May - June 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 3



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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:
Youth Dept. Facebook page:

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

Closed:  May 29th – Memorial Day

Grants Received for Library Garden

The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library is pleased to announce that we have received a $200.00 grant from the Exeter Garden Club and a $150.00 grant from the Portsmouth Garden Club.  This money will be used for plants, mulch and other things needed to create our wonderful garden again this year! 

We are also pleased that the Portsmouth Garden Club has invited Eva Karandanis to speak at their reception for the grant winners and describe the goals for this year’s library garden. Last year’s Morning Glories were the talk of the town! We hope this year’s Storybook Garden will be even better!

Upcoming Events at the Library

May 3: How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea 

Brooklyn-based tea blender Paige Zaferiou returns to Epping to share with us her tea expertise! The presentation will include: a brief history of the uniquely American aspects of the tea tradition and innovation (i.e. iced tea); the history of the tea party; how to make easy cold-brew iced tea out of any tea or herb in your fridge overnight; the secrets of green tea and how to make it taste good (how to brew the perfect cup of cooling green tea for summer); the health benefits of common tea types (black, oolong, green, and herbal) -- including the unexpected uses of tea for sore eyes and summer sunburn; the truth about white tea-- dispelling common myths and misconceptions; and as always, how to brew the perfect cup of tea WILL be covered, because you just can't hear that information enough. Join us for a “cuppa” on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm. 

May 5: Art Show Opening: Eunice Miller 

Come celebrate our newest display of local artwork at the library, featuring the watercolors of Epping resident, Eunice Miller. Get a chance to meet the artist, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, and admire the new display of work. Eunice will also treat us to a presentation on watercolor technique! See how the paintings are made in person. Friday from 5-7 pm.

May 11: A Garden for Wildlife 

Learn how anyone with a backyard, garden, or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices. Includes a slideshow and discussion of wildlife and habitats, plant choice, use of native plants, nest boxes and feeders, and issues such as invasive plants. Part of the Speaking for Wildlife Series through UNH Cooperative Extension. Thursday at 6 pm.

May 20: Concert with Old Time Dave Talmage and Marjorie Senet

Join us for our popular Saturday Afternoon Concert series, this May featuring local favorites Old Time Dave Talmage and Marjorie Senet.  Hear some of your favorite bluegrass, Americana and folk

May 26: Brewing in New Hampshire Lecture

Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state's earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Illustrations present evidence of society's changing attitudes towards beer and alcohol consumption over the years. Whether you're a beer connoisseur or a "tea-totaler", this lecture will be enjoyed by adults of all ages. Afterwards, a tasting of New Hampshire beers will be generously provided by Greg & Jane's Beer & Wine Free at 63 Main Street in Epping. All is free and open to the public! Friday 7 pm.

In the Youth Room:

We'll continue to have Story Time on Mondays and Fridays at 11:15 am- - a new story and craft every week.