This Week @ the Library

Young Critics
Tuesday, October 21
 Young Critics is an ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5.  We meet once a month from October to May at the library for great books, easy conversation, and a pizza dinner! This is a free program—books will be provided.  Discussions are all on the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm. Register at the Topsham Public Library to receive your first book!  Our motto is: Everyone is entitled to my opinion! Grades 4 & 5, MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND! Even if you don't have time to read this month's book, you can sign up for next month!

Blue Ribbon Book Group
Thursday, October 23

We invite you to the first meeting of our newest book discussion group. This group will focus on books and authors that are recipients of literary prizes. October’s book, the recipient of the Maine Reader’s Choice Award for 2013, is A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Join us as we decide if this book is worthy of the prize. For information call the library.
Great Books
 Saturday, October 25
 10am – 12pm

Great Books meets monthly using The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, which can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation (the library has one available for loan.)  The group has been meeting together for over 4 years on the fourth Saturday of every month from 10:00 to noon.  We have read excerpts from such writers as Plato, Homer and Thoreau. We are ALWAYS looking for new members! 
Spooky Crafts,
Saturday, October 25
11am - 3 pm

Drop in anytime from 11-3 to make some spooky halloween-themed crafts!  Designed for ages 4 and up, but younger children are welcome to participate with an adult helper!
Library Legos
 Saturday, October 25
 1pm - 3 pm
Come build with our extensive Lego collection!  Regular Legos are open to children ages 7-13, large Duplo blocks will be available in the children’s area for younger kids!
CREA presents
Wind Over Wings
Saturday, October 25

Come and be the first to meet Lady Grace, a bald eagle who has survived serious injury and is joining the Wind Over Wings family. She has recently been trained to the glove and this will be her debut event. Those responsible for saving this beautiful bird will be recognized as well. Grace Rowe, the 92 year old namesake of the eagle, will  be in attendance. There will also be a golden eagle and two owls.


Our Mission: Libraries are places of lifelong learning that are directly tied to a community's quality of life. The Topsham Public Library provides residents of all ages with books, informational resources, technology, and services to stimulate growth and enrichment while serving as a center of study and community activities.

Topsham Public Library Annual Report 2013
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