Posts By: Emma

Congratulations, Helen!

We would like to congratulate Helen Tomer for her 20 years of service at the Topsham Public Library! Helen started working at TPL in May, 1996. Thank you for your service, Helen!

Last 3 Reads

Our last 3 reads were The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai, Euphoria by Lily King and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. We’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on any of these titles!

The House at the End of Hope Street

Last month we read The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag. Many of the Rare Readers thought that it would make  a great TV show where a different woman came to live in the house each week (similar to Love Boat). What do you think?

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Last month, Rare Reads discussed The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. If you couldn’t make the meeting or did make it and forgot to say something–you can do so here! Just comment on this post! Here’s some discussion questions to help:

We start again next week!

Rare Readers! Our book discussion group is starting up again next week. On Thursday 29th at 2pm and 6pm, we will be discussing The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. We always welcome new members so if you would like to discuss this book, you are very welcome to attend either of the sessions. Can’t make… Read more »

You’re letting the flies eat the trees? On Purpose!?

That’s right! We’re just letting them…but for a very good reason. Last week, one of our garden fairies (volunteers) pointed out that we have dogwood sawflies munching on the dogwoods in the birdsong garden. Her research indicated that, if tolerable, it’s not a bad idea to let the sawflies be because they are a great… Read more »

Susan’s Top 4 of 2014

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter’s life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her… Read more »

Cyndi’s Top 4 of 2014

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive — alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for… Read more »