Wait, the statue in the fountain isn’t of Tom Sawyer?

Often at the Reference Desk we get patrons asking us if the statue in the fountain is of Tom Sawyer. He may resemble the Mark Twain character, but this boy is actually The Barefoot Boy from the poem of the same name by Haverhill’s most famous poet, John Greenleaf Whittier!   The Barefoot Boy Blessings […]

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Short Term 12

Before they were Captain Marvel and Freddie Mercury, Oscar winners Brie Larson and Rami Malek were in the 2013 film Short Term 12. The film follows Grace (Larson) a counselor at an at-risk youth home as she navigates work, her troubling past, and her relationship with her boyfriend (a fellow counselor played by John Gallagher […]

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Testing & Education Reference Center

SAT stress got you down?  Check out one of our favorite resources – the Testing & Education Reference Center!  This database is amazing.  You can practice writing and math skills, do test prep for all kinds of different exams (like the SAT, the GMAT, and the US Citizen Test), and try out their resume builder […]

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The Dry by Jane Harper

During the worst drought in a century, three members of a Kiewarra farming family are found slain – a mother and son in their home, the father in the back of his truck miles away in an apparent murder-suicide.  Aaron Falk, a federal investigator for white collar crime, reluctantly returns home for the funeral of […]

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February 21, 2019

Haverhill Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes of February 21, 2019 The regular monthly meeting of the Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library was called to order at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Donald C. Freeman Whittier Room. In attendance were Trustees Klueber, Veasey, Bresnahan, and Rurak, along with Director Sarah […]

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