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On April 9, 2020 at 4:15 via Zoom, the Board will hold a public hearing to discuss and hear objections and support regarding...

Vote for the Indiana Firefly Award! By: Allison Kartman The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book....

Census 2020 in the Time of Pandemic By: Pam Lamberger Are you in Pandemic overload yet? Many are finding themselves spending a lot more time...

HEPL's Remote Access Genealogy Databases Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator Since the Hamilton East Public Library closed its doors on March 15 due...

Pursuant to Gov. Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-04, the Hamilton East Public Library Board of Trustees will not meet as scheduled March 26, 2020. ...

Once Upon a Fairytale Retelling By: Missy Flanagin I recently got the pleasure of introducing a good friend of mine to a young adult series,...

March is Women’s History Month Written by: Nancy Massey In a few days, the month of March will begin. March is also known as Women’s...

For the Love of Graphic Novels By: Allison Kartman “Psst”… want to know a secret most children’s librarians really want you to know? Graphic novels are...

Count on These Two Things By: Pam Lamberger Back in 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to Jen-Baptiste Le Roy, “Our new Constitution is...

A Portrait as a Present: the Art of Francis H. Finch By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In a continuation of my last post on Frank...

I Spy in the Indiana Room Written by: Nancy Massey The Indiana Room recently acquired a new item. Well, it is new to the Indiana...

The holidays mean a lot of different things to many people. We celebrate in so many ways and have a variety of customs....

The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner. For most people, we start thinking of turkey with all the trimmings. When they were...

DIY Breakout Rooms By: Julie Armstrong So you are a lover of games. You and your family play board games, video games, mind games (no,...

Important Local Genealogy Resources By: Sherri Bonham Whenever I receive a request for information about early residents of Hamilton County, the first book I go to...

On your ancestor hunts, have you ever wished someone would invent a time machine so that you could travel back in time to...

Fall is a perfect time to cozy up to a good book especially if the book is by a local author! Join us for...

Family History Day at HEPL By: Nancy Massey Next month, October, is Family History Month, time to jumpstart that ancestor hunt! To celebrate this special theme,...

Hamilton East Public Library is seeking quotes for janitorial services at our Noblesville location at One Library Plaza, Noblesville, IN 46060 and our...

Join us for our first ever "How-To Festival" taking place in both Fishers and Noblesville on Saturday, September 28! This will include a...

Early Maps of Hamilton County By: Sherri Bonham Maps are important in historical and genealogical research because they demonstrate the physical connections in a given area...

Recent Favorite Picture Books Review by: Angela Dubinger Folks, we love picture books. Sure, they’re geared toward preK to early elementary kids, but we think...

By Nancy Massey As you research your Indiana ancestor, you may want to know more about the county in which he/she resided. We don’t have...

August is Read-A-Romance Month Review by: Ally Muterspaw August is Read-A-Romance Month, which has been celebrated since 2013 for romance readers to celebrate their love...

Edward Hill: Another Noblesville Artist By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As you do research into Hamilton County history, you find the stories of many unique people....

We have a number of shifts available in our Noblesville bookstore. If you might be interested, please stop by to fill out an...

An Artistic Calendar By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian I’ve mentioned the Brehm brothers in this blog before, but occasionally it’s worthwhile to look at some...

Searching Ancestry’s New Collections By: Sherri Bonham If you have ever searched Ancestry, you may have noticed the search bar across the top that reads: Home, Search,...

Summer Reading Read-a-louds for Kids By: Christina Shields Our 2019 Summer Reading Program started June 1st, with an outer space theme!  Have you signed up yet? ...

Space Books By: Julia Welzen The library’s A Universe of Stories summer reading program has officially begun and books about space are a perfect complement...

The Mystery of the Missing Map By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian There are many good online databases available for researchers today, several of which are...

Noblesville Civil War Drummers By: Sherri Bonham I recently stumbled on a sad moment in history when the Indiana Room received a request for information on...

Summer Outdoor Fun with STEM By: Ann Axon Everyone is talking about the importance of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) to our children’s...

The FOL Board approved some $21,000 in funds to benefit library programs: Mr. Dan music program - $3,600 Instruments - $879.78 Storage cabinets...

Searching US Federal Census Records By: Nancy Massey Five or six years ago, I made a genealogy goal to find every one of my ancestors on...

Hamilton East Public Library is planning for the future with a focus specifically on our facilities – the buildings, layout of amenities, use...

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”...

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