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Holiday Bedtime Stories
Thursday Dec 8 at 6:30 pm

Wear your favorite comfy pajamas and join us as we share a few favorite holiday books, sing seasonal songs, and make a craft to take home.

This is a great opportunity for families to share some quality time during this hectic season.
No sign ups are required for this program-- just show up!  

This program will be most appropriate for children aged 10 and under, however all are welcome to join us.

Friends' Program: US Customs K9 Demo
Tuesday Dec 13 at 7 pm

The Canine Training Program is a critical part of the Department of Homeland Security. It trains canine instructors and handlers, as well as the dogs that are taught to detect humans and controlled substances. A U.S. Customs & Border Protection Department officer, accompanied by a canine officer, will describe this largest and most diverse law enforcement program in the country.

This event is free and open to the public.

Free Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins
Wednesday Dec 14 at 1:30PM AND 6:30

This Month we host TWO times to enjoy a FREE movie at your library. Join us for the Matinee at 1:30 pm and the evening show at 6:30 pm.

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 110 minutes
Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday Dec 20 from 10 to 10:30 AM
Music and Movement is a lively and noisy program for toddlers and preschoolers aged 1-5 and their caregivers.  

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of each month as we explore a variety of songs, dances, and instruments while finding new ways to move our bodies. 

This program is designed to engage children and get them excited about music, improve their fine and gross motor skills through movement, and spark their creativity while supporting the development of their mind and body.


"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday Dec 21 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.

Spin the Dreidel!
Wednesday Dec 28 at 2pm

Children in grades 1-8 are invited to try their hand at this traditional Hanukkah game.

Come learn the game, play, and win prizes.

Kids' New Year's at Noon
Saturday Dec 31 at 11:30 - 12:30

Hey kids!  Can't stay up until midnight this year?  Want to celebrate twice?

Come ring in the new year early with our first ever Kids' New Year's Eve at Noon celebration!

Make a party hat, play games and listen to a story before we countdown to noon for New Years 2017!

Teen Scene: White Elephant Book Exchange
Thursday January 5 at 6 PM

This is a 1st Thursday Teen Scene event for preteens and teens in grades 5+.

Alzheimer's Cafe
Thursday January 12 from 12 to 1pm


The Alzheimer's Café happens on the second Thursday of each month from 12noon to 1pm.

This Cafe is a welcoming place where people living with dementia, along with their caregivers and family members, can come together for a casual social gathering each month. Spend time enjoying interesting conversation with new friends who are experiencing similar circumstances.

Refreshments served. It is facilitated by Serenity Senior Care/Right at Home of Seacoast NH. For further information, contact Lisa or Elaine at 603/819-4599 or elaine@rahseacoastnh.com.

Chair Yoga with Meditation
Tuesday February 7 at 3pm
January's Yoga class has been CANCELLED. See you in February!

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.