Joy of the Pen applications are now available here

This Week @ the Library

Joy of the Pen Writing Competition

This competition is open to year-round Maine residents for unpublished works only. Entries will be accepted in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction beginning September 2nd.  This year we will also have a teen category for writers age 11 – 18. Applications will be available in the library or here. Email for more details. The deadline for applications is October 11th at 8pm.

Young Critics Sign Up

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!

Teen Talk Book Discussion

The Teen Talk book group will meet the second Thursday of the month from 5-6pm starting with an organizational meeting October 9.  Join Cyndi to discuss your favorite reads from the summer and plot the direction of the group.  Stop by the library anytime in September to register for this program or email  Make sure you tell your friends—all are welcome!


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