Events

Mon, 06/27 - 10:00am - 11:00am
In a program best for early learners, our friends from the Seacoast Science Center will be visiting us. An SSC Naturalist will bring unique ocean-themed activity stations right to the library that align with the summer 2022 reading theme: Oceans of... Read More
Tue, 06/28 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
David Treat, head of the Hampstead Conservation Commission, will lead us on a guided walk of the West Road Conservation Area. We will meet at the West Road parking lot and will walk for approximately one hour, so wear comfy clothes and your walking... Read More
Wed, 06/29 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kick off summer reading with great books and delicious pizza!  This program for teens entering grades 5 through 12 will be hosted by Hampstead Middle School Librarian Mrs. Connors and HPL Youth Services Librarian Jennifer MacLeod.  We will discuss... Read More
Thu, 06/30 - 10:00am - 10:45am
This program takes place at Hampstead Central School. In cooperation with the Hampstead Recreation Department, join us at the Hampstead Central School for Jungle Jim of Boston's all-new Splash... Read More
Mon, 07/04 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Independence Day- Library Closed
Tue, 07/05 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
A crypex was discovered in a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean, and a six letter password is required to open it. Stop by the front desk for instructions, and follow the clues to discover the six letters to unlock the puzzle. Win a prize and... Read More
Wed, 07/06 - 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Calling all teens to join the new Hampstead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! TAB members will help to plan teen events and give input and suggestions for book purchasing for teens.  Make your voice heard! Sign up... Read More
Wed, 07/06 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Attention teens!  Do you like to draw?  Do you like to make up stories?  Did you ever want to make your own comics? Join cartoonist, musician, teacher, and author Marek Bennett for his 1-day Comics Workshop. Marek will guide attendees through... Read More
Thu, 07/07 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Calling all elementary school-aged LEGO® enthusiasts!  Are you up to the challenge?  You will have 50 minutes to build a sea creature (and 10 minutes to clean up.)  It can be realistic or imainary. Every child who builds a sea creature will enter... Read More
Fri, 07/08 - 10:00am - 11:45am
Join us for a Marine Movie Morning!  Families can take a break from the heat and view an ocean-themed movie upstairs!        
Fri, 07/08 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Come enjoy a throwback screening of SPLASH on the big screen! This 1984 classic fantasy romantic comedy stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, and is directed by Ron Howard. Movie is about a man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a... Read More
Sat, 07/09 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 PM. The group is comprised of mainly knitters and spinners (who create their own yarn on spinning wheels); however, all needleworkers are welcome to join. This is a place to relax and... Read More
Mon, 07/11 - 9:30am - 10:15am
Join us for a 4-week session of Outdoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 9:30AM.  This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us on the lawn! This program is designed for 3-6 year... Read More
Mon, 07/11 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Join us for a 4-week session of indoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 11:00AM in our newly-renovated program room! This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us! This program is... Read More
Tue, 07/12 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose on the Loose is back for summer reading!  This program is best for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.   We will be holding this program outdoors on Tuesdays as long as the weather allows. ... Read More
Tue, 07/12 - 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room in Hampstead leads us in a Chair Yoga class, in which we practice strengthening, stretching, and meditative breathing exercises. Please register in advance so we can plan the space.Click... Read More
Tue, 07/12 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Billions of bubbles!  This STEM program for our Elementary-aged crowd will give kids the opportunity to experiment with bubbles.  We will make our own bubble solutions and bubble wands and learn how to create bubble snakes.  We will experiment and... Read More
Wed, 07/13 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The UNH Marine Docents program is coming to HPL to teach our young scientists about whales and seals with hands-on learning fun! We will investigate questions like: How do marine mammals stay warm? How big are they? How do they eat?  We will explore... Read More
Wed, 07/13 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling middle and high school students!  Join us every other Wednesday for teen game night!  The library has a variety of games available, or feel free to bring your own from home.  Grades 5 and up. 
Thu, 07/14 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gather in the meeting room to view a moderated conversation with bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne, creator of the beloved Magic Tree House series! The author will also be giving a special reading and will answer audience questions.    
Fri, 07/15 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Bagels! Bingo! Together for one fun morning.  Stop by for delicious bagels and a couple games of bingo, plus coffee and tea. In addition to getting a raffle ticket just for attending, the first person to get Bingo wins a prize! No RSVP necessary. 
