Hours / Directions / Map

Details of Special Events at the Library
Family Movie Night: Air Bud!
Wednesday July 6 from 6 to 8 PM

Don your PJs, grab your pillow, and bring the whole family to watch this heart-warming tale of the new boy in town and his all-star pooch.

Coloring Club for Adults: drop-in hours
Thursday July 7 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.

No Fret Cooking
Tuesday July 12 at 7PM

Marilynn Carter, author of the healthy cookbook No Fret Cooking, gives a presentation and demo, showing how to make healthy no-fuss dishes with common ingredients. She’ll provide samples for tasting.

No Fret Cooking is accompanied by the music of Steve Carter, a former Berklee College Music teacher.  There will be time for Q&A, plus a book signing.

Please register in advance so that we can be sure to have enough samples. Call 603/329-6411 or email Jarden@hampsteadlibrary.org.

Health for Heroes
Wed July 13 from 2 to 3 PM

Please consider donating items to be sent to the 83rd Rescue Squadron stationed in Turkey and Afghanistan.  We will be packing items into boxes on July 13th at 2pm.  Donations must be received by that time to make it over there this summer. 

All are welcome to join us in packing boxes.  There will be another event in Oct. or Nov. for winter supplies.
Our focus for this shipment is keeping our troops healthy.  Here are some suggested donations in a PDF file
Donations List

Alzheimer's Cafe
Thursday July 14 from 12 to 1pm

New at the LibraryThe 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.
Ninja Training
Thursday July 14 from 2 to 3PM

Black Belt instructor Darryl Brazee of Shinobi Martial Arts will give us a lesson in the art of Ninja.  Learn about fitness and personal safety while mastering some sneaky Ninja evasion techniques.

Babysitting Class
Tues July 19 10 am to 3 pm

McGregor EMS will teach CPR, first aid, and babysitting techniques. 

The class is for students ages 11 and up. The cost is $40. Students will need to bring a lunch.

 Register for this class at www.cprsafe.org.

Get Out and Play
Tuesday July 19 from 1 to 2pm

Put down your electronics and play some summer lawn games in front of the library.

  Have a freeze pop and enjoy being outside!

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday July 20 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.


Debbie O'Carroll at Hampstead Central School
Thursday July 21 from 10 to 11 AM

Join us at Hampstead Central School for a Fun and Games Magic  Show! 

Be amazed and participate in the magic with balls, hula hoops, jump ropes and  playground games!

Summer Book Club: Pizza and Pages
Thurs July 21 at 6 to 7:30pm

Join Mrs. Griffin for a fun reading group enhanced by glorious pizza! Meet fellow middle school readers, discuss your favorite books, and enjoy some delectable pizza.  

Sign up is required for this event.  We wouldn't want to run out of pizza.  That would be a tragedy.

Fuel Your Body, Fuel Your Mind
Monday July 25 from 2 to 3 PM

Come learn how to keep your mind and body strong with the food you eat.

Fuel your body and your mind as we make and eat a healthy snack.

Oh the Places You Can Go! Biking in NH
Monday July 25 at 7PM

New Hampshire is filled with fun trails for bicycle enthusiasts.  Dave Topham from the Granite State Wheelmen helps us learn more about on-road recreational cycling in the area, when he gives a talk at the Hampstead Public Library on Monday July 25 at 7 pm.  In addition to telling us about great places to go, Dave will give us updates on the rail trails through the state. Plus, he’ll share tips and tricks to make your biking adventure more enjoyable and safer.  Whether you are an individual looking for a challenge or a family looking for a fun place to ride your bikes, you’ll enjoy this presentation.
Dave Topham has been involved with the Granite State Wheelmen – an active adult recreational bicycling club -- since its founding in 1971.  He is a nationally certified bicycling instructor, and he has taught educational classes for all ages, from children at school to adult corporate groups.

Finding Your Inspiration: Running the Boston Marathon with Zoe
Wednesday July 27 at 7PM

Training for and running the Boston Marathon can be very daunting.

Hampstead’s own Zoe Schwalje shares her experiences and tells us how she found the motivation and inspiration to run the marathon.

Chocolate Olympics
Thurs July 28 from 2 to 3 PM

Bring your appetite and your skills as you compete for chocolatey glory!

Star Wars Party Family Event
Friday July 29 from 2 to 3PM

Come, padawans, to celebrate all things Star Wars! 

Do some intergalactic crafts, get a bite at Admiral Ackbar’s Snack Bar, and test your use of  the Force in the Jedi trials.

Zoo Creatures and Kona Ice- Celebrate Our Reading Success!
Wednesday August 3 from 2 to 3:30pm

Meet some exotic animals from Zoo Creatures in Plaistow, enter a special prize raffle, and celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2016 with a visit from the Kona Ice truck!

Meditation with Maggie
Monday August 8 at 9 AM AND 7PM

Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room in Hampstead leads us in an introduction to meditation. There are many potential benefits to meditation including: reducing stress, improving concentration, and encouraging healthy lifestyle.

There are two opportunities to try this class, morning and evening — come to one or both.

Finding the Good Life: Hiking the Camino de Santiago in Europe
Wed August 10 at 7 pm

New Hampshire resident Theresa Fersch gives a talk about her European hiking adventure. From May 17th to June 22, 2015, Theresa hiked the entire length of the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostella, Spain. The Camino is a 500 mile pilgrimage which has been traveled for over 1000 years. People come together from all over the world to embark on this incredibly challenging journey. Theresa will provide a brief overview of what a day on the Camino is like as well as a narrative of her own personal experiences along the way.