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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Check out these upcoming events!

paper craftsOpen Mic: Friday, Dec. 2nd, 7pm — Share your musical talent or stop by to listen to your friends and neighbors. Sign ups for performances begin at 6:30pm. Open Mic will take place at the Gould Barn, at 1 Howlett St., Topsfield.

Paper Crafts: Monday, Dec. 5th, 6:30pm — Join us for another Maker Monday! We'll be folding flowers and pine trees using scrapbook paper and discarded books (see left). Ages 16 and up only. Please register on our online calendar.

Developing the Skill of Self-Compassion: Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm — Join us as Diane MacKinnon, Certified Life Coach and Family Practitioner, presents this interactive workshop on the role compassion plays within our everyday lives, and why it's so important to show compassion for yourself first! All ages are welcome. Online registration is appreciated.

Winter Centerpiece Workshop: Monday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm — Tina from Platinum Posies Florist will help us create a beautiful arrangement for the holidays. Cost is $25 per person, which includes all supplies and flowers. Everyone will leave with an arrangement to take home! This program will not run if fewer than 10 people sign up, so invite your friends! Register online.

holiday decorations
Thank You, New Meadows!

Thank you to the New Meadows Garden Club, who came in over Thanksgiving weekend and decorated the inside and outside of the library for the holidays! Stop by anytime from now through December to see their beautiful winter decor.



Tri-Town Community Resources

The School Health Advisory Council of the Masconomet Regional School District has compiled a list of resources for families and individuals of all ages in the Tri-Town community. The list can be accessed here, as well as on our Reference page, under Local Links. Included is information on crisis/hotline services, food, energy, and financial assistance programs, health clinics, and more, all available to Tri-Town citizens.

Upcoming Events:

gingerbread house Gingerbread House Decorating
Friday, Dec. 2nd
6:30pm

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a special early gingerbread house decorating session this year! Join us for pizza and to decorate your own house. All supplies are included. Signups for this session of decorating are now closed. See you Friday!

microphoneOpen Mic at the Gould Barn
Friday, December 2nd
7:00-9:00pm

Share your musical talent with Topsfield! Signups for performances begin at 6:30 pm. The Open Mic Night is at the Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St, Topsfield, MA. No registration is required.

gingerbread houseGingerbread House Decorating
Saturday, Dec. 3rd
9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm

The Friends of the Library will be hosting four Gingerbread House Decorating sessions throughout the day. Signup is required! Please sign up in the Children's Room. Cost is $5/person for Friends members, $10/person for non-members. Payment must be made at time of signup, in cash or check (made out to Friends of the Topsfield Library). No phone or email signups will be taken.

kidsTotally Tots Playgroup
Monday, December 5th
10:00-11:00am

Totally Tots is a playgroup at the Topsfield Town Library, run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE). This playgroup is an opportunity for children to create, invent, reason and problem solve. Please register online at the CFCE website. CFCE is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools.

homeworkHomework Club
Monday, December 5th
3:15pm

Homework Club is an after-school club for grades four through six, taking place on Monday afternoons from 3:15-4:00pm (except on early release days and days when school is not in session). Stop by to have a snack and get started on homework with your friends!

paper craftsWinter Paper Crafts
Monday, December 5th
6:30-8:00pm

Use recycled books to make trees of various sizes. Use scrapbook paper to make colorful flowers to use as bows on gifts! This craft night is for ages 16 and older. Please sign up online.

moonPajama Storytime
Thursday, December 8th
5:30pm

Join us in your favorite pajamas with a stuffed animal and/or blanket for fun bedtime stories, crafts, and activities. Run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools. No sign up required!

heartDeveloping the Skill of Self Compassion
Thursday, December 8th
6:30pm

Join us as Diane MacKinnon, Certified Life Coach and Family Practitioner, presents this interactive workshop on the role compassion plays within our everyday lives, and why it's so important to show compassion for yourself first! All ages are welcome to join this seminar. Online registration is appreciated.

snowman lightEarly Release Craft: Snowmen Lights
Friday, December 9th
12:30pm

Early Release Crafts are back! On Proctor Early Release Days, we'll be hosting a craft session after school for 4th to 6th graders. Come on over when school lets out, and we'll make these cute snowmen out of battery-powered candles! Registration is required so we can know how many supplies to get. Please sign up on our online calendar, or by visiting, calling, or emailing the Children's Room.

centerpieceHoliday Centerpiece Workshop
with Platinum Posies
Monday, December 12th
6:30pm

Join Tina Lefebvre of Middleton's Platinum Posies Florist for another of her popular floral arranging workshops! Tina will be showing us how to create a holiday centerpiece for your table. Cost of this program is $25, due the night of the program, which includes all supplies and flowers. This program will not run if fewer than 10 people sign up, so invite your friends! Sign up on our online calendar.