By Janet Arden
Adult Programs Librarian
---- — HAMPSTEAD – On Sat., January 11, at 12 noon, the Hampstead Public Library will have a free family matinee. The feature presentation is the funny animated sequel about the ex-evildoer-turned-parental figure Gru and his three adopted girls. The library will provide some refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch or snack. For further details, call the library 329-6411.
BOOK DISCUSSION - On Thurs., January 16, at 1:00 p.m., the Library’s book club will discuss “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender. In this tale, young Rose bites into her mother’s homemade cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the slice. Soon, Rose is privy to the secret knowledge that families keep hidden. As she grows up, Rose learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets her taste buds cannot discern. Copies of the book are available at the library. Newcomers are always welcome to discussions.
ZENTANGLE ART CLASS - Learn a new art form at the Hampstead Public Library. The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills and ages. Almost anyone can use it! This Zentangle Basics class is offered on Sat., January 18, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required; space is limited. There is a fee of $5.00 per person for materials. Call the library at 603-329-6411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up. The instructor is Cecily Carsky-Miller, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Learn more about this art form at www.zentangle.com.
WOWBRARY - Now library patrons can receive free alerts about new materials added to the Hampstead Public Library’s catalog. Simply click the Wowbrary logo on the library’s homepage (www.hampsteadlibrary.org.) Follow instructions, and you’ll start receiving weekly emails listing new materials. There are also links provided, so that you can reserve a title that is of interest to you. This service is completely private and spam free. For more information, call the library, 329-6411.