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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.

Book Sale

The library will hold a book sale October 7- 14.  Donations of clean books, audio books, and DVDs in good condition may be dropped off starting on Monday, October 2 during regular library hours.

Please do not leave donations outdoors

The Library does not accept donations of encyclopedias, textbooks, Readers’ Digest condensed books, or VHS tapes.

 

Movie Matinees

MOVIE MATINEES

On Wednesday, October 4, at 1:30 we will be showing the film The Hero.  Sam Elliot stars as a former Western icon fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image, and most importantly, his heart after a surprise diagnosis.

Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 Allied will be shown.  Brad Pitt stars as an intelligence officer who learns that his wife may be working for the enemy giving him only 72 hours to prove her innocence and save his family.  This film is rated R for violence, some nudity, language and drug use.

Tuesday, October 17 at 1:30 the selection is The Promise.   Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the film follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned journalist based in Paris (IMDb). They need to survive as the world around them crumbles, and one of history’s darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.

A change of pace on Wednesday, October 25 as we play Going In Style.  This comedy stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. 

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.  (IMDb)

Artists Exhibition and Reception

A reception will be held for photographer Ron St. Jean and artist Diane St. Jean on October 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Their dual exhibits will be on display from October 7 through November 25.

Diane’s abstract paintings, titled “The Inner Landscape”, offer the viewer quiet landscapes of the imagination, meditations on color and light, and impressions of weathered surfaces.  A stick form of oil paint was used to create layered and scraped strokes of color on small, intimate paintings.

Ron’s collection of photographs is titled “Pretty Common Things”.  Ordinary objects or familiar scenes are photographed to suggest a story, or to reveal details that might not have been noticed when first viewed.  Ron photographs digitally and prints using archival inks and papers.

Family Movie

          Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie will be shown on Monday, October 9th at 2 p.m.

The movie is rated PG, and popcorn and drinks will be provided.  No school for ECS students that day.

Flu Clinic

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association will hold a flu clinic at the library on Wednesday, October 18, from 4 – 6 p.m.

The discounted cash or check charge is $30 per immunization.  Clients who present an insurance card from one of the following carriers: Medicare B, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, or Anthem do not need to pay a fee.

October Book Discussion Group

The novel Last Days of Night by Graham Moore is the selection to be discussed on Wednesday, October 18, at 6:00 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME.

“New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history–and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?” (GoodReads)

If you would like to join in the discussion, you may stop by the library to obtain a copy of the book.

The Capital Crimes of Witchcraft

 

            Thanks to an award of funds from the NH Humanities to Go program, the library will present “The Capital Crimes of Witchcraft” with Margo Burns on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m.

The program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death. However, Margo explores an array of prosecutions throughout Seventeenth Century New England, from arrest warrants, indictments of formal death charges, to reversals of excommunications years afterwards

Most interesting, Margo Burns is the 10th generation great-granddaughter of Rebecca Nurse who was hanged in Salem in 1692 on the charge of witchcraft.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a most enlightening and interesting evening

Teen Movie

On Friday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m., we will show Transformers: The Last Knight. The movie is rated PG 13, and pizza and drinks will be provided.  Donations of snacks and desserts are appreciated.

American Girl “Luau: Tea Party

Save the date! The American Girl “Luau” Tea Party will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 1:30 p.m.  Girls and their guest are invited for an afternoon of fun. Wear your favorite outfit, bring your favorite doll, and be prepared to “hula”.

Seating is limited, so sign-up is required. The sign-up sheet will be at the circulation desk beginning October 11.

Refreshments will be finger sandwiches, tea breads, fruit, desserts, tea, and punch. A craft activity will be included.

We will be having a drawing for the newest American Girl Doll, “Nanea”. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Thank You!

The Library would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent Touch A Truck event such a huge success.  More than 200 children and their families attended and had a great time looking at the many different community and construction vehicles on display.

Thank you to White Mountain Coffee for the coffee bar, Blake’s Bounce Business, LCC, for the bounce house/slide, food donation from Betsy Bosiak, Armand Claris, Nancy Claris, and Miriam Yeaton; Bill and Maryann Zirngiebel, POPSCORN; and volunteers Gary Benner, Kristy Bowen, Madison Bowen, and Mary Nericcio.

Also thanks to all our great truckers: Ken Brown, Bruce and Jackie Clattenburg, Alex Davis of NH State Police; Rick Davis of Davis Fuels of Epsom; and Scot Decota.

Thanks also to Nick Angelone and Erin O’Brien from the Epsom Fire Dept; the Epsom Police Dept; Josh Fixler; Fort Mt. Trailwinders; Whitey Foss of K&K Landscape Supplies; Bob Pettingill of Michie Corp; Gordon Wheeler, and Norman Yeaton.

Mrs. Benner would like to give a special Thank You to Rick Belanger, owner of Ponderosa, for organizing all the vehicles and advertising the event!

Congratulations to our raffle winners: Amanda Mate 1st, Ryan Violette 2nd, and Sierra Klepper 3rd.

Chess Anyone?

Brian O’Neill is looking for people interested in forming a new chess club from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays.  All ages and levels of experience are invited to come to play and learn.

No experience? That’s great, too. Brian is more than willing to teach new players.

For more information, contact BrianONeil2@gmail.com.