Library Events

November 13, 2018
  • November 13, 20183:00 pm - 4:00 pm • November 13, 2018

    Mystery Readers Roundtable

    Once a month, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels and good company. Have a few laughs, investigate themes, and visit some very dark places. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) come and join the group. This month we will discuss A Beautiful Place to Die by Phillip Craig.

  • November 13, 20185:00 pm - 6:00 pm • November 13, 2018

    Young Critics

    Young Critics is an ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5. We meet every month from October to May at the library for great books, great conversation and a pizza dinner! Registration is required.

  • November 13, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm • November 13, 2018

    Topsham Historical Society: Historic Family Series – The Given Family

    This month we will look at the history/genealogy of a long-time Topsham family, the Givens. Originally called and spelled as the Giveens, the family first settled in Maine nearly 300 years ago. Our presenter is descendent Steve Edmondson, who has been tracing his family roots as they intertwined over the generations with a few other long-tim Topsham families.

November 14, 2018
  • November 14, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • November 14, 2018

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • November 14, 201812:00 pm - 2:30 pm • November 14, 2018

    Topsham Garden Club: Gardening for All

    As much as we love gardening, it can take a toll on the body. This workshop, presented by Ellen Gibson of Maine AgrAbility, demonstrates how subtle changes in work practices can reduce stress and strain. Topics include the difference between physical activity and exercise, assistive technology, conserving mental and physical energy, and avoiding slips, trips and falls. Ergonomic gardening tools will be demonstrated and participants will receive information for how to order tools and find further resources. Bring a lunch. We provide dessert and coffee.

  • November 14, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 14, 2018

    Drop-In Tech Support

    Need help setting up email? How about printing from your laptop? Do you know how to download apps? Our tech guy, Dale, will be available to help you navigate your laptop or tablet.

November 15, 2018
  • November 15, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • November 15, 2018

    Baby & Me Cancelled

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • November 15, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • November 15, 2018

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos Cancelled

    At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!

  • November 15, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • November 15, 2018

    Genealogy Drop In

    Interested in Genealogy? Join our Genealogy volunteer, Karen, to help you get started. She’ll help you use our resources such as Ancestry to find out more about your family tree. Bring along a notebook and a USB flash drive (if you have one).

  • November 15, 20184:00 pm - 5:00 pm • November 15, 2018

    Men's Book Group

    We Need You! We need a few good men to join us for this monthly meeting of minds as we explore our interests through reading. We usually meet on the third Thursday of each month September through May. For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org. This month's book is One Goal by Amy Bass.

November 16, 2018
  • November 16, 201810:00 am - 11:30 am • November 16, 2018

    Parent/Child Workshop

    This workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration with Miss Mariah, while professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. Registration required.

  • November 16, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 16, 2018

    The Librarian is in! Drop in

    Join Adult Services Librarian, Emma, for this drop in service. Ask reference questions, receive book recommendations or help with databases.

November 17, 2018
  • November 17, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • November 17, 2018

    Sip-N-Stitch

    Join this knitting and crocheting group, All abilities welcome! Come and work on your latest project, share patterns, check out the library's knitting and crocheting resources, and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? Come along and we can help you with that too.

  • November 17, 201810:00 am - 2:00 pm • November 17, 2018

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by the YA room between 10am & 2pm for our casual teen crafts program. Each month will have a different craft project, spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required. Ages 11-18 only.

  • November 17, 20181:00 pm - 2:00 pm • November 17, 2018

    Joy of the Pen Reception

    We will announce the winners and celebrate the culmination of our Joy of the Pen writing competition. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cryer, The Friends of the Topsham Public Library, and Just Write Books.

  • November 17, 201812:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 17, 2018

    Joy of Art Registration Opens

    Calling all Maine Artists! Applications are now available for our eleventh annual juried art show. The Joy of Art is our annual juried art exhibit featuring original artwork by year-round Maine residents ages 16 years old and up, both amateur and professional. Prizes are awarded in categories including oil/acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed/other media and 3D artwork. For more information or to apply online visit friendstopshamlibrary.org/programs/joy-of-art or pick up an application at the library. The deadline for application is January 5th. There will be no extension granted.

November 20, 2018
  • November 20, 201811:00 pm - 12:00 am • November 21, 2018

    Rare Reads Book Discussion

    A book group that discusses unusual and interesting popular fiction (and some nonfiction) that meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm. This month's book is Ready Player One by Ernest Kline. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

November 21, 2018
  • November 21, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • November 21, 2018

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • November 21, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 21, 2018

    Drop-In Tech Support

    Need help setting up email? How about printing from your laptop? Do you know how to download apps? Our tech guy, Dale, will be available to help you navigate your laptop or tablet.

November 22, 2018
  • November 22, 201812:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 22, 2018

    Thanksgiving - Library Closed

November 23, 2018
  • November 23, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 23, 2018

    Film After Feast: The Incredibles 2

    Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together! Run Time: 2 hours. Rated PG for action sequences and some brief mild language. Recommended ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness – popcorn will be served.

  • November 23, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 23, 2018

    The Librarian is in! Drop in

    Join Adult Services Librarian, Emma, for this drop in service. Ask reference questions, receive book recommendations or help with databases.

November 24, 2018
  • November 24, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • November 24, 2018

    Hora de Cuentos en Español! Spanish Story Time!

    Miss Valerie will read stories in Spanish & English! Open to kids of all ages and their grownups!

  • November 24, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • November 24, 2018

    Hora de Cuentos en Español! Spanish Story Time!

