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--Kids Events

Yoga for our young friends

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? We’re starting a Children’s Yoga program to give kids some tools to help them decompress. Check our Events calendar for sign-up information, and get ready for some movement, relaxation, and breathing exercises. Wear your comfy clothes and get ready to move.

--Adult Events

VIRTUAL: The Basics of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, May 25th @7:00pm You can’t read the news without seeing hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of a cashless future or just an overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success. Join Michael as he discusses the basics about Bitcoin. Presented […]


HPL Armchair Travelers : THAILAND

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Thailand.  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 Thailand!

--Staff Picks Teens

Messy Roots

This coming of age graphic memoir tells how Laura Gao immigrated to Texas from Wuhan, China when she was about 4 years old. It was quite the culture shock – no one could pronounce her name or where she was from. She eventually decided she wanted an Americanized name and chose Laura for herself. Growing […]

--Adult Events

Open Mic Night w/ Featured Guest Surya Sarkhel!

Thursday, May 19th @7:00pm Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for an Open Mic Night on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us. Our featured guest this month is Surya Sarkhel! Surya (Arundhati) is a trained classical […]

--Booklists Teens

Mental Health Resources for Teens

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out these resources for teens below. NAMI NAMI Massachusetts YouForward The Trevor Project National Suicide Prevention Hotline Teen depression facts Books Free to take from the Teen Zone Visit the Teen Zone to grab a free copy of Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide to Mental […]


What is Home?

Thursday, May 12th @7:00pm In this event, we will be exploring what the word “home” means to people through the new opera “I Give You My Home”. Is home a place, or a feeling? Is it a collection of objects? Please bring an object that feels like the word “home” to share and discuss during […]

--Staff Picks

“Dark Archives: a librarian’s investigation into the science and history of books bound in human skin” by Megan Rosenbloom

Medical librarian Megan Rosenbloom has a job that combines morbid fascination with often unsettling medical practices and the appreciation for the research and books that drive the field forward. And something that holds an uncomfortable place at this intersection is anthropodermic books, or books bound in human skin. Rosenbloom has dedicated a considerable amount of […]

General Kids

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Children’s Room has resources for you! We are giving away copies of a comic called “Different Kinds of Hurt: Isaac’s Story” (available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean). Stop by and visit our Worry Monster. Read one of the books from our Youth Booklist.

--Booklists Teens

AAPI Heritage Month 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out the books below written by AAPI authors. Click on the image to request the book from our catalog. Fiction Graphic Novels