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

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Sun: 2pm to 5pm
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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A Book Grows in Topsfield 2015

abgit logoWe are thrilled to announce the return of our Community Read program, "A Book Grows in Topsfield!" This year we have selected to read The Orchard by Adele Robertson, described as an exquisitely beautiful and poignant memoir of a young woman's single-handed struggle to save her New England farm in the depths of the Great Depression. Starting next month, we have planned six weeks of book discussions and events relating to the book.

Join us for our Kickoff Party at 7pm on Friday, March 13 at the Gould Barn (1 Howlett St, Topsfield). Learn more about the book and enjoy an evening of music, stories and refreshments with your friends and neighbors.

Check out our A Book Grows in Topsfield blog for more information!

The Seed Library is Open

seedsOur seed library is now open and ready for lending! The seed library contains a wide variety of vegetable seeds for you to take home and grow. Just select a packet of seeds, fill out the checkout form, and plant! When you harvest your vegetables in the fall, save some seeds and bring them back to add to next year's seed library.

We'll be scheduling informative programs throughout the season on seeds and gardening. Keep an eye on our calendar and this webpage to stay up-to-date.

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Upcoming Events:

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Local Authors Night: The Sequel
Thursday, March 5th
7:00pm

Join authors from previous Local Authors Nights as they introduce their new or updated books! Each author will be able to discuss their own work and will have copies of their books for sale at the event. Light refreshments will be served. Featured authors: Tom Juergens, Steven Mollov, and Bill Sargent.

hennaTweens and Teens: Henna Tattoos
Monday, March 9th
3:30-5:30pm

Come to the Meeting Room, where henna artist Shweta Tekade will be giving us beautiful mehndi tattoos! Henna is an all-natural plant dye that will wash away in 1-4 weeks. Feel free to bring a design or pattern for Shweta to paint on you! Please sign-up for this program in the Children's Room, or by e-mailing the children's librarian, Jane Johnson.

spring storytimeSpring Storytime
Tuesday, March 10th
10:30am: 1½-3 year-olds
1:30pm: 3-5 year-olds

Today's theme will be fairy tales. Join us for a few stories and a fun craft! To register for Spring Storytime, sign up in the Children's Room, e-mail the Children's librarian, Jane Johnson, or call us at 978-887-1528.

musicLet's Get Moving and Shaking
Thursday, March 12th
10:30-11:30am

Wake up your morning with dancing, storytime, and crafts! All ages are welcome. This is a Coordinated Family Community Engagement program, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

community readCommunity Read Kick-Off Party
Friday, March 13th
7:00pm

Join us as we kick-off A Book Grows in Topsfield 2015 with a party in the Gould Barn (1 Howlett Street, Topsfield). Learn more about our book selection, The Orchard, by Adele Robertson, and enjoy a cabaret performance by award-winning performer Mary Jo Maichak. Light refreshments will be served.