Posts Categorized: Topsham Tales

Be You

What a crazy few weeks it’s been. My activity level has dropped considerably, and yet, at the end of last week, I was so exhausted, and I realize it’s emotional exhaustion of so much change amongst so much uncertainty. My youngest son is now home as his university closed. My daughter, a paramedic, is dealing… Read more »

Adapting

Surreal. It’s a word I keep going back to. Merriam-Webster defines surreal as “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream, also: unbelievable, fantastic.” Life has changed suddenly and drastically for us all. And, to me, it has the “reality of a dream” aspect to it. I know many of you are facing challenges that none of… Read more »

These Interesting Times

At noon on Monday, March 16, Topsham Public Library closed. We are aiming to re-open in two weeks, but please check our website for further updates. This is a new experience for us, and we want to make sure you know that we will not be charging fines and you do not need to concern… Read more »

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 »