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Help HEPL

Hamilton East Public Library (HEPL) Serves Noblesville & Fishers, Indiana residents. 4 of the 7 board of Trustees members have ignored public needs and censored children’s books that include LGBTQ+ characters. 4 of 7 board members are seeking to use taxpayer money to fund a second-opinion lawyer to get around the First Amendment. This mission […]

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What’s in a Name?

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. Prince, Puff Daddy, and Queen Victoria and I have something in common… We’ve all changed our […]

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Hulkin’ Out

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. The story of the Hulk is an excellent example of Feeding (not fighting) Your Demons…get the […]

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Who is Tara?

by Leah Leach INTENTION My intention is to help make what I have learned in Buddhism approachable to all levels of readers regardless of faith or practice. I also cultivate the intention to share this wisdom with all beings. WHO IS TARA? Tara is the female representation of compassion, wisdom, and enlightenment. She is a […]

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Truth Has No Handles

Audio (previously part of a Lama in the Library series) WHAT IS THIS SEED? “The truth has no handles” HOW THIS SEED BLOOMED FOR ME This phrase gave me a visual for a word that has been in flux in recent years – ‘Truth’.  When I heard this phrase in class, I immediately drew a […]

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Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional

Audio (Previous part of the Laughing Lama in the Library series) WHAT IS THIS SEED “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Thích Nhất Hạnh HOW THIS SEED BLOOMED FOR ME Pain is something we are all going to experience many times in our lives. Pain is momentary, pain is change, and pain is an attention […]

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How Male Allies Can Support and Stand For Equality

The Gal’s Guide Library is a resource of books and materials to help men and women in the workplace. Whether seeking a more equitable workspace or fighting back against sexism in the workplace we strive to be of equal help and support. We’re all in this together! The overall lesson researchers have found is that […]

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The Last Jedi Controversy

Saw The Last Jedi again. When my favorite line was uttered the guy in front of me turned to his friend and said, “This is bullshit.” I want to say I don’t get this polarizing love/hate with The Last Jedi but I actually do. A movie experience is personal and you get out of it […]

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Amelia Bloomer: A Rebel in Pants

“Careful, or he’ll see your bloomers!” I don’t know why this is a phrase I’ve heard from time to time. I always assumed bloomers were another term for underpants, and it turns out I’m not the only to have thought that. Bloomers have an interesting history in clothing one that sheds a nearly double-meaning on […]

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September Meeting

It’s movie month at Gal’s Guide and we’re super excited to have as our special speaker for our September Meeting, award-winning filmmaker, Mallory Gieringer. Mallory is going to show us how film fans and filmmakers can apply creative solutions to showcase the importance of female perspective in film. Did you know?  Women comprised 32% of all […]