Posts By: Emma

TPL Staff Picks 2023 – Linda!

Next up, it’s our resident mystery expert, Linda! Linda’s Top 5 of 2023 The Maid/Nita Prose The main character in this book, Molly the Maid, is neurodivergent, probably on the autism spectrum. She is socially awkward because she has a difficult time reading people, and she loves cleanliness. Every day she goes happily to her job… Read more »

TPL Staff Picks 2023 – Cyndi!

It’s that time of year, when we look back at our reading/viewing/playing lists and see what made our top 5! First up, here’s Cyndi’s: Cyndi’s Top 5 of 2023

Books (and More) We Loved in 2022 Part 5!

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 »

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 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 »