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‘Revolutionary’ with Alex Myers – Virtual

Thursday, June 9th @7:00pm Author Alex Myers will speak on his debut novel, Revolutionary, which tells the story of his ancestor, Deborah Sampson. In 1782, Sampson ran away from her home in Middleborough Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man, and fought in the Revolutionary War. Myers will discuss the research and writing of this book and […]

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VIRTUAL: The Basics of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, May 25th @7:00pm You can’t read the news without seeing hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of a cashless future or just an overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success. Join Michael as he discusses the basics about Bitcoin. Presented […]

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Open Mic Night w/ Featured Guest Surya Sarkhel!

Thursday, May 19th @7:00pm Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for an Open Mic Night on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us. Our featured guest this month is Surya Sarkhel! Surya (Arundhati) is a trained classical […]


What is Home?

Thursday, May 12th @7:00pm In this event, we will be exploring what the word “home” means to people through the new opera “I Give You My Home”. Is home a place, or a feeling? Is it a collection of objects? Please bring an object that feels like the word “home” to share and discuss during […]

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“Dark Archives: a librarian’s investigation into the science and history of books bound in human skin” by Megan Rosenbloom

Medical librarian Megan Rosenbloom has a job that combines morbid fascination with often unsettling medical practices and the appreciation for the research and books that drive the field forward. And something that holds an uncomfortable place at this intersection is anthropodermic books, or books bound in human skin. Rosenbloom has dedicated a considerable amount of […]

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There’s an App for That @ the Library!

Wednesday, May 4th @2:00pm Have a smart phone or a tablet, and would like to get on the mobile technology path with the library? This class is designed just for you. We will introduce you to the world of “apps”, and to our library apps such as Kanopy, OverDrive, Hoopla, MVLCMobile,  Freegal and Mango. This class is open […]

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The Painter’s Palette: A History of Color

Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30am **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.** We may take for granted the use of color in art, but historically, much thought, effort and expense has gone into that choice. Drawing on the […]

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“Cultish: the language of fanaticism” by Amanda Montell

Do you have a morbid fascination with cults? Do you often wonder how someone can give up their whole personalities to what appears to be something crazy as an outsider? Are you worried it could happen to you? If so, definitely check out Amanda Montell’s compelling nonfiction work, “Cultish”. Montell breaks down cultish language by […]

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Evil Spirits Witchcraft Legacy: Stories from the Big Attic

Monday, April 11th at 6:00pm As a child, author Richard Brewster discovered a book in his attic that once belonged to the chief judge of the 1692 Salem witch trials and which contained eerie, handwritten notes about being haunted by “Evil Spirits.” Witchcraft Legacy: Stories from the Big Attic” traces the journey of that book and the lives it touched […]