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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 »

 

Big Trees of New Hampshire

On Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM, the library will be hosting Kevin Martin who will be showing and discussing the state’s biggest trees as described in his new book “Big Trees of New Hampshire”.  He will tell how he got involved with finding the trees, how lumber from similar trees is used in his boat building work, and how wildlife will use these impressive parts of our landscape. The discussion will cover trees on public land in all parts of the state and where they are located so you can see them for yourself.  City tours of Portsmouth, Nashua and Concord are described as well.  Books for purchase will be available after the presentation for those interested.

INFANT PROGRAM

 Monday, June 13th and June 27rd at 10 am.  Infants and their caregivers enjoy music, songs, and age appropriate toys.  Older siblings can attend Story Time.

 

“Dress for Success” presented by Cashlyn Powers

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

On Wednesday, June 29, at 7:00 PM. Cashlyn Powers-Shaikh will be talking about dressing for success. Whether you are dressing for work, a special occasion, or just don’t know what to do with a favorite scarf, this class can help you look your best.

Attendees are invited to bring from their own personal wardrobe such items as ties, scarves, shoes jewelry, hats, favorite slacks, skirts, blouses, and jackets.

Ms. Powers also suggest, in addition to a few special items, that you bring staple items such as black, tan, white, brown or navy blue.

A graduate of the John Robert Powers Modeling School and Agency, Ms. Powers is a professional model.

 

A MATTER OF BALANCE – CONCORD REGIONAL VISITING NURSE PROGRAM

 

The Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association (CRVNA) is offering an eight-week fall prevention program, “A Matter of Balance.” This program helps adults view falls and the fear of falling as controllable. It also shows participants ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors, and offers exercises to increase strength and balance.

The program takes place on Wednesdays beginning June 22 through August 10, from 10 am to noon at the Epsom Public Library.

Don’t let the fear of falling limit your activities. The program is designed to help participants gain confidence, and learn simple fall prevention strategies.

There is no fee to attend this program and space is limited. To register, call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815, or visit www.crvna.org.

Youth Summer Reading Program

The library invites children in grades K-5 to register for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set. . .Read.” The program begins July 5. There will be a variety of activities at the library, including arts and crafts, movies, raffles, and special programs.

Children need to register for the program at the library beginning Monday, June 20. Each participant will receive a schedule of events and a reading log.

Young children and their families can sign up for our “Early Literacy” program.

This year we are also offering a program for teens called “Get in the Game, , ,Read.”  Teens are invited to sign up at the library and keep track of their reading during the summer, and the library will offer movies, programs, and raffle prizes especially for teens.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored annually by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire, and it encourages youth of all ages to read for pleasure during summer vacation.  For more information about any of these programs, please call Mrs. Benner at the library, 736-9920

Adult Summer Reading Program

EXERCISE YOUR MIND – READ!”

While it hasn’t felt very summerlike, its time to look forward to good reading, entertaining presentations, prizes, and FUN! Sign up will be June 20 to 30.  Be sure to pick up a booklet at the front desk that explains things planned for the 6-week program.

EPSOM BONE BUILDERS

Bone Builders, a strength and balance class for Osteoporosis prevention and led by RSVP volunteers, will be held at the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 10 a.m.. beginning on May 10

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.

DVD Reviews

By Christina Van Horn

Former Boston Globe editor

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet”—Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer, 1927

So It Goes

And this film shoulda went. Director Rob Reiner (usually a respectable craftsman) piled cliche upon cliche in this film that is an upper middle class take off on the working class film St. Vincent. Bill Murray is a Vietnam vet soured on the world and Naomi Watts is the needy mother of a son. Murray is transformed and becomes St. Vincent. Director Ted Melfi left no stone unturned to make sure we could guess the ending.

Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton re-enact St. Vincent in And So It Goes as an upper middle class couple living in somewhat cramped luxury in a wealthy town. Douglas is the curmudgeon who wants nothing to do with anyone, least of all his granddaughter. Keaton is a whiny widow trying to get her career together as a jazz singer. As the film opens, Douglas hates everyone and they hate him. But what happens at the film’s end? This is a no brainer, embarrassingly so.

Both films came out in 2014. I wonder if Reiner and Melfi sat around the Beverly Hills Hotel figuring how they could create buddy films. Do they have this much disdain for the film-going public?

I give this DVD a 1 (and that’s really too high)

Bonneville 2006

The 1966 Pontiac Convertible Bonneville is the star of this film. Three different versions of the car were used — and each deserves top billing as they made their way from Idaho to California. Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates were a pleasure to watch, but seriously, this movie is the upbeat version of Thelma and Louise. There is no Grand Canyon ending — just a decision about what to do with the ashes of Lange’s husband. The resentful stepdaughter (Christine Baranski) wants to entomb her dear daddy. Jessica Lange does not. All is resolved and the sun continues to shine in California.

I give this DVD a 2.

Munich 2005 — Five Oscar nominations

Steven Spielberg went to the mat to create this film about the aftermath of Black September, when a secret Israeli squad hunts down to assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed responsible for murdering the nine Israel athletes at the Munich Olympics. The film is based on fact — Bella Abzug did indeed setup this squad. The movie is about the squad and the impact on themas who led it. Spielberg brings us the story and questions about the ethics of using violence to combat violence. He makes no judgment; just puts out this intense story and leaves a determination to the viewer.

I give this DVD a 5.

 

Story Times and LEGO Club

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:  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.

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 nh.lib.overdrive.com. 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.

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.

Trustees Meeting

The Epsom Public Library Trustees will meet on Monday, July 11,  at 6:30 pm.