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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.

Grief Through the Holiday Season – Change of Date

The holiday season can be a time of great joy, but for those grieving the death of a loved one, it can be a time of great stress and can intensify feelings of grief.  Join together with others who are grieving to share concerns, and learn tools for coping with the stress of the holiday season.  December 19, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is helpful, but not required.  Please contact Carmella Dow, Bereavement Coordinator for Concord Regional VNA for more information or to register.  224-4093 ext. 2828.

Movie Matinees

December 6, 1:30 p.m. A Family Man

Gerard Butler stars as Dane Jensen, a headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in his cut-throat job placement firm.  As he gears up for the toughest fight of his career, his 10-year-old son also faces his toughest fight when he is diagnosed with cancer.  Dane’s dream of owning the company clashes with the needs of his family who need him now more than ever.

 

December 13, 1:30 p.m.  The Circle

Amazon calls this film a gripping modern thriller starring Emma Watson (Mae) and Tom Hanks (Eamon Bailey).  Mae lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle.  Mr. Bailey, the company’s founder, encourages her to take part in a groundbreaking experiment.  Before long, her participation in the experiment pushes the boundaries of privacy, and the decisions she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and even humanity.

 

December 20, 1:30 p.m. Queen of  the Desert

This is a biographical story of a woman caught between two worlds.  Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell who rebels against the stifling rigidity of life at the turn of the century England.  She travels to Tehran and begins a lifelong adventure across the Arab world.  This film was shot on location in Morocco and Jordan and contains outstanding photography.

 

Polar Express

The annual “Polar Express Event” will be held on Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m.  Come decorate cookies, enjoy the Hot Chocolate/Coffee Bar, courtesy of White Mountain Coffee, and watch the movie!  Join us for the fun, wear your pajamas, and don’t forget your pillow/blanket.

Please call the library at 736-9920 to make a reservation!

Children’s Movie

Tuesday, December 19, 1:30 p.m. Paw Patrol Pups Save Christmas. Snacks and drinks provided.

 

Family Movie

Tuesday, December 26, 6:30 p.m. Despicable Me 3 The movie is rated PG and popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Games Anyone?

            Do you enjoy Cribbage, Bridge, or Mahjong? Some patrons have expressed an interest in meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Mahjong.  If you are interested, please contact the library.

Other patrons would like to start groups for Cribbage and/or bridge, times to be decided by interested parties.

If you have any interest in any of these, please contact the library.

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.

 

Artist Exhibit and Reception

The library is pleased to present “Like Mother, Like Daughter” an exhibit of fiber art/quilting by Tracy Szanto and mixed media work by her daughter, Sharon Zimmerman.

Tracy is well-known in the area for her business, Dreamland Machine Quilting, and for her many accomplishments and awards – including several from the prestigious MQX Festival and the Vermont Quilt show – as a quilter and fiber artist.

Sharon, who has a passion for creating in any form, has a BFA in photography, but mixes those skills with fiber art, painting and even metal work.

A public reception will be held Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Patron Review by Emily Spaulding

I Knew You When, by Mark Okrant

(Editor’s Note: Main character Kary Turnell is a university professor who is drawn into investigations at historic resort hotels. In this second book in the series, a friend’s body is found in the shrubbery at the Mount Washington Resort.)

A mystery with suspense and interest, I Knew You When takes place at the Mount Washington Resort. The book held my attention, and the characters were entertaining and believable. Two teachers, one of whom is the main character’s sister-in-law, are at the hotel for a conference. The sister-in-law has been estranged from Investigator Kary Turnell for some time.    I didn’t figure out who the murderer was until near the end of the book.     If you like reading NH mystery writers and want a fun and easy read, try getting this twist-and-turner.  I’d give it 4 stars out of 5.

 

Thank You!

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who helped make our American Girl Tea Party a wonderful success. Thank you to all our bakers, and teen and adult volunteers who gave so much time helping with the party. Congratulations to Maddy Decker who won the doll raffle!

New Hampshire Downloadable Books Login Change

Later this summer patrons of the Library will need to log into the Downloadable Books site using a password in addition to a library card number.  Please contact the library (736-9920) to learn your password and to ensure that your library account is in good standing.