Sat, 07/16 - 10:00am - 11:30am
This project is for kids, teens, and adults (At least 8 years old, please.) Try your hand at hydro-dipping for beginners on the library lawn!  Attendees will add spray paint to water to create a unique pattern, then dip their canvas into the paint... Read More
Sat, 07/16 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Award-winning science writer, Nancy Castaldo, will discuss her new book When the World Runs Dry: Earth’s Water in Crisis. There is a chapter about Hampstead and the water issue on North Main Street in this book.  What do you do if... Read More
Mon, 07/18 - 9:30am - 10:15am
Join us for a 4-week session of Outdoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 9:30AM.  This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us on the lawn! This program is designed for 3-6 year... Read More
Mon, 07/18 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Join us for a 4-week session of indoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 11:00AM in our newly-renovated program room! This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us! This program is... Read More
Mon, 07/18 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
What’s a Women’s Circle? A women’s circle is a welcoming, safe, supportive and revered space for women to come together to be heard and seen. Women throughout history have gathered in circles to empower, support, and share wisdom with each other.... Read More
Tue, 07/19 - 9:15am - 9:45am
Mother Goose on the Loose is back for summer reading!  This program is best for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.   We will be holding this program outdoors on Tuesdays as long as the weather allows. ... Read More
Tue, 07/19 - 10:00am - 11:00am
This program takes place at Hampstead Central School. In cooperation with the Hampstead Recreation Department, join us at the Hampstead Central School for Showtime Steve! Dubbed as “The Human Variety Show,” Showtime Steve is a one-... Read More
Tue, 07/19 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Board of Trustees has a regular meeting schedule of the third Tuesday of each month at ... Read More
Tue, 07/19 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come chat with crewmembers of the EV Nautilus in this ship-to-shore video meeting! Interact in person on the big screen at the library or join from home via Zoom. If joining from home, please RSVP: ... Read More
Wed, 07/20 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The HPL Teen Advisory Board is calling all teens (entering grades 5 and up in the fall) to join us on the lawn for Water Wars!   What to bring?  Squirters or water guns, and a towel, we promise you will want that when this is all done! Activities... Read More
Wed, 07/20 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling middle and high school students!  Join us  for teen art night!  We supply materials, you bring the ideas. Feel free to bring a project you've been working on or start something new.  Grades 5 and up. 
Thu, 07/21 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Third Thursday Book Club discusses ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman.  Copies of the book are available to borrow. All readers are welcome to the discussion. New members are welcome. Description:"Move over, Ove (in Fredrik... Read More
Fri, 07/22 - 9:00am - 9:00am
Looking for a fun summer project?  Pick up a Yellow Submarine Take and Make kit!  Want to know the best part?  They really float! Kits will be available beginning July 22nd.  To reserve one, click HERE... Read More
Fri, 07/22 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Come watch CODA, this year's Oscar winner for Best Picture on the big screen! In addition to Best Picture, the movie also won Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. This movie is not available on DVD and is only available with a... Read More
Sat, 07/23 - 9:30am - 1:00pm
Stitched with Love charitable quilt sewers meet to create items for groups of people (or animals) in need.  The  group meets at the Library on the third Saturday morning of each month.  Set up starts at 9:30 am, and the meeting ends by 1 pm. This... Read More
Mon, 07/25 - 9:30am - 10:15am
Join us for a 4-week session of Outdoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 9:30AM.  This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us on the lawn! This program is designed for 3-6 year... Read More
Mon, 07/25 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Join us for a 4-week session of indoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 11:00AM in our newly-renovated program room! This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us! This program is... Read More
Mon, 07/25 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
UNH SeaSpeak Marine Docent Skill Small will present on Bioluminescence, the incredible light emitted by deep-sea fish and other marine organisms. Did you know that in the depths of the ocean where sunlight doesn't penetrate, most organisms produce... Read More
Tue, 07/26 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose on the Loose is back for summer reading!  This program is best for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.   We will be holding this program outdoors on Tuesdays as long as the weather allows. ... Read More
Tue, 07/26 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Our friends at Wildlife Encounters Ecology and Wellness Center will return this year with a selection of live animals to educate and delight you!   Wildlife Encounters' live-animal outreach programs are educational, interactive, and fun! This... Read More
Wed, 07/27 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Calling middle and high school students!  Join us  for teen movie night!   Grades 5 and up.  Snacks provided!        
Fri, 07/29 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Come and create a beachy necklace inspired by a sand dollar. Instructions and supplies will be provided, and all level of crafters are welcome! No RSVP needed.     
Sat, 07/30 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Details forthcoming! 
Mon, 08/01 - 9:30am - 10:15am
Join us for a 4-week session of Outdoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 9:30AM.  This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us on the lawn! This program is designed for 3-6 year... Read More
Mon, 08/01 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Join us for a 4-week session of indoor Story Time on Mondays July 11th-August 1st  at 11:00AM in our newly-renovated program room! This Story Time session will feature ocean-themed stories and crafts!  Sing, move and read with us! This program is... Read More
Tue, 08/02 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose on the Loose is back for summer reading!  This program is best for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome to attend.   We will be holding this program outdoors on Tuesdays as long as the weather allows. ... Read More
Tue, 08/02 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
A crypex was discovered in a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean, and a six letter password is required to open it. Stop by the front desk for instructions, and follow the clues to discover the six letters to unlock the puzzle. Win a prize and... Read More
Tue, 08/02 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
We will have games for all ages set up throughout and outside the library! From cornhole on the front lawn to Wii bowling upstairs on the big screen, there's a game for everyone! This program is open to all ages. 
Wed, 08/03 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling middle and high school students!  Join us every other Wednesday for teen game night!  The library has a variety of games available, or feel free to bring your own from home.  Grades 5 and up. 

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