Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group
will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday October 26th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

We will be discussing Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than
airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who
dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded
together to break through the entrenched prejudice.

*Fly Girls* weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence
Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder,
an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily
the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s
expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start
selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and
race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in
the toughest air race of them all.

The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,
possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont

or in
New Hampshire,  *N*ew Hampshire Downloadable Books
Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the
services.  Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller,
or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large
and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.  Please be vaccinated
and masked if you are attending in person.

Spooky Post Mills History Walk @ Peabody Library
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Spooky Post Mills History Walk @ Peabody Library

A collaborative program sponsored by the George Peabody Library and the Thetford Historical Society. Join us on a walk led by Thetford author Dean Whitlock as we learn about some of the spookier people and places in the village of Post Mills. Spots are limited, please sign up by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org 


Halloween at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween at Latham Library @ Latham Library

Trick-or-treat for a book at Latham Library! We will be giving away books (one per child, please) on the front lawn of the library on Halloween Night.

Spark Joy with Shannon Honeycutt – a KonMari workshop @ online via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spark Joy with Shannon Honeycutt - a KonMari workshop @ online via Zoom

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari MethodTM, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Webinar. Latham Library is excited to join Shannon for an inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy in your home, office, and life!

Please register for this event by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t- shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique.

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please print it out and bring it with you to the webinar: Download