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Spooky Youth Booklist

“How do I know you’ll keep your word?” asked Coraline.“I swear it,” said the other mother. “I swear it on my own mother’s grave.”“Does she have a grave?” asked Coraline.“Oh yes,” said the other mother. “I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.”― Neil […]

--Adult Events General

Annawon Weeden: Understanding Indigenous Culture – Virtual

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 pm Courageous Conversations presents an online evening with Annawon Weeden, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Annawon will share and discuss Native American history in New England, cultural identity, contemporary lifeways and cultural appropriation. Born & raised on the Narragansett Tribal reservation in Charlestown, Rhode Island, Annawon eventually made […]


Comfort Food Books and Recipes

It’s cooling down which for me means getting back into the kitchen to cook hearty meals and warm desserts. Check out one of these titles from the library for comforting recipes. Interested in finding something to whip up ASAP? Use Hoopla to check out one of these titles. Or you can browse their Comfort Food […]


A Day in the Life of an Archivist

Written by Tamara Gaydos The Haverhill Public Library Special Collections provides access for scholars and researchers to a collection of unique and rare materials. Its patrons are local historians, scholars, and general readers. The Special Collections department collects printed materials and manuscripts related to the history of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and surrounding areas. Many people are […]


HPL Armchair Travelers: KENYA

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Kenya. Take a look at all the electronic resources we have on that country, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more. Don’t hesitate to explore on your own! Click on the following link to see a list of e-resources on Kenya!

--Staff Picks Teens

Cheer Up! Love and Pompoms

Annie is a top student, but her anti-social behavior makes the guidance counselor think she’ll have trouble getting into college and recommends that she tries some extracurriculars. Annie’s mom did cheerleading when she was in high school and convinces her to try out for the cheerleading team. Through cheer, Annie reconnects with an old friend, […]


Hispanic Heritage Month at HPL!

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15 and October 15 every year. This celebration dates back to 1968, when it was created as Hispanic Heritage Week. It was extended to a full month in 1988. This period serves as a time for “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came […]

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Music Through the Decades

Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 pm The Norman Rockwell Museum commissioned David Polansky to develop “Music Through The Decades,” a fun filled hour in which the audience learns how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have inspired so many of the songs we love. Using keyboard, trumpet, and vocals, David presents the […]

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“Fox & I: an uncommon friendship” by Catherine Raven

In an isolated mountain valley in Montana, Catherine Raven and a wild red fox meet, and gradually become friends.   Does it remind you of “The Little Prince” by Antoine Saint-Exupéry?  Raven must have thought the same because she spent some time reading that book to Fox, and makes some comparisons between her and Saint-Exupéry.  But […]

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Virtual Sukkot Storytime with PJ Library

September 17 at 11am Rachel Lefebvre from PJ Library and the Lappin Foundation will be hosting an engaging Virtual Sukkot Storytime for ages 0-6. There will be singing by Cantor Idan Irelander of Temple Emmanuel in Andover. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that this year begins on September 20th and lasts until September 27th. This is […]