Library Events

July 21, 2018
  • July 21, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 21, 2018

    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 21, 201810:00 am - 2:00 pm • July 21, 2018

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by the YA room between 10am & 2pm 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 explore the Art of Printing.

  • July 21, 20181:00 pm - 2:00 pm • July 21, 2018

    Rock, Mug, and More Marble Painting

    Learn how to transform plain objects into beautiful artwork! This project will take place outdoors, be sure to dress for mess!! Registration is required, ages 11-18 only. Earn 3 tickets for participating.

July 24, 2018
  • July 24, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 24, 2018

    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.

  • July 24, 20181:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 24, 2018

    Reading With Joy!

    Joy, the licensed therapy greyhound, and her caretaker, Jeanette will be at the library on Tuesdays at 1:30pm for the month of July! Come practice your reading by reading to Joy and get some dog snuggles! All ages. Registration is required for 15-minute blocks of time.

  • July 24, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 24, 2018

    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.

  • July 24, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • July 24, 2018

    Women writers book signing

    Join four women authors for an evening of chilling readings! There will be stories about ghosts, haunted houses, people with extraordinary abilities, and much much more! Authors E.J. Fechenda, Lynda Styles, Meg North, and Katherine Silva will be sharing paranormal pieces from their latest works followed by a Q & A and the opportunity to own some wonderfully spooky books. Don't miss out on this death-defying literary undertaking!

July 25, 2018
  • July 25, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • July 25, 2018

    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 25, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 25, 2018

    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 25, 20185:00 pm - 7:30 pm • July 25, 2018

    Rockin’ Out at the Movies: Almost Famous

    Starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit, this is a semi-autobiographical story of the director, Cameron Crowe. William is a 15 yr. old music fan who lands a job for Rolling Stone magazine and travels with a popular band in spite of the objections of his over protective mother. It won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. It features music by Simon & Garfield, Elton John, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Led Zepplin, the Beach Boys, and many more. Rated R.

July 26, 2018
  • July 26, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • July 26, 2018

    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 26, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • July 26, 2018

    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!

  • July 26, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 26, 2018

    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).

  • July 26, 20183:30 pm - 4:30 pm • July 26, 2018

    4-H Summer of Science: Will it Work?

    Kids will be tasked with building a virtual structure on a Maine island—they will have to use the Engineer Design Process to confront real world challenges! Lessons are delivered once a week, for six weeks. 

    July 12 Will it Fly? Aerospace engineering
    July 19 Will it Float? Marine engineering
    July 26 Will it Lift? Mechanical engineering
    August 2 Will it Stand? Civil engineering
    August 9 Will it Light? Electrical engineering
    August 16 Will it Flow? Environmental engineering

    For grades 3-7, Registration is required for each week!

July 28, 2018
  • July 28, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • July 28, 2018

    Great Books

    Great Books meets on the 4th Saturday of each month. We are ALWAYS looking for new members!

  • July 28, 201812:00 pm - 2:00 pm • July 28, 2018

    Legopalooza

    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 28, 20181:00 pm - 2:00 pm • July 28, 2018

    Decorate-a-Tee!

    Sign-up if you need a shirt or just drop-in and bring something of your own! We will have dyes, fabric paints, stencils, and more! Open to all ages—registration is required only if you need a shirt! Sponsored by Renys.

July 31, 2018
  • July 31, 20181:30 pm - 2:30 pm • July 31, 2018

    Reading With Joy!

    Joy, the licensed therapy greyhound, and her caretaker, Jeanette will be at the library on Tuesdays at 1:30pm for the month of July! Come practice your reading by reading to Joy and get some dog snuggles! All ages. Registration is required for 15-minute blocks of time.

  • July 31, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 31, 2018

    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.

August 1, 2018
  • August 1, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 1, 2018

    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, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • August 1, 2018

    Marc Black: A History of the 1950’s & 60’s Through the lens of Popular Song

    Join musician, Marc Black, for a special multimedia experience of the history of the baby boomer generation. Marc performs a wide range of popular songs including favorites like Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Blue Suede Shoes, and Blowin’ in the Wind—reflect on the history and sing along!

August 2, 2018
  • August 2, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 2, 2018

    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 2, 20183:30 pm - 4:30 pm • August 2, 2018

    4-H Summer of Science: Will it Work?

    Kids will be tasked with building a virtual structure on a Maine island—they will have to use the Engineer Design Process to confront real world challenges! Lessons are delivered once a week, for six weeks. 

    July 12 Will it Fly? Aerospace engineering
    July 19 Will it Float? Marine engineering
    July 26 Will it Lift? Mechanical engineering
    August 2 Will it Stand? Civil engineering
    August 9 Will it Light? Electrical engineering
    August 16 Will it Flow? Environmental engineering

    For grades 3-7, Registration is required for each week!

  • August 2, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm • August 2, 2018

    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 3, 2018
  • August 3, 201810:30 am - 11:15 am • August 3, 2018

    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.

