Library Events

August 22, 2017
  • August 22, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • August 22, 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.

  • August 22, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 22, 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.

August 23, 2017
  • August 23, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 23, 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.

August 24, 2017
  • August 24, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 24, 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).

August 29, 2017
  • August 29, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 29, 2017

    The Librarian is in! Drop in - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

August 30, 2017
  • August 30, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 30, 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.

August 31, 2017
  • August 31, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 31, 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).

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

    Summer Reading Ends

September 2, 2017
  • September 2, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • September 2, 2017

    Joy of the Pen open for submissions

  • September 2, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • September 2, 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.

September 5, 2017
  • September 5, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 5, 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.

September 6, 2017
  • September 6, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • September 6, 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!

  • September 6, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 6, 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.

  • September 6, 20175:30 pm - 7:30 pm • September 6, 2017

    Invasive Forest Pest Program

    Joseph Dembeck, Executive Director of Somerset County SWCD, will lead this program. Participants will learn to identify current and potential invasive forest pests including browntail moth, emerald ash borer, and Asian longhorned beetle, and their host species. He will discuss the threats these pests pose and how to report suspected pest sightings and damage. All participants will receive an information packet with fact sheets, species lists, and other relevant information. All are welcome. Register for this free program by September 4th, by contacting Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District at (207) 241-5374 or email jlahey@maineconservationdistricts.com

September 7, 2017
  • September 7, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • September 7, 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.

  • September 7, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • September 7, 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!

  • September 7, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • September 7, 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).

  • September 7, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • September 7, 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

September 12, 2017
  • September 12, 201710:00 am - 11:30 am • September 12, 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.

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

  • September 12, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • September 12, 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 This month we will share our summer reading and discuss the theme for this year.

  • September 12, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • September 12, 2017

    Topsham Historical Society

    Merrymeeting Park of Brunswick was one of a handful of historic trolley parks in Maine. A short video produced by Mark Ireland of MI Media will kick off the evening. It recounts the fascinating history of the park which graced the shores of Merrymeeting Bay from 1898-1907. The video also affectionately profiles some trolley park aficionados who have worked tirelessly to keep these stories alive. Mark and Chris Gutscher (the park’s local historian) will be on hand for questions after the screening.

September 13, 2017
  • September 13, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • September 13, 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!

  • September 13, 201712:00 pm - 2:00 pm • September 13, 2017

    Topsham Garden Club

    Jean Vose a Master Gardener and certified horticulturist, will present Bringing Pollinators to your Yard with Companion Planting - how to plant to enhance plant growth including how to attract and repel insects. Jean has created gardens to attract pollinators as well as the other beneficial creatures. She has been a backyard beekeeper since 1986 and is active in both Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers and the Maine State Beekeeping Association. The program begins at noon with refreshments and meeting to follow.

  • September 13, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 13, 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.

  • September 13, 20177:00 pm - 8:00 pm • September 13, 2017

    Trustee 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.

September 14, 2017
  • September 14, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • September 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.

  • September 14, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • September 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!

  • September 14, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • September 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).

  • September 14, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • September 14, 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 11.

September 16, 2017
  • September 16, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • September 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.

  • September 16, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • September 16, 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.

September 19, 2017
  • September 19, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 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.

  • September 19, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • September 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 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 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.