August 2020

Request your absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election

Click image to download an absentee ballot request application.

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Ballot requests must be received in the election office by Thursday, October 22, 2020.

For more information about absentee voting, visit the State of Indiana’s Absentee Voting page.

How to vote by mail:

  1. Download the absentee ballot application or stop by your local HCPL branch to pick up a free copy of the application.

  2. Fill out the application completely. You may complete the form in your PDF reader or print a copy to complete by hand.

  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible.

  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

To register to vote and to check your voter status, visit the Indiana Voter Portal.

Big Library Read begins August 3

Big Library Read begins today and ends on August 17!

Visit HCPL’s digital collection to borrow The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason with no wait lists or holds.

Download this title using your Libby/OverDrive app, or at click here to use your web browser.

About The Darwin Affair

London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later—and only a block away—Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin’s target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes?

Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

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