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Leaf through our ebook and audio book collection--anytime, anywhere

Download the Libby app today and use your Harrison County Public Library card to browse our collection of eBooks and audio books from your mobile device or PC.…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on October 23, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Attention all photography enthusiasts!

The Indiana Library Federation is seeking photos or videos that show diverse audiences in four categories (library innovations, responding to needs/community engagement, information literacy/workforce development, open…

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Added by Jessica Stroud-Gibson on October 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Alisa Burch on May 1, 2018 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Fines Waived for National Library Week April 9-14

Added by Alisa Burch on April 6, 2018 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Library Closed March 21

All branches of the Harrison County Public Library will be closed today due to snow. You may still check out e-materials on the Overdrive and Axis 360 apps. Stay safe!

Added by Alisa Burch on March 21, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

2017 Tax Forms Are Here

Once again HCPL has both the federal and state tax forms available for its patrons.  The only thing we are waiting for is 1040 A Forms. Branches shoudl recive their forms by the end of the week.…



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Added by Autumn on February 14, 2018 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Red Velvet Oreos recipe from Afterschool Crafts

Photo and recipe from Sincerely Jean.

Try this homemade Red Velvet Oreo recipe for Valentine's Day.…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on February 8, 2018 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Tax Assistance, Comments, and Complaints

The Harrison County Public Library has chosen to continue carrying paper forms for its patrons.  While staff members are happy to help you find the tax forms you need, we apologize that the staff members are not tax experts, and ask that you please direct your concerns to these offices.  For more information the internet addresses are provided.  For your rights as a taxpayer in Indiana see “The Taxpayer Bill of Rights”…

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Added by Autumn on February 6, 2018 at 9:21am — No Comments

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE

Before visiting a Tax-Aide site, please note:

  • You will need to bring your important documents to the site.
  • Federal Tax assistance is available at all locations. State tax assistance is available at all locations in your state for in-state residents, and may be available to out-of-state residents in select…
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Added by Autumn on February 6, 2018 at 9:18am — No Comments

Ordering Your Own Tax Forms

"Forms and Publications by U.S. Mail

Please call 1-800-829-3676 to place your order by phone

Need Products to Complete Your 2017 Tax Return?

You can order many of the tax forms, instructions and publications you need to complete your 2017 tax return at:…

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Added by Autumn on February 6, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sign up for the Adult Reading Program!

It's time for the Adult Winter Reading Program!  For every book, magazine, audiobook, or e-book you check out from HCPL, you will be entered into a weekly gift card prize drawing.  At the end of the program, all of the entry slips will go back into a hat to draw for a Kindle Fire…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on February 5, 2018 at 11:25am — No Comments

RIP Ursula K. Le Guin

Farewell to beloved sci-fi/fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away January 22, 2018 at the age of 88.  The daughter of two anthropologists, her stories deal with society and gender and attempt to deconstruct the culture we take for granted.

Her series include the Hain Cycle (read…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Astronomy for Beginners, Part 2 - The Galaxy, or Hunting DSOs

Next time you're outside on a clear night, stand a moment and look up.  That's a lot of stars, right?

Photo by Dambldore via…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on December 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Astronomy for Beginners, Part 1 - The Solar System

As long as you have good vision, anyone can learn astronomy, telescope or no.  Read on for a beginner's primer to one of the most rewarding science hobbies!

Learning Constellations

Trust me, taking the time to do this will make everything else much easier!  You can print out a free monthly…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on December 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes from Afterschool Crafts

Check out the mini Thanksgiving dinner cupcakes that our Afterschool Crafts group decorated!

Dinner Plate=shortbread cookie, with your choice of colored frosting

Turkey=Brach's Maple Nut Candy, sliced

Gravy=Melted chocolate

Green beans=Long green sprinkles

Peas=Round…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on November 17, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Owls of Indiana

Who's that hooting in the woods?  We have four species of owls resident in Indiana, plus another four that visit during the winter.  You can easily learn the calls of the three most common, and if you practice, you can even hoot back at them and start a conversation.

Great horned…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on November 2, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Our winner for the Lanesville Pumpkin Contest is Dumbo made by Natalie Cornwell!

Made by Natalie Cornwell.

Added by Trevor Lee Smith on November 1, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Modern Masters

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski--A story within a story within a story, centering around a house that's bigger on the inside.  This was easily the most frightening book I've ever read, as well as the most immersive--the layout of the text actually draws the reader into the experience.  If you're like me and usually prefer…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: Gothic Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

If you've ever read Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, you'll remember the heroine obsessing over some "horrid" books, but did you know that the books she mentioned were real novels, popular during Austen's day?  Read some of these Gothic novels for yourself and see how they compare to today's horror novels.

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Halloween Reads: For the Young and the Young-At-Heart

Here are some of our favorite spooky chapter books.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman--The story of a boy raised by ghosts and other supernatural beings.  Like a Halloween version of the Jungle Book.  Check it out at the Corydon or Lanesville branches of HCPL, or…

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Added by Eden Ransdell on October 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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