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Adult Winter Reading Program begins Feb. 6th

The 2017 Winter Reading Programs will kick off on Monday, February 6th. A link to register will be available on the Harrison County Public Library's web site, or you can register during your next library visit at any branch.

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Added by Jessica Stroud on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Free Tax Help

VITA Locations

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, sponsored by Community Action of Southern Indiana, is providing free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers for individuals and families that earned less than $54,000 in 2016.  To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, call 812-590-4064.  Please refer to the IRS's website to make sure…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on January 23, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sign up for Spring Children's Programming!

Our Spring Children's Programs are live on the blog and ready for sign-ups.  We have programs for children of all ages, from newborns through 18.  You can sign up in person at any library branch, online on our website, or by calling the library…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on January 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2016 Tax Forms Have Arrived!

The 2016 tax forms have finally arrived at the library!

Here is what they have or are sending us:

 

State:

IT-40 Booklets (forms included inside)

 

Federal:

1040 Forms and Instructions (1040 Istructions have not yet arrived!)

1040-A Forms and Instructions

1040-EZ Forms and Instructions

 

You can print out your own tax forms at home by going to …

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Added by Autumn on January 18, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

31 Days of Mango

Start off your New Year's Resolutions with learn a language in 31 Days (or at least the basics) using Mango Languages in the Library eResources  They even have a schedule to get you started.…

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Added by Autumn on December 28, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Afterschool Crafts - Gingerbread Houses

The kids had a blast decorating graham cracker gingerbread houses for Afterschool Crafts this year.  A big thanks to our Teen Activity Group for building the houses!

Check out their finished works of art …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on December 22, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments

20 things to do in a blanket fort this winter

Cooler temperatures and holiday time off makes the last month of 2016 the perfect time to revisit a favorite childhood project: the blanket fort. Whether you use your dining room table, sofa cushions, high back chairs, or something more elaborate, try these 20 suggestions once settled in your fuzzy igloo.

1. Eat one last slice of pie.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Have you done your homework, voters?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 from 6 AM to 6 PM.  To find your polling place and preview who's on your ballot, visit Indiana Voters.  You can also view sample ballots on the Harrison County Government's website. …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Spiderweb Cupcakes from Afterschool Crafts

This month in Afterschool Crafts we made some creepy spiderweb cupcakes.

These are simple to make at home.  Bake your cupcakes according to package directions.  While they are baking, melt some almond bark in a sandwich baggie in the microwave, then cut a little hole in the corner of the bag to pipe…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

OverDrive picks: books that creeped us out as kids

Team OverDrive barely made it through September before plotting Halloween costumes, planning scary movie marathons, and placing holds on our favorite spooky tales. We love autumn and everything that comes with it. When the leaves start scuttling down the streets, it’s time to dig into…

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Added by Jessica Stroud on October 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Nature Club - Spooky Spiders recap

This week in Nature Club we learned about some of the common spiders in Harrison County, then went on a spider hunt around the library buildings.

Orb-weavers build what you typically think of as a spider web--round with spiraled webbing.  They are docile, timid spiders with poor vision.  Right now there are many spiderlings building tiny orb…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 15, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are you registered to vote?

October 11 is the last day to register to vote for 2016 elections.  Harrison County residents can register in person at the Clerk's Office (300 North Capitol Ave., Room #203, in Corydon) or online at www.indianavoters.com if you have a valid Indiana…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 10, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Sign up for Fall Children's Programming

It's time for another season of Children's Programming at HCPL.  We have programs designed for all ages, from newborns through 18.  You can sign up in person at any library branch, online on our website, or by calling the library at 812-738-4110.…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on September 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Welcome to Axis360

If you like Overdrive, or are interested in getting free e-books and audiobooks, HCPL has a new service called Axis360.  It comes in two major formats: a Windows PC program that will allow you to read books on your computer screen, and a mobile app that can handle both e-books and audiobooks (currently…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Summer Reading ends Saturday, July 30

Don't forget!  Saturday, July 30th is the last day to turn in your reading logs and pick up prizes for the Summer Reading program.  All branches of the library will be open on Saturday from 9 AM until 5…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on July 27, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Corydon Capital Days

This weekend, July 9 and 10, step back in time to the days when Corydon was Indiana's first state capital.  There will be activities throughout downtown Corydon with reenactors on the square, a chuck wagon at the fairgrounds,  side show performances by Blue Monkey Side Show, and children's crafts in the…

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Added by Alisa Burch on July 6, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

William Henry Harrison Log Cabin Exhibit Opens

The Harrison County Public Library and the Historical Society of Harrison County announce the opening of an exhibit at the William Henry Harrison Log Cabin (Branham Tavern) at …

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Added by Jessica Stroud on June 15, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Summer Reading Begins

Registration for the library’s Summer Reading Program 2016, “READ Indiana,” will begin Monday, May 23.   Children of all ages can register at any HCPL branch location or online at the library website www.hcpl.lib.in.us .  The program begins May 23 but…

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Added by Alisa Burch on May 19, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments

Be an Informed Voter

The Indiana 2016 primary election will be held on May 3rd from 6 AM to 6 PM.  To find your polling place, go to IndianaVoters.com and click Find My Polling Place.  You can see who will be on your ballot by clicking …

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Added by Eden Ransdell on April 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in Nature

Spring has begun! Or at least, the plants and animals seem to think so. If you can find a break in the rain, this is a great time to go hiking with your child.

Go out to a scrubby field one evening and you may be lucky enough to watch the mating dance of the American Woodcock.  The woodcock is actually a shorebird that lives in the forest.  It uses its long, flexible beak to probe for…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on March 14, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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