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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Looking For Something SPOOKY to Do?

haunted hotels of new england book coverJoin us on Saturday, October 20th from 2-4pm in the Meeting Room for "New England's Most Haunted Hotels," led by author Sam Baltrusis. From Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to the spectacular Biltmore in Providence, to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, travel all over New England in search of the 13 most haunted hotels. Sam will also give us a sneak peek at his new book which features a chapter on Topsfield!

Sam Baltrusis has written eight historical-based ghost books. He has been featured on several national TV shows, including Destination America's "Haunted Towns," and has served as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's "Haunted Encounters." Baltrusis moonlights as a tour guide and has successfully launched several ghost tours.

No sign up is required. See you there!

Children's Programs This Fall

kids dancingTri-town Tune In: This playgroup, led by CFCE, is geared towards all ages and combines stories, music, and movement in an engaging hour of fun! No signup is required, just stop by the Meeting Room at 10am on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Fall Storytime: Starting Oct. 9th, we'll be holding Fall Storytime every Tuesday, with a morning session at 10:30am and an afternoon session at 1:30pm. Come to whichever session works for you! Please register beforehand on our online calendar.

Tiny Tots!: Tiny Tots is a special lapsit playtime for babies through age 2. Join us to listen to stories and play with fun sensory toys! Tiny Tots takes place once a month, at 10am on a Monday. Check our calendar for exact dates. No signup is required.

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Upcoming Events:

fall leavesFall Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 16th
10:30am and 1:30pm

Ages 1.5 years and up: Join us for Fall Storytime! We'll read stories, sing, play, and make crafts. Fall Storytime runs Tuesdays from October 9 to November 13 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Come to one, or come to all! Fall Storytime is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library. Please sign up on our online calendar.

mahjongg tilesMahjongg
Wednesday, Oct. 17th
1:30-3:30pm

Drop in Mahjongg. We play American Mahjongg with 2018 cards. Don't know how to play? Don't worry, we'll teach you!

spooky ghostsNew England's Most Haunted Hotels
Saturday, Oct. 20th
2:00-4:00pm

From Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to the spectacular Biltmore in Providence, to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, travel all over New England in search of the 13 most haunted hotels. Author Sam Baltrusis will also give us a sneak peek at his new book which features a chapter on Topsfield!

fall leavesFall Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd
10:30am and 1:30pm

Ages 1.5 years and up: Join us for Fall Storytime! We'll read stories, sing, play, and make crafts. Fall Storytime runs Tuesdays from October 9 to November 13 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Come to one, or come to all! Fall Storytime is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library. Please sign up on our online calendar.

straw caseMake a Reusable Straw Carrying Case
Friday, October 26th
2:00-3:30pm

Make your own carrying case & receive a free reusable stainless steel straw with a cleaning brush. Materials will be provided. Please register online on our online calendar. Questions? Contact Wendy Thatcher. Ages 16+ only.