Friends of the Library Winter Book and Media Sale

The 2015 Winter Book & Media Sale will be held on February 3rd-7th in the Library Meeting Room. Gently used fiction, non-fiction, children's, audio books, CDs, and DVDs. Stock up for fireside reading and listening. Huge selection! Everything $2 or less!

Hours:

  • Tuesday, February 3: 4-6pm
  • Wednesday, February 4: 12-5pm
  • Thursday, February 5: 10am-8pm
  • Friday, February 6: 12-5pm
  • Saturday, February 7: 10am-5pm

Book/Media Donations Gladly Accepted - Beginning Monday, January 26th, please leave any donations in the Library Meeting Room. Clean out your closets/shelves/car & support the Friends of the Topsfield Library. Old books, CDs & DVDs accepted. Please no textbooks, manuals, cassettes or VHS tapes - and do not leave donations outside the Library!

Important Notice to Taxpayers

THIRD QUARTER REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX BILLS have been mailed and will be due February 2, 2015.

There will be 4 mailings this year, one for each quarter.

Storm Announcements

Trash Collection will be delayed one day this week due to the storm.

Think Spring Gardens Expo

The Topsfield Garden Club and the New Meadows Garden Club will hold a gardening EXPO on February 6th, 5-9 PM at the Emerson Center. Exhibitors representing the area's growing and gardening community will be on hand to describe their work and answer questions.

At 7 PM, Lillabeth Wies will speak on "Permaculture: Seven Layers to Success."

This event is free and open to the public. A light soup, bread and sweets supper will be available for a modest fee.

Further Information

Award-Winning Documentary Film Screens in Topsfield

The North Shore's first screening of the Honor Diaries: Culture is No Excuse for Abuse will take place in the Meetinghouse of the Congregational Church of Topsfield on February 7th, 4:30 PM. Following the film, Raheel Raza, author of Their Jihad...Not My Jihad, will lead a discussion.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. Seating is on a first-come basis. For further information about the event, call the church office at 978 887-2101 or email info@topsfieldchurch.org

Meals-On-Wheels Drivers Needed

The Council on Aging is soliciting volunteer drivers to deliver Meals-on-Wheels. Stipends are offered to cover expenses. Please contact the Council on Aging, 978-887-1542 if you are interested.

Mosquito Control No-Spray Notices

Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control requires that "No Spray" requests must be received by March 1, 2015 via certified letter to the Town Clerk.

For full information and an Exclusion Request Letter Template, please click here

Town Census and Dog Licenses

Town Census and Dog License Applications have been mailed! Please return to the Clerk's office as soon as possible for processing. Should you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's office at 1-978-887-1505.

"So you want to plant a tree....."

The Tree Planning Committee will hold a workshop on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9-11:30 AM at the Topsfield Town Library. This two hour workshop with presentations by Paul Harder of the Tree Planning Committee, Nick DiBenedetto of ND Landscape, Inc. and Vicki Raffle of GrassmasterPlus, Inc. will help you maximize your tree planting experience.

Free and open to the public. Registration required to reserve your spot. Please contact the Conservation Office at conservation@topsfield-ma.gov or 978-887-1510.

Further Information

Volunteer Opportunity at the Library

The Friends are seeking a volunteer to oversee the Drop In Club for 4th through 6th graders. The program meets every Monday from 3:15 to 4:00 PM, except on holidays or when school is not in session. Responsibilities include overseeing snack time while the children do their homework. Please email Jane Johnson at jjohnson@mvlc.org if you are interested in this position. If multiple parties are interested, a rotating schedule can be accommodated.

Lectures, Book and Media Sale and More from the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library announce a full schedule of events - lectures, the annual book and media sale, and Children's activities, including the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Books and media are gratefully accepted for the sale beginning January 26th. The sale will be held from February 3rd through February 7th. Please click below for further information about hours.

Full Schedule of Events

Greenscapes

The Town of Topsfield has partnered with Greenscapes to spread the word about reducing stormwater pollution. For more information about "Keeping Water Clean," please visit www.greenscapes.org or Greenscapes: Reducing Stormwater Runoff.

Watch the Stormwater Rubber Duckies! Video on Vimeo - Stormwater Problems

Further Information

Tri-Town Council Program - "Failing Well: Raising Resilient Kids."

Rachel Simmons, nationally-acclaimed author, educator, and speaker will present:

"Failing Well: Raising Resilient Kids"
Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm, Masco Auditorium

RSVP via www.tritowncouncil.org or call TTC (978) 887-6512 to secure your seat.

Further Information

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to cbb@topsfieldcable.com Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

Topsfield Education Foundation Seeks Board Member

The Topsfield Education Foundation seeks a new board member to fill the position of secretary. All community members are welcome! The board meets quarterly, so the time commitment is minimal. Please contact Kimberly Johnston at 3kbrjohnston@gmail.com if interested.

2015 Town Election

Nomination Papers will be available at the Town Clerk's office beginning Monday, February 2, 2015 for the 2015 Town Election.

Please click on the link below to see available positions.

Positions to be elected

Senior Scoop On-Line

The January edition of the Senior Scoop is available here with the Council on Aging's Calendar of Events and information about upcoming programs.

Recycling Calendar

Wednesday, February 4
7:00 am : Zone 1 | Details
Thursday, February 5
7:00 am : Zone 2 | Details
Friday, February 6
7:00 am : Zone 3 | Details

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