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Free Movie Night: Me Before You
Wed Sept 28 at 7 PM

After losing her job as a waitress, a young woman named Lou (Emilia Clarke) is hired to act as a caregiver for Will (Sam Claflin), a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou's no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other. This romantic drama was adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes.

Runtime: 110 minutes
Rated: PG-13

Chair Yoga
Tuesday October 4 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.

Mini Health Fair during Seniors' Drop In
Thursday Oct 6 from 9am to Noon

The Hampstead Senior Drop-In Center is hosting a Mini Health Fair at the Library. Pharmacists will conduct a “Brown Bag” program in which seniors can bring their prescriptions, and the pharmacists will review the medicines for interactions and other information. They will also offer pneumonia and flu shots. Shots may be covered by insurance, so seniors should bring their insurance cards.

Members of the Hampstead Fire Department will also be at the Fair to conduct a Blood Pressure Clinic. In addition, they will bring Vial of Life kits which help seniors assemble a quick reference of their medical information. Juice, coffee, baked goods and other refreshments will be available. This event is open to the public.

The Fair is free and open to the public.The Hampstead seniors meet at the Hampstead Public Library every Thursday from 9AM to Noon. Come and find out what is happening in your community. Refreshments are always served.
Email jarden@hampsteadlibrary.org for more information.

Coloring Club for Adults: drop-in hours
Thursday Oct 6 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.

Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Era
Thursday October 6 at 7 PM

Jessica Fulkerson, Teaching Fellow at Brandeis University, gives a talk about the music that rocked the world and moved American soldiers and families during the Vietnam War.

This program is part of a project called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away -- a collaboration involving 9 southern NH libraries presenting a series of related events over a 9 week period.  For more details about this project and a full schedule of events and other details go to www.communitystoriesnh.org .

Alzheimer's Cafe
Thursday Oct 13 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.
Free Movie Night: Money Monster
Thursday Oct 13 at 7 PM

TV stock-market guru Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) are held hostage during a live broadcast by a man (Jack O'Connell) who lost his life's savings due to Gates' financial advice. The captor soon forces the pair to probe a conspiracy involving the global economy. Jodie Foster directed this thriller.

Runtime: 95 minutes
Movie Rating: R

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday October 19 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.


New Children's Program: Music and Movement
Tuesday Oct 25 from 10 to 10:30 AM

Devin brings a new program to the library for toddlers and preschoolers!
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.

Military Support - Make Packages for Soldiers
Sat Oct 29 from 10am to 1pm

The Library is collecting items to create care packages for the airmen and pararescuemen of the Air Force Combat Search and Rescue. Their squadrons are deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan, Turkey and Iraq.

On Saturday October 29th, 10am to 1 pm, the Library will have an event to pack boxes and also to write notes & make cards for the service men and women. All are welcome.

The following are items the airmen want/need:
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate
Hand/Feet Warmers
Cough drops/Emergen- C
BBQ Sauce
Hot Sauce
Protein Bars
Peanut Butter/PB powder
Instant Oatmeal
Dried Cranberries/Dried Fruit
Men's Deodorant
Body Wash - travel size
Playing Cards
Stress Balls
Blank Journals
Colored Pencils
Itunes Cards
We also welcome Post Office gift cards to help with the cost of shipping.

Download a printable wishlist

Please drop off donations at the Hampstead Public Library by October 29th.