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Story time with Mrs. Benner held twice weekly featuring books relevant to the time of year. More »

Computer room with 8 computer work stations, laser printer, and wi-fi throughout the entire premises. More »

One of several work and reading areas throughout the library. More »

Extensive childrens section with fiction, non-fiction, books on tape/cd, board books, and puzzles. More »

Epsom library is proud to present monthly art shows featuring the work of many local artists. More »

Middle part of the library showing some of the adult fiction area and the circulation desk. More »

Childrens art room with twice a week arts and crafts as part of the childrens program. More »

Main sitting area of the library with a large selection of periodicals, comfortable seating, and beautiful views of the woods behind the library. More »

Separate teen room featuring thousands of fiction and non-fiction young adult books as well as comfy places to sit and read. More »

Epsom Public Library features over 40 periodicals for loan. More »

 

Epsom Public Library Historical Center

The Center is open on Wednesdays, from 6 – 8 p.m.  The Trustees would appreciate volunteers  for those hours. Please call the library if you would be willing to help.

Library Passes Donated by the Friends of the Library

Courtesy of the Friends of the Epsom Public Library, the library offers free passes to the American Independence Museum in Exeter, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, the Millyard Museum in Manchester, the SEE Science Center in Manchester, and the Strawberry Banks Museum in Portsmouth.

Wednesday Matinees

            Truth, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, will be shown at the library on Wednesday, September 7 at 1:30 .

On Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30 , we will show Me Before You, written by JoJo Moyes who also wrote the book of the same title.

What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of.

Lou (Emilia Clarke) gets a job as a caretaker to a man (William) who is paralyzed more or less from the neck down. A budding friendship/romance develops; and this is 90% a feel good movie.

         Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, will be shown on Wednesday, September 21 at 1:30.

“Lee Gates (Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.” (Rotten Tomatoes review

Where’s Doug?

 

That question was asked a lot this summer here at the library as we followed the progress of Epsom resident and library fan, Doug Craw, as he biked solo across the country from California.  Without sponsorship, his quest was to raise money for Granite State Independent Living program, a non-profit organization that among other things helps troubled teens graduate from high school and gain self-worth.

He endured heat, rain, wild animals, looking for overnight accommodations, and loneliness.  Doug will be here on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM to share his adventures of “Riding Across America for a Cause”.

Thank Yous

Special thanks to the following:

Doreen and Charles Rich for the donation of a large popcorn machine!

Janet Porter for donating drinks for our programs;

Tracy Duffy and Kim Gatchell for teen programming donations’;

Madison Bowen, Ashley Gatchell, Bailey Gatchell, and Mary Nerickkio for helping with our Summer Reading Program finale

More Thank Yous

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s program.  A BIG thank-you goes to the following businesses and people who donated gift certificates or goods for the weekly reading drawings: Epsom Subway, Natural Look Salon, Care Pharmacy, Northwood Diner, DeTrude’s Heritage Hardware, Chucksters, Friends of the Epsom Library for mums and Betsy Bosiak for a handmade basket.

Infant Program

Mondays:  September 12th & 26th at 10:30am.  Please note later time!

Infants and their caregivers enjoy simple songs, music, stories and age appropriate activities and  toys. Special thanks to Nancy Zink-Mailloux for coordinating this program.

Artist Exhibit and Reception

Award-winning artist Gretchen Warsen will exhibit her collection of acrylic and mixed-media abstract paintings entitled, “Ladders” at Epsom Public Library, August 20-October 1, 2016. The opening reception will be Saturday, August 20, 3-5 pm.

Over the past two years, Gretchen has put together a body of work that has a common element: a ladder shape. Gretchen is attracted to the repeating angular pattern and the fact that a ladder is a useful tool, not only for accomplishing tasks, but for moving the eye around the painting. She feels that the ladder represents a bridge between high and low—a connection between Heaven and Earth—and fosters a change in perspective. The works on canvas/wood panel are all large-scale, colorful, multi-layered paintings which often give a sense of—and are inspired by—local landscape and nature, while the mixed-media paper pieces are smaller with ample white space and represent little worlds of imagination and wonder.

Gretchen grew up in Swanville, Maine where the weather and raw landscape made its impression on her. She graduated from Bates College as a Studio Art major, and she also spent a semester abroad at the Tyler School of Art in Rome. Gretchen lives in Westford, Massachusetts with her husband, two girls, and several pets.

Awards include “Foggy Morning” which won best in show at the Westford Parish Center for the Arts Regional Art Event 2016, and “Snow” won honorable mention in 2015.  Her acrylic painting, “Nantucket Sails” was accepted in the first-annual juried exhibit of the Milton Art Center in 2016.

Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss David Nicholls’ Us.

“Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen-year-old son, Albie; then Connie tells Douglas she thinks she wants a divorce.
The timing couldn’t be worse. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway. Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage and might even help him bond with Albie.

“Narrated from Douglas endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger.” (GoodReads)

 

Congratulations

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

Congratulations to the following children100 books: Hannah Bond; 300 books: Bryanne Connolly; 500 books: Elijah Davis

 

 

No Fret Cooking

On Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM we will be hosting Marilynn Carter and her husband Steve. Marilynn is the author of a healthy cookbook, No Fret Cooking which comes with two CD’s, Music to Cook By and Music to Dine By which were composed, written and performed by her husband. Marilynn’s recipes cater to all eating styles. There are recipes made with whole wheat and other alternative flours, gluten-free recipes, vegetarian as well as everyday dishes. She will be cooking four recipes for us to sample.

Thank You!

Special Thanks to Kerry Harman for teaching our recent children’s art classes. The children had a wonderful time using clay to make a tortoise and a hare and to  Christine Schultz for her donations of prizes for our Summer Reading Program drawings!

Also, Nancy Zink-Mailloux for coordinating our bi-monthly Infant Program!