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Music Through the Decades

Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm The Norman Rockwell Museum commissioned David Polansky to develop “Music Through The Decades,” a fun filled hour in which the audience learns how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have inspired so many of the songs we love. Using keyboard, trumpet, and vocals, David presents the […]

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“Fox & I: an uncommon friendship” by Catherine Raven

In an isolated mountain valley in Montana, Catherine Raven and a wild red fox meet, and gradually become friends.   Does it remind you of “The Little Prince” by Antoine Saint-Exupéry?  Raven must have thought the same because she spent some time reading that book to Fox, and makes some comparisons between her and Saint-Exupéry.  But […]

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Virtual Sukkot Storytime with PJ Library

September 17 at 11am Rachel Lefebvre from PJ Library and the Lappin Foundation will be hosting an engaging Virtual Sukkot Storytime for ages 0-6. There will be singing by Cantor Idan Irelander of Temple Emmanuel in Andover. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that this year begins on September 20th and lasts until September 27th. This is […]

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Database Highlight: brainfuse HelpNow

It’s back to school time! No matter the grade (or even if you’re in school at all) we could all use some help studying, writing papers, and building skills. That’s where brainfuse HelpNow comes in! Use HelpNow for a variety of education purposes. The writing lab is great for helping with papers. Use the language […]

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Open Mic Night

Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 pm Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for an Open Mic Night on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us. This program will take place in the auditorium. HPL will provide a […]


HPL Armchair Travelers: MEXICO

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Mexico. 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 Mexico!


Database Highlight: Opposing Viewpoints

Whether you’re writing a research paper or are looking for support resources for your debate team, Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints helps students and researchers gather talking points and new perspectives for their arguments. This multi-platform, mobile friendly tool offers dedicated portals on topics ranging from Espionage and Intelligence to Zoos and Aquariums. Portal pages […]


Summer Learning Program 2021 (Kids Survey)

If you are the parent of a child 0-11, please fill out this survey about our Summer Learning Program on Beanstack and our library programs. Your participation helps us to continue offering quality programs every year. Thank you for your time!

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Back-to-School Booklist

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai Scroll down to find suggested picture books, easy readers, books for older readers, and books in Spanish (libros en español). Click on the book cover to request it from the catalog. For Younger Readers Picture Books […]

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid has quickly become one of my favorite authors and she’s hit another homerun with Malibu Rising. Told in alternating timelines between the 1950s and 60s, and 1983, Malibu Rising tells the story of the fictional rock legend, Mick Riva’s four children. The 50s and 60s chapters tell the story of Mick and […]