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Worms and Composting
Wednesday April 27 at 7 pm

SPRING READ event: Joan O’Connor of “Joan’s Famous Composting Worms” brings worms and teaches us about their life and their great usefulness when it comes to composting.

She’ll share tips and tricks of how to maintain a productive composting system with well fed worms. The result of which is rich, chemical-free fertilizer for your garden.

When she is not Worm Wrangling or entertaining people like us with workshops, Joan organizes Farmer’s Markets.

Violin Workshop
Monday May 2 at 7pm

Faculty of Let’s Play Music will present a workshop on the violin. They will play for us.

Then, attendees will learn about beginning violin techniques, what it takes to learn the violin, and will even have the opportunity to try one!

Try Chair Yoga!
Tuesday May 3 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.
Coloring Club for Adults: drop-in hours
Thursday May 5 from 2 to 4pm

Adults are invited to enjoy this meditative, relaxing and fun pastime.

The Library will supply materials, but you are also welcome to bring your own favorite coloring book and pencils, markers, etc.

Friends' Potluck Supper
Tuesday May 10 at 5:30pm

The Potluck Supper is the last Friends’ program of the season, and is held in the second floor meeting room of the Library.

In addition to good food and good conversation, the Friends will have a slide show with memories of Friends’ events.  Sign-up at the front desk in the Library to indicate what kind of dish you will bring. Or call the Library at 603/329-6411.

Movie Classics- Free Matinee
Wednesday May 11 at 1:30pm

The Library is hosting a monthly Classic Movie Matinee on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

THE THIN MAN stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. If you have never seen this movie before, you will want to see this fun screwball comedy/mystery.

Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to star Powell, but to Edward Ellis, playing the mean-spirited inventor who sets the plot in motion. The recently divorced Clyde Wynant (Ellis) discovers that his new girlfriend, Julia Wolf (Natalie Moorhead), has stolen 50,000 dollars and is carrying on with other men. Not long afterward, he disappears. Anxious to locate her father, Wynant' daughter, Dorothy (Maureen O'Sullivan), goes to private detective Nick Charles (William Powell) for help. Having just married the lovely and wealthy Nora (Myrna Loy), Nick has no desire to return to sleuthing, but the thrill-seeking Nora eagerly talks him into taking Dorothy's case. 

The film's strong suit is the quick and witty repartee between Nick and Nora Charles, and the wonderful chemistry between actors William Powell and Myrna Loy.

The story is based on the Dashiell Hammett novel The Thin Man.
Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome to this free program.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday May 18 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.


Free Movie Night: The Finest Hours
Thursday May 26 at 7pm
Bring snack and get comfortable in front of our big screen in the 2nd floor meeting room for our FREE movie night

MOVIE: The Finest Hours

This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.

Based on the book by New England author Michael Tougias

Runtime: 117 minutes
Rated PG-13

Call the Library for more information, 329-6411.