In Focus: Living Better with Vision Loss @ Latham Library
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm
In Focus: Living Better with Vision Loss @ Latham Library

**Rescheduled due to weather – new date April 24!**

Learn more about how you can “Live Better with Vision Loss”!

Co-sponsored by Thetford Community Nurse Sunny Martinson and Latham Library

Dan Norris will discuss adaptive strategies and devices that can help a person with low vision to adapt their hobbies and activities of daily living to compensate for vision loss. The strategies will include adaptive lighting, magnification, contrast, and electronic solutions to accomplish your desired goals.

Librarian Holly Lague will be on hand to discuss the resources available in Thetford and through the wider Vermont library network.

About the presenter
Daniel Norris has served as the Director of Adult Services with the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2012. Dan has been with the agency since 2004. He is also the Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Program Coordinator and Methods Instructor for UMass Boston since May of 2014. He received his master’s degree in Education: Special Education from Portland State University. While working as a TVI, Dan returned to graduate school at UMass Boston, to became both a Certified Orientation Mobility Specialist & Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. He also participated in a five-year project with the Vermont Sensory Access Project to become a Deafblind Consultant. Dan Norris services on several national committees dedicated to improving services for seniors with vision loss. Dan Norris is visually impaired himself, having developed a juvenile form of Macular Degeneration at the age of eight. In this role he has acted as a mentor and role model for many transition aged children in the state of Vermont and elsewhere.

Book Tasting @ Latham Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
Book Tasting @ Latham Library

The Latham Memorial Library Trustees invite you to kick off Latham’s Annual Appeal with a Book Tasting.

Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres and thematic mocktails as you sample a menu of books. Break out of your comfort zone and try a new genre without the commitment of borrowing the book.

A suggested donation of $20 will help toward this year’s fundraising goals, but all are welcome with or without a donation.

For more information about the Annual Appeal, please see https://donorbox.org/latham-2024-appeal.

Honoring the Plants and Pollinators with Carol McGranaghan @ Latham Library
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honoring the Plants and Pollinators with Carol McGranaghan @ Latham Library

Carol McGranaghan of Orange, VT, will give a presentation and slideshow about wild plants, how they were traditionally used by the Abenaki as food, medicine, and in making items and how they can be used today.  She will talk about the Abenaki as the original inhabitants of N’Dakinna (Vermont) and a bit about land acknowledgment and rematriation. Carol will have copies of her Elder/Mentor Carol Irons’ book “Vermont Abenakis: A Brief History of the People of the Dawnland, Vermont’s First Inhabitants” for sale for $6 each. The presentation will also include a question and answer session and samples of wild plant foods.

Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library

Latham Library’s Spring Book Sale has moved outside! Our excellent selection of books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks, and games and puzzles will be set up on tables in the Latham Library parking lot. In the event of rain, the book sale will be moved into the Latham Library Community Room. All items priced by donation. Come support your local library and get some great bargains.