Saturday, January 17, 2015
Posted by Haverhill Library Assoc. at 11:12 AM
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Our holiday books are on display, ready for our patrons to stop by and browse the collection! There are Christmas themed mysteries by Anne Perry and Mary Higgins Clark, novels, crafts books, recipe books, and more!
Are you looking for some gift giving ideas? A Haverhill Library tote filled with our hometown cookbook, and "like new" books we have for sale, would be just the thing! Mini totes are $6.00, regular totes are $10.00 and our cookbooks are $10.00 as well.
Holiday hours: The library will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Posted by Haverhill Library Assoc. at 11:32 AM
Friday, October 31, 2014
The library will hold a discussion of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 PM. This will be the second in a series of book discussions on the theme “Extinction!”
The passenger pigeon’s demise, as recounted by Greenberg, is “a story of unremitting, wanton, continental-scale destruction,” says the New York Review of Books. It is “equal parts natural history, elegy, and environmental outcry,” says The New Yorker, which notes that, “answering even basic questions about the passenger pigeon requires a sort of forensic ornithology, which gives [this book] an unexpected poignancy at the very points where it is most nature-nerdy.” The Chicago Tribune hailed this account as “a brilliant, important, haunting and poignant book.”
The “Extinction!” series will conclude with a discussion of Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo on December 8.
Posted by Haverhill Library Assoc. at 5:22 PM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The library will host a discussion of two stories by James Thurber as part of its Book Club for Writers program on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM.
Copies of “The Catbird Seat” and “You Could Look It Up” will be available in advance at the library, and the discussion will be free and open to the public.
Thurber’s best-known works include Is Sex Necessary? (co-written with E. B. White), My Life and Hard Times, The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze, My World and Welcome to It, and the short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” one of the most frequently anthologized stories in American literature. “Mitty” was adapted for a 1947 film starring Danny Kaye – an adaptation that Thurber disliked – and was recently adapted a second time for a film released last year. Thurber’s work has also inspired other films, plays, and television shows; “The Catbird Seat” was the basis for the movie The Battle of the Sexes. The Thurber Prize for American Humor is named in his honor.
The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be held January 15, 2015 and will feature “A Conversation with My Father” by Grace Paley and “The Harvest” by Amy Hempel.
Posted by Haverhill Library Assoc. at 3:49 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Posted by Haverhill Library Assoc. at 12:03 PM