The Vermont Winter Reading Challenge is open now through the end of February! The new year is a time for reflection and reinvigoration. What better way to do that than to cozy up with inspiring books this winter? The challenge is open to readers of all ages. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, and earn digital badges. Register on the Vermont Department of Libraries’ Beanstack platform by clicking here. Please select Latham Library as your library of choice when registering. Five participants will be selected to win a prize at the end of the challenge!
Have you ever felt lonely? Isolated? Both? While they can be associated with depression and anxiety, loneliness and feelings of isolation can occur by themselves. We can appear to be doing well and even be happy, but still feel lonely.
Even before Covid and social distancing, there has been a loneliness epidemic in this country. Surveys indicate that almost half of Americans feel lonely, and a similar number feel socially isolated. With the pandemic, how has almost a year of social distancing affected you?
Please join Latham Library’s New Yorker discussion group for this month’s topic about loneliness and isolation. How do these human conditions affect the body, mind, and spirit? What can be done to alleviate these feelings? How do we cope in the coming months with prolonged social distancing?
To receive a Zoom invitation, PDF’s of the assigned articles, and links to supplemental materials about the topic, please email Nyarticles.Latham@gmail.com. This group will meet on Wednesday, Jan 27, 4 PM on Zoom.
Join us as we launch Thetford poet Elisabeth Horan’s latest book, “Just To the Right of the Stove”, being released on February 12 by Twist in Time Press of Philadelphia. Elisabeth’s new collection of poetry is an ode to Sylvia Plath. It is “a deep, sometimes dark, always sincere imaginary dialogue with her much lauded peer, is proof that one’s suffering can be anesthetised with art. It is a collection that could only be written from a survivor’s perspective; deeply introspective and brutally honest, Horan leaves no layers left unpeeled…Just to the Right of the Stove captures the voice of a long dead literary hero, captures the voice of survivors worldwide, and captures the voice of a poet at the peak of her powers.”
To register for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latham Seed Saving Library was launched in the fall of 2020, so this is our first growing season! That means that we don’t yet have a large selection of seeds to share. Over the coming years, with help from you and others, we will be able to build our library’s stock and diversity. If you are successful in your gardening and seed saving and can return seeds to the library to pass on to future gardeners, you will be helping us to fulfill our goal of building a growing, thriving community seed library. For more info visit the Seed Library page on this website.
Available Seeds Spring 2021 (all grown in Thetford):
Bean-“Kentucky Wonder” Pole
You may request one packet of each type of seed by emailing Librarians@thetfordlibrary.org . We are currently using curbside service out of the box on the front porch of Latham Library for seed pickup.