Teen Event: D&D Camp with DM Sarah Terry
Mon, July 11th – Thurs, July 14th, 10 AM-12 PM Library Pavilion
Teens / Registration Required
Teens will play a special Dungeons & Dragons campaign spanning 4 days led by Dungeon Master Sarah Terry. Join in epic battles, learn sorcery & vanquish evil doers (or join them). Limited to those entering 9th grade to 12th grade.
Children’s Event: Explore the Ocean World with Ellen Goethel
Wed, July 13th, 11 AM-12 PMLibrary Pavilion
Families / Register
Explore the Ocean World gives children a chance to experience creatures from the Gulf of Maine salt marsh, rocky shore, and the deep sea. Each presentation is unique. The animals range from the common sea star to the deep-water sun star, spiny crab or horseshoe crab. Ellen will share information about salt marsh ecology, conservation, commercial fishing, and detailed information on all sorts of sea creatures. At the end of each talk, the students get their hands wet and are encouraged to handle everything. This event is for families.
Adult Event: A Recipe for Success: Finding Women through Community Cookbooks
Fri, July 15th, 1-2:15 PM Lane Room
Adults / No Registration
Community and church cookbooks are treasures that give us a glimpse of female groups, encapsulated in a place and time. Besides providing delicious treats, these recipe books can also be a springboard into further genealogical research. Join Erin Moulton as we traipse over recipes for Ghorabie, Pacific Slope Punch, and Maple Creams in search of clues to unlock the stories of our female ancestors. Recipients will receive a few choice vintage recipes as well as a “recipe” for research planning. Participants are also welcomed to bring family recipes to share.
Kona Low and Paradise in the Palm Dancers
Sat, July 16th, 12-1:30 PM Library Pavilion
All Ages / No Registration
Come hear the Hawaiian music of Kona Low and hula dancing by the Paradise in the Palm Dancers. There will be a chance to learn some hula dancing by all attendees. Kona Low is a four piece Hawaiian band with a swing kick. Band members are; Al Marotta on lap steel guitar, John "Tin-Pan-Haole" Hicks on vocals, ukulele and guitar, Felix Taracena on Bass and guitar, and Kiyoshi Imai on Guitar and Ukulele. This event is for all ages.
Beach Clean-up with Always in Motion to Save the Ocean
Sun, July 17th, 8-10 AM North Beach
All Ages / Register
Come show our beaches some love by cleaning at North Beach, Hampton NH. We will meet in the parking lot across from Cinnamon Rainbows. Please bring trash bags and gloves. Participants will be provided tracking sheets to report data back to Blue Ocean Society.
Adult Craft: Gyotaku Fish Print on Mulberry Paper
Tues, July 12th, 4-5:30 PM Lane Room
Adults / Registration Required
"Gyotaku" is the ancient Japanese folk art of painting fish. Adults will use rubber molds created from real fish and sea life, inks, and watercolor to create colorful and interesting printed Gyotaku fish images on mulberry paper. Registration is required. This event is only for adults.
Children’s Craft: Button Making
Thurs, July 14th, 2-3 PM / Library Pavilion
K to 5th Grade / No Registration
Make your own pins with our button maker! You can use any of our pre-made designs or create your own design using our supplies. This event is open to children, 5th grade and younger. An adult must attend.
Family Movie: The Bad Guys
Friday, July 15th 3:00-4:45 PM
After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet -- becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they're turning good.
Summer Storytime with Ms. Paulina & Ms. Wendy
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Summer Storytimes run 7/5-8/3
Storytimes are all ages. We’ll read fun books, sing songs, and have bubbles! No registration is required. Storytimes will be held outside under the Library Pavilion. In case of severe weather, storytime will be held in the Lane Room. Check the calendar for dates and times.
Take a walk. Read a book. Have an adventure! Read Land Shark by Beth Ferry while you take a walk on the Marston School trail. Take a picture of the QR code at the end of the storywalk to have a chance to receive a special prize. The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get him…a puppy.
The Dread Pirate, Lane One-Eye Nibley has hidden their treasure at the library! Pickup a treasure map at either Circulation Desks. Search for the clues hidden around the Library. Follow all the clues to the Lane's treasure and get a special prize. One prize per child.
While some events will take place indoors in the Lane Room, outdoor events will be held in the Lane Library’s Pavilion across the street from the library. When not in use for library events, the Pavilion is a space that Hampton residents, clubs and businesses can reserve for meetings and club gatherings. There are specific guidelines for reserving the Pavilion; contact the library or check the library's website for more information. The Pavilion was generously funded by the Friends of Lane Memorial Library.
Reserve the Pavilion
The pavilion can be reserved for meetings and club gatherings during times when library events are not occurring between the hours of 10:30 am-5:30 pm. Booking can be arranged by contacting the library directly at 603-926-3368. Reservations are guided by the Pavilion Use Policy.All bookings will need to complete a Pavilion Application and Temporary Use Form.
The Hampton Historical Society invites you to a author event with Olga Morrill, a New Hampshire writer of a historical fiction series about Quakers that is based on people and events that occurred in the Piscataqua Region in the mid-17th century. The event will be held Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at the Tuck Museum of Hampton History, 40 Park Avenue. This event is free and open to the public!
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Monday-Friday 10am- 6pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
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