Staff Picks For Adults

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator If you are a genealogist, someone researching the history of your home, or a student researching a famous Hoosier, then you may already know that the Indiana Room houses a specialized collection of genealogical and historical resources. So what resources...

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month by exploring these books for all ages! For more Disability Awareness events and activities, click here.   Kids  Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari I Am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell I Talk like a River by Jordan Scott Teens It's My Life by Stacie Ramey Show me...

By: Danielle Acton March is Disability Awareness Month, sponsored by the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities. While HEPL's events are virtual this year to ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, our goal is to promote awareness of disabilities, provide resources for caregivers, and highlight...

By: Lori Holewinski Bedtime stories are a traditional way to help children transition into sleep after a busy day. The Mayo Clinic suggests that bedtime rituals, like reading, can help all of us ease from wakefulness into sleepiness. (Imagining a bear settling down with a good book...

By: Allison Kartman Magic awaits at our annual Harry Potter Book Night reimagined into a fully virtual week of everything magical and fantastical! Beginning on February 1 and continuing through Sunday, February 7, join us virtually for our Week of Wizardry and Wonderment. If you are...

By: Pam Lamberger “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. When you think of civil rights in America, the first name that likely comes to mind is that of...

By David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian An announcement was posted in the local newspaper, the Noblesville Plain Dealer, on December 26, 1850, which said: “NEW YEAR’S ADDRESS – Our patrons will receive a New Year’s address.  The money received for the address will be appropriated to a...

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator November’s genealogy roundtable was all about genealogy gratitude.  In keeping with HEPL’s Season of Gratitude celebration now through January 15, 2021.  I thought I would share some of the genealogy gratitude discussion with you. We are grateful for the generosity...

By: Julia Welzen With the autumnal weather guiding us to cozy activities, you may be curious about joining or starting a book club as a way to reflect on your reading and develop social ties. The format lends itself well to online get-togethers in a socially-distanced world, and can easily pivot to...

Written by: Nancy Massey, Indiana Room Coordinator Land records can be an invaluable resource for genealogists. At the August genealogy roundtable, attendees mentioned that land records are one of their favorite genealogy resources.  At the very least, they document your ancestor in a specific location at...