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Friends of the Library present: Feasting From Our Local Farms
Tuesday September 10 at 6:30PM ( Note special time!)

The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library open their new season of programming with a delightful cooking program featuring Chef Liz Barbour. Liz is also a gardener, cooking instructor, and author.

Chef Barbour presents Feasting From Our Local Farms; the Benefits of Eating Locally. The modern movement of eating locally-grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Chef Barbour explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying locally and eating within the season. Enjoy a slide presentation, followed by a cooking demonstration of two seasonal recipes, with a small sample for all. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good!

Advance registration is required, please visit the Library to pick up your event ticket, or call 603/329-6411 for information.

For more about Liz Barbour, visit www.thecreativefeast.com

Movie Matinee: A Dog's Journey
Wednesday September 11 at 1:30PM

The family film told from the dog’s perspective serves as the much-anticipated follow-up to the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own.

When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs—who will take care of his girl?

A charming and heartwarming story of hope and unending devotion, A Dog’s Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

Rated: PG
Runtime: 108 minutes

Lego Challenge for K-4
Wednesday September 11 at 3:30PM

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a Lego building challenge centered around a different mystery theme each month! 

For students in grades K-4. 

Sign up is required each month and spaces are limited.  Sign up for our September Challenge by clicking HERE

Technology Class: Learn Google Docs
Wednesday September 18 at 2PM
Learn how to
* Start Google Docs from Gmail
● Create a document
● Autosave
● Saving a document with a file name
● Basic formatting
● Print Preview
● Printing a document with Adobe Acrobat
● Exiting a document
● Opening a saved document

*Participants must have a Gmail account and password in order to access Google Sheets (come 15 or 30 minutes early to class if you need help creating an account.)

Advance registration is required.  Click HERE.

Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday September 18 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.

College Application Essay Writing Workshop
Saturday September 21 at 10AM
Photo by Jasmine Coro on Unsplash of a woman with book and graduation cap

This is a wonderful opportunity for rising seniors to go beyond the classroom and get a head start on their college application essays. Nancy Steenson, College Admissions Coach, will talk about how to stand out from thousands of other applicants by writing an essay that captures the attention of admissions officers. 

We will discuss how to pick an engaging essay topic that tells your unique story, cliché topics to avoid, the style of writing that is most effective, and the Common Application essay prompts. 

This workshop is interactive, so bring your laptop or tablet and a power cord. (If you need to borrow a laptop from the library, please let us know, there are a limited number available.) We will read and compare successful and not-so-successful essays, brainstorm topics, and do some writing. 

The essay is your chance to be more than a GPA and an SAT score. Come learn how you can really set yourself apart! This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Register in advance. Click HERE.

New After-School Children's Program
4th Wednesday of each month

apples on a table Photo by twinsfisch on Unsplash
Our September theme will be APPLES!  Read apple stories, learn how apples grow, play an apple game, and do an apple craft.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for an afternoon of fun for students in grades K-4.  Each month will feature a different activity.  Activities might include stories, games, crafts, snacks, or STEM activities. 

Sign up is required each month.  The sign up link will be posted one month before each session.
Preparing for Your Digital Afterlife
Thursday September 26 at 7PM

Your last will may take care of who gets your possessions, but what about your Facebook account? Or who will be able to access your email account? Hopefully, you won't need to enact such plans anytime soon, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Sarah Ambrogi, founder and Managing Partner of Ambrogi Law Office in Manchester, gives a presentation about planning for what happens after you're gone, with a special focus on what can happen to your digital assets after death. She includes information about relevant laws and gives examples.

Tech Librarian Kate will also be on hand to address technical issues regarding social media or email accounts, as they relate to this topic.

There will be time for Q&A. All are welcome to this free event.
Spirits of the Granite State with Roxie Zwicker
Wednesday October 2 at 7PM
Author and historian Roxie Zwicker present Spirits of the Granite State; The Ghosts of New Hampshire. 

Roxie is founder of New England Curiosities in Portsmouth, NH and she has been sharing her stories of New England legends and lore since 1993.

This presentation features tales from the White Mountains, to the ghosts of the Seacoast. Journey through haunted woods, find mysterious cemeteries, and be captivated by ghostly lighthouses during this virtual journey. You’ll even find out some of the best places to explore spirited happenings. New Hampshire has a lot more than just beautiful scenery, and this presentation will take you there.

This event is free and open to the public.