August 4, 2018
  • August 4, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • August 4, 2018

    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 4, 20181:00 pm - 2:00 pm • August 4, 2018

    Off Their Rockers concert

    Join Highland Green's house band, Off Their Rockers, for an outdoor rock concert! Off Their Rockers play an eclectic mix of music from Buddy Holly to Carole King to Old Crow Medicine Show to the Traveling Wilburys and beyond! For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/OffTheirRockersinMaine/.

August 7, 2018
  • August 7, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 7, 2018

    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.

August 8, 2018
  • August 8, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • August 8, 2018

    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!

  • August 8, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 8, 2018

    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, 20182:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 8, 2018

    Rock Painting

    Fun for all ages! Drop in any time from 2-3pm and decorate your own rock! No registration required. Rocks provided.

August 9, 2018
  • August 9, 201810:00 am - 10:30 am • August 9, 2018

    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.

  • August 9, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • August 9, 2018

    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!

  • August 9, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 9, 2018

    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 9, 20183:30 pm - 4:30 pm • August 9, 2018

    4-H Summer of Science: Will it Work?

    Kids will be tasked with building a virtual structure on a Maine island—they will have to use the Engineer Design Process to confront real world challenges! Lessons are delivered once a week, for six weeks. 

    July 12 Will it Fly? Aerospace engineering
    July 19 Will it Float? Marine engineering
    July 26 Will it Lift? Mechanical engineering
    August 2 Will it Stand? Civil engineering
    August 9 Will it Light? Electrical engineering
    August 16 Will it Flow? Environmental engineering

    For grades 3-7, Registration is required for each week!

  • August 9, 20184:00 pm - 5:00 pm • August 9, 2018

    Nature Speaks Book Discussion

    Our question now is: In a time of environmental crisis, how can we live right now? Dana Cary leads this discussion group that focuses on environmental issues and what can be done on a local level. We are reading Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World by Martin Keogh. This month we will read chapter 7.

August 14, 2018
  • August 14, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • August 14, 2018

    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.

  • August 14, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 14, 2018

    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.

August 15, 2018
  • August 15, 201810:00 am - 11:00 am • August 15, 2018

    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!

  • August 15, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 15, 2018

    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, 20184:00 pm - 5:00 pm • August 15, 2018

    60 Second Challenge

    Can you get a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands? What if you only have 60 SECONDS?? Various challenges will be set up around the meeting room, come see what you are capable of in 60 seconds! Drop-in program, designed for families with kids ages 6-12.

  • August 15, 20186:00 pm - 7:00 pm • August 15, 2018

    A Visit from the Goon Squad Gazebo Book Discussion

    Join adult services librarian, Emma, for this year's summer reading book discussion. This year's theme is "Libraries Rock" and we will be discussing the award-winning, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Set in the music industry, this story follows an aging ex-punk rocker turned record executive, Bernie, and Sasha, a passionate, troubled woman he employs.

August 16, 2018
  • August 16, 201810:00 am - 10:20 am • August 16, 2018

    Baby & Me

    Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language while you spend time bonding together! Program lasts about 15-20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • August 16, 201810:30 am - 11:00 am • August 16, 2018

    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!

  • August 16, 201812:30 pm - 2:30 pm • August 16, 2018

    Genealogy Drop In - Canceled

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • August 16, 20183:30 pm - 4:30 pm • August 16, 2018

    4-H Summer of Science: Will it Work?

    Kids will be tasked with building a virtual structure on a Maine island—they will have to use the Engineer Design Process to confront real world challenges! Lessons are delivered once a week, for six weeks. 

    July 12 Will it Fly? Aerospace engineering
    July 19 Will it Float? Marine engineering
    July 26 Will it Lift? Mechanical engineering
    August 2 Will it Stand? Civil engineering
    August 9 Will it Light? Electrical engineering
    August 16 Will it Flow? Environmental engineering

    For grades 3-7, Registration is required for each week!

  • August 16, 20185:30 pm - 8:00 pm • August 16, 2018

    Rockin' out at the Movies - School of Rock

    Directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black, School of Rock follows the fortunes of a diehard rock guitarist and slacker who fakes his way into a teaching position. Not a traditional music teacher, he taps into his own hidden talents to help his students tap into theirs and turns his fifth graders into a rock group that competes in a battle of the bands. PG-13. Popcorn will be served!

August 17, 2018
  • August 17, 20182:00 pm - 3:00 pm • August 17, 2018

    Chewonki presents: Owls of Maine

    Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the
    adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light!
    Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a presentation. Limit first 100 people.

August 18, 2018
  • August 18, 201810:00 am - 12:00 pm • August 18, 2018

    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.

  • August 18, 201810:00 am - 2:00 pm • August 18, 2018

    3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

    Stop by the YA room between 10am & 2pm 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 create your own masterpiece using the book folding technique.