, Kingston, NH


May 8, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD - Mothers, daughters, grandmas, aunts, and friends are all cordially invited to attend a Fancy Nancy themed tea party at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., May 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. This event will be tres magnifique! (That’s French for “Really Awesome”) Feel free to wear your finest attire and join us for tea and refreshments. Make your own tiara and create other fancy accessories. RSVP (That’s French for “Please let us know you are coming”) at 329-6411 or email

PAWS TO READ - Johnny Claude the Listener Dog will be at the Library on Mon., May 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. He is a certified therapy dog who loves to listen to kids read, tell stories, or act out a book. This program is terrific for reluctant readers of any age. You can set up a fifteen minute session with Johnny Claude, by signing-up at the library’s front desk or calling the library at 329-6411. Adults are also welcome to visit with Johnny Claude.

BOOK DISCUSSION - The Third Thursday Book Group at the Hampstead Library discusses “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh on May 15, at 1:00 p.m. This novel beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. Copies of the book are available at the library. Newcomers are always welcome to discussions.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH – Thurs., May 29 is free Movie Night. At 7:00 p.m., we screen the new film adapted from Robert M. Edsel’s book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History”. It’s about seven art historians and museum curators, who went behind enemy lines during World War II to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Matt Damon head up the all-star cast.

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