Library Events

March 25, 2017
  • March 25, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • March 25, 2017

    EXTENDED! Joy of the Lens Deadline

    EXTENDED DEADLINE! All applications for the Joy of the Lens must be submitted by 4pm today. The Joy of the Lens is our annual juried photography exhibit which features original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: Color, Black & White, and Nancy’s challenge - Reflections. Fill out an application form online through our website, www.topshamlibrary.org, or pick one up at the front desk.

  • March 25, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • March 25, 2017

    Great Books

    Great Books meets on the 4th Saturday of each month and uses The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, which can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation. We are ALWAYS looking for new members!

  • March 25, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm • March 25, 2017

    Kids Drop-In Acivities

    Various activities will be set up in the children’s section – activities may include art projects, sensory activities, experiments, building activities, and more!

  • March 25, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • March 25, 2017

    Library Legos

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

  • March 25, 20171:00 pm - 2:00 pm • March 25, 2017

    Music in March-High Winds Flute Choir

    Sponsored by the Friends of TPL, each week will feature a live music performance by local musicians in the Highlands Community Room. This week's performers are the High Winds Flute Choir. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 725-1727 or visit our website, www.topshamlibrary.org

March 28, 2017
  • March 28, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • March 28, 2017

    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 second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • March 28, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • March 28, 2017

    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 Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James.

  • March 28, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • March 28, 2017

    CREA Presents

    CREA is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the resources of the Cathance River Preserve to educate students, educators, and the public. To this end CREA offers a monthly program in partnership with the library, featuring local speakers and wild life presentations. This month wildlife biologist and author of I Am Coyote, Geri Vistein will illustrate how nature inspires her.

  • March 28, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • March 28, 2017

    Reading Between the Panels - Graphic Novel Discussion Group

    If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Adrien and Dale each month as they discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, we 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. For more info call 725-1727. This Month's books are Saga, Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Transmetropolitan, Vol.1 by Warren Ellis.

March 29, 2017
  • March 29, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • March 29, 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 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • March 29, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • March 29, 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.

March 30, 2017
  • March 30, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • March 30, 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.

  • March 30, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • March 30, 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!

  • March 30, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • March 30, 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).

  • March 30, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • March 30, 2017

    4H Physics

    Do you use physics in your everyday life? Let’s find out! Using force, motion, inertia, and energy, we’ll make cars crash and marshmallows fly, build paper tables, and tall buildings. You probably use physics WAY more than you think! Open to grades 3-5, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

  • March 30, 20176:00 pm - 7:30 pm • March 30, 2017

    March Madness: An Evening with the Horror Writers of Maine

    Join the members of the Horror Writers of Maine for a fright-filled evening of fiction as we plumb the depths of madness and the macabre at the Topsham Public Library. The event is free, and we will have books available for purchase as you get to meet some of Maine's darkest minds. The Horror Writers of Maine are "Purveyors of Fine Horror", and will keep you screaming for more.

March 31, 2017
  • March 31, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • March 31, 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.

April 1, 2017
  • April 1, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • April 1, 2017

    Teen Poetry Contest Registration Opens

    April 1-29, Teen Poetry Contest!! Best poet wins $25. Submit one or two of your original works of poetry, each 300 words or less. All works will be displayed in the Teen room, (anonymously if desired). Entries accepted until 4pm on Saturday, April 29th. Winner announced May 3rd. See Cyndi for more details.

  • April 1, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 1, 2017

    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.

April 4, 2017
  • April 4, 20175:00 pm - 7:30 pm • April 4, 2017

    Family Movie: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

    Based on the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, the live-action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Rated PG. Recommended for ages 7 and up, but all are welcome. Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Popcorn will be served.

April 5, 2017
  • April 5, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • April 5, 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 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • April 5, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 5, 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.

  • April 5, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • April 5, 2017

    Poetry Festival

    We're celebrating Poetry Month at Topsham Public Library by hosting our sixth annual Poetry Festival. CREA Poet Laureate, Gary Lawless, will be among our readers! Light refreshments will be served.

April 6, 2017
  • April 6, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • April 6, 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.

  • April 6, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • April 6, 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!

  • April 6, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 6, 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).

  • April 6, 20171:00 pm - 2:00 pm • April 6, 2017

    Planning For Your Future – A Senior Living Workshop

    This program will be presented by The Highlands, a Topsham Public Library Business Roundtable member. Have you been thinking about a retirement community, but are overwhelmed by all the options? Join The Highlands on to learn more about what choices you have and the benefits of living in a senior-living community. Refreshments will be served.

