The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library has received a $1,550 Wal-Mart Foundation Local Community Grant for technology enhancement. The library will purchase additional computers for the public to have free access to the Internet and word processing. The Wal-Mart Foundation Local Community Grants enhance public services and organizations in communities where Wal-Mart is a prominent employer and neighbor. The library is very appreciative of Wal-Mart’s partnership in its efforts to expand Epping residents’ access to the wealth of employment, educational and cultural resources available on the Internet.
A new program for kids has just started! The Reading Friends Book Club meets on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30, and provides an opportunity for first and second graders to practice their read aloud skills with Miss Angela. The group will meet for 6 weeks each session, and is limited to 8 children. This is not a drop-in program, but requires preregistration by calling or stopping by the children’s room. Snack will be provided and parents or caregivers are expected to remain in the building during the hour the group meets. The first session began on January 11thand will continue through February 22nd. The next session will begin on March 7th.
It has been 150 years since the start of the American Civil War, and enthusiasts of this period in history are enjoying various venues to share their passion. Coming on Friday January 20th is the first public screening of “Charging Lead”, a short film set during the Civil War directed by Epping seventh grader Tyler Wilkins and featuring 2 small brigades of Epping Middle School students. Beginning at 6:30, this event will include opportunities for discussion with the cast and crew in addition to multiple viewings of the film. For those interested in learning more about NH’s role in the Civil War, The NH Civil War Roundtable welcomes the public to its monthly meeting at Town Hall that same night beginning at 7:15.
Do you like to knit? Do you have a knitting project sitting on your needles that you never seem to find time for? The library will be offering a time and place to knit with friends on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the children’s room. Bring your own needles and yarn and enjoy the company of other knitters without the distractions that present themselves at home. The first Knit Night was on Wednesday, January 11th and the next will be on January 25th at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact program coordinator Marjorie Pim
Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 679-5944, or visit

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