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Free Movie Night: The Finest Hours
Thursday May 26 at 7pm
Bring snack and get comfortable in front of our big screen in the 2nd floor meeting room for our FREE movie night

MOVIE: The Finest Hours

This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana.

Based on the book by New England author Michael Tougias

Runtime: 117 minutes
Rated PG-13

Call the Library for more information, 329-6411.

Coloring Club for Adults: drop-in hours
Thursday June 2 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.

Try Chair Yoga!
Tuesday June 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.

June 7 will be the last regularly scheduled Yoga until September, but see JUNE 21 for special Yoga classes for National Yoga Day.

Movie Classics- Free Matinee
Wednesday June 8 at 1:30pm

The Library is hosting a monthly Movie Matinee on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Audrey Hepburn became a star with this film, in which she played Princess Anne, weary of protocol and anxious to have some fun before she is mummified by "affairs of state." On a diplomatic visit to Rome, Anne escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City. She happens to meet American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who, recognizing a hot news story, pretends that he doesn't recognize her and offers to give her a guided tour of Rome. Naturally, Joe hopes to get an exclusive interview, while his photographer pal Irving (Eddie Albert) attempts to sneak a photo. And just as naturally, Joe falls in love with her.

Filmed on location in Rome, Roman Holiday garnered an Academy Award for the 24-year-old Hepburn; another Oscar went to the screenplay, credited to Ian McLellan Hunter and John Dighton but actually co-written by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo.

Refreshments and snacks will be served. All are welcome to this free program.

An Evening of Sweets and Stories with Local Author Cynthia Neale
Wednesday June 8 at 7 pm

Come sample Cynthia's sumptuous dessert recipes from her latest book, Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories & Desserts, a book filled with dessert recipes, art, and essays, as well as a CD of piano improvisations.

Cynthia is the author of the historical fiction novels, The Irish DresserHope in New York CityNorah, and the soon to be published novel, The Irish Milliner, which continues the story of Norah McCabe. Cynthia will tell stories about her writing life and read from her book, Pavlova in a Hat Box.

Alzheimer's Cafe
Thursday June 9th 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.
"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday June 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.


National Yoga Day - Special Sessions
Tuesday June 21 starting at 2 PM

At 2 pm, children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this special yoga session in celebration of National Yoga Day. Maggie Grace, certified instructor from the Yoga Room in Hampstead, will lead children through an exploration of the art of yoga through poses, creative movement, breathing, relaxation, and fun!

Men, woman, and teens are invited to another free yoga session in celebration of National Yoga Day, at 3 pm . Maggie will guide participants to move at their own pace. They can sit or stand if they wish.