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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 »

 

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Congratulations to our young readers: Cecilia Brown-100 books; Logan Esatbrook-300 and Evie Mate-300 books.

18th Century Doll House Display

By Christina Van Horn

The Van Horn Dollhouse comes to life in the Epsom Library.

The creation of this dollhouse was a family affair.  Over 30 years, Ralph Van Horn of Pittsfield built innumerable pieces of 18th Century dollhouse furniture kits on a 1:12 inch scale.  He meticulously constructed each piece.  The drawers open and close; the chairs and sofas are upholstered; and the three-sided folding screen was constructed with a museum gift card!  He labeled and signed each piece.  His wife, Maureen Van Horn, crafted tiny books, and, while traveling, always kept an eye open for memento miniatures, such as a candelabrum or a bowl.

Ralph amassed quite a furniture collection, but he never wanted to actually build a dollhouse.  He passed that torch to his oldest daughter, Christina, who lived in California.  With her then husband Dana Milner, she immediately went to work building the shell of this 18th Century home.

Once Dana had completed the shell and electrified it, Christina started interior and exterior finishing. (She splurged – the price shall remain undisclosed – on a handmade German chandelier, which is the only one that doesn’t work.)  In a two-year period, she applied wooden siding, shingles, windows, doors, flooring and moldings, always staying as true as possible to 18th Century styles.  She built the cornices and wallpapered and painted rooms, decorated fireplaces, and put together the staircase.  She set the dining room table with china and flatware and tiny goblets. Many years before the dollhouse was even considered, Christina had cross-stitched a depiction of the Warner House in Portsmouth, and had given it to Ralph. He kept it, and it is now a part of the house.

Bea Van Horn, Ralph’s mother, had given Christina dollhouse furniture over the years that wasn’t the right period for the house.  These pieces went into the attic as no Colonial house is without its upper “storage” story.  Bea made the red and white pillows.  The canopy lace in the master bedroom came from an heirloom nightgown Bea had given to Christina, who saved it.

Landscaping was difficult as the dollhouse supply shop was located in California, not a haven for New England foliage.  The birdhouse, however, was created by Gilbert Paige, formerly of Pittsfield, and Pittsfield Weaving donated the rugs.

(The dollhouse is currently on display in the Reference Room of the Library.)

Story Times

Mondays,10 a.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.  Children listen to stories, sing songs, and do craft activities.  March themes include rainbows, St. Patrick’s Day, and lions and lambs.

Toddler Time

TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Toddlers and their parent/caregiver enjoy songs, stories, movement activities, and a craft.)

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

Epsom Public Library Historical Center

The Epsom Public Library Historical Center is open on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 6 – 8 p.m.  The Trustees would appreciate volunteers  for those hours. Please call the library at 736-9920 if you would be willing to help.

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.

Knitting, Etc. Group

Just a reminder that if you knit, crochet, or do any kind of handwork., you are welcome to join the Tuesday night knitting group.  The group meets informally in the cozy fireplace/magazine room at 6:30 p.m., and everyone enjoys an evening of knitting and socialization

Trustees Meeting

The Epsom Public Library Trustees will meet on Monday,  October 2, at 6:30 pm. at the Epsom Public Library.

Friends of the Library

The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be October 16, at 7 p.m. at the library. New members are always welcome.

 

 

New Materials for September

ADULT NON-FICTION

Guinness World Records 2018 (Oversize)

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, Katy Tur

Patient Safety Survival Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Others from Medical Errors, Gretchen Watson

Putting Food By, Stephen Schmidt

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in The Stacks, Annie Spence

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker: 110 Recipes (including desserts!), Plus Test-Kitchen Tips and Strategies

No Vacancy: the Rise, Demise, and Reprise of America’s Motels, Mark Okrant

Why Buddhism is True: the Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, Robert     Wright

 

ADULT FICTION

Down a Dark Road, Linda Castillo (lg. print)

Don’t Let Go, Harlan Coben

Robert B. Parker’s the Hangman’s Sonnet, Reed Farrel Coleman

The Café by the Sea: a Novel, Jenny Colgan

Enigma, Catherine Coulter

The Romanov Ransom: a Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure, Clive Cussler

The Child Finder: a Novel, Rene Denfeld

Knife Creek, Paul Doiron

The Vengeance of Mothers: the Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, Jim Fergus

A Column of Fire, Ken Follett

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: a Novel, Jamie Ford

Rizzoli & Isles: I Know a Secret: a Novel, Tess Gerritsen

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo

The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson

Proof of Life: a J.P. Beaumont Novel, Judith A. Jance

The Western Star, Craig Johnson

To Be Where You Are, Jan Karon

The Curiosity, Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird, Stephen P. Kiernan

