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Haverhill History Highlight Women’s Suffrage

Not until the formation of the Haverhill Equal Suffrage League in May 1914 did the city have a strong impact in the fight for women’s suffrage. Formed with Mary Brinton Briggs as president, and other prominent well-educated women of the city as its members, these women wrote the constitution and by-laws. They also chose to include a […]

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Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping

Saturday, March 13 at 2:00pm Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping is a power point presentation featuring the variety of trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New England for bountiful harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of […]

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HPL Armchair Travelers: IRELAND

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Ireland.  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 Ireland!

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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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Haverhill History Highlight on Black History Month

Sidney Mason was the first African American firefighter in Haverhill. He was born in Virginia to enslaved parents, Charles and Delia Mason, and came to Bradford around 1871. He served as a police officer and appointed to the permanent staff of the fire department when the town of Bradford was annexed to the city of […]

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Celebrate Black History Month with HPL!

Black History Month is held annually in February to celebrate the achievements and history of Black Americans. The idea of a week-long celebration of African American history originated in 1925, with Carter G. Woodson playing a significant role. It became a month-long event in 1976. HPL has a number of Black History Month initiatives for […]

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Vaccine Information

Current Phase: Individuals age 65+ and individuals with 2+ certain medial conditions are eligible beginning February 18, 2021.  Massachusetts recently released a vaccine scheduling resource line for anyone who needs assistance. The City of Haverhill just launched its own bilingual Covid-19 vaccine call center! Individuals must present proof of their eligibility to receive the vaccine. Some […]

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Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement – Virtual Event

Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm Join flutist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq for a combined lecture and music performance entitled Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. It begins with a flute prelude performed by Galen. Followed by a 60minutes PowerPoint presentation chronicling the music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various […]