Posts By: monique

What’s so great about late October?

Here are seven splendid things to enjoy outside during the latter half of October: O – Obviously, the foliage! Peak hits our area around the first and second week of the month so it has just passed but there is still plenty of color to notice. Take a moment to pause and appreciate the foliage found… Read more »

“I’m Bored” Nature Fun Ideas

There’s still plenty of summer left and with many activities and summer camps cancelled, families face the challenge of coming up with more ways to engage their children through the warmer months. Perhaps you are feeling the same way? Whether you have children or not, you may find something on this list that will spark… Read more »

How libraries can nurture a love of nature

Are you a nature lover? Would you like to deepen your nature connection? Here are twenty ways the library can support your love of nature or help develop one in 2020: Books Let’s start with the obvious. What may not be so obvious, though, are the different genres that can feed your nature-loving soul. Nature-based… Read more »

What is there to notice in nature?

It can be hard to get out during this time of year, this transition time between fall and winter.  It’s cold and things look brown and bare. What is there to do and see outside right now anyway? Well… plenty! Read through the list of nature to explore around Topsham Public Library (and anywhere else)… Read more »

Following Nature’s Lead

“If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.” – Vijali Hamilton The temperature is cooling, daylight hours are shortening, leaves have fallen,… Read more »

Sense of Place and Nature’s Role

    “An individual is not too distinct from his place. He is his place.” — Gabriel Marcel   Sense of place.  Have you heard this phrase? I first heard it several years ago and although it was new terminology to me, the concept was familiar. To put it simply, it refers to the meaning… Read more »

Awaken Your Senses in the Garden

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” –  John Burroughs Have you visited our gardens recently? Some blooms are starting to fade away but there is still plenty of color and interest. Sarah has done a wonderful job designing so that there’s always something in… Read more »

Neat Nature at Topsham Public Library

The following is the first of a new blog series from Monique, one of our new staff members. She will be writing once a month about all things nature that you can find at Topsham Public Library and its environs. It’s packed full of  fun facts and resources where you can learn more. Enjoy! Hi!… Read more »