A Legacy of Spies, John Le Carre

Firstborn, Tosca Moon Lee (lg. print)

The Proving, Beverly Lewis

The Unquiet Grave: a Novel, Sharyn McCrumb

The Burning Girl: a Novel, Claire Messud

Need to Know, Fern Michaels

Caroline:  Little House, Revisited, Sarah Elizabeth Miller

Enemy of the State: a Mitch Rapp Novel, Kyle Mills

Murder at the Grands: a Kary Turnell Mystery,  Mark Okrant

Death by Lobster: a Kary Turnell Mystery, Mark Okrant

Whacked: a Kary Turnell Mystery, Mark Okrant

George and Lizzie: a Novel, Nancy Pearl

Class Houses: a Novel, Louise Penny

The Essex Serpent: a Novel, Nancy Pearl

Secrets in Death: an Eve Dallas Novel, J.D. Robb

Apprentice in Death, J.D. Robb

The Hollow, Nora Roberts

Death in Disguise: a Monika Paniatowski Mystery,

Sally Spencer

The Hidden, a Monika Paniatowski Mystery, Sally Spencer

The Right Time: a Novel, Danielle Steel

My Absolute Darling, Gabriel Tallent

The Red Hunter, Lisa Unger

 

BIOGRAPHY

What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Woman Who Smashed Codes:  A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, Jason       Fagone

 

DVDS

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Long Haul

Ghost in the Shell

Homeland: The Complete Fourth Season

The Lion King

Megan Leavey

A United Kingdom

The Zookeeper’s Wife

 

CHILDREN’S FICTION

Penguins Love Colors, Sarah Aspinall

Baabwaa and Wooliam, David Elliott

All the Way to Havana, Margarita Engle

The Mouse House, Poppy Green

A Surprise Visitor, Poppy Green

The Magic Rings,  Paula Harrison

The Snow Jewel, Paula Harrison

The Storm Dragon, Paula Harrison

The Sky Unicorn, Paula Harrison

Marigold Bakes a Cake, Mike Malbrough

Amy Snowycoat’s Daring Dive, Daisy Meadows

Emma Littleleap Takes A Chance, Daisy Meadows

Freya Snufflenose’s Lost Laugh, Daisy Meadows

Lola Fluffywhiskers Pops Up, Daisy Meadows

Phoebe Paddlefoot Makes a Splash, Daisy    Meadows

Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! Jamie Michalak

Kiss It Better, Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Creepy Pair of Underwear! Aaron Reynolds

Nerdy Birdy Tweets, Aaron Reynolds

Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? Brianna Caplan Sayres

Autumn Hide-and Squeak, Steve Wilson

Tea With Oliver, Mika Song

 

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

Baby Skunks, Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Different Cultures, Rebecca Pettiford

Different Families, Rebecca Pettiford

 

JUNIOR NON-FICTION

Armenia, Sakina Dhilawala

Ukraine, Volodymyr Bassis

The Care and Keeping of You 2: the Body Book for Older Girls, Cara Familian Natterson

Guy Stuff, the Body Book for Boys, Cara Familian Natterson

Tahiti, Roseline NgCheong-Lum

Algeria/ Falaq Kagda & Zawiah Abdul Latif, Falaq Kagda

Luxembourg, Patricia Sheehan

 

JUNIOR FICTION

Dragon’s Breath, E. D. Baker

The Frog Princess, Book One, in the Tales of The Frog Princess, E.D. Baker

 No Place for Magic, E. D. Baker

Once Upson a Curse, E. D. Baker

The Princess and the Pearl, E. D. Baker

Runaway Pony, Kristin Earhart

Finding Luck, Kristin Earhart

The List, Patricia Forde

Marvel Captain America: the Winter Soldier, Alexander Irvine

All’s Faire in Middle School, Victoria Jamieson

Quest for the Golden Arrow, Carrie Jones

A Forever Friend, Judy Katschke

Pony Swim, Judy Katschke

Teacher’s Pet, Judy Katschke

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid, Robin Mellom

The Stars Beneath our Feet, David Barclay Moore

Dog Man: a Tale of Two Kitties, Dav Pilkey (Graphic)

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776, Lauren Tarshis

The Glass Town Game, Catherynne M. Valente

Wild Bird, Wendelin Van Draanen

The Mystery of the Screech Owl, Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Song of Glory and Ghost, Nathan D. Wilson

Calling on Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede

Talking to Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

All In: a Naturals Novel, Jennifer Barnes

Bad Blood, Jennifer Barnes

The Final Spark, Richard Paul Evans

Tower of Dawn, Sarah J. Maas

The Gauntlet, Megan Shepherd

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, F. C. Yee