📰 Newsletter archive: Timeout @ HEPL


Good Friday morning. This is Fishers Digest, the Fishers newsletter that makes understanding Fishers news child’s play. Minus the playground politics.

☀️Today’s weather: Sunny, with a high near 91°.

In today’s digest:

  • Library presses pause
  • Non-profit spotlight
  • White River clean up

This issue is 540 words, a 2-minute read.

The Digest

⏸️ Library presses pause


Two big things: The library board voted 7-0 to pause the review of books. Tiffanie Ditlevson is the new board president.

The library board was packed. People standing anywhere there was space and overflowing out the doors. Every media company in Indianapolis had a camera set-up. It felt like one of those “Has this ever happened in history?” moments.

There was a debate between the library director and the board on what books should and shouldn’t be moved. Both sides got hung up on what “explicit” content means.

Why it matters: The disconnect leads to the board voting to re-work the policy details. Pausing the book review means a few things for the library:

  1. Any books that have been moved will stay where they are (except maybe TFIOS)
  2. They will not unpause the policy until a meeting is held to “hash out“ the details of what the policy is meant to be

Maybe things are starting to find a middle ground.

🔦 Spotlight your non-profit

Did you know that Fishers has over 200 active non-profits? We’ll share and highlight one amazing non-profit serving OR based in Fishers each week. If you want a feature, please fill in this form to get on the list. Link to form.

Clear the shelters


The Hamilton County Humane Society has over 600 animals. This weekend, you can choose how much you want to pay to adopt a pet. As one of the country’s only “no-kill” shelters, dogs really are waiting to be brought in to be saved. This event aims to help make that room.

The Happenings

🛶 White River clean up

If your ideal Saturday includes canoeing across the White River, this one’s for you. Fishers will bus you upstream, where you will float down the river while picking up trash. The trip will take 2-3 hours and ends at Conner Prairie. You’ll also get a free shirt and rack up some volunteer hours 💪 

🌊 White river clean up | Saturday, August 26th | 8:30 am | Free ($15 refundable deposit) | Pre-registration is required

🎶 Live music

  • XGeneration (90s tribute) | Friday, August 25 | Britton Tavern
  • 90 proof (90s tribute) | Saturday, August 26 | Britton Tavern
  • Pentatonix | Saturday, August 26 | Ruoff Music Center

Have an event, live music, or similar coming up? Email us to get featured here.

📣 Calling all entrepreneurs

The largest innovation conference in Indiana starts next week. Keynote speakers like Peyton Manning, “Magic” Johnson, and even Mayor Scott Fadness will be there. This is not a conference to miss if you are in the tech industry.

This is not sponsored. We’ll always tell you when something is sponsored.


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