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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.

The Dantes Return


On Wednesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. the Dantes, Enhanced Acoustic Duo, will present a musical evening of song.

Area musicians Don Duncklee of Epsom and Stan Arthur of Loudon will entertain us with many of their favorite songs learned over 50 plus years of playing music together..

Please join us and feel free to sing along!  Refreshments will be served.

Movie Matinees for June

On Wednesday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m., we will be showing the movie, THE GOLDEN YEARS.  Forced by Britain’s pension crisis into a life of crime, formerly law-abiding retirees Arthur and Martha Goode bumble their way through a series of bank robberies. When their drinking buddies want in, they start pulling more daring heists, staying one step ahead of an old-time detective and his young sidekick. Starring Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna and Alan Armstrong, this film will tickle your funny bone.

GOLD is the movie planned for Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break. He teams up with a similarly eager.geologist, played by Edgar Ramirez, and they set off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.  This film is rated R for language throughout and some sexuality and nudity.

  On Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30, we will be showing THE LAST WORD.  Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett’s life, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

(Written by Bleeker Street) This film is rated R for language.

Wednesday, June 28 at 1:30 Agatha Christie’s THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION is scheduled. When glamorous Emily French is brutally murdered in her home, all the evidence points to French’s young lover, Leonard Vole, to whom the heiress left her fortune. Ms. French’s devoted housekeeper proclaims Leonard’s guilt, but Leonard insists that his wife, enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence. As the scandalous crime goes to trial, solicitor John Mayhew finds that the case may be his undoing. The Daily Telegraph, UK calls this “a dark, perfectly contemporary morality tale” set in 1920s London.


Children’s Author Julia Walsh


            Please join us on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. for a wonderful presentation and book signing by children’s author Julia Walsh.  Her beautiful book, Wings in the Wind, tells the story of young Julie and her explorations along the banks of the Merrimack River where she quietly observes the ducks through the tall sea grass.

Books may be preordered for this event at the circulation desk.

Artist Exhibit

In a state known for low cultural diversity, NH photographer Becky Field has used her camera to celebrate the lives of new Americans.   Since 2012, she has been welcomed into the homes of recent immigrants and refugees, and invited to photograph traditional and sacred celebrations throughout the Granite State.  She has learned from these families that, while we are different in many ways, we all have the same desires for safe homes, good jobs, a strong future for our children, and freedom to practice our traditions.

“My photographs show the beauty, vitality and economic contributions of the immigrant and refugee communities,” says Field.  “Cultural and ethnic diversity has been an important part of NH’s history, and continues to make our state a more interesting place for all of us.”

Field has given numerous talks and has had photo exhibits in NH and beyond.  In 2015 she published a book of her photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity (Peter Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH) which includes an introduction by Maggie Hassan, former NH Governor; a foreword by John Issac, former Chief Photo Unit, United Nations; and stories by New Hampshire immigrants.  The book has won two national awards.

Becky holds a Certificate in Photography from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and has studied at photography centers through the Northeast.  In past work she was the director of communications for the American Red Cross in NH, a Federal wildlife research ecologist and university professor.  She has a master’s degree as well as a doctorate in wildlife ecology.. She lives in Concord. NH.

She will be exhibiting her photographs at the Epsom Public Library through June 10th..

Usborne Children’s Book Sale

The Book Sale begins June 13th in the small conference room. Please check out the great selection of books and material for children! Great gift ideas too!

Infant Time

INFANT TIME:  Tuesdays, June 13th & 27th  at 10:15 a.m. Children and their parent/caregiver socialize and enjoy simple stories, songs, movement activities, and play with age-appropriate toys

Artist’s Exhibit and Reception

THROUGH THE YEARS, featuring paintings by Manchester artist Frank Moulin, will be on display at the Epsom Library from Saturday, June 17, until Saturday, August 8.

An artist’s reception will be held at the library on Saturday, June 17 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Creating a Happy and Fun Life for Your Cat

Ever wonder what your cats like or if you’re giving them what they want and need as feline companions?

On Wednesday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. Monique Chretien, an Animal Behavior Consultant, will present a program that focuses on having a behaviorally healthy cat. Learn how to offer your feline friends the things they like from their points of view and how to help them act out their true feline ways.

Book Discussion Group

The book discussion group will meet Wednesday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m., to discuss The Bridge Ladies, a Memoir, by Betsy Lerner.  (Please note the time is changed this month to 6:00 p.m.)

Betsy Lerner returns to her childhood suburban Connecticut town to assist her mother, Roz, after surgery. Expecting tense civility, what she finds is the Bridge Ladies, a group of faithful friends and helpers, who become a Greek chorus, a catalyst for change between Betsy and her mother Roz as they reconcile years of painful misunderstandings and harrowing silences. Darkly funny and deeply moving, the book weaves the histories of the two women across a lifetime of missed opportunities toward the unforgettable story of a hard-won bond.  (From the book jacket).

Anyone who wishes to join in the discussion is invited to stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book.


Special Thank You

Special thanks to everyone who helped make our “Brunch with Belle” such a wonderful event.  Brianna Demers, our beautiful “Belle,” was amazing!  Our other outstanding volunteers included Mary Fourgere, Betsy Bosiak, Roberta Brooks, Morgan Kelly, Dylan Lehrhaupt, Abby Benner, Nancy Claris, Mary Nericcio, Joslynn Hurley, Deliah Souza, Steve Souza, Amanda Mate, Celeste Decker, Holly Lafore, Judith Wherett, and Joe Nericcio.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations to our young readers: Finley Smith and Mason Smith 100 books: Evelyn Shaw 200 books; Genevieve Smith 300 books; Elias Goodson and Sierra Klepper 400 books; and Bryanne Connolly 800 books; Special Congratulations to Elijah Davis who has completed the program reading 1000 books!