Oct
30
Fri
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom

Preschool Storytime using Zoom, an online platform where kids will be able to see and hear me read books and I will be able to see and hear them too!

The first Virtual Storytime will be Friday, March 27, at 11:00. It will last about 45 minutes and include books and songs.

If you’d like to participate, please send an email to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org and you will be sent a Zoom invite and instructions.

Oct
31
Sat
Trick-or-Treat for a Book at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trick-or-Treat for a Book at Latham Library @ Latham Library

We will be giving away books (one per child, please) on the front lawn of Latham Library on Halloween Night. Books will be spread out on the lawn…please only touch the book you are choosing, observe social distancing, and wear a mask. Thanks!

Nov
12
Thu
Virtual Open Mic @ Online via Zoom
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Open Mic @ Online via Zoom

Come share with us your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling and other in a virtual space to enjoy and connect us all! Hosted by Liz Horan of Feral Journal of Poetry and Art.
If you’d like to perform, please send an email to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org. You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.

Nov
13
Fri
Young Children’s Book Discussion Group @ online through Zoom
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Young Children's Book Discussion Group @ online through Zoom

Book Discussion Group for 7&8 Year-Olds: Discussion of “Ramona Quimby, Age 8” by Beverly Cleary, date and time TBA. Books are now available to borrow! All are welcome. Please email Emily at librarians@thetfordlibary.org to sign up.

Nov
19
Thu
Seed Saving Workshop for Children and Families @ Online via Zoom
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seed Saving Workshop for Children and Families @ Online via Zoom

Latham Library will be starting up a Seed Library to be made available to Thetford Libraries patrons in the spring of 2021! With your library card, you will be able to “check-out” seeds grown locally…you are welcome to simply use them in your garden, or you may choose to complete the circle by harvesting the seeds from your plants and giving them back to the Seed Library. In preparation for our new venture we are offering a Seed Saving Workshop for kids and families. Join local growing guru Cat Buxton over Zoom as she explains the basics of seed saving. A packet of supplies will be sent home beforehand to make this a hands-on class! Please register by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org. All ages welcome, though young children will need an adult helper.

Dec
3
Thu
Local Author Reading with Dean Whitlock @ Online via Zoom
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local Author Reading with Dean Whitlock @ Online via Zoom

Join Thetford author Dean Whitlock over Zoom as he reads from the Carver’s World series, to be released as a boxed set next month. Dean will also give a sneak preview of his forthcoming novel, The Bell Cannon:
“The Bell Cannon is a gaslight thriller set on the Isle of Lewis, an ocean liner steaming from New York to Glasgow in 1878. Ewan Gilmore is a young crewman with a blot in his past that has marked him as bad luck, a pariah among the crew. Demoted to steward, then almost left on the pier, he’s been given one last chance to prove himself: by masquerading as a passenger to be the secret bodyguard for one Professor Jakub Skovajsa and his gifted daughter, Tereza.The Skovajsas, by federal order, are leaving the U.S. under their own cloud of suspicion and fear. No one knows exactly what happened during the professor’s last experiment, only that somehow it killed his wife, along with a squad of soldiers, a general, two congressmen, and the Secretary of War. Rumor has it he was working on a secret weapon that would end all wars, and no one knows where he hid the prototype. No other ship will take the Skovajsas, but the Lewis can’t afford not to. As passions on board begin to rise, she steams east into a maelstrom of shysters, spies, death threats, traitorous allies, and a raging hurricane, with the mystery of the Bell Cannon at its eye.”
To sign up and get the Zoom link, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.