Thursday, December 3, 2015

Haverhill Library​ has joined the New Hampshire Downloadable Books consortium to offer expanded services for town-wide participation. Audiobooks and eBooks are now available to download from the library’s website. Library card holders from any of our four libraries in town can check out and download​ ​ digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting   
Users may browse the library’s website, check out with a valid NHDB library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, Nook, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!  
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with a NHDB library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, a one-time visit to Haverhill Library on Court St will be required to obtain your card and instructions.  
For more information contact:  Haverhill Library  603­989­5578

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Neil Gaiman Book Discussion

The library has will sponsor a discussion of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 PM. It will be free and open to the public.

This is the third in a series of book discussions about Gaiman’s work. Copies of The Ocean at the End of the Lane are available to borrow from the library in advance.

Published in 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a number one New York Times bestseller and was voted “Book of the Year” in the British National Book Awards. It tells the story of an unnamed narrator who returns to his hometown after forty years to attend a funeral. On an impulse, he visits the farm down the lane from the house in which he grew up, only to find himself overwhelmed by memories of the strange girl he knew there and the dangerous encounter they shared with the other-wordly.

USA Today hailed the novel as “worthy of a sleepless night . . . a fairy tale for adults that explores both innocence lost and the enthusiasm for seeing what’s past one’s proverbial fence . . . Gaiman is a master of creating worlds just a step to the left of our own.” And the London Times said, “[Gaiman’s] prose is simple but poetic, his world strange but utterly believable—if he was South American we would call this magic realism rather than fantasy.”

The author of novels, film and television scripts, and comic books, Neil Gaiman was born in England and now lives in the United States, where he is Professor of Arts at Bard College. He first gained recognition for his ground-breaking comic book Sandman. His work has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbury and Carnegie Medals. His other books include American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.