Library Events

June 24, 2017
  • June 24, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • June 24, 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!

  • June 24, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 24, 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!

June 27, 2017
  • June 27, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • June 27, 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.

  • June 27, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • June 27, 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 join Heather McCargo, founder of the Wild Seed Project, to hear about her work spreading the use of native plants across the landscape.

June 28, 2017
  • June 28, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 28, 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.

June 29, 2017
  • June 29, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • June 29, 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).

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

July 1, 2017
  • July 1, 20179:00 am - 10:00 am • July 1, 2017

    Introduction to Tai Chi: A Wellness Approach 

    Join Robin Brooks for taster Tai Chi sessions on the library patio! We will learn gentle movements that help to balance energy, increase vitality, and generate well-being. Wear comfortable clothing and soft shoes and bring a water bottle.

  • July 1, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 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.

July 4, 2017
  • July 4, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 4, 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.

July 5, 2017
  • July 5, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • July 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!

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

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

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

  • July 6, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 6, 2017

    Genealogy Drop In - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • July 6, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • July 6, 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

July 7, 2017
  • July 7, 20172:30 pm - 3:30 pm • July 7, 2017

    Chewonki presents: Biomimicry

    Plants and animals have evolved through generations of successes and failures resulting in remarkable adaptations to survive the challenges of life. Join us as we explore the ways engineers have taken advantage of nature’s bright ideas through biomimicry, and meet some live animals that help us draw comparisons between human-made products and animal adaptations. Perhaps we can find inspiration for our own future by observing nature in our own backyard! Designed for ages 8 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.

July 8, 2017
  • July 8, 20179:00 am - 10:00 am • July 8, 2017

    Introduction to Tai Chi: A Wellness Approach 

    Join Robin Brooks for taster Tai Chi sessions on the library patio! We will learn gentle movements that help to balance energy, increase vitality and generate well-being. Wear comfortable clothing, soft shoes, and bring a water bottle.

  • July 8, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 8, 2017

    Bowdoin Community Concert

    We are pleased to welcome back the extraordinary students of the Bowdoin International Music Festival for a community concert. This program will be varied, and may include both solo classical repertoire and chamber music. Open to all ages!

July 11, 2017
  • July 11, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 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 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

  • July 11, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 11, 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.

July 12, 2017
  • July 12, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • July 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!

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

  • July 12, 20175:30 pm - 7:30 pm • July 12, 2017

    Mainely Worm Bins with Jock Robie

    Join Jock Robie, of Mainely Worm Bins for a worm bin harvest and talk! Learn about vermiculture, 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.

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

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

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

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

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    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 Part Three, Starting Anyway.

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

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

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by Teen room between 10-2pm. Create a Beaded Bookmark and earn 3 tickets toward this year's summer reading raffle. NO Registration required. Ages 12-18 only See Cyndi FMI.

July 18, 2017
  • July 18, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 18, 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.

  • July 18, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 18, 2017

    Doodling on Steroids for Grown-Ups

    Join us for this mixed-media art lab. Music will stop and start to get those creative juices flowing. Try different mediums in a non-judgmental atmosphere! Sign-up required - call or visit the library. Space for 14 people.

July 19, 2017
  • July 19, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • July 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!

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

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

    Trustees Annual Meeting

    The trustees welcome members of the public to all meetings.

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

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

  • July 20, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 20, 2017

    Genealogy Drop In - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • July 20, 20174:30 pm - 5:30 pm • July 20, 2017

    Sharks4Kids

    Sharks are one of the most important animals we have on this planet! Exploring sharks and their unique adaptations will help us learn more about their role in the ecosystem. Sharks4Kids demonstrates why we should protect these animals instead of fearing them! Designed for ages 5-13, limit first 100 people.

July 21, 2017
  • July 21, 201710:30 am - 11:30 am • July 21, 2017

    Lindsay & her Puppet Pals

    Year round, Lindsay brings her Puppet Pals, lovingly crafted, giant hand puppets and marionettes, to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart! Designed for ages 3—8, limit first 100 people.

July 22, 2017
  • July 22, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 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!

  • July 22, 201711:00 am - 1:00 pm • July 22, 2017

    Kindness Rocks

    Paint a message of kindness or a picture to brighten someone’s day, then take with you to give as a gift or leave somewhere where someone will find it! Ages 4-12, drop-in while supplies last!

  • July 22, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 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!

  • July 22, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 22, 2017

    Knit a Better World

    Warm Up America collects knit or crocheted 7x9” squares and assembles them into cozy blankets. We want to send them some knit squares! Mariah or Emma can assist you in learning the basics of knitting, then you can take your project home to finish over the summer! We will provide yarn and needles! Designed for ages 7-12, sign up is required for the instruction/supplies. If you would like to knit squares on your own, simply knit a 7x9” square and bring it in to Mariah!