Aug
14
Wed
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library

6/19 “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.
7/17 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
8/14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Aug
22
Thu
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library

“Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac” with astromythologist and storyteller KELLEY HUNTER.  The starry sky is a library of tales from around the world. Come hear classic and unusual tales about the twelve Zodiac constellations, plus the magical 13th constellation. Which story is yours?  Best for ages 8 and up.

Aug
26
Mon
Universe of Stories Finale Party @ Latham Library
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Universe of Stories Finale Party @ Latham Library

Children who recorded at least three books in a reading log this summer are invited to this party, where they will receive a certificate and a prize for completing the summer reading program.  Refreshments will be served.

Sep
5
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Sep
18
Wed
Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library

“Sweetland” by Michael Crummey.  Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.  All are welcome.

Oct
3
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Oct
22
Tue
POSTPONED: Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
POSTPONED: Peabody Library Book Discussion Series @ Peabody Library

“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos” by Dominic Smith.  Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Oct
24
Thu
Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from “Self-Portrait” @ Latham Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from "Self-Portrait" @ Latham Library

Thetford resident Elisabeth Horan will read from her new book of poems, “Self-Portrait”, a tribute to the life and art of Frida Kahlo. Slides of the paintings that inspired each poem will accompany the reading. Refreshments will be served and books will be for sale.
‘In the wake of damage, it’s often necessary for us to examine every mangled piece of ourselves to find a way to love again, to live. Elisabeth Horan’s Self-Portrait, a collection of poems giving beautiful voice to Frida Kahlo as survivor and conqueror, has the courage to confront any pain and loss it finds. As Horan writes, “There is nothing I won’t touch,” and we are all blessed by this courage line by line in Self-Portrait. These poems lie down in broken glass. They caress the sharp edges of shards left after the breaking. And while these lines carry loss and injury, they also manage to find beauty in every shattered piece, each refraction of light, each laugh and each tear. Horan is a poet so at home in the body, in the blood, in the meat and the knife, it’s astonishingly easy to make the leap from carnage to incarnate in these poems with her, to heal and to praise, to feel Frida Kahlo’s breath on our cheeks as we read these pages.’
—Jack B. Bedell, Poet Laureate, State of Louisiana, 2017-2019, author of No Brother, This Storm

Oct
26
Sat
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Come Build Shadow Puppets With The PuppeTree. 
This ancient form of puppetry is really exciting at this time of year with Halloween approaching. Shadow puppets were actually the first cartoons! So, come make your own Halloween Cartoon—that moves. There will be a shadow screen and lighting to practice moving your creation. Make and take your shadow puppets home where you can create and do your own performances. THEN, TAPE THEM TO THE WINDOW FOR TRICK OR TREAT.
Open to all children of all ages.
Oct
31
Thu
Halloween Night at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween Night at Latham Library @ Latham Library

Trick or treat for a book!  Visit our kid-created haunted house in the library basement (if you dare)!  Spooky stories by the fireplace, by request!!