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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 […]