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Details of Special Events at the Library

Reception for New Artist: Margaret Moon Hames
Saturday Sept 20 from 12-2 pm

Drop in to meet Margaret and view her paintings. She is a versatile artist who works in acrylics, oils, and watercolors. Her work includes landscapes, still life, and portraits.

She is the President of the Greater Salem Artists Association. Margaret Moon Hames paintings will be on display at the Hampstead Public Library through October 30, 2014.

September Movie Night: Marvel Studios' Captain America sequel
Thursday Sept. 25 at 6:30PM

Free movie night is on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. Come see the exciting continued journey of Steve Rogers, the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII. This Marvel Studios sequel stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.

Imajine That! Special Storytime Activities
Monday October 6 at 10 AM

"Imajinators” from imajine that will bring their fun and learning to the Hampstead Public Library during our normal storytime.

They will lead a "Trick or Treat" program for kids ages three to six. Learn some yummy recipes to measure and pour at home as you make your own recipe book of healthy treats for Halloween.

There is no need to sign-up for this event. If you have any questions, please call Patty Falconer at 603-329-6411 or email

Journey to Scotland with piper Douglas Rickard
Tuesday October 14 at 7 PM

Enjoy rousing, moving bagpipe music, played on a variety of pipes by one of the area’s foremost pipers.  Come early to experience the full effect of a bagpiping surprise!

Privacy in Cyberspace
Wednesday October 15 at 7pm
Many Americans feel their privacy is threatened by information technology and they favor stronger privacy legislation. At the same time, people support the use of information technology to serve them quickly and efficiently in various ways.

On Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m., the Library hosts Dr. Herman Tavani as he presents "Personal Privacy in Cyberspace.” Tavani explores whether we can have it both ways and the serious ethical dilemma that arises if not. He will also discuss ways in which you may unknowingly compromise your privacy on the internet.

There will be time for questions & answers. Herman Tavani Ph.D. is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of Liberal Studies at Rivier College. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Science of Climate Change
Wednesday October 22 at 7pm

University of New Hampshire professor Barrett Rock presents "The Science Behind Climate Change” at the Library on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

Based on his own research and that of many other scientists, Dr. Rock describes the natural and man-made causes known to result in the warming and cooling of our planet. He discusses both global and local effects of the current warming period, and the science that can help us understand our changing climate.

Barrett Rock Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environment, at UNH.He is the Founder and Director of Forest Watch, an outreach program focused on engaging students in hands-on study of ozone impacts. Dr. Rock is also the Coordinator for the Environmental Module of Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training), a research experience for high school students at UNH. In addition, he is a current member of the National Advisory Board for the Union of Concerned Scientists, tasked with creating materials to increase public awareness of climate change issues.

Friends Program: Fifty Shades of Radio with Mike Morin
Tuesday November 11 at 7 PM

Mike Morin, well-known radio humorist, author, and columnist for NH papers, will entertain us with stories about his experiences as a radio personality, his meetings with the rich and famous, and life in general. If you want to laugh, be sure to attend this program.