Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library
Epping's Public Library
151 Main Street, Epping
734-4587 (Adult Dept.)
679-5944 (Children’s Dept.)
Hours: Monday, Friday – 10 - 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 – 8
Saturday – 10 - 2
Sunday – 12 noon - 4
Closed: September 4th – Labor Day Holiday
October 9th – Columbus Day Holiday
There will be a Scarecrow Contest, a "Fun" Fundraiser to bring the community together and to raise funds for our Library by entering your scarecrow into the Contest.
Registration for the town-wide Scarecrow Contest can be done at the Library any time before Monday, September 25th. To qualify for the contest and appear on the map, there’s a fee of only $5 that goes to the Friends of the Library. If you’d like to use a scarecrow kit to start your creation, there will be some available for sale for $25 at the Library on September 9th, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. You may also reserve a kit in advance, as they will sell on a first come first serve basis.
Every home in Epping that creates a scarecrow for their yard is asked to stop into the Library to tell us where it is located so we can photograph each creation. Those who qualify and make one will be in the running for a prize (top 3) and should tell all their friends to stop in at the Library and vote for them.
We would like all Scarecrows dressed and in Epping yards by the last day of September. Voting starts on October 1st. The votes will be tallied on October 29th and winners will be announced on Facebook on the morning of Halloween.
One community having some fun - does it get any better than that? Let's put Epping on the map with our own Scarecrows!
Upcoming Events at the Library
September 6: Skywatch – 7 pm
Come get a view of the full moon, as well as other wonders in the sky during our community Skywatch. The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will bring equipment for us to use to take a closer look at the night sky. A short presentation, "What's Up in Tonight's Sky" will take place at 7 pm, then we’ll head outside to see for ourselves! For more information on NHAS skywatches, visit http://nhastro.com/skywatch.php.
September 6,13, 20, 27: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
Bring the little ones to our popular yoga series, taught by Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Leah Pacione! Mats are provided, or you're welcome to bring your own. Thursdays in September at 4 pm.
September 9: Paws to Read – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
We're excited to welcome Leon, a black lab therapy dog, 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 cute dog that doesn't judge. Drop on by the Youth Room!
September 17: Meditation Sessions – 4:45 pm
Inner Healing Practitioner Donna Corriveau is generously offering individual Meditative/Spiritual Healing Sessions at the library. More details to follow.
September 19: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm
September 22: Neighborhood Beer Co. Program – 7 pm
Based in Exeter, Neighborhood Beer Co. is a craft brewery which specializes in American interpretations of German-style beers. They’ll tell us about their brewing process and then we’ll head over to Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine to sample some of their beers!
September 27: Identity Theft Prevention – 6 pm
Learn the different forms that identity theft can take and how to keep your personal information safe. A speaker from Citizens Bank will give this presentation on various methods to protect yourself.
September 27: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm
October 21: Halloween Magic Show – 11 am
Magician Debbie O’Carroll presents the Silly Monster Magic Show, featuring goofy monsters, magical creatures, and lots of imagination. Children ages 3 to 8 will delight in the dazzling magic and hilarious comedy. At the end of the presentation everyone will learn a spooky magic trick to take home to amaze their friends and family!
October 17: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm
October 25: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm
October 27: New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones – 7 pm
Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. This program is funded in part by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.