Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Movie Matinees

 

 

On Wednesday, March 29 the Epsom Public Library will be showing the movie, “Hackshaw Ridge” at 1:30.  Directed by Mel Gibson the film tells the true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of World War II saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.   He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor according to publicity for the film.  Pete Hammond of “Deadline” said “This is a truly remarkable and moving film about unimaginable courage in the face of impossible odds.”

Artists’ Exhibit – “Do You See What I See?”

            Six New Hampshire artists, known as High Season Artists, take ‘flights of fancy” from what is usually seen as the ordinary and the mundane. Their work will be on exhibit at the Epsom Public Library from March 11 – April 22.      

Kathy Hanson, Russet Jennings, Mary Nichols, Ann Saunderson, Mary Straub, and Teresa Taylor have worked together for a number of years, always attempting to push their boundaries and skills.  Working in charcoal and pastel, they present works that provide wonder, humor – and worry!  Done over the past year, the works were inspired by Boston artist/teacher Bill Flynn’s workshop on drawing from observation to metaphor by depicting everyday objects in various settings. The insights derived from Flynn’s workshop set the group forward on a new path of discovery. Their goal was not to create realistic representations but rather to search for relationships, hidden energies, the unknown, and the mystery contained within what is usually beneath our notice.

The members are grateful to the Kimball Jenkins School of Art for giving them studio space in which to work..

A reception for “Do You See What I See” will be held on Friday, March 10 from 5 – 7 pm

Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, April  19, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See.

“From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller [concerns] a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

“Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, [the author] illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer ‘whose sentences never fail to thrill.’” (Los Angeles Times).From the Pulitzer Prize web site.

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

 

Chess Anyone?

           Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club, set to begin Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Library.  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 .Contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com. for more information

Knitting, Etc. Group

Just a reminder that if you knit, crochet, or do any kind of handwork., you are welcome to join the Tuesday night knitting group.  The group meets informally in the cozy fireplace/magazine room at 6:30 p.m., and everyone enjoys an evening of knitting and socialization

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.  March themes include rainbows, St. Patrick’s Day, and lions and lambs.

Trustees Meeting

The Epsom Public Library Trustees will meet on Monday,  April 3, at 6:30 pm. at the Epsom Public Library.

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.

Knitters/Crafters

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or other similar crafts?  You are invited to join our congenial, fun knitters every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. for an enjoyable and relaxing evening

Trustees Meeting – Tuesday July 10 at 5:30pm