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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Are you really more of a nonfiction reader? Come to our off-site nonfiction book club and discuss people and events throughout history and today. We will meet on the fourth Monday of each month at Barley Island Brewing Company (639 Conner Street, Noblesville). We buy the apps, and you buy the taps! Feel free to pick up a copy of each month's book at the Noblesville Adult Services Desk!
Library
Offsite

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
This class will continue vocabulary building through oral practice activities.  (This is a continuation of the basic class, not an advanced class.)  Lessons will include an introduction to basic grammatical structure with a focus on speaking skills useful for day-to-day conversation including travel.  Current Hamilton East Public Library cardholders will be given priority for registering for this program. You must be at least 18 years-old to attend.  Instructor Ellen Binder has been teaching Spanish for more than 20 years. Registration is required. 
Location
Fishers Stage
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A new book discussion group focusing on books that are retellings, prequels, and sequels to classic literature, fairy tales, and mythology. 
Location
Fishers East
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Minecraft Open Play is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to play the educational version of Minecraft in the computer classroom on the second floor of the Noblesville Library. Children under the age of 12 should have an adult with them since this is not a supervised program.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
How did the Civil War affect the state of Indiana and in particular, Hamilton County?  If you have visited the Civil War Monument in Crownland Cemetery, you may have wondered how the "Rebellion of 1861" affected those living in Hamilton County and/or Indiana. This monument was dedicated in 1868 honoring all those who served from this area, the living and the dead.  Join Ron Darrah as he speaks of Civil War regiments organized in Indiana.  Who was eligible to serve?  How were the regiments formed? Registration is requested but not required.
Location
Noblesville South Meeting Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Introduction to Windows 10.  Have you heard about Windows 10 and you are trying to decide whether you should upgrade?  Or have you upgraded and are having a hard time finding your way around?  Please join me for a one hour look at Windows 10.  You'll be able to use a computer with Windows 10 installed so you can actually try it out, and learn tips for personalizing the setup to your taste.  kas 

Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A free four-week series in beginning American Sign Language will be offered from 6 - 7:15 PM at the Noblesville Library on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 7 and concluding on Sept. 28. The class is family friendly; children in grades 1 - 6 must attend with an adult. Class size is limited and individual registrations are required for each person. Please do not add extra registrations in the Notes field.
Location
Noblesville North Meeting Room
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Join us for our offsite book club, Books on Tap. We buy the apps, you buy the taps. We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at local restaurants and pubs in Fishers. 
September 28 - Room by Emma Donoghue - Chatham Tap, 8211 E. 116th Street, Fishers 
October 26 - The Book of Speculation by Erica Swyler - Heady Hollow Brewery, 11069 Allisonville Road, Fishers
December 7 - Childhood Classic (Reader's Choice!) - Location TBD
Books are distributed at each meeting.  Extras are available after the meetings in the Adult Services Department.  

Library
Offsite

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Minecraft Open Play is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to play the educational version of Minecraft in the computer classroom on the second floor of the Noblesville Library. Children under the age of 12 should have an adult with them since this is not a supervised program.
Location
Computer Training Lab (Only reservable for computer training)
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
During this month's free cooking class, we will make and sample Double Blueberry Muffins. Please provide a valid phone number and email address so that we may contact you to confirm your registration. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours in advance to give someone else a chance to attend. This program is open to those 18 and over only. Please note that your spot will be given to someone on the waiting list if you are more than 15 minutes late to this class.**Attention: Please do not add attendees in the "Notes" field, as this is not the same as registering for a program.
Location
Noblesville North plus South Meeting Rooms
Library
Noblesville Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join the Fishers Library during Banned Books Week 2016 for a special book discussion. Following the theme of the Indiana Bicentennial, we will be reading Slaughterhouse Five by local author Kurt Vonnegut. Our discussion will focus on this story, as well as talking about banned books week and the importance of the freedom to read.

To learn more about Banned Books Week, please visit the American Library Association's Banned Books Week website.
Location
Fishers East
Library
Fishers Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Join us for a Skype chat with Adriana Trigiani, best-selling author of All the Stars in the Heavens, The Shoemaker's Wife, the Big Stone Gap series, and more. Big Stone Gap was recently turned into a movie starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, and many other well-known actors. 

Ms. Trigiani will join us to chat about her work and take questions from the audience. 

We hope to see you there. No registration is required, but we recommend arriving early to get the best seat. 

Location
Fishers East/Center/Stage
Library
Fishers Library

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Important Messages
Happy 200th Birthday, Indiana! Welcome to the 2016 Hamilton East Public Library Summer Reading Program: Summer Under the Stars for Adults! Registration begins May 1st, but the actual reading fun doesn't start until June! This programs runs from June 1st through July 31st and is open to all adults beyond high school! The goal of this program is to read or listen to 1816 pages! This program has an unlimited number of levels of 400 pages each. Once you complete and record each of the levels, you are entered to win valuable prizes! Good luck!

REGISTRATION UPDATES:
Having trouble registering? Due to a software upgrade, participants may need to create individual accounts rather than use a previously active User Name and Password. We apologize for the issues this may cause and are always available to help!

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Reviews
Author
Brunstetter, Shuttlesworth, Spaeth and Tracy
Title
Attic Treasures
Review
4 stories of romance long ago-all tied together with items from Grandma's attic
Rating
4
Author
Debbie Macomber
Title
44 Cranberry Point
Review
Based in a Bed and Breakfast in Cedar Cove, WA, this is typical Debbie Macomber-descriptive, strong characters and lots of interactions among personalities. You can always count on her for a 'predictable/method plot' story that I still always enjoy!
Rating
4