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Pride Month Streaming on Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming service with thoughtful entertainment right to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials! Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and start watching today! This month is Pride, and we have selected some of our […]

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“I Used to Have a Plan (but life had other ideas)” by Alessandra Olanow

Lying face down on the floor. Hiding behind a potted plant. Floating, detached, in space. If you have ever found yourself in one of these situations — literally or figuratively — you are not alone. Artist Alessandra Olanow depicts these feelings in minimal pen and ink illustrations interspersed with spare text. I Used to Have […]

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The Promised Neverland; vol. 1

Not everything is as it seems at the Grace Fields Orphanage. While the children live carefree lives of simple comfort and play under the care of their “Mom” Isabella, they know almost nothing of the outside world and are forbidden from leaving the orphanage’s grounds. The children are subjected to rigorous academic tests as soon […]


Haverhill History Highlight: Memorial Day

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, we’ve put together photos and clippings from our archives to highlight this special occasion throughout Haverhill’s history. Enjoy this trip down memory lane and be sure to explore our Senter Digital Archive for more historic photos and information. Photographs from the 2002 Memorial Day Parade at Linwood Cemetery. […]

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Mental Health Youth Booklist

May is Mental Health Month Youth Services staff put together a booklist for Mental Health Month. The list includes picture books for younger readers and chapter books / graphic novels for older readers. There are also several Spanish-language titles. Be sure to click on the images inside the PDF to be taken to that item […]

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Based on one of Jane Austen’s more light-hearted novels, “Emma” focuses on a well-to-do socialite who considers herself an expert in match making. If only she could stop meddling in other people’s affairs long enough to sort out her own personal life.  This movie is absolutely stunning. All of the scenery is lush and captivating […]

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Rockabye Beats Parking Lot Jam

Friday June 11th @ 6 p.m. Join the Rockabye Beats Block Party! This 40-minute outdoor party or class features singing, dancing, playing instruments, show and tell, and a healthy dose of silliness! This event will be held in the Stage St. parking lot. Registration required.  About Rockabye Beats: At Rockabye Beats, we recognize that children love contemporary […]


HPL Armchair Travelers: PORTUGAL

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to Portugal.  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 Portugal!

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“The Strangers” by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Joan read The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix and this is what she thought… The story follows Chess, Emma, and Finn Greystone–ages 12, 10, and eight—as they investigate why their mother went missing, and uncover their ties to an alternate world. It was a great adventure with elements of science fiction and mystery thrown in […]