2017-01-06 / Ticket

Topsham Public Library’s January events schedule

Topsham Public Library

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The following is the January programming schedule for the Topsham Public Library.

Sip ’n Stitch

Jan. 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon.

All abilities welcome. Come and work on a project, share patterns, check out the library’s knitting and crocheting resources and relax with a cup of coffee or tea.

Artist Talk

Jan. 7, 11 a.m.

David Morgan of the Green Lion Gallery in Bath will speak about his artwork and the multilayer process that he uses to produce beautiful wood block prints.

Community Planning Workshop: Character- Based Coding 101

Jan. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.

As Topsham begins its Comprehensive Plan update, Topsham Development, Inc. is sponsoring a community planning workshop on character based codes. The workshop features Maine’s leading experts in Character-Based Coding, Vanessa Farr of Maine Design Workshop and Kara Wilbur of Principle. For more information visit mainedesignworkshop.com.

Moving On Discussion Group

Jan. 10 and 24, 10 a.m.

An interactive discussion

group for surviving spouses of retirement age. Sharing observations, experiences and ideas on moving forward.

Topsham Historical Society: The Comforts of Home – Domestic Technology in the Nineteenth Century

Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Architectural historian Scott Hanson will present an illustrated lecture on the development of technologies related to residential heating, lighting, and plumbing from the early 19th century through the early 20th century and show how Americans introduced these conveniences and comforts in their home during this period.

Topsham Garden Club

Jan. 11, noon to 3 p.m.

Bring-your-own lunch and stay for the 12:30 p.m. business meeting, or come at 1:30 p.m. just to enjoy the program.

Young Critics

Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

Young Critics is an ongoing book discussion group for kids in grades 4 and 5. The group meets every month from October to May at the library for great books, great conversation and a pizza dinner. Registration is required.

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber: Be Found Online – Websites

Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presented by Lisa Dubino, Digital Sales Executive, Sun Media Group. This workshop is targeted toward professionals who have a business or service and want to improve the usability of their website. Bring your laptop or tablet as well as your phone for this hands-on workshop. For those who need some extra maintenance there will be time after for one-on-one help.

Men’s Book Group

Jan. 19, 4 p.m.

New members welcome. Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.

3rd Saturday Teen Crafting

Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by the YA room between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a casual teen crafts program. Each month will have a different craft project. No registration required. Ages 11-18 only. This month’s craft is magazine strip art.

Joy of Art Reception

Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.

Crooker Gallery kicks off their eighth annual juried art exhibit. The show will feature original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including mixed media, oil/acrylic, other media, pastels, watercolor and 3D. Refreshments will be served. The Joy of Art exhibit will be on display until Feb. 25.

Mystery Readers Roundtable

Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m.

Once a month, fans of the mystery genre gather over hot drinks and share their favorite crime novels. Have a few laughs, investigate themes and visit some very dark places. This month we will read and compare “Shattered” by Dick Francis and “Triple Crown” by Felix Francis.

Reading Between the Panels

Jan. 24, 6 p.m.

Join Adrien and Dale each month as they discuss all things graphic novel. From classic comic book collections to the latest in graphic novels, we share our favorites, make recommendations and talk shop about the writing, the art and everything in between.

Great Books

Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon

Great Books meets monthly on the 4th Saturday, using “The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus,” which can be purchased from the Great Books Foundation. New members welcome.

Library Legos

Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m.

Come build with TPL’s extensive Lego collection. Regular Legos are open to children ages 7-13, smaller Duplo blocks will be available in the children’s area for younger kids.

Rare Reads

Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Discussing unusual and interesting popular fiction (and some nonfiction). This month’s book is “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe.

CREA @ the Library, Students’ Cathance Preserve Field Studies

Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

Join Mt. Ararat High School students as they present their research findings on projects undertaken with CREA at the Cathance River Preserve. Topics include reptiles and amphibians, bats, moths, fish, fungi, forest growth, and Cathance River water quality.

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