Hampstead Library Programs & News


Potluck Supper - May 14

The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library Potluck Supper is Tuesday, May 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and are invited to bring their favorite dish. A sign-up sheet is posted at the library’s front desk.



Merrimack Massacre – June 11


Local author Jay Atkinson visits the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss the history of Hannah Duston, the subject of his novel "Massacre on the Merrimack.” Duston was a mother of nine who was taken captive by the Abenaki during King William’s War in 1697, when the Abenaki attacked the village of Haverhill, Mass. All are welcome to this free event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Thrift Shop


The Elaine David Thrift Shop, run by the Friends of the Library, is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with clothing for men, women and children. Donations of clean and gently used spring and summer clothing is currently being accepted.

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.

Storytime
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.

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Friends of Hampstead Public Library


Merrimack Massacre - Feb. 12
Local author Jay Atkinson visits the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. to give a talk about his book, “Massacre on the Merrimack.” He will discuss the history of Hannah Duston, a Colonial mother of nine who was taken captive by the Abenaki during King William's War in 1697, when the Abenaki attacked the village of Haverhill, Mass., killing 27 colonists and taking 13 captives. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Raffle Basket
The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library are raffling a large Chocolate Basket as a fundraiser. It includes Godiva chocolate, Lindt truffles, chocolate from Sandborn’s Fine Candies, biscotti, Ferrero Rocher, a gift certificate for Dancing Lion Chocolate, a chocolate melting pot. The basket is on display at the library’s front desk, where tickets can be purchased. The drawing is Feb. 12. You do not have to be present to win. All funds raised help the Friends support the Hampstead Public Library by providing such things as museum passes, Spring Read books and summer programming.

Thrift Shop
The Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library holds a storewide Half-Price Sale on March 16, 19 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The only thing not on sale is jewelry. The Thrift Shop is located in the library basement and is accessible via stairs or elevator. Normal hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 



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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