Posts By: Jen B.

Cooking and Science

I enjoy it when patrons let me in on what they’re reading. Sometimes the book comes with a glowing recommendation, and other times it’s obvious the reader is not too keen on what they’ve read. As often as staff are asked for suggestions, many times the best suggestions come from the patrons. This “cook book”… Read more »

February’s School Vacation at Topsham Public Library

Are you looking for some fun and free activities to do over the school vacation next week? Topsham Public Library has you covered! First of all, just a reminder that on Monday, February 17 the library will be closed for President’s Day, but we will reopen and resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, February 18… Read more »

Sweet Confections

Peanut brittle. I confess it’s not my favorite, but there are members of my household who would be tempted to sell their soul for that delight. I decided I would try to make this craved for sweet, so I scoured the Minerva catalog for candy making cookbooks. Some I will return to like Hand-Crafted Candy… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 3

Here it is. The final installment of Staff Picks 2019. May another year of great reading be ahead!     Linda leads the way: Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance: This is the 17th book in this series featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont. I had read the earlier ones years ago and somehow lost track… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 2

Is the anticipation keeping you up at night? Are you anxious for more reading suggestions? Are you loving new reads or wondering, “what were they thinking?” Well, wait no further! Below is the second installment of Topsham Public Library’s Staff Picks of 2019. I will kick things off this week: 2019 was a bit different… Read more »

Staff Picks 2019, Part 1

And here we are again! It’s 2020!! Twenty years ago, we lived through the build up to 2000 and wondered if the doomsayers were correct that the future would be one of planes falling out of the sky and only those survivalists with underground bunkers and stashes of freeze-dried food would last the year. Well,… Read more »

Holiday Hours

It’s so hard to believe that the next time I write a blog post it will be 2020! Everyone at Topsham Public Library wishes you Happy Holidays! Our holiday hours are (items in bold are a change in normal hours): Tuesday, December 24 9am-3pm Wednesday, December 25 closed Thursday, December 26 9am-8pm Friday, December 27… Read more »

Do You Like to Throw Parties?

Not only are the holidays are upon us, but then there’s New Year’s Eve, the Superbowl, and random “I’m tired of winter so let’s have people over to keep the doldrums at bay” parties.  Well, Delish by Joanna Saltz and the Editors of Delish is a must have for any “raising a ruckus” party menu…. Read more »

The Macmillan Boycott

Those of you who enjoy eBooks and audio books that are available through cloudLibrary with your library card, will be interested to know about the boycott of Macmillan Publishers eBooks (and its imprints) by Maine InfoNet, the Maine Library Association, and the American Library Association (ALA). The boycott is the result of the embargo Macmillan… Read more »

It’s That Time of Year

There has been a notable uptick of letters in my mailbox. As the end of the year approaches the requests for donations are numerous. There are many worthy organizations that depend on the generosity of the public, and Topsham Public Library is one of them. You may have already noticed a letter addressed to you… Read more »