Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

Top Picks of 2017

Here we go! As promised, over the next few weeks, I will be sharing Topsham Public Library Staff’s Top Picks of 2017.     I will get things rolling! Here are my Top Picks of 2017: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig is at the top of my Top Picks of 2017 list. Ivan… Read more »

Should You Mess With a Classic?

Recently I borrowed the audiobook Huck Out West by Robert Coover, and I chose it because it is a sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I was intrigued to discover how Coover envisioned the continuation of Huckleberry Finn’s life. All the pertinent characters are there, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Jim, plus… Read more »

Banned Books Week Recap

In honor of Banned Books Week (which is next week) we take a look back at past Banned Book Week blog posts. Banned Books Week It’s Banned Book Week!!   The Banned Book I Bought at the Book Sale by Emma   The most frequently challenged book of the decade by Lynne   My Favorite… Read more »

Maine Authors on Display!

This month’s book display, located to the right as you enter Topsham Public Library, is highlighting Maine authors. Maine is the best place to be in the summer, so when you hit the beach, or head to camp, or relax in your own yard, stop by Topsham Public Library first and pick up some books by… Read more »

Do You Re-Read Books?

The day was gray and the rain wouldn’t stop. I decided to read a book. I have piles, literally, piles of new books just waiting to be read, but I ignored them. I had the overwhelming desire to read Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I don’t normally re-read books, but there are one… Read more »

DVD Update From Dave

The following is an update from Dave about Topsham Public Library’s DVD collection. Not all the “new” items that come into Topsham Public Library’s collection are noted on our monthly listing.  Most times when we bring something that is published or created in past years, it is not included on the list.  For instance, recently… Read more »

An Author Comes Calling

The Mystery Readers’ Roundtable has been faithfully meeting once a month, except during the summer, since September 2009 here at Topsham Public Library. We’ve read books from all over Maine, from all over the U.S. and from all over the world. We have explored amateur sleuths, police procedurals, and even true crime. We have also… Read more »

My Random Thoughts About Audio Books

Last week, my sister Laurie, my cousin Lisa, and I went on a road trip to Michigan to visit my sister Becky. It was second nature for me to check out a variety of audio books from Topsham Public Library in preparation of the 14ish hours of drive time. (I won’t mention which of us… Read more »

March Madness

Are you caught up in the NCAA March Madness College Basketball Tournament? My family loves March Madness and we each have our own bracket. It is a family tradition and the winner gets to decide where we will go out to eat. I’m already out this year. I’m usually the first one out of contention each year… Read more »

Top 5 of 2016 Part 3

The following completes 2016’s top picks. Cyndi’s Top 5 with some honorable mentions: If you know Cyndi, you know she is intrigued by the workings of the body and how it’s intertwined. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, a leading neurosurgeon, delves into the working of the brain and… Read more »