July 31, 2014

Epping Library News

“Dig Into Reading” began in earnest at the library in Epping with crafts, challenges and experiments on Monday, July 8th and will continue through August 16th. Registration will continue through the end of July, and the SRP Store will be open until August 23rd. For every 30 minutes a child reads (or is read to) s/he earns $1.00 in Diggin’ Dollars. Readers may check in with their reading logs whenever the library is open, but participants are reminded to check the blue calendar to see when groups or special programs will make the children’s room more congested. Middle school volunteers will be on hand from 10 to 4 each weekday to help with the various activities available to Epping’s young readers.
Storyteller Shawn Middleton will come to the library on Thursday, August 1st at 10:30 and fill the children’s room with silly characters and wonderful stories in place of Miss Tracie’s Storyhour. Upcoming events later in the summer will include miniature French & Indian War battle games, a Civil War camp demonstration, and an Ultimate Treasure Hunt. Each Thursday afternoon during the program the library will host a movie for kids at 1:30. Call the children’s room to find out the movie of the week.
Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News for the week of March 11th

Introducing a new movie series at The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library: Monday Munch and Movie. Starting this month, adults are invited to see movies on the big screen for free on Mondays at 12:30. Bring a lunch and something to drink and settle into a movie downstairs while the kids are still in school. On March 18th the movie will be the 2012 adventure drama that won the Academy Award for Best Director about a 16-year old boy stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger. A Tennessee Williams classic will grace the screen on March 25th, featuring Anna Magnani who won the Academy Award in 1955 for her role in this film opposite Burt Lancaster. For more information about upcoming movies, or to make a request, call 734-4587 or check the website atwww.eppinglibrary.com.

 

Dona Camara’s crafting workshop in March is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd beginning at 2 pm. This month the group will be making folding photo books that will be best for small or cropped photos. Interested crafters are asked to preregister by calling the main desk. There will be a $7.00 fee to cover the cost of materials.

 

Later in March the library will host a program full of traditional fiddle music and New England history, Old Time Rules Will Prevail: the Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England. On Thursday, March 28th at 7 pm Adam Boyce will play his fiddle and discuss the history of fiddle contests in the Granite State. This program is funded with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is offered free to the public.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Library news for the week of March 4th

PJ Movie Night at the Harvey Mitchell Library this month will be on Friday, March 8th and feature an animated tale about a video game villain whose dream is to become a hero. The arcade where he lives is in danger, let’s hope he doesn’t wreck it! The movie, which is rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence, begins at 6:30 with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Pizza from Epping’s Community Church will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Popcorn and bottled water will also be provided, but guests are invited to bring additional snacks to share. All children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult.

 

HMML’s Eclectic Book Group will meet on Wednesday, March 13 to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. If classic old mysteries are more your style, consider picking up a copy of Keeper of the Keys by Earl Derr Biggers for the Dusty Old Mystery Book Group’s discussion on Wednesday, March 20thbeginning at 7 pm. Copies of both books are available at the main circulation desk.

 

Later in March the library will host a program full of traditional fiddle music and New England history, Old Time Rules Will Prevail: the Fiddle Contest in New Hampshire and New England. On Thursday, March 28th at 7 pm Adam Boyce will play his fiddle and discuss the history of fiddle contests in the Granite State. This program is funded with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is offered free to the public.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visitwww.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News

Aspiring artists take note, this month’s crafter’s workshop will be at 2:00 on Saturday, February 23rd and will feature simple watercolor painting. Donna Camara has returned to Epping and will lead participants in creating a lovely 8”x10” painting of white birch trees. Pre-registration is required, along with a $5.00 fee to cover the costs of materials. Call 734-4587 for more information and to register.

 

Neverland Pajama Night has been rescheduled for Friday, February 22nd. Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to wear their PJs for Peter Pan and Tinkerbell crafts, a scavenger hunt through the familiar scenes of ‘Neverland’ and songs and stories with Miss Tracie at the end of the evening. As with all Pajama Nights, guests are asked to bring something for the snack table whether it’s an easy bag of something crunchy, a plate of fruit or homemade sweets, so everyone will find something they like.

 

During the week of February vacation the library will offer free movies on the big screen at 1:00 each afternoon. Children must be accompanied by a responsible big person. Check the library website for the schedule as it becomes available.

