Author: HEPL Staff

Read It & Weep: Tearjerker Books By: Jennifer Harmon Need to get in touch with your emotions? These books will give you all the feels. Albom, Mitch – The Five People You Meet in Heaven Brunt, Carol Rifka – Tell the Wolves I’m Home Cameron, W. Bruce –...

Favorite Bedtime Stories By Melissa Dragoo The very best part of my day, as a busy parent of two 7 year olds, is reading to my children at bedtime. We read many types of books, but I absolutely love sharing with them books that I read...

Stamped from the Beginning By: Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning is a heavy book. The fact that it is a physically large book notwithstanding, the debut work from Ibram X. Kendi, historian and African studies professor, tackles some incredibly tense issues. With a subtitle that...

Early Fishers - The Johnson-Evans Prize Fight By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian The rough nature of early Fishers sort of served a purpose in 19th century Hamilton County.  It was a place where things could happen to blow off steam.  If you couldn’t get away with something...

Noblesville’s Connection to the Harlem Renaissance – Mae Walker By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian A local arts group called Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo, or NICE, is having a workshop based on literary materials on Tuesday, May 16th.  Some of the works that they will be looking at are...

Gentleman in Moscow By: Amor Towles In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel for writing a poem that is determined by a Bolshevik tribunal to be subversive.  But, in spite of his imprisonment, the Count goes on to live a...

Early Fishers - A Turkey Shoot Gets Out of Hand By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Continuing our study of the rough-and ready history of early Fishers, it’s interesting to note that trouble began not long after the town was founded in 1872.  The best example of this...

Wax By: Gina Damico The storyline for Wax is a hilariously sarcastic version of the horror movie House of Wax and the sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Poppy Palladino is a disgraced reality star who just wants to put that embarrassing national singing competition behind her.  She lives in...

Spunky Little Monkey By: Bill Martin and Michael Sampson From the author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear; Brown Bear; What do you see? comes a new picture book, Spunky Little Monkey.  This colorful illustrated rhyme book will have you clapping, stomping and shaking as you...

Both library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.