Look Up! -- Explore the World of Astronomy By: Heidi Herald Next Monday, July 30th, Steve Haines from the Indianapolis Astronomical Society will present a program...

A Young Inventor By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian With the opening of the Ignite Makerspace in the Fishers library, it’s a good time to talk...

Is Gaming Disorder for Real? Exploring the Question with Opposing Viewpoints and Health & Wellness Resource Center By: Pam Lamberger Do you have video-gamers in...

Did Somebody Say Ice Cream? By: Kirsten Edwards In case you need another reason to indulge this summer, July is National Ice Cream Month!  Celebrate...

Have you heard about the new Ignite Studio at HEPL? This art-focused makerspace provides a creative space for beginner, intermediate, and expert artists...

The Great American Read by PBS By: Jennifer Harmon Earlier this year, PBS announced its Great American Read initiative, a program designed to explore our collective...

Summer Reading Fun Outside! By: Lisa Glesil, Fishers Youth Services Librarian Reading books and summertime go together, but reading doesn't have to be inside!  Here are...

What Is a FamilySearch.org Affiliate Library? By: Nancy Massey What Is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library? The Hamilton East Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate library. Since FamilySearch.org...

Staff Review: Batman: The Killing Joke By: Justin Davis Alan Moore’s 1988 classic graphic novel starts with Batman visiting Arkham Asylum to see if the...

1968 - A Stand-Out Year By: Donna Lefeber 1968 was a stand-out year in the history of America and the world.  1968 brought cultural sea...

Welcome to TrueFlix! By: Julie Armstrong Non-fiction books often get overlooked when we talk about reading. Everyone wants to tell you about the last good...

Asa P. Robertson, Noblesville Maker By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian With the 500 mile race just around the corner and the opening of Ignite, the...

DIY: Make it/Take it Paper Dahlia Wreath By: Cindy Christy If you have visited the Adult Services area in Noblesville recently, you might have noticed...

Say What? By: Connie Boomer At my first job after graduating from college I had a co-worker who was fond of saying "all you'll see...

Staff Book Review: Wolfie & Fly by Cary Fagan Review by: Angela Dubinger Renata Wolfman likes facts, reading, and being by herself. She's not sure why...

Making the Grade By: Heidi Herald Have you ever used the Testing and Education Reference Center in Inspire?  This useful resource provides test preparation for...

Take a Hike By: Nickole Shipley Now that the weather is warmer you might desire to be outside more often. A great way to be...

May is Mental Health Month By: Jennifer Harmon One in five Americans have a mental illness and it affects many members of our community. The purpose...

Rainy Day Reads By: Kirsten Edwards April is made for reading.  Escape the dreary weather and curl up with a rainy day read guaranteed to...

The First Chinese Immigrants to Hamilton County By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian While Hamilton County has people of many different nationalities living here today, at...

Week of the Young Child: April 16-20 We're so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! The Week of the Young Child...

Criterion: A Mark of Quality By: Joseph Wooley “…a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films…” If you consider yourself a film buff, you probably...

No Yard? No Problem! By: Donna Lefeber Spring is here??  Don't be discouraged by our April weather so far - Spring always comes...

The Story Spinners By: Jan Bridges If you are a teen who likes to write, submit your best work to our third edition of The Story...

Female Ancestors and Census Records By: Nancy Massey March is Women’s History Month.  What better time to honor your female ancestors than to search for their...

Go Wild!: Nature Books for Spring By: Julia Welzen Now that spring is officially here (barring a stray Midwestern snowfall or two), you probably feel...

Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant If novels like Salem’s Lot and It established Stephen King as...

Leggo my Legos! By: Connie Boomer We all love those colorful little bricks called Legos. Well, maybe not so much when you find them with...

New Cookbooks for National Nutrition Month By: Jennifer Harmon Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? You can find nutritious recipes in these cookbooks...

Hamilton East Public Library is seeking quotes for furnishings at our Fishers location, 5 Municipal Drive, Fishers, IN. Responses are due electronically by 12:00...

Babies Need Words Everyday By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian Parents are their child’s first teacher. We say this often to caregivers in our...

Update on the Fishers Library Thank you for your continued patience through the water damage challenges at the Fishers Library. The following damage has...

Celebrating Women’s History Month By: Kirsten Edwards March offers more than Daylight Savings and the promise of warmer temperatures, it also brings Women’s History Month....

Ancestor Hunts, Ancestry, and Newspapers By: Nancy Massey Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were, what kind of work they did, how did they live,...

Age Appropriate Libby and Hoopla Filters By: Nickole Shipley Want to know how to apply limits for age appropriate content on the library offered application...

Black History Month: Our Book Picks By: Donna Lefeber February is Black History Month and it is a good time to acknowledge the achievements and...

Get Your Game On At The Library By: Joseph Wooley If you have spent time around the Hamilton East Public Library in the past few...

Zamboni Tales By: Connie Boomer I was talking with a friend of mine a while back about doing something we had always wanted to...

So You Want to Start a Book Group By: Jennifer Harmon Book groups can be an excellent way to explore your love of books while making...

Wintry Reads for Snowy Nights By: Julia Welzen Winter is upon us in full force, and the combination of extreme weather and beauty lends itself...

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