Jan
11
Mon
Winter Reading Challenge @ Online
Jan 11 – Feb 28 all-day
Winter Reading Challenge @ Online

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!

Jan
27
Wed
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ Online via Zoom
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ Online via Zoom

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.

Jan
28
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting Group @ Latham Library

Get together with fellow knitters to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. This program is now being held in person at Latham Library, and also over Zoom. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Feb
1
Mon
Middle Grade Book Discussion @ online via Zoom
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Middle Grade Book Discussion @ online via Zoom

Discussion of “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” by John David Anderson. Books are now available to borrow. All are welcome!

Feb
3
Wed
Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ online via Zoom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
4
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting Group @ Latham Library

Get together with fellow knitters to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. This program is now being held in person at Latham Library, and also over Zoom. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Feb
11
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting Group @ Latham Library

Get together with fellow knitters to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. This program is now being held in person at Latham Library, and also over Zoom. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Feb
12
Fri
Book Launch Party – “Just to the Right of the Stove” by Elisabeth Horan @ Online via Zoom
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book Launch Party - "Just to the Right of the Stove" by Elisabeth Horan @ Online via 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 librarians@thetfordlibrary.org 

Feb
17
Wed
Latham Seed Saving Library @ Latham Library
Feb 17 – May 28 all-day
Latham Seed Saving Library @ Latham Library

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):
Anise Hyssop
Bean-“Kentucky Wonder” Pole
Bean-“Norma” Pole
Black-eyed Susan
Buckwheat
Calendula
Cosmos-“Tango”
Dill
Decorative Corn
Gerber Daisy
Foxtail Millet
Sunflower

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.

Young Children’s Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Young Children's Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Book club for 7-9 year olds. Discussion of “May B” by Caroline Rose Starr. Books are now available to borrow. All are welcome!