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Details of Special Events at the Library

Books for Breakfast
January 31 at 9am to 11am

Spend some relaxing time with family and friends while enjoying some great books. Pancakes and beverages will be offered during the two hours as well as craft supplies to make a creation to take home with you.


ImajineThat staff comes to storytime
Monday February 2 at 10AM

The staff from Imajine That in Lawrence, MA will bring their fun and learning to the Library.

This month we will learn how to say 'I Love You' in different languages and make a very 'hands on" craft.

This program is designed for children age three (3) to six (6). Please email pfalconer@hampsteadlibrary.orgor call the library 329-6411 to register in advance, up until the day of the event.

Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Valentine's Day Craft
Tuesday February 3rd at 9AM

As part of an ongoing series of programs for adults with developmental disabilities, the  Library has a craft session planned.

The  Library will offer a valentine craft program for adults with disabilities. We will make valentine cards to share with friends and family as well as a beautiful heart decoration.

 If you have any questions, please contact Patty Falconer at 603-329-6411 or

New Non-Fiction Book Group
Wed. February 4 at 1pm and Thursday February 5 at 6:30 pm

Our new book group for readers of non-fiction continues in February. You’ll have two choices of meeting times: Wed. February 4 at 1pm and Thursday February 5 at 6:30 pm.

February's discussion will cover a title chosen by the group.

For more information click over to our book groups' page, or call Deb Hiett at 603/329-6411.


Free Matinee Movie: UPDATED
Saturday Feb 7 at noon

New Date!

Bring the family and some snacks, settle back, and watch a animated adventure about a boy raised underground by quirky little creatures!  Trouble ensues, and our young hero needs to go above ground to save his world and unconventional family.

We'll have more free matinees coming up, so watch this space for more info!

Paws to Read to Johnny Claude
Monday February 9 at 4pm

If your child is a reluctant reader who hates to read aloud or a future acting star who loves to dramatize a book or a creative writer who makes up stories, Johnny Claude is the right audience for them. He’s a beautiful big black standard poodle who is also a certified therapy dog and he loves to listen to kids read or tell stories or act out a book. He and his person, Gretchen, will be at the library to listen to kids do their thing. He’s a wonderful audience because he’s totally non-judgmental and won’t correct pronunciation or anything else. 

Please sign up your child at the front desk or call the library at 329-6411 to set up a fifteen minute session with Johnny Claude the Listener Dog. He visits the second Monday of each month.

February Friends' Program: Vanished Veterans
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7pm

Throughout New Hampshire from the 1860’s through the 20th century, individuals and veterans’ organizations erected a fascinating assortment of memorials to the Civil War.

Historian George Morrison presents a diverse selection of stories and pictures of some of these monuments, including, of course, Hampstead’s memorial.

This program is funded in part by the NH Humanities Council.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday Feb 11 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.

We 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


Graphic Novel Artist Workshop with Craig Holland and Artist's Open House
Saturday Feb 14 10am - 11:30am; Open House 12pm - 2

Artist Craig Holland will share his experiences creating graphic novels, which are essentially books that use art and text together to show the story.

During this hands-on workshop for middle and high school students, Craig will share his own work and inspirations as well as lead participants in creating their own graphic novel with unique characters and settings.

Please call the library at 329-6411 or email to reserve your spot for this event.


Following the Graphic Novel workshop, there will be an open house reception for artist Craig Holland from 12 - 2pm. Come see his work (on display through the end of February), and chat with him at the open house about his work, and his training.