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By: Heidi Herald Welcome back to the What’s Cooking @ HEPL blog! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library. I will be reviewing one of the library’s cookbooks each month. In this third installment, we will look at the wonderful...

By: Heidi Herald Welcome to the What’s Cooking @ HEPL blog! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library. I will be reviewing one of the library’s cookbooks each month. In this second installment, we will look at the popular cookbook...

By Christy Franzman The theme for HEPL’s next Teen Writing Challenge is poetry to celebrate the upcoming National Poetry Month in April! Aspiring teen writers, or teens who want the chance to win gift cards (no judgement here!), can submit an original poem for HEPL’s 2nd Teen...

By: Lori Holewinski Hamilton East Public Library’s annual Cozy Winter Reading Program runs from February 1-28, 2022. This program gives readers of all ages an incentive to stay cozy and read during this cold winter month. Enroll on Beanstack here or at hepl.beanstack.org/reader365. Readers of all ages...

By: Christina Shields Are you missing library storytimes and your favorite songs? We are missing reading and singing along with you and your little ones, too! Happily, you don’t have to wait until we meet again to enjoy many of our regular storytime songs! You can...

By: Christina Shields I am missing all of the creative families that attend our monthly Create, Color & Chill program at HEPL’s Noblesville location. As you may remember, Create, Color & Chill usually includes a fun, sensory station; a musical component; and a creative activity. Below...

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 maybe like this one: The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development, and I'm sure that many of you right now are...

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 the topic of two big-screen movies in the last six months. But then again, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is far from your standard...

Staff Picks of 2018 As we end 2018 and start getting ready to welcome 2019, we asked our staff to reflect on the books they've read this year. These are their responses and recommendations. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green A woman in New York City makes...

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 are some of my family’s favorite books about adoption. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is a delightful picture book about a...