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Details of Special Events at the Library
- Click on Adult Programs or Ongoing Kids' Programs for information on the recurring programs at the library.
Annual BOOK SALE
August 26-27 for Hampstead Card Holders - August 29- September 3 for Public
Chair Yoga and Meditation
Tuesday September 6 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.
Thursday Sept 8 from 12 to 1pm
New at the Library: 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 email@example.com.
Coloring Club for Adults: drop-in hours
Thursday Sept 8 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.
Mock S.A.T. test for High school Students
Saturday September 10 at 9am until 1:30pm
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 P.S.A.T. and the S.A.T.
Proctored by Sylvan Learning, this mock test has timed sections in mathematics, critical reading, and writing. The National Testing Service has redesigned the S.A.T., so this practice can be very helpful in navigating the new timing, scoring, and structure.
Class size is limited. Advance registration is required; call the Library at 603-329-6411 or email ProgramsHPL@gmail.com to sign-up. This is a no risk, no obligation, no cost practice. You do not have to be a Hampstead resident to attend.
Free Movie Matinee: What's Up Doc?
Wednesday Sept 14th at 1:30pm
The Library is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
With Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby (1938) as his blueprint, Peter Bogdanovich resurrected and paid homage to 1930s screwball comedy in What's Up, Doc? (1972). When wacky co-ed Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand, in the Katharine Hepburn part) spies nebbishy musicologist Howard Bannister (Ryan O'Neal in bespectacled Cary Grant mode) in a San Francisco hotel lobby, she decides that Howard and his precious igneous rocks are right up her alley. Too bad Howard already has a fiancée.
Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome to this free program.
Artist Reception for Elizabeth Benson
Sat Sept 17 at 12 - 2 pm
Painter Elizabeth Benson will have an opening reception to share her work.
She tends to work with oil paint and draws much of her inspiration from woodland and ocean shores throughout New England. Her attention to detail is revealed in the brushstrokes of lush landscapes and energy charged atmospheres.
Join us to meet Elizabeth!