HAMPTON – It’s time to stock up on books for winter reading – and maybe do a little Christmas shopping at the same time!

Come on by the Mary E. Bartlett Library and meet their new Director, Kathy Sperounis. Kathy has worked in a variety of libraries for the past twenty-one years, which have included academic, school, public, and Disney’s Feature Animation Research Library in Florida. Originally a Tennessee nat…

EAST KINGSTON —Diane Sheckells, assistant librarian at East Kingston Public Library, is currently showing a selection of her recent quilts. She is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and has sold quilts at their yearly, benefit auctions. Diane also exhibited last month at Strawberry …

  • By Janet Arden, Adult Programming & Publicity Coordinator

HAMPSTEAD —Come to a free Ukulele Lesson at the Hampstead Public Library on Sat., November 18 at 10:00 a.m. This instrument is among the easiest to learn and is fun to play. Learn basic chord forms and how to play simple songs in this 45-minute hands-on workshop. Ukuleles are provided or bri…

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —We are changing up how we are hosting our ‘Holiday Drop ‘n Shop’ this year for the kiddos, and we think you are going to be more than thrilled!

  • By Tricia Thomas

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Raven Gregg, Cataloging Librarian

PLAISTOW —Our November Artist-of-the-Month is the ever-popular artwork of Susan Kneeland. The flat cases show a collection of artist materials used in the creative process. These materials are on loan from Susan Kneeland, Ari Gregg, Shelby Gregg, and Shelby Lennon.

  • By Dottie Billbrough, Director

DANVILLE —If you are having trouble using the Healthcare.gov website, make an appointment with our Certified Application Counselor.

BRENTWOOD —Thank you to everyone who came to the program with ReVision Energy about our solar array. Be sure to stop in at the library and view the monitor displaying the sun's energy at work. And a big thank you to everyone who came to the Pilgrim Church's Peace & Justice Committee's pr…

  • By Theresa Caswell, Director

NEWTON —Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast returns to the Gale Library with her presentation, “Build a Better World at Home: Simplify Your Cooking, Simplify Your Life Cooking” on Wed., November 29 at 6:30 p.m.

  • By Michelle Hogan, Program Director & Youth Librarian

EPPING —We’ve announced the winners of the Scarecrow Contest, and now we’d like to give credit to the local businesses that kindly donated prizes. Thank you to Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine, Hair Excitement, Market Basket, The Hair Shop, Telly’s Restaurant, Popovers, 900 Degrees, Slicks Ha…

Congratulations to Hampstead Public Library for being chosen as the 2017 NH library of the Year! The proud staff is pictured, from left, Stephanie Spyvee, Rosemary Krol, Devin Van Curen, Michelle Elder, Nancy McMullen, Merrily Samuels, Kate Thomas, Marcia Strykowski, Janet Arden and Marilyn Moran. 

The Colby Library in Danville celebrated its 125 years of library services at the facility located at 7 Colby Road. Gift items and tasty snacks were part of the festivities. Above is resident Matt Hale, with his son Alex Hale, who in a few short months will be 3 years old. 

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —We have lots of holiday hoopla coming at you, and all of those types of events require registration and fill up quickly. Get out the datebook and make your reservations. We want your holidays to be happy!

  • By Tricia Thomas

SANDOWN —Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Janet Arden, Adult Programming & Publicity Coordinator

HAMPSTEAD —Learn about Microsoft® Word and Mail Merge at the Hampstead Public Library on Wed., November 15 at 2:00 p.m. At this class you will discover efficient ways to record addresses and use Mail Merge to print letters, labels, envelopes, etc. Class space is limited; advance registration…

  • By Michelle Hogan, Program Director & Youth Librarian

EPPING —Thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Scarecrow Contest! The town looked fantastic decorated with all your creations! We hope everyone had fun making and admiring them. We’re also extremely grateful to our local businesses that participated by buying scarecrow ki…

EXETER —Exeter Public Library has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Cause Bag program for the month of November.

  • By Raven Gregg, Cataloging Librarian

PLAISTOW —Our November Artist-of-the-Month is the ever-popular artwork of Susan Kneeland. The flat cases show a collection of artist materials used in the creative process.

  • By Diane Sheckells, Assistant Librarian

EAST KINGSTON —Barbara Williams, a trustee of the library, resigns as she moves to a new home.

  • By Joyce Keegal

BRENTWOOD —The MEB Library staff hopes that all our patrons made it through the last round of weather okay. We learned that our portable generator does indeed work and in a pinch, we can run lights and heaters and possibly show a movie. We will meet to discuss our preparedness and improve on…

  • By Sue Mears, Children's Librarian

NEWTON —November is Fine Free Month at the Gale Library, so find those overdue books, and return them with a donation of nonperishable food, paper products, or personal care items and your fines will be removed. Donations will be turned over to the Newton Food Pantry to help those in need du…

KINGSTON —Read on to see what is coming up in Adult, Youth, and General Programming!

KINGSTON — The Hannaford at 305 Sandown Road in East Hampstead has a fundraising program called Bags 4 My Cause. For every reusable shopping bag sold, $1.00 is donated to a designated non-profit. For the month of November, the Friends of Kingston Community Library is the designated non-profit.

