HAMPSTEAD - Dr. Michelle Grenier will give a presentation about the importance of physical activity for individuals with autism spectrum disorders at the Hampstead Public Library, on Thurs., April 10, at 7:00 p.m. She will give tips and strategies, as well as provide additional resources. This presentation will have information for educators, parents, and caregivers. Michelle Grenier, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the physical education and adapted physical education program at the University of New Hampshire. Certificates of Staff Development will be available for educators (CEU of 1 hour.)
SENSORY SATURDAY - April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, is “Sensory Saturday” at the Library. There will be sensory stations at which adults and children can explore their sense of touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. Because April is Autism Awareness Month, “Sensory Saturday” can also be a learning experience to teach what it is like to be an individual with autism who might experience sensory overload. Volunteers (ages 14 and up) are needed to help at stations. Students who would like volunteer hours should call the library or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTHOR TO VISIT - Award-winning children’s book author Cynthia Lord gives a presentation and book signing at the Hampstead Public Library 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 has 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.
MOVIE NIGHT - The next Free Movie Night at the Library is on Thurs., April 17, at 6:30 p.m. The featured film is about how Walt Disney talked P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to “Mary Poppins.”