Hampstead Library Programs & News


Family Picnic - July 3
Families are invited to a 4th of July Picnic at the Hampstead Public Library on July 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wear red, white, and blue and bring lunch and a blanket to picnic on the library lawn, sing patriotic songs, make a craft and have a popsicle. If it rains, the event will move indoors.

Holiday Closure - July 4
In celebration of Independence Day, the Hampstead Public Library is closed on Wednesday, July 4.

Temporary Tattoos - July 9
Middle School students can create temporary tattoos at the Hampstead Public Library on July 9 at 1 p.m. Participants design and apply their own tattoos using a henna paste that leaves a brown design on skin for up to two weeks. Register in advance at https://hampsteadlibrary.org/libraryupcomingevents.asp and find the corresponding event sign-up link.

Matinee - July 11
The Hampstead Public Library’s free Monthly Matinee is “That Thing You Do on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Slime Science - July 11
The Hampstead Public Library offers two sessions of Slime Science on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. for children age 6 and up. Make gooey slime while learning about the science behind its creation. Participants make color-changing slime, fluffy slime, and diaper slime. Sign up in advance for one of the sessions at 329-6411 or dvancuren@HampsteadLibrary.org.

Edible Rocks - July 12
The Hampstead Public Library holds an Edible Rocks program for Middle School students on Thursday, July 12 at 1 p.m.  Learn about the rock cycle and different types of rocks. Complete edible rock-inspired experiments. Register in advance at https://hampsteadlibrary.org/libraryupcomingevents.asp and scan down to the corresponding event sign-up link.

Family Movie - July 14
The Hampstead Public Library is showing Disney Pixar’s movie “Coco on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to watch the movie, then make a related craft to take home.

Drum Making Workshop - July 17
The Hampstead Public Library offers a Drum Making Workshop for ages 5 and up on Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m.  Make and personalize a drum from recycled materials, then try out the instrument in a drum circle. Register in advance at the library at 329-6411 or email dvancuren@HampsteadLibrary.org.

Tech Tutoring - July 18
From 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 18, the Hampstead Public Library holds an open Tech Tutoring session. Attend to get help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Receive assistance with questions such as how to download free magazines or update your e-book app. Bring your device and questions. Those who cannot attend but need help may call 329-6411 to make an appointment for assistance.

Pizza & Pages - July 18
Middle School students are invited to the Pizza & Pages Summer Book Club, which meets on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 7 pm.  at the Hampstead Public Library. Join Diane Connors, the Hampstead Schools’ library media generalist, who will lead the discussion. Students can share their thoughts about their favorite books and get ideas about new books to read, all while eating pizza. Register in advance at  https://hampsteadlibrary.org/libraryupcomingevents.asp and scan down to find the corresponding event sign-up link.

Magic Show - July 19
The Hampstead Public Library and the Hampstead Recreation Department are sponsoring a Magic Show at Hampstead Central School on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome to this interactive show featuring Magic Fred, who specializes in colorful and hilarious magic.

Book Club - July 19
The Hampstead Public Library Third Thursday Book Club meets July 19 at 1 p.m. to discuss Gail Tsukiyama’s “Women of the Silk.” Copies of the book are available to borrow.

Roller Derby - July 19
All are welcome to meet members of the New Hampshire Roller Derby league on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Roller Derby League members will explain the game and answer questions. If time and weather allow, they will give an outdoor demonstration.

Exploring Mount Washington - July 23
Dan Szczesny, a long-time journalist, author and speaker from New Hampshire, will talk about Mount Washington at the Hampstead Public Library on Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

Christmas in July - July 25
Children of all ages are welcome to the Hampstead Public Library for a Christmas in July celebration on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. Come for songs, holiday treats, stories, and an indoor snowball fight.

Sharpie Tie-Dye - July 26
Middle School students can learn a new way to make a tie-dye creation at the Hampstead Public Library on July 26 at 1 p.m.  Participants should bring a white T-shirt; the library supplies all other materials needed. Register in advance at https://hampsteadlibrary.org/libraryupcomingevents.asp and scan down to find the corresponding event sign-up link.

Hot Rocks - July 26
Massage Therapist Nancy Primo visits the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday July 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss the history of Hot Stone Massage, current practices, tools, and benefits. She’ll bring a few stones, give a demonstration, and answer questions.

Candy Bar Bingo - July 28
Children of all ages and their families are invited to Candy Bar Bingo on Saturday, July 28 at noon. To play, each participant must bring one full-size candy bar.

 

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

 

Music and Movement
Music and Movement class for children ages 1 to 5 with a caregiver is at 10 a.m. every other Tuesday. Children explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing mind and body.

 

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
Now through Aug. 10, Summer Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds takes place at the Hampstead Public Library 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.

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


Casino Fundraiser – May 3, 4
The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library have been chosen again by the Cheers Poker Room & Casino in Salem, NH to receive charity benefits. For the days/nights of Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, the Friends of the Library will receive 35 percent of the casino’s proceeds.

Theatre Ticket Raffle – May 8
On Tuesday, May 8, the Friends of the Library will draw the winner for their last fundraiser raffle of the season. The prize is a voucher for two tickets to see “42nd Street” at the Palace Theatre in Manchester between June 1 and 17. The raffle winner can reserve balcony seats in advance by contacting the theater box office. Raffle tickets are on sale now at the library’s front desk and are $1 for one and $5 for six. You do not have to be present at the drawing to win.
 
Thrift Shop
The Elaine David Thrift Shop’s hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Located in the Hampstead Public Library basement, the shop is accessible via stairs or elevator and is run by volunteers from the Friends of the Library. A large selection of clothing, shoes, and jewelry for women, men, and children is available. Donations of clean and gently used clothing spring and summer clothing are welcome at this time. All fundraising efforts by the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library help support the library by providing such things as museum passes, electronic items, cultural events, online educational programs, Spring Read giveaway books and Summer Reading programs. 

Friends of Library Coloring Book

The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library announce the availability of a new Hampstead Coloring Book, featuring drawings of town landmarks and scenery, such as the Historic Museum, the Conservation Trails, and Ordway Park. All pages were created by local students and artists, who donated their time ato help the Friends. The book is suitable for children and adults. The coloring book is a fundraiser for the Friends, to help them support the library by providing museum passes, cultural events, online educational programs, and other materials. The coloring book is available for purchase at the Elaine David Thrift Shop in the library basement, and at the Friends of the Library Holiday Shoppe table on the first floor. Other items for sale include a limited edition ball cap made of 100 percent cotton, commemorating the 2017 New Hampshire Library of the Year Award given to the Hampstead Public Library. Canvas tote bags with an illustration of the Storybook Garden, photo cards, and illustrated cards are also available for sale.


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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