Dec
4
Wed
Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ online via Zoom
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
5
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Dec 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.

Dec
10
Tue
Thetford Author Reading: Maurice Crandall @ Peabody Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thetford Author Reading: Maurice Crandall @ Peabody Library

Thetford author Maurice Crandall reads from his new book, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912

Spanning three hundred years and the colonial regimes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, Maurice S. Crandall’s sweeping history of Native American political rights in what is now New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora demonstrates how Indigenous communities implemented, subverted, rejected, and indigenized colonial ideologies of democracy, both to accommodate and to oppose colonial power.

Focusing on four groups–Pueblos in New Mexico, Hopis in northern Arizona, and Tohono O’odhams and Yaquis in Arizona/Sonora–Crandall reveals the ways Indigenous peoples absorbed and adapted colonially imposed forms of politics to exercise sovereignty based on localized political, economic, and social needs. Using sources that include oral histories and multinational archives, this book allows us to compare Spanish, Mexican, and American conceptions of Indian citizenship, and adds to our understanding of the centuries-long struggle of Indigenous groups to assert their sovereignty in the face of settler colonial rule.

Maurice S. Crandall (Yavapai-Apache Nation) is assistant professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

Dec
18
Wed
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library

A holiday tradition!  Come hear Peter Blodgett read holiday stories from many cultures and traditions.  A special evening by candlelight in the loveliest room in town.  Refreshments will be served.

Dec
23
Mon
HOLIDAY HOURS AT LATHAM LIBRARY @ Latham Library
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pajama Storytime @ Latham Library
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pajama Storytime @ Latham Library

All ages are welcome for holiday and winter stories. Milk and cookies will be served. Come in your pajamas if you like!

Dec
24
Tue
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE @ Latham Library
Dec 24 all-day
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE @ Peabody Library
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
25
Wed
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS @ Latham Library
Dec 25 all-day
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS @ Peabody Library
Dec 25 all-day