Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 mto[at]mvlc.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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Big Events Coming Up!

For Kids: Drop-In Club will be starting on Monday, October 20th, at 3:15pm. Drop-In Club is an after school homework club for grades 4-6. Join us in the Meeting Room for a snack and drink, then get started on homework with your friends!

For Teens: Do you know your trivia? We'll be having a tween and teen trivia night on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00pm. Wear your Halloween costume to compete in our costume contest, then try to beat your friends at some trivia! Prizes will be awarded. You could win a gift card to Starbucks or Newbury Comics!

For Everyone: The Fall Book Sale will take place on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, during open library hours. Come stock up on books for the chilly weather! Donations may be brought to the main desk throughout the sale. Thank you!

Support the Friends!

Friends Membership Renewal: October has arrived, and that means it's the start of a new membership year for the Friends of the Topsfield Library. The Friends are an active and dynamic group of people committed to supporting library programs and activities. Money raised from memberships and fundraisers is used to purchase museum passes, fund library programs for children, teens, and adults, and provide funds for items outside the library's ordinary budget. To join the Friends, fill out a membership form and bring it to the main desk of the library along with the membership dues. Membership dues are $25 for a family or $10 for a senior household.

"River Road, Topsfield" Art Prints: We are pleased to announce that local artist Meg Black is now offering prints of her painting "River Road, Topsfield" with 25% of proceeds going to the Friends of the Topsfield Library. You may have admired this piece hanging on the wall behind the circulation desk. Stop by the library to see a display of matted prints and fill out an order form!

Fall Book Sale: Mark your calendars—we'll be having a book sale during open library hours on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Donations of used books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks are now being accepted and may be brought to the front desk of the library. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or cassettes.) Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events:

homeworkDrop-In Club
Monday, October 20th
3:15-5:00pm

This is the first meeting of this year's Drop-in Club! Drop-in Club is a homework club for 4th-6th graders that takes place every Monday after school. Join us in the Meeting Room for a snack and drink, then get started on homework with your friends!

fall leafFall Storytime
Tuesday, October 21st
1½-3 year-olds: 10:30am
3-5 year-olds: 1:30pm

Today's theme will be monsters! Come hear a few stories and do a fun craft! Storytime will take place every Tuesday until November 18th. For more information, see our storytime page.

pumpkinTween and Teen Trivia Night
Thursday, October 23rd
6:00-7:45pm
Ages 12+ only

Are you a trivia person? Do you know your pop culture? Or do you just like winning things? If you're 12 or older, join us for a trivia night! There will be prizes for the first-place winner and runner-up. Wear your Halloween costume and you might even win a prize in our costume contest!

booksFall Book Sale
Friday, October 24-Saturday, October 25th
During open library hours

Come stock up on books for the cold months ahead! The fall book sale will take place during open library hours on Friday (12pm-5pm) and Saturday (10am-5pm). Donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs will be accepted. Please, no encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or cassettes. Thank you for supporting the library!

Gardening is Murder
Thursday, October 30th
7:00pm

Presented by mystery author Neal Sanders, "Gardening Is Murder" is a "husband’s point of view" of gardening. It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Patrons will leave with a better appreciation of what is going on in the mind of their helpmates.