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Author: Reann Poray

Biographies are a great way to encounter aspects of the world which we, ourselves, haven’t been exposed to. The Indiana Room circulating collection offers an extensive selection of Indiana biographies and autobiographies; here are a few with links to our catalog to place them on hold. Eli Lilly:...

Hendricks County, Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2024!  Visit the Hendricks 200 website for all things Bicentennial--Great activities, events, history, and more throughout 2024....

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 1:00pm in the McMillan meeting room for our monthly program. This month we'll hear from Dr. Michael Lacopo via a recorded session from Legacy Family Tree. She Came From Nowhere: a case study...

The Indiana Room's Sarah Wright has authored the new book "50 Historic Buildings of Plainfield, Indiana: the places and the people".  Featuring some of Plainfield's well-known structures as well as a few that often are unnoticed, this book shares the stories of not only the...

The Indiana Room has a tremendous collection of photographs of Plainfield, Guilford Township, and Hendricks County.  One of the most popular collections are the aerial photos of Plainfield, Indiana.  Come browse the Photograph Database and fly over this unique view of our town! Use the search...

Help preserve our Plainfield history by sharing your historic photos, letters, and artifacts. Drop by the library's Indiana Room anytime between January 21-23, 2022 during library hours and we will digitize your treasures, add the electronic image to our local history archives, and return the...

Platted in 1833, Plainfield, Indiana, has seen a lot in its 180-year existence. Experience Plainfield's transformation over the years in a visual presentation by the Indiana Room's Sarah Wright.  Featuring pictures from the Indiana Room’s photograph collection, this program will take you on an online...

Preserving history is a mission of the Indiana Room. We wanted to be sure to capture this moment in pandemic history and document it for the future. Thanks to the Plainfield residents who participated in our Oral History project. Listen in their own words how...

Be part of history! Share your pandemic story! Imagine a person 100 years from now is researching the Great 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  They want to know how the community of Plainfield, Indiana was affected by the international crisis.  What kinds of things do you think they...

As the Irish-American poet Thomas Augustine Daly said, "For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!"  In celebration of the Emerald Isle we have plenty of materials available, from online databases to novels, from children’s stories to e-books.  Here are just a...

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