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February 14, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Books for Breakfast at the Hampstead Public Library takes place on Sat., February 16, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This event is designed to give families a chance to spend time together in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Come enjoy books, crafts, hot drinks and breakfast all for free.

MOVIE NIGHT AT LIBRARY - The Hampstead Public Library invites you to a movie showing on Tues., February 19, at 6:30 p.m. In this recent film, Clint Eastwood stars as Gus Lobel, one of the best scouts in baseball. Despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with Gus and it is having an impact on his job. The one person who might be able to help him is the one person Gus would never ask, his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams.) Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries – revealing truths about their past and present which could change their future. This movie screening is free and open to the public. The library will provide light snacks. For questions or directions, call the library at 329-6411.

CROSS STITCHING WORKSHOP - The Hampstead Public Library will have a “Getting Started with Cross Stitch” Workshop on Tues., February 26, at 1:00 p.m. Get to know this wonderful needlework art on a beginner’s level by stitching a project that will be completed in one session. Find out how to prepare material and threads. Learn to center and begin your design, as well as how to stitch in different directions. Stitches learned will be cross stitch and backstitch. All cross stitch materials and handouts will be included. Please bring a small pair of scissors and a hands-free magnifier if you need one. If you are interested in participating, please sign-up at the library’s front desk, call 329-6411, or email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

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