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Monthly Tea Party: Celebrate Mothers
Friday May 11 at 2PM
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The Library continues its series of monthly Teas. It's a great opportunity to come together in a warm communal atmosphere for tea* and conversation.

In May, the conversation is about our mothers.  Attendees are invited to share stories of their mother. You can also bring a photo to display and/or email a digital photo to Janet at jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org and it will be put in a slideshow which will run during the event.

Naturally, you are also welcome to bring your mother!

*In a potluck style format, we encourage attendees to bring a dessert, snack, fruit, or sandwiches to share with others.
Please register in advance, and let us know what you will be bringing.
Call 603/329-6411 or email jarden@HampsteadLibrary.org
Ukelele Workshop
Saturday May 12 at 10AM

Have you ever wanted to learn the ukulele? This instrument is among the easiest to learn and fun to play, making it a popular choice for all ages! You will come away from this hands-on, 45-minute workshop knowing basic chord forms and everything you need to know to play some simple two to three chord songs. Dazzle your friends, family and yourself with your new found musical talent. If you already have a ukulele, feel free to bring it. If not, we’ll have several on hand for you to try.

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 including private lessons, rock bands, choral groups 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 guitar department chair, Daniel Saunders. Daniel is a published musician and former professor at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Basic PowerPoint Class
Wednesday May 16 at 2 PM

You have probably seen Microsoft PowerPoint in the library, as it runs on a TV near the desk, keeping you up to date with current library events. Have you ever wanted to set up your own slideshow for a presentation or pictures? Learn the basics of using PowerPoint, in this hands-on class!

Please register in advance at the Library's front desk, or call 603/329-6411, or email: circulation@hampstead.lib.nh.us

Tech Tutoring: Get Your Questions Answered
Wednesday May 16 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.

Family Movie Matinee: Paddington 2
Saturday May 19 at 10:30am

Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt's 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy's big celebration.

Rated PG 
1h 44m

Play Scrabble!
Thursday June 7 at 1PM

Come play Scrabble with others interested in the game!

If you have a Scrabble game at home, please bring it to be sure we have enough game boards.

We'll be meeting the first Thursday of every month at 1 pm, as long as there is interest.