This competition is open to year-round Maine residents for unpublished works only. Entries will be accepted in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, teen, and Maine-related nonfiction. Applications will be available on the new Joy of the Pen website: joyofthepen.topshamlibrary.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. The deadline for applications is October 10th.
September 1, 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.
September 2, 2015 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 30-40 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5, either alone or accompanied by an adult.
September 3, 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!
September 3, 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.
September 3, 2015 • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
No Genealogy Drop In today
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).
September 3, 2015 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Topsham Public Library meeting
The Friends of the Topsham Public Library is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the Topsham Public Library. The Friends contribute time, effort, and resources to further develop the library’s potential as a dynamic force in our community. The Friends augment the library budget through fundraising to finance virtually all library programs and events. Meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. FMI visit our website: http://friendstopshamlibrary.org
September 5, 2015 • 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Summer Reading Ends
The Summer Reading Program ends - make sure you have your cards/tickets handed in!
September 5, 2015 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join this knitting and crocheting group that meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month. All abilities welcome! Come and work on your latest project, share patterns, check out the library's knitting and crocheting resources, and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? Come along and we can help you with that too.
The Joy of the Pen Annual Writing Competition will be accepting submissions from Sept, 1. Check out the new website and find out how to submit here.