Celebrate Season of Giving 2022 with Hamilton East Public Library
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As we draw near to the end of the year, many in our community will turn their focus to celebrations and times of giving. This year, the library will celebrate that spirit of giving in November and December with our initiative “Season of Giving.” Happenings include partnering with local organizations for donation drives, fun programs, and acts of service!
HamCoLove is a local organization striving to end period poverty in Hamilton County. Part of their mission is “to provide necessary period care products to Hamilton County, IN residents.” HEPL will be collecting items from HamCoLove’s wish lists throughout November and December. Wish lists are featured in the QR codes below:
Please bring donations to any service point at either library location through December 31, 2022. If you would like to donate directly to HamCoLove they have a Venmo: @HamCoLove. Learn more about this organization at HamCoLove.com.
Support those in need in our community this season by donating unopened boxes of facial tissue as well as new socks, winter hats, and mittens/gloves (in all sizes). Look for donation collection spots at both the Noblesville Library and the Fishers Library throughout November and December. Donated items from the Fishers Library will go to the Delaware Township Trustee’s office for distribution, and donated items from the Noblesville Library will go to the Noblesville Township Trustee’s office for distribution.
Giving comes in many forms, including acts of service. Be a volunteer and join HEPL and International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) on Wednesday, November 30 – 4-7pm at the Noblesville Library to help us pack meals for the hungry. To participate, register on our Calendar of Events online.
If you are a teen looking to create a homemade gift this season, join Crafty Teens at 5pm on either December 5th at Noblesville or December 7th at Fishers to create “Hot Chocolate in a Jar.” Decorate your creation with ribbons, tags, and bows to keep for yourself or to give away to celebrate the Season of Giving. Registration information on our online events calendar.
Join Fred May from the Kadampa Meditation Center in Indianapolis for a virtual talk and guided meditation during our “A Meditation on Giving Happiness to Others” on December 19 at 7:00pm.
There are numerous opportunities in our Ignite studio to create one-of-a-kind gifts for friends, family and even your canine companions. Join our Maker in Residence, Megan Benson during her “Holiday Gift Class” to learn the basics of weaving and complete a gift for someone special or yourself. Multiple dates for this class will be offered. Register through our Ignite Studio Calendar of Events online. December drop-in programs include Woven Dog Toys and Matisse Trees. After you’ve made your marvelous gifts be sure to stop by the “Screen Print Your Own Wrapping Paper” program to complete your gift!
We hope you will celebrate this season of giving with us at HEPL!