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Toddler Time

TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft.)

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

Epsom Public Library Historical Center

For the winter months the Epsom Public Library Historical Center is open by appointment. Please call the library at 736-9920 to arrange a time.

In the spring the trustees would appreciate volunteers to help keep the building open on a regular schedule.


Friends of the Library

The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be January 15, at 7 p.m. at the library. New members are always welcome.



New Materials for January


The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World, Peter Wohlleben

The Guide to Humane Critter Control: Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your  Yard and Garden, Theresa Rooney

Container Gardening Complete: Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces, Jessica Walliser

Practical Organic Gardening, Mark Highland

The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease, Michael Greger

Should the Tent Be Burning Like That? A Professional Amateur’s Guide to the Outdoors, Bill Heavey

Code Girls: the Untold Story of the American  Women Code Breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy

The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: the Untold Story of Victor Capesius, Patricia Posner

The Great Halifax Explosion: a World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, John U. Bacon

The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848, Jonathan Israel

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff

Summer Over Autumn: a Small Book of Small-Town Life, Howard Mansfield

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches, John Hodgman

Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Pete Souza



The Power: a Novel, Naomi Alderman

Salt Houses, Hala Alyan

Carnegie’s Maid, Marie Benedict

Robicheaux: a Novel, James Lee Burke

Trap the Devil, Ben Coes

Wayward, Blake Crouch

Leave a Mark, Stephanie Fournet

Death at Nuremberg, W.E.B. Griffin

Peculiar Ground: a Novel, Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Darker, E. L. James

The Music Shop: a novel, Rachel Joyce

Fallen in Love: a Fallen Novel in Stories, Lauren Kate

The Luster of Lost Things, Sophie Chen Keller

Promise Not to Tell, Jayne Ann Krentz

Rich People Problems: a Novel, Kevin Kwan

Road Ends: a Novel, Mary Lawson

Heart Spring Mountain, Robin MacArthur

Two of a Kind, Yona Zeldis McDonough

The Blackbird Season, Kate Moretti

The People vs. Alex Cross, James Patterson

The Demon Crown, James Rollins

The Ice House, Laura Lee Smith

Autumn, Ali Smith

The Other Girl, Erica Spindler

Past Perfect: a Novel, Danielle Steel

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: a Novel, Matthew Sullivan

The Astonishing Thing, Sandi Ward

Heather, the Totality: a Novel, Matthew Weiner

Unbound: a Stone Barrington Novel, Stuart Woods

Sleep While I Sing, Laurali Wright




Code Girls: the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, Liza Mundy

The First Phone Call, Mitch Albom

Shattered, Jonathan Allen

Persuasion, Jane Austen

End Game, David Baldacci

The Fix, David Baldacci

The Child, Fiona Barton

Seeing Red, Sandra Brown

Heaven is For Real, Todd Burpo

How We Learn, Benedict Casey

How We Learn, Benedict Casey

Heat Storm, Richard Castle

Pretending to Dance, Diane Chamberlain

The Midnight Line: a Jack Reacher Novel, Lee Child

The Sleeping Beauty Killer, Mary Higgins Clark

Enigma: an FBI Thriller, Catherine Coulter

Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! Doreen Cronin

Knife Creek: a Novel, Paul Doiron

Manhattan Beach: a Novel, Jennifer Egan

The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber

The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Black Country, Alex Gregian

The Rooster Bar, John Grisham

The Library at the Edge of the World, Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The Baker’s Secret, Stephen P. Kiernan

Sleeping Beauties, Stephen King

The Ninth Hour, Alice McDermott

Haunted, James Patterson

Bullseye: a Detective Michael Bennett Thriller, James Patterson

Glass Houses, Louise Penny

Past Perfect, Danielle Steel

A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

The Mother’s Promise, Sally Hepworth

The Drop, Dennis Lehane

Trojan Horse, David Lender

A Night Divided, Jennifer Nielsen

The Book of Madness and Cures,Regina O’Melveny

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

Who Let the Dog Out? David Rosenfelt

I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places, Lisa Scottoline

The Crown’s Game, Evelyn Skye

See Me, Nicholas Spark

The Shark Club, Ann Kidd Taylor

The Closest I’ve Come, Fred Aceves

Marvel’s Thor-Ragnarok, Steve Behling

The Librarian of Auschwitz, Antonio Iturbe

Renegades, Marissa Meyer



45 Mintues From Broadway

A Little Chaos

American Made

A Quiet Passion



Battle of the Sexes



Caprica, Season 1.0

Caprica, Season 1.5

Captain America, the First Avenger

The Couple

Darling Companion


The Duel


The English Teacher

The Escape Artist

Exit Wounds


The Fountain

A French Village 1945, Season 6

Game of Thrones: the Complete Seventh Season

Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion

Grand Canyon


Hemingway & Gallhorn

Home Again

Home Alone

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Killing Kennedy

Le Week-end

Life Partners

The Love Punch


Murdoch Mysteries, Season 5

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 6

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 7

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 8

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 9

Never Been Kissed

O Brother Where Art Thou?

