Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

We will be closed New Years Eve Thursday Dec 31st
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2010 Book Discussion Series

The library will host a six-title book discussion series beginning in January:

Are They Mysteries?

At least since Edmund Wilson asked, “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?,” debate has raged over the literary merits of mystery fiction. In recent years, however, some writers of acknowledged literary aspirations and accomplishments have unapologetically adopted not only the subject matter of crime novels (murder and vice have never been entirely absent from literary novels), but even the forms and tropes of the genre. This book discussion series will consider six such works by critically acclaimed writers. Will fiction lovers who don’t care for mysteries be repulsed by the tawdry trappings of the crime novel? Will mystery fans find the satisfaction in these works that they expect from more representative examples of the genre? To explore these questions, we will read:

Monday, January 18: Christine Falls by Benjamin Black, aka Booker Prize-winner John Banville

Monday, February 15: Theft by two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey

Monday, March 15: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon

Monday, April 19: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Monday, May 17: The City & the City by New York Times bestseller China Miéville

Monday, June 21: Inherent Vice by National Book Award-winner Thomas Pynchon

Discussions will be held on the third Monday of the month at the Haverhill Corner Library and will be free and open to the public.

Copies of the books are available to borrow from the library, thanks to the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the Woodsville Book Store.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

The library will be closed Wednesday Nov 25 and Thursday Nov 26 for Thanksgiving.
We will reopen Saturday Nov 28th.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Need Holiday Recipe Ideas?

Looking for some new holiday recipes to share with your family and friends? We have a wonderful array of cookbooks on display! Come check us out!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Annual Holiday Cookie Swap/Sampler

Annual Holiday Cookie Swap/Sampler Dec 2, 7pm. Bring 2-3 dozen cookies and copies of your recipe to share with others! Mingle, nibble and take home some samplings to share with your family and friends. Library will supply hot and cold beverages.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wi Fi at the Library!

We are pleased to announce we now have wireless internet access at the library. Bring your laptop and enjoy high speed wireless internet access! Our thanks to Mr. Wellington for donating the wireless router!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treating in the morning?

That is just what our story time kids did at the library. Thanks to all in the neighborhood who graciously agreed to giving out treats at 11:00 in the morning! Much fun was had by all!
CLICK HERE for more Halloween photos!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fiction Writing Workshop

Beginning September 24, the Haverhill Corner Library will sponsor a six-week fiction writing workshop. Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the library. In each session, we will examine a writing topic and we will discuss work submitted by participants.

Registration $125; limit 10 participants.

Thursday, September 24: The Big Picture
Narrative; synopsis; reading & writing; novels & stories; genres; generating ideas; writing habits.

Thursday, October 1: Voice
First person; third person limited; third person omniscient; strengths and limitations of each.

Thursday, October 8: Character and Dialogue
Creating and revealing character; establishing character with dialogue; advancing the story with dialogue.

Thursday, October 15: Plot
To outline or not to outline?; building daramtic tension; pacing.

Thursday, October 22: Editing and Rewriting
Sentences and their use; editing yourself; starting over.

Thursday, October 29: Publishing & the Writing Life
What do with your work when it’s finished.

Registration fees will benefit the Haverhill Corner Library.

About the instructor: John Landrigan worked for seventeen years in book publishing as an acquisitions editor and marketer, editing both fiction and non-fiction. He is coauthor of three novels and a trustee of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Author Luncheon

On Sunday, September 27, from noon to 3:00 PM, the Haverhill Corner Library will host a luncheon with mystery writer Sarah Stewart Taylor, author of four novels featuring art historian and amateur sleuth Sweeney St. George. The luncheon will be held at the Gibson House Bed & Breakfast on the Green in Haverhill. Chef Ted Schiffman will prepare a buffet menu including pecan-crusted chicken breast, salmon baked in rösti, roast tenderloins of beef, and southwestern shrimp cocktail. Tickets are $50 per person or two for $85, to benefit the library, with a maximum attendance of 40. Copies of Taylor’s books—O’ Artful Death, Mansions of the Dead, Judgment of the Grave, and Still as Death—will be available to borrow from the library and for sale at the Woodsville Book Store in advance of the event. Books will also be sold at the luncheon, courtesy of the Woodsville Book Store, and the author will sign copies. Tickets will be sold in advance; to purchase, stop by the library or speak to a library trustee.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer reading fun at Camp Read-a-Lot!

Our summer reading program kicks off this Saturday, June 20th with a picnic. Bring a lunch and a blanket. Stories for the kids, games and SRP packets will be handed out. Check the Children's Page for more details coming soon!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! The Tuesday Storytime kids decorated containers and planted flower seeds for Mother's Day. Kerri Harrington is our storytime volunteer. Check out the Children's Page for photos!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


It's warm and sunny and the children are currently out on the front lawn at the library, sitting on blankets, reading stories and doing crafts! Come on by any Tuesday from 10-1 to join the children and parents for Tuesday Story Time for Preschoolers!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

We Need Volunteers!

Click here to go to our volunteer information page and sign-up today!

Wish List/Donations

We are in need of some donations of materials, if you can help us with any of the following items please call 603-989-5578 and talk to Nanci or Anne, or stop by the library!

Magazine subscriptions, new books, copy paper, child's scissors,markers,crayons,glue sticks,construction paper,snacks,juice boxes,paper towel,toilet paper,large trash bags,sticky notes, etc.