“American War” by Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, is a heartbreaking story set during an imagined Second Civil War in the United States. In addition to being politically and economically fractured, the country is ravaged by climate change and disease. The reader follows Sarat, six years old at the outbreak of the war in 2074, and […]

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Dancing Barefoot by Wil Wheaton

You might know Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand by Me, The Big Bang Theory, or his online presence, or you might not know him at all! However you may or may not know Wil Wheaton, this is a very enjoyable collection of autobiographical essays. They range from growing up in the […]

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“The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan

When librarian Nina Redmond is laid off, she decides to take the biggest risk of her life: moving to Scotland to open a bookshop in a van. Nina surprises herself with her own daring and discovers that the life she risked everything for is everything she ever wanted. This book has all the ingredients needed […]

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Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

This is the first graphic novel entry in the Lunar Chronicles series (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter) by Marissa Meyer. The story takes place not long after the conclusion of Winter and finds android Eko hunting rogue wolf soldiers on Earth. Eko was always a favorite character of mine so I’m happy to see her get […]

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December 15, 2016

Haverhill Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes of December 15, 2016             The regular monthly meeting of the Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library was called to order at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016, in the Donald C. Freeman Whittier Room.  In attendance were Trustees Veasey, Klueber, Rurak, and Bresnahan, along with Director […]

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