Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 ask[at]

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Library Hours
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am to 8pm Tues: 10am to 5pm Wed: Noon to 5pm Thurs: 10am to 8pm Fri: Noon to 5pm Sat: 10am to 5pm

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Stories From the North Shore

north shore mapJoin us Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30pm, as we welcome popular former columnist, James McAllister, as he shares some of his favorite North Shore stories. These will include Marbleheader John Glover's critical contributions to the patriot cause during the American Revolution; little known stories surrounding Nathaniel Hawthorne and "The Scarlet Letter"; fun, fascinating facts about Rockport's famous Motif #1; profiles of some of the colorful denizens of Dogtown; and a collection of other anecdotes gathered from the annals of Beverly, Topsfield, Manchester By the Sea, Ipswich, and other North Shore communities.

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handmade soapCold Process Soap Making
Saturday, September 23rd

Cold-process soap making demonstration with Jennifer Hofman. Leave the program with instructions for creating your own soaps.

sewing booksDrop-in Sewing
Monday, September 25th

Come and enjoy our craft/project space! Bring your sewing machine (or use ours) and your project. Our craft/project space has basic sewing supplies, rotary cutters, and room for you to spread out your project. A staff person will be available for questions. Age16+ only, please.

playgroupTotally Tots Playgroup with CFCE
Wednesday, September 27th

Totally Tots is a playgroup for parents and caregivers to interact and build skills with their children through play, and for families to connect with one another and with valuable resources. No registration is required. CFCE is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

mahjongg tilesMahjongg
Wednesday, September 27th

The library is hosting Mahjongg on Wednesdays in September starting on 9/13. Bring a friend! Some instruction will be provided. We are playing American Mahjongg with 2017 cards.

bingoEarly Release Bingo
Friday, September 29th

4th through 6th Graders: Join us on your early release day to play some Bingo! You have an early release day, we have prizes to be won! Light snacks will be served. No sign up is needed. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library.

north shore mapStories from the North Shore
with Jim McAllister
Thursday, October 5th

Join us as we welcome the popular former columnist, James McAllister, as he takes the stage to share some of his favorite North Shore anecdotes gathered from the annals of Beverly, Topsfield, Manchester By the Sea, Ipswich, and other North Shore communities.