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October 17, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Families are invited to the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., October 24, at 6:30 p.m., for a Not So Scary Halloween Party. Join us for the silly side of Halloween. We’ll read stories, make crafts, and enjoy special treats. Feel free to wear a costume if you wish. No advanced sign-up is required.

MONEY MATTERS - If you want to save more of your income and improve your financial well-being, the Hampstead Public Library has a workshop for you. In a two part series you will receive the tips and tools you can use to take control of your money. The speaker is the VITA Tax Site & Asset Development Coordinator from Rockingham Community Action. She will help fill the gaps in your savings & budget knowledge, and will show you resources to save and perhaps make money. Whether you have a hard time making ends meet, you have had a sudden change in family income, or you just want to get your finances better organized, this series will be helpful to you. Part 1 of the series is on Tues., November 5, and part 2 is on November 12, both at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register for one or both of these workshops, call the library, 603/329-6411 or email jarden@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

WOWBRARY - Would you like to receive free alerts about the Hampstead Public Library’s newest books and movies? Now you can! Simply go to the library’s website (www.HampsteadLibrary.org,) click on the Wowbrary logo and sign-up. It’s as easy as that. Within a week or two, you’ll receive an email which shows the new items added to the library catalog. From there you can click on “Borrow” and connect to the library catalog where you have the option to reserve an item. This service is completely private and spam free. For more information, call (329-6411) or stop by the Hampstead Library.

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