Library Events

May 22, 2019
  • May 22, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • May 22, 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!

  • May 22, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 22, 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.

  • May 22, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • May 22, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

    Focus-Town Meeting; FY 20 Budget Final Deadline for Trustee Applications for FY 19-May 20, 2019 Week of June 3-Governance Interviews for Trustee candidates Feature: 15th Anniversary Celebration-June 5

May 23, 2019
  • May 23, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • May 23, 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.

  • May 23, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • May 23, 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!

  • May 23, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 23, 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).

May 25, 2019
  • May 25, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • May 25, 2019

    Senator Vitelli and Representative Tepler Office Hours

    Senator Eloise Vitelli and Representative Denise Tepler will be here to meet with you. Come along if you have questions or comments!

  • May 25, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pm • May 25, 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.

  • May 25, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 25, 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!

May 28, 2019
  • May 28, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 28, 2019

    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!

  • May 28, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • May 28, 2019

    Reading Between the Panels Graphic Novel Discussion Group

    If you love art and literature (and at the same time), then join Dale each month as the group discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, they 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.

  • May 28, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • May 28, 2019

    CREA - Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

    The Educators from the Center for Wildlife will present this program using amazing non-releasable animal ambassadors and interactive displays. Learn about the variety of New England owl species, their habitats, diets, calls, and tips on how to spot them in the wild. They will also focus on the importance of owls in balancing prey populations, current challenges, and how to help to steward the environment that we all share. Co-Sponsored by the Topsham Public Library and CREA

May 29, 2019
  • May 29, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • May 29, 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!

  • May 29, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • May 29, 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.

May 30, 2019
  • May 30, 201910:00 am - 10:20 am • May 30, 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 designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • May 30, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • May 30, 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!

  • May 30, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • May 30, 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).

  • May 30, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • May 30, 2019

    Art is Elementary Reception

    A reception to celebrate the teachers and young artists involved in the Art is Elementary exhibit.

June 1, 2019
  • June 1, 20198:00 am - 11:00 am • June 1, 2019

    16th Annual Fishing Rally

    All ages welcome! Please join us at “the Ponds” behind the Solid Waste Facility for our 16th annual Fishing Rally. We have poles and bait for those who need them. There will be prizes! Refreshments, too! Hosted by the library, the Topsham Recreation Department, and the Topsham Solid Waste Facility. For today only, no license is necessary. For more info call 725-1727.

  • June 1, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • June 1, 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.

  • June 1, 20191:00 pm - 2:30 pm • June 1, 2019

    Treasure Island Movie

    This film is a 1975 re-release of the 1950 first all-live-action feature from Walt Disney. Starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, David Davies, Francis De Wolff, Andrew Blackett. this film is rated G with a run time of 96 minutes.

  • June 1, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • June 1, 2019

    Summer Reading Starts

    Our theme this year is “A Universe of Stories”. Pick up materials at the library any time we’re open beginning June 1st. Summer reading is fun and easy! Keep track of your summer reading and join in our activities to earn cool prizes! Our program will end on August 31st. Summer reading is fun and easy! Open to Topsham Public Library cardholders of all ages.

June 4, 2019
  • June 4, 20196:00 pm - 7:30 pm • June 4, 2019

    Mystery Movie: Agatha Raisin: The Wizard of Evesham

    Join us for this humorous BBC adaptation loosely based on the mystery series by M.C. Beaton. Sassy Sexy Agatha Raisin takes early retirement to move to the Cotswolds for the idyllic lifestyle she has always wanted, but it’s a much more dangerous place than she ever imagined. These programs are not rated officially but definitely contain adult themes and humor. We will serve popcorn.

June 5, 2019
  • June 5, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 5, 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.

June 6, 2019
  • June 6, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • June 6, 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).

  • June 6, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • June 6, 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

June 8, 2019
  • June 8, 201910:00 am - 3:30 pm • June 8, 2019

    Topsham Public Library 15th Anniversary Celebration!

    Happy Birthday to Us! Please join us for any or all of these great activities!

