Feb
14
Fri
Movie Fridays @ Latham Library
Feb 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

On Fridays during the Thetford Elementary School ski program we will be showing movies, rather than hosting our regular after school activity time.  Movies will be shown from 3:15-4:45, and will be rated G or PG.  Children younger than fourth grade must have an adult or high school aged guardian.  Popcorn will be served.

Feb
15
Sat
Valentine’s Tea Party @ Latham Library
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Valentine's Tea Party @ Latham Library

Join us for our annual Valentine’s Tea Party.  Bring a loved one for stories and refreshments.  All ages are welcome!

Feb
19
Wed
School Vacation Family Program – VINS! @ Peabody Library
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
School Vacation Family Program - VINS! @ Peabody Library

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.

Feb
24
Mon
Winter Book Discussion Series @ Latham Library
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Book Discussion Series @ Latham Library

Winter Book Discussion Series at Latham Library, Mondays at 7:00.  This month, “Life Class” by Pat Barker.  Books are available to borrow at Latham Library.

Feb
27
Thu
Author Reading – Short Tall Tales @ Latham Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Reading - Short Tall Tales @ Latham Library

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.

Feb
28
Fri
Movie Fridays @ Latham Library
Feb 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

On Fridays during the Thetford Elementary School ski program we will be showing movies, rather than hosting our regular after school activity time.  Movies will be shown from 3:15-4:45, and will be rated G or PG.  Children younger than fourth grade must have an adult or high school aged guardian.  Popcorn will be served.

Movie Showing – “Paper Clips” @ Latham Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Movie Showing - "Paper Clips" @ Latham Library

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

Feb
29
Sat
LATHAM LIBRARY CLOSED @ Latham Library
Feb 29 all-day
LATHAM LIBRARY CLOSED @ Latham Library

Latham Library will be closed for Thetford Town Meeting Day.

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