Events and Programs
The bi-annual Holiday Auction will take place at The Granite Rose in November, 2013. If you are willing to help on a committee, contact Ruth Paul at 489-1978.
Freinds of the Hampstead Public Library
2013-2014 MEETING/PROGRAM CALENDAR
Please join us for the Friends of the Library free programs, held the second Tuesday of each month in the 2nd floor Meeting Room of the Hampstead Public Library at7 PM. Business meetings follow the programs; members are encouraged to attend the business meetings and make decisions on spending funds!
September 10, 2013 —“Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook” Bob Cottrell, accompanied by his dog, will tell us how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story and became the State Dog. This program is funded in part by the NH Humanities Council.
October 8, 2013 —“MSIM/nh”—ACT ONE presents this community discussion about blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury, based on and inspired by Kate Wenner’s brilliant play Make Sure It’s Me. This program has toured several NH libraries with actors performing scenes from the play and experts leading discussions about a situation that concerns us all. It is sure to be a memorable evening!
November 15, 2013 — Holiday Auction. This year’s auction will be at the Granite Rose and will include a full dinner, as well as silent auction, live auction, sports auction, balloon sales, and many more exciting events, including a free photo booth where you can have free pictures taken to preserve the memory of a special night! Tickets for the dinner are $35 per person, and may be bought at the library starting Sept. 3. Tables for 10 can be reserved. Don’t miss this evening of fun and early holiday shopping, while helping the Friends earn money for future great programs.
December 10, 2013 — “Holiday Music with Frank Paolini” Enter the holiday season with local musician Frank Paolini as he sings traditional songs, and new songs. This will be a relaxing, happy evening!
January 14, 2014 — “New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: the Romance and the Reality.” In this NH Humanities Council funded program, Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the schools which are revered in literature and lore, but were really beset with problems, some of which are echoed in today’s schools.
February 11, 2014 — “Rock Your Disability” Victoria Arlen, 2013 Special Olympics winner will talk about how she overcame her disability to become a winner. Be sure not to miss this inspiring program and meet one of New Hampshire’s real heroes.
March 11, 2014 — “Raised on Songs and Stories.” Paul Carroll, Irish Balladeer will entertain us with his singing, musical instruments, and stories. Sure to be a rollicking evening.
April 8, 2014 — “A Visit with Queen Victoria” In 1837 teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. She then ruled the country for 63 years, during which time she changed the world’s view of the monarchy and expanded its role in the world. Sally Mummey performs this living history program, accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert and royal heralds. This program is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
May 13, 2014 — Potluck supper. Bring a favorite dish to share. Enjoy socializing with Friends and be soothed by music piped to you via the library’s sound system, provided by the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library. Advance sign-up is required for this event; sign up at the front desk of the library.
Remember: Renew your membership now or sign up for the first time. Dues are only $5.00 per person. Small businesses may become Friends for $25, and corporate businesses can buy memberships at $100.
The biennial Holiday Auction at The Granite Rose on November 15, 2013 needs workers. If you are willing to help on a committee or on the night of the auction, contact Ruth Paul at 489‑1978.
The Friends’ Holiday House Tour to be held in December, 2014 is still looking for houses to show. If you are willing to open your house or know someone else who is willing, contact any member of the Friends or a Library staff member. Also, if you’re willing to help out hostessing, serving food, working on programs or any other kind of help during the tour, let us know.
For bargains on gently used clothing be sure to check out the Hollyhock Thrift Shop, open at the library on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. Help this major Friends of the Library fund-raiser by donating good used clothes.
If you enjoy the Friends monthly programs and want even more entertaining and informative evenings and afternoons out, consider the many programs offered by the Library. Pick up a brochure at the front desk, or watch the local papers, or get information from the library’s web site: www.hampsteadlibrary.org.