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November 28, 2013

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — If you would like to bring holiday cheer to housebound senior citizens, you can do so via the Giving Tree located inside the front doors at the Hampstead Public Library. Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels sponsors a “Santa for Seniors” program, which provides Christmas gifts for their Hampstead home-delivery clients. You can participate by selecting a card from the Giving Tree. Purchasing an item(s) listed on the card. Then bring the wrapped gift to the Hampstead Library by Wed., December 18 with the card affixed to the outside of the package.

STORM PROOFING YOUR PROPERTY - Fred Borman, Rockingham County Field Specialist in Natural Resources for the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will present “Storm Proofing Your Property: The Effects of Wind, Ice and Snow on Trees, People and Property” at the Hampstead Public Library on Mon., December 2, at 7:00 p.m. This presentation will cover basic tree biology as well as provide property owners with information they can use to plant and maintain healthy trees. Plus, Borman will discuss what defects to look for that may cause tree/branch failure during a significant storm, and who to call if you suspect a tree is failing.

YOGA AT LIBRARY - There is a free chair yoga class at the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., December 3, at 3:00 p.m. Men and women are invited to participate, and can sit or stand while moving at their own pace. This class is terrific for stretching, strengthening and improving your health. The instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead.

NH ON SKIS - Take Scandinavian and Austrian immigrants, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Cannon Mountain Tramway, and amateur tinkers - cover with snow and shake -- and you have the makings of a unique New Hampshire history. NH Humanities Council will sponsor E. John B. Allen’s presentation “New Hampshire on Skis” on Wed., December 4 at 7:00 p.m., at the Hampstead Public Library. Allen is a Plymouth State University Professor of History, Emeritus. He is also Vice President of the New England Ski Museum, and author of several books, including “From Skisport to Skiing: 100 Years of an American Sport.”

ADULT STORYTIME - During the month of December, Adult Storytime at the Hampstead Public Library is scheduled on Fri., December 6 and Fri., December 20 at 10:00 a.m. This program is designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. We will read books, do a craft, and have lots of fun!

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