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February 21, 2014

Women voters to celebrate Women's History Month


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill will hold a free program of music on March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 15 Kenoza Ave.

The program, titled “Influential Women Composers from the 1100s to the 1940s: Repression and Recognition,” will focus on influential women composers of those eras, their stories and their works. Alice Donovan and Sally Heiter will perform piano and voice solos and duets, and will discuss these subjects.

Donovan, owner of Donovan Music Studio, is president of the Merrimack Valley Music Teachers Association and is a member of Music Teachers National Association and the National Piano Teachers Guild. She prepares students for recitals, master classes and American Guild auditions.

Heiter studied classical voice, was a professional chorister and soloist in several churches in Maryland and New Jersey and was music director at the UU Church of Haverhill from 1997 to 2006. She has performed with the New England Conservatory Camerata, the New England Classical Singers and other groups. Heiter and Donovan have been piano duet partners for the last three years. Refreshments will be served after the program. Please enter at the rear entrance of the church on Ashland Street, where parking is available. More information is available by calling 978-374-6253.

Library to hold book sale

The Friends of the Haverhill Public Library will hold their March book sale beginning with a preview day on March 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Admission to the preview event is $20. Opening day of the sale is March 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and admission is free. Books are $3 per bag on March 21 and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the library.

More information is available by calling 978-373-1586 or by visiting online at www.haverhillpl.org.

Upcoming programs at the library

Stop by the public library on March 3 at 7 p.m. for a free presentation on solar power.

Learn about how it works, how it might save you money, and what tax incentives exist.

The public library will host a talk by burlesque scholar Elizabeth Rieur on March 10 at 7 p.m. Rieur will discuss the long and interesting history of burlesque in the United States and will share stories on the ladies of burlesque and its history in the Boston area.

The library’s Book and Film Club will meet on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a screening of “Captain Phillips’’ starring Tom Hanks. On March 31, stop in at 7 p.m. to discuss “Captain Phillips’’ and the book on which it was based. Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org for details and to register.

On select weekday mornings in March, the library will be screening classic gangster films at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Visit the library online for specific movie titles and dates, under calendar of events.

Get Lit, the public library’s book group for 20- and 30-somethings, will meet on March 20 at 7 p.m., at the Barking Dog Ale House on Washington Street. The group will discuss Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Project.” Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org for more information and to register.

The public library will host a talk on climate change on March 24 at 7 p.m. by Northern Essex Community College professor Marcy Yeager. She will discuss climate change throughout the ages, what role humans are playing, and how climate change can impact us all.