Partners in Crime

Romeo and Juliet

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Scooby Doo, Curse of the Lake Monster

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Spiderman, Homecoming


Super 8

The Trip to Bountiful

When Calls the Heart, Complete Season 4

When Marnie Was There

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Wind River

Wolf Children

Women in Love



Be Brave, Little Penguin, Giles Andreae

Love, Mama, Jeanette Bradley

The Itsy Bitsy Snowman, Jeffrey Burton

I Love Pete the Kitty, James Dean

The Clover Curse, Poppy Green

Journey to the Crystal Cave, Poppy Green

Snow Sisters, Kerri Kokias

Groundhug Day, Anne Marie Pace

Everybunny Count! Ellie Sandall

Mice Skating, Annie Silvestro

The Snowbear, Sean Taylor



Flamingos, Quinn M. Arnold

Beavers, Quinn M. Arnold

Seals, Quinn M. Arnold

Space Shuttles, Allan Morey

The International Space Station, Allan Morey

Rockets, Allan Morey

Wild Horses, Kate Riggs

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals, Ed




Guess How Much I Love You, Someone Special

Hello Kitty Plays Pretend

Hello Kitty Goes to the Movies

Hello Kitty & Friends Timeless Tales

Hello Kitty’s Paradise, Learn With Love

Hello Kitty & Friends, Summer of Fun

Max & Ruby: Max’s Chocolate Chicken

My Little Pony, Pony Puppy and Other Stories

My Little Pony: 2 Great Pony Tales

My Little Pony, the End of Flutter Valley

My Little Pony, Flight to Cloud Castle & Other Stories

My Little Pony: The Movie

Pixie Hollow Games

The Smurfs, World of Wonders



The Terrible Two Go Wild, Mac Barnett

In the Country of Queens, Cari Best

Camp Daze, Nick Bruel

Oddity, Sarah Cannon

Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Mis-Information, Doreen Cronin

The Baby-sitters Club, Gale Galligan

Supergifted, Gordon Korman

The Apprentice Witch, James Nicol

The Cat Stole My Pants, Stephan Pastis

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie, Dav Pilkey

The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan

Phoebe and Her Unicorn: In the Magic Storm, Dana Simpson

Ever the Brave, Erin Summerill

Ever the Hunted, Erin Summerill

Mike’s Mystery, Gertrude Warner



Craig & Fred: a Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other, Craig Grossi Worlds Collide, Chris Colfer

How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell

My Dog is Better Than Your Dog, Tommy Greenwald

The Magic Misfits, Neil Patrick Harris

Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon: a Tangled Novel, Leila Howland

A Dangerous Path, Erin Hunter

Rising Storm, Erin Hunter

The Getaway, Jeff Kinney-

Nutcracker Mice, Kristin Kladstrup

Fire the Depths, Peter Lerangis

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid, Colin Meloy

Laugh Out Loud, James Patterson

Jacky Ha-Ha, James Patterson

The Shackleton Sabotage, Gertrude Chandler Warner



The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen

The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen

Foolish Hearts, Emma Mills

The Truth Between the Lies, Amanda Searcy

By Your Side, Kasie West











New Materials for December


Blessed is the Darkness: How All Things AreWorking for Your Good, Joel Osteen

Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and Beautiful, Katie Davis Majors

Braving the Wilderness: the Quest for True   Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, Brene Brown

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meat-Less Recipes for Great Food, Mark Bittman

Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less – Your Guidebook for Living a Low-carb and Low-sugar Lifestyle, Colette Heimowitz

Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao, Bee Yinn Low

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice From the Best in the World, Timothy Ferriss

Knock ‘em Dead: the Ultimate Job Search Guide,  Martin Yate, CPC, Martin JohnYate

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism   Reclaimed Russia, Masha Gessen



Shattered Memories, V. C. Andrews

Broken Glass, V. C. Andrews

The Mirror Sisters, V. C. Andrews

All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg

The Witches’ Tree: an Agatha Raisin Mystery, C. Beaton

The Story of Arthur Truluv: a Novel, Elizabeth Berg

Murder in Saint-Germain, Cara Black

The Ghost of Christmas Past, Rhys Bowen

The Indigo Girl, Natasha Boyd

Secrets of Cavendon, Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Fifth Element, Jergen Brekke

A Love Unexpected, Jo Ann Brown

Enchantress of Numbers: a Novel of Ada Lovelace, Jennifer Chiaverini

Trap the Devil, Ben Coes

The Ballad of Black Bart, Loren D. Estleman

A Cast of Vultures, Judith Flanders

American Drifter, Heather Graham

The Rooster Bar, John Grisham

The Library at the Edge of the World: a Novel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Lies She Told, Cate Holahan

