We are now taking signups for the Friends of the Library's most popular winter program: Gingerbread House Decorating! We will be having five decorating sessions this year. A special teen decorating and set-up session will be held on Friday, December 4th at 6:30pm. Children's decorating sessions will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm.
Signup sheets are located in the Children's Room. We will not be taking signups over the phone or via e-mail. Please pay when signing up. Fees are as follows:
Friends of the Library members: $5/child, $10 family maximum
Non-members: $10/child, $20 family maximum
New in the Meeting Room: paintings and digital prints by local artist Chaz Southard! These colorful, energetic pieces will be up throughout the month of November.
From the artist's statement: "Chaz Southard's vibrant, mellifluous abstract expressionist style is inspired by midcentury masters, hieroglyphics and textiles with an added energetic dose of jazz fusion. A spinal injury was the catalyst of his visual creations and led to an existential quest to find beauty and solace through creation." For more information, see Chaz's website.
Babies and Books is a literacy-based class that introduces storytelling, rhymes, lap games, songs, and puppets to children ages 0 to 1½ years. These activities promote social, emotional, and intellectual health by stimulating the senses. Create your own traditions as you bond with your baby! Sign up in the Children's Room, on our online calendar, by e-mailing the Children's librarian, or by calling us at 978-887-1528, ext. 104. Sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.
Join Tina Lefebvre from Middleton's Platinum Posies florist for a hands-on floral design workshop. Each participant will create a beautiful centerpiece to take home with them! The cost for this program is $25 per person, which includes all supplies, including flowers. Please sign up at the library's Circulation Desk.
Share your talent with Topsfield! Signups start at 6:30pm, with performances beginning at 7:00. There is no need for prior signup--simply come at 6:30 and add your name to the list! No age limit, and all types of acts are welcome. This program will take place at the Gould Barn, located at 1 Howlett St., Topsfield.
We will be having five gingerbread house decorating sessions this year. A special teen decorating and set-up session will be held on Friday, December 4th at 6:30pm. Children's decorating sessions will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm. Fees are $5/child ($10 family max) for Friends members and $10/child ($20 family max) for non-members. Sign-up is required—please pay at the time of sign-up. Signup sheets are located in the Children's Room.
John's performances come to life with warmth, humor, a playful touch of audience participation, and a twist of music from around the world. All ages are welcome.
Join Miss Lindsey and make ornaments out of nail polish and paint! This even is for 4th-6th graders. No sign-up is required.