Dec
6
Thu
Local Author Dean Whitlock reads from “Fireboy” @ Latham Library
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local Author Dean Whitlock reads from "Fireboy" @ Latham Library

Join us as local author Dean Whitlock reads from his latest book. Fireboy is the third book in the Carver’s World series for young (and not so young) adults. Dean will also talk about how the three books came to be, including his three-week, 370-mile canoe trip down the Connecticut River from Canada to Long Island Sound, which inspired the fantasy world where the adventures take place.

“A fun, adventurous story set in a fantasy world similar enough to our own that the themes and characters feel naturally authentic. The plot itself is varied and far from predictable . . .” –Christopher D., Goodreads
“Fireboy is a fine fantasy read for teens and has enough heart to charm adults . . . It is easy and wonderful to be drawn into Fireboy’s world, and well worth the trip.” –Marc L., Amazon

Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Dec
19
Wed
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library

A holiday tradition!  Come hear Peter Blodgett read holiday stories from many cultures and traditions.  A special evening by candlelight in the loveliest room in town.  Refreshments will be served.

Jan
7
Mon
Film showing – “Vanishing Point” @ Latham Library
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film showing - "Vanishing Point" @ Latham Library

Showing of “Vanishing Point” (2012), a documentary film about the Inuit communities of Baffin Island and Greenland.  Discussion to follow.

Jan
11
Fri
A Program for Parents of Middle Schoolers with Cindy Pierce @ Latham Library
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Program for Parents of Middle Schoolers with Cindy Pierce @ Latham Library

Sexuality educator and comedian Cindy Pierce will give a presentation for the parents of middle school aged children on Friday, January 11 at 7:00pm.  Cindy Pierce is a social sexuality educator, comic storyteller and author of “Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World” and “Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture”. She discusses the ever-changing pressures and challenges that teens face as they attempt to feel relevant in a fast-moving world. Cindy brings examples from her research and interviews that shed light on how stressful it can be for teens to navigate the overwhelming influences of social media, porn and hookup culture.  You can learn more about Cindy’s work at www.cindy-pierce.com

Jan
28
Mon
Winter Book Discussion @ Latham Library
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Book Discussion @ Latham Library

Discussion of “On Kingdom Mountain” by Howard Frank Mosher.  Books are now available to borrow at Latham Library.  (Please note, this date has been changed from January 14th).

Feb
2
Sat
Open House at Peabody Library @ Peabody Library
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open House at Peabody Library @ Peabody Library

An open house at the oldest continually operating library in Vermont.  Come see what the Peabody Library has to offer…check out our offerings of books and movies, see our staff/trustee picks and reviews, and have some refreshments.

Feb
7
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Every first Thursday of the month, come play one of our games or bring your own.  All unplugged games and all ages welcome!  Pizza will be provided, but if you would like pizza please RSVP to: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Feb
11
Mon
Winter Book Discussion @ Latham Library
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Book Discussion @ Latham Library

Discussion of “Trans Atlantic” by Colum McCann.  Books are now available to borrow at Latham Library.  All are welcome.

Feb
13
Wed
Chocolate Indulgence @ Peabody Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chocolate Indulgence @ Peabody Library

Join us for our annual Valentine’s Day celebration, the Chocolate Indulgence.  Bring a favorite chocolate dish to share.  Copies of recipes are encouraged!  All are welcome.

Feb
16
Sat
Valentine’s Day Tea Party @ Latham Library
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Valentine's Day Tea Party @ Latham Library

All ages are welcome for a special Valentine’s Day tea party featuring stories, tea, and treats!