Events and Activities

 

Tuesday, October 16 at 5 pm: 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! Must be registered to attend!

Saturday, October 27 from 11 am – 2 pm: 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.

Saturday, October 27 from 1 – 3 pm: 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!

Saturday, October 27 at 1:30 pm: Halloween Movie: Hocus Pocus

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Run Time: one hour, 36 minutes. Rated PG for some scary sequences, and for language.  Recommended ages 10 and up, but all are welcome.  Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness – popcorn will be served!

Wednesday, October 31 at 10 am: Preschool Storytime – Halloween Edition!

Wear a costume! We will have Halloween themed books and art!

Friday, November 2 at 10 am: 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.  A fun and creative way to help enhance your child’s enjoyment of books, and expand on their learning through parent-child play!

Wednesday, November 7 at 5 pm: Tween Reads

We meet once a month to discuss great books and eat pizza!  Open to grades 6-8, Tween Reads is facilitated by Mariah & Cyndi!  Registration is required so we know how much pizza to buy!

Fridays, November 9, 16 & 30 and December 7 at 10 am: Parent/Child Workshop

Join children’s librarian Mariah Sewall and community professionals from local agencies for a fun and interactive playtime in a room full of toys!  The four-week Parent/Child 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.  Professionals from local agencies will be on hand to informally chat about topics such as nutrition, play, child development, fitness, behavior, speech, and hearing.  The program emphasizes and supports the role of parents as first teachers, facilitates early intervention, and promotes healthy child development and literacy through modeling and referrals to community resources (plus it’s really fun!!) Ages birth – 5. Registration required.

Tuesday, November 20 at 5 pm: 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! Must be registered to attend!

Friday, November 23 at 1 pm: Film After Feast: The Incredibles 2

Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!  Run Time: 2 hours. Rated PG for action sequences and some brief mild language.  Recommended ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness – popcorn will be served.

Saturday, November 24 at 10:30 am: 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!

Saturday, November 24 from 11 am – 2 pm: 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.

Saturday, November 24 from 1 – 3 pm: 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!

 

Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

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 30-45 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

Baby & Me: Thursdays at 10 am

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.

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos: Thursdays at 10:30 am

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!