Author: Abbey Venable

Now you can pay down your library fines and help fill our local food pantries! From April 6 through April 20, we are collecting non-perishable items (canned and dry goods). Each item donated erases $1 off your fines! Donate by taking your non-perishable items to the Noblesville...

The Noblesville Library is introducing 13-inch MacBook Airs available for internal check out starting March 6th! Each laptop is equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and LogicPro. One of the six new laptops is dual-load, allowing users to select...

Daytripper By: Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá Believe it or not, some readers have complaints about graphic novels. Tough critics claim that the stories in graphic novels are too juvenile and cannot contribute to what we call “literature.” Now, I strongly disagree with these critics. Graphic novels...

A "Highbrow" Event By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The courtroom in the old courthouse has been the site of many events, such as grave robbing trials, baseball trials, the founding of the Carnegie library, and the trial of D. C. Stephenson.  However, in late November of 1916,...

Fake ID By: Lamar Giles His name is Nick now and his family just moved to Virginia but don’t ask from where.  He won’t answer truthfully anyway because he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program.  Nick’s dad was a bookkeeper for the mob and...

The Beekeeper's Apprentice By: Laurie R. King The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the first in a sequel series to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series.  Unlike many Sherlockian tributes, this series is unique in its use of a heroine (named Mary Russell) as the star of the action,...

How to Sauté By: Michael Ruhlman Alton Brown, the great kitchen science guru, said, “I’m not sure if Michael Ruhlman is a great writer who cooks or a great cook who writes, but either way he always manages to make my favorite thing: good sense.” How to Sauté...

Flour Week - Thanksgiving in Noblesville a Century Ago By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The Thanksgiving holiday has been celebrated in Indiana since the Civil War and, much like today, with feasting and reminders of the Pilgrims.  One hundred years ago the activities would have been much...

Indiana winters can be cold, and at HEPL we want everyone to stay warm, comfortable and safe all season long. Through our Mitten Drive, we will be collecting hats, mittens and gloves for our neighbors in need of these items. You can help us extend a helping hand by...

1866 Hamilton County Map By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Amidst the hoopla for the state bicentennial, I almost forgot that this is an anniversary for an item more closely related to Hamilton County.  In 1866 – 150 years ago – the first detailed map of Hamillton County...