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Spring Read 2018: Hampstead Reads "Winnie the Pooh"

Hampstead Spring Read is coming in April. This year the featured book is Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the Hampstead Public Library.  Our Third Thursday Book Group will be discussing the book on April 19 at 1PM and anyone is welcome to join the discussion.
If you would like a copy to keep, over one hundred and forty free books will be distributed around town. This is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library, TD Bank, and Pentucket Bank. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HampsteadNHLibrary) where we’ll announce the precise day the books can be found at Bean Towne, Center Market, TD Bank, Pentucket Bank, Town Hall, and Hampstead Health and Fitness.
Pooh Bear related programs this spring include: a Family Movie Matinee of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh on Saturday April 21st at 11 am; a talk about Black Bear Happenings in NH on April 23rd at 7 pm; Winnie the Pooh crafts & stories on April 26th at 1:30 pm; and local beekeepers from Hampstead come and give a show-and-tell talk about Bees and Honey on April 30th at 7 pm.  Plus, we’ll have a super fun Teddy Bear/Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Friday May 4th, followed by a Pooh Bear Brunch on Saturday May 5th starting at 9:30 am. 

More details can be found below!


Winnie the Pooh Crafts and Stories
Thursday April 26 from 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Come celebrate Winnie the Pooh with crafts, stories, and snacks!

This family event is suitable for all toddlers, pre-school, and elementary school children with their family and friends.

Bees and Honey
Monday April 30 at 7PM

Marty and Gail London, owners of London Buzz Bees, an apiary in Hampstead NH, give a talk at the Library about Bees & Honey on Monday April 30th at 7 pm. They’ll discuss the current state of health for the bee population in the area, as well as uses for honey and honey products. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to examine a hive. All are welcome to this fascinating hands-on presentation about a very important insect.

Middle School Madness: Slime Science
Wednesday May 2 at 6 PM

Make slime!  Color changing slime!  Diaper slime!  Fluffy slime!  Slime!  Slime!  Slime!  


Scrabble Dabble
Thursday May 3 at 1PM

Come play Scrabble with others interested in the game!

If you have a Scrabble game at home, please bring it to be sure we have enough game boards.

We'll be meeting the first Thursday of every month at 1 pm, as long as there is interest.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!
Friday May 4 -Drop off Stuffed Animals before 6PM

Drop off your stuffed animal at the Library anytime on Friday, and it will have a fun sleepover at the Library with other stuffed animals.

The Librarians will take pictures to show you the fun the animals are having.

You can pick up your animal and pictures on Saturday morning -- and stay for the Pooh Bear Brunch where we'll have crafts, food, and activities.

Pooh Bear Brunch
Saturday May 5 at 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Come to a Beary Good Brunch featuring a silly ol' bear, pin the tail on Eeyore, Pooh exercise, food and more!


Friends of the Library Potluck Supper
Tuesday May 8 from 5:30 PM until 8 PM

The annual Potluck Supper for the Friends is always a wonderful evening to bring our season to a close.  Bring a favorite dish to share and watch our slide show from past performances.  Sign-up sheet is posted at the Library Main Desk. 

Please join us!

Free Movie: The Greatest Showman
Wednesday May 9 at 1:30PM

The featured movie, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Hugh Jackman stars in this entertaining musical.

Rated PG
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes

Monthly Tea Party: Celebrate Mothers
Friday May 11 at 2PM
Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

The Library continues its series of monthly Teas. It's a great opportunity to come together in a warm communal atmosphere for tea* and conversation.

In May, the conversation is about our mothers.  Attendees are invited to share stories of their mother. You can also bring a photo to display and/or email a digital photo to Janet at jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org and it will be put in a slideshow which will run during the event.

Naturally, you are also welcome to bring your mother!

*In a potluck style format, we encourage attendees to bring a dessert, snack, fruit, or sandwiches to share with others.
Please register in advance, and let us know what you will be bringing.
Call 603/329-6411 or email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org
Ukelele Workshop
Saturday May 12 at 10AM

Have you ever wanted to learn the ukulele? This instrument is among the easiest to learn and fun to play, making it a popular choice for all ages! You will come away from this hands-on, 45-minute workshop knowing basic chord forms and everything you need to know to play some simple two to three chord songs. Dazzle your friends, family and yourself with your new found musical talent. If you already have a ukulele, feel free to bring it. If not, we’ll have several on hand for you to try.

This workshop is provided free of charge by Let’s Play Music as part of their outreach initiative to build music appreciation and literacy in the community. Let’s Play Music offers a full array of programming including private lessons, rock bands, choral groups and community performances in Derry, Manchester, Hooksett and Salem NH. For more info visit letsplaymusic.com.

Your presenter will be Let’s Play Music’s guitar department chair, Daniel Saunders. Daniel is a published musician and former professor at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Basic PowerPoint Class
Wednesday May 16 at 2 PM

You have probably seen Microsoft PowerPoint in the library, as it runs on a TV near the desk, keeping you up to date with current library events. Have you ever wanted to set up your own slideshow for a presentation or pictures? Learn the basics of using PowerPoint, in this hands-on class!

Please register in advance at the Library's front desk, or call 603/329-6411, or email: circulation@hampstead.lib.nh.us

Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday May 16 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.