, Kingston, NH


January 16, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — Learn the art form of Zentangle® at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., January 18, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills and ages. Advance registration is required; class space is limited. There is a fee of $5.00 per person for materials. Call the library at 603-329-6411, or email to sign-up. Learn more about this art form at

MOVIE NIGHT AT LIBRARY - Tues., January 21 at 6:30 p.m. is free movie night at the Hampstead Public Library. The feature film is the SciFi thriller starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Taking place in the year 2154, it is about a pristine space station called Elysium where the very wealthy live. The underprivileged people live on an overpopulated ruined Earth and are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty. The only man with a chance to bring equality to these two worlds is Max (Damon). If he succeeds, he could save not only his own life but also millions of people on Earth. Call the library for more information, 603-329-6411.

TEEN BOOK EXCHANGE PARTY - Middle school and high school students are invited to attend a Book Exchange Party at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., January 30 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the book exchange, this event features crafts, trivia, and food. Participants should bring a gently used wrapped book. Stop by the library by Fri., January 24 to add your name to the guest list, and pick-up a bookplate you can personalize. Everyone who attends will be entered in a raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card. If you have any questions, please call the library at 329-6411, or email

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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