Author: HEPL Staff

The Long and Faraway Gone By: Lou Berney Two tragic events from over two decades ago intertwine in this gripping cold case thriller. The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney is a mystery with numerous accolades, including Edgar Allan Poe and Reading List awards.  It is intense and...

Women’s baseball in Hamilton County By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian It’s the time of year to start talking about baseball and, since it happens to still be Women’s History Month, I thought I would look at early women’s baseball in the county.  Unfortunately, although we know it...

The Princess in Black By: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Who says princesses don't wear black? This beginning chapter book introduces readers to Princess Magnolia who has a secret.  When trouble calls she trades in her fancy dresses and glass slippers for a black mask and cape.  She...

The Indiana Room Collection – Brown County By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant Ever since I moved to Indiana in the early 2010’s, Brown County has held a special place in my heart. It’s a place that I can go to disconnect from daily life, either...

Leota Fodrea By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian A few weeks ago, I did a post about the Noblesville playwright John Wise and the productions of his plays.  I mentioned that one of the reasons for the initial success of the plays was the woman who played the...

Go Places With These Travel Memoirs By: Jennifer Harmon   Whether spring finds you on the road or staying close to home, your imagination will go places with these travel memoirs. My Invented Country by Isabel Allende All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou My Paris Dream...

Race the Night By: Kirsten Hubbard Is this a post-apocalypse dystopia?  Or is it a story about a cult? I was indecisive; it looked like a combination of both and I generally don’t like either kind…but I do like a good suspense story and believe me, this is one. It...

Women Running the Railroad: Station Agents By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian There has been a lot of local discussion of railroads lately and, since this is Women’s History Month I thought I might show how the railroads offered nineteenth century women some non-traditional roles – telegraph operators...

ABOVE By: Roland Smith “NATIONWIDE MANHUNT FOR THE POD CONTINUES, FBI TASK FORCE SEARCHES WIDELY” The adventure that started BENEATH has an action-packed conclusion ABOVE! The brothers O’Toole, Pat & Coop, joined by companions, Kate & Alex, remain on the run from a group that specializes in hiding in plain...