, Kingston, NH

August 8, 2013

Hampstead Library News

By Janet Arden
Adult Programs Librarian

---- — HAMPSTEAD —Hampstead Public Library welcomes scholar J. Dennis Robinson on Tues., August 13 at 7:00 p.m. He will give a talk on archaeological treasures found in New England particularly in the Isles of Shoals area. Archaeologist Nathan Hamilton has unearthed 300,000 artifacts to date; his scientific “digs” on Smuttynose Island are changing New England history. Presenter and longtime Smuttynose steward, J. Dennis Robinson, explores the truth behind the romantic legends in this colorful show-and-tell presentation. This event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The Hampstead Public Library’s annual super Book Sale is almost here! A very large selection of books for kids and adults, both fiction and nonfiction, plus audiobooks and DVDs will be on sale. Everything will be sold at a very low price! There is a ‘Pre-Sale’ on August 23 and 24 for Hampstead Library cardholders only. Then the sale is open to the general public from Mon., August 26 through Sat., August 31. The sale will be in the library’s second floor meeting room during normal business hours.

There is still time for summer fun using the Hampstead Public Library discount museum passes. Cardholders can call or reserve a pass online. Visit and click on the Tixkeeper logo. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Hampstead Mother’s Club, the Greater Hampstead Civic Club, anonymous donors and library patrons, the library is able to offer a wide selection of passes including the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Peabody Essex, Strawbery Banke, Charmingfare Farm, the Children’s Museum in Dover, and so much more. A complete list is available on the library’s website.