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
Decorative Corn
Gerber Daisy
Foxtail Millet

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.

Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Our book for May is The Lady in Gold*, the story of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s portrait of wealthy Viennese Jewish socialite Adele Bloch-Bauer and its relevance to generations of Viennese who flourished during turn-of-the-century Venice, struggled to survive World War II, and attempted to rebuild their lives after the war.  Stolen by the Nazis in 1941, the theft of the Bloch-Bauer portrait and the battle for its return triggered decades of litigation and ultimately, a significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our companion film is The Rape of Europa, an account of the theft, destruction, and survival of treasured European art during the Third Reich and World War II and the young art historians and curators from across Europe and the United States, who rescued and returned millions of the lost, hidden and stolen works to their rightful owners.
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 the book and register for the group discussion, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org
*Please note that we were unable to reserve the book Shakespeare Saved My Life listed in the library’s newsletter emailed April 8.  We’ll reschedule that book, along with the companion film, for a later date.

Young Children’s Book Discussion @ Online via Zoom
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Young Children's Book Discussion @ Online via Zoom

Book Discussion for Young Children (7-9 year olds). Discussion of “The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester” by Barbara O’Connor. Please email Emily at librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to sign up.

Virtual Open Mic @ Online via Zoom
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Virtual Open Mic @ Online via Zoom

Come share your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, etc. in a virtual space to enjoy and connect us all! Hosted by Liz Horan of Feral Journal of Poetry and Art. All ages are welcome to participate.
If you’d like to perform, please send an email to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org. You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.

Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library parking lot
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library parking lot

Saturday, May 29, 10:00am-2:00pm (rain date May 30). Latham Library’s Spring Book Sale has moved outside! Our excellent selection of books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks, and games and puzzles will be set up on tables in the Latham Library parking lot. Great prices! COVID-19 safety protocol will be in effect, including masks and sanitizing of hands required upon entrance, and social distancing. Come support your local library and get some great bargains.