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New Hampshire libraries (alphabetically by town)
Mary E. Bartlett Library: 22 Dalton Road, Brentwood. 642-3355 or www.brentwoodlibrary.org. Ongoing: Preschool Story Times: Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Ladies’ Movie Night: Third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Friday Family Flicks: Once a month. Check Website for details. Adult Book Group: The last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Copies of monthly titles are available at the library.
East Kingston Library: 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston. Call 642-8333.
Harvey-Mitchell Public Library: 151 Main St., Epping. 679-5944. E-mail email@example.com or visit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/eppinglibrary. Ongoing: Preschool story hour. Free play time to explore the library, songs and fingerplays with Mr. Ben and Miss Eva, age-appropriate stories and a hands-on activity or craft that relates to the stories read that day. Registration is not required. Story hour meets three times each week: at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays with Miss. Eva and 11:30 a.m. Fridays with Mr. Ben. The limit is for 12 children per session.
Exeter Public Library: 4 Chestnut St., Exeter. 772-3101. On Sept. 26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, at 1 p.m., free fall travel documentary series, "Armchair Travel." Sept. 30, from 10 a.m., to 12 p.m., you can sign up for a “Tech Teach” session with one of the library’s reference librarians. Tech Teach sessions can last up to 30 minutes depending on your needs. Sign up is mandatory for this program. An afternoon of Acoustic folk music on: Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., with Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin. Home heat: free "Button Up NH" workshop at Exeter Library on Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., for snacks and literature, presentation begins at 6 p.m. Free fall teen trivia event: on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., in the library’s Meeting Room, the library will hold a Percy Jackson Trivia Tournament. Registration is required for this event. Ongoing: Fall Movie Madness Series at 1 p.m., the first Monday of the month, in the library’s ground floor Meeting Room. When there is a federal holiday, the movie will occur on the second Monday of the month. For movie titles, contact the library. This series is open to the public. Morning Book Group, 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month; Open Art, a weekly craft project designed for adults and children to complete together, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday; Sea Breeze Quilters, 9 a.m. Tuesdays; Storytimes for children 3 and older, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (sign-up required); Adult Movie Madness, 1 p.m. first Monday of the month; Lap Sit for children 18 months to 3, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mondays (registration required); Children’s Room Open Art, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday; Storytime for children 3 and up, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (registration required); Evening Book Group for adults, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month; Morning Book Group for Adults, 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month; Teen Scene, free monthly maker space, 3 p.m. first Thursday of the month; Knitting Group, 11 a.m. Thursdays; Page Turners & Dewey’s Book Buds, for students in grades 3, 4 and 5, 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of the month (registration required); Sixth Grade Book Group, 9:30 a.m. second Saturday of the month; Seventh and Eighth Grade Book Group, 10:30 a.m. second Saturday of the month; Teen Advisory Board Meeting, 11 a.m. second Saturday of the month; Book & Art & Book Bunch, third Saturday of the month (registration required).
Lane Memorial Library: 2 Academy Ave., Hampton. 926-3368. Soup Day 2016! Make your best soup using two "New World" ingredients for fifth annual Soup of the Americas contest. Pick up and fill out an entry form at the main desk and bring it back by Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a chance to help feed our library community and compete for prizes at noon. Special children’s craft with Miss Liz in the morning. Teens can attend a Game Grumps Watch Party 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Parental Permission form required. Events held on Columbus Day, Oct. 10. Book Groups: The Twilight Book Group will discuss “Where My Heart Used To Beat,” by Sebastian Faulks, at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 4 and “Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by Fredrick Backman, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. The Thursday Group will discuss 10/20, 1:00 PM “Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough, at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” by Maria Semple, at 1 p.m. Nov. 17. Teen Writer’s Workshop will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10, 19 and 26. Personal narrative writing. Sign-up required. Anime Night will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Drop in Art Projects: Oct. 5, 7 and 14. Work with circuits, photography, and liquid chalk. Celebrate Teen Read Week!, with an ice cream social in the teen area from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Drop-in Children’s Storytimes through Oct. 24: Baby Lapsit (ages 0-15 months) with Miss Kathy, Mondays at 11 a.m. Wiggles and Giggles (ages 15 months - 3 years) with Miss Wendy, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. Bookworms (ages 3 years) with Miss Paulina, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Reading Roundup (ages 4-5 years) with Miss Paulina, Thursdays at 10 a.m. Weston Gallery Artist for October: Catherine Pagano, a member of the Hampton Arts Network, showing abstract painting.
Hampton Falls Free Library: 7 Drinkwater Road, Hampton Falls, 926-3682, www.hamptonfallslibrary.org.
Kensington Library: 126 Amesbury Road, Kensington. 772-5022. Ongoing: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m.: Preschool Story Times. Enjoy new and favorite picture books read by Miss Christine along with a craft. Monthly Tuesday Night Adult Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m.: Adult Book Discussion Group. Led by library staff. Copies of monthly titles are available from the library. Page to Screen Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Members read books that are going to be movies on the small or big screen.
Kingston Community Library: 2 Library Lane, in Kingston. www.kingston-library.org, 642-3521.
Paul Memorial Library: 76 Main St., Newfields, 778-8169 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. : Annual Boo Parade for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Ongoing: Preschool Story Times with Miss Donna at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, stories, songs, and a craft activity; book clubs meet monthly at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month and at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday. Coloring/Crafts for Teens (grades 6 and up) meets at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays.Monthly Library Lecture Series and weekly Knitting Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays.
Newmarket Library: 1 Elm St., Newmarket. Call 659-5311. Ongoing: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Story hour. School is back in session, and so is story hour for the preschool set. Stop by for a story and a craft.
North Hampton Public Library: 237 Atlantic Ave. 964-6326 www.nhplib.org. Ongoing: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.: Preschool storytime for kids ages 2-5. Friday Flicks - first Friday of every month at 2 p.m. Teen Time at the Teen Space: Thursdays 3–5, after school snacks and plan activities.
Seabrook Library: 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook. 474-2044.
Wiggin Memorial Library: 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham. www.WigginML.org, http://library.strathamnh.gov, 772-4346. Library is seeking donations of gently used books, audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs for upcoming library book sale on Oct. 14 and 15. The library is only able to accept two boxes at a time, and the items must be in good condition (no musty, mildewed or damaged books can be accepted). The library is unable to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers’ Digest condensed books, or VHS or cassette tapes. Donations can be brought to the library during regular business hours. In time for the 300th anniversary of Stratham, a new book, “Shadow Echo Me: The Life and Times of Captain Thomas Wiggin 1601-1666, The Making of American Values,” delves into the life and times of Captain Thomas Wiggin. The author, Joyce Elaine Wiggin-Robbins, will be speaking and signing books at the Wiggin Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Winter Hiking: A Presentation by Allison Driscoll at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Hooked on hiking? Allison Driscoll of trailtosummit.com will talk about the basics of heat management and clothing options, skills preparation, gear requirements, physical conditioning, nutrition, safety, and more. This program is free and open to the public. The Basics program: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Ongoing: now offering the Mango Languages online language-learning system to patrons.