Mooresville Public Library

Mooresville Public Library
MPL Courtyard

Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Old Settlers Festival & Parade

The 2016 Old Settlers festival in Mooresville, Indiana will be held on August 7-8-9 at Pioneer Park on Indianapolis Road.

Come see the library's float in the Old Settlers parade (Sunday, August 7 at 1 pm through downtown Mooresville), then join the fun afterwards at Pioneer Park when the Old Settlers festival gets underway (August 7-8-9). Click here for further details and directions.

Here are a few photos from our previous Old Settlers parade floats.  Click the photos below to enlarge.  The floats (from top to bottom) appeared in the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 Old Settlers parades.

Original Indiana State Flag on Tour

As part of Indiana's bicentennial celebration, the original Indiana State Banner (designed in 1916 by Mooresville's own Paul Hadley; adopted by the Indiana General Assembly, 1917), which was renamed the Indiana State Flag in 1955, is currently on display at Mooresville Public Library.  The original flag will be "on tour" across the state throughout the rest of the celebration.

Click the photos below to enlarge.  The display is situated with our Paul Hadley watercolor painting collection in the grand hall, next to the elevator and the vending machine area.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Come Closer to Paranormal Terror

Local author Aldo Gonzalez has written an autobiographical book about his house haunting experience.  Our book trailer elaborates.

MPL Book Trailer #307
The Feeders at Night
by Aldo Gonzalez

The book will soon be available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.  Copies may be purchased from and the author's Facebook page and website.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Photos From Sammy Davis Book Signing

Here are a few photos from last Friday's (June 3, 2016) book signing with Sammy L. Davis, Mooresville High School graduate (class of 1966) and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Click the images to enlarge.

  Dixie Davis & Sammy L. Davis

L to R:  Dixie Davis, Susan Haynes, David Reddick, Diane Huerkamp, and Sammy L. Davis

Dixie and Sammy Davis have each written books that are available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.  Click here and here.

In the photo above, Susan Haynes is the communications director for Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, which hosted Sammy Davis' speech last Friday evening at his alma mater, Mooresville High School.  David Reddick is Morgan County bicentennial celebration chairperson, and Diane Huerkamp is MPL executive director.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Meet Sammy Lee Davis at MPL

Meet Mooresville High School graduate (class of 1966) and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Lee Davis on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. in the MPL Community Room.

Sammy L. Davis in Vietnam (circa 1967)

Sammy L. Davis in Vietnam (circa 1967)

Sammy L. Davis (right) in Vietnam (circa 1967)

Sammy L. Davis receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor
from President Lyndon B. Johnson (1968)