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Details of Special Events at the Library

Summer Reading Program Has Begun!
Started Thursday June 18 and goes until August 13
Summer Reading Heros logo

Children and Adults can sign-up any time.

The theme for this summer is Every Hero Has a Story

You can find our full schedules and PDFs of extra reading logs on the Summer Reading webpage

Summer Book Club - Pizza and Pages
Thursday July 30 from 6 to 7:30pm

PizzaPizza and Pages, the summer book club for middle school students meets again at the Library on Thursday July 30 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Register in advance at the Library front desk, call 329-6411, or email

Students, join the marvelous Hampstead Middle School teacher Mrs. Griffin to discuss books and enjoy pizza.  There isn't a single book that the group is reading together, instead kids can read what they choose and discuss and share their books when they group gathers again.

Hukilau Family Event
Friday July 31 from 2-3pm

Aloha! Come to a hukilau and learn to hula. Play the drums, the ukulele, and learn about sea turtles.

Hawaiian shirtHawaiian Shirt

Make and take a seashell craft. Donít forget to wear your Hawaiian attire!

Thank a Hero
Monday August 3 at 2pm

As part of our summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story" we will be thanking and honoring the brave men and women of the Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Squadron stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. This group of 24 brave men and women fly missions to rescue injured, captured, and fallen members of our armed services and allies.

 66th USAF Combat & Rescue Squad

The library will be holding two programs during the summer: Monday, August 3 at 2:00. At these two events we will be packing boxes with donated items and making personalized cards to thank the Airmen. We also may have the opportunity to communicate with the group through Facetime.

If you are interested in donating items, there is a list of suggestions that are especially helpful and appreciated. The library will be collecting these items throughout the summer right up to August 3.

If you have any questions about this program, please call the library at 329-6411 or email

Martial Arts Workshop
Tuesday August 4 from 1:30-2:30pm
Deshi Joshua Munoz

Join Deshi Joshua Munoz from Ocasio Martial Arts and other kids from kindergarten through 4th grade to learn some basic self-defense moves.

 Learn how honesty, courage, and respect make you a real superhero.

Adventure Trip to Labrador City and Northern Quebec with Rick Little
Wednesday August 5 at 7pm

Rick Little

Hampstead resident and avid fisherman Rick Little presents a program which highlights the beauty of Quebec's North Shore and the vastness of the Quebec wilderness.

Rick will give us a look at the resources of this region, and share photos of Brook Trout, Lake Trout, and Northern Pike from the wilds of Quebec.

Escape the Ordinary with Rick Little and get a glimpse into the beauty and adventure in this neighboring land to our North.

Earth Heroes at Summer Reading Ice Cream Wrap-up
Thursday August 6 from 2- 3pm

Celebrate the end of a great summer reading program!

Meet a peregrine falcon and other animals from the Squam Lake Natural Science Center.

Enjoy an ice cream sundae. There will also be several special raffles.

Parents, the drawing for the massage therapy certificate will be drawn during this event.

Brian Hikes Home: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail
**EVENT Rescheduled ** September 22 from 7 to 8pm

Brian FerschBrian had a change in plans and cannot come visit us in August but will be sharing his story September 22.

From February 2014 to September 2014, Brian Fersch thru-hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, a journey of over 2185 miles.

Though filled with physical and mental challenges at every turn, hiking the Appalachian Trail is more a lesson in discovering the natural world, friendship, acceptance, and humanity. Brian will provide a brief overview of the Trail, share some great photos, and discuss these lessons and stories.

There will also be time for Q&A.