Hampstead Library Programs & News

Galileo - Jan. 9
Actor Michael Francis presents “Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger” at the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Dressed in 17th century costume, Francis as Galileo presents a lecture on Galileo’s discoveries with his newly-devised spyglass. Audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture, he answers questions about Galileo’s life and times. The free program is funded by New Hampshire Humanities and the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library.

Movie Matinee - Jan. 10
The free monthly matinee at the Hampstead Public Library is the 2017 film “Dunkirk” on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Tea Time - Jan. 12
The Hampstead Public Library holds a “Snowflake Tea” on Friday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker is Michael McDermott, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Plaistow, who will talk about feeding birds in the winter. Register in advance at the library at 329-6411 or email The library will provide tea. Dessert, fruit, or tea-sandwiches to share with others are welcome from attendees.

Family Movie - Jan. 13
The Hampstead Public Library holds a free family Movie Matinee at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The featured film is “The LEGO Ninjago Movie.”

Holiday Closure - Jan. 15
The Hampstead Public Library is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15.

Third Thursday Book Club - Jan. 18
The Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Group discusses “High Mountains of Portugal” by Yann Martel on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. Newcomers are welcome to the discussions. Books can be borrowed from the library.

Family Book Bingo - Jan. 24
Families are invited to Book Bingo Night at the Hampstead Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Play bingo and win books. The program is suitable for children age 3 and above with their caregivers.


****************** 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 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 are done on Thursday and Friday; there is a new theme each week. No registration is necessary. There is no Storytime on holidays and school vacations.

Music and Movement
Music and Movement class for children ages 1 to 5 with a caregiver is at 10 a.m. every other Tuesday. In January sessions are on Jan. 16 and 30.  Children explore songs, dances and instruments. The program is designed to improve gross motor skills and spark creativity while developing mind and body.


For more information call : 329-6411.



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.

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 Eagleson    
Secretary, Friends of the Hampstead Public Library
Hampstead Public Library
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