Note our increased hours on Saturdays! If not fully vaccinated, masks required in the library.  See specifics here.   

Events

Thu, 06/24 - 10:00am - 11:00am
In cooperation with the Hampstead Parks and Rec department, join us at Meetinghouse Park behind Town Hall for this fun and educational live animal presentation!  Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center and Farm School will bring a selection of animal... Read More
Fri, 06/25 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
For kids and teens entering grades 3 and up, Jesse Robertson at Keep it Colourful will take you step by step through creating your own masterpiece.  You can pick up a kit with all of the supplies you will need and do the video tutorial at a... Read More
Mon, 06/28 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for an animal-themed storytime!  We will sing, read, and make a craft each week.  You may take the craft home to complete there if you are more comfortable. This program is geared toward... Read More
Tue, 06/29 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Submit a photo of your beloved pet(s) to the Library and be entered to win a gift card from a local pet supply store!  Between now and July 31,  you can either email your photo to ProgramsHPL@gmail.com or... Read More
Wed, 06/30 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
The first 50 registrants will receive kits for all four upcoming virtual activities!  Register here: https://forms.gle/Y8AJGcXoM9kXsK4D8   The Children's Museum of New Hampshire presents Finding... Read More
Wed, 06/30 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Pizza a pages is back!  Teens in grades 5 and up can join Mrs. Conners on the lawn for good pizza and some great book discussions!  Find your summer reads! Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on!  
Thu, 07/01 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose On the Loose is back for July!  Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for Morther Goose on the Loose Story Time where we will share songs, rhymes, movement, and stories! This interactive program is designed for... Read More
Fri, 07/02 - 10:00am - 10:30am
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire presents Finding Science in Folktales!   "Join us for a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through popular folktales and legends! Participants travel from East Africa to Brazil and beyond as... Read More
Sat, 07/03 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Do you have fun anecdotes about your pet? Get creative with this summer’s Tales About Tails program. Share a poem or short story about your pet. It can be true or creative fiction. Submit the written poem/story to the Library,... Read More
Tue, 07/06 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Recommended for grades 3 and up. Build mazes and experiment to see if your Hexbug can make it through!  Supplies are limited and sign-up is required.  Register HERE. This program is partially funded... Read More
Wed, 07/07 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us on the lawn to create a fun hedgehog from an old discarded book!  This program is for teens in grades 5 and above. Sign up is required.  Register HERE.
Thu, 07/08 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Submit a photo of your beloved pet(s) to the Library and be entered to win a gift card from a local pet supply store! Between now and July 31, you can either email your photo to ProgramsHPL@gmail.com or... Read More
Fri, 07/09 - 10:00am - 10:30am
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire presents Finding Science in Folktales!   "Join us for a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through popular folktales and legends! Participants travel from East Africa to Brazil and beyond as... Read More
Sat, 07/10 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 PM. The group is comprised of mainly knitters and spinners (who create their own yarn on spinning wheels); however, all needleworkers are welcome to join. This is a place to relax and... Read More
Mon, 07/12 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for an animal-themed storytime!  We will sing, read, and make a craft each week.  You may take the craft home to complete there if you are more comfortable. This program is geared toward... Read More
Mon, 07/12 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.
Tue, 07/13 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Recommended for grades 2-6. Do you ever look up at the night sky in wonder?  Our ancestors did and they spotted patterns in the sky that helped them organize and orient.  Many of the constellations they spotted are animals!  Learn about some of our... Read More
Tue, 07/13 - 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Maggie Grace from the Yoga Room in Hampstead leads us in a Chair Yoga class, in which we practice strengthening, stretching, and meditative breathing exercises. Please register in advance so we can plan the space.Click... Read More
Wed, 07/14 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bring chairs, blankets, and sunscreen and join us on the lawn for Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals! Lindsay’s funny, fast paced, and highly interactive variety show delights the young and the young at heart! Kids will meet several larger than life, hand... Read More
Thu, 07/15 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose On the Loose is back for July!  Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for Morther Goose on the Loose Story Time where we will share songs, rhymes, movement, and stories! This interactive program is designed for... Read More
Thu, 07/15 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us at Meetinghouse Park @ 10:00 AM for a Magic Fred show.  Bring chairs or blankets and some sun block and get ready for a fun morning! This program is in conjunction with the Hampstead Recreation Department.
Thu, 07/15 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Third Thursday Book Club is discussing My Antonia by Willa Cather. Please call the library (603-329-6411) to reserve your copy of the book. Book description:My... Read More
Fri, 07/16 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Attention teens in grades 5 and up! Jesse Robertson at Keep it Colourful will take you step by step through creating your own masterpiece.  You can pick up a kit with all of the supplies you will need and do the video tutorial at a convenient time... Read More
