Staff Picks For Adults

Practicing gratitude and positivity has been found to have a profound effect on the human brain, helping us make happiness a habit. When we focus on the positive our reality becomes more positive. Gretchen Rubin, Habit researcher and author of The Happiness Project, says, “We...

October in Indiana brings to mind crisp fall days, colorful leaves, pumpkins, and Halloween fun. What better way to celebrate fall than to participate in one of the programs on the October menu at Hamilton East Public Library. From informative, to entertaining, to crafty, to...

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator Hamilton County will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2023. In preparation for this bicentennial celebration, a new book is being created! The Bicentennial Book Committee is asking for your help. Photographs capture a moment in time, preserving a part...

Books Build Bridges is a community read program hosted by Hamilton East Public Library each fall to build community through shared experience, provide diverse reading opportunities and engage our community with noted authors. Featured books this year are The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande...

Written by Hamilton County Historian, David Heighway with special thanks to Lezli Davis for new information and much of the research on individuals Juneteenth Day is a unique and important day to recognize African Americans and their role in US history. Its roots lie in the...

If you have visited or driven by our Fishers and Noblesville libraries lately, you have noticed the initial renovation work required to maintain our buildings into the future and improve access for all. Our libraries will remain open during regular hours throughout the construction unless...

Written by Ally Muterspaw Pride parades and festivals commonly take place in the United States during the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall Uprisings that occurred in New York City in June, 1969. To learn more about the Stonewall riots read The Stonewall Reader,...

A public library is so much more than a building. One big takeaway from the Covid-19 pandemic is that people continue to connect with their library even when they can’t come to the building. This summer HEPL will be out and about outdoors to make...

By David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Every Memorial Day, we look at various sites and objects that recognize the sacrifice of American soldiers. Here in Hamilton County, there is one site that is less noticeable and maybe doesn’t get attention like the monument at Veteran’s Plaza...

Whether it’s a story with animals, fun facts about birds and beasts, or a wild and fascinating tome, you’ll find something to enjoy with our summer reading recommendations. Incorporating something for almost everyone in this list, kids who participate in reading during summer can boost...