Events and Activities

 

Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm and Saturday, December 15 at 1:30 pm: Santa Reads

Sponsored by Priority Real Estate Group LLC, Santa will be at the library to read to children, and to give out award-winning children’s books.  Stop by and hear a story with Santa (and maybe even read a story TO Santa!) and get a book to bring home!

Friday, December 14 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!

Tuesday, December 18 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!

Thursday, December 20 at 6 pm: Pajama Movie Night: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

A Holiday classic!  A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. Running Time: 52 Minutes. Recommended ages 3 and up, but all are welcome! Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness!  Popcorn will be served.

 

Saturday, December 22 from 11 am – 2 pm: Drop-in Activities

Various craft materials will be set up for gift-making.  While supplies last! Designed for ages 4 and up, but open to everyone with adult supervision.

Saturday, December 22 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, December 22 at 1:30 pm: Holiday Movie: Elf

This hilarious Christmas film tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf. Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.  Running Time: 97 minutes.  Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language.  Recommended ages 7 and up, but all are welcome.  Bring pillows and blankets for extra coziness!  Popcorn will be served.

 

Wednesday, December 26 from 2 – 4 pm: Drop-in Coloring

Markers and coloring sheets will be available in the children’s area!  Designed for ages 6 and up, but all children are welcome.

Thursday, December 27 from 2 – 4 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!