Library Events

January 23, 2019
  • January 23, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • January 23, 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!

  • January 23, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 23, 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.

January 24, 2019
  • January 24, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • January 24, 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.

  • January 24, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • January 24, 2019

    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!

  • January 24, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • January 24, 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).

January 25, 2019
  • January 25, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 25, 2019

    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.

January 26, 2019
  • January 26, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • January 26, 2019

    Hora de Cuentos en Español! Spanish Story Time!

    Miss Valerie will read stories in Spanish & English! Open to kids of all ages and their grownups! (Señorita Valerie leeré cuentos en español y ingles, por niños de todos años y su adultos.)

  • January 26, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • January 26, 2019

    Preschool Fair

    Sorting among the many available options can be a daunting and time-consuming project The Preschool Fair helps you to get an idea of what preschool options are available in the area, and to match your child with the preschool setting that most meets your individual goals and circumstances. Many area preschools will be in attendance! Stop by, chat with representatives, and pick up brochures and information. Children are welcome!

  • January 26, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pm • January 26, 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.

  • January 26, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 26, 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!

January 29, 2019
  • January 29, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • January 29, 2019

    CREA :Students Cathance Preserve Field Studies

    Join Mt. Ararat High School students as they present their research findings on projects undertaken with CREA at the Cathance River Preserve. They have been guided by their teacher, Glenn Evans, and mentored by local specialists. Topics include the heath, the river, salamanders, fishless lakes/vernal pools, mammals, and forest growth.

January 30, 2019
  • January 30, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • January 30, 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!

  • January 30, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • January 30, 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.

January 31, 2019
  • January 31, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • January 31, 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.

  • January 31, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • January 31, 2019

    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!

  • January 31, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • January 31, 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).

February 1, 2019
  • February 1, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • February 1, 2019

    Maine Families

    Hosted by the Maine Families program of Knox/Lincoln/Sagadahoc counties, and the Topsham Public Library. Books and activities are set up in a picnic-style layout on the floor to promote active learning for infants, toddlers, young preschoolers, and their families.

February 2, 2019
  • February 2, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 2, 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.

February 6, 2019
  • February 6, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • February 6, 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!

  • February 6, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 6, 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.

  • February 6, 20195:00 pm - 6:30 pm • February 6, 2019

    Tween Reads

    Calling all 6th & 7th Graders! Join us to discuss great books and eat pizza! Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi! Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy! This month's book is Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar. For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

February 7, 2019
  • February 7, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • February 7, 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.

  • February 7, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • February 7, 2019

    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!

  • February 7, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • February 7, 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).

  • February 7, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 7, 2019

    Let's Talk About It! Book Discussion

    Join us for this Maine Humanities book discussion group, titled Reimagining the American Family. Over the next five months we will read a series of books exploring what a modern American family looks like. This month we will read What the Living Do by Marie Howe Our facilitator will be Rebecca Nisetich, PHD, a professor at USM. Books will be provided. Registration is required. Our last meeting will be on  March 14.

  • February 7, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • February 7, 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

February 9, 2019
  • February 9, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • February 9, 2019

    Sen. Vitelli and Rep. Tepler Office Hours

    Our Maine legislators will be here to meet with YOU. Ask your questions or bring your comments and opinions about what you would like to see them accomplish this year in Augusta.

February 12, 2019
  • February 12, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 12, 2019

    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.

  • February 12, 20193:00 pm - 4:00 pm • February 12, 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 Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf.

  • February 12, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • February 12, 2019

    Topsham Historical Society

    The Topsham Historical Society was formed to promote Topsham's history through educational discussions, presentations, writings, and digital media. We are pleased to host speakers on various topics from archaeology to architectural history to antique restoration along with stories of people and events both famous and little known. This month’s program is TBA.

February 13, 2019
  • February 13, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • February 13, 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!

  • February 13, 201912:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 13, 2019

    Topsham Garden Club: Travelogue

    Topsham Garden Club member Ann K. Williams' will share a lively illustrated recounting of her recent travels. Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join members for dessert & coffee after the presentation. All are welcome at the brief business meeting following refreshments and socializing.

  • February 13, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 13, 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.

  • February 13, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • February 13, 2019

    Teen Talk

    Our teen book discussion group is for teens in 8th and 9th grade. We talk about books while sharing pizza. Copies of the books are available at the library. This month's book is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. 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. 

February 14, 2019
  • February 14, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • February 14, 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.

  • February 14, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • February 14, 2019

    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!

  • February 14, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • February 14, 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).

  • February 14, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • February 14, 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.This month we are starting a new book, great tide rising by Kathleen Dean Moore. We will discuss “Part 1: it’s wrong to wreck the world”.

February 16, 2019
  • February 16, 201910:00 am - 1:00 pm • February 16, 2019

    4th Annual Chocolate Wars

    Events include: Stack & Sort Races, oven mitt kisses, M&M sorting and more. ALL AGES WELCOME!

  • February 16, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • February 16, 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.

February 19, 2019
  • February 19, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • February 19, 2019

    Young Critics

    Young Critics is an ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5. We meet every month from October to May at the library for great books, great conversation and a pizza dinner! Registration is required.

  • February 19, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 19, 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 The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

February 20, 2019
  • February 20, 201912:00 pm - 12:00 pm • February 20, 2019

    People's Choice Deadline

  • February 20, 201910:00 am - 2:00 pm • February 20, 2019

    Teen drop-in art lab

    Stop by the YA room between 10am-2pm and spend as little or as much time as you like. No registration required, ages 11-18 only.

  • February 20, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • February 20, 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!

  • February 20, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • February 20, 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.

  • February 20, 20194:00 pm - 7:00 pm • February 20, 2019

    Drop-in Board Game Night

    Bring your friends and family and play some games! We will have many games for many ages AND snacks!! All Ages.

February 21, 2019
  • February 21, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • February 21, 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.

  • February 21, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • February 21, 2019

    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!

  • February 21, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • February 21, 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).

  • February 21, 20192:00 pm - 4:00 pm • February 21, 2019

    Kids' Drop-in Coloring

    Markers and coloring sheets will be available in the children’s area! Designed for ages 6 and up, but all children are welcome.

  • February 21, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • February 21, 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. This month’s book is Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. For more info call 725-1727 or email emma@topshamlibrary.org.

February 22, 2019
  • February 22, 20191:00 pm - 2:30 pm • February 22, 2019

    3rd Annual Friday of the Force!

    Join us for Star Wars themed snacks, crafts and activities! Wear a costume for extra fun! All ages.