March-April 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 2

Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (Mar-Apr) of this newsletter will be available in early Mar 2018. We will accept submissions through April 25, 2018 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.

Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library

Epping's Public Library
151 Main Street, Epping

734-4587 (Adult Dept.)
679-5944 (Children’s Dept.)
679-5884 (Fax)
Youth Dept. e-mail:
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Hours: Monday, Friday – 10 - 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 – 8
Saturday – 10 - 2
Sunday – 12 noon - 4

Upcoming Events at the Library

Story time continues on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 11:15 am, with a new story and craft each week!

March 24Ancestry Photo Project – 2 pm-6 pm
Photographer Marianne Bradaric is taking portraits of New Hampshire residents and welcoming stories about people’s ancestry and roots; have your photograph taken professionally and be a part of this exciting art project! Each person photographed will receive a copy of the photograph and the final art project will be shown in Germany, the artist’s home country. Stop by any time between 2 pm and 6 pm at the library.

March 26Society of Eloquent Artists - 5:30 pm

Join in for a free art class with a no-rules theme, led by Donna Corriveau and Angie Beaudoin. Enjoy an open atmosphere with nothing but support, focusing on the therapeutic nature of art. There will be a short demonstration at the beginning of class on the art medium for the day. While you explore each medium, open conversation with no judgement or agenda is encouraged. Open to any ability and knowledge of art.

March 27: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm

The Contemporary Book Group will be meeting to discuss The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo.  New members are always welcome.

March 27, April 3, 10, 17: 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!

March 28: AMC Map and Compass Workshop – 6 pm *Register in Advance

In this workshop given generously by an Appalachian Mountain Club Excursion Leader, learn basic navigational skills, how to read a map, and how to plan a route. These skills are important for many outdoor activities, so take advantage of this chance to learn from a skilled leader! Please bring a compass and a map; the compass should have a clear rectangular base (a Suunto A-30, for example), and the map should preferably be a White Mountains Map with the Presidential Range. We will have some extra materials to share if you’re not able to bring your own. The workshop is free, but we ask for registration in advance as space is limited-- call 734-4587, email or stop into the library.

April 11Knitting & Handiwork Group - 6:30 pm

Bring your knitting projects, cross stitch, embroidery, crocheting, hand-quilting, etc. to socialize and share ideas with other local crafters. All levels of experience welcome!

April 14Paws to Read – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Leon returns to the library for a Paws to Read program! Children of all ages are invited to spend 20 minute sessions reading out loud to Leon in order to build confidence and have fun reading in the company of a black lab therapy dog that doesn't judge. Registration in advance is recommended.

April 17Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm

April 19Great Gardens Lecture Series 7 pm
Our Great Gardens lecture series, presented by Patty Laughlin of Lorax Landscaping, continues in April. The subject of this month’s program will be Dividing, Transplanting and Replacing Garden Plants. Please note the lecture time is changing to 7 pm. 

April 21Songs in English, French and Spanish with Lucie Therrien – 3 pm
Nationally and internationally acclaimed musician Lucie Therrien will perform songs from a variety of cultures in English, French and Spanish, accompanied by guitar. She comfortably weaves through her traditional & contemporary repertoire, while establishing a connection between audiences of all ages with a warm and lively rapport. She shares her knowledge of the culture and history of the multiple Francophone ethnic populations of Quebec, Acadia, New England, Louisiana, France, & Creole areas, through her entertaining & educational anecdotes.

April 24Chickens with Wendy Hey – 11 am
Come learn all about chicks and chickens with local chicken owner and expert
Wendy Hey. Wendy will share with us how to raise, care for, and show chickens. All ages welcome.

April 24Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm

April 26Game Afternoon – 1 pm 

April 27Lamprey River Program – 3 pm
Have fun learning about our local river with volunteers from the Lamprey River Advisory Committee. Games include a word scramble, food web human knot, wildlife bingo, aquatic insect exploration, and nature mystery box.