Details of Special Events at the Library
- Click on Adult Programs or Ongoing Kids' Programs for information on the recurring programs at the library.
Spring Read 2017: begins April 4
Hampstead Community Spring Read is here! This year the featured book is Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This year is the 85th anniversary of the book’s first publishing. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, TD Bank, and Pentucket Bank over 100 copies of the book will be given away around town.
Look for them at Bean Towne, Center Market, Hampstead Health & Fitness, Hampstead Town Hall, Pentucket Bank, and TD Bank.
Saturday April 15 at 10 AM
Jay from Let’s Play Music gives a free one-hour Guitar Workshop at Library. He discusses musical styles that feature this instrument. He demonstrates, teaches, and invites students to play. Bring your own guitar, or try one at the workshop.
Spring Read Event: Pizza and Pages with Mrs. Griffin
Tuesday April 18 at 6:30 pm
Teacher Lory Lyn Griffin leads a book discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House in the Big Woods.
This program is for children with a parent, grandparent, friend ... all are welcome... even if you haven't read the book.
"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday April 19 from 3-4:30PM
Kate will help out with questions on your technology. Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices. Sometimes we learn something new from each other!
Bring your questions and your log in information with passwords, and we’ll do our best to provide the answers.
We will also have a list of helpful websites, and have helpful books available to check out. Learn about free ebooks and audiobooks, or simply how to take a picture with your phone.
For more information, contact Tech Librarian Kate Thomas at 603-329-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Read Event: London Buzz Bees
Wednesday April 19 at 7 PM
The Library and the Hampstead Garden Club join together to bring an ecologically significant program to the community. Marty and Gail London, owners of the London Buzz Bees apiary, give a presentation about beekeeping and the vital importance of these insects.
All are welcome to this free program.
Spring Read Event: Walk in the Woods on West Rd Trails
Sat April 22 at 10AM
Meet Librarian Janet at the West Road Trails for a walking tour of the woods guided by Hampstead Conservation Commission Chairman Tim Lovell.
Enjoy the beautiful trails that Hampstead has to offer and learn a little something about the woods and conservation efforts in the town.
Whether you have walked these trails before or you've never been there, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the wonder of nature in Hampstead, while getting a bit of fresh air and exercise.
Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday April 25 from 10 to 10:30 AM
Music and Movement is a lively and noisy program for toddlers and preschoolers aged 1-5 and their caregivers.
Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month as we explore a variety of songs, dances, and instruments while finding new ways to move our bodies.
This program is designed to engage children and get them excited about music, improve their fine and gross motor skills through movement, and spark their creativity while supporting the development of their mind and body.
Spring Read Event: Tiny Houses: A Very Different Approach to Home Ownership
Wed., April 26 at 7 pm
This presentation focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. From approximately "how much" to "where to live", it addresses options for their general design, and heat, hot water and electricity choices, among other components. Living in a tiny house year-round is a topic of rapidly developing debate. Learn why something so "cute" and compact could cause so much discussion!
Isa Bauer is the Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast, a New England and upper NY State tiny house design-build business. Isa earned an M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development with a concentration in Sustainable Development, including green building materials and construction methods research. Isa has owned a tiny house since she was 19-years old, as do several of the Tiny House Northeast team.
Thursday April 27 at 1:30PM
You only have one birthday a year. But you have 364 UNBIRTHDAYS!
Join us as we read stories about birthdays, create a birthday hat, play birthday party games, and share a delicious unbirthday cake.
This program is for children aged 3-10 and their families.
Sign ups are required, so call the library, stop by, or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Chair Yoga with Meditation
Thursday May 2 at 3pm
Maggie Grace, registered Yoga Teacher, teaches this FREE class which is tailored to adults of all ages and anyone interested in learning these various stretches and strengthening postures. Participants move at their own pace and can do exercises while sitting in a chair or standing. The class will end with breathing techniques to relax the body and calm the mind.
Maggie has practiced yoga since 1977 and is certified through the Pathways Yoga System and registered with the National Yoga Alliance. Her journey to maintain a healthy lifestyle shows in her practice. Her instruction is gentle and can be applied to all levels of fitness and ability. Maggie is the owner & an instructor at the Yoga Room in Hampstead.
Chairs will be provided, just bring your healthy attitude! This class is one a many ongoing programs for adults at your library and meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3 PM from September to June.
Free Movie: La La Land
Wednesday May 3 at 1:30pm AND 7 pm
The featured presentation is La La Land. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.
Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
You have two opportunities to see the movie: 1:30 pm and 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
Coloring Club for Adults:Colors of Spring
Thursday May 4 from 2 to 4pm
Adults are invited to enjoy this meditative, relaxing and fun pastime.
the Library supplies all materials.
Teen Scene: Screen-free Week
Thursday May 4 at 6 PM
Preteens and teens in grades 5 and above are welcome to join us in celebrating Screen Free Week with a craft night!
We've got all the supplies you need, good friends, and good snacks. So kick back, relax, and make something cool with your own two hands and without the help of the internet.