Hampstead Library Programs & News

Candy Bar Bingo -July 13
Family Candy Bar Bingo is Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Hampstead Public Library. Bring one full-size candy bar per participant to enter the game, with a chance to win more candy bars. All ages are welcome.

Constellation Mythology - July 17
Children entering grades kindergarten through 4 are invited to a Constellation Mythology event at the Hampstead Public Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. In this one-hour program, children will learn about the mythological stories associated with the constellations. Then participants will make a constellation viewer to take home. Register in advance via the Upcoming Events Calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Third Thursday Book Club - July 18
The Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club is reading “The Stars Are Fire” by Anita Shreve. Copies are available to borrow at the library. All readers are welcome to the discussion on July 18 at 1 p.m.

Wine Glass Painting - July 22
The Hampstead Public Library holds a Galaxy Wine Glass Painting Class for adults on Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Paint a wine glass with swirls of blue and purple. Paints and small wine glasses are supplied, or bring your own glass. Register in advance via the Upcoming Events Calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org

Oddly Satisfying - July 24
Oddly Satisfying, an event for Middle School students, takes place at the Hampstead Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Students entering grades 5 through 8 can recreate videos to get that oddly satisfying feeling in real life. Register in advance via the Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Christmas in July - July 25
Children of all ages are invited to the Hampstead Public Library for Christmas in July on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. Enjoy winter holiday treats while listening to stories, singing songs, and having an indoor snowball fight. Register in advance via the Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Starlight Meditation - July 25
Adults, teens, and anyone interested in meditation are invited to meet librarian Janet and Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room at Hampstead’s Meetinghouse Park on Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. for Starlight Meditation. Gaze at the stars while relaxing and being guided in meditation by Maggie. Bring a mat, blanket, or chair to sit on; bug spray is suggested. In the event of rain, meet at the Hampstead Public Library for indoor meditation.

Artist’s Reception - July 26
Area artist Dannielle Genovese has an exhibition of her work at the Hampstead Public Library now through Aug. 12. Her exhibit includes seascapes, landscapes, flowers, and a portrait. She works in watercolor, acrylic, and monotype. The public is invited to an Open House Reception with the painter on Friday, July 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Giveaways are planned.

Family Movie: - July 27
The Hampstead Public Library shows a free movie, “Space Jam,” for families on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. All ages are welcome.

Life in the Universe - Aug. 1
Nicole Gugliucci visits the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. to help explore the probability of extraterrestrial life, with some detours into the world of science fiction. Gugliucci is a professor at Saint Anselm College and is an astronomer.

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

Bridge Club
The Hampstead Public Library Bridge Club meets every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m., except holidays. 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.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Mother Goose Rhyme Time 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.

Summer storytime at the Hampstead Public Library is on Fridays at 10 a.m. Children can 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 is offered on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10 a.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. 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. Knitters and spinners create their own yarn on spinning wheels, but 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.

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


Friends of Hampstead Public Library

Thrift Shop
The Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library basement and is accessible via stairs or elevator. It offers gently used clothing and accessories for men, women, and children and is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Library. All proceeds help the Friends fund Summer Reading Programs, Spring Read books and museum passes.


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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