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Details of Special Events at the Library
Keyboard Workshop
Saturday March 25 at 10 AM

Jay from Let’s Play Music gives a free one-hour Keyboard Workshop at Library. He discusses musical styles that feature this instrument. He demonstrates, teaches, and invites students to play. Keyboards are provided.

Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday March 28 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.


Family Movie Matinee: Sing
Saturday April 1 at 11AM

Join us for a fmaily movie matinee! A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine. 

All are welcome to join us for this free movie! 

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 and TD 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 starting the last week in March.

Chair Yoga with Meditation
Thursday April 4 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.

Spring Read Event: Animals in the Wild with Rick "Mooseman" Libbey
Tuesday April 4 at 7 pm

The 2017 Spring Read series of events, inspired by the book Little House in the Big Woods, kicks-off with a slideshow presentation by Rick “Mooseman” Libbey. Rick is a New Hampshire photographer who goes to great lengths to get fantastic photos of moose, bears, owls, and more. At this program, Rick tells us about his adventures and gives us a window into the wild.

Coloring Club for Adults:Colors of Spring
Thursday April 6 from 2 to 4pm

Adults are invited to enjoy this meditative, relaxing and fun pastime.
Come and relax, chat, and color ...
the Library supplies all materials.

Think Spring!


Teen Scene: Fantastic Beasts
Thursday April 6 at 5:30 PM

Students in grades 5 and above are invited to join us in watching the new release movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The movie starts promptly at 5:30pm and will finish around 7:45.  Popcorn and juice will be served.

Friends' Program: A Short Course on Islam for Non-Muslims
Tuesday April 11 at 7PM

Dr. Charles A. Kennedy gives the presentation "A Short Course on Islam for Non-Muslims" at the Library. The foundation of Western civilization rests on three monotheistic faiths - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The interaction between and among these systems of belief continues to impact events in daily life and politics on the world stage. Following an outline of Islamic beliefs and practices by Charles Kennedy, discussion turns to how Islam is practiced in the United States.  

This program is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities.

Charles Kennedy earned a PhD from Yale University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures. He is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Kennedy has published widely on the subject of the Bible and early Christian life and taught adult-education classes at Colby-Sawyer College on such varied topics as Islam, religions in America, and vaudeville. Kennedy is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments provided.

"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 kthomas@hampstead.lib.nh.us.