Hampstead Library Programs & News


Third Thursday Book Club - Nov. 16
The Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Girl in Hyacinth Blue” by Susan Vreeland on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Books are available to borrow, and newcomers are welcome.

Ukulele Lesson - Nov. 18
A free ukulele lesson is offered at the Hampstead Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. Learn basic chord forms and how to play simple songs in a 45-minute hands-on workshop. Ukuleles are provided or bring your own. The presenter is Daniel Saunders from Let’s Play Music. The lesson is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Toddler Music - Nov. 21
A Music and Movement class for children age 1 to 5 with a caregiver takes place at the Hampstead Public Library is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Children explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing mind and body.

Thanksgiving Family Craft - Nov. 22
The Hampstead Public Library holds a Thanksgiving Story & Craft for families at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Read books, talk about what you are thankful for, and make a craft.

An Inconvenient Sequel – Nov. 30
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” will be shown Thursday, Nov. 30 at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Ten years after "An Inconvenient Truth" brought climate change into mainstream culture, this follow-up shows that solutions to the climate crisis are still within reach. The movie is free .

Care Packages for Troops - Dec. 2
Now through Dec. 2, the Hampstead Public Library is collecting items for care packages for six squadrons of servicemen and women serving overseas. Most requested items are protein bars, trail mix, Emergen-C, zip-lock bags and deodorant. A more comprehensive list is in the Upcoming Events section at Bring donations to the library until Dec. 2. Letters or cards written to soldiers are also appreciated. To help assemble the packages, come to the library on Saturday, Dec, 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available for volunteers.

Josh Judge - Dec. 4
Meteorologist Josh Judge from TV station WMUR comes to the Hampstead Public Library on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to give a brief presentation, answer questions, and read his new children’s book, “Be Nice to the Weather Guy.” All ages are welcome. Children can wear pajamas for his bedtime story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. All book profits go to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).

Alzheimer’s - Dec. 7
Carrie Amorim, Programs Coordinator for the State of New Hampshire Alzheimer’s Association, presents “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease” at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The free program provides information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.


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

Senior Drop-in
The Hampstead Seniors have a drop-in center at the Hampstead Public Library every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Come for coffee, food and conversation. Hampstead residency is not required.

Scrabble Club
The Hampstead Public Library hosts a Scrabble® Club from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. One or two games will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own game.

Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds takes place at the Hampstead Public Library on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 10 a.m. The librarian reads books, children participate, and then all do a craft. The same book and craft is done on Thursday and Friday; there is a new theme each week. No registration is necessary.Contact: 329-6411.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for infants and children to age 2, with a caregiver, takes place 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. Contact: 329-6411.

Artists Wanted
The Hampstead Public Library currently has openings on its 2017 and 2018 Art Exhibit Schedule . Photographers or painters in the area who would like to display their artwork at the library may contact Janet at for further information.


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

Friends of Hampstead Public Library

Friends Bear Raffle

A 4-foot-tall Big Hunka Love® Bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company will be raffled by the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. The bear has 100 percent recycled stuffing and is suitable for ages 3 and up. The bear will not be displayed at the library all the time, but will make an occasional appearance and will be seen at Hampstead Public Library events. Starting Nov. 14, there will be a book on the library’s front desk that shows the adventures of the bear. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. Tickets can be purchased at the Hampstead Public Library’s front desk. The drawing is on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., just before the Concord Coachmen’s a cappella performance. The winner does not have to be present at the drawing.

Contact: Janet Eagleson    
Secretary, Friends of the Hampstead Public Library
Hampstead Public Library
603/329-4997 //   






























Top of Page


Blaisdell Library

Dudley-Tucker Library

Chester Public Library

Mary E Bartlett Library

Fremont Library

Smyth Library

Kensington Public Library

Harvey-Mitchell Library

The Robert Frost Farm
Frost, one of the nation’s most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England.

A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when considered an expert by others.
A loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.
~ Sydney Harris ~