The library will be closed on July 4th. See you Tuesday!
Monday, June 20, 2016
The Haverhill Corner Library will sponsor a presentation by Michelle Arnosky Sherburne discussing her new book, Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire, the library has announced. The program will be held Saturday, June 25 at 3:00 PM at Alumni Hall, and will be free and open to the public.
The library has scheduled this “centennial program” as part of its celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the library’s occupation of its building on Court Street. Also on June 25, in conjunction with the Haverhill Corner Strawberry Festival, the library will raffle a special “centennial quilt,” created by trustee Vesta Smith, and will hold its annual book sale on the front lawn.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
One of Norway’s bestselling and most popular writers, Nesbø is also the author of a series of books for children featuring an eccentric professor named Doctor Proctor, and a series of thrillers featuring a criminal named Olav Johansen. He is also a (literal) rock star: lead vocalist and songwriter for the Norwegian rock band Di Derre. Several of his novels have been adapted for film or television, and he is the creator of a new television drama called Occupied.
“In the right hands,” writes Wendy Lesser in Slate, “the mystery novel becomes not only a thrilling cat-and-mouse game between a fiendishly clever murderer and a doggedly persistent detective, but also a commentary on the wider society that spawns, polices, and punishes murder. It is this wider view—the social view—at which the Scandinavians excel.” This dynamic is exemplified by The Snowman and has been a focus of the library’s discussion series on Scandinavian mysteries.