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December 19, 2013

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HAMPSTEAD - On Sat., December 21, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., escape the hustle and bustle of the season and come to the Hampstead Public Library for a Holiday Workshop. Spend quality time with your family creating seasonal decorations to keep or give away as gifts. Share a favorite holiday story, spend time with friends, and enjoy a free breakfast. If you have any questions, please call the library at 329-6411 or email pfalconer@hampsteadlibrary.org.

STORYTIME - Storytime at the Hampstead Public Library for 3 to 5 year old children will not take place between December 23 and January 4. New sessions begin on January 6, 2014. Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime (for infants and children to age 2 with a caregiver) will continue on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. No sign-up is required for any Storytime sessions.

HOLIDAY HOURS - Holiday hours at the Hampstead Public Library are as follows: Tues., December 24, open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Wed., December 25, closed; Tues., December 31, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Wed., January 1 closed.

COMPUTER TUTORING - Would you like to be more computer savvy? Whether you need to improve your basic skills or increase your comfort level, a tutor can help. The Hampstead Public Library has free tutoring available by appointment on Saturdays between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Jump start your job search, learn how to set up an email or Facebook account, take on a tablet or eReader, get tips on downloading free ebooks or audiobooks, and more. Call the library at 329-6411 and make an appointment to get a 30 minute one-to-one tutoring session. Bring your device and any passwords with you if possible.

MUSEUM DISCOUNTS - The Hampstead Public Library has your ticket to adventure! Library cardholders can check out passes and get free or discounted admission to art museums, zoos, and science and exploration centers. Take in Sargent at the MFA and holiday gardens at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Visit penguins at the Aquarium. View the stars at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Take a holiday house tour at Strawbery Banke. Explore a “green” house at SEE Science Center or play at the Children’s Museum of NH. For a complete pass list and availability, call the library 329-6411 or visit the website www.HampsteadLibrary.org.

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