Welcome to the Topsham Public Library, serving the residents of Topsham, Maine —

A community center for all ages!

Topsham Public Library Programs

October 7, 2015 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fire Safety Preschool Storytime

Join us for a special visit from the Topsham Fire and Rescue Department! Learn how to stay safe in a fire, examine some fire fighter gear, and check out a fire engine!

October 7, 2015 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Authors and Horses: Helen Peppe and Chris Lombard Author Event

Join us for the SPECIAL author event! Chris Lombard will read from his memoir, The Land of the Horses and talk about his cowboy experiences out west. Photographer and author Helen Peppe (Pigs Can't Swim) will use images to illustrate when not to release the shutter. She will show you how to capture the horse being a horse so that the image evokes feelings of joy. Books available for purchase and signing. Door Prizes and Chocolate!

October 8, 2015 • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Baby & Me

Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language while you spend time bonding together! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months, and their adult. Please bring a small blanket or cloth, as babies will be spending some time on the floor!

October 8, 2015 • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Music & Rhyme Time

At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos we participate in action and nursery rhymes, read stories, sing songs, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes, and is designed for two year olds and their adult.

October 8, 2015 • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Genealogy Drop In

Interested in Genealogy? Join our Genealogy volunteer, Karen, to help you get started. She’ll help you use our resources such as Ancestry to find out more about your family tree. Bring along a notebook and a USB flash drive (if you have one).

October 8, 2015 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teen Talk

The Teen Talk book group will meet the second Thursday of the month from 5-6pm starting with an organizational meeting October 8. Join Cyndi to discuss your favorite reads from the summer and plot the direction of the group. Stop by the library anytime in September to register for this program or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. Make sure you tell your friends—all are welcome!

October 8, 2015 • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CREA Presents: Reading Nature

Ever wonder why certain plants seem to grow together or why certain birds always show up in particular places? Ever discover a stand of dead trees or a perplexing set of tracks and wonder what happened to leave these clues? With a little help, anyone can learn to read nature and decipher the stories written in the landscape. Join CREA Director Matt Dubel for this interactive program--part detective story, part game show, part armchair expedition--and learn how! Community Nature Programs are family friendly, FREE, and open to the public. For more information, contact crea@creamaine.org.

October 9, 2015 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Maine Families

Join us in celebrating the fruits (and veggies!) of the season! We will be making simple, healthy snacks for babies and toddlers using foods from the fall harvest, as well as talking about tips and tricks to get your little one to eat healthy! AGES BIRTH – PRESCHOOL.

October 10, 2015 • 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Joy of the Pen Deadline for submissions

October 10, 2015 • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mountain Mittens and More Artist Talk

Join Laurie M. Doran as she talks about her quest to knit a variety of mittens from mountain regions around the world using ancient techniques and indigenous materials.

October 13, 2015 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Computer & eReader Drop In

Need help with your computer skills, tablet (iPad, Galaxy, Nexus etc.), or eReader (Kindle or Nook, for example)? Our computer volunteer, Tricia, will be available every Tuesday.

October 13, 2015 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Topsham Historical Society

The Topsham Historical Society was formed to promote Topsham's history through educational discussions, presentations, writings, and digital media. We are pleased to host speakers on various topics from archaeology to architectural history to antique restoration along with stories of people and events both famous and little known. Topsham resident Doug Bennet will join us for more in the story of Brig. Gen. Samuel Thompson, the original owner of Doug's Elm Street home.