Library

Jan - Feb 2019| Volume 12, Issue 1

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 (March-April) of this newsletter will be available in early March 2019. We will accept submissions through February 23, 2019 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)

harvmitch@gmail.com
www.eppinglibrary.com
Youth Dept. e-mail: hmmlyouth@gmail.com
Youth Dept. Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/eppinglibrary

Hours: Monday, Friday – 10 - 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 – 8
Saturday – 10 - 2
Sunday – 12 noon - 4

Closed: January 1st – New Year’s Day
January 21st – Martin Luther King Day
February 18th – Presidents’ Day

Upcoming Events at the Library

Story time continues on Friday mornings from 11:15 – 11:45 am, with a new story and craft each week!

January 3Rock Painting – 4-7 pm
Drop in for a rock-painting event – all ages welcome!  Paint a rock to keep, give away or hide around town for Epping Rocks.  We’ll have the painting supplies ready – bring a few favorite rocks to transform!

January 8 – February 19: Children's Yoga – 4 pm every Tuesday
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!

January 8Friends of the Library – 7 pm
New members are always welcome; help support your Library!

January 12: Paws 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 therapy dog that doesn't judge.

January 12: “The Songs and Their Stories” Rich Araldi Concert – 3 pm
We’ll kick off our Winter Concert Series with a performance by Rich Araldi, who will go into the interesting stories and history behind many classic songs from throughout the 20th century, from the early jazz age, to the big bands, to the Beatles and beyond. Rich will perform on the vibraphone, a unique instrument played using up to four mallets at a time.  Come enjoy and learn about some of your favorite old songs!

January 15: Dusty Olde Mystery Book Group – 7 pm
The Dusty Olde Mystery Book Group meets to discuss “River of Darkness” by Rennie Airth.

January 16: Great Gardens Edible Garden Planning Part I – 6:30 pm
Join us for a new year of the Great Garden series given by Patty Laughlin of Lorax Landscaping. This year will combine lectures at the Library with hands-on field sessions at various locations.  The first session will be at the Library: Edible Garden Planning, Part I.

January 21Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 29: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm
The Contemporary Book Group will meet to discuss “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

January 31: Bats in NH Presentation – 4 pm
Curious about bats in the area? This past summer, Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee commissioned a study of bats along the Lamprey and Little Rivers using acoustic recorders and Epping had a strong showing.  The wildlife scientist who performed the study will visit the Library to share a broad overview of the bats in NH and their biology, how we survey for them and offer a summary of the findings from surveys throughout the state and in the Lamprey River watershed in particular.  The presentation will include slides with pictures and maps and will be engaging for adults or older children with an interest in the natural world.

February 5: Friends of the Library – 7 pm
New members are always welcome; help support your Library!

February 7Rock Painting – 4-7 pm
Drop in for a rock-painting event – all ages welcome!  Paint a rock to keep, give away or hide around town for Epping Rocks.  We’ll have the painting supplies ready – bring a few favorite rocks to transform!

February 9: Great Gardens Edible Garden Planning Part II (and seed swap) – 10:00 am-12:00 pm

February 9: Paws 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 therapy dog that doesn't judge. Registration in advance is recommended.

February 16: Rally ‘Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong – 3 pm
Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change.  Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art and politics in American history.  This program is made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

February 18Closed: Presidents’ Day

February 19: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm

February 26: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm

February 26: Watercolor Painting for Young Adults – (registration required)
Local artist Eunice Miller will guide kids aged 8-14 through painting with this fun, challenging and rewarding medium of watercolors.  All supplies will be provided and participants will keep the projects they’ve created.  Please register in advance, as the class size will be limited.

The Library will hold Sewing Lessons on Thursday afternoons, taught by Miss Eva.  Reservations are required as there will only be room for two students per session.  Please contact the Library to sign up for a lesson.,