Hampstead Library Programs & News

.Community Tea - Nov. 9
Stone artist Laurie Gauthier is the guest speaker at the Hampstead Public Library’s Blessings Tea on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Gauthier collects beach rocks and stones, then paints them with inspirational words and decorations. She will demonstrate her craft. Attendees will have the opportunity to try stone decorating and are asked to bring a small portion of food to share with others (fruit, a baked good, or tea-sandwich). Register in advance by calling the library at 329-6411, or emailing jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org.

Centerpiece Workshop - Nov. 10
On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., the Hampstead Public Library offers a Harvest Centerpiece Workshop. Instructor is Kari Allard from Shady Hill Greenhouses in Londonderry. She will guide participants through the creation of a cornucopia with fresh flowers. A materials fee of $15 is charged. To register, email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org.

Movie Matinee - Nov. 14
The Hampstead Public Library shows the free movie “Oceans 8” on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Third Thursday Book Club - Nov. 15
The Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Copies of the book are available to borrow.

Saturday Storytime - Nov. 17
The Hampstead Public Library offers Saturday Storytime for families on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.; the theme is Thanksgiving. Children can listen to Thanksgiving stories, sing songs, and do a craft. This program is most suitable for children ages 3 to 8 and their families or caregivers. Register in advance by calling 329-6411, or go online to www.HampsteadLibrary.org and click on Saturday Storytime in the library’s event calendar for further instructions.

Holiday Closure - Nov. 22-25
The Hampstead Public Library is closing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library remains closed Nov. 22 through Nov. 25, and reopens on Monday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m.  All online resources remain available 24/7.

Ukulele Lesson - Nov. 29
All seniors and friends are welcome to a free ukulele lesson at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Kathi Hanson from Let's Play Music will lead participants through ukulele basics. Instruments are provided. This event follows the Senior Drop-In Center, which begins at 9 a.m. Light breakfast foods are served. 

Library Trustees
The Board of Trustees for the Hampstead Public Library meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. 

****************** Ongoing Programs ********************

Bridge Club
The Hampstead Public Library Bridge Club meets every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m., except holidays. No advance sign-up necessary. Hampstead residency is not required.

Hampstead Seniors
The Hampstead Seniors have a free drop-in center at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Come for coffee, food and conversation. Newcomers are welcome. Hampstead residency is not required.

Scrabble Club
The Hampstead Public Library offers a Scrabble® Club at 1 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. One or two games will be provided, or bring your own.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for infants and children to age 2 with a caregiver occurs Mondays at 11 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. This 30-minute interactive session uses rhymes, songs and puppets to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.

Starting Sept. 6, Storytime at the Hampstead Public Library is on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 10 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and make a craft in this 45-minute class. No registration is necessary.

Music & Movement
Music & Movement for children ages 1 to 5 with a caregiver has a new time at the Hampstead Public Library and is now held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10 a.m. Children explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to engage children and get them excited about music, improve their fine and gross motor skills, and spark their creativity.

Spinners & Knitters
The Spinners & Knitters group meets at the Hampstead Public Library on the first Friday of each month. It is comprised of mainly knitters and spinners who create their own yarn on spinning wheels; however, all needle-workers are welcome to join. No instruction is provided. Before your first time attending, contact Nancy at the library or email nmcmullen@HampsteadLibrary.org.


Friends of Hampstead Public Library

General Stores - Nov. 13
Author Ted Reinstein visits the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. to present a free program titled “New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic.” Reinstein is a reporter for WCVB-TV Boston’s Chronicle. The program is funded by the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. Light refreshments are served.

November Raffle - Nov. 13
The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library are raffling a Harvest Basket, currently on display at the library’s front desk. Donated by Hampstead TD Bank, the decorative crate is filled with a Polaroid Cube camera, a $50 gift card to Hannaford, placemats with matching napkins, a candle, pumpkin decoration, white seasonal mugs, glasses, serving platters, and a large serving bowl. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. The drawing is Nov. 13, and the winner does not need to be present. Proceeds benefit the Friends’ support of library materials and programming.

Thrift Shop News
The Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with clothing for men, women and children, as well as shoes and jewelry. The shop, located in the library basement and accessible via stairs or elevator, is closed Nov. 24. The shop is run by volunteers from the Friends of the Library.

Contact: Janet Arden    
Adult Programing & Publicity Coordinator
Hampstead Public Library
9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead
(603) 329-6411
email: jarden@hampsteadlibrary.org
Website: Hampstead Public Library

For more information call : 329-6411.






























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