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Virtual Beginner’s Chess

This online class teaches the fundamentals of chess as a strategy game that is the most popular game in the world. In one hour you will learn the basics of playing chess including: Setting up the chess men Using the pawns Chess pieces and how they move to win Special moves Ten tips for playing […]

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“The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart” by Stephanie Burgis

Colleen read The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and this is what she thought… Aventurine is a dragon, the fiercest thing in her mountains, but her family will not let her leave their cave until she is stronger. She sets off on her own to prove she is ready, only to be tricked by a […]

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Science Comics with Jason Viola

Comic books are not just fun to read – they can be incredible gateways for learning about the world! Massachusetts-based graphic novel writer Jason Viola (Science Comics: Polar Bears and Science Comics: The Digestive System) fills his comics with humorous situations, endearing characters, and a lifelong fascination with science. Join Jason for a behind-the-scenes look at how […]

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“Bayou Magic” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Joan read Bayou Magic and this is what she thought… The story follows 10-year-old Maddy when she spends a summer with her grandmother on the Louisiana bayou. It is a great blend of whimsical adventure and serious issues such as environmental awareness and parent/child relations. I loved how the book took the serious issue of […]

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STEM Book Club for Beginners

Just beginning to read chapter books? Then, check out this virtual book club of “Branches” titles. These beginner books, recommended for ages 5-8, have vibrant illustrations and fun characters. Each month we will focus on a different book series and complete a STEM activity. Make sure you register to save your spot. Then, we will […]

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“Closer to Nowhere” by Ellen Hopkins

Amanda read Closer to Nowhere and this is what she thought… Hannah and Cal discover they are more alike than they realized as they work together to save the family they care about. It is told from alternating perspectives. Ellen Hopkins is my all time favorite author, so naturally I had to read this. The […]

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Virtual Preschool Resource Fair

Haverhill’s Early Learning Leadership Team is excited to invite you to Haverhill’s 2nd annual Preschool Resource Fair Week to learn about the many preschool options and resources available to families with young children in the Haverhill community! This family friendly event will take place online each night starting at 6pm via Zoom. What to expect: […]

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Roots of Black Music in America

Saturday, February 13th at 10 a.m. Karlus Trapp’s delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation ”The Roots of Black Music in America” is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. Bring the whole family! It is a joyful show that encourages and comes […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Tues 2/2, Thurs 2/11, Tues 2/16, Tues 2/23 @ 3:45 Join Certified Meditation Instructor Amy Rutledge to learn different meditation techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness, creative visualizations, and affirmations to cultivate self love, self worth, confidence, compassion, focus, concentration, stress, anxiety relief, and help with navigating difficult emotions and change. Each week has a different […]