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This month: Internet Basics; Get Lit - Outdoor; Papercrafting and Card Making - Virtual; Open Mic Night; Birding at Tattersall Farm - Outdoor; Virtual Tabletop Guild; A Commonwealth Watch Party and Community Conversation - Virtual; Music Through the Decades; Crafting Corner: Make Your Own Sunprints; Geocaching at Crystal Lake - Outdoor; Haunted: Private Spaces, Public Places.
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September Events with HPL!

Join us for a library program this September! We have a outdoor and virtual programs for adults as well as the return of in-person programming in the auditorium!

Masks are currently required in the library. To protect patrons and staff, we will require masks for all indoor programs. Masks are required for all patrons aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.

Check out our online calendar for the latest updates.
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Internet Basics

Wednesday, September 8 at 2:00 PM (Part I) and Wednesday, September 15 at 2:00 PM (Part II)

For those who have never touched a computer or have limited mouse skills, this class will introduce the basics of having a computer, mouse and keyboard. We will also explore how to find information online and develop web browsing skills.

This is a two-part course. Part II will take place on Wednesday, September 15 at 2:00 PM. Please sign up here for both sessions.

To protect patrons and staff, we will require masks for all indoor programs. Masks are required for all patrons aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.


Please call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

Get Lit Book Club - Outdoor!

Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 PM

Join us for an in-person, OUTDOOR meeting of Get Lit, a social book club designed for twenty and thirty something readers in the greater Haverhill area. We'll be meeting on the side of the library facing Ginty Blvd and the concrete war memorial to discuss Educated by Tara Westover.

"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home."

The first five people to sign up and attend will recieve a Get-Lit branded glass! All additional attendees will receive an HPL travel mug. All attendees will receive a Get Lit-branded coaster and a bookmark!

This program will take place outdoors next to library. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

Papercraft Workshop - Virtual

Monday, September 13 at 6:00 PM

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

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.  
 

Open Mic Night

Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 PM

Are you a performing artist, established or aspiring? Join HPL for an outdoor Open Mic Night on Thursday, July 22 at 6:30 PM! Come and sing, play an instrument. read poetry, or more! Share your art with us.

This program will take place in the auditorium. HPL will provide a microphone and speakers. Please bring any additional equipment you may need.

To protect patrons and staff, we will require masks for all indoor programs. Masks are required for all patrons aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

Birding at Tattersall Farm - OUTDOOR!

Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 AM

Join HPL and Tattersall Farm for a birdwatching program at Tattersall Farm in Haverhill! Bring your binoculars if you have them, and we'll try to spot some of the birds that inhabit the area. We'll meet at the farm.

This program is hosted in collaboration with Tattersall Farm.

This is an off-site program led by a library staff member. The library is not responsible for any injuries or theft. Please bring your own viewing supplies.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

Virtual Tabletop Guild

Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 PM

An ancient darkness is on the rise as the Virtual Tabletop Guild continues the Age of Ashes campaign for Pathfinder 2nd Edition!

Nestled in the foothills of the Five Kings Mountains, the quaint town of Breachill has a proud tradition of assembling groups of adventurers to handle tasks beyond the skill and scope of their humble guardsmen. When during this month's Call for Heroes a humble goblin scholar beseeches the town council to investigate the signals for help from an abandonned Hellknight citadel, will our adventurers be up for the task? What strange creatures and bygone mysteries will they find hidden beneath Hellknight Hill?

Participants may create their own 1st level characters for Pathfinder 2nd edition to play as, or use available pregenerated characters. If you have any questions about this process or the system, feel free to send me an email!

The meeting will be conducted virtually via Discord and the Foundry virtual tabletop program.

--For Adults (18+) only.

Registration is required. A link to the Foundry game will be sent at least 15 minutes prior to event start time.

Registrants must have a stable internet connection, a microphone (integrated, external, or headset) and headphones/earbuds.

If you are interested in this program but are unable to attend, I would like to hear from you! Please send me an email at mvalenzuela@haverhillpl.org with any questions or concerns regarding program scheduling and/or content.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

A Commonwealth Watch Party and Community Conversation - Virtual

Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 PM

On September 22nd, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and public libraries across the commonwealth are partnering on a "National Book Festival Near You" event.  The event opens at 7 p.m. with a group watch party of a video created for National Book Festival that features Isabel Wilkerson, author most recently of Caste:  The Origins of Our Discontents.  At the conclusion of the video, there will be a commonwealth conversation, led by former State Representative and noted historian and library advocate, Byron Rushing, and Salem State professor Roopika Risam, recent recipient of a Mass Library Association Intellectual Freedom award.  The event is open to all and promises to be a lively and informed discussion of the diversity, equity, and inclusion issues sparked by Wilkerson's analysis.  Please note that participants need not have read Caste in advance. An overview of Wilkerson's argument will be available in the materials sent to all registrants.  

A Massachusetts Library Event via Zoom in partnership with the Library of Congress and National Book Festival.  Registration is now open: 
https://bit.ly/NBF2021MassWatchParty  

Music Through the Decades

Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 PM

The Norman Rockwell Museum commissioned David Polansky to develop "Music Through The Decades," a fun filled hour in which the audience learns how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have inspired so many of the songs we love.

Using keyboard, trumpet, and vocals, David presents the music of George M. Cohan, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, and a host of others - music inspired by the advent of the automobile, the two world wars, the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, the wild west, and much more.

David engages the audience, taking questions, performing requests, and telling very funny anecdotes about famous musicians as well as some about his own life as a musician.

A career musician, David has played with Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger, Arthur Fiedler, The Platters, The Coasters....The list goes on and on.

This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This is a hybrid program. It will take place in the auditorium, with a Zoom stream available to offsite attendees. Please select to indicate whether you will be attending in person or virtually when registering.

To protect patrons and staff, we will require masks for all indoor programs. Masks are required for all patrons aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

Crafting Corner: Make Your Own Sunprints!

Pick up kits between Monday, September 20th and Friday, September 24th

Make your own Sunprints using Sunprint kits! 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 put it all together!

You can pick-up your kit starting Monday, September 20th. The last day to pick up is Friday, September 24th. Please call the library at 978-373-1586, x608 to arrange a curbside pick-up.

 

Geocaching at Crystal Lake - OUTDOOR!

Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 AM

Join us for a morning of geocaching, an activity that involves searching for hidden items using GPS systems. We'll discuss the basics of the activity, including how to find the boxes, then we'll search for some caches! We'll meet at the entrance to the Crystal Point Conservation Area, on Crystal Street, and then explore the area for geocaches.

Parking is available at various spots along Crystal Street. Please contact the library with any questions about directions, parking, access to the site, etc.

This is an off-site program led by a library staff member. The library is not responsible for any injuries or theft.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.

 

Haunted: Private Spaces, Public Places

Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 PM

Join Paranormal Odyssey Investigations for a trip into the paranormal. The team will describe their experiences with the paranormal discussing selected cases and presenting evidence. In addition to an overview, emphases will be focused on specific detailed investigations of private homes and public locations such as town libraries and offices.

The team has been featured on WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicles and in the Seacoast Online and the Manchester NH Union Leader. This program is free & open to the public; all ages are welcome to attend.

After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session and audience members will have the opportunity, if desired, to share their own paranormal experiences.

Part of the Perplexing Paranormal series, with additional programs in October!

To protect patrons and staff, we will require masks for all indoor programs. Masks are required for all patrons aged 2 or older, regardless of vaccination status.

Please visit haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586, x608 to register.


 






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