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Haverhill History Highlight Women’s Suffrage

Not until the formation of the Haverhill Equal Suffrage League in May 1914 did the city have a strong impact in the fight for women’s suffrage. Formed with Mary Brinton Briggs as president, and other prominent well-educated women of the city as its members, these women wrote the constitution and by-laws. They also chose to include a […]

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Good Omens (TV Series)

Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) are an angel and a demon, respectively, who have become well acquainted during the last several millennia on earth–one could almost say…friends. They share similar job duties, although on opposing sides. Although their story begins at the beginning of everything, the plot of this series begins as they covertly […]

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Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping

Saturday, March 13 at 2:00pm Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping is a power point presentation featuring the variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New England for bountiful harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of […]


HPL Armchair Travelers: IRELAND

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Ireland.  Take a look at all the electronic resources we have on that country, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more. Don’t hesitate to explore on your own! Click on the following link to see a list of e-resources on Ireland!

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Virtual Beginner’s Chess

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including: Setting up the chess men Using the pawns Chess pieces and how they move to win Special moves Ten tips for playing […]

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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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Black History Month: African Americans in Film

“Moving pictures have become one of the greatest revitalizing forces in race adjustment.” Oscar Micheaux, 1st major African American feature filmmaker (1884-1951) As large numbers of African Americans migrated from the rural South to urban areas across the U.S. between the 1910s and 1940s, the racial landscape of America began to shift. As a result, […]

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“The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart” by Stephanie Burgis

Colleen read The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and this is what she thought… Aventurine is a dragon, the fiercest thing in her mountains, but her family will not let her leave their cave until she is stronger. She sets off on her own to prove she is ready, only to be tricked by a […]

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Science Comics with Jason Viola

Comic books are not just fun to read – they can be incredible gateways for learning about the world! Massachusetts-based graphic novel writer Jason Viola (Science Comics: Polar Bears and Science Comics: The Digestive System) fills his comics with humorous situations, endearing characters, and a lifelong fascination with science. Join Jason for a behind-the-scenes look at how […]


Haverhill History Highlight on Black History Month

Sidney Mason was the first African American firefighter in Haverhill. He was born in Virginia to enslaved parents, Charles and Delia Mason, and came to Bradford around 1871. He served as a police officer and appointed to the permanent staff of the fire department when the town of Bradford was annexed to the city of […]