 

Plans are in the works for a Teen Volunteer Lock In on Friday evening, March 1st. Beginning at 7:00 pm, teens who have volunteered or are interested in volunteering during the summer reading program are invited to come to the library for movies, pizza, friendship and brainstorming activities to start planning the summer of 2013. When the library closes to the public at 8:00 the teens and their adult chaperones will ‘own’ the library until pick -up time at 11:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer to help chaperone, contact Miss Tracie at 679-5944 or [email protected]. Signed permission forms will be required for all participants.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closed on Monday, February 18th in honor of President’s Day. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Library News for the week of Feb. 11

Neverland Pajama Night has been rescheduled for Friday, February 22nd. Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to wear their PJs for Peter Pan and Tinkerbell crafts, a scavenger hunt through the familiar scenes of ‘Neverland’ and songs and stories with Miss Tracie at the end of the evening. As with all Pajama Nights, guests are asked to bring something for the snack table whether it’s an easy bag of something crunchy, a plate of fruit or homemade sweets, so everyone will find something they like.

The next Lego Block Party will be held on Sat., February 16, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Epping mom, Kate Moulton provides the blocks and the kids provide the creativity. Children ages 4 and up are welcome to this monthly gathering of Lego fans, which simply provides a fun hour for building, sharing and collaborating. For more information, contact Kate at [email protected] or Miss Tracie at[email protected].

On Tues., February 19, local artist turned storyteller, Veo-Dao Nu Bunnag will be at the library to read her recently published story, “Mr. Speedy’s Adventure”. Visitors to the library have seen her lovely story murals that she painted in the stairwell many years ago. The public is invited to join the Story Explorers at 3:30 p.m. for this wonderful opportunity to meet a local author and hear her tale about a snail named Mr. Speedy. She will bring copies of her book for purchase and signing.

During the week of February vacation the library will offer free movies on the big screen at 1:00 each afternoon. Children must be accompanied by a responsible big person. Check the website for the schedule to be published soon.

Plans are in the works for a Teen Volunteer Lock In on Friday evening, March 1st. Beginning at 7:00 pm, teens who have volunteered or are interested in volunteering during the summer reading program are invited to come to the library for movies, pizza, friendship and brainstorming activities to start planning the summer of 2013. When the library closes to the public at 8:00 the teens and their adult chaperones will ‘own’ the library until pick -up time at 11:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer to help chaperone, contact Miss Tracie at 679-5944 or [email protected]. Signed permission forms will be required for all participants.

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closed on Monday, February 18th in honor of President’s Day. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News

With no school in Epping on Friday Feb 8th, the HMML will celebrate the re-release of Disney’s “Peter Pan” by showing the classic animated feature at 1:00 in the children’s room. Please remember that all young children must be accompanied to the movie by a responsible big person. The library will provide popcorn and bottled water, but all are encouraged to bring a snack to share. Pajama Night will start that same evening at 6:30 with “Off to Neverland” for its theme. Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to wear their PJs for crafts, a scavenger hunt through ‘Neverland’ and songs and stories with Miss Tracie at the end of the evening. As with all Pajama Nights, guests are asked to bring something for the snack table whether it’s an easy bag of pretzels, a plate of fruit or homemade sweets.

 

HMML’s book groups are starting up again in February. The Eclectic Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month, and will be discussing The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan on February 13th starting at 7 pm. The Dusty Old Mystery Group gathers on the third Wednesday each month and will be meeting on February 20th to discuss Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharon McCrumb. Copies of both books are available at the main circulation desk.

 

The next Lego Block Party will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 10:30 to 11:30. Epping mom, Kate Moulton provides the blocks and the kids provide the creativity. Children ages 4 and up are welcome to this monthly gathering of Lego fans, which simply provides a fun hour for building, sharing and collaborating. For more information, contact Kate at [email protected].

 

On Tuesday, February 19th, local artist turned storyteller, Veo-Dao Nu Bunnag will be at the library to read her recently published story, Mr. Speedy’s Adventure. Visitors to the library have seen her artistic ability in the stairway story murals that she painted years ago. The public is invited to join the Story Explorers at 3:30 for this wonderful opportunity to meet a local author and hear her tale about a snail named Mr. Speedy. She will bring copies of her book for purchase and signing.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News for the week of January 20

Adult Craft Classes have returned to the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library! The HMML’s long-time friend and crafter, Dona Camara has returned to the east coast and is preparing to lead monthly craft classes on Saturday afternoons beginning at 2:00 pm. On Saturday, January 26th she will be making beaded stretch bracelets and lovely Valentine’s Day cards. In February, she will be leading a workshop to make 8”x10” watercolor paintings of New Hampshire’s state tree, the paper birch. Each of these workshops will cost $5 per person for materials, with payment and registration required prior to the date of the class. For more information, and to register for the a class, call the library’s main number 734-4587.

