Epsom Public Library More »

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 »

 

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.

Movie Matinees

Wednesday matinees will continue on January 3 at 1:30 p.m. when we will show the romantic comedy,  Home Again , starring Reese Witherspoon. “A recently separated mother of two daughters has moved from New York to Los Angeles to find a vocation and an escape from a bumpy marriage. She finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guesthouse at the encouragement of her ex-actress mother (Candice Bergen). But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband (Michael Sheen) shows up, suitcase in hand. And as the synopsis states, ‘A story of love, friendship, the families we create, Home Again is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners!’” (Rotten Tomatoes)

            On January 10 at 1:30 p.m. we will present Wind River , a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. (—CAF2042 IMDb) This film is rated R.

Victoria and Abdul, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule,” will be shown on January 17 at 1:30 p.m.  When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

On January 24 at 1:30 p.m. we will present, Atomic Blonde, “a high-stakes, global action-thriller that takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy of “X-Men”), and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West’s entire intelligence operation.  This film is rated R.

 

            We will end the month of movies on January 31, also at 1:30 p.m., with All Saints. The film is”based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.” (IMDb)

 

PLEASE NOTE: In case of a snow storm, please call the library to see if we are open. (736-9920)

 

Artist’s Exhibit and Reception

Deerfield artist Emily Moore’s work will be on display at the library from January 20 through March 3.

The artist promises “Color! This show is colorful! Flowers. Gardens. . . and a whole set of quietly intense abstract pastels not yet shown anywhere.

In 2016 when she spent a month in Athens, Greece, Emily became involved with working for the cause of refugees.  As a result, as an artist – a painter working mostly in oils – she has made four of her paintings available as note cards, with 2/3 of the sale price going to refugees worldwide.  Each pack of four cards sells for $15, with $10 going to the International Rescue Committee.  These cards will be available for sale at the exhibit.  In addition, the IRC will receive 20% of the sales of paintings and framed prints in the exhibit.

A reception for Ms. Moore will be held at the library on Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friends of the Library Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of the Epsom Public Library will be on Monday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m.   Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is very much welcome to attend.

Blood Drive

On Friday, January 26 the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m  To make an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or phone 1-800-REDCROSS.

Family Movie

Cars 3, rated G, will be shown on Saturday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. Donuts, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

Thank You!

SPECIAL THANKS   to everyone who helped with our Polar Express event! Everyone had a wonderful time! Thank you to Richard and Linda Clark, owners of White Mountain Coffee  for once again donating the delicious hot chocolate/coffee bar, and to those who donated cookies, and sprinkles for decorating, and everyone who helped with cleanup!

Games Anyone?

            Do you enjoy Cribbage, Bridge, or Mahjong? Some patrons have expressed an interest in meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Mahjong.  If you are interested, please contact the library.

Other patrons would like to start groups for Cribbage and/or bridge, times to be decided by interested parties.

If you have any interest in any of these, please contact the library.

Chess Anyone?

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays.  All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn.

No experience? That’s great, too. Brian is more than willing to teach new players.

For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.

 

Patron Review by Emily Spaulding

I Knew You When, by Mark Okrant

(Editor’s Note: Main character Kary Turnell is a university professor who is drawn into investigations at historic resort hotels. In this second book in the series, a friend’s body is found in the shrubbery at the Mount Washington Resort.)

A mystery with suspense and interest, I Knew You When takes place at the Mount Washington Resort. The book held my attention, and the characters were entertaining and believable. Two teachers, one of whom is the main character’s sister-in-law, are at the hotel for a conference. The sister-in-law has been estranged from Investigator Kary Turnell for some time.    I didn’t figure out who the murderer was until near the end of the book.     If you like reading NH mystery writers and want a fun and easy read, try getting this twist-and-turner.  I’d give it 4 stars out of 5.

 

New Hampshire Downloadable Books Login Change

Later this summer patrons of the Library will need to log into the Downloadable Books site using a password in addition to a library card number.  Please contact the library (736-9920) to learn your password and to ensure that your library account is in good standing.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations to our young readers:

Hale Klepper and Forrest Reynolds 100 books, Finley Smith 200, Abigail Hanson and Evie Mate 300, Sierra Klepper, Olivia Mate, Genevieve Smith and Mason Smith 500 books, and Bryanne Connolly 1000 books!