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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 […]


Rexommendation Boxes Update

Kids Rexommendation boxes are getting a revamp! Starting in the new year, rexommendation boxes will be distributed bimonthly. When you sign up, you will be assigned to either odd months or even months. All registrations will be good for one (1) year or six (6) boxes. Because we want to specially curate our Rexommendation boxes […]

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December Adult Events at HPL

Check out these adult events happening in December! 12/4 – 6-7:30pm – Papercrafting and Card Making A card making and paper crafting class for beginners as well as those with stamping and papercrafting experience. Register for waitlist here. 12/4 – 6-7:30pm – English (ESL) Conversation Circle Would you like to practice your English with native […]

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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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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 […]


Beanstack Reading Challenges for Adults!

Looking for a way to track your reading? Look no further than the reading challenges on Beanstack! This platform is a free app and website where you can track what you read and for how long. We host challenges for adults, teens, and children all year long! Beanstack is a great way to keep you […]

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“Vampires of El Norte” by Isabel Cañas

Growing up on her family’s hacienda in 1840s Mexico was difficult enough with the threat of aggressive Anglo settlers from the north, but Nena wasn’t prepared to face the sinister and terrifying creatures that come from the dark and seem to suck the very life from people.  It is one of these creatures that changes […]

Special Collections

Special Collections joins the HPL Blog!

The Special Collections & Archives Department has updates, collection news, and expanded hours coming soon – and we want you to be the first to know! We will post about collection highlights, new (or rediscovered) materials, research tips, events – and especially any changes to our open hours. Curious about this image? It is item […]