Book Groups

Book Look (Sept-May)
1st Tuesday @ 11am
Book Look is a longstanding book club held at The Highlands’ Kennebec Room in the main lodge on the first Tuesday of the month from September to June. For over 15 years, Topsham Public Library’s Directors have been leading discussions about fiction and non-fiction books chosen by the participants of the group. All are welcome to join us–we read, talk, sometimes argue, snack (thanks to the attentive Highlands staff!) and ALWAYS have a good time. For more information call Susan at the library or email

Great Books
4th Saturday @ 10am
Great Books is a lively discussion group that has been meeting monthly for more than three years in the library’s conference room, usually on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10am. The group  are currently discussing short stories taken from The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus and use the Shared InquiryTM method. If you are interested in joining this group, please call the library or email

Men’s Book Group
3rd Thursday @ 4pm (Sept-May)
Do you like to read? Interested in discussing it with others? Have one free evening a month? For more info call the library or email

Mystery Readers Roundtable (Sept-May)
4th Tuesday @ 3pm
Mystery Readers Roundtable is in its eighth year and meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 3pm. Once a month, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels and good company. Have a few laughs, investigate themes, and visit some very dark places. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) come and join the group. Check out Mysteries Abound, our source for information that every mystery reader will appreciate.. For more information call Linda at the library or email

Rare Reads
3rd Tuesday @ 2pm and 6pm (Oct-May)
Like reading unusual and interesting popular fiction (and some nonfiction)? Rare Reads is in its fourth year and meets on the third Tuesday of every month. It has two sessions, one at 2pm and one at 6pm. You can attend whichever is more convenient to you. Can’t make it? Join the discussion on the Rare Reads page. Registration not required. For more info call the library or email

Reading Between The Panels
4th Tuesday @ 6pm (Oct-May)

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. For more info call Dale at the library.