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Spring Read 2017: begins April 4

Hampstead Community Spring Read is here!  This year the featured book is Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This year is the 85th anniversary of the book’s first publishing.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, TD Bank, and Pentucket Bank over 100 copies of the book will be given away around town. 

Look for them at Bean Towne, Center Market, Hampstead Health & Fitness, Hampstead Town Hall, Pentucket Bank, and TD Bank.

Spring Read Event: Tiny Houses: A Very Different Approach to Home Ownership
Wed., April 26 at 7 pm

This presentation focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. From approximately "how much" to "where to live", it addresses options for their general design, and heat, hot water and electricity choices, among other components. Living in a tiny house year-round is a topic of rapidly developing debate. Learn why something so "cute" and compact could cause so much discussion!

The Presenter:

Isa Bauer is the Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast, a New England and upper NY State tiny house design-build business. Isa earned an M.A. in Regional Economic and Social Development with a concentration in Sustainable Development, including green building materials and construction methods research. Isa has owned a tiny house since she was 19-years old, as do several of the Tiny House Northeast team.


Unbirthday Party!
Thursday April 27 at 1:30PM

You only have one birthday a year.  But you have 364 UNBIRTHDAYS!

Join us as we read stories about birthdays, create a birthday hat, play birthday party games, and share a delicious unbirthday cake.

This program is for children aged 3-10 and their families.

Sign ups are required, so call the library, stop by, or  e-mail dvancuren@hampsteadlibrary.org to reserve your spot today.

Chair Yoga with Meditation
Thursday May 2 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.

Free Movie: La La Land
Wednesday May 3 at 1:30pm AND 7 pm

The featured presentation is La La Land.  
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. 

You have two opportunities to see the movie: 1:30 pm and 7 pm. Free and open to the public. 

 2h 8min

Coloring Club for Adults: Colors of Spring
Thursday May 4 from 2 to 4pm

Adults are invited to enjoy this meditative, relaxing and fun pastime.  We'll offer Mother's Day card designs, among others.
Come and relax, chat, and color ...
the Library supplies all materials.

Think Spring!


Teen Scene: Screen-free Week
Thursday May 4 at 6 PM

Preteens and teens in grades 5 and above are welcome to join  us in celebrating Screen Free Week with a craft night!

We've got all the supplies you need, good friends, and good snacks.  So kick back, relax, and make something cool with your own two hands and without the help of the internet.
Violin and Fiddle Workshop
Saturday May 6 at 10 AM

As part of our Spring Read PIONEER DAY festival --

Audrey from Let's Play Music discusses the difference between fiddle and violin music.  She will play a fiddle piece, as well as violin music.  She will give a basic violin lesson. Instruments will be provided.

Lesson is FREE!