Hampstead Library Programs & News


Nonfiction Book Club - Feb. 5
The Hampstead Public Library’s Nonfiction Book Club discusses “Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness”by Neil Swidey, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. Copies of the book are available to borrow, and all readers are welcome to the meeting.

Chair Yoga - Feb. 5
Work on physical flexibility, fitness and relaxation in a free Chair Yoga class at the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room teaches this class for men, women, and high school students. Participants work at their own pace.

Candy Sushi - Feb. 6
Middle school students become chefs at the Hampstead Public Library Candy Sushi event on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. Students make their own maki and nigiri sushi using Rice Krispie treats and candy. They have half an hour to create before voting on whose sushi is the best. Then the feast begins. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Sign up via the Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Healthier Eating - Feb. 7
Health Coach Maria Kuhl presents a program titled “Healthier Eating Strategies” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hampstead Public Library. Register in advance by calling the library at 329-6411or signing up via the Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Community Tea - Stained Glass Art - Feb. 8
Stained glass artist Suzan Cormier is the Community Tea guest speaker at the Hampstead Public Library on Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. She will explain her process and demonstrate glass cutting and soldering, and will also bring samples of her work. Register in advance by calling the library at 329-6411 or sign up via the Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Family Storytime - Feb. 9
On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m., the Hampstead Public Library holds Family Valentine Storytime. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and make a Valentine craft. This event is suitable for ages 3 to 8. Register in advance via the library’s Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

Film - Feb. 13
The film “First Man” will be shown at the Hampstead Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Kids’ Valentine Fun - Feb. 13
The Hampstead Public Library offers Valentine Fun for elementary school children on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Valentine games, crafts, and science experiments are planned. Register in advance via the library’s Upcoming Events calendar on www.HampsteadLibrary.org.
 
Recycling - Feb. 16
The public is invited to join the Hampstead Recycling & Waste Disposal Committee and Pinard Waste Systems representative Tony Belanger at the Hampstead Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. to discuss the “Reality of Recycling.” Bring questions about what is recyclable and discover China’s role related to the U.S. recycling industry, and how its new policies impact Americans.

Intro to Excel - Feb. 20
Learn about Microsoft Excel at the Hampstead Public Library’s Excel Test Drive Class on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Discover Excel’s three major components: math, lists/database, and charts. The library supplies computers. Register in advance at 329-6411.

Third Thursday Book Club - Feb. 21
The Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club meets Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. to discuss Gail Tsukiyama’s “The Language of Threads.  Tsukiyama's Women of the Silk.” Copies of the book are available to borrow. All readers are welcome to the discussion.

Family Movie - Feb. 26
Families can visit the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. for a Family Throwback Movie. Bring lunch and watch “It Takes Two.”

Perler Bead Craft - Feb. 27
On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m., make Perler Bead Creations at the Hampstead Public Library. The library supplies all materials. This craft is most suitable for ages 3 and up. Younger children will need an adult helper.

Seuss Birthday - March 1
Families are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at the Hampstead Public Library on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Dr. Seuss books will be read, and children will do a Seuss craft and have a celebratory cupcake.

 

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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