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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground. Just the name conjures images of gritty New York City nights, avant-garde soundscapes, and lyrics that dared to push boundaries. If you’re a fan like me, you know their impact on rock and roll is undeniable. But even if you haven’t fully delved into their world, Todd Haynes’s 2021 documentary, simply titled […]

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Internet Basics at the Haverhill Public Library!

Session I: Thursday, 4/4 | 6-7pm | Session II: Thursday, 4/11 | 6-7pm | For those who have never touched a computer or have limited mouse skills, this class will introduce the basics of having a computer, mouse and keyboard. We will also explore how to find information online and develop web browsing skills. This […]


Try the Commonwealth Catalog!

Looking for a specific book, audiobook, movie, or CD, but can’t seem to find it in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium? Try the Commonwealth Catalog! This statewide catalog allows users to request physical materials from libraries across Massachusetts. There’s no extra cost for patrons – all you need is your HPL library card to place […]

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February Adult Craft: Mason Jar Succulents

This month in our adult craft program, we’re making mason jar succulents! Unfortunately, registration for this event is full, but you’re welcome to make your own succulent! Check out this instructional video HPL staff put together a few years ago – all you’d need is a jar, a succulent, and a few other supplies! **Please […]


New Books, DVDs, and CDs on Display!

While the library may not be fully open for browsing yet, we are doing our best to connect patrons with our newest materials. We’ve brought out some extra carts and filled them with new books, DVDs, and CDs. Stop in and browse! We have materials for children, teens, and adults. If you want something from […]

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Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Sketchtasy follows narrator Alexa and her friends through life in mid-1990s Boston. They party, go to clubs, dance, meet people, and try to experience the pleasures of life, while, as queer people, also facing homophobia and living through the height of the AIDS crisis. Sycamore’s writing is gripping: while reading, I felt as if I […]

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Write on with HPL!

Are you an aspiring writer, or do the lives and methods of writers intrigue you? Write on with our new adult booklist, which features books and media about writers and writing. Continue reading for a sampling of items in the list. Visit our Booklists page to see all the booklists HPL staff have compiled for […]

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Hauntings & Spooky Serpents at HPL!

Join us for two upcoming adult programs on paranormal topics at the library! The Haunted History of Lizzie Borden Monday, October 16 at 7:00pm With “The Haunted History of Lizzie Borden,” Tim Weisberg will offer an examination of the Borden murders, the prime suspect herself and the life she lived in Fall River, both before […]

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Owls Up Close on June 3: Programs for All Ages!

Saturday, June 3 10:30-11:15 am (younger audiences and families); 1:00-2:15pm (children ages 8+, teens, and adults) Join Marcia and Mark Wilson from Eyes On Owls on Saturday, June 3 as they present their live owl program, “Owls Up Close.” It’s New England’s favorite wildlife program! This unique presentation has been a library favorite for decades! For young audiences, the show starts […]