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March 6, 2014

Hampstead Library News

By Janet Arden
Adult Programs Librarian

---- — HAMPSTEAD - Johnny Claude the Listener Dog is at the Hampstead Public Library on Mon., March 10, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. This certified therapy dog listens to kids read, tell stories, or act out a book. Set-up a fifteen minute session; call the library at 603-329-6411. Adults are also welcome to visit with Johnny Claude.

NEW TO MEDICARE - A representative from ServiceLink of Rockingham County will be at the Library to present a New to Medicare workshop on Tues., March 11, at 1:30 p.m. If you are new to Medicare, or will be going on Medicare soon, this event is for you. Workshop topics include: understanding the basics of Medicare, prescription drug coverage, Medicare supplements, and preventing fraud. To register for this workshop, call ServiceLink: 893-9769.

BOOKS FOR BREAKFAST - The Hampstead Library will have a “Books for Breakfast” program on Sat., March 15, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast – all for free!

BUTTONS, BUTTONS! - Cheryl Killiam, President of the NH Seacoast Button Club, comes to the Library on Tues., March 18, at 7:00 p.m., to give a presentation about the lure of antique clothing buttons and why some folks collect them. Come view these miniature pieces of art, experience history through buttons, and celebrate National Button Collecting Week.

BOOK DISCUSSION - On Thurs., March 20 at 1:00 p.m., the Hampstead Library’s book group discusses “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson. Set in an Ontario farming community, this novel is about orphaned brothers and a sister who hold their family together, after their parents are killed in an accident. In this novel of family love and misunderstandings, the author builds tension with control and humor, while continually overturning expectations. Copies of the book are available at the library. Newcomers are welcome.