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If you look at the eclipse without proper protection, it could soon be yours. Are you paying attention yet? (Picture from …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
A pinhole projector is the simplest and safest way to view the eclipse, and you probably already have the materials lying around your house! Here are some examples of various styles you can put together.
(Image from Nurturestore.co.uk)…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you will be using solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse on August 21, make sure they are real before you trust your vision with them! Safe solar glasses should have have the ISO 12312-2 standard printed on them as well as the name of a reputable manufacturer. Be warned that there many listings on Amazon for glasses that claim to be made in the USA by American Paper Optics, but are actually Chinese imitations. These…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Last week during our river and pond program, we had the chance to look at some pond-loving minibeasts in a microscope. Here is some of what we found:Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on June 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
There are more than books at the library! Just this week we have seen:
Freshly arrived from Central America as…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on April 27, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The following pictures were taken April 14th on the woodland trail at Hayswood Park.
Note the three unmottled leaves and the white, stalked flower with curled-back petals.…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on April 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Want to learn your wildflowers? Read on for some ID tips. The following photos were taken March 31-April 2, 2017. Disclaimer: I am not a real botanist but I like to pretend.
What to look for: This one's pretty straightforward.…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on April 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
This Thursday in Nature Club we learned about the frogs and toads that live in Harrison County. Here's a bit of trivia for you: all toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. Read on to learn how to…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on March 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on January 23, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on January 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on December 22, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 15, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 10, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on September 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on July 27, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on April 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on March 14, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments