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April 4, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - On Mon., April 8, at 6:30 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library kicks off its Spring Read series of events celebrating the book “A Wrinkle in Time” with a talk about the author. Northern Essex Community College professor Melissa Juchniewicz will enrich our reading experience by helping us to discover more about the fascinating life of Madeleine L’Engle. She will also tell us about the original reception of the book, its win of the prestigious Newbery Medal Award, and its present day context.

NONFICTION GROUP - On Mon., April 15, at 7:00 p.m., the Non-Fiction Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will be discussing “Light this Candle: The Life & Times of Alan Shepard, America’s First Spaceman” by Neal Thompson. From daring fighter pilot to hitting a golf ball on the moon, Derry New Hampshire native Shepard lead a bold life. Copies of this book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome to the meetings.

BOOK DISCUSSION - The Third Thursday Book Group at the Hampstead Library will be discussing “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle on April 18th at 1:00 p.m. Written in the early 1960’s, this groundbreaking novel contains a storyline of space and time travel. The themes of conformity, faith, and good versus evil still resonate today. Newcomers are always welcome to participate in the book discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.

FAMILY MOVIE - On Fri., April 19, at 4:00 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library will be showing the movie based on our Spring Read novel, “A Wrinkle in Time.” When astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murry disappears without a trace, his children Meg and Charles Wallace embark on a cosmic quest to find him. Guided by beings with special powers, the children travel to a distant planet and encounter a society controlled by an evil force. They must trust themselves and one another if they are to rescue Dr. Murry and return home safely. Kids and adults are invited to experience the excitement and adventure of this movie. Snacks will be served.

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