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2015 HCPL Super Bowl

January 26th, 2015

The 2015 HCPL Madden Tournament ended with a game played on the Super Bowl field. Our Super Bowl contenders were:



San Fransisco made a valiant effort and took the game down to the wire scoring some a last minute touchdown and ending with 20 points. The Seahawks stayed one step ahead and won the game with 28 points. All participants in our Madden Tournament played with skill and great sportsmanship!

Congrats to our tournament winners:

1st place (Madden 2015 trophy, $50 GameStop card): Garrett P.

2nd place ($25 GameStop card): Ethan E.

3rd place ($10 GameStop card): Joe S.


Thank you to all who came out to play, and thank you to GameStop for loaning us extra Xbox 360 consoles and controllers to accommodate 45 players!

Keep up those mad gaming skills, and we’ll see you at our next gaming tournament!


Madden 15 Tournament Tomorrow!

January 23rd, 2015


We still have a few openings for the Madden15 Tournament! Click here to sign up.

You will compete at least twice in our double-elimination bracket and get the chance to take home $50 (1st place), $25 (2nd), or $10 (3rd) to GameStop so you can grab more gaming gear. 1st place also gets a sweet trophy:
madden15 trophy

Everyone gets snacks:
madden snacks

See you tomorrow gaming stars!


Anyone who attended our AMAZING Divergent lock-in over the summer will remember the fantastic face painting room and painted faces you guys wore throughout the night! Well we’re bringing back face painting and pairing it with hilarious minute-to-win-it challenges today in Greenfield.  Will you be Team Cat or Team Dog?? The winning team will take home a delicious prize!




Also – for all you football/ gaming fans, don’t forget to sign up for our all-day Madden 15 Tournament! Our double-elimination tournament will feature Madden 15 on Xbox 360 consoles. Gaming snacks are provided! 1st place takes home a fantastic trophy and $50 to GameStop, 2nd place takes $25 to GameStop, AND 3rd place takes home $10 to GameStop.


Happy New Year!!!

December 31st, 2014


See you all in 2015!!


Anime Club

December 19th, 2014


Hey Anime Club People! What’s on the playlist next time (Jan.15)?


This Week in a Photo

December 8th, 2014

It’s the 2nd week of December, and it’s going to be a big one at HCPL. :)

I’m sure you’ve all been dying of anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy to come out on DVD like me, AND the day is finally almost upon us TOMORROW (12/9)!!! To celebrate this joyous occasion, we will be throwing a costume/ DVD release party in Greenfield. Come dressed as your favorite GOTG character or other Marvel character (school appropriate, please), vote on your favorite costume, and watch the movie. This event will make you leave saying, “I am Groot!”

dec 9-10 LG

The next day (Wed. Dec. 10) will be full of fluffy fun at our DIY Tube Animal Pillow program! Perfect as a holiday present or as a gift to yourself, these fleecy pillow pals are the perfect prop for late-night reading. By popular request we will be watching The Polar Express while we make our pillows, so expect hot chocolate too!

And as an on-going event, please make an ornament for our teen room tree! I have plenty of sonic screwdrivers, Tardis, Homestuck characters, Batmans, Rocket and Groots, etc. I will print ornaments by request as well – Just ask.

Have an awesome week. See you at the library!





After pulling myself off the floor from my major fangirling-freak-out over this glorious news, I proceeded to watch these upcoming movie trailers again and again. If you haven’t had the chance to see them yet, enjoy, and if you have, enjoy again!

Chris Pratt in another sure-to-be-amazing-role! Genetically engineered dinosaurs – What could POSSIBLY go wrong?? Hahaa.

Frimmin on the frim fram!

Your fangirling librarian,
– Sarah Skywalker/ Clever Girl

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014






See you turkeys later this week!

Sarah (also a turkey) :)

The Teen Library Council had a packed schedule today: Dinner then off to a United Way grant writing workshop at the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce!

HUGE thank you to the team at Hey Cafe in downtown Greenfield for a wonderful dining experience and amazing food! The teens and I were certainly impressed. THANK YOU!!!


After our fabulous dinner, we walked over to the Central Indiana United Way’s Youth as Resources grant writing workshop where we got some great tips for our 2015 proposal for Teens Read the Way. I can’t wait to get back together with the Council to recap the workshop and get started on our 2015 project.

Thank you too, Teen Library Council AND parents for braving the chilly-blustery weather to meet me out on this fun and productive library outing!

Until next time!


Student Library Council: Remember we are meeting at the Hey Cafe (16 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140) today at 5:15. We will then be walking over to Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce at One Courthouse Plaza, Greenfield for the Youth As Resources Grant Workshop. This meeting will last from 6:30 – 7:30, so please have a ride waiting for you at the Chamber of Commerce by 7:30pm.

If you or a parent/ guardian have questions, please call me at 317-462-5141 x 225 or email me at sryan@hcplibrary.org.

Thanks and see you later TLC!