Library

July-August 2019| Volume 12, Issue 4

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 (July-Aug) of this newsletter will be available in early August 2019. We will accept submissions through August 25, 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: July 4th – 4th of July Holiday

Museum Passes Available at Your Library

Your library has more to offer than just books and movies! You can get free or reduced admission to local museums including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the New England Aquarium, Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, Children’s Museum in Dover, Seacoast Science Center in Rye, the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

Call ahead or come in to the library to get a pass for your next museum visit.

Upcoming Events at the Library

July and August are mostly Summer Reading events. Our book groups will stop during the summer. All events will be held at the Epping Community Church, unless noted otherwise.

July 1: Lamprey River Nature Program – 11 am

Have fun learning about and exploring our local river! Suzanne Petersen from the Lamprey River Advisory Committee will share all sorts of interesting facts about the river using games and real samples of aquatic insects and animals that live there. If the weather is nice, we’ll take a walk down to the river access by the library and see what we can find ourselves! Please be sure children and adults wear sneakers or closed-toe sandals.

July 1: Friends of the Library – 7 pm

New members are always welcome; help support your Library!

July 2: Children’s Yoga – 10:30 am

Our Yoga series continues during summer reading, taught by Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Leah Pacione! The class will have an outer-space theme to go with this year’s Summer Reading theme. Mats are provided or you’re welcome to bring your own. Just show up in comfortable clothes, ready to stretch and have fun!

July 4: CLOSED FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

New members are always welcome; help support your Library!

July 8: Build a Comet – 2 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn about comets through creating one themselves. They will explore questions like where do comets come from, what are they made of and how many types of comets are there? Then they will take this knowledge and through the help of an educator create a comet look alike with dry ice and other materials. Presented by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Recommended for ages 8+

July 12: Comedy Juggling Show 5 pm & Pizza Party – 4:30 pm (Epping Town Hall)

Bryson Lang uses ball-spinning, flying sombreros, giant bouncing rings, object manipulation, original comedy and audience participation for a unique and visual entertainment experience. You will definitely see things you’ve never seen before and you’ll be laughing along the way. The Reno Gazette Journal said, “A talented juggler who wins the audience with his charm.” Tahoe Spotlight Magazine called him, “Outstanding and a fast-paced mix of world-class juggling and comedy!” After the show Bryson will teach a workshop so you can learn to juggle, too! The showbegins at 5:00 pm upstairs, but we’ll open doors and be serving pizza at 4:30 pm.

July 13: 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 is recommended, but not required. Read Leon your favorite space travel story today!

July 15: It’s Money, Honey: Beginning STEM Skills – 11 am

Kathy Stoughton, M Ed. and STEM curriculum designer has organized a program to introduce youngsters to key life skills. Through fun, interactive activities revolving around play money, kids will learn about math, decision-making and practical skills. After kids “shop” for pretend food, we’ll have some real treats to share! Recommended for preschoolers.

July 16: Children’s Yoga – 10:30 am

Our Children’s Yoga series continues, taught by Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Leah Pacione! Mats are provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Just show up in comfortable clothes, ready to stretch and have fun!

July 19: Turtles are Out of this World – 11 am (suggested for ages 3-10)

Who was first in the race to the moon? Well…TURTLE, of course! Russian Tortoise, to be exact, on September 14, 1968. Are you ready for an engaging, fast paced educational program? Get ready for Wild About Turtles with Mary “The Turtle Lady” Doane! The program includes storytelling, singing, movement and creative arts. Enjoy live box turtles, aquatic turtles and our most popular NH native turtle, the Common Snapper.

July 22: Under a Starry Sky: Nocturnal Animals – 1:30 pm

Join us for a fun-filled exploration into the star-lit world of nocturnal animals. Learn how those animals have adapted to survive in their nighttime environment, under a starry sky. A museum educator from the Children’s Museum in Dover will lead participants in a fascinating, hands-on, and startlingly science-filled presentation all about these critters of the night. Participants will travel through interactive stations where they can investigate animal tracks, animal constellations, explore handson nature experiments and more.

July 30: SPCA Storytime – 11 am

The New Hampshire SPCA will make a visit to the library, featuring some animal friends; come see what cute creatures they bring this time! We ask that children and adults bring dog or cat food to donate to the SPCA. August 2: Turn in Reading Logs! Please turn in Reading Logs so the librarians will have time to add up all your reading hours and distribute prizes! The Prize Room will be open the following week; check in with the librarians for details.

August 2: Magic Show & End of Summer Reading Party – 2 pm

Celebrate the end of another fun summer of reading with our favorite humorous magician, David Anderson. See what tricks he has up his sleeve (or in his magic hat) this time! Then we’ll enjoy some summer treats!

August 3: “Jet Cars Under the Stars” at NE Dragway – 4:30 pm

Any participant who read at least 20 hours for the summer reading program will receive two tickets (child + adult) to the NE Dragway”s “Jet Cars Under the Stars!” The event will feature Jet Dragsters, Jet Funny Cars, Wheelstanders, Pro Comp, Top Sportsman, Top Bike, Dennis K. Burke Comp, Diesel Direct Super Street, Central Mass. Drag Racers and Street Fighter. Arrive at 4:30 pm for your VIP treatment.

August 5: Friends of the Library – 7 pm

New members are always welcome; help support your Library!

August 13: Children’s Yoga – 10:30 am

Our Children’s Yoga series continues, taught by Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Leah Pacione! Mats are provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Just show up in comfortable clothes, ready to stretch and have fun!

August 27: Children’s Yoga – 10:30 am

Our Children’s Yoga series continues, taught by Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Leah Pacione! Mats are provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Just show up in comfortable clothes, ready to stretch and have fun!

All events are free and open to the public. Contact us with any questions at 603-734-4587 or at harvmitch@gmail.com. Look for more upcoming events on Instagram @hmmlibrary and at http://www.facebook.com/eppinglibrary.