Fri, 07/16 - 10:00am - 10:30am
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire presents Finding Science in Folktales!   "Join us for a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through popular folktales and legends! Participants travel from East Africa to Brazil and beyond as... Read More
Sat, 07/17 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stitched with Love charitable quilt sewers meet to create items for groups of people (or animals) in need.
Mon, 07/19 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for an animal-themed storytime!  We will sing, read, and make a craft each week.  You may take the craft home to complete there if you are more comfortable. This program is geared toward... Read More
Mon, 07/19 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.
Mon, 07/19 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come meet Maura Wentworth and Thomas Wilson-Frascone to learn all about what the Hampstead Animal Control Department does, when you should call them and how they can help you. This event will take place outside the Library (inside if inclement... Read More
Tue, 07/20 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Board of Trustees has a regular meeting schedule of the third Tuesday of each month at ... Read More
Wed, 07/21 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Do you have fun anecdotes about your pet? Get creative with this summer’s Tales About Tails program. Share a poem or short story about your pet. It can be true or creative fiction. Submit the written poem/story to the Library,... Read More
Wed, 07/21 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Create a unique piece of wall art using discarded magazines to make animal silhouettes!    This lawn program is for teens in grades 5 and above. 
Thu, 07/22 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose On the Loose is back for July!  Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for Morther Goose on the Loose Story Time where we will share songs, rhymes, movement, and stories! This interactive program is designed for... Read More
Thu, 07/22 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Recommended for grades K-4. Animals build some amazing habitats.  Try your hand at creating your own nest using common materials that birds use.  We will have examples you can see!  Then, assemble and paint a wooden birdhouse to take home. Space is... Read More
Fri, 07/23 - 10:00am - 10:30am
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire presents Finding Science in Folktales!   "Join us for a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through popular folktales and legends! Participants travel from East Africa to Brazil and beyond as... Read More
Mon, 07/26 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for an animal-themed storytime!  We will sing, read, and make a craft each week.  You may take the craft home to complete there if you are more comfortable. This program is geared toward... Read More
Mon, 07/26 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.
Wed, 07/28 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dubbed as “The Human Variety Show,” Showtime Steve is a one-of-a-kind variety performer, harnessing his signature off-the-cuff... Read More
Thu, 07/29 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
Each teen (grades 5 and up) that signs up for our subscription box program will be able to pick up their box containing a book to keep and curated fun stuff, activites, and snacks to go along with it.  Summer reading may be nearly over, but keep on... Read More
Thu, 07/29 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Mother Goose On the Loose is back for July!  Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for Morther Goose on the Loose Story Time where we will share songs, rhymes, movement, and stories! This interactive program is designed for... Read More
Sat, 07/31 - 9:00am - 8:00pm
THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE! Submit a photo of your beloved pet(s) to the Library and be entered to win a gift card from a local pet supply store!   Either email your photo to ProgramsHPL@gmail.com... Read More
Sat, 07/31 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Do you have fun anecdotes about your pet? Get creative with this summer’s Tales About Tails program. Share a poem or short story about your pet. It can be true or creative fiction. Submit the written poem/story to the Library,... Read More
Mon, 08/02 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Grab a blanket or some chairs and join Miss Jenn on the lawn for an animal-themed storytime!  We will sing, read, and make a craft each week.  You may take the craft home to complete there if you are more comfortable. This program is geared toward... Read More
Mon, 08/02 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.
Wed, 08/04 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us on the lawn for our Summer Reading Wrap-Up program and learn all about the owls of New England! "Our beautiful non-releasable owl ambassadors show off their adaptations for night hunting.  Learn about the variety of New England species,... Read More
Thu, 08/05 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Come for a tour of the beautiful gardens at the Hampstead Public Library, both in front and behind the building. Your tour guides are members of the Hampstead Garden Club who grow and maintain the library's gardens.  We'll meet in front of the... Read More
Fri, 08/06 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rain Date for the Tour of the Library Gardens with members of the Hampstead Garden Club.
Mon, 08/09 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.
Sat, 08/14 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 PM. The group is comprised of mainly knitters and spinners (who create their own yarn on spinning wheels); however, all needleworkers are welcome to join. This is a place to relax and... Read More
Mon, 08/16 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a bridge player looking for other players in the Hampstead area? If so, join the fun and meet new friends each Monday from 1-4pm. Bridge players of all levels are welcome! No instruction given.

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