Where. What. When. Who.

Get Lit is a social book club designed for twenty and thirty something readers in the greater Haverhill area. We will be meeting monthly to talk books, socialize, eat, drink, and whatever else might come up. Third Monday of the month, The Peddler's Daughter in Haverhill.

If you're looking for the online option, here it is!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A New Year, A New Book!

Thanks to the Get Liters who braved the cold temps on Thursday to discuss December's book "Night Film".

January's meeting will take place on Thursday January 9th at 7pm at the Barking Dog. We will be reading Katherine Dunn's GEEK LOVE. This story isn't about geeks of the nerdy kind, but geeks of the original kind..."a carnival performer who performs wild or disgusting acts". Geek Love tells the story of a family of circus performers who go to great lengths to create the most special attractions possible. 

Also, a film component since we speak of films as often as books, seek out Tod Browning's 1932 film Freaks. Controversial, odd, but now a cult classic, Freaks tells the story of a collection of circus performers and a love triangle that may tear them apart....gooble gobble...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Black Marigolds Screening

Get Liters might be interested in an upcoming movie screening at HPL. On Monday January 30th, Haverhill native Lance Malbon will be presenting his film Black Marigolds. The film is a micro-budget indie that has been shown at the Boston International Film Festival, the Cincinnati Film Festival, and others. Lance will be stay for a Q&A after the film. Come support a local son! Refreshments! 6:45pm
Here is the film's official website

Friday, November 15, 2013

December is Coming!

Thanks to our November participants! Our next meeting will be Thursday December 12th at 7pm.

The chosen book is Night Film by Marisha Pessl. This book has lots of cool features--especially if you read it in ebook form. Also, there is a downloadable app that scans certain pages in the book and links you to music, videos, and other extras.

See you next month!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Goon Squad

Don't forget, a week from Thursday will be our November meeting. We're reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

Here is James Franco's review of the book. I am sure you were very curious to know what Carlos the Dwarf thought.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Haverhill READS 2014

HPL is currently surveying the public to find out what book is the best fit for our 2014 Haverhill READS project. Haverhill READS will take place in Spring 2014, but we're working on choosing a book now.

The three choices were made by staff, but you can vote for which one you like best.

1) NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
2) A City So Grand by Stephen Puleo
3) 1984 by George Orwell

Vote on our website here

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

November's Meeting

First off, thank you to all the participants in our first meeting! We hope that you all will spread the word and that each month we will bring in some more readers. But, we are super pleased with our first turnout!

For November, we will be reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Originally published in 2010, this book was mega-popular and won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A genre bending book about intersecting lives and characters, this should provide excellent discussion points!

November 14th, 7pm, Barking Dog in Haverhill.

Be there!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Tomorrow is finally our first meeting for Get Lit! We will be meeting at the Barking Dog Ale House on Washington Street in downtown Haverhill. The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein is our first book, but come with a few suggestions for November's book as well!! Even if you haven't finished, please come to discuss and meet other club members!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Don't forget that Trivia Night with Geeks Who Drink starts at 7pm this Thursday night(10/3)!!!

Candy, ghost erasers, temporary tattoos, free DVD rentals, bejeweled spider rings? There will be some fun prizes at Trivia Night, not to mention delicious cupcakes by Cakes by Erin.

Next Thursday will be our inaugural meeting of Get Lit!! 7pm at the Barking Dog!

Friday, September 27, 2013

October Business

Don't forget that next Thursday, October 3 is our Trivia Night hosted by Geeks who Drink. We will also feature cupcakes from Haverhill's own Cakes by Erin!

October 10th is the first meeting of Get Lit. Multiple copies of the Fallback Plan are available, you still have to time to finish it off by then!

October 28, 29, and 31st marks our zomedy movie fest! 7pm each showing.
November will be our Noir film fest, all month long!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

October is Coming

Despite the heat and humidity of the last few days, October isn't all that far away! Make sure you're registered for our Trivia Night on October 3rd and get your copy of The Fallback Plan, also available on Overdrive!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gearing for the Fall(back Plan)

Hey Get Lit folks! Summer Reading has officially wrapped up and we are heading into the fall season. There are tons of great books out now, and more and more coming in the months leading up to the holidays, so check back often for great titles.

