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AARP Fraud Fighters
Thursday May 30 at 1PM

New frauds and scams seem to crop up weekly. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity. In the last year alone, Americans lost $18 billion of their hard-earned dollars to fraud, identity theft and scams.

That is why AARP New Hampshire has a volunteer corps of Fraud Fighters dedicated to educating Granite Staters on the three Rs of fraud: recognize, resist and report. And they are bringing this one-hour top frauds and scams program to the Library.

This FREE frauds and scams educational session is appropriate for any age group. Here’s what’s covered:

- Fraud trends and behavior – Understanding how much fraud is out there and the behaviors that put you at risk.
- The con artist’s play book – Understand the strategy and tactics used by con artists to defraud.
- Prevention – Know and practice the most effective prevention strategies to avoid becoming a victim, recognize the “red flags” and report.
- Resources – How to access and share up-to-date information about fraud identification and prevention and where to go if you or someone you love has been a victim.
+ Recent -- A list of the Top 10 Scams in 2018 compiled by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.

All are welcome to this free educational event.
Clearly Framed: Craft Workshop
Saturday June 1 at 10AM

In this 2-hour workshop you will create a visual escape to the sea. Design a one of a kind framed piece decorated with sand, shells, beach glass, trinkets and more. Your own little private beach scene. Materials will be supplied. You are welcome to bring small items you would like to incorporate into your artwork.

Please note: the piece will need 24 hours to dry once resin is poured. You will need to return to the Library to pick it up. 

Workshop Materials Fee: $20 (pay to instructor on day of workshop)
This special price is offered to benefit the Library. The instructors will donate half of the fee to the Hampstead Public Library.

Space is limited. Please register in advance; click HERE.


Chair Yoga for Teens and Adults
First Tuesday of each month

Make Your Own Desserts for Middle School Kids
Wednesday June 5 at 6PM
Ice cream cone Photo by Rachael Gorjestani on Unsplash

Make and enjoy several different no-bake desserts-- including homemade ice cream!  

Sign up by clicking HERE. 

Friends of the Library present Jay Atkinson's Massacre on the Merrimack
Tuesday June 11 at 7PM
Book cover : image of Hannah Duston

The Friends of the Library host author Jay Atkinson.

Jay Atkinson wrote Massacre on the Merrimack. He'll discuss the history of Hannah Duston, a colonial mother of 9 who was taken captive by the Abenaki during King William's War in 1697. In service to the French, the Abenaki attacked the village of Haverhill, MA, killing 27 colonists and taking 13 captive. Hannah's story is one of captivity, revenge, and escape. The town of Haverhill erected a statue to commemorate the exploits of this colonial heroine.

Free Movie Matinee: Space Cowboys
Wednesday June 12 from 1:30PM

NASA recruits four retired Air Force pilots to stop a runaway Russian satellite from hitting Earth. Though the four men were previously passed over for the space program, they now get one last chance to be heroes and live out their dreams. 

Starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner.
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins
Rated PG-13

Special Event: Elaine David Thrift Shop 60th Anniversary
Tuesday June 18 and Saturday June 22 from 9AM to 1PM

Summer Reading is coming!
Sign up Begins June 18 at Noon

June brings the launch of the Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and adults. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and it is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

SRP Registration starts at noon on Tuesday, June 18 and continues through the summer. Children can visit the Library and get their book bag and rocket necklace to keep track of their reading. Adults are encouraged to reap the benefits of summer reading and sign-up too. The more you read the more rewards you can receive.

Tech Training Class: Microsoft Excel Shortcuts
Wednesday June 19 at 2PM

When working with Microsoft Excel, have you ever felt that there must be a quicker way to do a task? Come and learn ten shortcuts that will help make your work in Excel faster and easier.

Class space is limited. Please register in advance at the Library, call 603-329-6411, or click HERE.
Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday June 19 from 3-4:30PM
Photo by William Iven on Unsplash

Would you like tips for using your new device? Or tips for downloading free eBooks? Your public library is the place to go!

Tech Librarian Kate Thomas continues her series of group tutoring sessions at the Library. Perhaps share something you know with the group, and learn a new tip from others.  See how much is available 24/7 in the Digital Library.

Drop in and bring your own device or borrow one of the Library’s. Remember to bring your usernames and passwords.  Bring your questions and Kate will do her best to provide answers.  

You never know, you might be able to share a tip or trick with the group!  For more information, call 603-329-6411.