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Make an Appointment for Tech Help
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday evenings

Would you like tips for using your new device? Or tips for downloading free eBooks? Your public library is the place to go! Tech Librarian Kate Thomas continues her series of technology help appointments at the Library. 

Call or email to make an appointment to get help with your own device or borrow one of the Library’s. Remember to bring your usernames and passwords.  Bring your questions and Kate will do her best to provide answers. 

For more information, call 603-329-6411 or email circulation@hampstead.lib.nh.us

Open House for Artist Chester Butcher
Saturday November 16 from 12PM - 2PM

Local artist Chester Butcher invites the public to an Open House for the exhibition of his paintings. His work will be at the Library through the end of December.

Chester (Chet) Butcher has always loved doing art, even as a kid. He has used oils, colored pencils, charcoal, graphite and pastels. Currently, he prefers to work in pastels. He especially enjoys doing portraits of people and animals. Chet likes to spend time learning to perfect his art at DeClerck Gallery with his art coach Nicole DeClerck.  

Please visit and meet the artist and view his wonderful exhibition.

Google Sheets Class
Wednesday November 20 at 2PM

Google Sheets is a free and cloud based alternative to Microsoft Excel. Librarian Michelle will teach you the basics to get started with this handy spreadsheet tool. It’s perfect for keeping track of address lists, household accounts, project lists, etc. 

Participants should have a Google account to access this program.* 

The Library supplies computers for class participants to use.  This class is free and open to the public. 

Register in advance; click HERE.

*If you need help setting up a Google account, please visit the library prior to the class and ask for assistance.
Thanksgiving Afternoon
Wednesday November 27, 2019 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Take a break from cooking and come to the library for this special Thanksgiving program for elementary and preschool children.

Listen to Thanksgiving stories, make your own pumpkin pie in a cup snack, and make a Thanksgiving craft.

Sign up by clicking HERE.

Chair Yoga for Teens and Adults Returns!
Tuesday December 3 at 3PM

Middle School Cupcake Wars
Wednesday December 4 at 6 PM

For grades 5-8.

Each competitor will design and decorate a cupcake masterpiece based on a mystery theme.  After the creations are finished, the competitors will become the judges and vote on their favorites!

Sign up is required for this event.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Friends Present: English Handbell Choir from Pelham's First Congregational Church
Tuesday December 10 at 7PM

Back by popular demand, the English Handbell Choir from the First Congregational Church of Pelham will delight the audience with their selection of holiday music. Don’t miss this wonderful musical interlude for the winter holiday season!

Movie Matinee: Blinded by the Light
Wednesday December 11 at 1:30PM

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs.

“Blinded by the Light” tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “the Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, “Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.

Rated PG-13
117 minutes

Lego Challenge for K-4
Wednesday December 11 at 3:30PM

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a Lego building challenge centered around a different mystery theme each month! 

For students in grades K-4. 

Sign up is required each month and spaces are limited.  The sign up link will be posted one month before each session in our calendar.

Community Tea with Nicole from Spice and Tea Exchange
Friday December 13 at 2PM

Community Tea gatherings present a terrific opportunity for women and men to come together for tea, refreshments, and congenial conversation.

The special guest speaker on December 13, is Nicole Gagliardi, owner of The Spice & Tea Exchange in Portsmouth. Nicole will bring two samples of tea and will discuss their unique properties and benefits, as well as the role of tea in Chinese herbalism.

Attendees are asked to please bring a bit of food to share with others, either fruit, a baked good, or tea-sandwich.

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE by calling the Library or