Our October book, The Fallback Plan is here and available both in print, and as an ebook on Overdrive. Get your copy and get reading!

Don't forget to check out our upcoming fall programming as well. Important Dates to remember:

Sept 10th--Movie Night, showing Now You See Me
Sept 16th and 17th--The Ins and Outs of Publishing--writer? Come get tips!
Sept 30th--Gluten Free Living

October 3rd--TRIVIA NIGHT with Geeks Who Drink!
October 10th--Inaugural meeting of Get Lit!!!
October 28, 29, and 31st--Zombie Movie fest! Warm Bodies, Shaun of the Dead, and Zombieland

Monday, August 26, 2013

Summer Reading Wrap Up

If you have been participating in Summer Reading via the HPL website, or even if you haven't, there will be a Summer Reading Wrap Up at HPL on Thursday Sept 5th at 7pm. This will be an informal gathering where you can trade recommendations about things you've read, or movies you've seen, this summer. Stop by!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fallback into book club

Have you gotten your copy of the Fallback Plan?  Start your reading engines!

Here is an interview with author Leigh Stein about the unintended relevance of her protagonist. Here is Leigh's archived weekly column.

Don't forget to join our group on Goodreads!

Enjoy Walter White on roller skates here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy Hump Day

Feel free to make suggestions about what books you'd like Get Lit to focus on at future meetings.

The library has also updated our movie license so we will be launching a new series of FREE movies. We will have access to way more films than we have in the past, including a lot more new releases, so we will try to offer a more varied movie experience, including some scary movies for Halloween.

We're listening to this sweet song about librarians

Also, if you come to Get Lit at the Barking Dog Ale House you can order this awesome cinnamon bun sundae!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rainy Days and Tuesdays always get me down...

It's a rainy Tuesday in Massachusetts. Perfect for reading a great book. We have sooooo many! Looking for the latest craze? We have a new collection of bestsellers, they're here waiting on you. They're also on a great pyramid. Come check it out.

Also, here is a fun thing to occupy you on this rainy afternoon. Try not to tap your foot along. Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

Get Lit on GoodReads!

We now have our own group on GoodReads. Start sharing!Here

October is right around the corner...

We're excited for our first meeting in October. We have posted info about the event, well, everywhere. BUT it is now on HPL's event calendar, so if you think you want to come you can register there. Registration isn't binding by any means, but it will give us an idea of how many folks might be coming. Our goal is to make Get Lit very casual and fun, we will start each meeting around 7pm but people can come and go as they please. Each month will feature a specific book, but we will discuss other books, movies, TV, whatever people want to chat about. At October's meeting we will choose November's primary book.

This Monday morning we are listening to some classic ABBA, because who can ease you into another workweek better than the soothing tones of some Swedish songbirds?

Friday, August 9, 2013

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And in other fun news

Can't wait to get started with Get Lit? Well, join us on October 3rd at 7pm for a trivia night! The library will be hosting Geeks who Drink for a fun night of trivia! Since we are holding this event at HPL, there won't be any adult beverages, but there will be snacks, fun folks, and a good time. PRIZES!!

Check our events calendar for more details and to register. Come solo or as a team. Free of charge!

Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street Haverhill, MA

Something wicked awesome this way comes...

Our inaugural meeting of the Get Lit book group will take place on Thursday October 10th @ 7pm. We will meet @ the Barking Dog Ale House, 77 Washington Street Haverhill, Ma.

October's book will be The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein. This novel talks about the modern problem of perpetual adolescence and how to get your life going post college. "Smart, funny, and heartbreaking all at once." You can request this book through the HPL catalog link at left.

Can't make the meeting but still want to take part? We will post notes and discussion here on the blog!

 The Fallback Plan