On October 11, members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, Plaistow Public Library, and guests gathered at the library to celebrate the presentation of the Richard Schueller Memorial Library Telescope.  As co-chair of the NHAS Education Outreach Committee, Rich Schueller organized the…

  • By Michelle Hogan, Program Director & Youth Librarian

EPPING —Catch the new Marvel movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (PG 13) at our showing Fri., November 3 at 6:30 p.m. “Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the …

  • By Diane Sheckells

EAST KINGSTON —Create your own boxwood tree at the East Kingston Public Library.

  • By Raven Gregg, Cataloging Librarian

PLAISTOW —Our November Artist-of-the-Month is the ever-popular artwork of Susan Kneeland. The flat cases show a collection of artist materials used in the creative process.

  • By Tricia Thomas 

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Janet Eagleson

HAMPSTEAD —Is there anyone among us who hasn't seen the classic film “Gone With the Wind”? If you remember anything about it, the incredible clothing the women wore must come to mind. There were hoops, crinolines, and skirts so full they wouldn't fit through many doorways. Instead of just tr…

SOUTH HAMPTON —The South Hampton Friends of the Library will host will Sheryl and Mark Lambert on November 9 at 10:15 a.m. The Lambert’s accomplished their life longtime dream of hiking all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail. They began their journey on March 2 at the southern terminus of …

  • By Joyce Keegal

BRENTWOOD —Anyone driving through Brentwood on Route 125 has certainly seen the new solar array at the Fire Station. For those who would like to learn more, join ReVision Energy at the library on Mon., November 6 at 4:30 p.m. for an educational presentation on Brentwood’s new solar array. Le…

  • By Dottie Billbrough, Director

DANVILLE —Would you like to go on a Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke on Sat., December 9? Come to the library to buy your raffle tickets for two adult admissions to the Candlelight Stroll and a knitters’ basket to be drawn on Sat., November 18. Proceeds go to the Friends of the library …

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —Novice knitters and beginning crochet kids gathered on Mondays during the summer to learn how to make baby hats for charity. These hats were donated to the Pregnancy Care Center in Haverhill, MA. The ‘Stitch-a-Bit’ kids started in January and are continuing to meet on Mondays betwe…

  • By Janet Eagleson

HAMPSTEAD —Perhaps that's something some of us would rather not think about but it's better to be prepared. The Friends of the Hampstead Public Library want to help you look ahead with their new raffle basket that is now on display at the front desk of the library. This super-sized basket is…

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —Just a reminder that it is never too late to learn new things. We don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to take classes for free right on our website.

  • By Tricia Thomas

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Dottie Billbrough, Director

DANVILLE —Friends of the Library are offering a Knitter's raffle basket to be drawn on Sat., November 18.

  • By Joyce Keegal

BRENTWOOD —Thank you to the Friends and the Rec for once again getting us ready for Halloween by co-hosting this year's Boo Bash. A huge thank you also to all the supporters and sponsors who made this event possible. And in case you missed the fun, don't forget - town Trick-or-Treat is Sun.,…

HAMPTON FALLS —The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to host living historian Aileen Kelly with her presentation “Corsets & Chevrons: A Salute to Women in Military History” on Wed., November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Each year the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association recognizes individuals, groups, and libraries who have contributed to the excellence of New Hampshire library service in an extraordinary manner. This year the NHLTA has chosen the Hampstead Public Library as Library of the Year. Quali…

  • By Tricia Thomas

SANDOWN — Sandown Public Library is pleased to offer the following upcoming programs.

  • By Diane Sheckells

EAST KINGSTON —Join us on Wed., November 1 at 7:00 p.m. for “Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife” at the East Kingston Public Library.

KINGSTON —Read on to see what is coming up in Adult, Youth, and General Programming!

  • By Kathy Sperounis, Director

BRENTWOOD —The MEB Library prides itself in being unique in that we do not (usually) impose fines for overdue books, etc. In exchange, we ask our patrons to be mindful of due dates, and if you have an overdue book, video, etc, please bring it back as soon as possible. Not sure if you have ov…

EXETER —Exeter Public Library will host a free movie matinee in its Classic Film series on Mon., October 30, at 1:00 p.m.

  • By Janet Eagleson

HAMPSTEAD —Are you tired of paying full price, often a high price, for Halloween costumes that you and our kids will wear only once or twice? Come to the Elaine David Thrift Shop at the Hampstead Public Library for fantastic buys on costumes. We've received lots of wonderful donations from p…

HAMPSTEAD —The art of Nancy Pond is exhibited in the Library’s second-floor meeting room, now through October 30. Inspired by nature, Pond’s beautiful paintings combine vibrant watercolors with defining ink. Subjects include flowers, rivers, mountains and patriotic town settings. Her greates…

  • By Kathy Watson, Assistant Director/Youth Services Director

ATKINSON —Don’t let your tween or teen miss out on any of the following discussions in November! There is so much to talk about and so much to be gleaned from hashing out a book together.

PLAISTOW —Our October Artist-of-the-Month is the amazing wildlife photographer Kevin Griffin. Kevin’s beautiful photographs demonstrate a huge level of patience and talent. Be sure you get to stop by to see these wonderful photographs. The flat cases show a collection of marbles from Ari Gregg.

EXETER —Exeter Public Library announces an all New Movie Series fun for all ages. The library will show a free movie with popcorn at 1:00 p.m.

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