Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 mto[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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Congratulations to Audrey Iarocci for winning a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 in our October drawing, sponsored by
the Friends of the Topsfield Town Library!

Upcoming Events

Gardening is Murder: This Thursday the 30th, at 7pm, join mystery author Neal Sanders for a fun and funny look at gardening "from a husband's perspective." Good horticultural advice will be dispensed, while bad advice will be debunked. Neal Sanders is the author of mysteries such as A Murder in the Garden Club, Murder at the Flower Show, and The Garden Club Gang. Request one online!

Book Club: The Topsfield Town Library book club will be discussing The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro, on Thursday, November 6th, at 7:00pm. All are welcome, whether you've finished the book or not. Copies of the book may be picked up at the main desk of the library.

Kangaralien: Kangaralien is a Boston-based acoustic guitar duo. They will be holding a concert at the Gould Barn on Sunday, November 9th, at 4:00pm. Join us for an evening of great music! The Gould Barn is located at 1 Howlett Street in Topsfield. Refreshments will be served, and seating is limited, so arrive early!

Support the Friends!

Friends Membership Renewal: October has arrived, and that means it's the start of a new membership year for the Friends of the Topsfield Library. The Friends are an active and dynamic group of people committed to supporting library programs and activities. Money raised from memberships and fundraisers is used to purchase museum passes, fund library programs for children, teens, and adults, and provide funds for items outside the library's ordinary budget. To join the Friends, fill out a membership form and bring it to the main desk of the library along with the membership dues. Membership dues are $25 for a family or $10 for a senior household.

"River Road, Topsfield" Art Prints: We are pleased to announce that local artist Meg Black is now offering prints of her painting "River Road, Topsfield" with 25% of proceeds going to the Friends of the Topsfield Library. You may have admired this piece hanging on the wall behind the circulation desk. Stop by the library to see a display of matted prints and fill out an order form!

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Upcoming Events:

booksFall Book Sale
Friday, October 24th-Friday, October 31st
During open library hours

Come stock up on books for the cold months ahead! Donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs will be accepted. Please, no encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or cassettes. Thank you for supporting the library!

gardeningGardening is Murder
Thursday, October 30th

Presented by mystery author Neal Sanders, "Gardening Is Murder" is a "husband’s point of view" of gardening. It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Patrons will leave with a better appreciation of what is going on in the mind of their helpmates.

fall leafFall Storytime
Tuesday, November 4th
1½-3 year-olds: 10:30am
3-5 year-olds: 1:30pm

Today's theme will be bears! Come hear a few stories and do a fun craft! Storytime will take place every Tuesday until November 18th. For more information, see our storytime page.

art forgerTTL Book Club: The Art Forger
Thursday, November 6th

Our November book selection is The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro. Copies are available behind the Circulation Desk. The Topsfield Town Library Book Club meets every other month, and takes a break during the summer. Our meetings are in September, November, January, March, and May. Meetings are Thursday nights at 7pm and usually run about an hour long. Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t finished the book.

guitarConcert in the Barn: Kangaralien
Sunday, November 9th
Gould Barn

Kangaralien is a Boston-based acoustic guitar duo. This free concert will be held at the Gould Barn, at 1 Howlett Street in Topsfield. Refreshments will be served, and seating is limited. This concert is part of the "Concerts in the Barn" music series, sponsored by the Gould Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts.