Julia Welzen Tag

The Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) is pleased to announce the return of our local author fair, a free open house-style event for all ages. The event will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the FORUM Events Center, 11313...

During the icy chill of late winter, we long for the tentative warmth of early spring and the opening of the 2022 HEPL Seed Library on March 1! In 2021, HEPL lent out more than 55,000 seed packets. That's more than double what was handed...

By Maggie Chen Unlike the previous college application blog sections that were writing based, this section does not have an essay to write and submit. Much of this section deals with you requesting either your guidance counselor or  College Board to send official materials like your transcript, test scores, and AP scores to...

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...

By: Julia Welzen Spring is here, the weather is warming up, and the last frost date is fast approaching. Prepare for another gardening season by checking out the following titles! The library buildings may be temporarily closed, but all these titles are available virtually through OverDrive,...

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 to it. Don’t think space books are your thing? Try these titles or talk to a librarian – we love to help...

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 that year, but you don’t need to bring the seeds back and there are no overdue fees. You’ll find seed libraries all...

Bibliotherapy : A Librarian’s Favorite Form of Shelf-Help By: Julia Welzen We read The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George as this month’s selection in the book discussion I lead. It’s a lovely book, but the bit that spurred the most conversation was the role of the main...

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 a stirring to be outdoors as the days lengthen, birds return, and wildflowers begin to bloom. Here’s some suggested reading that will...

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 well to books steeped in myth and survival. So curl up with a blanket, fix yourself a warm drink, and lose yourself...