Nov
25
Wed
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ via Zoom
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ via Zoom

Hello!  Need a rest from pandemic and other worries?  Why not join us on Wed, Nov 25, at 5 PM to talk about Thanksgiving?  This month we are reading 3 different New Yorker articles.  Curious about what one does to cook this very American holiday while living abroad?  You can read what it was like for journalist Jane Kramer in “Pilgrim’s Progress, Thanksgiving without Borders.”  Ever want to know what’s in a tofurkey and how this food came to be?  Read about it in Jonathan Kauffman’s “Where Does Your Tofurky Come From?”   For the more serious side of Thanksgiving, learn about what really happened on that first Thanksgiving in Philip Deloria’s “The Invention of Thanksgiving.”

For these articles and other matters, please email nyarticles.latham@gmail.com or call Latham Library at 785-4361.

Nov
26
Thu
Library Closed
Nov 26 all-day
Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom

Get together with fellow knitters over Zoom to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Nov
27
Fri
Library Closed
Nov 27 all-day
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom

Preschool Storytime using Zoom, an online platform where kids will be able to see and hear me read books and I will be able to see and hear them too!

The first Virtual Storytime will be Friday, March 27, at 11:00. It will last about 45 minutes and include books and songs.

If you’d like to participate, please send an email to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org and you will be sent a Zoom invite and instructions.

Nov
30
Mon
Middle Grade Book Discussion Group
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
2
Wed
Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ online via Zoom
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
3
Thu
Local Author Reading with Dean Whitlock @ Online via Zoom
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local Author Reading with Dean Whitlock @ Online via Zoom

Join Thetford author Dean Whitlock over Zoom as he reads from the Carver’s World series, to be released as a boxed set next month. The audience will vote to choose which book in the trilogy Dean reads from! See below for blurbs about each book. Dean will also give a sneak preview of his forthcoming novel, The Bell Cannon. To sign up and get the Zoom link, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Carver’s World: the Compelling Fantasy Triptych
Three friends are drawn together by one’s misfortune, but each has wrongs to right and a story to tell.

Sky Carver: Carver, a talented self-taught sculptor in wood, is trapped in the shadow of his father’s painterly genius and his mother’s rough talent as a seer. Though they are long gone downriver, presumed dead, Carver is forced to follow his father’s trade, until he suddenly shows rare talent as a weather mage. Befriended by a bemagicked girl in raven form and bond boy tending fire on a cruel baron’s steamboat, he travels downriver in search of a mentor. Fleeing the baron, they hide among outcasts in a city of filthy canals and spewing workhouses, where mages are hunted and magic refuses to work. Finally, lured by a living picture, they arrive at the magic apparatus of the great mage Krimm. There, Carver must confront the enchantments of the mage and the images of his missing parents to save his friends and choose the best use for all his talents.

Raven: Hardly a year since meeting Carver – and four long years since running away from cruel Baron Cutter – Raven risks recapture to return to Cutter’s estate. She’s an experienced bird mage now, but the memory of her escape haunts her. Did her mother abandon her that night, or did Raven desert her mother in her hour of need? What she discovers rekindles a buried rage and confronts her with two bad options: keep running away or help the mother who’s as strong-willed and sharp-tongued as she is, and has just born the baron’s heir. With unexpected and often clumsy help from Fireboy’s impetuous little brother, aptly nicknamed Hero, Raven must outsmart the minions of two Barons, cross wild highlands booby-trapped with magic, and learn to control her own erratic talent and temper on an unwanted quest, finally looking beyond magic – and herself – to save what is most important.

Fireboy: After a hard year working on the stinking canals of Dunsgow, Fireboy’s skill with steamboats has earned him barely half the money he needs to pay off his mother’s bond. Only then can he reunite his family on the clean waters of the River Slow. A chance meeting with a seer inspires him to gamble everything by hauling a cargo for Baron Miner – who holds his mother’s bond – a chance to free her in one trip. With a wily juggler and a half-human water sprite as unlikely companions, Fireboy journeys to the tangled, bemagicked rapids of the highest reach of the land. Caught between the mind-binding spells of a demented mage and the binding lies in the Baron’s campaign to destroy magic on the Five Rivers, Fireboy desperately risks losing his new friends and his own free will, unless he can discover which bonds really matter.

Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom

Get together with fellow knitters over Zoom to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Dec
4
Fri
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom

Preschool Storytime using Zoom, an online platform where kids will be able to see and hear me read books and I will be able to see and hear them too!

The first Virtual Storytime will be Friday, March 27, at 11:00. It will last about 45 minutes and include books and songs.

If you’d like to participate, please send an email to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org and you will be sent a Zoom invite and instructions.