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Summer Reading Rocks!

It's Summer!

Summer Reading has started so come in, get swag, and learn about the amazing stuff we have planned!

Get your Reading Logs and Calendars.

Sign up will be happening all throughout the summer, as well.

For more info Click Here

Edible Rocks for Middle School Students
Thursday July 12 at 1PM

Learn about the rock cycle and different types of rocks while completing tasty edible experiments and demonstrations.

Sign up is required.

Click HERE to sign up.

Family Movie Matinee: Coco
Saturday July 14 at 10:30 AM

Watch the movie Coco and make a craft to take home! 

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

1 hr 49 mins
Rated PG

Drum Making Workshop
Tuesday July 17 at 1PM

Make and personalize your own drum from recycled materials. Then try out your new instrument in our
 drum circle!

*sign up is required for this event

Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday July 18 from 3-4:30PM

Kate will help out with questions on your technology.  Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices. Sometimes we learn something new from each other!

Bring your questions and your log in information with passwords, 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. Learn about free ebooks and audiobooks, or simply how to take a picture with your phone.

For more information, contact Tech Librarian Kate Thomas at 603-329-6411 or kthomas@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Pizza and Pages for Middle School Kids
Wednesday July 18 at 5:30PM

Join Ms. Connors to discuss and share some of YOUR favorite reads while enjoying glorious pizza.

Click HERE to sign up.

Here's the link to the Padlet site where the kids' top picks are listed: https://padlet.com/connorsd2/summerreading2018 

Magic Show at Hampstead Central School
Thursday July 19 at 10AM

Join us at Hampstead Central School for an interactive magic show featuring award winning magician Magic Fred! 

Magic Fred specializes in whacky, colorful, and hilarious magic.  You’re sure to be amazed!

NH Roller Derby Rocks!
Thursday Jul 19 at 7PM

Find out what fresh meat, hip whips, hot laps, and panties have to do with roller derby, the full-contact sport on skates. New Hampshire Roller Derby League members will explain the game and take your questions. If time and weather allow, they will give an outdoors demonstration.

Exploring the "Rock Pile" Mt. Washington with Dan Szczesny
Monday July 23 at 7PM

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist, author and speaker from New Hampshire. From the vaulted heights of New England’s highest peak, Dan spent a year exploring the very heart of the White Mountains.

But Mt. Washington—home of the world’s worst weather—is more than just a Rock Pile, it’s the cultural and natural soul of climbers and tourists from around the world. From car races to bird watching, from bikes to motorcycles, from the railroad to the stars to a centuries old observatory, Mt. Washington speaks to the adventurer in all of us. In Dan’s book The White Mountain, he turned his veteran journalist’s eye toward participating in and exploring the culture, characters and color of this remarkable place. 

Christmas in July
Wednesday July 25 at 2PM

Do these hot days have you dreaming of icicles and candy canes?  Come to the library for a summer yuletide celebration!  There will be holiday treats, songs, stories, and an indoor snowball fight!

Sharpie Tie Dye for Middle School Kids
Thursday July 26th at 1PM

Learn a new way to make your own tie dye creation.  You supply your own white t-shirt and we’ll supply everything else needed.

Sign up is required for this event.  

Click HERE to sign up.

**You must bring your own white t-shirt**

Candy Bar Bingo for All Ages
Saturday July 28 at 12PM

Play a sweet, sweet game of bingo.  Bring one full size candy bar per participant to enter the game.  Have the chance to win even more candy bars!  Fun for the whole family!

Talent Show for All Ages
Wednesday August 1 at 6PM

Do you sing?  Dance?  Play an instrument?  Perform magic tricks? 

Whatever your talent, we want you to share it with us!  Come wow us with your skills and show us how talented Hampstead can be!
Space is Limited. Acts must sign up by July 25th, please. Call the library at 603/329-6411 or email dvancuren@hampsteadlibrary.org

Roots of Rock with Baza Blues Band
Thursday August 2 at 6:30PM

The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Animals and The Grateful Dead have all been influenced by and paid homage to the blues and it's early creative geniuses through their recordings and interviews. This 
program explores the connection between rock and blues music through songs, musical structure and form. With performance by blues duo Baza.

Middle School Kids Do the Taste Test Challenge
Friday August 3 at 1 PM

Challenge your taste buds at the library!  See how many items you can identify in the blindfolded taste test.  Vote for your favorite candy in the great chocolate challenge.  Then test your mettle in the gross out round!

Sign up is required.  Click HERE to sign up.

Rock On! Stone Painting for Adults
Monday August 6 at 6:30PM

Adults and high school students can come and paint rocks at the Library. Make a decorative piece to put in our garden, and one to bring home. 

All materials supplied.

Please register in advance. Call 603/329-6411 or email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org
Movie: Young@Heart
Wednesday August 8 at 1:30PM

This documentary is based on a fun-loving senior citizen’s choir in Massachusetts called Young@Heart. To prepare for a show in their hometown that is only weeks away, the lovable seniors must learn a slate of new songs, ranging from James Brown to Coldplay. The group goes through a series of hilariously chaotic rehearsals, proving that hard rock can be hard work — especially when you’re hard of hearing!

Water Wars
Wednesday August 8 at 2PM

Are you ready to get wet?  Meet on the front lawn of the library for WATER GAMES!  With cups, sponges, and balloons, everyone’s sure to leave soaked!

Mad Science and Kona Ice
Friday August 10 2PM

First participate in a fizzing, popping, booming science show from MAD SCIENCE. 

Then head outside to celebrate the end of
Summer Reading 2018 with a FREE Kona Ice!

Music Therapy: What Is It? How Can It Rock Your World?
Monday August 13 at 7PM

Elizabeth Ferguson, MT-BC, founder of Granite State Music Therapy gives an introduction to music therapy.  What is it? Who can benefit?  How is it used? What are the instruments used? These questions and more will be answered. 

Elizabeth will also give a demonstration.