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July 11, 2013

Hampstead Library News

By Janet Arden and Patty Falconer

HAMPSTEAD —As part of the library’s summer reading program, award-winning magician Mike Bent brings his Readers of the Lost Book Magic Show™ to the Hampstead Central School on Mon., July 15 at 10:00 a.m. This family-friendly program uses amazing magic, storytelling, puppets, mind-reading ants and hilarious comedy to show kids that reading can be a real adventure!

This archeology, dinosaurs, bugs and all things dirt show is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

CAN YOU DIG IT? Kids and parents are invited to celebrate the 70’s at the Hampstead Public Library on Wed., July 17 at 2:00 p.m. Groovy activities include a peace-sign craft and a group macramé project. Participants should also bring a white cotton t-shirt to tie dye. No advance sign-up is necessary for this event.

ROCK OUT! Kids can bring rocks of all sizes to the Hampstead Public Library on Fri., July 19 at 2:00 p.m. and transform them into pet rocks, treasure rocks, and “yarney stones.” Yarney stones are rocks wrapped in colorful yarn that can be stacked and admired. Participants will also make and eat edible rocks. No advanced sign-up is required.

DIG INTO THE DEEP SEA: On Tues., July 23 at 2:00 p.m., the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will present a special program at the Hampstead Public Library, “Dig Into the Deep Sea.” This interactive program will focus on the deepest trenches of the ocean and the unique bioluminescent creatures that live there. Children will explore why some sea creatures glow and what scientists are doing with this science today. The museum educator will lead participants in a deep sea adventure using specimens, vibrant images and videos of animals. Participants will take home a glowing creature activity! Attendance is limited and advanced registration for this event is required. Please visit or call the library (329-6411) to check availability.

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