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This month: Black History Month 2021 challenge on Beanstack; Papercraft Workshop - Virtual; Courageous Conversations: The Injustice of This Moment is Not an Aberration - Virtual; Robert Reich, The System: Who Rigged it, How We Fix It - Virtual; Open Mic Night - Virtual; History of Civil Rights - Virtual; There's an App for That @ The Library! - Virtual; Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement - Virtual; Hidden Gems of New England - Virtual; Virtual Special Collections Show and Tell - Black History in Haverhill; Chocolate-Dipped Candy Cane Stirrers
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Virtual February Events with HPL!

Join us for a virtual program this February! It's Black History Month, and we have Zoom programs as well as Beanstack activities focused on the celebration of Black history. Check out our online calendar for the latest updates!
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Black History Month 2021 challenge on Beanstack!

Celebrate Black History with your community this month, and every month.

Learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter, it is vital to understand our history so that we can impact our future.

Complete activities and log your reading to earn badges along the way.

Check out these additional challenges for adults, as well:
  • 10 Things to Try - 10 fun activities for you to try EVERY MONTH! Complete as many as you want and tell us about your experiences for your chance at monthly raffles!
  • HPL Film Club - Win badges - and enter into raffles with prizes - by watching movies! Each week has a different theme.
  • HPL Photo Club - Win badges by taking and sharing photos!
Get started at haverhillpl.beanstack.org!
 
 

Papercraft Workshop - Virtual

Monday, February 8 at 6:00 PM

A card making and paper crafting class for beginners as well as those with stamping and papercrafting experience.

We will be creating projects such as multi layered cards, bookmarks and 3-D Items, using several techniques including stamping, die cutting, and embossing.

Materials will be distributed to participants.

This program will be held on Zoom. Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.  
 

Courageous Conversations: The Injustice of This Moment is Not an Aberration - Virtual

Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

A facilitated virtual discussion hosted by Courageous Conversations, Haverhill Public Library and Memorial Hall Library. In advance of the event, attendees should watch Michelle Alexander's compelling 2013 talk, The future of race in America: Michelle Alexander at TEDxColumbus. Her January 17, 2020 opinion piece in The New York Times revisits the issues she raised in 2010 with The New Jim Crow and in 2013 at TEDxColumbus. The issues are persistent and urgent, and according to Alexander, "From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial."

About Michelle Alexander: Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — the bestselling book that helped to transform the national debate on racial and criminal justice in the United States. Since The New Jim Crow was first published in 2010, it has spent nearly 250 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and has been cited in judicial decisions and adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads, and has inspired a generation of racial justice activists motivated by Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”

Over the years, Alexander has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor of law and directed the Civil Rights Clinic. In 2005, Alexander won a Soros Justice Fellowship that supported the writing of The New Jim Crow and accepted a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Currently she is a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

Prior to joining academia, Alexander engaged in civil rights litigation in both the private and nonprofit sector, ultimately serving as the director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she coordinated the Project’s media advocacy, grassroots organizing, and coalition building and launched a major campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement known as the “DWB Campaign” or “Driving While Black or Brown Campaign.”

Alexander is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University. She has clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Abner Mikva on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

This program will be held on Zoom. Memorial Hall Library will be running the Zoom meeting. Please visit haverhillpl.org to view registration link or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. 

 

Robert Reich, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It - Virtual

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 PM

Millions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and economic system. With the characteristic clarity and passion that has made him a central civil voice, Robert B. Reich shows how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class and undermine democracy. Join us for an engaging conversation with Mr. Reich on his latest book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. 

Christopher Lydon, host of the original podcast, Open Source, heard in Boston on WBUR, will moderate.

In partnership with Newton Free Library and 18 other Massachusetts libraries.

 

 

Registration is available through the Newton Free Library, who is managing the meeting. Please visit haverhillpl.org to view the registration link, or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. Login information will be sent the day of the event. Space is limited.
 
 

Open Mic Night - Virtual

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM
 
Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for a virtual Open Mic Night on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us.

This program will be held on Zoom. Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.
 

History of Civil Rights - Virtual

Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM
 
 

Join retired history teacher Lee Thomas for a presentation about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Lee will include a discussion of his life in the South during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Part of HPL's Black History Month series.

This program will be held on Zoom. Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.

 

 
 

There's an App for That @ The Library - Virtual

Friday, February 19 at 2:00 PM
 

Have a smart phone or a tablet, and would like to get on the mobile technology path with the library? This class is designed just for you. We will introduce you to the world of "apps", and to our library apps such as Kanopy, OverDrive, Hoopla, RBDigital, MVLCMobile,  Freegal and Mango. This class is open to all, but please note that some Apps require a Haverhill Library Card.

This program will be held on Zoom. Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.
 
 

 

 

Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement - Virtual

Monday, February 22 at 6:30 PM

Join flutist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq for a combined lecture and music performance entitled Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. It begins with a flute prelude performed by Galen. Followed by a 60minutes PowerPoint presentation chronicling the music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz,and their struggles. In addition, it illustrates how jazz became an advocacy for the Civil Rights Movement, with proceeds from jazz concerts used to finance major events such as the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington in 1963. Lecture is infused with music demonstrations. Attendees will be given an opportunity to test their knowledge of the subject via a trivia/quiz.

An educator, arranger, composer, and director, Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and earned a master’s degree in education from Rutgers University. For more than 30 years, he has performed and spoken to college and university students across the country.

This program is a collaboration of Haverhill Public Library, Andover Memorial Hall Library, and Flint Memorial Library in North Reading, Libraries Working Towards Social Justice. Part of HPL's Black History Month Series.

Registration available through Memorial Hall Library, who will host the Zoom webinar. Please visit haverhillpl.org to view the registration link, or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. You will receive a link via email.

 

Hidden Gems of New England - Virtual

Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 PM

Have you ever wandered through the woods and wondered who’d been there before?

New England’s woods and wild places are full of stories: cannibalism in Vermont, Thoreau’s cold and lonely night on Massachusetts’ Mt. Greylock, a stagecoach inn in New Hampshire.

Based on the book Inns and Adventures, by Alison O’Leary and Michael J. Tougias, Hidden Gems of New England takes audiences on virtual trips over mountains and through back roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts. It’s great inspiration for trip planning!

HISTORY – HIKING – HOSPITALITY – HUMOR

Find out about:

· Secluded swimming holes

· Old-growth forests

· Sites of hostage takings and cannibalism

· Adventure tourism

· Stunning vistas

· Our changing environment

· Cozy inns

The slide presentation is free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. Alison O’Leary is an award-winning travel writer and journalist. Her other books include So Close to Home: The True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II as well as the Appalachian Mountain Club guide Best Day Hikes Near Boston.

This program will be held on Zoom. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.

 

Virtual Special Collections Show and Tell - Black History in Haverhill

Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 PM

Join us for a virtual show and tell with materials from our Special Collections relating to Black history in Haverhill.

Part of HPL's Black History Month series.

This program will be held on Zoom. We will send an email with the Zoom link on the day of the program.

 
 

Chocolate-Dipped Candy Cane Stirrers!

Pickups available between February 18th and run through February 25th.

Take your hot chocolate to the next level by making these simple chocolate-dipped candy cane stirrers. Register here to reserve your kit, pick up your kit from the library, and go to our website to follow an instructional video made by HPL staff to make your stirrer!

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register. Registration is now open!

You can pick-up your kit starting Thursday, February 18th. The last day to pick up is Thursday, February 25th. Please call the library to arrange a curbside pick-up.

Part of HPL's Winter Craft series.

 
 






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