Hampstead Library Programs & News


Excel Class - May 17
The Hampstead Public Library holds an Excel Test Drive class on Wednesday, May 17 at 3 and again at 6:30 p.m. This introductory class is designed for people with little or no experience with Microsoft Excel. Get an overview of the three major components: Math, Lists/Databases, and Charts. Register in advance for one of the sessions at 329-6411.

Book Club - May 18
Books are available to borrow for the Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club. “Notorious RBG: the Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Irin Carmon will be discussed May 18 at 1 p.m. Newcomers are welcome to club discussions.

Audubon Display - May 23
From 6:30 to 7 p.m. May 23, the Hampstead Public Library will display a set of Audubon books, published in the 1850s. These books belong to the Hampstead Public Library but normally reside at the State Library in Concord. This program is a rare opportunity for the public to see these books, which reveal Audubon’s scientific and artistic skill. At 7 p.m., Ruth Smith from New Hampshire Audubon will give a presentation about John James Audubon. She will discusses Audubon, his path toward fame and the impact of his art and observations today.

Perler Bead Craft - May 25
On Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m., perler™ beads are the highlight of a Family Craft Night at the Hampstead Public Library. Children age 5 and up with a caregiver can create a bead magnet to take home. For more information, email

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

Renovations Continue at Hampstead Library Thrift Shop

Phase 2 of the renovations in the Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library is now complete.

More shelving has been added and new double racks for hanging clothing are in place, and the rearrangement of the shop has made it easier to navigate while shopping.

The final phase of the renovations will take place soon, featuring a new desk at the entrance of the shop for checking out purchases.

At this time the shop is accepting donations of summer wear. Those with fall and winter clothing to donate are asked to hold on to those items until summer is over. The shop does not have enough space to store out-of-season clothing.

In addition to clothing, the Thrift Shop accepts jewelry, shoes, hats, handbags and similar accessories.

The Thrift Shop is the primary fund-raising activity of the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. It is staffed by volunteers and depends on donations of usable clothing for its stock.

All funds raised by the shop are used by the Friends of the Library to support the library. Museum passes, the Spring Read, the Summer Reading Program, and the AED (automated external defibrillator) and staff training in its use are funded by the Friends. 

Membership brochures for the Friends can be found at the front desk of the library. Local businesses are welcome to join as well.

Hannaford Shopping Bags
Hannaford Supermarket in East Hampstead is supporting the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library by offering two-tone blue shopping bags for sale, with $1 from each sale going to the Friends. Every dollar donated by Hannaford to the Friends goes to the library and the community for programs, equipment and materials.

Thrift Shop
The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library’s Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The thrift shop is the primary fund raising activity of the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. The money raised by the shop supports the library in a variety of ways, including the Summer Reading Program and the monthly Friends' programs. 







Contact: Janet Eagleson    
Secretary, Friends of the Hampstead Public Library
Hampstead Public Library
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