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“Spencer is a 2021 historical psychological drama film directed by Pablo Larraín from a screenplay by Steven Knight. The The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and […]

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2022 releases your HPL staff loved!

Just because you missed them last year doesn’t mean we don’t still recommend them-check out this list of 2022 releases that staff loved! Click on the cover image to be brought to our catalog where you can request these titles. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her […]

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“Stick Season” by Noah Kahan

In case you didn’t know, stick season is the time in New England between fall and winter. With that in mind, Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” really puts you in that place of feeling like you’re just leaving autumn, but anticipating the cold days and piles of snow. If you’re facing the upcoming cold months and […]


Reserve the pod for meetings and studying!

The Haverhill Public Library now offers a soundproof booth for small meetings or gatherings! It is located on the first-floor of the library near the Reference Department. This booth can be reserved but if available, drop-ins are welcome. Please see a member of staff to be let into the booth as the door will be […]

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Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

“The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s bizarre outbursts and subsequent descent into madness. As their home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to […]

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Evil Season 1

A skeptical clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue collar contractor as they investigate supposed abnormal events, including, demonic possession, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. This show was a very pleasant surprise, it was much scarier than I expected for […]

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Scenes From My Life by Michael K. Williams

“I want to tell my story not because it’s unique but because it is not”. “A moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back from the late iconic actor beloved for his roles in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country. When Michael K. Williams died on […]


Banned Books Week

September 18th-24th 2022 About “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open […]

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Matty Matheson : home style cookery

If you only know Matty Matheson from his TV or youtube personality, you might be surprised by his simple approach to food and cooking. Matheson covers everything from basics like pickles and stock, to elaborate party spreads and roasts. This cookbook is made to be used to cook for the people you love so either […]


Summer Concert Series

Rich Araldi: The Songs and their Stories! Thursday, August 4th @6:00pm An excursion through the great songs of the 20th century and the stories that make them that much more special. Drawing from the jazz age, through the swing era, into modern jazz, the Beatles, and beyond! Songs we love with stories, anecdotes, fun facts, […]