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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...

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...

In Sunlight and In Shadow By: Mark Helprin Nancy Pearl, a noted American librarian, has said that books are made up of four elements: story, character, setting, and language.  A great book, like To Kill a Mockingbird, would be memorable for three of these elements.  Some books...

Kitchens of the Great Midwest By: J. Ryan Stradal When I read this book I was in the midst of my annual August tomato bonanza.  It’s the time of year when every tomato plant I planted back in May decides to produce a year’s worth of tomatoes in...

Eight Grave After Dark By: Darynda Jones I just finished reading a really fun book.  Eighth Grave After Dark is the 8th book in a series by Darynda Jones.  In this series, it is pretty easy to tell what order the books should be read in as they...

The Gym Show By: Kelly Springer One of the things I love about my job is sharing good books with people who love to read.  When I finished reading The Gym Show, by Kelly Springer, the first person I described it to did not want to read...

The Nightingale By: Kristin Hannah The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah explores the relationship between two sisters before and during World War II. When they were young, their mother died and their father was too deep in his own sorrow to raise them, and he passed them off to...