Library Events

October 17, 2017
  • October 17, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 17, 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.

  • October 17, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • October 17, 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.

  • October 17, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • October 17, 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!

October 18, 2017
  • October 18, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • October 18, 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!

  • October 18, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 18, 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.

  • October 18, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • October 18, 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.

October 19, 2017
  • October 19, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • October 19, 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.

  • October 19, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • October 19, 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!

  • October 19, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • October 19, 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).

  • October 19, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • October 19, 2017

    Men's Book Group

    This month’s book is Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson. New Members Welcome! For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

October 20, 2017
  • October 20, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • October 20, 2017

    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.

October 21, 2017
  • October 21, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • October 21, 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.

  • October 21, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • October 21, 2017

    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.

October 24, 2017
  • October 24, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • October 24, 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.

  • October 24, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 24, 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.

  • October 24, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • October 24, 2017

    CREA: Inspired by Nature: How Writing Sometimes Happens

    Bowdoin College Professor, Franklin Burroughs, is the award winning author of Confluence: Merrymeeting Bay and a monthly contributor to Downeast Magazine. His writings typically involve meditations on more or less random intersections of autobiography, human history, and natural history. He will reflect upon the process by which that happens and will welcome discussion of it.

  • October 24, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • October 24, 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.

October 25, 2017
  • October 25, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • October 25, 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!

  • October 25, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 25, 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.

  • October 25, 20175:30 pm - 7:30 pm • October 25, 2017

    Mainely Worm Bin Program

    Join Jock Robie, of Mainely Worm Bins for a worm bin harvest and talk! If you have harvesting kits, please bring them. Some will be provided for those who need them. Newly interested in vermiculture? Come and learn the what, where, how and why of running your own worm bin. All attendees will be entered into a free raffle with 10 worm bins as prizes! No sign-up required.

October 26, 2017
  • October 26, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • October 26, 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.

  • October 26, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • October 26, 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!

  • October 26, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • October 26, 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).

  • October 26, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • October 26, 2017

    Self Publish With Polish with Melissa Walshe

    Self-publishing physical books and getting them in front of a wider potential audience is easier than ever with the rise of print-on-demand services like CreateSpace. Putting together a book that looks professional, however, still requires some know-how. This one-hour workshop will cover some of the pitfalls self-published books can fall into and some of the technology available for avoiding them.

October 28, 2017
  • October 28, 20179:00 am - 11:00 am • October 28, 2017

    Senator Eloise Vitelli and Representative Denise Tepler Office Hours

    Have a question or matter to discuss with your Senator or Representative? Senator Eloise Vitelli and Representative Denise Tepler will be here for open office hours. Members of the public welcome!

  • October 28, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • October 28, 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!

  • October 28, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm • October 28, 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! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

  • October 28, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 28, 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!

  • October 28, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm • October 28, 2017

    Halloween Movie: Frankenweenie

    Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Run Time: 87 minutes. Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action. Recommended ages 9 and up, but all are welcome. Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness – popcorn will be served!

October 31, 2017
  • October 31, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 31, 2017

    The Librarian is in! Drop in - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

November 1, 2017
  • November 1, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • November 1, 2017

    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 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

  • November 1, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 1, 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.

  • November 1, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • November 1, 2017

    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! For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. This month's book is Thornhill by Pam Smy.

November 2, 2017
  • November 2, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • November 2, 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.

  • November 2, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • November 2, 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!

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

  • November 2, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • November 2, 2017

    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

November 3, 2017
  • November 3, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • November 3, 2017

    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 4, 2017
  • November 4, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • November 4, 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.

November 7, 2017
  • November 7, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 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.

November 8, 2017
  • November 8, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • November 8, 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!

  • November 8, 201712:00 pm - 2:00 pm • November 8, 2017

    Topsham Garden Club: Presence and Purpose - Lessons Learned About Gardening with Debbie Atwood

    Debbie Atwood, a former Brunswick Town Councilor and a graduate of the Master Gardener Class of 2004, will lead this Pecha Kucha presentation called “Presence and Purpose” about lessons learned while gardening. A farmer at heart, Debbie began installing gardens in her yard and over the next 7 years, replaced roughly 1/2 of her in-town lawn with vegetables, fruit, and fruit trees. Refreshments and meet and greet will follow the presentation.

  • November 8, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 8, 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.

November 9, 2017
  • November 9, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • November 9, 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.

  • November 9, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • November 9, 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!

  • November 9, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • November 9, 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).

  • November 9, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • November 9, 2017

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    "How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen."- Victor Hugo, 1840
    Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. Join us as we continue to discuss the book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein. For this meeting we will read Chapter 13 and the Conclusion.

  • November 9, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • November 9, 2017

    Movie Night Out with the Library

    Be the first to see the new movie, Murder on the Orient Express, based on the book by Agatha Christie. Join us at Smitty’s Cinema in the Topsham Fair Mall for a special sneak preview of this classic mystery featuring detective, Hercule Poirot, played by Kenneth Branagh, accompanied by a star-studded cast of characters. Rated PG-13. Smitty’s usual fare of pub food and drinks will be available for purchase. FMI: smittyscinema.com

November 10, 2017
  • November 10, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • November 10, 2017

    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 11, 2017
  • November 11, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 11, 2017

    Library Closed for Veterans' Day

November 14, 2017
  • November 14, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • November 14, 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 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

  • November 14, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 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.

  • November 14, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • November 14, 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 The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal

  • November 14, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • November 14, 2017

    Topsham Historical Society: Four Generations of Topsham Farmers

    Stephen Rackley moved to Topsham in 1832 and was the first of four generations of dairy farmers. Exploring their lives and the times in which they lived will increase our appreciation for how Topsham became the town it is now. The original farmhouse still stands along US 201. Come early to see a gallery of related photos on display in the Crooker Gallery.

November 15, 2017
  • November 15, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • November 15, 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!

  • November 15, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 15, 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.

  • November 15, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • November 15, 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.

November 16, 2017
  • November 16, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • November 16, 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.

  • November 16, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • November 16, 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!

  • November 16, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • November 16, 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).

  • November 16, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 16, 2017

    Men's Book Group: Kerck Kelsey Author Event

    Join us at this special time, 6pm, as we welcome the author of this month’s book, Remarkable Americans. Mr. Kelsey earned a Masters Degree in history at Harvard just before his 70th birthday, where he discovered the Washburn family while looking for a thesis topic. Since then, he has since written three books about this remarkable family, and lectured about them around the country. This presentation is open to the public.