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

earthOn Earth Day, April 22nd, we unveiled our new community resource - a seed lending library. Our seed library was developed to share and collect bio-diverse seeds cultivated by local residents. Saving seed increases our community's capacity to feed itself wholesome food by encouraging gardening and the cultivation of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds.

It works like this: Come and borrow some of the library's seeds, plant them in your garden, enjoy their harvest, and let your best plants go to seed. Save the seeds and return some to the library for others to enjoy and to replenish our stock for next year.

The seed library is located in our old card catalog in the mezzenine level of the library. Simply select the seeds you would like, and sign them out in the binder - it's that simple! Librarians are always available to answer any questions you may have. Happy growing!

Celebrate Spring!


earthSpring Vacation Activities: Need something to do with the kids over spring vacation? We have plenty of programs planned! Join The Bubble Man on Tuesday at 1pm and learn the science (and maybe even magic) behind bubbles. On Wednesday at 1pm, get moving with Pinto Bella, who will show us how to hula hoop! On Thursday at 1pm we will be having a Zumba program (grades 3 and up), and on Friday there will be a special Arbor Day storytime at 2pm. No sign-up is required for any of these programs. Check out our children's page for more information.

News Archive

Upcoming Events:

hoopingHula Hooping with Pinto Bella
Wednesday, April 23rd
1:00pm

Pinto Bella, a certified Hoopnotica instructor, will be teaching us how to combine hoops, dance, aerobics, and laughter! Join us for a wonderful family event--outside, if the weather is nice! No sign-up is required, and all ages are welcome. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library.

zumbaZumba
Thursday, April 24th
1:00pm
Grades 3 and up

Shake off your cabin fever with Zumba! Zumba is a dance and aerobic fitness program, incorporating many styles of dance (hip hop, salsa, samba, merengue, and more!), martial arts, and traditional exercises like squats and lunges. No sign-up is required. This program is geared towards grades 3 and up, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Town Library.

arbordayArbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 25th
2:00pm

Join us for a few tree-rific stories and an Arbor Day craft! All ages are welcome.

green meadowsGreen Meadows Organic Farm
Vists the Library!
Tuesday, April 29th
10:30am: 1½-3 year-olds
1:30pm: 3-5 year-olds

Christine Green will teach us what happens at a farm and where our food comes from. There will be veggies and even chickens from the farm, interactive songs and games, and more! No sign-up is required. For more information on Green Meadows Organic Farm, including their educational programming, visit their website.

baking by handAuthor Event: A&J King
Thursday, May 1st
7:00pm

Andy and Jackie King of A&J King Artisan Bakers in Salem will be discussing their new cookbook, Baking By Hand. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. No sign-up is required.