Author: HEPL Staff

Fish Girl By: David Wiesenthal & Donna Jo Napoli Neptune, God of the seas and storms, now lives on land and has opened "Ocean Wonders," an aquarium with amazing underwater creatures. Among those creatures is Fish Girl, the last mermaid of her kind. Neptune hides Fish Girl...

Marching Societies By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Continuing to talk about Emancipation celebrations, it’s worth looking at the Victorian practice of organizing groups to add spectacle to an event.  These groups were usually politically oriented and were referred to as marching societies.  As African Americans became involved...

Revenge of the Evil Librarian By: Michelle Knudsen In a sizzling sequel to Evil Librarian, author Michelle Knudsen offers up more intense action mixed with some teen romance and laugh-out-loud comedy. Last fall, Cynthia (Cyn for short) dispatched the demon librarian Mr. Gabriel saving her best friend...

Self-Emancipation – John Burtwell By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In keeping with the topic of emancipation from last week, it’s worth looking at the story of someone who emancipated themselves via the Underground Railroad.  Escaped slave, barber, and politician John Burtwell has faded from the pages of...

Deskbound: Standing up to a Sitting World By: Dr. Kelly Starrett with Juliet Starrett & Glen Cordoza Deskbound is a great book for not just office workers, but all people living the typical sedentary modern life who are ready to learn how to live and move in the...

Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier By: Jason Fry Fans of all ages will enjoy this movie companion title with its great graphics, awesome format and excellent information. There are a few pages that have a darker blue text on them which made it a bit tough...

Botanical Beauty: 80 Essential Recipes for Natural Spa Products By: Aubre Andrus This fun new teen book is full of great ideas for creating your own spa experience at home. Using ingredients that you probably already have in your home, you can create exfoliating face and hand...

Emancipation Day in Hamilton County By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian In 1926, African American historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” in February to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  This evolved into African American History Month which we celebrate today. ...

Hamilton County at the Smithsonian By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian When someone mentions the Smithsonian Institution, you may think about famous objects like the Spirit of St. Louis and the Hope Diamond.  Of course, there are also many small everyday objects.  Some from them are from Hamilton...

The Little French Bistro By: Nina George The Little French Bistro is reminiscent in theme and plot to George’s first novel, The Little Paris Bookshop.  In both novels, we encounter characters paralyzed by grief or despair who take action to change their lives, and ultimately forge a...

Both library locations will be closed on Monday, October 9 for staff training.