  • April 6, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • April 6, 2017

    4H Physics

    Do you use physics in your everyday life? Let’s find out! Using force, motion, inertia, and energy, we’ll make cars crash and marshmallows fly, build paper tables, and tall buildings. You probably use physics WAY more than you think! Open to grades 3-5, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

  • April 6, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • April 6, 2017

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Annual Meeting

    Back by popular demand is renowned storyteller, Carol Birch. Those who love a good story will truly enjoy Carol! This meeting, as all the Friends meetings, is open to the public. Following the performance, there will be a short business meeting in which all members of the Friends may vote. The Friends of the Topsham Public Library is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting TPL. FMI visit our website: friendstopshamlibrary.org

April 7, 2017
  • April 7, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • April 7, 2017

    Stay & Play

    Similar to our Parent/Child Workshop, we fill our big meeting room with educational and developmental toys, and you and your little one have fun playing together!
    Ages birth — 4 years.Registration required.

  • April 7, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 7, 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.

April 8, 2017
  • April 8, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 8, 2017

    Joy of the Lens Reception

April 9, 2017
  • April 9, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • April 15, 2017

    National Library Week

    National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

April 11, 2017
  • April 11, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 11, 2017

    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 second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • April 11, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • April 11, 2017

    Mystery Readers Roundtable - Mary Lawrence Author Visit

    This month author Mary Lawrence will visit and we will discuss her book, The Alchemist’s Daughter, the first in her Bianca Goddard series. Suspense Magazine named it the Best Book of 2015 in the Historical Mystery category.

  • April 11, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • April 11, 2017

    Topsham Historical Society

    The Topsham Historical Society was formed to promote Topsham's history through educational discussions, presentations, writings, and digital media. We are pleased to host speakers on various topics from archaeology to architectural history to antique restoration along with stories of people and events both famous and little known. This month’s program is TBA.

April 12, 2017
  • April 12, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • April 12, 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 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • April 12, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 12, 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.

  • April 12, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • April 12, 2017

    Tween Reads

    We meet once a month to discuss great books and eat pizza! Open to grades 6-8, Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! This month we will read Icebreaker by Lian Tanner.

April 13, 2017
  • April 13, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • April 13, 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.

  • April 13, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • April 13, 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!

  • April 13, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 13, 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).

  • April 13, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • April 13, 2017

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    "How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen."- Victor Hugo, 1840
    Join Dana Cary for this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. This first meeting we'll discuss This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein and set the agenda for future meetings.

April 14, 2017
  • April 14, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 14, 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.

April 15, 2017
  • April 15, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 15, 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.

  • April 15, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 15, 2017

    Introduction to Radio and DJ Basic Training-Harpswell Radio Project

    This presentation by the Harpswell Radio Project will give an overview of community radio and outline the various ways that people can participate both on and off air. A question and answer session will be included. A basic DJ training session will also be offered to begin the process of learning about radio production and the equipment involved. There will be future opportunities for more advanced training for those interested.

  • April 15, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 15, 2017

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by the YA room between 10am - 2pm on the third Saturday of each month 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. This month's craft is planter decorating.

April 18, 2017
  • April 18, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 18, 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 2pm and at 6pm. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required! This month's book is The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

  • April 18, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • April 18, 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. Sign Up today! This month’s book is Rules by Cynthia Lord

  • April 18, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • April 18, 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 2pm and at 6pm. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required! This month's book is The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

April 19, 2017
  • April 19, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 19, 2017

    Teen drop-in craft program

    Stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm for our casual teen crafts program. Spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

  • April 19, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • April 19, 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 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • April 19, 201711:30 am - 1:00 pm • April 19, 2017

    Southern Midcoast Chamber

  • April 19, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 19, 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.

  • April 19, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • April 19, 2017

    Trustees Meeting

    The trustees welcome members of the public to all meetings.

April 20, 2017
  • April 20, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • April 20, 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.

  • April 20, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • April 20, 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!

  • April 20, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 20, 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).

  • April 20, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 20, 2017

    Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) event

    Join us for our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) event! Different tables will be set up with various activities! Open to all ages, for more details call the library or email Mariah! Registration Required!

  • April 20, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • April 20, 2017

    Men's Book Group

    This month’s book is The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan. New Members Welcome! For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

April 21, 2017
  • April 21, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 21, 2017

    BIG TRUCK DAY!

    Come see some BIG vehicles up close! All ages are welcome; event will take place rain or shine. Our parking lot will be full of BIG vehicles, so please park at the rec field!

  • April 21, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 21, 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.

April 22, 2017
  • April 22, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 22, 2017

    Great Books

    Great Books meets on the 4th Saturday of each month and uses The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, which can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation. We are ALWAYS looking for new members!

  • April 22, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 22, 2017

    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!

  • April 22, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 22, 2017

    Library Legos

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