Library Events

January 20, 2020
  • January 20, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 20, 2020

    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!

  • January 20, 202012:00 pm - 4:00 pm • January 20, 2020

    Game Time!

    Various games will be available for drop-in play. Bring some friends and family and have some fun! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

January 21, 2020
  • January 21, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm • January 21, 2020

    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. As we missed the last meeting, this month's book is My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

January 22, 2020
  • January 22, 202010:15 am - 11:15 am • January 22, 2020

    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 22, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 22, 2020

    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 22, 20205:00 pm - 5:45 pm • January 22, 2020

    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.

January 23, 2020
  • January 23, 202010:00 am - 10:30 am • January 23, 2020

    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 23, 202010:30 am - 11:00 am • January 23, 2020

    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!

  • January 23, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm • January 23, 2020

    Mark Griffin Book Talk and Documentary Screening

    Mark Griffin is the author of All That Heaven Allows, the biography of Rock Hudson. The book is diligently researched, pulling from over 100 interviews with the celebrities of the time, including some of Mr. Hudson’s closest friends. He will join us to discuss his book and present a documentary on the subject. Books will be available for sale and signing.

January 25, 2020
  • January 25, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pm • January 25, 2020

    Preschool Fair

    The Preschool Fair helps you to get an idea of what preschool options are available in the area, and to match your child with the preschool setting that most meets your individual goals and circumstances. Many area preschools will be in attendance! Stop by, chat with representatives, and pick up brochures and information. Children are welcome!

  • January 25, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm • January 25, 2020

    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.

  • January 25, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 25, 2020

    Legos at the Library

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

January 28, 2020
  • January 28, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm • January 28, 2020

    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.

  • January 28, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm • January 28, 2020

    Cathance River Education Alliance: 2019 Mt. Ararat Researchers Projects

    Throughout the fall of 2019, Honors Biology students from Glenn Evans’s class at Mt Ararat High School made weekly visits to the Preserve to conduct research on a range of topics. Working in small groups, they chose research questions and collected scientific data, analyzed their data, and organized their findings into posters. These reports will become part of CREA’s database of biological and environmental information for the Preserve. Please come and learn what these young scientists have discovered! For more information visit creamaine.org/events.

January 29, 2020
  • January 29, 202010:15 am - 11:15 am • January 29, 2020

    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 29, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 29, 2020

    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 30, 2020
  • January 30, 202010:00 am - 10:30 am • January 30, 2020

    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 30, 202010:30 am - 11:00 am • January 30, 2020

    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!

February 1, 2020
  • February 1, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 1, 2020

    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.

February 5, 2020
  • February 5, 202010:15 am - 11:15 am • February 5, 2020

    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!

  • February 5, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 5, 2020

    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.

  • February 5, 20205:00 pm - 5:45 pm • February 5, 2020

    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’s choice is Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

February 6, 2020
  • February 6, 202010:00 am - 10:30 am • February 6, 2020

    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.

  • February 6, 202010:30 am - 11:00 am • February 6, 2020

    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!

  • February 6, 202012:30 pm - 2:30 pm • February 6, 2020

    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).

  • February 6, 20205:45 pm - 7:45 pm • February 6, 2020

    February Films with PRIDE! Boy Erased

     Your host, staff member Dave, has handpicked three of his favorites in the pride genre. Whether you are “family” nor not, you will find universal themes which will resonate with everyone. Some will make you laugh out loud and others might make you cry.  This week:  Boy Erased (2019), Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe. The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Rated R. Popcorn will be provided, but feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage or favorite throw along and get comfortable while being entertained.

  • February 6, 20206:30 pm - 8:00 pm • February 6, 2020

    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

February 8, 2020
  • February 8, 202010:30 am - 11:00 am • February 8, 2020

    Family Storytime

    Join Miss Mariah for stories & songs! Open to all ages, designed for ages 3-5. 

  • February 8, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 8, 2020

    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!

  • February 8, 202011:15 am - 1:00 pm • February 8, 2020

    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.

February 11, 2020
  • February 11, 20203:00 pm - 4:00 pm • February 11, 2020

    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 The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke .   

  • February 11, 20206:30 pm - 8:00 pm • February 11, 2020

    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.

February 12, 2020
  • February 12, 202010:15 am - 11:15 am • February 12, 2020

    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!

  • February 12, 202012:00 pm - 2:30 pm • February 12, 2020

    Topsham Garden Club: Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program

    Beth Bisson, from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will speak about this citizen science–driven program developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, and partnering research scientists in northern New England. Beth will provide anover view of SOS structure, research partnerships, lessons learned, challenges,and next steps. Come learn how we, as citizen-scientists, can help this effort.Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided.

  • February 12, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 12, 2020

    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.

  • February 12, 20205:00 pm - 5:45 pm • February 12, 2020

    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.

February 13, 2020
  • February 13, 202010:00 am - 10:30 am • February 13, 2020

    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.

  • February 13, 202010:30 am - 11:00 am • February 13, 2020

    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!

  • February 13, 20204:00 pm - 5:00 pm • February 13, 2020

    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 31 - 40.

  • February 13, 20205:45 pm - 7:45 pm • February 13, 2020

    February Films with PRIDE! Pride

    Your host, staff member Dave, has handpicked three of his favorites in the pride genre. Whether you are “family” nor not, you will find universal themes which will resonate with everyone. Some will make you laugh out loud and others might make you cry. This week: Pride (2014), Starring Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, and Bill Nighy. Based on actual events, this film depicts U.K. gay activists working to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. Uplifting, funny, heartfelt and historically accurate rolled into one great film. Rated R. Popcorn will be provided, but feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage or favorite throw along and get comfortable while being entertained.

February 15, 2020
  • February 15, 202010:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 15, 2020

    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.

  • February 15, 20201:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 15, 2020

    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!  

February 17, 2020
  • February 17, 202012:00 am - 11:59 pm • February 17, 2020

    library closed

February 18, 2020
  • February 18, 20205:00 pm - 5:45 pm • February 18, 2020

    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.

  • February 18, 20206:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 18, 2020

    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 TBD. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!