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Details of Special Events at the Library

Classic Movie Night: Cary Grant comedy with wacky aunts and creepy family!
Thursday October 30 at 6:30pm
We’ll screen a classic Frank Capra comedy for your entertainment. Cary Grant plays a drama critic who learns that his adorable aunts have a gruesome secret. To complicate matters, his brother Teddy thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and his other criminal brother – who resembles Frankenstein -- drops in for a visit. Creepy and comedic, this fast-paced film is just the fun you need in time for Halloween.

Call the library for more details, 603-329-6411.

ImajineThat staff comes to storytime
Monday November 3 at 10AM

Parents with preschoolers are invited to a special Storytime at the Library. Staff from Imajine That bring education and fun with a Thanksgiving themed Storytime. Children can make a basket and fill it with messages for those who are important in their lives.

This program is designed for children age three (3) to six (6). Space is limited, so please call the library 329-6411 or email pfalconer@hampsteadlibrary.orgto register in advance.

Sing-along and Music Program
Tuesday November 4 at 9AM

Jay Latulippe from Let's Play Music in Derry leads a Sing-Along at the Library. He includes songs, instruments, and fun.

This program is free and open to the public. It is designed for adults with developmental disabilities but all are welcome to attend.

Pacific Crest Trail Hike in Photos
Tuesday November 4 at 7PM

In 2013, hiker Wendy Johnston backpacked the entire 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican Border to the US/Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. That is the same trail Cheryl Strayed wrote about in her book "Wild.”

Join Wendy at the Library for a slideshow of fantastic photos taken during her hike. She’ll also talk about the lessons she learned during her 5 months on the trail. A question and answer session will follow. Wendy hopes you will leave inspired and encouraged to follow your own dreams!

See more information about this trail  at the Pacific Crest Trail Association site.

New Non-Fiction Book Group
Wed November 5 at 1PM OR Thurs November 13 at 6:30PM

We pleased to announce the formation of a new book group for readers of non-fiction. You’ll have two choices of meeting times: the first Wednesday afternoon of the month or the second Thursday evening.

Come to an inaugural meeting on November 5 at 1 p.m. or November 13 at 6:30 p.m., and be prepared to talk about your favorite non-fiction books. Make suggestions of books the group can read and discuss together in the future.

For more information, email dhiett@hampsteadlibrary.orgor call 603/329-6411.


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.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday Nov. 12 from 4-5:30PM

The Library is having an open Tech Tutoring session so bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices. Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to provide the answers.

The library will also have a list of helpful websites, and have helpful books available to check out.

For more information, contact Tech Librarian Kate Thomas at 603-329-6411 or

Thinking about New Year's Eve Yet?
Wednesday December 31st at 7PM at Verizon Wireless Arena

Friends of the Hampstead Public Library offer a fun night for the family to ring in the New Year!  Fireworks and a hockey game between the Manchester Monarchs and the Providence Bruins at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester NH.

Order your advance tickets at the Library front desk:  $20 for adults and $16 for youth.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Friends in their endeavor to enhance our library's offerings and cultural events.

For questions about the game, please contact the Monarchs directly: Brendan Doyle at 603-626-7825  or