By Janet Arden
Adult Programs Librarian
---- — HAMPSTEAD - The Hampstead Public Library hosts a free chair yoga class on Tues., April 1, at 3:00 p.m. While sitting or standing, participants stretch and strengthen muscles in this relaxing class. It is free and open to the public. The yoga certified instructor is Maggie Morgan.
ADULT STORYTIME - There will be one Adult Storytime session in April at the Library, on Fri., April 4, at 10:00 a.m. This program is designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome to attend. We will read books and do a craft.
UNH PROFESSOR TO SPEAK - On Thurs., April 10, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Michelle Grenier will give a presentation about the importance of physical activity and adapted physical education for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She will give tips and strategies, as well as provide additional resources. This presentation will have information for educators, parents, and caregivers, and is applicable for some adults as well as students. Michelle Grenier, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the physical education and adapted physical education program at the University of New Hampshire.
AUTHOR TO VISIT - A highlight of the Hampstead Public Library’s Spring Read series of events is a presentation and book signing by Cynthia Lord, the author of “Rules”, on Tues., April 15, at 7:00 p.m. Originally from rural New Hampshire, Cynthia dabbled with writing, and grew up to be an elementary school teacher. Later, she returned to writing fiction and her first novel for children, “Rules”, was an outstanding success. Since then, she published two novels and a picture book series, and has an early-reader series coming this summer. Please join us on April 15 and learn more about Cynthia and her books.
BOOK CLUB - On April 17 at 1:00 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library’s Third Thursday Book Club participates in the Spring Read and discusses “Rules” by Cynthia Lord. This book won many prizes including the NH Great Stone Face Award and the Newbery Honor Medal. This sensitive story is about being different, feeling different, and finding acceptance. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.