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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.

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.

Movie Matinees

MOVIES **

On Wednesday, January 4, at 1:30, movie matinees continue with Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

Florence Bayfield is a New York socialite who dreams of becoming an opera star.  Unfortunately, the voice she hears in her head is ridiculously awful to others.  Her husband and biggest fan is determined to stage a huge concert at Carnegie Hall and make her performance a success.  This film is “a comedy that hits the right notes.”

 

On January 11 at 1:30 we will show Sully, starring Tom Hanks.  Everyone witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Sully Sullenberger glided his crippled airliner onto the Hudson River, saving 155 lives.  What people don’t realize was that there was an investigation into the incident which threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

 

Still Life will be shown on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:30.  Based on the novel by Louise Penny, the movie introduces the viewer to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  When a beloved school teacher is found dead, the possibility of murder leaves the quaint town of Three Pines aghast.  Chief Inspector Gamache is asked to investigate the strange death.

Will he be successful in finding the killer and bring peace to the little town?

 

The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, will be presented on Wednesday, January 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant who enjoys numbers more than people.  To those around him, he is a CPA.  However, in reality he freelances for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.

When the Treasury Department starts to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client, a state-of-the-art robotics company. However, when   an accounting clerk discovers a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. Christian begins to uncook the books. As the truth closes in, the body count begins to rise.

(** Movie information provided by IMBD)

PLEASE NOTE: In case of snow on any of these matinee days, please call the library to be sure we are plowed out and open

Memory Cafe

On January 13 at 2:00 p.m., the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will present author Marjorie Burke who will discuss her and her husband’s book, Melting Ice, Shifting Sand, a deeply honest and moving account of their struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The one-hour presentation will include a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served.

Book Discussion Group

            The Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Kate Alcott’s The Daring Ladies of Lowell.

“Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of ‘the mill girls.’  The hours are long and the conditions are bad, but Alice soon finds a true friend in Lovey Cornell, a saucy, strong-willed girl who is outspoken about the dangers they face in the factories . . . and about Alice opening her heart to a blossoming relationship with Samuel Fiske, the handsome and sympathetic son of the mill’s owner.
“But when Lovey is found dead under suspicious circumstances, a sensational trial brings the workers’ unrest to a boiling point, leaving Alice  torn between finding justice for her friend and her growing passion for the man with whom she had no business falling in love.” (Amazon Review)

Anyone interested in joining the discussion is invited to stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

Library Anniversary

Ten years ago January 20, our new library was dedicated!  We are going to celebrate from Saturday, January 21, through Saturday, January 28.

We invite you to stop by during the week to visit and have refreshments.

Youth News and Events

STORY TIMES:

Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do craft activities.  January themes include polar bears, penguins, gingerbread, and winter. Mondays, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday: 3:30 p.m.

 

LEGO CLUB

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

 

TODDLER TIME

            New Day! Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft

 

Artist Exhibit – Juxtapositions by Jean Stimmell

Photographer Jean Stimmell’s Juxtapositions exhibit is currently on display at the library through January 7, 2017.

Mr. Stimmell says that the theme for this exhibit “came to me by accident, after noticing that certain of my images – those which spoke strongest to me – also spoke directly to a particular other of my photographs, even though the two were often separated by subject, time, and space. It is my feeling that pairing them together – putting them in juxtaposition—increases the ambience and narrative power of both.”

Jean Stimmell is a New Hampshire Art Association member who has had a life-long passion for photography, beginning with his first Brownie camera, followed by building his first darkroom at 13 in his parents’ basement.

In addition to his passion for photography, Mr. Stimmell received a Master’s Degree in 1995

and started a new career as a psychotherapist which he still practices part-time.

A reception will be held for him at the library on Friday, December 2, from 5-7 p.m.

Thank You!

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped with our annual Polar Express Event:  Richard and Linda Clark, owners of White Mountain Coffee for the wonderful hot chocolate and coffee bar; Mary Fougere for making the beautiful bell ornaments for all the children to take home; and all of Santa’s helpers who baked cookies, donated frosting, and helped with clean up.  Everyone had a great time

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.  Sponsored jointly by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, this free program will be offered at the library on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. beginning February 2 through April 6.

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.

If you are 50 and older and can’t afford a tax preparation service, this program is made especially for you.

Any taxpayer whose return is within the program’s scope is welcome.  Although this is a free service, you will need to make an appointment. For further information you may visit www.nhtaxhelp.org or call 211.

This is a volunteer program.  The tax preparers are certified annually by the IRS in ethics and federal tax law.

 

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.

Epsom Public Library Historical Center

The Center is open on Wednesdays, from 6 – 8 p.m.  The Trustees would appreciate volunteers  for those hours. Please call the library if you would be willing to help.