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“The Undoing” TV Series

Based on the novel “You should have known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, this thrilling miniseries first published on HBO tells the story of a very successful New York therapist, Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman) married to a respected child oncologist, Jonathan (Hugh Grant) and their lives that spin out of control. After a young mother from […]


Haverhill History Highlight on Deaf History Month

On April 1, 1871 Alexander Graham Bell was hired by principal Sarah Fuller to teach at the Boston School for the Deaf to show her teachers how to adapt Visible Speech for teaching the deaf to speak. Today it’s the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and is the oldest public day school for the […]

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“Plain Bad Heroines” by Emily Danforth

A novel about a movie production about a novel; Plain Bad Heroines is layered enough to pull the reader in and clever enough to make it a page turner. The book centers around the school of Brookhants, an all girl’s school on the coast of Rhode Island. A cluster of deaths surrounding the school haunts […]


It’s National Library Week!

It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme for the annual celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association, is “Welcome to Your Library.” According to ALA, this theme: promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries […]

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Virtual Tabletop Guild

Saturday, April 24 at 2:00pm Calling all intrepid explorers, cunning detectives, madcap inventors, ghost whisperers and swashbuckling fightspeople! Are you a tabletop roleplaying game fan, or someone interested in trying them out? The Virtual Tabletop Guild will be a place to explore the many worlds and systems that tabletop roleplaying has to offer, from the […]

--Staff Picks Teens

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

5 years ago the quiet town of Fairview, Connecticut was rocked by a murder-suicide involving two teenagers. 17 year old Pippa Fitz-Amobi, however, doesn’t believe that Sal Singh actually murdered his girlfriend, Andie Bell, and then killed himself days later. So when it’s time to declare her senior capstone project, she decides to investigate and […]


Spring into Gardening

The arrival of spring means yard work and outdoor projects to start. Gardening, whether its indoors or outdoors, leaves your space feeling fresh and colorful. Check out some of beginner gardening tips from Miracle-Gro, if you’re new to gardening. Not sure which plants to begin with? Try planting some Massachusetts-native flowers! According to the Mass […]


AAA Traffic Safety with Buster and Otto

Tuesday April 6 @ 10 a.m. on Zoom Beep beep! Join “Otto,” a talking robotic car who teaches students key safety rules and “Buster,” the teaching bus who loves to teach preschoolers and early-elementary students about traffic safety! This program brought to us by AAA. No registration required! To join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 840 […]

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Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

Monday, April 5 at 6:30pm Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener.  It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, a way to teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard!  We’ll look at different types of vegetable gardens […]

--Staff Picks Kids

“Fighting Words” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Amanda read Fighting Words and this is what she thought… Della, and her older sister Suki, escape an abusive living situation and end up in a foster home. They learn that there are adults in the world they can trust, and that they deserve to be happy children in a loving home. I loved The […]