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Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants
Saturday September 23 at 10:30 AM

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Based on the wildly popular kids' books, this movie will be sure to entertain the whole family.

Rated PG
1 hour 29 mins

Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday Sept 26 from 10 to 10:30 AM
Due to popular demand, the Library has added a second Music and Movement class to each month.

Starting September 12, the class will be on every other Tuesday at 10am. This free class is for toddlers and preschoolers, age one to five, with their caregivers. Explore a variety of songs, dances, and instruments.

The program is designed to engage children with music, while improving their fine and gross motor skills and thereby developing both mind and body. No registration necessary. 


Advanced Retirement Planning
Tuesday Sept 26 at 2 PM and at 6:30 PM
The Society for Financial Awareness presents a free Advanced Retirement Planning Strategies Workshop at the Library. 

Register in advance for the 2pm or 6:30pm session.  Attendees will learn about wills versus trusts, how to avoid probate, Durable Power of Attorney, HIPPA compliant Medical Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, how to protect real estate from nursing home liens, Medicaid rules for nursing homes, annuities, pension payout, and Social Security rule changes.

This is an educational workshop. The presenters are not attorneys and do not provide legal advice. To register for this free workshop, call the Library at 603/329-6411.  

Excel Class #3: Build a better Spreadsheet with Borders, Pictures, and Charts
Wednesday Sept 27 at 2PM

Michelle, our resident Excel expert, will guide you through more advanced concepts like Borders and Fills, Cell Styles, Clear Formats, as well as Pictures, Shapes, Icons and Charts. 

Class space is limited to 6 so please register in advance. Laptops will be provided. 

Chair Yoga with Meditation
Tuesday October 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.

Friends' Program: Hangings, Witches and Strangers
Tuesday October 10 at 7PM

Retired Portsmouth police chief David (Lou) Ferland tells us about facts and fiction before the Salem witches trials, how crime evolved in the New Hampshire area and what forms of punishment developed.  Men, women and children faced expulsion from their town for crimes as minor as theft. 

 Most New Englanders have likely heard of the Salem Witch Trials – a particularly notorious episode in colonial Massachusetts that resulted in the executions of 20 people for suspected witchcraft in 1692 and 1693. Less widely known is that over three decades earlier, Portsmouth, N.H. had its own witch hunt chapter.