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Graphic Novels in Libraries Month

Starting in 2019, every July the American Library Association and Booklist magazine celebrate graphic novels in libraries! Graphic novels are a very popular format and can be found in almost any genre. We have LOTS of graphic novels for all ages here at the library, and your librarians love to read them too! Check out […]

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National Ocean Month!

June is National Ocean Month! Celebrate by learning more about the ocean and the life forms that inhabit it. HPL is here to help! We have books, DVDs, museum passes, and more that can connect you with knowledge about marine environments. Here are a few items in our collection that relate to the ocean, marine […]

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Pride Month Streaming on Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming service with thoughtful entertainment right to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials! Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and start watching today! This month is Pride, and we have selected some of our […]

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Backyard Visitors Collection in OverDrive

Celebrate spring by enjoying the beauty of nature that exists right in our own community! OverDrive has a collection that may help you get some ideas: Backyard Visitors: Birds & other animals. The collection includes electronic books and audiobooks, as well as a magazine, on topics such as birding and attracting wildlife to gardens. If […]

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Black History Month Collection in OverDrive!

In honor of Black History Month, OverDrive has put together a collection of African American literary fiction. The collection includes both ebooks and audiobooks, and features titles by authors such as Octavia E. Butler, Yaa Gyasi, Toni Morrison, Jesmyn Ward, and Colson Whitehead. Here are a few titles in the collection that are available to […]

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Black History Month: African Americans in Film

“Moving pictures have become one of the greatest revitalizing forces in race adjustment.” Oscar Micheaux, 1st major African American feature filmmaker (1884-1951) As large numbers of African Americans migrated from the rural South to urban areas across the U.S. between the 1910s and 1940s, the racial landscape of America began to shift. As a result, […]

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New Monthly Booklists

“I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card.” Laura Bush (Librarian & wife of 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush) Your library card gives you access to everything at the Haverhill Public Library and any other library in our consortium. With so much to choose from, the toughest part […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month!

October is LGBTQ+ History Month! This monthly celebration began in 1994 when high school teacher Rodney Wilson began efforts to create a month focused on gay and lesbian history.  A Joseph Davis of Haverhill was the subject of an early colonial documented case of gender nonconformity. In 1652, Davis received a fine for “putting on […]