Library Events

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

April 29, 2017
  • April 29, 20171:30 pm - 3:30 pm • April 29, 2017

    Senator Vitelli and Representative Tepler Constituent Hours

    Join Senator Vitelli and Representative Tepler for constituent hours.

May 3, 2017
  • May 3, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • May 3, 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!

  • May 3, 201712:00 pm - 12:00 pm • May 3, 2017

    People's Choice Award Voting Deadline

  • May 3, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 3, 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.

May 4, 2017
  • May 4, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • May 4, 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.

  • May 4, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • May 4, 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!

  • May 4, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 4, 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).

  • May 4, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • May 4, 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

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

May 6, 2017
  • May 6, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 6, 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.

  • May 6, 201711:00 am - 1:00 pm • May 6, 2017

    Joy of the Lens Closing and Artist Talk

    Join us in the Crooker Gallery as we announce the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Award and the Friends’ Photo Lottery. The winning artists in all categories will talk about their work.

  • May 6, 20171:30 pm - 3:30 pm • May 6, 2017

    Sagadahoc Lawmakers State Budget Forum

    Sagadahoc County’s Democratic state legislators will hold a public forum on the Opportunity Agenda, the Democratic budget proposal for 2018 and 2019. The event will be hosted by Senator Eloise Vitelli, Representative Denise Tepler, Representative Seth Berry, and Representative Jay McCreight. Lawmakers will make brief presentations and then answer questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.

May 9, 2017
  • May 9, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 9, 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.

  • May 9, 20176:30 pm - 8:00 pm • May 9, 2017

    Topsham Historical Society: the Shipyards of Bath

    Frederic B. Hill will tell us about the colorful local history of the Bath shipyards with emphasis on a prominent Topsham resident, Wildes Walker. Walker was a scoundrel who played a major role in the shipyard’s downfall, and is the subject of Mr. Hill’s book, Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs. Copies of the books will be available for sale after the presentation.

May 10, 2017
  • May 10, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • May 10, 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!

  • May 10, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 10, 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.

  • May 10, 20175:00 pm - 6:00 pm • May 10, 2017

    Tween Reads

    We meet once a month to discuss great books and eat pizza! Open to grades 6-8, Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! This month we will read The Limit by Kristen Landon.

May 11, 2017
  • May 11, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • May 11, 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.

  • May 11, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • May 11, 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!

  • May 11, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 11, 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).

  • May 11, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • May 11, 2017

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    "How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen."- Victor Hugo, 1840. Join Dana Cary for this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. Over the next three months, we will discuss the book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein. For this meeting we will read Part One, Bad Timing.

May 12, 2017
  • May 12, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 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.

May 13, 2017
  • May 13, 20171:00 pm - 2:00 pm • May 13, 2017

    Downeast Soaring Club: An Introduction to Radio Controlled Model Aircraft

    Learn about the exciting hobby of radio controlled model aircraft. Introduction will include: videos, presentations, Q&A. and many type of models displayed including: gliders, drones, helicopters, and many types of fixed wing aircraft. Presenters will be from the Downeast Soaring Club and the Brunswick Area Modelers. FMI contact Mike Bergerson at mpbergerson@yahoo.com.

May 16, 2017
  • May 16, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 16, 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 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

  • May 16, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • May 16, 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 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

May 17, 2017
  • May 17, 201712:00 am - 11:59 pm • May 17, 2017

    TOWN MEETING

  • May 17, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • May 17, 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!

  • May 17, 201711:30 am - 1:00 pm • May 17, 2017

    Southern Midcoast Chamber

  • May 17, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 17, 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.

May 18, 2017
  • May 18, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • May 18, 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.

  • May 18, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • May 18, 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!

  • May 18, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 18, 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).

  • May 18, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm • May 18, 2017

    Men's Book Group

    This month’s book is A Stranger in the Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher. New Members Welcome! For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

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

May 20, 2017
  • May 20, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 20, 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.

  • May 20, 201710:00 am - 2:00 pm • May 20, 2017

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by the YA room between 10-2pm on the third Saturday of each month 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. This month's craft is Canvas string art.

  • May 20, 20171:00 pm - 2:30 pm • May 20, 2017

    West Garden Patio Opening Tea and Bouchard Klein Event

    Join us in our new patio space as we honor Ruth Bouchard Klein’s major gift and the Bouchard family’s memorial benches and container garden. Refreshments will be served.

May 23, 2017
  • May 23, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 23, 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.

  • May 23, 20173:00 pm - 4:00 pm • May 23, 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 read Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely.

  • May 23, 20176:00 pm - 7:00 pm • May 23, 2017

    Reading Between the Panels - Graphic Novel Discussion Group

    If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Adrien and Dale each month as they discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, we 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. This month's book is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

May 24, 2017
  • May 24, 201710:00 am - 11:00 am • May 24, 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!

  • May 24, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 24, 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.

  • May 24, 20177:00 pm - 9:00 pm • May 24, 2017

    Trustees Meeting

    The trustees welcome members of the public to all meetings.

May 25, 2017
  • May 25, 201710:00 am - 10:30 am • May 25, 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.

  • May 25, 201710:30 am - 11:00 am • May 25, 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!

  • May 25, 201712:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 25, 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).

May 26, 2017
  • May 26, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 26, 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.

May 27, 2017
  • May 27, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 27, 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!

  • May 27, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm • May 27, 2017

    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!

  • May 27, 20171:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 27, 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!