Bloodstains With Bronte, Katherine Bolger Hyde

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales, P. D. James

The Whispering Room, Dean R. Koontz

White Tears, Hari Kunzru

The Smack: a Novel, Richard Lange

The Other Side of the Bridge, Mary Lawson

One Simple Wish, Katy Lee

Bluebird, Bluebird: a Novel, Attica Locke

Grace: a Novel, Paul Lynch

Insidious Intent, Val McDermid

You Were Meant for Me, Yona Zeldis McDonough

A Wedding in Great Neck, Yona Zeldis McDonough

Ginger Snapped: a Spice Shop Mystery, Gail Oust

The Body in the Casket: a Faith Fairchild Mystery, Katherine Hall Page

Count to Ten, James Patterson

The People vs. Alex Cross, James Patterson

Chase, James Patterson

Fierce Kingdom: a Novel, Gin Phillips

Year One, Nora Roberts

Past Perfect: a Novel, Danielle Steel

Artemis: a Novel, Andy Weir

The Scribe of Siena: a Novel, Melodie Winawer

Quick and Dirty, Stuart Woods



Promise Me, Dad: a Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Joseph R. Biden

The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary  Relationship Between George H. W. Bush  and George W. Bush, Mark K. Updegrove

Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life, Jenna Bush

Bobby Kennedy, Christopher Matthews



The Last Ballad: a Novel, Wiley Cash

The Incredible Magic of Being, Kathryn Erskine

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old, Hendrik Groen

Ginny Moon, Benjamin Ludwig

Royal Crush, Meg Cabot



American Assassin

Breaking Bad, Final Season

The Circle

The Crown: Season One

Despicable Me 3

A Family Man

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Open, Season 3

Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas

Queen of the Desert

Their Finest



Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games, Nick Bruel

Maisy Goes to Preschool, Lucy Cousins

Maisy Learns to Swim, Lucy Cousins

Maisy Grows a Garden, Lucy Cousins

Click, Clack, Moo: I Love You! Doreen Cronin

Mouseling’s Words, Shutta Crum

The Littlest Reindeer, Brandi Dougherty

Norman: the Slug With the Silly Tail, Sue Hendra

A Loud Winter’s Nap, Katy Hudson

Come Home Already! Jory John

Boris On the Move, Andrew Joyner

Hoot and Peep: a Song for Snow, Lita Judge

Someday, Narwhal, Lisa Mantchev

Monica the Marshmallow Fairy, Daisy Meadows

Ice, Ice, Puggy

Down to a Science, Alexandra West

It’s Shoe Time! Mo Willems



What if a Stranger Approaches You? Anara Guard

The Best Book of Trains, Richard Balkwill



The Natural World, Richard Spilsbury

How to  Be a Science Superhero, Richard Spilsbury

Amazing Animals, Richard Spilsbury

The Big Book of Trains



Bird and Squirrel On Ice (Graphic) James Burk

Molly’s Story,: a Dog’s Purpose Novel, Bruce W. Cameron

Trouble Magnet, Nancy E. Krulik

What’s Black and White and Stinks All Over? Nancy E. Krulik

Dance Your Pants Off! Nancy E. Krulik

Dribble, Dribble, Drool! Nancy E. Krulik

Wet and Wild! Nancy E. Krulik

The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Stressing, Obsessing & Second-guessing, Megan McCafferty

The Ship of the Dead, Rick Riordan

Paths & Portals, Gene Luen Yang (Graphic)

Secret Coders: Get With the Program, Gene Luen    Yang (Graphic)



Mirage, Kristi Cook

Haven, Kristi Cook

Eternal, Kristi Cook

The Assassin’s Blade: the Throne of Glass Novellas, Sarah J. Maas

Kids Like Us, Hilary Reyl

An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret Rogerson












Downloadable Audio Books and Ebooks

Patrons of the Epsom Public Library may access and download audio books and ebooks from the New Hampshire State Library at Prior to checking out, the patron must call the Epsom Library for its code to be used with their library card number. This is a free service.

Reviewers Wanted


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.

Kindles at the Library

The Library has six Kindles which may be loaned to patrons. They may be loaned for three weeks. Patrons must be 18 years of age or older and sign an agreement before borrowing an eReader.

Reserve and Renew From the Library’s Website

 You can reserve and renew books from home.  Just go to the library’s website, Click on the Online Resources. Under Card Catalog click to search.  Log on in the upper right hand corner of the catalog, USERNAME is your last name, PIN is your library card number.


Today’s best-seller lists are dominated by series fiction.  Almost every popular author has created a series character, each with a loyal following.  A series may be only two or three books or twenty books, as long as they are the same character. is the premier online guide to series fiction.  It is one of the most helpful and widely-used databases for readers.  You can search it by author, title, character, location, subject, and keyword.  It includes only adult series novels.  If your favorite author writes a series of books with continuing characters, you will find them at this site.

To utilize the website, simply go to and click on the Esequels link.  When asked for a password, enter 03234 plus your library card number.  The final number, however, must be nine (9) digits, so if your card number is less than four digits, place as many zeroes as needed before your library number.  For example, if your library number were 134, the final number you would enter is 032340134.

Weeding Out!

To make room on our shelves for new books, we occasionally “weed out: books that have not seen much usage.  Generally, the books are added to our semi-annual sales.  We are trying something new – displaying the book on a cart down the hall near the rest rooms.  Take a look and “help yourself.”  Money donations would be accepted towards the purchase of new books