, Kingston, NH


October 4, 2012

Hampstead Library News

By Janet Arden,Programs Librarian@CTN photo cutline:

HAMPSTEAD - Columbus Day weekend hours at the Hampstead Public Library are as follows: open Sat., October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., closed Sun., October 7, and closed Mon., October 8.

MEET THE MOOSEMAN - Moose and nature lovers, the Hampstead Public Library has a program for you! On Thurs., October 11, at 7:00 p.m., Rick Libbey (aka: Mooseman) will come to the library to share his nature travel tales. Libbey is a premier New England photographer of wildlife particularly moose in their habitat. Come and learn more about the fantastic moose and be awed by Libbey’s amazing photos. For a preview of Libbey’s work, check out his website,

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK STORYTIME -On Mon., October 15 at 10:00 a.m., the Hampstead Public Library will welcome special guests for Storytime. Firefighters from the Hampstead Fire Department will talk about fire safety. Kids will have a chance to see the fire truck up close and ask the firefighters questions. Plus, they will hear great stories and do a craft. No advance sign-up is necessary.

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION - On Mon., October 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Non-Fiction Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will be discussing “The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea” by Philip Hoare. The author explores the troubled history of man and whale; visits the historic whaling locales of New Bedford, Nantucket, and the Azores; and traces the whale’s cultural history from Jonah to Free Willy. Winner of the prestigious BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, “The Whale” is an unforgettable and moving effort to explain why these strange and beautiful animals still exert such a powerful hold on our imagination. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk. Newcomers are always welcome, and are encouraged to come and help choose further books for the group to read and discuss.

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