    Miss Valerie will read stories in Spanish & English! Open to kids of all ages and their grownups!

  • November 24, 201811:00 am - 2:00 pm • November 24, 2018

    Kids Drop-In Activities

    Various activities will be set up in the children’s section – activities may include art projects, sensory activities, experiments, building activities, and more! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

  • November 24, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 24, 2018

    Legos at the Library

    Come build with our Lego collection! We have giant bins full of Legos for older kids, and Duplos available for younger kids upon request!

November 27, 2018
  • November 27, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 27, 2018

    Reading Between the Panels Graphic Novel Discussion Group

    If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Dale each month as the group discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, they share our favorites, make recommendations, and talk shop about the writing, the art, and everything in between. Every fourth Tuesday at 6pm from October to May.

  • November 27, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 27, 2018

    CREA: A Scientist and an Artist Met in a Wood

    art reflects science / each enhancing the other / merging in nature. Barbara Snapp’s haiku represents the challenge, mystery, and pleasure in nature that she has pursued since retiring from a career in science and education. Never before an artist, she began to paint and to write poetry and found that she had a new avenue into nature. Barbara’s talk will explore how the two worlds of art and science interact and enhance each other.

November 28, 2018
  • November 28, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • November 28, 2018

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • November 28, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 28, 2018

    Drop-In Tech Support

    Need help setting up email? How about printing from your laptop? Do you know how to download apps? Our tech guy, Dale, will be available to help you navigate your laptop or tablet.

  • November 28, 20187:00 pm - 9:00 pm • November 28, 2018

    Trustees Meeting

    Focus-FY 20 Municipal Budget goals-meet with Selectmen; The Friends Feature: Teen Services

November 29, 2018
  • November 29, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • November 29, 2018

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • November 29, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • November 29, 2018

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos

    At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!

  • November 29, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • November 29, 2018

    Genealogy Drop In

    Interested in Genealogy? Join our Genealogy volunteer, Karen, to help you get started. She’ll help you use our resources such as Ancestry to find out more about your family tree. Bring along a notebook and a USB flash drive (if you have one).

November 30, 2018
  • November 30, 201810:00 am - 11:30 am • November 30, 2018

    Parent/Child Workshop

    This workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration with Miss Mariah, while professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. Registration required.

  • November 30, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 30, 2018

    The Librarian is in! Drop in

    Join Adult Services Librarian, Emma, for this drop in service. Ask reference questions, receive book recommendations or help with databases.

December 1, 2018
  • December 1, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 1, 2018

    Sip n' Stitch

    Join this knitting and crocheting group that meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month. All abilities welcome! Come and work on your latest project, share patterns, check out the library's knitting and crocheting resources, and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Would you like to learn to knit or crochet? Come along and we can help you with that too.

December 5, 2018
  • December 5, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • December 5, 2018

    Preschool Storytime

    At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 45 - 60 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • December 5, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 5, 2018

    Drop-In Tech Support

    Need help setting up email? How about printing from your laptop? Do you know how to download apps? Our tech guy, Dale, will be available to help you navigate your laptop or tablet.

  • December 5, 20185:00 pm - 6:00 pm • December 5, 2018

    Tween Reads

    Calling all 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th Graders! Join us for Tween Talk! We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5pm, October through May, to discuss great books and eat pizza! Copies of the books are available at the library. Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

December 6, 2018
  • December 6, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • December 6, 2018

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • December 6, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • December 6, 2018

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos

    At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!

  • December 6, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 6, 2018

    Genealogy Drop In

    Interested in Genealogy? Join our Genealogy volunteer, Karen, to help you get started. She’ll help you use our resources such as Ancestry to find out more about your family tree. Bring along a notebook and a USB flash drive (if you have one).

  • December 6, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • December 6, 2018

    Let's Talk About It! Book Discussion

    Join us for this Maine Humanities book discussion group, titled Reimagining the American Family. Over the next five months we will read a series of books exploring what a modern American family looks like. This month we will read Fun Home by Allison Bechdel. Our facilitator will be Rebecca Nisetich, PHD, a professor at USM. Books will be provided. Registration is required. There will be more meetings on January 10, February 7, and March 14.

  • December 6, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm • December 6, 2018

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Meeting

    The Friends of the Topsham Public Library is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting TPL financially and helping to further develop the library’s potential as a dynamic force in our community. Meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. FMI visit our website: friendstopshamlibrary.org

December 7, 2018
  • December 7, 201810:00 am - 11:30 am • December 7, 2018

    Parent/Child Workshop

    This workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration with Miss Mariah, while professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. Registration required.

  • December 7, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 7, 2018

    The Librarian is in! Drop in

    Join Adult Services Librarian, Emma, for this drop in service. Ask reference questions, receive book recommendations or help with databases.

December 8, 2018
  • December 8, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 8, 2018

    Great Books

    Great Books meets once a month on the second Saturday. We are ALWAYS looking for new members! We're discussing Great Conversations 5 from The Great Books Foundation. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org to find out what piece we are discussing this month!

December 11, 2018
  • December 11, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 11, 2018

    Moving on discussion group

    Join us for this interactive discussion group for surviving spouses of retirement age. How do you move on after the death of a beloved spouse and the shared life you’ve had together over many years? After such a profound loss what can you do to build a new existence based on your new reality? We look forward to sharing observations, experiences and ideas with you. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

  • December 11, 20183:00 pm - 4:00 pm • December 11, 2018

    Mystery Readers Roundtable

    Once a month, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels and good company. Have a few laughs, investigate themes, and visit some very dark places. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) come and join the group. This month we will read