Library Events

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

    Legos Challenge at the Library

    Come build with our extensive Lego collection! Take one of our design challenges, get some inspiration from one of our cool Lego books, or go wild with your own creativity! Open to ages 6 and up!

  • July 16, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 16, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

  • July 16, 20195:30 pm - 7:00 pm • July 16, 2019

    Family Movie Night: Flight of the Navigator

    David Freeman is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure — aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns, possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max, and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures! Embark on a fun-filled, fast-paced journey of fantasy and adventure as David takes off on the flight of a lifetime! Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes. Rated PG. Recommended ages 10 and up, but all are welcome!

July 17, 2019
  • July 17, 201910:30 am - 11:30 am • July 17, 2019

    Family Concert with Matt Loosigian

    Matt is a folk singer/guitarist specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show. Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. Designed for children, but all ages welcome. Limit first 100 people.

  • July 17, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 17, 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.

  • July 17, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • July 17, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

July 18, 2019
  • July 18, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • July 18, 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.

  • July 18, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • July 18, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos

    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!

  • July 18, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 18, 2019

    Genealogy Drop In - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • July 18, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 18, 2019

    Make Space in Your Home with Mainely Organized

    Join Erin Scott of Mainely Organized for this program designed to help you make space in your home. She started Mainely Organized because she has a passion for organizing. She enjoys helping people create systems in their homes to not only deal with the clutter they have but help prevent future clutter. She has helped clients organize their homes, garages, barns, paperwork and keepsakes. She has also helped multiple people prepare to move and downsize their homes.

July 19, 2019
  • July 19, 20192:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 19, 2019

    Chewonki presents: Mammals of Maine

    This exciting and interactive program introduces participants to our native warm-blooded vertebrates: Maine mammals. We will study a mounted animal and observe its characteristics, such as teeth, feet, and fur. We use these observations as clues to understanding each mammal’s adaptations, niche, and habitat. A collection of skulls, study skins, and other specimens complements a discussion of adaptations and the role each animal plays in the food web. This program also provides a living example of a non-releasable wild mammal. Designed for ages 8 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.

July 20, 2019
  • July 20, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 20, 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.

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

    Galaxy Spray Painting

    Make your own universe! This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! (rain date 7/27) To register for this program call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org. Ages 11 & up. Teens-create and earn 3 tickets toward this year's summer reading raffle.

July 23, 2019
  • July 23, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 23, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

  • July 23, 20194:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 23, 2019

    Board Game Night

    Various family-friendly games will be available for drop-in play. Bring some friends and family and have some fun! Ages 4 and up!

July 24, 2019
  • July 24, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • July 24, 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!

  • July 24, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 24, 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.

  • July 24, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 24, 2019

    James R. Nelon Author Event

    Can you imagine how humanity could live without smartphones? Without technology? Beyond electricity? An inquiring James Nelon wanted to know. He roamed Southeast Asia for a year in quest of just such a people, seeking examples of society very different from his Midwest upbringing. Join him as he talks about his book: Pursuing A Dream: A Wandering Executive's Journeys into The Philippines. Find out more here: https://jamesrnelon.com/. Books will be available for sale and signing.

July 25, 2019
  • July 25, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • July 25, 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.

  • July 25, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • July 25, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos

    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!

  • July 25, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 25, 2019

    Genealogy Drop In - Cancelled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • July 25, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pm • July 25, 2019

    Movie Screening: Blade Runner: the Final Cut

    In this sci-fi cult classic, Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st Century Los Angeles, stalking genetically made criminal replicants. Popcorn will be served. Rated R

July 26, 2019
  • July 26, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • July 26, 2019

    Messy Art

    We will experiment with different tools and techniques to create process-over-product art! Wear clothes that can get stained and painty! Designed for ages 4 and up, but all children are welcome with grownup help! Registration required.

July 27, 2019
  • July 27, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pm • July 27, 2019

    Kids Drop-In Activities: Space

    Marshmallow constellations, moon rocks, moon painting, straw rockets & more! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to all children with adult supervision.

