Vacation Week Activities and Events

If you have children in school, you know February vacation is next week!! Topsham Public Library has scheduled events to help parents, kids, and community members stay busy.

telescopesmallerTo start it all off, this Saturday, February 13, from 10am-11:30am Topsham Public Library is hosting a Love Your Library Open House. There will be gelato from Gelato Fiasco and coffee from Topsham’s own Wicked Joe!! There will also be a Tech Petting Zoo, telescope demos, free raffles, tours and crafts! You don’t want to miss this!

Photo Feb 14, 1 27 34 PMTeens (ages 11-18), come to the open house and get some free gelato and then stay and participate in the Chocolate Wars from 1-2pm. Events include: Chocolate Pictionary, Stack & Sort Races, Chocolate Shuffleboard and more. Please register by Friday, February 12 at noon as we need 10 teens to run the event. Get your friends together and may the best chocolate eater win! (You can register at the circulation desk or by calling us at 725-1727.)

Parents, on Wednesday, February 17 bring your children ages 6 and up to Legopalooza from 1-3pm! You can build unique creations using our extensive Lego collection. If you need ideas, you can take one of our design challenges or use our Lego books. At the end of the program, we will take pictures of the cool creations you build!

People of all ages make sure you come visit on Thursday, February 18  from 10am-3pm as there will be a Model Railroad Display! The Maine 3 Railers 0-Gauge Model Railroad Club will set up a running model railroad. Come see how they work and talk to club members!

Do you have a baby, or a toddler, or a preschooler? If you do, be sure to join Mariah Friday, February 19 from 10-11am for Maine Family Booknic and explore the gross motor games that will help your little one develop.

Photo Jul 23, 5 07 52 PMIs your lightsaber gathering dust? Are you just itching to speak in Star Wars quotes? If your inner Jedi, or Sith, is dying to get out, join us Friday, February 19 from 1-3pm for Friday of the Force. Star Wars themed snacks, crafts, and activities will be available! Wear a costume too, if you want! This is open to all ages! Oh, and may the force be with you.

Then to wrap up the week, on Saturday, February 20 from 11am-12noon, Joy of the Art winners will talk about their work, the People’s Choice Award will be presented and the winner of the Library Lovers’ Lottery will be announced. If you can’t make it to the Artist Talk, the Crooker Gallery is open all week, so make sure you come in and see the show before it’s gone!

Phew, there’s a lot going on! And those events are just the special events – don’t forget that our normal programming, like Young Critics, Preschool Story Time, Drop-In Tech Support, Men’s Book Group, Genealogy Drop In, and Sip-n-Stitch are going on as usual.

Hope to see you at Topsham Public Library!