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Reset, Reconnect, Reenter

Saturday, July 9th @10:00am The last two years have offered opportunities to look deeply at what matters most, to reflect on our values and to shed some of the habitual and busy ways we’ve been inhabiting our world. In this three-part program we will explore together ways to harvest and integrate the strengths we’ve uncovered […]

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New England Legends with Jeff Belanger!

Wednesday, June 22 @7:00pm For over 25 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens, and weird history from our region. Based on Jeff’s popular weekly podcast and […]


Juneteenth: Emancipation Day

“Juneteenth is a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday is observed on June 19—”June nineteenth” is shortened to “Juneteenth”—and is known by various names, including Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day; some call it America’s Second Independence Day. It began as a time of celebration when, on June 19, 1865, General Gordon […]

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‘Revolutionary’ with Alex Myers – Virtual

Thursday, June 9th @7:00pm Author Alex Myers will speak on his debut novel, Revolutionary, which tells the story of his ancestor, Deborah Sampson. In 1782, Sampson ran away from her home in Middleborough Massachusetts, disguised herself as a man, and fought in the Revolutionary War. Myers will discuss the research and writing of this book and […]

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VIRTUAL: The Basics of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, May 25th @7:00pm You can’t read the news without seeing hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of a cashless future or just an overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success. Join Michael as he discusses the basics about Bitcoin. Presented […]

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Open Mic Night w/ Featured Guest Surya Sarkhel!

Thursday, May 19th @7:00pm Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for an Open Mic Night on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us. Our featured guest this month is Surya Sarkhel! Surya (Arundhati) is a trained classical […]


What is Home?

Thursday, May 12th @7:00pm In this event, we will be exploring what the word “home” means to people through the new opera “I Give You My Home”. Is home a place, or a feeling? Is it a collection of objects? Please bring an object that feels like the word “home” to share and discuss during […]

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“Dark Archives: a librarian’s investigation into the science and history of books bound in human skin” by Megan Rosenbloom

Medical librarian Megan Rosenbloom has a job that combines morbid fascination with often unsettling medical practices and the appreciation for the research and books that drive the field forward. And something that holds an uncomfortable place at this intersection is anthropodermic books, or books bound in human skin. Rosenbloom has dedicated a considerable amount of […]