  • July 27, 20191:00 pm - 2:35 pm • July 27, 2019

    Family Movie Matinee: Treasure Planet

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island gets a futuristic twist in this amazing tale of a brave young man’s thrilling journey to new frontiers aboard a flying ship. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes. Rated PG for adventure action and peril. Recommended ages 9 and up, but all are welcome!

  • July 27, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 27, 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!

July 30, 2019
  • July 30, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 30, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

  • July 30, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pm • July 30, 2019

    Movie screening: Cowboy Bebop

    An explosion releases a virus that is killing the citizens of a Martian city, and a team of intergalactic bounty hunters arrive to solve the mystery in this anime favorite. Popcorn will be served. Rated R.

July 31, 2019
  • July 31, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • July 31, 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!

  • July 31, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 31, 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.

August 1, 2019
  • August 1, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 1, 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).

  • August 1, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • August 1, 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

August 2, 2019
  • August 2, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • August 2, 2019

    Messy Art

    We will experiment with different tools and techniques to create process-over-product art! Wear clothes that can get stained and painty! Designed for ages 4 and up, but all children are welcome with grown-up help! Registration required.

August 3, 2019
  • August 3, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • August 3, 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.

  • August 3, 20191:00 pm - 2:30 pm • August 3, 2019

    Family Movie Matinee: Muppets From Space

    Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Rated G. Recommended ages 5 and up, but all are welcome!

August 6, 2019
  • August 6, 20191:00 pm - 2:00 pm • August 6, 2019

    Teens: Make a Galaxy Jar

    Join us in the teen room and create your own Star Jar! Registration required. Create and earn 3 tickets toward this year's summer reading raffle.

  • August 6, 20193:30 pm - 4:30 pm • August 6, 2019

    4-H Summer of Science

    You are a pirate seeking hidden treasure—use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real-world challenges to navigate your pirate ship! Ages 7-12, sign up required for the entire series.

August 7, 2019
  • August 7, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 7, 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.

August 8, 2019
  • August 8, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 8, 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).

  • August 8, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • August 8, 2019

    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. We are reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This month we will read the section, Picking Sweetgrass.

  • August 8, 20195:30 pm - 8:00 pm • August 8, 2019

    Movie Screening: The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves stars in an explosive sci-fi adventure about a man who comes to believe that his everyday world is the product of a computer-driven digital matrix that feeds on humans. Rated R

August 9, 2019
  • August 9, 201910:30 am - 11:30 am • August 9, 2019

    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.

August 10, 2019
  • August 10, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • August 10, 2019

    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!

  • August 10, 201911:00 am - 1:00 pm • August 10, 2019

    Kids Galaxy Crafts

    Make a galaxy jar, galaxy bauble, and galaxy slime! Designed for ages 8 and up, open to all ages (younger must have adult assistance). While supplies last!

  • August 10, 20191:00 pm - 2:00 pm • August 10, 2019

    Teen and Adult Galaxy Crafts

    Create your own galaxy notebook and more! Registration is required. Earn 3 tickets for the Summer Reading raffle.

August 13, 2019
  • August 13, 20192:00 pm - 4:00 pm • August 13, 2019

    Rockets

    Design and launch rockets with local scientist David Harmon! This is a 2 hour program. Ages 8-12, registration required.

  • August 13, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pm • August 13, 2019

    Mystery Movie: Midsomer Murders, The Incident at Cooper Hill

    In this humorous and gentle BBC Mystery series offering, mysterious lights are seen in the sky over famous UFO hot-spot Cooper Hill. When a local forest-ranger suffers a strange death, the visiting UFO spotters are convinced aliens are responsible. Will DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson find out the truth? Have aliens landed in Midsomer?

August 14, 2019
  • August 14, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 14, 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.

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

    Stay & Play

    We fill our big meeting room with toys—kids can play and their grownups can play AND catch up with other grownups! Ages birth to 5, registration required (must have at least 6 signups to run)

  • August 15, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 15, 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).

  • August 15, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pm • August 15, 2019

    Movie Screening: Arrival

    When mysterious spacecraft land across the globe, expert translator Louise Banks is sent to decipher their intent. She puts her life on the line to find out, but can she accomplish her mission before time runs out?. Rated PG-13.