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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...

Start a Family Book Club in 2018 By: Lisa Glesil, Fishers Youth Services Librarian We've all heard of book clubs.  There are adult book clubs that...

Important Announcement From your Library The Fishers Library will continue to operate with limited services. Our children's department will be OPEN and accessible via our...

Ringing in 1875 in Fishers Switch By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian I’ve done several posts on the raucous nature of early Fishers – here, here, here, here, here, and here -...

A Holiday Recap in 1879 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Taking a deep breath after Christmas and looking at the impact of the day is...

Christmas in 1869 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian With the local newspapers now available online, I decided to check for information about early Christmas celebrations. ...

Staff Best Reads of 2017 As 2017 comes to an end, we've decided to share a list of our staff's favorite books they've read this year....

A Christmas Movie By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Historical documents can take a lot of different forms.  In 1935, the Noblesville Kiwanis club created a...

From January 1st to January 31st, Hamilton East Public Library will participate in a nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. Readers of all ages –...

A Poetic Mystery By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian With the new arts district in Noblesville, there is an impetus to start cataloging area arts figures. ...

Happy Birthday, Rex Stout By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian When discussing celebrities from Hamilton County, we sometimes have to be a little cautious.  Some of...

How to be Here By: Rob Bell As an avid listener of Rob Bell's podcast, the Robcast, for the last several months, I've started reading...

Thanksgiving in 1890 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Besides family dinner, Thanksgiving now brings to mind parades, football, and Black Friday sales.  In the past,...

An Unexpected Aerial Visitor By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In the early days of aviation, balloon racing was a popular sport.  Unlike today’s hot-air balloons,...

Ever wish there was some way of keeping track all of the items you had checked out in the past? A new tracking...

Cynthiana – The First Geist Community By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The area around Fishers and Geist is the site of some of the newest...

A Follow-up on the “Beetle Flyer” By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Some time back, I did a post on Hamilton County’s only car company –...

The Scariest Book Ever By: Bob Shea “The Scariest Book Ever” by Bob Shea is a delightful and funny read told from the perspective of a...

A Ghost War By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As people prepare for trick or treaters, we should look at a time in Noblesville in late...

WellieWishers: Ashlyn's Unsurprise Party By: Valerie Tripp This is an early chapter book from American Girl. The WellieWishers are a group of fun loving girls who...

What Happened By: Hillary Rodham Clinton I was torn when attempting to select a title to discuss for my October book review. I recently finished...

How to Find Love in a Bookshop By: Veronica Henry Words cannot describe how much I love books about books.  Throw in an English accent...

Local Ghosts By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In the last my blog post, I casually mentioned a Castleton ghost story.  It got an enthusiastic response,...

Charlie & Mouse By: Lauren Snyder; illustrated by Emily Hughes Mouse poked one of the lumps. "Are you awake?'  "No," said the lump. "We are sleeping."  "How...

Strange the Dreamer By: Laini Taylor I love Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. When I heard she was coming out with a...

The Man Who Knew By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian While most people would be excited to be a part of one mystery, there was a...

The Return of the White River Monster By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian It’s October and time to look at history stories that are creepy or...

There's Someone Inside Your House By: Stephanie Perkins Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite rom-com authors so I was a little surprised when I...

The Impossible Fortress By: Jason Rekulak I don’t often browse the stacks looking for a new book to read. Many times, I have a specific...

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