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!

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!

Feb
18
Thu
Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom
Feb 18 @ 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.

Feb
19
Fri
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom
Feb 19 @ 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.

Feb
24
Wed
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

This month the New Yorker Articles group will discuss the work of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987), an American writer, poet, social critic, and activist. We will focus on his work for the civil rights movement. Using an essay he wrote in 1962 for the New Yorker “Letter From a Region of My Mind,” the movie, “I Am Not Your Negro,” and a podcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, “A Baldwin Revival: In Good Times and Bad,” we will explore how his work remains relevant and alive today. Please join us and take part in a conversation that motivates and inspires us to improve the human condition both individually and collectively.

For access to all materials and to register for the group discussion, please email NYarticles.Latham@gmail.com

Feb
25
Thu
Virtual Knitting Group @ Online via Zoom
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
26
Fri
Virtual Storytime! @ online via Zoom
Feb 26 @ 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.

Mar
3
Wed
Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ online via Zoom
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
4
Thu
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Welcome to Latham Library’s Adult Book/Film Discussion Group. Every month, we’ll couple a book with a film featuring a similar topic or theme. You can choose to read the book and/or view the film.

Our book for March is “Rez Life.” Written by David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe from Minnesota’s Leech Lake Reservation, the book offers an insider’s view of the history of reservations and contemporary Native American life as it debunks common misconceptions and explores political tensions, casinos, crime, cultural preservation and other topics.

Our companion film is “Winter in the Blood”, a time-bending odyssey that depicts a Native American wrestling with regret, childhood wounds and the challenges of ethnicity in a small-town community in Montana. Based on the book by James Welch, it was an official selection at the 2013 Los Angeles, Austin and American Indian film festivals. To view the film, visit the library’s website www.thetfordlibrary.org and look for Kanopy Streaming Movies at the bottom of the left column on the homepage.

To request a book and register for the discussion, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org