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

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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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The Library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and
Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday

Gingerbread Signups Have Begun

Signups have begun for the Friends of the Library's annual gingerbread house decorating program. There are four sessions planned for Saturday, Dec. 2nd, and one teens-only session planned for Friday night, Dec. 1st. Cost is $10/child for Friends members, $20/child for non-members. Sign up in the Children's room. For more information, see our Friends page.

The Book Sale Has Ended!

book sale
Thank you for another successful Fall Book Sale!

Proceeds from the book sale go to the Friends of the Library, who help fund our museum passes, author talks, gingerbread house decorating program, the Summer Reading Program, the fish tank in the Children's Room, and more! See our Friends page to join or renew your membership

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Upcoming Events:

nanowrimo logoNanowrimo Write-In
Saturday, November 25th
1:00-4:30pm

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Attend open writing sessions at the library on Saturday afternoons. Write your 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. November 30! Learn more at https://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works. Ages 16+ only, please.

sewing booksDrop-in Sewing
Monday, November 27th
6:30-7:45pm

Come and enjoy our craft/project space! Bring your project and your sewing machine (or use ours). Our craft/project space has room for you to spread out your project, rotary cutters, and basic sewing supplies. A staff person will be available for questions. Ages 16+ only, please.

edith maxwell and holly robinson author photosAuthor Talk:
Edith Maxwell and Holly Robinson
Monday, November 27th
7:00pm

Spend an evening with Holly Robinson, (author of Beach Plum Island and Chance Harbor) and mystery writer Edith Maxwell, (author of the Country Store Mysteries and Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries) for a lively discussion about their books. No registration required.

playgroupTotally Tots Playgroup with CFCE
Wednesday, November 29th
12:15-1:15pm

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, November 29th
2:00-4:30pm

The library is hosting Mahjongg on Wednesday afternoons in the Meeting Room. Bring a friend! Some instruction will be provided. We are playing American Mahjongg with 2017 cards.

wine cork tree exampleWine Cork Trees Workshop
Thursday, November 30th
6:30-7:30pm

Come by the makerspace to build and decorate cork trees! These trees make a great rustic or shabby-chic decoration or gift! We supply the materials and instruction and our staff member Rebecca will be on hand to help. This is an adult craft event so participants must be 16+. No registration is required