Events and Activities

For information or to sign up for any of the following programs, email Mariah (mariah@topshamlibrary.org) or call the library at 725-1727.

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For printable July schedule click HERE!

For printable August schedule click HERE!

July 15, 2024
  • July 15, 20241:00 pm - 1:30 pm • July 15, 2024

    Monday Matinee: Bluey

    The slice-of-life adventures of anAustralian Blue Heeler Cattle Dog puppy as she has fun with her family andfriends in everyday situations. RunningTime: about 35 minutes (episodes are 7 minutes long). Recommended ages 4 andup, but all are welcome! Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness!

July 16, 2024
  • July 16, 202410:30 am - 11:30 am • July 16, 2024

    Baby Sensory Play

    Sensory play stations (watersplashing, sand, finger painting, rainbow walk, and more) will be set upindoors and outdoors. Designed forbabies and children up to age 3, with their grownups.

July 17, 2024
  • July 17, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • July 17, 2024

    Preschool Storytime

    At each 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 designed for preschool children ages 3-5. 

July 18, 2024
  • July 18, 202410:00 am - 10:20 am • July 18, 2024

    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 designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • July 18, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • July 18, 2024

    Music & Rhyme Time

    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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • July 18, 20242:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 18, 2024

    4-H Summer of Science

    Join 4-H teen ambassadors for scienceexperiments! This is a 3-week programfor ages 7-12 – sign up is required.

  • July 18, 20244:30 pm - 6:00 pm • July 18, 2024

    Family Movie: The Lego Movie

    An ordinary LEGO construction worker,thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join aquest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes. RatedPG for mild action and rude humor. Recommended ages 6 and up, but all arewelcome! Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness! Popcorn will be served.

July 19, 2024
  • July 19, 20241:00 pm - 1:45 pm • July 19, 2024

    Chewonki Presents: Scales & Tails

    Many people conjure up images ofslimy skin and bloodthirsty monsters when they hear the word “reptile.” Thishands-on program works to dispel some of those fears by allowing students toexamine snakeskins, turtle shells, skeletons, and other unique reptilianartifacts. Recommended ages 6 and up,but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a 45-minute presentation.

July 23, 2024
  • July 23, 202410:30 am - 11:15 am • July 23, 2024

    KindKids Family Concert

    KindKids Music is a dynamic duo withoriginal music, puppets, and a highly interactive performance for all ages. RobDuquette and Amanda Panda share tools for emotional resilience, fosterkindness, and encourage wellness, all while making music and having FUN! All ages, limit first 100 people.

July 24, 2024
  • July 24, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • July 24, 2024

    Preschool Storytime

    At each 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 designed for preschool children ages 3-5. 

  • July 24, 20241:00 pm - 2:00 pm • July 24, 2024

    Art Club

    Various art mediums will be availablefor experimentation, including modeling clay, pastels, and paint. Ages 6 and up, registration required.

July 25, 2024
  • July 25, 202410:00 am - 10:20 am • July 25, 2024

    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 designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • July 25, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • July 25, 2024

    Music & Rhyme Time

    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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • July 25, 20242:00 pm - 3:00 pm • July 25, 2024

    4-H Summer of Science

    Join 4-H teen ambassadors for scienceexperiments! This is a 3-week programfor ages 7-12 – sign up is required.

July 26, 2024
  • July 26, 20244:30 pm - 5:00 pm • July 26, 2024

    Fancy Family Dance Party

    Wear whatever makes you feel likedancing (costume, fancy outfit, whatever!) and come have a dance party! Dance party is 30 minutes long, and isdesigned for families of all ages.

July 30, 2024
  • July 30, 202410:00 am - 11:30 am • July 30, 2024

    Stay & Play

    We fill our big meeting room withtoys—kids can play and their grownups can play AND catch up with other grownups!Ages birth to 5, registration required(must have at least 6 signups to run)

July 31, 2024
  • July 31, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • July 31, 2024

    Preschool Storytime

    At each 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 designed for preschool children ages 3-5. 

August 1, 2024
  • August 1, 202410:00 am - 10:20 am • August 1, 2024

    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 designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • August 1, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • August 1, 2024

    Music & Rhyme Time

    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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • August 1, 20243:00 pm - 4:00 pm • August 1, 2024

    Puzzle Craft

    Assemble a 3D puzzle, then decorateit! For ages 6 and up (younger childrenmay need help from a grownup). Sign up required.

August 6, 2024
  • August 6, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • August 6, 2024

    Stuffed Animal/Baby Doll Tea Party

    Bring your favorite toy for a teaparty! Snacks and Juice will be served. Designedfor ages 3 and up.

August 7, 2024
  • August 7, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • August 7, 2024

    Preschool Storytime

    At each 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 designed for preschool children ages 3-5. 

  • August 7, 20244:00 pm - 4:45 pm • August 7, 2024

    Lego Mania

    Legos! Building challenges! Snacks!Fun! For ages 5 and up.

August 8, 2024
  • August 8, 202410:00 am - 10:20 am • August 8, 2024

    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 designed for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

  • August 8, 202410:30 am - 11:00 am • August 8, 2024

    Music & Rhyme Time

    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 20-40 minutes and is designed for two-year-olds and their grownup!

  • August 8, 20245:00 pm - 7:00 pm • August 8, 2024

    Mystery in the Library

    The other night when many characterswere out of their books, a crime was committed, right in our own library! As aresult, his Majesty Henry VIII – that famous monarch from the English historybooks – has disappeared.  Help us solvethe mystery! In person registration isrequired so that you can choose your character. Costumes are encouraged but notmandatory. Space is limited. Food will be served. Registration opens on July15th and closes on August 6th.Ages 10-16 only 

August 9, 2024
  • August 9, 20241:00 pm - 1:45 pm • August 9, 2024

    Chewonki Presents: Owls of Maine

    Beginning with slides and sounds,participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of eachowl.  Then, using talons, wings, andskulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. Thisprogram ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing thesecreatures of the night into the light! Recommendedages 6 and up, but open to anyone who can sit quietly through a 45 minutepresentation. Limit first 100 people.