By Janet Arden
Adult Programs Librarian
---- — HAMPSTEAD —The Hampstead Public Library is having a special event, “Bring Your Child to the Library,” on Sat., February 1, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Come discover all the library has to offer: books, movies, a telescope, puppet playhouse, interactive wall art, craft station and more. There will be food and activities throughout the day, plus raffles! In addition, anyone who gets their first library card will be entered in a special drawing. For more information call the library, 329-6411, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOGA AT LIBRARY - There is a free chair yoga class at the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., February 4 at 3:00 p.m. Men and women are invited to try this fun and relaxing activity. The class is terrific for stretching, strengthening and improving your health. You can sit or stand while moving at your own pace. The instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead.
CHOCOLATE -- THE PERFECT INDULGENCE - Do you love chocolate? While too much chocolate may not be good for you, just enough of the right kind can have health benefits. For a fun night of science, Mike Cross, professor of Chemistry at Northern Essex Community College, comes to the Hampstead Public Library on Tues., February 18 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the joy that chocolate brings to your palate and the health benefits it offers your brain, heart and mood. Professor Cross will teach you how to detect quality chocolate using a few delicious samples that will be provided. This event is sponsored by the NECC Speakers’ Bureau. For more information call the library, 603-329-6411.
Before teaching at NECC, Professor Cross was an instructor of chemistry and department chair at the College of Eastern Utah. He believes that education should be fun and exciting. He enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.
ADULT STORYTIME - During the month of February, Adult Storytime at the Hampstead Public Library is scheduled on Fri., February 7 and February 24 at 10:00 a.m. This program is designed for developmentally disabled patrons, but all adults are welcome. We will read books, do a craft, and have lots of fun!