Oct
21
Thu
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense @ Online via Zoom
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense @ Online via Zoom

A chronological and thematic journey through some of the Master’s best films. Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter. By drawing on twelve film clips, starting with his 1925 silent The Lodger and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as Notorious and Rear Window, Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant career.

This presentation is free and open to the public. To sign up to receive the Zoom link, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense is a Vermont Humanities program hosted by Latham Memorial Library. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.)

Oct
26
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group
will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday October 26th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

We will be discussing Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than
airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who
dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded
together to break through the entrenched prejudice.

*Fly Girls* weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence
Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder,
an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily
the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s
expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start
selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and
race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in
the toughest air race of them all.

The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,
possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont

or in
New Hampshire,  *N*ew Hampshire Downloadable Books
.
Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the
services.  Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller,
or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large
and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.  Please be vaccinated
and masked if you are attending in person.

Oct
30
Sat
Spooky Post Mills History Walk @ Peabody Library
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Spooky Post Mills History Walk @ Peabody Library

A collaborative program sponsored by the George Peabody Library and the Thetford Historical Society. Join us on a walk led by Thetford author Dean Whitlock as we learn about some of the spookier people and places in the village of Post Mills. Spots are limited, please sign up by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org 

 

Oct
31
Sun
Halloween at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween at Latham Library @ Latham Library

Trick-or-treat for a book at Latham Library! We will be giving away books (one per child, please) on the front lawn of the library on Halloween Night.

Nov
5
Fri
Dinovember! @ Latham Library
Nov 5 – Nov 30 all-day
Dinovember! @ Latham Library

All through this month, watch our Facebook page to see the crazy things that dinosaurs are getting up to at night inside the Latham and Peabody Libraries. Then, visit the libraries to see if you can find the dinosaurs and win a small prize! All are welcome to participate.

Nov
15
Mon
Spark Joy with Shannon Honeycutt – a KonMari workshop @ online via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spark Joy with Shannon Honeycutt - a KonMari workshop @ online via Zoom
A special program with Shannon Honeycutt, a KonMari instructor on the Marie Kondo way of organization and owner of Spark Joy Charlotte.

What is the KonMari Method®?
The KonMari Method® was created by tidying expert Marie Kondo, author of the best selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and star of the popular Netflix series, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo.” This style of tidying focuses on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love. By visualizing the home and lifestyle you dream of, you can finally let go of unnecessary items causing clutter and truly live a life that Sparks Joy.

There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t- shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique.

Please register for this event by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please print it out and bring it with you to the webinar: Download

Nov
30
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group
will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday November 30th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, please contact
librarian@thetfordlibrary.org.

We will be discussing Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along
the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest
fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave;
engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian
researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a
hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds
into the stratosphere to cool the earth.

One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a
ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In *The Sixth Extinction,* she
explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the
natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that
have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its
salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, *Under a White
Sky* is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face

The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,
possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont

or inNew Hampshire,  *N*ew Hampshire Downloadable Books.

Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the
services.  Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller,
or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large
and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.   Please be vaccinated
and wear a mask if you attend in person.

Dec
11
Sat
Book Launch Party for The Mask by Elisabeth Horan @ online via Zoom
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Launch Party for The Mask by Elisabeth Horan @ online via Zoom

Local poet Elisabeth Horan will read from her new book, The Mask, the follow up collection to collection Horan’s Self-Portrait and the third chapbook to be published by The Broken Spine. The reading will be followed by a poetry open mic.

Elisabeth Horan is a poet, mother, and small press publisher living in the wilds of Vermont. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Animal Heart Press. Elisabeth is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. She is also a fierce advocate for those impacted by mental illness. Read more about Elisabeth here.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom link please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

 

 

Dec
20
Mon
Middle Grade Book Club @ Latham Library
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Middle Grade Book Club @ Latham Library

The Middle Grade Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Storm Runners” by Roland Smith, both in person and over Zoom. Email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to register.

Dec
22
Wed
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library

Holiday Readings for the Winter Solstice: in person at the Peabody Library and over Zoom. A winter solstice tradition! Come hear Peter Blodgett read holiday stories from many cultures. A special evening by candlelight in the George Peabody Library’s historic and lovely space. In-person seats are limited: please register by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org . To attend virtually via Zoom, email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the link.