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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 »

 

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.

Taxaide Program

Are you thinking about your 2016 Income Taxes?  Need help with your return?

The library will be hosting the VITA/TCE Taxaide Program to assist you with your tax preparation and submission.  The program is jointly sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) focuses on individuals and working families; TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) focuses on seniors with the majority of TCE programs sponsored by the AARP Foundation TaxAide program.

Any taxpayer whose return is within the program scope is welcome.  Although this is a free service, you will need to make an appointment by going on line to aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or calling 1-888-227-7669 or 211. This is a volunteer program.  The tax preparers are certified annually by the IRS in ethics and federal tax law.

Take Your Child to the Library

 

BREAKFAST, Saturday, February 18, at 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate with a special Dr. Seuss-themed breakfast, stories and a craft. Children will receive a free book, stickers, and bookmark.  Reservations are suggested.  Sign up at the circulation desk, or call the library at 736-9920 for more information.  If you would like to donate food or drinks for the breakfast, call Mrs. Benner.

Movie Matinees for February

Movie matinees will continue throughout February, beginning on Wednesday, February 1, at 1:30 p.m.when we will present The Hollers, starring John Krasinski and Anna Kendrick.

After learning about his mother’s illness, a struggling NYC artist, John Hollar is forced to return to the small, middle-American town he left behind. Back in the house he grew up in, he is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his NYC girlfriend. (Amazon)

Amazon reviewer Cindy says it’s the best movie she has seen in a long time. “This movie was fabulous.  It had me laughing and crying and unable to stop watching at the 30-minute mark as I’d initially planned, with plans to finish it in the evening. Instead, I could NOT stop watching and enjoyed every minute.”

On February 8 at 1:30, we will show USS Indianapolis – Men of Courage, with Nicolas Cage, Tome Sizemore, and Thomas Jane. This movie tells the harrowing tale of real-life American heroes shipwrecked in shark-infested waters in the waning days of World War II. (Amazon)

The Secret Agent will be shown on February 15 at 1:30 p.m. This thriller is a BBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s timeless novel.

Set in 1886 Victorian England, Anton Verloc (Toby Jones) is an unassuming Soho shopkeeper. Unbeknown even to his loyal wife, Winnie (Vicky McClure) he also works for the Russian embassy as a spy.  Wishing to spur the London authorities into action against a group of local anarchists, Verloc’s Russian employers give him a mission: plant a bomb at the Greenwich Observatory to paint the anarchists as terrorists.  Verloc, however, abhors the idea of killing civilians, but if he fails, his identity as a spy will be exposed. (Amazon)

On February22 at 1:30 we will present Loving, the story of an interracial couple in the 1950’s.

In 1958, in Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal.  When Richard (Joel Edgerton, and Mildred (Ruth Negga) fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. (Amazon)

It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested.  The couple decides to take their case all the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “masterpiece.” (Jason Gorber, ScreenAnarchy.com.)

Heads-up for March:  On March 1, at 1:30, we will show The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling thriller that shocked the world.

Rachel (Emily Blunt), devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passed every day. However, everything changes when she sees something shocking happen there, and she becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Family Movies

Monday, February 27, 2:00 p.m.: Surf’s up 2: Wave Mania, rated PG.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.: Alpha & Omega: Big Fureeze, rated G.

 

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.: Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life, rated PG

 

Chess, Anyone?

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursdays in January and beyond.  All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn.

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

For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.

Teen Just Dance

 

Monday, February 27, 6:00 p.m., featuring the popular “Just Dance” program.  Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle.  Pizza and drinks will be provided for supper following the workout.

Please sign up at the circulation desk, or call Mrs. Benner at 736-9920. (In case of snow, the makeup date will be Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Meet the Candidates

FRIENDS OF THE EPSOM LIBRARY MEET THE CANDIDATES

            The Friends will sponsor “Meet-the-Candidates” on Sunday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the library. (Snow date, March 12.)   This is your chance to meet candidates for both town and school positions.

Reviewers Wanted

Reviewers

Have you read a book or seen a movie that has left a definite impression on you? The library is looking for patrons who would be willing to write a review for our newsletters. If you are interested or have questions, please check with Nancy or Maggie. Patrons now have the opportunity to receive notices, newsletters, and other information from the library via e-mail. The staff will be asking patrons if they would be agreeable to provide their e-mail address.

EPSOM BONE BUILDERS

Bone Builders, a strength and balance class for osteoporosis prevention and led by RSVP volunteers, is held at the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m.

Registration is required, and participants must stop by the library to pick up a participants’ informed release form as well as a medical release statement.

STORY TIMES: Mondays 10 a.m., Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs and do craft activities. February themes include groundhogs, Valentine’s Day, and love.

 

 

 

 

 

LEGO CLUB: Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.