Library Events

March 26, 2019
  • March 26, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • March 26, 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.

  • March 26, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • March 26, 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.

  • March 26, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • March 26, 2019

    CREA: Forests of Lilliput - the Miniature World of Lichens and Mosses

    Geologist and Maine Master Naturalist, Jeff Pengel, will explore a variety of natural history topics on lichens, mosses, and similar plants. Featuring close-up photography, topics will include these organisms' unique, and sometimes startling, adaptations that have allowed them to survive for many hundreds of millions of years in some of the most extreme conditions on earth.

March 27, 2019
  • March 27, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • March 27, 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!

  • March 27, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • March 27, 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.

  • March 27, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • March 27, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

    Focus- Governance begin Nominating phase; Business Roundtable Discussion Feature: Development

March 28, 2019
  • March 28, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • March 28, 2019

    Baby & Me Cancelled

    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.

  • March 28, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • March 28, 2019

    Music & Rhyme Time for Twos Cancelled

    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!

  • March 28, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • March 28, 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).

March 29, 2019
  • March 29, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • March 29, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    This workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration with Miss Mariah, while professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. Registration required.

April 3, 2019
  • April 3, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • April 3, 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!

  • April 3, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 3, 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.

  • April 3, 20195:00 pm - 6:30 pm • April 3, 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 TBA. For more information or to register call 725-1727 or email cyndi@topshamlibrary.org.

April 4, 2019
  • April 4, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • April 4, 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.

  • April 4, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • April 4, 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!

  • April 4, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 4, 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).

  • April 4, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • April 4, 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

April 5, 2019
  • April 5, 201910:00 am - 11:30 am • April 5, 2019

    Parent/Child Workshop

    This workshop brings together children ages birth-5 and caregivers in a playful and interactive setting. During the workshop, caregivers and children spend quality time together playing and participating in art or sensory exploration with Miss Mariah, while professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing. Registration required.

  • April 5, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • April 5, 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.

April 6, 2019
  • April 6, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 6, 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.

  • April 6, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 6, 2019

    Joy of the Lens Reception

    Join us in the Crooker Gallery to kick off our annual photography exhibit. The show will feature original photographs by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Refreshments will be served.

April 9, 2019
  • April 9, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 9, 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.

  • April 9, 20193:00 pm - 4:00 pm • April 9, 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 The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.

  • April 9, 20196:30 pm - 8:00 pm • April 9, 2019

    Topsham Historical Society: History of Shipbuilding in Topsham

    Shipbuilding doesn’t seem like a profitable business for a village like Topsham in the early 19th century. However, our local shipbuilding industry was a surprisingly busy one. Building on what Bud Warren researched several years earlier, Dana Cary will be presenting this look at the homegrown local industry of ships built from Maine timber by Topsham craftsmen and launched into the Androscoggin River.

  • April 9, 201912:00 am - 11:59 pm • April 13, 2019

    National Library Week 2019: Libraries = Strong Communities

    We celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for the 2019 National Library Week is "Libraries = Strong Communities,” and we know that this is true of Topsham!

April 10, 2019
  • April 10, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • April 10, 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!

  • April 10, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 10, 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.

  • April 10, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • April 10, 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 Adrift by Paul Griffin. 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. 

April 11, 2019
  • April 11, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • April 11, 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.

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

  • April 11, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 11, 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).

  • April 11, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • April 11, 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 reading great tide rising by Kathleen Dean Moore. We will discuss “Part III : a call to witness".

April 13, 2019
  • April 13, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 13, 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!

  • April 13, 201911:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 13, 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.

April 16, 2019
  • April 16, 201910:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 16, 2019

    Model Train Display

    The Maine 3 Railers O-Gauge Model Railroad Club will be setting up a running model railroad display in our big meeting room! Come watch the trains and see how they work, and talk to club members!!!

  • April 16, 20195:00 pm - 6:00 pm • April 16, 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.

  • April 16, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • April 16, 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 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Email emma@topshamlibrary.org for more details. We're always looking for new members - no registration required!

April 17, 2019
  • April 17, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • April 17, 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!

  • April 17, 201910:00 am - 2:00 pm • April 17, 2019

    Pop in Picasso

    Teen art lab. We'll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity!

  • April 17, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 17, 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.

  • April 17, 20194:00 pm - 6:30 pm • April 17, 2019

    Movie: Avengers - Infinity War

    As the Avengers and their allies continue to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Rated PG-13. Recommended ages 12 and up, but all are welcome. Popcorn will be served!

April 18, 2019
  • April 18, 201910:00 am - 10:30 am • April 18, 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.

  • April 18, 201910:30 am - 11:00 am • April 18, 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!

  • April 18, 201912:30 pm - 2:30 pm • April 18, 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).

  • April 18, 20192:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 18, 2019

    STEAM program

    Join us for our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) event! Different tables will be set up with various activities! Open to all ages.

  • April 18, 20194:00 pm - 5:00 pm • April 18, 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 Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

April 19, 2019
  • April 19, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 19, 2019

    BIG TRUCK DAY!!

    Come see some BIG vehicles up close! All ages are welcome; event will take place rain or shine. Our parking lot will be full of BIG vehicles, so please park at the rec field!

  • April 19, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 19, 2019

    Movie: Mortal Engines

    This movie is a futuristic adventure fantasy movie with plenty of action. Hundreds of years after some disaster brings civilization to a halt, London emerges as a huge city on wheels destroying everything in its path. Young Hester seems to be one of the few surviving humans with the ability to to prevent total destruction. She teams up with a motley crew of other survivors to save whatever life remains to the earth. Rated PG-13. We'll provide the popcorn.

April 20, 2019
  • April 20, 201910:00 am - 12:00 pm • April 20, 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.

April 23, 2019
  • April 23, 201910:00 am - 11:00 am • April 23, 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.

  • April 23, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • April 23, 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.

  • April 23, 20196:00 pm - 7:00 pm • April 23, 2019

    CREA: Protecting Maine’s Environment

    Pete Didisheim, NRCM’s Advocacy Director, will provide an insider’s view on environmental policy being discussed in the Maine State House. He also will describe challenges we face from proposed rollbacks of environmental safeguards. Didisheim is one of Maine’s top experts on environmental policy, with more than two decades of experience at the Natural Resources Council of Maine. For more information visit creamaine.org/events.

April 24, 2019
  • April 24, 201910:15 am - 11:15 am • April 24, 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!

  • April 24, 20191:00 pm - 3:00 pm • April 24, 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.

  • April 24, 20197:00 pm - 9:00 pm • April 24, 2019

    Trustees Meeting

    Focus- Public Hearings on Budgets; Staff updates