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June 11, 2014

Hampstead library combines science and fun

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead Public Library will host an AARP Fraud Watch Network Program Tuesday at 7 p.m.

No matter your age, background or education, you could be at risk.

We’ll discuss types of fraud and scams, the behavior that puts people at risk, how scammers operate, effective prevention strategies, and resources for up-to-date information and reporting of scams. Register in advance for this free program at the library, call 329-6411 or email jarden@hampsteadlibrary.org.

Adults, don’t forget that you can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the library. It officially starts on June 19 at 1 p.m., and you can sign up any time after that. You’ll have the opportunity to win great prizes, share your book reviews, and participate in fun events. Program highlights include: Interstellar Images from the IBEX satellite, the science of weather and science fiction movies. A full schedule of events is available at the library and at HampsteadLibrary.org.

Summer reading is off to a slimy, bouncy start with a family program, “Crazy Concoctions” on Monday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Make ooblek, flubber, a glow-in-the-dark bouncy ball and more. Come get messy and have fun with science.

Students entering middle school in the fall are invited to the library on Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. for Candy Experiments. Use different types of candy to demonstrate acidity, density, buoyancy and other scientific principles. Find out how delicious science can be.

Students entering fifth through eighth grades in the fall are invited to participate in the popular “Pizza and Pages” book group at Hampstead Public Library. Join Mrs. Griffin to discuss books you like to read, and enjoy pizza. The first session is on June 30 and second is July 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sign up in advance by calling the library or emailing pfalconer@hampstead.lib.nh.us.

Children are invited to the Art of Science program at the Hampstead Public Library on Tuesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. Learn about the mathematical Fibonacci sequence and its influence on art. Make a geometric string picture, and use pentominoes (a geometric figure formed by joining squares) to make patterns. See how beautiful science can be.

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