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Topsham Public Library Programs

February 21, 2017
  • February 21, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 21, 2017

    Moving On discussion group

    Join us for this interactive discussion group for surviving spouses of retirement age. How do you move on after the death of a beloved spouse and the shared life you’ve had together over many years? After such a profound loss what can you do to build a new existence based on your new reality? We look forward to sharing observations, experiences and ideas with you. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

  • February 21, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 21, 2017

    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 2pm and at 6pm. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required! This month's book is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

  • February 21, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • February 21, 2017

    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. Sign Up today! This month’s book is Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

  • February 21, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 21, 2017

    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 2pm and at 6pm. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required! This month's book is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

February 22, 2017
  • February 22, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • February 22, 2017

    Teen drop-in craft

    Muticrafting - Let your creative juices flow! We provide raw materials. You make great things! Stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm for our casual teen crafts program. Spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

  • February 22, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • February 22, 2017

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

  • February 22, 201712:00 pm - 12:00 pm • February 22, 2017

    People's Choice Award Voting Deadline

  • February 22, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 22, 2017

    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 22, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • February 22, 2017

    Trustees Meeting

    The trustees welcome members of the public to all meetings.

February 23, 2017
  • February 23, 20179:00 am - 12:30 pm • February 23, 2017

    AARP Tax Prep

    There will be tax professionals in the library to help prepare your tax returns. This a free service offered to low and moderate income individuals. Call 725-1727 for more information, what to bring with you, and to make an appointment.

  • February 23, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • February 23, 2017

    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.

  • February 23, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • February 23, 2017

    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!

  • February 23, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • February 23, 2017

    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).

  • February 23, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • February 23, 2017

    Art Lab

    Experiment with different tools and techniques to create unique works of art!
    Exercises taken from the book “Art Lab for Kids” will encourage participants to explore mixed media and their own creativity! Materials will be provided, Art Lab facilitated by Mariah. Ages 6-13, REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!

February 24, 2017
  • February 24, 20171:00 pm - 2:30 pm • February 24, 2017

    2nd Annual Friday of the Force

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

February 25, 2017
  • February 25, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • February 25, 2017

    Joy of the Lens applications available

    The Joy of the Lens is our annual juried photography exhibit which features original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: Color, Black & White, and Nancy’s challenge - Reflections. Fill out an application form online through our website, www.topshamlibrary.org, or pick one up at the front desk. The deadline for submission is March 18th at 4pm.

  • February 25, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 25, 2017

    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 25, 201711:00 am - 1:00 pm • February 25, 2017

    Joy of Art Closing and Artist 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.

    *In conjunction with The Joy of Art, the Friends of the Topsham Public Library are once again holding the Library Lovers’ Lottery. Become a member of the Friends by Saturday, February 25 at the Artist Talk and you will be entered into our lottery for a chance to win a very special piece of art! Current members are automatically entered into the drawing. You do not need to be present to win. The painting will be on display near the front desk along with brochures for joining the Friends group.

  • February 25, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 25, 2017

    Library Legos

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