Posts Categorized: Staff Picks

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 »

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 »