Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

Top 5 of 2016 Part 2

And the hits just keep on comin’! As always Linda is on top of the mysteries, and coming soon to her web page, Mysteries Abound, will be a link to an archive of Linda’s Top 5 picks from previous years. Once again Ms. Penny hits one out of the park with A Great Reckoning. This is the… Read more »

Top 5 of 2016 Part 1

I’m not sure how it happened, but we are now into 2017!! Happy New Year! And as we do every year, I am happy to present the Top 5 picks of Topsham Public Library staff members. Drum roll, please. Dave feels sure of his Top 5 as he submitted his list in November. In no… Read more »

Spooky Reads

          Halloween is almost here and in honor of all things scary, freaky and unnatural, here are some horrific suggestions from the staff at Topsham Public Library. Linda does not read horror, but her idea of scary includes 1984 by George Orwell, The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin and “anything that gets me locked up in… Read more »

It’s a Mystery!

If you have been to Topsham Public Library lately, you may have noticed Emma’s display for the month is showcasing mysteries. Do you know May is Mystery Month? Do you enjoy a light mystery? Obviously, Agatha Christie is a good place to start. You can choose between Miss Marple, or Hercule Poirot, or even Tommy and… Read more »

Check Up Time

It seems like ages ago, but back on December 8, 2015 I told you about a reading challenge I am participating in this year. Well, it’s time to check up and see how I’m doing. In a nutshell, if my reading life was connected to my physical life, they would tag my toe, zip the body bag… Read more »

Top 5 of 2015 – Part 2

This is the continuation of the Top 5 Picks of 2015.  Susan’s Top 5:   The Art of Hearing Hearbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker         Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande         All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr         The Queen… Read more »

Top 5 of 2015 – Part 1

It’s that time of year when the staff of Topsham Public Library reveal their Top 5 Picks of 2015. The criteria that a top pick must meet is pretty basic: the staff member has to have read it, watched it, or listened to it in 2015 and loved it. Click on the picture to find… Read more »

Chores Can Be Fun! (Really, they can!)

This past week, I rolled up my shirtsleeves and decluttered my house. From the tip-top of the roof to the dark corners of my basement. (Well, that one corner of the basement I left alone. I’m afraid there may be a body hidden under all that stuff.) I sorted through the books, then attacked the trunks… Read more »

Falling in Love with Reading

Hi! My name is Jen and you will find me working the circulation desk here at the Topsham Public Library. I grew up in Topsham, and I used to frequent the library when Mrs. Coro sat behind the desk at the old house on Pleasant Street. I loved walking through the maze of little rooms… Read more »