The Orange County Parent Child Center presents a Story Hour for preschoolers and their families at the Thetford Latham Library on Monday, February 10th from 6-7pm. Story Hour will include stories read by Rachel and an activity of Pine cone birdfeeders. Snack will be provided. Free to the community. Sponsored by The Orange County Parent Child Center.
The Peabody Library welcomes back the Vermont Institute of Natural Science for a program on reptiles.
“This program explores the characteristics of our scaly friends: the reptiles! Meet reptile ambassadors up close and learn about the adaptations of these beautiful creatures to their habitats here in New England. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials complete the experience as we uncover the ecological roles and tremendous importance of these organisms.”
All are welcome, but best for ages 5 and up.
Reading by the River Junction Writers of excerpts from their new book of short stories, “Short Tall Tales.”
The River Junction Writers debut their first collection of short stories and novel excerpts in “Short Tall Tales.” This collection encompasses previously-published stories, including one nominated for the Pushcart Prize, along with works never before in print. The River Junction Writers are: Lis Barfield, S.J. Cahill, Chris Collins, Alison Hine, Judith Janoo, and Virginia Ramus.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, Latham Library will be showing the documentary movie “Paper Clips.”
“Paper Clips” is a 2004 American documentary film about the Paper Clips Project, in which a middle school class tries to collect 6 million paper clips to represent the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis. Best for middle school age and up.
After the movie, you will have a chance to participate in the Leaf Project, currently underway and being run by the
Vermont Holocaust Memorial. “The Leaf Project is a call to action to learn lessons drawn from the Holocaust to help us
recognize prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping. By collecting one individualized leaf at a time, this Project enables
us inspire tolerance and appreciation of diversity, courage and heroism through interactive learning. The goal is to create
and collect 1.5 million leaves, one for each child who perished in the Holocaust. In this way, we connect to history and
honor lives lost.”
Leaves will be available to decorate after the film. The Vermont Holocaust Memorial will collect, count, mount and
eventually display the leaves in a collective exhibition.
Paper Clips trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofIHRaim06A
The Leaf Project: https://www.holocaustmemorial-vt.org/the-leaf-project-2