From Susan! My top picks usually run to fantasy, as usual. I particularly enjoyed two series this year. Rebecca Ross’s A River Enchanted combined all the great fantasy elements for me-an island, childhood enemies who are attracted to one another after a long separation, magic, music and strange disappearances AND… an unfinished plot line which… Read more »
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Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 4!
Mariah’s turn! BRELAND Cross Country SUCH a good album! Track 8 made me cry, track 3 made me dance in my car 🙂 Michael Franti Follow Your Heart and Work Hard & Be Nice This is my go-to happy music! Having a great day? Put these albums on to celebrate! Having a terrible day? Put… Read more »
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 3!
Here’s Emily’s favorites from 2022! Sam’s picks are:
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 2!
Here are Tami’s top reading for 2022! The Rockton Series by Kelley Armstrong City of the Lost A Darkness Absolute This Fallen Prey Watcher in the Woods Alone in the Wild A Stranger in Town The Deepest of Secrets And by Anne LaBastille Woodswoman Beyond Black Bear Lake Here are Cyndi’s picks: Teen Adult
Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 1!
We’re a little late with our top picks this year, so as it is February, we thought we’d keep with the theme and tell you the books (and media), the Topsham Public Library staff loved last year! From Jennifer:In no particular order here are my top picks of 2022: Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice… Read more »
New to Topsham Public Library–cloudLibrary NewsStand!
Topsham Public Library is pleased to announce a new service for our patrons, cloudLibrary NewsStand, an e-magazine app to read magazines on your phone, tablet, or browser! NewsStand has currently over 6500 titles, including a variety of magazines from different countries and languages other than English. It also features at present over 150 “premium” titles… Read more »
Of Purple and Gold
From Monique Strolling through our gardens and noticing the colors that remain, I was reminded of these words from one of my favorite books… “The human eye is superbly equipped to detect these colors (purple & yellow) and send a signal pulsing to the brain. This doesn’t explain why I perceive them as beautiful, but… Read more »
Oops, Eleanor is too popular!
Rare Readers, we will have to switch around our last two books of the year due to availability issues. The April and May books are now as follows: April: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng May: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
This week the Rare Reads book group discussed How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. Here is a piece she wrote about libraries (in response to library cuts in the UK): https://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlin-moran/libraries-cathedrals-of-o_b_2103362.html
Let’s Talk About It!
The Topsham Public Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It”, a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library. This program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library. The series,… Read more »