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“All the World Beside” by Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley, the author of the bestselling memoir Boy Erased, covers similar themes of reconciling queer sexuality with a deeply repressive religious community in this foray into historical fiction. In 18th-century Massachusetts, a Puritan preacher falls in love with a physician who leaves Boston to join his small religious community. Their affair and the steps […]

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Ocean’s Godori by Elaine U. Cho

Set in a far future where a united Korean military called the Alliance dominates as the leading galactic force, Ocean’s Godori immerses readers in a space opera where an eclectic crew finds itself in the crossfire of a terrorist attack and, subsequently, an ever-unravelling mystery. Ocean Yoon, a skilled but rebellious pilot within the Alliance, […]

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The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far […]


May Flowers Are Here!

As the saying goes April showers bring May flowers! Visit our Booklist page to download this and other custom booklists prepared by our librarians! You can also scroll below to dive into our Titanic list!

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Learn iPhone Basics!

Join us for an iPhone Basics class this May! Learn more about the basic functions of an iPhone–get connected, identify common apps, and build confidence in using your devices safely. Bring your device (iPhone or iPad) to follow along!  When: Tuesday May 14th 10-11am OR Wednesday May 15th 6-7pm Where: 2nd floor computer lab Register […]

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Technology: How Can We Help?

At the Haverhill Public Library, we are always ready to help you tackle a technology challenge. Printing from your phone? Done. Copying and faxing? No problem. But it only starts there. We’re dedicated to helping you learn to make technology do what you want it to. We already offer a technology course each month. You […]

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May Adult Events at HPL

Check out these adult events happening in May! 5/1 | 6:30-8pm | Fiber Arts Group Calling all fiber artists! Bring your current project and work on it in the company of other fiber arts enthusiasts.  5/2 | 5:30-8:30pm | Game Night Join us Thursdays for a night of board games at Haverhill Public Library! Strategy […]

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground. Just the name conjures images of gritty New York City nights, avant-garde soundscapes, and lyrics that dared to push boundaries. If you’re a fan like me, you know their impact on rock and roll is undeniable. But even if you haven’t fully delved into their world, Todd Haynes’s 2021 documentary, simply titled […]

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Are you a fan of British humor? Satires about Hollywood? Yes? Then I have just the show for you—“Episodes”, starring Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, and…Matt LeBlanc. Yes, you heard right. Joey from “Friends.” If this seems like an unlikely trio, well, that’s the entire premise of the show. Sean (Mangan) and Beverly (Greig) are a […]


Freegal Music Streaming

Freegal is an ad-free, unlimited streaming music platform that provides HPL cardholders access to millions of songs from 200+ genres! You can listen to trending songs, build and explore playlists, or simply enjoy a classic album. With new songs added each month, you won’t get bored! In addition to unlimited streaming, our Freegal subscription also […]