May
25
Sat
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.

May
28
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 May 28th at 7 pm.

We will be discussing Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.

With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition.

“Powerful and compassionate. . . . A book that not only contributes to our understanding of the elusive magic of music but also illuminates the strange workings, and misfirings, of the human mind.” —The New York Times

In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music.

Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.

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, New 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.

Jun
14
Fri
Summer Reading Program Sign-up Begins! @ Latham Library
Jun 14 all-day
Summer Reading Program Sign-up Begins! @ Latham Library

Starting June 14, sign up for an “Adventure Begins at Your Library” reading log to keep track of books you read over the summer! Get a prize for signing up, and a certificate and gift upon completion of the program. Open to kids of all ages. Interested in participating online? Try out Beanstack, the new online summer reading platform, by visiting this site: https://vermont.beanstack.org

Jun
18
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: The Inn of Sixth Happiness

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

Jun
19
Wed
Library Superquest Kickoff! @ Peabody Library
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Superquest Kickoff! @ Peabody Library

Every year Vital Communities organizes a fun challenge combining themed Quests…self-guided “mini-tours” that build appreciation for our region. This year the theme is libraries, and both of Thetford’s public libraries have featured quests! Starting June 1, register and collect stamps from the 10 featured library quests around our region. Completed submissions receive a special patch and are entered into a grand prize drawing! For more fun, do it as a team! Find the 2024 SuperQuest here: https://vitalcommunities.org/valley-quest/super-quests/

Library SuperQuest Kickoff: June 19th from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Peabody Library, drop in to make a Quest Book in which to collect your SuperQuest stamps, take the Peabody Library Quest, have some refreshments, and start your SuperQuest 2024 adventure!

Jun
20
Thu
Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater! @ Thetford Hill Green
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater! @ Thetford Hill Green

Latham Library is proud to present Modern Times Theater on June 20 at 4:00pm. Location: Thetford Hill green, Rain Location: Latham Library Community Room

This updated classic puppet show follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  The skillfully operated hand puppets are made of garbage and up-cycled material, and are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to children of all ages: from one to one hundred. By taking the best from the long tradition of Punch and Judy shows, and bringing the art form into the 21st century, this classic remains alive, vital, and hysterical to both children and adults today.

Sign-up for the 2024 Summer Reading Program will be available. All ages are welcome and the show is free! This event is part of the Thetford Libraries “Adventure Begins at Your Library” summer reading program.

Jul
2
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at noon July 2 – August 13, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Jul
9
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at noon July 2 – August 13, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Jul
16
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at noon July 2 – August 13, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Jul
23
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at noon July 2 – August 13, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.