The Vermont Winter Reading Challenge is open now through the end of February! The new year is a time for reflection and reinvigoration. What better way to do that than to cozy up with inspiring books this winter? The challenge is open to readers of all ages. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, and earn digital badges. Register on the Vermont Department of Libraries’ Beanstack platform by clicking here. Please select Latham Library as your library of choice when registering. Five participants will be selected to win a prize at the end of the challenge!
Come share your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, etc. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.
The third in our series of online “how-to” classes offered through Zoom. Join us to learn the basics of how to use OPALS, our new full-function online catalog accessible through our website. Email Librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to sign up and receive the Zoom link.
Have you ever felt lonely? Isolated? Both? While they can be associated with depression and anxiety, loneliness and feelings of isolation can occur by themselves. We can appear to be doing well and even be happy, but still feel lonely.
Even before Covid and social distancing, there has been a loneliness epidemic in this country. Surveys indicate that almost half of Americans feel lonely, and a similar number feel socially isolated. With the pandemic, how has almost a year of social distancing affected you?
Please join Latham Library’s New Yorker discussion group for this month’s topic about loneliness and isolation. How do these human conditions affect the body, mind, and spirit? What can be done to alleviate these feelings? How do we cope in the coming months with prolonged social distancing?
To receive a Zoom invitation, PDF’s of the assigned articles, and links to supplemental materials about the topic, please email Nyarticles.Latham@gmail.com. This group will meet on Wednesday, Jan 27, 4 PM on Zoom.
Join us as we launch Thetford poet Elisabeth Horan’s latest book, “Just To the Right of the Stove”, being released on February 12 by Twist in Time Press of Philadelphia. Elisabeth’s new collection of poetry is an ode to Sylvia Plath. It is “a deep, sometimes dark, always sincere imaginary dialogue with her much lauded peer, is proof that one’s suffering can be anesthetised with art. It is a collection that could only be written from a survivor’s perspective; deeply introspective and brutally honest, Horan leaves no layers left unpeeled…Just to the Right of the Stove captures the voice of a long dead literary hero, captures the voice of survivors worldwide, and captures the voice of a poet at the peak of her powers.”