Details of Special Events at the Library
- Click on Adult Programs or Ongoing Kids' Programs for information on the recurring programs at the library.
Family Movie Matinee: Interactive "Hocus Pocus"
Saturday October 21 at 10:30 AM
Watch the Halloween classic movie Hocus Pocus while interacting with the film.
Eat candy, have a crazy dance party, wave glow sticks and more.
Advance sign up is required for this program.
1 hr 36 min
Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday Oct 24 from 10 to 10:30 AM
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.
Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us
Tuesday Oct 24 at 7 PM
On first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically and logically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other cases against women in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Presented by Margo Burns
Margo Burns is the 10th-generation great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft. She is the project manager and an associate editor of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press. This work is the definitive collection of transcriptions of the legal records of the episode. Burns is also a life-long fan of cartoons, cutting her teeth on Popeye and Yogi Bear on Saturday mornings as a child, then formally studying animation for two years in the Rhode Island School of Design's Continuing Education Program as an adult. She has been leading computer animation projects with middle and high school students since 2001 at UNH's Tech Camp in Durham, where each crew makes a complete film in a week. Burns currently works at St. Paul's School, as the Director of The Language Center, where she is also the adviser to a student club, the International Lunchtime Animation Festival (iLAF), which taps her personal library of animation of over 750 titles.
Monster Mash Party
Saturday Oct 28 at 12PM
Join us for Halloween crafts, stories, games, and fun! Costumes welcome!
Celebrate Your Library's Award!
Saturday Oct 28 from 2 to 4PM After Hours
Middle School Madness: Halloween Science
Wednesday Nov 1 at 6PM
Preteens and Teens in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for this Middle School Madness event!
Who says Halloween is over?
Get your mad science on as we learn some creepy Halloween science. Conduct experimentation on leftover Halloween candy and stir up your own gooey, bouncy slime.
Sign ups are required for this event, so e-mail, call, or stop by the library to get your name on the list!
Thursday Nov 2 at 1PM
Come play Scrabble with others interested in the game!
If you have a Scrabble game at home, please bring it.
It may be needed.
We'll be meeting the first Thursday of every month at 1 pm, as long as there is interest.
Chair Yoga with Meditation
Tuesday November 7 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: Layer Upon Layer- Women's Clothing in the Civil War
Tuesday Nov 14 at 7PM
Have you ever wondered how in the world ladies dressed in the “Era of the Hoop?” This presentation and demonstration will answer all your questions and more about the way in which women dressed during the time of the American Civil War, 1861-1865.
Elizabeth Hallett & Aileen Kelly will demonstrate exactly how the women dressed layer upon layer.
FREE Ukulele Lesson
Saturday Nov 18 at 10 AM
Come to a free Ukulele Lesson!
This miniature four-stringed instrument was first introduced to Hawaii in the late 1800’s by Portuguese immigrants. The ukulele’s popularity has risen and fallen over the years, and is currently riding a new wave of popularity. The very talented Daniel from Let’s Play Music conducts this beginner class. Learn the basics or build on what you already know.
Instruments are provided or you can bring your own. All ages are welcome to participate in this fun multigenerational class.