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Spencer

“Spencer is a 2021 historical psychological drama film directed by Pablo Larraín from a screenplay by Steven Knight. The The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and […]

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Pre-K Storytime

Come one, come all to our exciting pre-K storytime! We’ll read books, sing songs, do crafts, and have just oodles of fun! (Look at the books in the picture. Don’t they look cool? Don’t you want to come read them with us?) Storytime happens every Wednesday morning at 10AM in the Cavallero room at the […]

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Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim

Sophie Go is finally out of her parents’ home and ready to start her career as a professional matchmaker. However, she faces one major problem, despite her natural matchmaking skill and ability, she did not quite graduate from matchmaking school. She forges ahead, moving into a swanky apartment complex in Toronto and begins networking and […]

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2022 releases your HPL staff loved!

Just because you missed them last year doesn’t mean we don’t still recommend them-check out this list of 2022 releases that staff loved! Click on the cover image to be brought to our catalog where you can request these titles. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her […]

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Beanstack Challenges for All Ages

Kids Challenges The idea is simple, the rewards are priceless! Help your child prepare for one of life’s biggest milestones: KINDERGARTEN The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your little one starts kindergarten. Were you in the middle of 1,000 books before the library suspended services in March 2020? E-mail your […]

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The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Kara, aka Carrot, finds herself divorced and penniless at thirty. Rather than go home to her mom where the relationship is tense, she goes to live with her Uncle Earl at his beloved small-town Museum of Wonders, a collection of weird items and taxidermied animals curated over many years. That’s when a portal opens up […]

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Transparent Language Online

Looking to learn a new language? Try Transparent Language Online, an electronic resource available to HPL patrons. Transparent Language Online instructional activities in over 100 languages. Track your progress in learning vocabulary, strengthen your core skills, and complete activities to practice your skills. This resource works on computers and tablets – as long as you […]

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“Stick Season” by Noah Kahan

In case you didn’t know, stick season is the time in New England between fall and winter. With that in mind, Noah Kahan’s “Stick Season” really puts you in that place of feeling like you’re just leaving autumn, but anticipating the cold days and piles of snow. If you’re facing the upcoming cold months and […]

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Blackmail and Bibingka by Mia P. Manansala

This third installment of Manansala’s culinary cozy mystery series, Tita Rosie’s Kitchen, takes place during the winter holidays in Shady Palms as they prepare for Christmas Eve and the community Winter Bash. Lila’s good-for-nothing cousin Ronnie returns to town after a mysterious 15-year disappearance, and he brings a new cast of characters, and a whole […]