Library Events

November 13, 2019
  • November 13, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • November 13, 2019

    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 13, 201912:00 pm - 2:30 pm • November 13, 2019

    Topsham Garden Club: Backyard Birding Basics with Nick Lund, Maine Audubon

    Nick Lund, Maine Audubon’s Network and Outreach Manager, loves talking about birds and birding in his home state. Come and hear what he has to share. His nature and science writings have been published by the National Audubon Society, Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate.com, and other outlets. Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join members for dessert & coffee after the presentation.

  • November 13, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 13, 2019

    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 13, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • November 13, 2019

    Teen Talk

    Our teen book discussion group is for teens in 8th and 9th grade. We talk about books while sharing pizza. Copies of the books are available at the library. This month’s choice is The Lottery. Please read the short story by Shirley Jackson and the graphic novel adaptation by Miles Hyman. If you have any question please email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. Registration is required so I know how much pizza to buy. Teens may join at any time.

  • November 13, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • November 13, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

November 14, 2019
  • November 14, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • November 14, 2019

    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 14, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • November 14, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • November 14, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • November 14, 2019

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    This month we start a new book, Nature Notes From Maine by local author, Ed Robinson. This book is full of stories and images of Maine wildlife that will delight the nature-lover in all of us. Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on our environment and the wonders of nature. This month we will read the first ten chapters.

November 15, 2019
  • November 15, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • November 15, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys! The four-week Parent/Child 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. Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!) Ages birth – 5. Registration required.

November 16, 2019
  • November 16, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • November 16, 2019

    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 16, 20191:00 pm - 2:00 pm • November 16, 2019

    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, the TPL Teen Room and Just Write Books.

  • November 16, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 16, 2019

    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 16, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 16, 2019

    Joy of Art Registration Opens

    Calling all Maine Artists! Applications are now available for our annual Joy of Art show. It features original artwork by both amateur and professional Maine residents ages 16 years old and up. 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 4th. There will be no extension granted.

November 19, 2019
  • November 19, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • November 19, 2019

    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 19, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 19, 2019

    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 The Reminders by Val Emmich. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

November 20, 2019
  • November 20, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • November 20, 2019

    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 20, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 20, 2019

    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 21, 2019
  • November 21, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • November 21, 2019

    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 21, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • November 21, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • November 21, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • November 21, 2019

    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 There There by Tommy Orange.

  • November 21, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 21, 2019

    Scott Hanson Author Event

    Join Topsham architectural historian, Scott Hanson, as he talks about his latest book, Restoring Your Historic House: The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. Hanson is a historic-building preservation professional and has 40 years’ experience rehabilitating historic houses. He has illustrated this authoritative book with hundreds of step-by-step photos, illustrations, charts, and decision-making guides.

November 22, 2019
  • November 22, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • November 22, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys! The four-week Parent/Child 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. Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!) Ages birth – 5. Registration required.

November 26, 2019
  • November 26, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 26, 2019

    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 26, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • November 26, 2019

    CREA: Puffins and Terns: Restoring Maine’s Sea Bird Population on Eastern Egg Rock

    Come and learn about our charismatic puffin friends who inhabit Maine islands and waters. Hear about the forces, avian and human, which have affected their populations over the years, and what has been accomplished to increase the colony on Eastern Egg Rock. A slide show with pictures is included in this program presented by Susie Meadows, manager of The Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland.

November 27, 2019
  • November 27, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • November 27, 2019

    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 27, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 27, 2019

    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, 2019
  • November 28, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • November 28, 2019

    Closed for Thanksgiving

November 29, 2019
  • November 29, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • November 29, 2019

    Film After Feast

    Did you eat too much pie yesterday? Do you just feel like relaxing and watching a movie? Come to the library to see a family friendly movie on our big screen! Specific movie will be chosen closer to the event. Popcorn will be served! Bring pillows/blankets for extra coziness! All ages welcome.

December 4, 2019
  • December 4, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • December 4, 2019

    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 4, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 4, 2019

    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 4, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • December 4, 2019

    Tween Reads

    We meet once a month to discuss great books and eat pizza! Open to grades 6 & 7, Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! This month we will discuss Horizon by Westerfeld

December 5, 2019
  • December 5, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • December 5, 2019

    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 5, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • December 5, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • December 5, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • December 5, 2019

    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 5, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • December 5, 2019

    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 6, 2019
  • December 6, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • December 6, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys! The four-week Parent/Child 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. Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!) Ages birth – 5. Registration required.

December 7, 2019
  • December 7, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • December 7, 2019

    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 10, 2019
  • December 10, 20193:00 pm - 4:00 pm • December 10, 2019

    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's book is How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews.

December 11, 2019
  • December 11, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • December 11, 2019

    Storytime with Santa

    Come to a special storytime with Miss Mariah, meet Santa, and have a tasty holiday treat! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

  • December 11, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • December 11, 2019

    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 11, 20195:00 pm - 5:45 pm • December 11, 2019

    Teen Talk

    Our teen book discussion group is for teens in 8th and 9th grade. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 5pm and talk about books while sharing pizza. Copies of the books are available at the library. If you have any question please email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. Registration is required so I know how much pizza to buy. Teens may join at any time.

December 12, 2019
  • December 12, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • December 12, 2019

    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 12, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • December 12, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time

    At each Music & Rhyme Time for Twos, 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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • December 12, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • December 12, 2019

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    We are reading Nature Notes From Maine by local author, Ed Robinson. This book is full of stories and images of Maine wildlife that will delight the nature-lover in all of us. Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on our environment and the wonders of nature. This month we will read  chapters 11 - 20.

  • December 12, 20196:00 pm - 6:30 pm • December 12, 2019

    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 12, 20195:00 pm - 7:30 pm • December 12, 2019

    Where the Wild Things Are - wildlife sketches and watercolors by Michael Boardman

    “Where the wild things are. That’swhat gets my creative spark going, places that are pristine enough to supportcommunities of life that don’t walk around on two legs. Places where you canfeel humbled and unimportant. And I’m lucky enough to be able to create work inthese environments.” Join us as naturalist Michael Boardman talks about hisexperiences in the wild places most of us never see. His work will be ondisplay in the library from December 5 – January 2.