:Special Collections schedule to change: The Special Collections room at the public library will open with different hours in the New Year. The room will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., instead of Wednesday and Friday. Special Collections houses Massachusetts Vital Statistics, Haverhill photos, Haverhill High yearbooks, historical information about the city and genealogy resources. Visit the library online at haverhillpl.org or contact Carol Verny at 978-373-1586, ext. 621.

:Library closed for New Year’s: The public library will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and will be closed New Year’s Day. The library will reopen Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. Visit the library online at haverhillpl.org or call 978-373-1586.

:Council on Aging to hold New Year’s Eve Day party in Windham: The Council on Aging and Best of Times will hold a New Year’s Eve Day party at Castleton in Windham, N.H. Entertainment will be provided by “One for the Road,” a Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tribute. Guests have their choice of maple Dijon glazed port loin w/apple chutney or chicken marsala. Dancing will be to the music of the Ray Cavicchio band. Tickets are $54 per person. Transportation is not provided. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

:Sacred Hearts to hold open house: Sacred Hearts School in Bradford will hold an open house on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sacred Hearts offers a pre-kindergarten to grade eight program characterized by faith and values.

:, a caring community, proven academic excellence, curriculum aligned with the Massachusetts frameworks and Archdiocesan guidelines, extensive extra-curricular programs, and before- and after-school programs. Visit online at sacredheartsbradford.org. To arrange for a tour call 978-372-5451 or 978-374-7161.

:School seeks update alumni information: Sacred Hearts School is asking alumni to update their contact information online at sacredheartsbradford.org by clicking on “Advancement” then “Alumni.” If you know of any other graduates who would like to become involved, please let them know how to reach the school.

:School alumni open house: Sacred Hearts School in Bradford will hold an alumni open house Jan. 31 in the cafeteria. Please RSVP to Agnes Hayes at 978-372-5451 or ahayes@sacredheartsbradford.org by Jan. 20.

:Langley-Adams Library offers winter programs: The Langley-Adams Library in Groveland is offering a variety of programs this winter. Beginner’s Watercolors with Christina Kelly is Jan. 7 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Materials will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited to 12 people. Local author Andre Dubus will discuss his latest book “Townie: A Memoir” Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and question-and-answer session. A community pie making and tasting contest is Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in recognition of National Pie Day. Pies will be judged by librarians, members of the Council on Aging and several known members of the community. The winner will be appropriately rewarded. Bring your pies and your appetites. NECC professor Kevin Comtois will present “From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Evolution of American Music” Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Diana Cummings at 978-372-1732 or dcummings@mvlc.org.

:Ballet auditions to be held in Lawrence: The New England Civic Ballet will hold open auditions Jan. 6 for all dancers 10 and older from any dance studio for its spring production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet. Audition times are by age and will begin at 10 a.m. at NECB studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence. There is a $15 audition fee, but no performance fees. For more information visit online at newenglandcivicballet.org or call the studio at 978-975-0289.

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