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Details of Special Events at the Library

Mini Health Fair
Thursday September 3 from 9am- 12pm
The Hampstead Senior Drop-In Center hosts a Mini Health Fair at the  Library on Thursday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Pharmacists from Walgreens and Hannaford will conduct a “Brown Bag” program in which seniors can bring their prescriptions, and the pharmacists will review the medicines for interactions and other information. They will also offer pneumonia and flu shots. Shots may be covered by insurance, so seniors should bring their insurance cards.

Members of the Hampstead Fire Department will be present at the Fair to conduct a Blood Pressure Clinic. In addition, they will bring Vial of Life kits which help seniors assemble a quick reference of their medical information. The kit is kept at home in an easy access place and it can assist emergency responders in administering proper treatment.

The Mini Health Fair for senior citizens is free* and open to the public. Juice, coffee, cereal, baked goods and other refreshments will be available. [There may be a charge for shots.]

The Hampstead Senior Drop-In Center is open every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Library, 9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead NH. Phone: 603-329-6411.  All are welcome to join this social group.

Friends' Program: Former New England Patriot Max Lane
Tuesday September 8 at 7pm

The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library welcome New England Patriots alumnus, Max Lane, on Tuesday September 8 at 7pm to their season opening program.

Lane will talk about his eight years of playing on the offensive line for the team.  He was a starter for the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Lane lives in Massachusetts where he works in real estate and is active with the NFPLA Retired Players. He also works as a fundraiser and coaches young linemen at camps around New England. 

Bring the whole family and find out more about pro-football from an outstanding former player.  The program is free and open to the public. 

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday Sept 9 from 4-5:30PM

The Library is having an open Tech Tutoring session so bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices.

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


Mock S.A.T. test for High school Students
Saturday September 19 at 9am until 1pm
The Library hosts a free mock S.A.T. for high school students. It is recommended for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want tips and practice to improve their performance on the actual S.A.T. 

Proctored by Sylvan Learning, this mock test has timed sections in mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Advance registration is required; call the Library 329-6411 or email You do not have to be a Hampstead resident to attend.  

Results will be available on September 23 from 6pm until 7:30pm, where advisors from Sylvan will go over some methods to improve scores, and if time is available, give some specific guidance for individuals.

Brian Hikes Home: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail
**EVENT Rescheduled ** September 22 from 7 to 8pm

Brian FerschBrian had a change in plans and cannot come visit us in August but will be sharing his story September 22.

From February 2014 to September 2014, Brian Fersch thru-hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, a journey of over 2185 miles.

Though filled with physical and mental challenges at every turn, hiking the Appalachian Trail is more a lesson in discovering the natural world, friendship, acceptance, and humanity. Brian will provide a brief overview of the Trail, share some great photos, and discuss these lessons and stories.

There will also be time for Q&A.