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Mon, Sep 1, 2014 -- Library CLOSED in Observance of Labor Day at 9:00 AM

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday September 1 in observance of Labor Day. We reopen Tuesday September 2 at 9:00 a.m.

The digital branch of the Library is open 24/7/365 through our website, where you can:

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Tue, Sep 2, 2014 -- The 1920s and 1930s Set to Music--Movie Matinees at 10:00 AM

Join us for a month of movie musicals set in the 1920s and 1930s! Flappers, cabaret performers, and hoofers galore.

Today's movie matinee is the Oscar winner Cabaret(1972). Set in 1930s Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of showgirl Lucy Bowles who falls in love while war looms on the horizon. Starring Liza Minelli and Michael York.



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Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- Recumbant Readers Wednesday Morning Book Club at 10:00 AM

Discussing....

By Jennet Conant



Location: Milhendler Room http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=HAVERHILL#3683456 annoco@aol.com(Ann O'Connell) Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:00 EST http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=HAVERHILL#3683456 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:00 EST
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 -- Movie: Muppets Most Wanted at 6:00 PM

Come see the latest Muppet movie on our big screen! Starring Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais.



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Title
Living in style
Author
rachel Zoe
Review
a look at fashion trends from mostly the 1950-70-2008.Many photographs of favorite famous people-eliz taylor,audery hepburn,bridgett bardot, channel coco ,jackie o etc
also pics of author's faily through the years.
Rating
2
Title
The Leftovers
Author
Tom Perrotta
Review
Slice of life look at a small town, if that town was dealing with the consequences of a rapture-like event.
Rating
3
Title
Grasshopper Jungle
Author
Andrew Smith
Review
A completely oddball, but endearing take on the complex friendship of two teenage boys that accidentally bring about the end of the world.
Rating
4
Title
Mythology 101
Author
Kathleen Sears
Review
an excellent rewrite of old greek/roman myths with a chart to help follow all the cavorting among the gods and offspring. Only those who loved this in hs will enjoy this overview. She did omit my favorite stroy on Cassandra at troy.
Rating
4
Title
10% Happier
Author
Dan Harris
Review
after drug problems and an incident on air, Dan tried to get his paranoid act together. He sees a psychiatrist and studies meditation,reading and meeting eckhart tolle,Chopra deepak,and Dalai lama and attends a gldstein retreaton Buddism. Bob and Lee woodruff introduce him to his dr wife . He writes some tips on how to relax and unstress.
Rating
3
Title
Italian summer
Author
Roland kMerullo
Review
american family wants to slow down their pace and rent a villa in Italy.
Lots of boring stories about all their golf games and then details about eating.Not a cultlural family.
Rating
2
Title
Lunch in Paris
Author
elizabeth Bard
Review
young art historian meets a film phd candidate in Paris and hooks up immediately with him. the book describes in deatail all the food they eat or prepare and includes recipes. she eventually decides to marry this content ,happy frenchman
her opposite.
Rating
2
Title
grain brain
Author
dr david perlmutter
Review
as seen on tv, the Dr warns about the effects of carbohydrates, especially whole wheat, and sugar on the bad function of the brain . He feels the brain needs fats and cholesterol for optimum helath. He advocates food changes and lifestyle changes for better health.
Rating
4
Title
stella bain
Author
anita shreve
Review
woman awakes unaware of her identity.
She knows there is a connection in London at the royal Navy.A surgeon and his wife take her in and care for her. She is recognized by someone as being Etna Bliss . She ends up marying the surgeon.
Rating
5
Title
Lucky Us
Author
Amy Bloom
Review
eva 's mother walks out after she meets her 1/2 sister Iris.Iris starts to make it in Hollywood but is black listed for her homosexuality.She tries in ny and later in UK with succcess after an affair with a married woman for whom she gets an orphan boy.She also lies and makes the woman's husband get arrested as a German spy. afterwards he goes to Germany ,his new family dies and he converts to Judaism and continues writing to eva. Eva survives as a psychic and applies for medical school after faking her credentials.
