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Author Event This Thursday: B.A. Shapiro

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Join us at the Gould Barn this Thursday at 7pm to meet bestselling author B.A. Shapiro! Shapiro is the author of 2012's The Art Forger, as well as last fall's The Muralist. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Town Library. No signup is required, but be sure to arrive early to get good seating! Copies of both books will be available for purchase, to be signed by the author.

This Month: "Young at Art"

reception medalsThe Art Room's popular "Young at Art" exhibit will return next month with new work from local artists aged 4-12. This is always a popular exhibit, so make sure to stop by the Meeting Room from May 2-30th to see it!

The Art Room will be having a special awards ceremony for participating artists and their friends and family on Saturday, May 7th, from 2:00-3:30pm. Come celebrate your artist's work! Light refreshments will be provided. Please call The Art Room at 978-887-8809 with any questions.

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Upcoming Events:

ba shapiroAuthor Event: B.A. Shapiro
Thursday, May 5th
Gould Barn (1 Howlett St., Topsfield)

Bestselling author B.A. Shapiro will be appearing at the Gould Barn (1 Howlett St, Topsfield) to speak about her latest book, The Muralist. Shapiro is also the author of The Art Forger, a novel about the infamous art theft of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in the early 1990s. Copies of both books will be available for purchase to be signed by the author. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library.

friendship braceletEarly Release Crafts
Monday, May 9th

Come over for the last Early Release Craft of the school year! We'll be decorating boxes and making friendship bracelets. Early Release Crafts are for 4th-6th grades only.

spring flowersSpring Storytime
Tuesday, May 10th
10:30am: 1½-3 year olds
1:00pm: 3-5 year-olds

The theme for today's final session of Spring Storytime will be food! Join us for a craft and a few stories. 1½-3 year-olds will be meeting promptly at 10:30am and 3-5 year-olds will be meeting at 1:30pm. There are no sign ups for storytime; no registration is required. Just drop in and enjoy! See our storytime page for details.

seedling in dirtEasy Composting:
Turn Garbage Into Gold
Thursday, May 12th

How would you like to improve your soil while getting rid of nearly half of your household garbage at the same time? Composting is the answer. Learn how to turn coffee grounds, tea bags, fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, yard waste and even paper towels into black gold that will transform your soil into rich, fertile earth. Ann McGovern of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will lead a workshop that will cover the basics of composting, different types of bins, indoor worm composting for apartment-dwellers, and how compost can eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides in your yard and garden.

homeworkHomework Club
Monday, May 16th

Homework Club is an after-school club for grades four through six, taking place on Monday afternoons. Stop by for a snack and to get started on homework with your friends!