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Downton Abbey Style Tea and Etiquette
Friday February 24 at 2:30PM

The Library hosts a Downton Abbey Tea and Etiquette event with Tea expert Lynda Simmons. She will discuss the history of tea, Edwardian times and table manners, brewing a perfect “cuppa”, and how to prepare for a tea gathering.

Feel free to wear your hat and gloves. 

Please sign-up in advance. Call 603/329-6411 or email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org

Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday February 28 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.


Teen Scene: Silent Library
Thursday March 2 at 6 PM

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

Remember to sign up so we have enough challenges for everyone.

See you there!

Documentary Film: Alice's Ordinary People
Saturday March 4 at 1PM

Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary DVD about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.  Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. And her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. 

The film's creator, Craig Dudnick, will give an introduction to this film and speak of the circumstances in Chicago which drew Alice to the Civil Rights Movement.  There will be time for discussion after the screening.

Fake News: What's the Real Story?
Monday March 6 at 7PM

The wave of 'fake news' that flooded Facebook and other social media during this year's election campaign was a wakeup call. Big changes have overtaken the way we get news in the United States, and how it is produced. These changes have given us the opportunity to be better informed. They also require us to be more careful consumers, so we can recognize distortion, propaganda and outright lies.
Join a nonpartisan discussion with White House press veteran Randall Mikkelsen, a managing editor at Thomson Reuters, on how to understand what we are getting in the social-media driven news landscape and how to tell the real from the fake.  
Randall Mikkelsen has worked as a financial and political journalist with Thomson Reuters since he joined Reuters in 1988. He has covered many of the major stories of the era, including the fall of the Soviet Union, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the war on terrorism and the financial crisis.Randall was a front-row member of the White House press corps for nearly seven years. He also covered the Justice Department, CIA and other agencies in Washington and served postings in Philadelphia and Stockholm, Sweden. As a desk editor in Washington he handled major stories from around the globe.He has won awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Randall has lived in Plaistow since 2009. He founded the Friends of Education at Timberlane page on Facebook and writes press releases as a volunteer for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth.
This event is free and open to the public.


Chair Yoga with Meditation
Thursday March 7 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.

Free Movie: Inferno
Wednesday March 8 at 1:30PM AND 7PM

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 7pm.
Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of the best-selling novel Inferno by Dan Brown. This time out, Langdon teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to unravel a mystery involving Dante's The Divine Comedy and stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon.

Runtime: 2 hour 1 min
Rating: PG-13
Coloring Club for Adults: Luck o' the Library
Thursday March 9 from 2 to 4pm

Adults are invited to enjoy this meditative, relaxing and fun pastime.
Come and relax, chat, and color ...
the Library supplies all materials. This month we'll feature St. Patrick's Day inspired coloring sheets and cards, as well as a selection of other coloring materials.


Family Movie Matinee: Moana
Sat March 11 at 10:30AM

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Whiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Whiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

rated PG  runtime: 
Friends' Program: Irish Step Dancers
Tuesday March 14 at 7 pm

Irish Step Dancers

In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, come and see the Murray Academy of Irish Dance, a local group of talented youngsters, who will perform the intricate and lively Irish step dancing which is taking the world by storm.

This program is free and open to the public.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday Mar 15 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.