    PHOTO BOOTH
    10AM – 12PM
    TAKE HOME A FREE PIC

    FAMILY TIE DYE
    10AM – 11:30AM
    WEATHER PERMITTING
    BYO SHIRTS
    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

    TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT
    10AM – 11AM
    FOR ALL AGES

    LIVE MUSIC WITH
    MATT LOOSIGIAN
    11AM

    LIBRARY MAD LIBS
    11:30AM

    PICNIC
    12NOON
    BYO BLANKET & FOOD
    OUTSIDE WEATHER PERMITTING

    COOKIE DECORATING
    12:30PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
    CAKE FOR EVERYONE
    12:30PM

    MOVIE: TREASURE ISLAND (1990)
    1PM – 3:30PM

  • June 8, 20191:00 pm - 3:30 pm • June 8, 2019

    Treasure Island movie

    In this 1990 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel, a young Jim Hawkins (Christian Bale) finds a treasure map and sets sail for the tropical island shown on the map--aboard a ship captained pirate Long John Silver (Charlton Heston), who is eager to double cross the boy and steal the riches buried on Treasure Island. This film is not rated and has a run time of 131 minutes.

June 11, 2019
  • June 11, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • June 11, 2019

    Topsham Historical Society:Oral History in the Community

    Folklorist and oral historian Keith Ludden will present an overview of oral history and its importance to local communities. He will also share basic techniques for interviewing, recording, and gathering oral history. Ludden is a graduate of the folklore program at Western Kentucky University. He has served as the traditional arts coordinator for the Maine Arts Commission and has worked as a public radio journalist for fifteen years.

June 12, 2019
  • June 12, 201912:00 pm - 2:30 pm • June 12, 2019

    Topsham Garden Club: Tools and Tales Show and Tell

    Be part of the conversation and bring your favorite garden tool and gardening book to demonstrate and/or talk about. Please join us at noon with refreshments and a short business meeting to follow. You may contact Vicky Marr with questions at avmarr@tidewater.net or through our webpage, topshamgardenclub.com

  • June 12, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 12, 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.

  • June 12, 20194:30 pm - 6:30 pm • June 12, 2019

    James Nelson Author Event

    Hosted by the ETA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

    Join us for an author event with James Nelson, Maine author of over twenty works of maritime fiction and history. The event starts at 4:30pm. The author will speak from 5-6pm. Find out more at http://www.jameslnelson.com/. Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public.

June 13, 2019
  • June 13, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • June 13, 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).

  • June 13, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • June 13, 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 starting a new book this month, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We will read the first section , Planting Sweetgrass.

  • June 13, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • June 13, 2019

    Show and Tell with a Space Pioneer

    George Krassner, space pioneer and Topsham resident will join us for this unique program. His designs were used in the world's first communication and weather satellites, for the fuel control system in the command module of the Apollo spacecraft, and a top-secret design for a lunar station. He will share insider stories, secrets, and goofs of the space program, display memorabilia and play the recording of President Eisenhower's message of peace to the world, the first voice heard from space via the satellite electronics designed by Mr. Krassner!

June 15, 2019
  • June 15, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • June 15, 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.

  • June 15, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 15, 2019

    Treasure Island movie

    This lavish 1972 version of Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure classic stars Orson Welles as Silver, swaggering and conniving in grand skull-'n'-bones tradition. Also starring Walter Slezak, Lionel Stander, Kim Burfield. This film is rated G and has a run time of 96 minutes.

June 18, 2019
  • June 18, 20195:30 pm - 7:30 pm • June 18, 2019

    Family Movie Night: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Join us for a showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on our big screen! Journey back to the magic and adventure in this beloved tale of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find a way home. Popcorn will be served – bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Run time: one hour and 55 minutes. Rated PG.

June 19, 2019
  • June 19, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • June 19, 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.

  • June 19, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • June 19, 2019

    Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees for the Topsham Public Library invite all Topsham residents to join us for the Annual Meeting. We will be voting to fill three open board positions for the 2020 fiscal year. Other items on the agenda include an update on our progress in FY 19, plans for the 15th Anniversary Celebration, and recognition of service for board members who are stepping off the board this year. Refreshments will be served!

June 20, 2019
  • June 20, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • June 20, 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).