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Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver employs her exceptional talent for character development and world-building for the eponymous Damon “Demon Copperhead” Fields, set in Appalachia from the 1990s to today, in her retelling of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield. For readers of the Dickens tale, it is fun exercise to compare the new and the old versions of the classic […]

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Senter Digital Archive – New Images Added!

Over the past year, the Special Collections Department has been working to get even more of our digitized images online in the Senter Digital Archive. We are happy to announce that we are now able to continuing adding images at a decent pace! In the latest batch of images, there are many images of the […]

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Preservation Week at HPL!

The Special Collections Department is celebrating Preservation Week 2024! From April 28 to May 4, libraries, museums, and all kinds of cultural heritage organizations focus on preservation training, practice, and outreach. Why is preservation so important? It’s what makes our collections last as long as possible, so that we can provide access to them now and in […]

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Special Collections Reopening

We are pleased to announce that Special Collections is reopening on Monday, March 11th, with our new and expanded hours! With the reopening of Special Collections, Haverhill Public Library has now fully recovered from the storm damage of early January 2024. We are happy to be back! More Special Collections information is always available in […]

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Special Collections remains closed for now…

…but we hope for not much longer! We will be sure to post here, on our main page, and on social media when we reopen. Though Special Collections did not sustain much damage, there is some more restoration work to be completed on the 3rd floor before we regain full access to our space and […]

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Special Collections Status – UPDATED

Damage from the recent winter storms forced the library to close from January 10, 2024 to January 17, 2024. Library administration and staff, restoration crews, and the City of Haverhill are working together to repair the damage. We are happy to announce that the library reopened January 18, 2024, but with limited services on the […]

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Special Collections: New Year, New Hours!

We are pleased to announce that Special Collections will be expanding hours in 2024! We are also bringing back our evening hours for those who are not able to visit us during the day. Beginning January 2, 2024, Special Collections hours are as follows: Mondays: 10 AM to 3 PM Tuesdays:  10 AM to 3 PM Wednesdays:  10 […]

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How to Use Special Collections

Have you ever looked at our Special Collections website – or perhaps noticed the Special Collections link on our homepage – and wondered what we’re all about? What makes Special Collections so special after all? The Special Collections & Archives Department is happy to answer your questions! Materials collected and preserved by our department are […]

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Before you donate…

December is not only the busy holiday season, but also the time for end-of-year reviews, best-of lists, charitable giving, and tidying up. For some, it is a good time to clear out attics, basements, and guest rooms to make way for the year ahead, and what’s better than to combine tidying up with charitable giving […]

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Tales from Haverhill

As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, many of us are planning to entertain family and friends from out of town. We gather ideas of local places to take our visitors, we regale them with our favorite tales about Haverhill, and we boast about our hometown celebrities. World famous poet John Greenleaf Whittier was born […]