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Jan-Feb 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 1

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Epping Blood Drive Monday, February 12th

Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors.

There will be a blood drive in Epping on Monday, February 12th from 1:00-6:00 pm at American Legion Post 51 at 232 Calef Highway in Epping.

Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800 – 733- 2767.

Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library - additional events

The Library has added events occurring in February. Below are the remaining February events:

Feb. 10: “Banjos, Bones, and Ballads” Jeff Warner Concert – 3 pm

Jeff Warner, one of the nation’s foremost performers of American traditional music, will share his talent and knowledge with an entertaining concert of songs on concertina, banjo, guitar and several "pocket instruments," such as bones and Jew's harp. Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program. This program is funded in part by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more atwww.nhhumanities.org

Feb. 13 & 20: Children’s Yoga – 4 pm

Our Children's Yoga series continues, taught by Kripalu yoga teacher Leah Pacione. This program is a great way to introduce kids to yoga, or allow them to continue a healthy habit. Each session is a bit different than the last, tailored to the interests of participants and sometimes taking on playful themes. Just show up in comfortable clothes, ready to stretch and have fun!

Feb. 15: Great Gardens Lecture Series: Preparing Your Garden Soil – 4 pm

Whether you grow flowers, fruit or foliage, healthy soil is essential for your success. The latest presentation in our Great Gardens Lecture Series, given by Patty Laughlin of Lorax Landscaping, will cover Preparing Your Garden Soil. The talk will start with a brief introduction to healthy living soils and give you some pointers on how to assess what you have in your own garden. Then we’ll discuss options and techniques for preparing new garden beds, renovating older gardens and maintaining soil health in existing plantings. Get a head start on planning your garden!

Feb. 20: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm

The Dusty Olde Mystery Book Group will be meeting to discuss Hag’s Nook by John Dickson Carr. Copies are available at the library.

Feb.22: Game Afternoon – 1 pm

Choose from Scrabble, Cribbage, Mahjong, and a variety of other games to play!

Feb, 22: Author Event: Black History in Seacoast New Hampshire – 6:30 pm
February is Black History Month and the library is excited to have local author Deborah Knowlton speak about black history in Seacoast New Hampshire and share information from her book, Color Me Included. In using original clergy records from First Congregational Church of Hampton, Knowlton discovered nearly 100 African Americans who fought in the Revolution, aided physicians during the distemper, were baptized and became church members and contributed to the genesis of a market economy in the seacoast. Knowlton’s research has continued to cover Epping’s history as well, where she has gathered information about 18th-century African Americans from census, probated wills, pauper rolls and town history gleanings. Come hear more history and stories from the author herself!

Feb. 27: Special Story time: Super Saving, Super Spending - 11:15 am

A story time with activities for both young children and parents to develop good habits related to money-- kids will learn basic ideas about money and parents will learn tips on how to begin raising financially responsible kids. There will be exercises, crafts, tips and tricks, featuring a money-savvy superhero. The storytime is lead by local money coach Pam Richardson.

Feb. 27: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm

The Contemporary Book Group will be meeting Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towle. New members are always welcome.