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EPSOM PUBLIC LIBRARY

December 2021 NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 

STORY TIMES

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.  and Wednesdays at 10: am.  Children and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, and receive a take home craft bag.  December themes include Christmas, Hanukah, winter weather, and hibernation

 

CHILDREN’S MOVIE 

Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 1:30 p.m.:  Paw  Patrol “The Movie”:    The movie is rated PG and snacks and drinks will be provided!  Masks are required except while eating.   Maximum number is 30, total.  Please sign up at the library or call 603-736-9920.  (No Story Time.)

 

FAMILY MOVIE 

Wednesday, December 29th, 6:30 p.m.,  Jungle Cruise.  The movie is rated PG 13, and snacks and drinks will be provided! Masks are required except while eating.  Maximum number is 30 total.   Please sign up at the library or call 603-736-9920.

 

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN 

Congratulations to our young readers: Gideon Alix, 300 books; Isabelle Davis, 500 books; Oren Driscoll, 200 books; Nash Drouin, 800 books; Grayson Hamilton, 200 books; Noah Huntley, 100 books; Rosalei Pendlebury, 200 books; and Mason Verville, 200 books.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

 

MOVIE MATINEES will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons:

On December 1, “A Christmas Carol”:  

Academy Award winner George C. Scott gives a powerful performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in this truly heartwarming Charles Dickens classic. An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

 

 December 8, “12 Mighty Orphans”:

“This is the inspiring true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage, led during the Great Depression by innovative coach Rusty Russe, to the state championship.”  From the container.

 

December 15, “One Christmas Eve:”

Christmas Eve…one of the most magical nights of the year.  Family, friends, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All.   But NOT at the Blackmores.  Anne Heche, Kevin Daniels, and one cute Beagle puppy lead the cast of this funny and moving film.

 

December 22, “Fisherman’s Friends”:

A fast living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen.  You will be tapping your feet in no time.

 

December 29, “A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery – “Ships in the Night”:

When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with the local Doctor – and an old flame- Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer.  Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Sarah Lind.                           


 

BOOK DISCUSSION

            The Book Discussion Group will meet Saturday, December 4,  9:30 a.m. to discuss “The Giver of Stars”, by JoJo Moyes.  Book discussions will be held the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am.  However, January’s meeting will be canceled as it falls on New Year’s Day. 

            Our next meeting will be February 5th  to discuss “Be Frank with Me” by  Julia Claiborne Johnson.

 

LIBRARY CLOSINGS

            The Library will be closed on Saturday, December 25th, for Christmas Day.

            The Library will be closed on Saturday, January 1, 2022, for New Year’s Day.

                       

KNITTERS GROUP

            The Knitters Group will continue to meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

 

EPSOM CENTRAL SCHOOL CHORUS

            The Epsom School Chorus will be regaling the Epsom Public Library with music on Tuesday, December 14th at 5:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and come join us for hot cocoa and cheer as we listen to them sing/carol just outside the library under the lights.

 

FOOT CARE CLINIC

            The Library will be hosting the VNA the  third Thursday of each month from 10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a Foot Care Clinic. First day will be December 16th. This service is open to anyone 65 and older.  To schedule an appointment call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.

 

GIVING  TREE TAGS

            The library will have a Giving Tree at the circulation desk with tags labeled with a child’s age and suggested gifts.  If you wish to help a child in need, we invite you to come to the library and choose a tag. Please bring unwrapped gifts into the library by December 22nd. 

 

NEW MATERIALS

            Take a look and see what new materials were added to our collection last month.  To see covers and descriptions for each book, please go to our online catalog.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a carousel of “What’s New.” Click on sort by “Call Number” to see the titles organized as you are used to seeing them.