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Indiana Room

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, February 1, 2024 at 1:00pm in the McMillan meeting room for our monthly program. This month we'll hear from Jamie Webb of the Indiana State Archives. Indiana State Archives: a state treasure Jamie Webb, Director of Special Project...

Renovations at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library have begun! Over the past few weeks we have been moving collections, furniture, and equipment to prepare for the latest renovation project. Phase 1 of that project is underway and includes the following areas on the first floor: the...

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...

We are happy to announce expanded access to two great resources for searching historical newspapers! Both Newspapers.com and Newpaper Archive are available from home as well as within the library! The scope of both collections has expanded as well. Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database...

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...

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...

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