Welcome to the Topsham Public Library, serving the residents of Topsham, Maine — A community center for all ages!

Topsham Public Library Programs

November 13, 2019
  • November 13, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • November 13, 2019

    Preschool Storytime

    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 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • November 13, 201912:00 pm - 2:30 pm • November 13, 2019

    Topsham Garden Club: Backyard Birding Basics with Nick Lund, Maine Audubon

    Nick Lund, Maine Audubon’s Network and Outreach Manager, loves talking about birds and birding in his home state. Come and hear what he has to share. His nature and science writings have been published by the National Audubon Society, Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate.com, and other outlets. Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join members for dessert & coffee after the presentation.

  • November 13, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 13, 2019

    Drop-In Tech Support

    Need help setting up email? How about printing from your laptop? Do you know how to download apps? Our tech guy, Dale, will be available to help you navigate your laptop or tablet.

  • November 13, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • November 13, 2019

    Teen Talk

    Our teen book discussion group is for teens in 8th and 9th grade. We talk about books while sharing pizza. Copies of the books are available at the library. This month’s choice is The Lottery. Please read the short story by Shirley Jackson and the graphic novel adaptation by Miles Hyman. If you have any question please email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. Registration is required so I know how much pizza to buy. Teens may join at any time.

  • November 13, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • November 13, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

November 14, 2019
  • November 14, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • November 14, 2019

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • November 14, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • November 14, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • November 14, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • November 14, 2019

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    This month we start a new book, Nature Notes From Maine by local author, Ed Robinson. This book is full of stories and images of Maine wildlife that will delight the nature-lover in all of us. Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on our environment and the wonders of nature. This month we will read the first ten chapters.

November 15, 2019
  • November 15, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • November 15, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys! The four-week Parent/Child Workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration. Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!) Ages birth – 5. Registration required.

November 16, 2019
  • November 16, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • November 16, 2019


    Join this knitting and crocheting group, 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.

  • November 16, 20191:00 pm - 2:00 pm • November 16, 2019

    Joy of the Pen Reception

    We will announce the winners and celebrate the culmination of our Joy of the Pen writing competition. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cryer, The Friends of the Topsham Public Library, the TPL Teen Room and Just Write Books.

  • November 16, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 16, 2019

    Legos at the Library

    Come build with our Lego collection! We have giant bins full of Legos for older kids, and Duplos available for younger kids upon request!

  • November 16, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 16, 2019

    Joy of Art Registration Opens

    Calling all Maine Artists! Applications are now available for our annual Joy of Art show. It features original artwork by both amateur and professional Maine residents ages 16 years old and up. Prizes are awarded in categories including oil/acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed/other media and 3D artwork. For more information or to apply online visit friendstopshamlibrary.org/programs/joy-of-art or pick up an application at the library. The deadline for application is January 4th. There will be no extension granted.

November 19, 2019
  • November 19, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • November 19, 2019

    Young Critics

    Young Critics is an ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5. We meet every month from October to May at the library for great books, great conversation and a pizza dinner! Registration is required.

  • November 19, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 19, 2019

    Rare Reads Book Discussion

    A book group that discusses unusual and interesting popular fiction (and some nonfiction) that meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm. This month's book is The Reminders by Val Emmich. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!