 

With no school in Epping on Friday Feb 8th, the HMML will celebrate the re-release of Disney’s “Peter Pan” by showing the classic animated feature at 1:00 in the children’s room. Pajama Night will start that same evening at 6:30 with “Off to Neverland” for its theme. Families with children ages 2-8 are invited to wear their PJs and bring a snack to share for crafts, a scavenger hunt through ‘Neverland’ and songs and stories with Miss Tracie at the end of the evening.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News

Got a preschooler who doesn’t go to preschool yet? Bring the curious youngster to the library for Preschool Storyhour. A great opportunity to meet other families in the area, Storyhour includes free play time to explore the library, songs and fingerplays with Miss Tracie, age appropriate stories and a hands-on activity or craft that relates to the stories read that day. Registration is not required, as days with 2-5 year olds can be hard to plan for. Storyhour meets three times each week: Wednesdays at 10:30, Thursdays at 10:30 and also Thursdays at 1:30. While the morning sessions frequently have 10 to 15 children plus their caretakers, the Thursday afternoon group has been very small in recent months. If naps are no longer dictating afternoon activities, come to the library on Thursday afternoons for stories and friends.

 

Epping Knit Night continues in the new year! Knitters, bring your projects to the library on the 2nd and 4thWednesday each month for some focused knitting time, the fellowship of other knitters and perhaps a cup of hot tea. The next meeting of this group will be Wednesday, January 9th at 7 pm.

 

The winter session of Story Explorers begins January 29th and, as of January 2nd, there are still a few spots available. The Story Explorers is a group of Kindergarten, first and second graders that meets on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 for snack, stories and related hands on projects and activities. During the winter session this group selects a story to transform into a stage production that is performed at the library’s Pajama Night in April. This can be an active, noisy group but we sure have fun. Preregistration is required and parents are requested to remain in the building during class time. Call or stop by to register.

 

January’s Pajama Night will be a movie night featuring the latest release from Disney and Tim Burton about a ‘weenie’ dog named Sparky who is brought back to life, Frankenstein-style. This film is rated PG and will begin at 6:30 on Friday, January 11th. Due to the 1950s type horror characters and stark black and white setting, this film is not recommended for children under five.

 

Lego Block Party – Saturday, January 12th 10:30 – 11:30

Join other Lego fanatics ages 4 and up for building, sharing and exchanging ideas. Contact group leader Kate Moulton at [email protected] for more information.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Epping Library News for the week of December 17, 2013

On Saturday, December 22nd the library will host a special showing of Tom Hanks’ animated classic about a train that goes to the North Pole at 11:00 in the children’s room. Children must be accompanied by a responsible big person, and may bring a snack to share or even a picnic lunch. The library will provide popcorn and bottled water during this new Christmas classic.

 

Because of the way holidays fall this year, the Vacation Week Movie Series will be limited to only 3 days, Wed the 26th through Fri the 28th. On each of these days the library will present a movie in the children’s room at 1:00 pm. One will be the tale of a Scottish princess named Merida, one will be about a young man named Timothy and his rather odd existence , and the other will feature the continuing adventures of Manny the mammoth and his friends. All three movies are rated PG. Watch the library website and bulletin boards for the schedule. The Thursday afternoon storyhour session will be canceled for this week. These are not drop-off events. Children must be supervised by a responsible big person. Popcorn will be provided, but movie-goers may bring a snack to share.

 

The last Epping Knit Night of 2012 will be on Wednesday, December 26th at 7 pm. This group of local knitters meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month and will continue with the same schedule in 2013.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closing at 2:00 on the Mondays, December 24th and December 31st, and be closed on the Tuesdays of December 25th and January 1st. Enjoy the holidays! For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

Library News for the week of December 3, 2012

What a wonderful time the children had at the first meeting of the Lego Club on November 10th! Thanks to Epping mom, Kate Moulton for starting the group. The next “block party” will be on Saturday, December 8th from 10:30 to 11:30 and then hopes to meet twice a month beginning in January.

 

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring their annual silent auction in the main level of the library. Patrons use their library account number to bid on gift certificates from local restaurants and lovely handmade gift baskets. Stop by to view and bid on the items and support the Friends. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at a 7 pm combined meeting of the book groups and the Friends’ holiday cookie swap.

 

The holidays are upon us and the annual “Magic of Christmas” pajama night will be on Friday, December 14th. Starting at 6:30 kids from 2-8 and their families will celebrate the season with crafts, a festive scavenger hunt and Christmas stories by the tree. Guests are invited to bring a favorite holiday treat to share for the snack table to go along with cocoa, cookies and egg nog.

 

On Saturday, December 22nd the library will host a special showing of “The Polar Express” at 11:00 in the children’s room. Children must be accompanied by a responsible big person, and may bring a picnic lunch or a snack to share. The library will provide popcorn and bottled water during this new Christmas classic. Watch the library desks and website for a listing of movies being selected for the vacation week movie series, which will run a children’s new release on Wed, Thur and Friday of vacation.

 

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closing at 2:00 on the Mondays, December 24th and December 31st, and be closed on the Tuesdays of December 25th and January 1st. Enjoy the holidays! For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.

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