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
September 2nd, 3rd – Library closed- Labor Day
October 8th – Library closed- Columbus 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!
September 8: 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.
September 12: Knitting and Handwork 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!
September 18: 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!
September 18: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm
DOMG will be reading Agatha Christie’s “Murder in Mesopotamia” in September. We thought it might be fun to compare a book written 100 years after the story takes place (last month’s “Crocodile on the Sandbank”) to a book that was written in the same time period that the story occurs (“Murder in Mesopotamia”). It is also interesting to note that both Elizabeth Peters, an Egyptologist, and Agatha Christie had a passion for the archaeology of the Middle East during the time period that is not always known for female scholars in this field.
September 20: Great Gardens: Putting Your Garden to Bed (or NOT) – 7 pm
The Great Gardens lecture series with Patty Laughlin from Lorax Landscaping continues into the fall. Patty will discuss end-of-season options for gardens as the summer comes to an end. Join us for another informative and interesting talk.
September 25: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
September 25: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm
The Contemporary Book Group meets to discuss “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware
September 27: NH Community Rights Network – How You Can Protect People and Planet over Profit – 6 pm
NHCRN is hosting an educational event to inform area residents about exercising their community rights in the face of Liberty Utilities’ proposed Granite Bridge Pipeline project, a 27 mile, 16 inch diameter, high pressure natural gas pipeline to span state land along Route 101 between Manchester and Stratham. Its currently proposed route will run within 100s of feet of local water sources and could include crossing the Lamprey River twice in Raymond. Liberty Utilities also chose Epping to host a 200 billion cubic foot (160 feet high, 200 feet wide) liquefied natural gas storage tank and a plant for reliquification and regasification to move from pipe to distribution. According to Liberty Utilities, the pipeline’s distribution potential will meet the current and growing need of Granite Staters, though research from UNH’s Carsey School of Public Policy shows that NH’s current pipeline infrastructure is adequate to fulfill energy needs in the state. The cost of the pipeline sits at $340 million a price tag for NH taxpayers to foot over the next 76 years. With projections showing fossil fuel consumption as unsustainable within 50 years, this is a price tag NH residents could be paying long after any benefit they may or may not get from the proposed energy infrastructure.
September 27: Game afternoon – 1 pm
October 2: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
October 4: Art Opening: Karen Pawlak – 5 pm – 7 pm
Come celebrate the opening of a new art exhibit at the Library! Epping Photographer Karen Pawlak will show her collection of nature photographs, many of which were taken locally, and we’ll serve the usual fare of hors d’oeuvres and treats.
October 9: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
October 9: Classic Book Group – 7 pm
The Classic Book Group will meet to discuss Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.”
October 10: Knitting and Handwork Group – 6:30 pm
October 13: Paws to Read – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
October 16: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
October 16: Dusty Olde Mystery Group – 7 pm
October 18: Great Gardens Lecture Series – 7 pm
October 23: Contemporary Book Group – 7 pm
October 23: Children's Yoga – 4 pm
October 25: Game afternoon – 1 pm
October 29: Haunted Library Harry Potter Halloween Party! – 6 pm
We’re planning something extra spooky for this Halloween – what haunts the Library after dark (only one day a year, don't worry)! And, to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’s publication, we’ll have a Hogwarts-themed party downstairs with lots of magic snacks. Come dressed in your best costume!
October 30: Children's Yoga – 4 pm