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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 […]


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 […]

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November Adult Events at HPL

Check out these adult events happening in November! 11/8 – 6-8 pm – The Empireid: Film Screening and Discussion Meet local poet and filmmaker Mark Lipman as he presents the animated feature film of his epic mythological poem, The Empireid, followed by discussion and audience questions. Register here. 11/9 & 11/16 – 6-7 pm – Internet […]

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Cleat Cute

This sports rom-com follows Phoebe Matthews, a young hotshot player who has just been called up to the US National Team World Cup camp for the first time, and Grace Henderson, the veteran superstar who has been on the team for 10 years (and is only 26). Phoebe has idolized (and crushed on) Grace for […]

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Meet Someone New!

Did you know the children’s biography section is filled with many different picture book biographies? Well it is! Maybe you want to learn about a famous singer like Aretha Franklin or royalty like Queen Elizabeth. Maybe you want to learn about Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and her journey to the Supreme Court or the scientist, […]

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Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom

So, take The Handmaid’s Tale and bring it back to it’s origins: Puritan, colonial America. Now, make the main character reactive Janine instead of calculating June. And give her a friend who happens to be a demon that is having an existential crisis. Yes, I’m serious. And this is just the start. This book, beloved […]