The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day.
On Wednesday, November 25, the day before Thanksgiving, the library will close at 3:00 p.m. We will re-open on Saturday, November 27 with the regular hours, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“The Way I See It,” an exhibition by photographer Ken Kartes, opens on October 31 at the library and will run through December 12.
The artist’s love of nature, which is evident in his work, began with his visits to the zoo in his hometown of Stoneham, MA, and continues with the inspiration he finds outside his door in Dover, NH, as well as around the Great Bay Area, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.
“Being open to what nature has to offer is key to me. Some of my best photos Read more [...]
The next children’s cooking class will be on Monday, November 30th at 3:45 pm. The children will make fresh spring rolls with Vietnamese dipping sauce. Reservations are required. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library.
Special Thanks; To Heather Bowes for another great children’s cooking class held in October. Thirteen children attended and made pumpkin soup and smoothies and a fun apple spooky snack!
These passes are provided by the Friends of the Epsom Library, a group which meets at the library the third Monday of each month at 7 pm, and funds projects which might not otherwise be available – new members always welcome. We hope you will enjoy some of the great local “take-ins” listed below. You may reserve the passes for a particular date by calling 736-9920.
The American Independence Museum One Governors Lane Exeter, NH. www.independencemuseum.org 603-772-2622. Managed by Read more [...]
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
Story Time: Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30p.m. Join us for stories, songs and crafts.
Toddler Time: Beginning on September 10, Toddler Time is changing to Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.
LEGO Club is Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The library has a wonderful LEGO collection. Children make a creation and can display it in the library.
Don’t forget to check out the What Is It? corner on the new books shelf. Objects get changed every two weeks and the answers are posted on the bulletin board. No prize, just bragging rights. Put on your thinking cap.
by Christina Van Horn
Former Boston Globe editor
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
-― Albert Einstein
World War II is the war that was considered the war of the best and the brightest. Paeans are paid to it every year in some country in some way shape or form. There is no shortage of books, fiction and non-fiction, or films that are based on some aspect of this war.
At times, locating a book that Read more [...]
REVIEWS by Christina Van Horn Former Boston Globe editor
“May the Force be with you. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) Star Wars
This film tells two stories about slavery. One is about Captain John Newton, an Englishman who captains a slave ship from Africa to the colonies. Because he was flogged while serving in the English Navy, Newton is not without sympathy for the slaves he is responsible for getting to the New World.
One of the slaves is a boy who is given a certain Read more [...]
What I love most about libraries is that the books can only be borrowed, but the knowledge and inspiration they contain are yours to keep.
— Anthony Breznican
Satchel — Larry Tye
Satchel Paige was the Negro leagues’ most outstanding pitcher; yet we hear only about Jackie Robinson. Paige was pitching shutouts long before Robinson, but he did not have the polish and education that enabled Robinson to break the baseball color line long before Paige did. Paige’s extraordinary pitching Read more [...]
"If you build it, he will come."
Shoeless Joe Jackson/Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams (1989)
Daphne (2008 - PBS biopic)
Daphne du Maurier, bestselling author of Rebecca, a novel that still holds its own 75 years after its publication, was a complicated woman.
This film is based on her letters and diaries, but it is not a documentary. That she lived out her marriage in Cornwall to Sir Frederick Browning and bore three children to him in no way begins to depict her complicated Read more [...]
By Christina Van Horn
Former Boston Globe editor
“My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn't have any excuse to be stupid.”― Joan Bauer, Rules of the Road
Editorial Comment — How many of you can claim a pile of unread books somewhere in your house? If so, you know that these books carry with them great import: They are the books that you must always have on hand. Undoubtedly they are much more important than term life insurance Read more [...]