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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An extra hour of fika!

We've extended Fika Friday! Now, join us an hour earlier, from 1:00-3:00pm every Friday. We'll have cozy blankets, soft lighting, snacks, and hot drinks. Socialize with friends, bring a book to read, or just relax and enjoy a quick break during the day!

The Hygge Community Read has begun

hygge book coverGet cozy! During the months of January and February 2019, the library will running a hygge-themed Community Read. "Hygge" is a Danish word representing a feeling of comfort, coziness, and togetherness, especially in the long, cold days of winter.

A Community Read is like a town-wide book club. We're encouraging everyone to read the same book: The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, by Meik Wiking, and will be having programming related to this book and its themes throughout the next two months.

Join us for Fika Fridays, a Cookie Contest, Saturday family movies, pajama storytime, and more! See our online calendar for a full view of the months ahead, and sign up for our weekly newsletter below for a reminder of what's coming up week-to-week!

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Upcoming Events:


mahjongg tilesMahjongg
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd
1:30-3:30pm

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

group of kidsTri-town Tune In
Thursday, Jan. 24th
10:00-11:00am

This fun-filled playgroup focuses on early literacy through engaging music and exciting stories! No registration is required; just come on in to have a blast! For children birth and up with a parent/caregiver. This program is run by Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) of the North Shore, which is funded by the CGCE grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools. For more information, visit CFCE's website.

candle holderHygge Tea Candle Holder
Thursday, Jan. 24th
2:00pm

Bring hygge home! Decorate a tea candle holder and enjoy warmth and coziness in your home. Ages 16+. Please register on our online calendar.

coffee cupFika Fridays
Friday, Jan. 25th
1:00-3:00pm

"Fika" is the Danish practice of taking a short break during the day to enjoy a cup of coffee and a quick snack with the people around you. Join us every Friday in January and February for Fika Fridays! We'll have free coffee and light refreshments, plus a cozy atmosphere for socializing.

cookieCookie Contest
Saturday, Jan. 26th
1:30 Check-in
2:00 Judging

The library will be hosting two cookie contests: one for bakers age 16 and under, and one for bakers age 16+. Library patrons will be tasting and will submit their vote for best cookie! If you are interested in baking, please register online, and arrive at 1:30pm for check-in.

bear readingWinter Storytime
Tuesday, Jan. 29th
10:30am and 1:30pm

Ages 1.5 years and up: Join us for Winter Storytime! We'll read stories, sing, play, and make crafts. Winter Storytime runs Tuesdays from January 8 to February 12 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Come to one, or come to all! Sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Library. Please register for storytime on our online calendar.