Library Events

September 14, 2019
  • September 14, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • September 14, 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!

  • September 14, 201911:00 am - 1:00 pm • September 14, 2019

    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.

  • September 14, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • September 14, 2019

    Deadline for Book Sale Donations

September 17, 2019
  • September 17, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • September 17, 2019

    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 Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

September 18, 2019
  • September 18, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • September 18, 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!

  • September 18, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 18, 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.

  • September 18, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • September 18, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

September 19, 2019
  • September 19, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • September 19, 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.

  • September 19, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • September 19, 2019

    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!

  • September 19, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • September 19, 2019

    Men's Book Group

    We Need You! We need a few good men to join us for this monthly meeting of minds as we explore our interests through reading. We usually meet on the third Thursday of each month September through May. For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org. This month's book is The Dry by Jane Harper.

September 21, 2019
  • September 21, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • September 21, 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.

  • September 21, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 21, 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!

September 22, 2019
  • September 22, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • September 28, 2019

    Banned Books Week

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

    Cathance River Education Alliance: Ecology of The Heath at Cathance River Nature Preserve

    Did you know that Topsham has a ‘heath,’ related to the moors found in Great Britain? Master Naturalist Fred Cichocki will describe the ecology of our heath and other sphagnum moss wetlands. Enhance your fall excursion to Topsham's Heath by learning about this unique ecosystem.

September 25, 2019
  • September 25, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • September 25, 2019

    CANCELLED: 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!

  • September 25, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • September 25, 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.

September 26, 2019
  • September 26, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • September 26, 2019

    CANCELLED: 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 26, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • September 26, 2019

    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!

September 27, 2019
  • September 27, 201912:00 pm - 12:00 pm • September 27, 2019

    The library will close

    The library will close at noon for the book sale. We will reopen on Monday.

  • September 27, 20195:00 pm - 7:00 pm • September 27, 2019

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Book Sale

    Member Appreciation Night. All members of the Friends of the Topsham Public Library will get first crack at the hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs for sale. Memberships will be available at the door.

September 28, 2019
  • September 28, 20199:00 am - 4:00 pm • September 28, 2019

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Book Sale

    You can never have too many books! Classic. Popular. Mystery. Non-Fiction.Children’s. Young Adult. Nature. Crafts. You name it, we’ve got it and you can get them all at a can’t-be-beat prices! The Friends’ annual book sale is highly anticipated and is the single most important fundraiser for our organization. Proceeds from the book sale go directly toward library programming.

September 29, 2019
  • September 29, 201910:00 am - 2:00 pm • September 29, 2019

    Friends of the Topsham Public Library Book Sale

    Brown Bag Day at the book sale - $5 per bag

October 2, 2019
  • October 2, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • October 2, 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!

  • October 2, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 2, 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.

  • October 2, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • October 2, 2019

    Tween Reads

    Calling all 6th & 7th graders! Join us for Tween Talk! We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 5pm, October through May, to discuss great books and eat pizza! Copies of the books are available at the library. Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

October 3, 2019
  • October 3, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • October 3, 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.

  • October 3, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • October 3, 2019

    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!

  • October 3, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • October 3, 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).

  • October 3, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • October 3, 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

October 5, 2019
  • October 5, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • October 5, 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.

  • October 5, 20199:00 am - 4:00 pm • October 5, 2019

    Joy of the Pen Deadline

    This competition is open to Maine residents for unpublished works only. Entries will be accepted in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, Maine related nonfiction, and teen categories of fiction and poetry. The deadline for applications is October 5th at 4pm. Find out more at joyofthepen.topshamlibrary.org.

October 8, 2019
  • October 8, 20193:00 pm - 4:00 pm • October 8, 2019

    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 Need to Know by Karen Cleveland.

  • October 8, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • October 8, 2019

    Topsham Historical Society

    Eerie legends about Bowdoin College and the Brunswick area will come to life during this presentation by David Francis. Featuring highlights from his book Haunted Bowdoin College, you will learn about the "Chamber of Horrors" under Appleton Hall, the mysterious "echoing footsteps" in the Searles Science Building, the persistent wanderings of the "lady in red", and many other interesting, humorous, and even disturbing tales that have fascinated students over the years. Books will be available for sale and signing.

October 9, 2019
  • October 9, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • October 9, 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!

  • October 9, 201912:00 pm - 2:30 pm • October 9, 2019

    Topsham Garden Club: Invasive Plants and the Challenge of Ethical Gardening

    Our presenter, Jean Potuchek, is a retired college professor, and a certified Master Gardener Volunteer who earned a Certificate in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Her gardening specialty is growing flowering perennials. She has learned to think of her garden as an ecological community in process rather than as a work of art. BYOL. Beverages, snacks and dessert will be provided.

  • October 9, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • October 9, 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.

  • October 9, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • October 9, 2019

    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.

  • October 9, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pm • October 9, 2019

    Solar For Topsham Information Session

    Topsham Solar Advocates is hosting an informational session for Topsham residents and businesses owners on a variety of solar options. State Representative, Seth Berry, Woolwich Selectmen and State Representative, Allison Helper and ReVision Solar Consultant Nick Sampson, and Vaughan Woodruff, President of Insource Renewables, will be the speakers. Light refreshments will be provided by Topsham's own Whatley’s Farm and Wicked Joe's coffee.

October 10, 2019
  • October 10, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • October 10, 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.

  • October 10, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • October 10, 2019

    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!

  • October 10, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • October 10, 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, Burning Sweetgrass.

October 12, 2019
  • October 12, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • October 12, 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!