she takes care of the orphan and marries the German .
Rating
4
Title
The 2 Hotel frankforts
Author
david Leavitt
Review
2 couples meet on vacation and get close. one couple swindles the other but men get "hooked up" in the end.
not recommeneded at all.
Rating
2
Title
Before Happiness
Author
sahwn achor
Review
excellent book on ways to find pos i tive thinking and to keep good habits for successful living.similar to his eminars .
Rating
5
Title
The irresistible blueberry bakery an cafe
Author
Mary Simses
Review
Gmother gives a letter on death bed for her gdau to deliver in Maine,but the man has died and his nephew who saved the girl from drowning kisnow in charge. She finds out her gmother's history as an excellent artist and discovers some of the paintings.She dumps her Senator to be boyfriend and goes with the nephew -carpenter to live in Maine and gives up her atty practice.
Rating
4
Title
glass castle
Author
jenaette walls
Review
dysfunctionaland po or family . Children finally escape . One to ny ,marries and divorces a wealthy man. ends up marying someone like her from the south.
Rating
4
Title
songsof willow frost
Author
jaimie ford
Review
orphaned oriental boy sees his mother at an outing at theatre. He escapes with girl friend to find her.
poignant ending
Rating
4
Title
The Inner Circle
Author
Brad Meltzer
Review
great book about a mystery in the national Archives in D.C. Ends with murder in the underground vaults of Pa where special documents are kept.
Hero is betrayed by former friend .
inner circle of the Pres and his men meet to read at the archives and a clue is noted there by hero and girlfriend .
Rating
5
Title
Spirit rising
Author
Angelique Kidjo
Review
bio of young african girl with hope ,resilience and p ersistence in a communist country. She makes her way to France and eventually becomes a super star ,singer,activist and diva.
Rating
4
Title
The Supreme Macaroni Co
Author
Adriana Trigiani
Review
shoemaker's dau inherits entire co which is failing. On a business trip to Italy she meets their vendor and utimately marries him. He helps her to restart the co elsewhere.
Rating
5
Title
rivka's War
Author
Marilyn Oser
Review
tale of an adventurous jewish girl from russia to Palestine while her brother fights for russia .
trials and tribulations .
Rating
5
Title
A Discovery of Witches
Author
Deborah Harkness
Review
I made the mistake of reading the reviews rather than just taking my friend’s advice and getting right to it. The beginning was slow, as some readers (harshly) pointed out, and I was initially afraid it was going to bomb. But, it so quickly absorbed me into its folds that I forgot to not like it. This isn’t highbrow literature, and there’s absolutely nothing plausible about it. But, Harkness has a gift for telling a tale. My one complaint is what many readers have pointed out as missing…. At first, it seemed perhaps Harkness was too timid for writing sex scenes. I think I know her game plan, though, and it makes sense. On to the next…
Rating
4
Title
Chestnut Street
Author
Maeve Binchy
Review
a selection of the author's best short stories of characters living on chestnut st. wonderful heart warming tales of romance and personalgrowth. the good people show resiliencey and
grow.
Rating
5
Title
somewhere in France
Author
Jen robson
Review
young engish woman wants adventure and trains for an ambulance driver. she falls in love with her brother's friend suring war . he rejects her and she move on . Happy ending later.
Rating
5
Title
The secret Holocaust Diaries
Author
nona bannister
Review
well to do childin europe during teh Nazi era is interred with family in camps. She escapes to America and never tells herfamily about herordeals. Years Later she reveals her true tale to her husband,.sad story
Rating
2
Title
A Little failure
Author
Gary Shteyngart
Review
Immigrant sickly boy of healthy successful parents is subjected to parental abuse and boyhood bullying.
A memoir of his frustrations and striving to belong. eventually b ecomes a successful writer.
Rating
2
Title
The Ocea at the end of the Lane
Author
Neil Gaiman
Review
After a man dies the forces of evil are unleashed . A young girl sacrifices herself for a boy .40 yrs later he returns to visit her home and finds her mother and gmother unaged and learns of her sacrifice for him. lots of fairy tale and magic
Rating
3