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!
children's page for more information.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
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.
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.
Join us for a few tree-rific stories and an Arbor Day craft! All ages are welcome.
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.
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.