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It’s National Library Week!

It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme for the annual celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association, is “Welcome to Your Library.” According to ALA, this theme: promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries […]

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Women’s History Month Collections in Kanopy

Celebrate Women’s History Month this March by watching a film in one of two collections curated by Kanopy: “Notable Figures in Women’s History” and “Directed by Women.” All of these films are available for viewing in Kanopy, a video streaming service available to HPL cardholders. Your HPL card gives you access to 10 movies a […]

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Black History Month Collection in OverDrive!

In honor of Black History Month, OverDrive has put together a collection of African American literary fiction. The collection includes both ebooks and audiobooks, and features titles by authors such as Octavia E. Butler, Yaa Gyasi, Toni Morrison, Jesmyn Ward, and Colson Whitehead. Here are a few titles in the collection that are available to […]

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Celebrate Black History Month with HPL!

Black History Month is held annually in February to celebrate the achievements and history of Black Americans. The idea of a week-long celebration of African American history originated in 1925, with Carter G. Woodson playing a significant role. It became a month-long event in 1976. HPL has a number of Black History Month initiatives for […]

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Gaiam Workout Videos in OverDrive!

Are you looking to establish a new exercise routine in 2021? HPL can help! OverDrive has a collection titled “Always Available Gaiam Workout Videos,” featuring 25 exercise videos that are available to HPL cardholders, no waitlists involved! Here are a few: Try downloading the Libby app (available in the app store) so you can watch […]

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Most Watched Films of 2020 on Kanopy!

Kanopy, a streaming service available to HPL cardholders, has put together a list of their most watched films for 2020! Here are some of the top selections: Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Haven’t […]

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Introducing Peterson’s Career Prep

At the end of September this year, Gale replaced its Career Transitions resource with Peterson’s Career Prep. HPL now offers this new resource to cardholders. Peterson’s Career Prep contains user-friendly tools for discovering career paths and crafting professional resumes and job application materials. Here’s how Gale describes it: Choosing a career path doesn’t come easy. […]

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NaNoWriMo 2020!

Have you ever written an extended work of fiction? Would you like to try, but could use some pointers? HPL has some books here in the library that may be able to help you tackle your next creative project.

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LGBTQ+ History Month!

October is LGBTQ+ History Month! This monthly celebration began in 1994 when high school teacher Rodney Wilson began efforts to create a month focused on gay and lesbian history.  A Joseph Davis of Haverhill was the subject of an early colonial documented case of gender nonconformity. In 1652, Davis received a fine for “putting on […]