Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday & Sunday
September 27-28

Stop by 
from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
both days!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Haverhill Library is delighted to be participating in the Festival of Earthly Delights! The library will be selling a delicious pork dinner for $10 (proceeds to benefit the library). 
Those not attending the Festival can still get a pork dinner and support the library, we will be positioned at the fence and selling take-away meals to those outside the grounds.
SUNDAY AUGUST 10th 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Club for Writers: Barrett and Shepard

The library will hold its next Book Club for Writers short story discussion on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Copies of “Servants of the Map” by Andrea Barrett and “Ancestral Legacies” by Jim Shepard will be available to pick up at the library in advance, and the discussion is free and open to the public.

Winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize, Andrea Barrett is also the recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant.” She is especially well known as a writer of historical fiction and her subjects frequently include science and scientists. Her collection Servants of the Map was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was hailed by the New York Times for “a wonderful clarity and ease, the serene authority of a writer working at the very height of her powers.” She teaches at Williams College and published her most recent novel, Archangel, last year.

Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and four collections of short stories, including the Story Award-winning Like You’d Understand, Anyway, in which “Ancestral Legacies” appears. His stories range widely in subject matter and are frequently grounded in substantial historical research; his last two collections included lengthy lists of sources. He is known for vigorously plotted stories that frequently end in the middle of the plot’s events, and for his resistance to what he terms “the tyranny of the epiphany.” Time permitting, the discussion will also take up Shepard’s story “Love and Hydrogen.” Like Barrett, Shepard teaches at Williams College. His most recent collection, You Think That’s Bad, was published in 2011.

The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be held on Thursday, October 23 and will feature two stories by James Thurber, “The Catbird Seat” and “You Could Look It Up.”

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Friday, April 11, 2014

Next Book Club for Writers

The library will hold its next Book Club for Writers discussion on Thursday, April 24, featuring short stories by James Baldwin and Percival Everett.

Copies of “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and “The Appropriation of Cultures” by Percival Everett will be available from the library in advance. The discussion will begin at 7:00 PM at the library and will be free and open to the public.

In fiction, plays, and essays, James Baldwin (1924–1987) was one of the foremost social critics of mid- and late-twentieth century America, addressing issues of race, class, and sexual orientation. His non-fiction works include Notes of a Native Son, The Fire Next Time (which put him on the cover of Time magazine), and The Evidence of Things Not Seen, while his novels include Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, and If Beale Street Could Talk. “Sonny’s Blues,” which appeared in the 1965 collection Going to Meet the Man, is frequently anthologized.

Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor English at the University of Southern California and author of more than twenty books. Noted for the wide variety of his work, Everett has written novels with settings ranging from the American West to ancient Greece. He has won the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction and twice won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction. His most recent novel, Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly. His other books include Erasure and I am Not Sidney Poitier.

Book Club for Writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four times a year. Discussions are open to all, and focus particularly on questions of craft and technique that will interest writers and aspiring writers. Created by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, Book Club for Writers is sponsored locally by a fiction writing group that meets weekly at the Haverhill Corner Library.

The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be held on Thursday, July 31 and will feature “Servants of the Map” by Andrea Barrett and “Ancestral Legacies” by Jim Shepard.