Library Events

December 14, 2017
  • December 14, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • December 14, 2017

    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 14, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • December 14, 2017

    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 14, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 14, 2017

    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 14, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • December 14, 2017

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    Our question now is: In a time of environmental crisis, how can we live right now? Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. We are starting a new book, Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World by Martin Keogh. This month we will read chapter 1.

  • December 14, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • December 14, 2017

    Santa Reads

    Sponsored by Priority Real Estate Group LLC, Santa will be at the library to read to children, and to give out award-winning children’s books. Stop by and hear a story with Santa (and maybe even read a story TO Santa!) and get a book to bring home!

December 16, 2017
  • December 16, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 16, 2017

    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.

  • December 16, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • December 16, 2017

    Teen Gift making

    Stop by the Teen room between 10-2 and create unique gifts. The price is right!! Spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required. Ages 11-18 only.

  • December 16, 20171:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 16, 2017

    Santa Reads

    Sponsored by Priority Real Estate Group LLC, Santa will be at the library to read to children, and to give out award-winning children’s books. Stop by and hear a story with Santa (and maybe even read a story TO Santa!) and get a book to bring home!

December 19, 2017
  • December 19, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 19, 2017

    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 19, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • December 19, 2017

    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. This month's book is Wild Boy by Mary Losure.

  • December 19, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • December 19, 2017

    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. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required! This month's book is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

December 20, 2017
  • December 20, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • December 20, 2017

    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 20, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 20, 2017

    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 20, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • December 20, 2017

    Trustees Meeting

    The public is welcome to attend all Board of Trustee Meetings.They are usually held at 7PM in the library's Highland Community Room, unless otherwise specified.

December 21, 2017
  • December 21, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • December 21, 2017

    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 21, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • December 21, 2017

    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 21, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 21, 2017

    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 21, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • December 21, 2017

    Men's Book Group

    This month’s book is Woolly by Ben Mezrich. New Members Welcome! For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

December 23, 2017
  • December 23, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 23, 2017

    Great Books - Canceled

    See you in January!

  • December 23, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm • December 23, 2017

    Drop-in Activities

    Various craft materials will be set up for gift-making. While supplies last! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

  • December 23, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 23, 2017

    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!

  • December 23, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm • December 23, 2017

    Holiday Movie: Elf

    This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity. Running Time: 97 minutes. Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language. Recommended ages 7 and up, but all are welcome. Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Popcorn will be served.

December 26, 2017
  • December 26, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 26, 2017

    The Librarian is in! Drop in - Canceled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

December 27, 2017
  • December 27, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • December 27, 2017

    Teen drop-in art lab

    Stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm and spend as little or as much time as you like. Various materials for creating masterpieces will be provided. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

  • December 27, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • December 27, 2017

    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 27, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 27, 2017

    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 27, 20172:00 pm - 4:00 pm • December 27, 2017

    Drop-in Coloring for Kids

    Markers and coloring sheets will be available in the children’s area. Designed for ages 6 and up, but all children are welcome.

December 28, 2017
  • December 28, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • December 28, 2017

    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 28, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • December 28, 2017

    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 28, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 28, 2017

    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 28, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 28, 2017

    Legopalooza

    Come build with our extensive Lego collection! Take one of our design challenges, get some inspiration from one of our cool Lego books, or go wild with your own creativity! Open to ages 6 and up!

December 30, 2017
  • December 30, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • December 30, 2017

    Joy of Art Deadline

    The deadline for Joy of Art juried art competition is today at 4pm! Paper applications are at the desk or apply online at friendstopshamlibrary.org/programs/joy-of-art.

January 2, 2018
  • January 2, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 2, 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.

January 3, 2018
  • January 3, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • January 3, 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!

  • January 3, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 3, 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.

  • January 3, 20185:00 pm - 6:00 pm • January 3, 2018

    Tween Reads

    Calling all 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders! Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month to discuss great books and eat pizza! Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! This month we will be talking about When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

January 4, 2018
  • January 4, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • January 4, 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.

  • January 4, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • January 4, 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!

  • January 4, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • January 4, 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).

  • January 4, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm • January 4, 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

January 6, 2018
  • January 6, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • January 6, 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.

January 9, 2018
  • January 9, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 9, 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.

  • January 9, 20183:00 pm - 4:00 pm • January 9, 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 Thou Shalt Not Grill by Tamar Myers.

January 10, 2018
  • January 10, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • January 10, 2018

    Preschool Storytime - CANCELED

    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!

  • January 10, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 10, 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.

January 11, 2018
  • January 11, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • January 11, 2018

    Baby & Me - CANCELED

    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.

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

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos - CANCELED

    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!

  • January 11, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • January 11, 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).

  • January 11, 20184:00 pm - 5:00 pm • January 11, 2018

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    Our question now is: In a time of environmental crisis, how can we live right now? Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. We are reading Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World by Martin Keogh. This month we will read chapter 2.