, Kingston, NH

October 4, 2012

Hampstead Library News

By Janet Arden
Programs Librarian

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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.

NEW TO MEDICARE WORKSHOP - On Wed., October 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., a representative from ServiceLink of Rockingham County will be at the Hampstead Public Library to answer questions about Medicare. If you are new to Medicare, or will be going on Medicare soon, this meeting is for you. Workshop topics include: understanding the basics of Medicare, prescription drug coverage, Medicare supplements, and preventing fraud. To register for this workshop, call the library at 603/329-6411.

SERVICE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS -On Thurs., October 18 at 9:45 a.m., a representative from ServiceLink Resource Center of Rockingham County will be at the Hampstead Public Library present an overview of the organization and share how they can help families. ServiceLink is a source for information on aging, adult disabilities/chronic illness and family care giving. There is no fee or eligibility for their assistance. They help families connect with services such as in-home help, Medicare and Medicaid, legal and financial assistance, plus wellness programs. This presentation is free and open to the public.

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK DISCUSSION-On October 18th at 1:00 p.m., the Third Thursday Book Group at the Hampstead Public Library will be discussing “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. In this readable narrative, the author offers a real-life, eyewitness perspective inside the Nazi hierarchy as Hitler came to power. The book sheds light on why it took so long for the world to recognize the threat posed by Hitler. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk, and newcomers are always welcome.

AUTHOR TOUGIAS AT LIBRARY - Author Michael Tougias will be presenting a narrated slide presentation titled “400 Miles Down the Connecticut River” at the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., October 23 at 7:00 p.m. The program is based on the author’s book “River Days: Exploring the Connecticut River from Source to Sea.” Michael Tougias is a lecturer and award winning author of eighteen books including “Fatal Forecast: An Incredible Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea” and “Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do in the Blizzard of 78.” More about the author can be found on his website: