Adult Book Club

Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm

Vesper Flights-Adult Book Club

On November 30th at 7pm, we will turn back to non-fiction with a collection of essays by Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights. Macdonald vividly describes observing massive migrations of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, and seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk’s poplar forests. Her reflections on mushroom hunting, migraines, and the strangeness of birds’ nests are a soulful journey into the ties that bind us to the natural world. The bestselling author of H Is for Hawk, Macdonald is also a poet, illustrator and naturalist; and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She has worked as a professional falconer and has assisted with the management of raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia.

 
Copies of the book are available for check out at the library. Free and open to the public.
 
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Santa Party

Saturday, December 3

Santa Party Photo

The Santa Party will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-11:30am. Santa will be delivered by fire truck promptly at 10 am. Join us for photos, snacks, and Christmas cheer.

Cookbook Sale

Do your holiday shopping at the Library!

Cookbook Sale!

Once again, the Library is pleased to offer a Cookbook Sale beginning Tuesday, November 22. The items for sale are new cookbooks, travel books, journals, and gift books.The pre-inflation price is $5 per book. Additionally, there will be themed gift baskets for those hard to shop for people in your life. Come shop at your convenience for thoughtful and beautiful gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Holiday Crafting at the Library

Saturday, December 10th at 10:30am

Kissing Ball Craft


Kissing balls date back to Victorian times when apples or potatoes were outfitted with herbs, greens, and flowers; and hung up over doorways. It was said that those who lingered to share a kiss underneath were bound to settle down in marriage. Today, kissing balls are a beautiful decoration for your home around the holiday season. Hang them from the ceiling, on your front porch, or on a light fixture right in your entryway. 

Our craft will be made from a variety of greens. We will supply the materials and tools; you will bring the creativity.

Supply Cost is $10. Limited to 15 participants. Sign up here.

Teen Book Boxes

Teen Book Boxes

Back by popular demand! During the school break, teens (12+) can sign up to receive 1-2 library books chosen just for them, along with some extra treats to enjoy along with their books! Available for pick up starting Friday, December 16. Please sign up as soon as possible so that we have enough supplies for everyone!

Holiday Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, December 14: 5pm or 6:30

Holiday Pajama Story Time

Miss Leah will be reading Chris van Allsburg's Christmas classic, The Polar Express on Wednesday, December 14th. Join us for one of two small sessions at 5:00 and 6:30 pm. Signup will be required. Call or stop by the Library to sign up.

Letters For Santa

Santa's Mailbox
Starting November 2nd, the Library’s Santa mailbox will be available, as Santa may need extra lead time preparing gifts this year. Letters received by December 9th will receive a personalized reply from Mr. Claus himself. To make it easy on the elves, please include your name and address when dropping off your letters.

Wrapping Party

Saturday December 17th 10:30-1:30

Wrapping Party

Avoid the stress of wrapping at the last minute. Join us at the library for a wrapping party! Bring your wrapping supplies and items to be wrapped and we will provide the music, refreshments and good humor to get you though those presents well before the big day.

This is a drop in program. No sign up is necessary. Bring a friend!

 

 

Join our team!

Library Assistant: Programming and Promotion

The Library is looking for a permanent, part time, team member for 10-15 hours per week depending on programming and promotional needs. Working alongside the Director, duties will primarily consist of communication with presenters, scheduling of programming and assisting with internal and external promotion. Additional duties shall include: assisting customers at the circulation desk, checking library materials in and out, preparing inter library loan items for delivery, assisting customers on the computers, updating the website as needed, and shelving returned materials.

 

Qualifications are a college diploma, excellent customer service, communication, writing and organizational skills; and ability to work well with a team.

 

Proficiency with Zoom, Canva, Mailchimp, Eventbright and social media required.

 

Hours to include Wednesday nights (5-8), Friday afternoons (1-5) and two Saturdays (10-2) a month.

 

Interested candidates: Please send cover letter and resume to: hamptonfalls.library@comcast.net

 

 

 

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Art Club

Fall Sessions

Phot of children with art work

Just for kids! Come to the Library to try your hand at watercolors with a new tutorial by Let's Make Art. Art Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00. All materials will be provided. First grade and up.

September 14 (waitlist only; if there is enough interest, we may add a second session) * October 12 * November 9  * December 21

Sign up here.

"I Survived" Book Club

Fall Sessions

The "I Survived Book Club

Once a month, this group reads a book from Lauren Tarshis's "I Survived..." series, short historical fiction books that cover major natural and man-made disasters and events throughout history. Fires, volcanoes, wars, animal attacks, earthquakes, and hurricanes are just some of the topics covered by this series.

September 21 * October 26 * November 16 * December 15 (Thursday, 4:15-4:45)

Sign up here.

Lego Club

Fall Sessions

photo of lego

LEGO Club is a once-monthly program here at the Library, usually the first Wednesday of the month, from 4:00-5:00. All children in Kindergarten and up are welcome to join us! We have thousands of LEGO bricks to explore; what will you build?

September 7 * October 5 * November 2 * December 7

Sign up here.

Story Times

Fall Sessions

Photo of story times

Story times will return the week of September 13, as will After School programming after a two-year hiatus. Schedule is as follows:
  • Baby and Toddler Lapsit story time Tuesdays at 10:30. Sign Up Here. Drop-ins Welcome!
  • Preschool (3-5) story time Wednesdays at 1:30 and Thursdays at 10:30 Sign Up Here. Drop-Ins Welcome!
  • After School Story Time (grades 1-4) Thursdays after school. Sign Up Here.
  • Kindergarten Club Tuesdays after school beginning in October. Sign Up Here.

Email Miss Leah at hamptonfalls.librarykids@gmail.com for more information.

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