Posts By: Emma

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 »

Latest Rare Reads Discussion

Last night the Rare Reads book discussion talked about The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie. Have you read it? What did you think?

Rare Readers – What were your favorites this year?

  As always, the Rare Reads book group read a variety of books this year. What were your favorites? Which had the best discussions? Let us know in the comments below! Here’s the list to remind you: Rare Reads Book List 2017-2018 September: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders October: Pink Chimneys by Ardeana… Read more »

Interview with Monica Wood

This month, we discussed One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood. The book proved to be a record holder of its own in our group by being the first book that EVERYONE really liked. Here’s an interview with Monica Wood from one of our group members, Stephanie: http://stephdoyon.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-one-in-million-monica-wood.html