Monthly Archives: August 2013

Resources for Seniors

Are you a senior living in Topsham? Here are some online resources that could be helpful to you.

Administration on Aging
Benefits Check Up
Eldercare Locator
Family Caregiver Alliance
Meals on Wheels
National Council on the Aging
Senior Living Map

Thanks to Charles Findlay for compiling this list.


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Murder Mystery Dinner 2013

We had a great time this weekend at our annual Murder Mystery Dinner. A glamorous group from the 1920’s landed in a modern dayDSCN0625 London flat courtesy of H.G. Wells’ time machine! The only thing is, someone murdered Wells and the time machine was broken! Whodunnit? There were many suspects: Dame Agatha Christie, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, William Yeats, Mae West, T.S. Eliot, Isadora Duncan, Dorothy Parker, Ezra Pound, Sarah Bernhardt, W.C. Fields, Georgia O’Keefe, Rudolph Valentino, Amelia Earhart, Bessie Smith, Charlie Chaplin and Lily Pad, the hapless owner of the London flat.

DSCN0661In typical English style, we ate roast beef and drank tea, before voting for the best costume and unveiling the murderer. The award for best costume was awarded to Grace Anderson (for the second year running!) as Rudolph Valentino with the runner-up awarded to Beverly Fox Martin as W.C. Fields. So whodunnit? Mae West (as played by Marjorie Whipple) in the bathroom with the rubber duckie!

DSCN0677A great time was had by all, and we can’t wait to do it again next year. As with all programs at TPL, the dinner was free and open to the public. Many thanks to the Friends of the Topsham Public Library, who raise funds so that programs like this are possible. Sounds like your cup of tea? Be sure to sign up next year!

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Patron Review: Exile (Garnethill Trilogy) by Denise Mina

Definitely NOT a Cozy!
By Beverly A. Martin

I am hooked on Denise Mina’s writing. This, the second novel in her Garnethill trilogy, is meant to drag you, shake you, expose you, cause you thrills and anguish. Along with her Scottish wit which pokes itself through the muck and mire to greatly relieve you. This is gritty lit and not for the weak spirited. If you want to keep your brain engaged, but not keep your hands too clean, then dive in!!!

Exile by Denise Mina can be ordered through our inter-library loan system.

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New York Times Best Sellers

Here are the New York Times latest best Sellers: fiction and nonfiction.

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