Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 Trustees' Meeting Schedule

The trustees of the Haverhill Library Association have announced their meeting schedule for 2011. Meetings are held at the library and begin at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Annual Meeting: Monday, January 17, 2011, 6:30 PM

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011 (September meeting)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Story Discussions for Writers

The Haverhill Corner Library and the New Hampshire Writers’ Project will sponsor Book Club for Writers: Haverhill on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 PM. Participants will gather at the library to discuss two classic short stories, “That Evening Sun” by William Faulkner and “The Dead” by James Joyce.

The discussion will focus on issues of writing craft that will be of interest to those who write fiction or who aspire to do so. Copies of the stories will be available at the library prior to the discussion.

Book Club for Writers is a program created by the Writers’ Project that has also been implemented in Portsmouth, Concord, Lebanon, and other parts of the state. The Haverhill edition will be organized by a fiction writing group that meets weekly at the library. 

The library expects to host additional Book Club for Writers events on a quarterly basis. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall 2010 Book Discussion Series

"Little Girls in Strange Worlds: Three Classic Children’s Books"

Monday, October 11, 7:00 PM
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Monday, November 8, 7:00 PM
L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Monday, December 13, 7:00 PM
J. M. Barrie, Peter and Wendy (aka Peter Pan)

Long before Dora the Explorer, Alice went to Wonderland, Dorothy visited Oz, and Wendy flew to Neverland. These classic works are not just beloved favorites, they are cultural touchstones and reference points, part of our common literary heritage. Perennially popular, these books have always appealed to adults as much as to children, and with each new generation of readers, they inspire new adaptations and re-imaginings (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is currently the second highest-grossing film of 2010).

The Haverhill Corner Library will revisit these classic children’s books in a discussion series that will consider them through the eyes of adult readers. At a time when cheerful domesticity was considered a woman’s highest calling, these books all featured girls experiencing adventure and overcoming adversities. At a time when the entire globe had finally been mapped, these books were set in fabulous lands. At a time when Anglo-American notions of class and hierarchy were at their most rigid, these novels offered alternative models of social organization.

But while these books may have light to shed both on their times and ours, the best reason to re-read these classic works is because they’re so much fun.

Please join us at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of the month, October through December, at the Haverhill Corner Library.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Conklin Farm Visit

Thank You Miles and Jean Conklin for another wonderful visit to Jalco Farm! The library's storytime group enjoyed their visit, as always! We appreciate all your efforts to make this a fun and educational day for the kids, and we look forward to next year's visit :) Visit our Facebook Page for more photos!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dead Man Photographing

Some images from the Murder Mystery Tea Party recently held at the library:

Photographs courtesy of Bernie Marvin (aka the Duke Darjeeling -- the murder victim!)

We're happy to report that the murderer was unmasked, and delicious beverages and treats were enjoyed by all.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Murder Mystery Tea Party

Who shot the Darling Duke of Darjeeling?

Was it Earlene Grey, Rose T. Cups, or perhaps Lady Tipton? Rumors run rampant! Suspicion lurks behind every word and in every glance! You are invited to help solve this mystery by attending our High Tea on Tuesday, August 3, where the culprit will be exposed with your help.

Join us as we dine on peach scones accompanied with devon crème, lemon curd and peach jam. Next, we’ll sample an array of finger sandwiches -- cucumber, ham & mustard on rye and pannetone bread with strawberry cream cheese. Finally, we'll feast on fine pastries, lemon bars, madelines, and chocolate truffles. Enjoy an array of Darjeelings and a seasonal herbal tea as the mystery unfolds!

Tuesday, August 3, 5:30-7:30 PM
$10.00 per person; call the library to reserve your ticket.

Co-sponsored with High Tea for You of Bradford, Vermont.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Haverhill E-mail Discussion List

The Haverhill Corner Library has decided to establish a community e-mail discussion list, and we invite you to join and to help in spreading the word.

If you’ve not encountered them, these town discussion lists are a means of sharing news and announcements with your neighbors. You send an e-mail message to the list address, and it is automatically distributed to all subscribers. Common topics include: requests for recommendations of plumbers, electricians, or other service providers; announcements of community news and events; yard sales; wildlife sightings; town governance issues; etc.

We have established the list "HaverhillNH" for residents of Haverhill and vicinity, with an emphasis on the precinct of Haverhill Corner. To subscribe, you may:

1. Send a blank e-mail message to this address:

You’ll receive a note in response asking you to send another message to confirm your subscription request. Or:

2. You may go to the Yahoo Groups page at:

and join from there. They will ask you to establish a free Yahoo Groups account for yourself if you go this route. It is NOT necessary to create an account in order to subscribe to the list, but Yahoo will try to push you towards that so they can collect information about you.

Please note that this is in no way an official discussion list of the Town of Haverhill, the Precinct of Haverhill Corner, or the Haverhill Corner Library. The list will be unmoderated, though the library reserves the right to remove users at its discretion, with or without warning. We expect users to be civil and respectful of others, to maintain the focus on topics of local interest, and to refrain from ongoing commercial or marketing campaigns. We hope that the list community will be, to a large extent, responsible and self-regulating.

We hope that you will consider subscribing to the list and helping to make it a useful resource. And we hope that you will e-mail other area residents, and encourage them to join.

Thank you!