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Friends of the Library Program: A Guide to New England
RESCHEDULED Tuesday March 20 at 7PM

Laughter is the best medicine.  Fred Marple’s Guide to New England (for Locals and People from Away) is a hilarious look at all the things about Yankees that seem to confuse outsiders.

 Fred will discuss Yankee food, including why we think baked beans and vegetables boiled with a piece of corned beef are examples of haute cuisine. He’ll examine Yankee fashion, from the ever-present flannel to rummage sale ensembles. Fred will explain life in a small town, where everyone knows your business—often before you do—and he’ll describe the people who live in those towns, from the cheapskate native to the affluent transplant.  “I’ll also talk about old houses and why we seem to love them, despite the bats in the attic and wiring that looks as if it was installed by Ben Franklin,” says Fred.

Free Movie Matinee: The Darkest Hour
Wednesday March 14 at 1:30 PM

U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis. Starring Gary Oldman, who won a Golden Globe for his performance in this role.

Run time: 125 minutes
Rated PG-13

Violin Workshop for All Ages
Saturday March 17 at 10AM
Strings are the soul of an orchestra and the violin is a lyrical and versatile solo instrument that can be heard in every style and genre of music. 

This workshop for ages 6 and older is your opportunity to take a beginner class on this gorgeous instrument.You will learn how to hold both the instrument and the bow while learning to create a beautiful tone. This demonstration will leave you with a basic understanding of what it takes to learn to play. 

This workshop is provided free of charge by Let’s Play Music as part of their outreach initiative to build music appreciation and literacy in the community. Let’s Play Music offers a full array of programming and community performances in Derry, Manchester, Hooksett and Salem NH. For more info visit letsplaymusic.com.

Your presenter will be Let’s Play Music’s Caterina Yetto.

Learn Microsoft Excel: Creating Basic Formulas
Wednesday March 21 at 2 PM

Confused about how to use formulas in Excel?  Learn hands-on how to use five formulas:  SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX and COUNT.  Learn the basics and the shortcuts to harnessing the power of Excel!

Class space is limited. Please register in advance at the Library's front desk or call 603/329-6411.
Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday March 21 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.