Adult Services Blogs

Get the Most Out of Beanstack By: Julia Welzen Summer Reading is here again! Hooray! To participate in the program, you create an account and log your pages online using the Beanstack portal, which means tracking your and your family’s progress is a snap. If you haven’t...

1968 - A Stand-Out Year By: Donna Lefeber 1968 was a stand-out year in the history of America and the world.  1968 brought cultural sea changes, political upheaval, innovations in music, film, and the arts, and leaps forward in scientific achievement and technology. It also brought tragic...

DIY: Make it/Take it Paper Dahlia Wreath By: Cindy Christy If you have visited the Adult Services area in Noblesville recently, you might have noticed the paper dahlia that is hanging behind the desk. Still one of my most popular crafts, it gets a lot of attention...

Making the Grade By: Heidi Herald Have you ever used the Testing and Education Reference Center in Inspire?  This useful resource provides test preparation for all types of students and careers.  You can find everything from High School Equivalency Exam Prep to Postal Service Exam Prep (and...

Take a Hike By: Nickole Shipley Now that the weather is warmer you might desire to be outside more often. A great way to be outdoors which has some healthy benefits to it is hiking. Beyond the scenic views in nature and wildlife there are health benefits to...

May is Mental Health Month By: Jennifer Harmon One in five Americans have a mental illness and it affects many members of our community. The purpose of Mental Health Month is to bring awareness to mental health, educate, start conversations, and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness....

The Brady Civil War Photos, Fold3, and the Indiana Room By: Justin Davis In addition to the United States Civil War profoundly impacting the development of the country, it was also one of the first conflicts that made good use of photojournalism to capture the historical importance...

Rainy Day Reads By: Kirsten Edwards April is made for reading.  Escape the dreary weather and curl up with a rainy day read guaranteed to entertain. Fiction: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein has been a patron favorite for years.  It’s the story of Enzo,...

Criterion: A Mark of Quality By: Joseph Wooley “…a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films…” If you consider yourself a film buff, you probably already know the valuable work done by the fine distribution company, the Criterion Collection. Founded in the mid-1980s as a CD-ROM and...