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July 25, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD —Friends, family, and people of all ages are welcome to the seventh annual Hampstead Idol at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., July 25 at 6:30 p.m. This variety show is sure to provide fun entertainment for the whole family.

FAIRY AND ELF HOUSE CRAFT: On Mon., July 29 at 2:00 p.m., the Hampstead Public Library will have a Fairy and Elf House event for families. Come make a magical dwelling for your favorite fairy or elf visitors. The library will supply natural materials for building. We recommend you bring some supplies of your own, so that your house will reflect your personality and creativity. No advanced sign-up is required.

CUPCAKE WARS: Middle school students, do you love cupcakes? Come to the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., July 30 at 2:00 p.m. for Cupcake Wars. The library will supply the cupcakes and decorating materials. All you need to bring is your creativity, but feel free to also bring a friend. A panel of judges will award prizes in several categories. No advanced sign-up is necessary.

AUTHOR AND DANCERS ENTERTAIN: David Ira Rottenberg, author of the children’s book “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig” makes a special appearance at the Hampstead Public Library on Thurs., August 1 at 6:30 p.m. As David reads from his book, performers from the nearby European School of Dancing will accompany him. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

KIDS SUMMER READING FINALE: Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss the spectacular Finale for the Hampstead Public Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program on Thurs., August 8 at 2:00 p.m. There will be fun for kids and parents with a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, raffle drawings, and a special performance by Mystic Drumz. Come and enjoy this unique world music adventure with an interactive percussion experience. No advanced sign-up is necessary.

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