Oct
22
Tue
POSTPONED: Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library

“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith.  Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Oct
24
Thu
Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from “Self-Portrait” @ Latham Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from "Self-Portrait" @ Latham Library

Thetford resident Elisabeth Horan will read from her new book of poems, “Self-Portrait”, a tribute to the life and art of Frida Kahlo. Slides of the paintings that inspired each poem will accompany the reading. Refreshments will be served and books will be for sale.
‘In the wake of damage, it’s often necessary for us to examine every mangled piece of ourselves to find a way to love again, to live. Elisabeth Horan’s Self-Portrait, a collection of poems giving beautiful voice to Frida Kahlo as survivor and conqueror, has the courage to confront any pain and loss it finds. As Horan writes, “There is nothing I won’t touch,” and we are all blessed by this courage line by line in Self-Portrait. These poems lie down in broken glass. They caress the sharp edges of shards left after the breaking. And while these lines carry loss and injury, they also manage to find beauty in every shattered piece, each refraction of light, each laugh and each tear. Horan is a poet so at home in the body, in the blood, in the meat and the knife, it’s astonishingly easy to make the leap from carnage to incarnate in these poems with her, to heal and to praise, to feel Frida Kahlo’s breath on our cheeks as we read these pages.’
—Jack B. Bedell, Poet Laureate, State of Louisiana, 2017-2019, author of No Brother, This Storm

Oct
26
Sat
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Come Build Shadow Puppets With The PuppeTree. 
This ancient form of puppetry is really exciting at this time of year with Halloween approaching. Shadow puppets were actually the first cartoons! So, come make your own Halloween Cartoon—that moves. There will be a shadow screen and lighting to practice moving your creation. Make and take your shadow puppets home where you can create and do your own performances. THEN, TAPE THEM TO THE WINDOW FOR TRICK OR TREAT.
Open to all children of all ages.
Oct
31
Thu
Halloween Night at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Night at Latham Library @ Latham Library

Trick or treat for a book!  Visit our kid-created haunted house in the library basement (if you dare)!  Spooky stories by the fireplace, by request!!

Nov
3
Sun
Gudrid the Wanderer in Story and Song @ Latham Library
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gudrid the Wanderer in Story and Song @ Latham Library

A First-person living history program in song and saga about Gudrid the Wanderer, the first Viking woman to reach the New World.  Where was Leif Ericsson’s fabled Vinland?What did the New World look like to the explorers of a thousand years ago? Relive the saga of Gudrid Thorbjørnsdottír, sister-in law of Leif Eiriksson, wife of Icelandic merchant Thorfinn Karlsefni, and colonist of Vinland theGood. This enthralling retelling of traditional Icelandic saga in song skilfully interweaves Icelandic sagas with medieval
poetry and Scandinavian music in the oral tradition. Celebrate the second millennium of adventurous women with a uniquely North American perspective on Norse exploration of the New World.  Lynn Noel has a voice of striking clarity and power, enthralling stage presence, and a captivating storyteller’s style that brings history to life.

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

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Nov
8
Fri
Earth Tales from Around the World with Storyteller Michael Caduto @ Latham Library
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Earth Tales from Around the World with Storyteller Michael Caduto @ Latham Library

During this presentation, Michael introduces participants to the great circles of life—the basis for a balanced, sustainable
existence with Earth. Michael shares stories from traditional cultures found throughout the world—including Africa,
Europe, North America, Central America and more. Using a wide range of entertaining voices and expressions, Caduto
creates a host of humorous and dramatic animals and human characters. The audience is invited to accompany the
songs, chants, native instruments and dance.  Best for ages 5 and up.

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

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.