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Topsham Public Library Programs

February 23, 2018
  • February 23, 201810:00 am - 11:30 am • February 23, 2018

    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.

  • February 23, 20181:00 pm - 2:30 pm • February 23, 2018

    3rd Annual Friday of the Force

    Join us for Star Wars themed snacks, crafts and activities! Wear a costume for extra fun! All ages.

February 24, 2018
  • February 24, 201812:00 am - 11:59 pm • February 24, 2018

    Joy of the Lens Open for Applications

  • February 24, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 24, 2018

    Great Books

    Great Books meets on the 4th Saturday of each month and uses The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, which can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation. We are ALWAYS looking for new members!

  • February 24, 201811:00 am - 2:00 pm • February 24, 2018

    Kids Drop-in Activities

    Join us for a “sand beach” and squishy ocean at our sensory table, and fish decorating, jellyfish making, and sea salt painting at our art & craft tables (while supplies last)! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

  • February 24, 201811:00 am - 1:00 pm • February 24, 2018

    Joy of Art Artists' Talk

    Join us in the Crooker Gallery as we announce the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Award and the Library Lovers’ Lottery. The winning artists in all categories will talk about their work.

  • February 24, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 24, 2018

    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!

February 27, 2018
  • February 27, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 27, 2018

    The Librarian is in! Drop in

    Join Adult Services Librarian, Emma, for this drop in service. Ask reference questions, receive book recommendations or help with databases.

  • February 27, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 27, 2018

    Reading Between the Panels - Graphic Novel Discussion Group

    If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Adrien and Dale each month as they discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, we share our favorites, make recommendations, and talk shop about the writing, the art, and everything in between. Every fourth Tuesday from October to May.

  • February 27, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 27, 2018

    CREA

    Join Mt. Ararat High School students as they present theirresearch findings on projects undertaken with CREA at the Cathance RiverPreserve.  Topics include mammals, salamanders, bats, dragonflies, aquaticmacro invertebrates, vernal pools, forest growth, and Cathance River waterquality. 

February 28, 2018
  • February 28, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • February 28, 2018

    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!

  • February 28, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 28, 2018

    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.

  • February 28, 20187:00 pm - 9:00 pm • February 28, 2018

    Trustees Meeting

    The public is welcome to attend all Board of Trustee Meetings.They are usually held at 7PM in the library's Highland Community Room, unless otherwise specified.

March 1, 2018
  • March 1, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • March 1, 2018

    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.

  • March 1, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • March 1, 2018

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos

    At each Music & Rhyme Time 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 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!

  • March 1, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • March 1, 2018

    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).

  • March 1, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • March 1, 2018

    Andrew Och – The First Ladies Man

    Andrew Och is the author of Unusual for TheirTime: On the Road with America’s First Ladies (Volume One & VolumeTwo).  He is an award-winning televisionand multimedia producer who has traveled the world with his pen, paper andcamera.  A storyteller from a young age,Andrew spent over a year traveling to nearly every location that helped tellthe stories of every First Lady of the USA, and he has come to share thosestories.

  • March 1, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm • March 1, 2018

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Meeting

    The Friends of the Topsham Public Library is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting TPL financially and helping to further develop the library’s potential as a dynamic force in our community. Meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. FMI visit our website: friendstopshamlibrary.org