Oct
21
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Oct 21 @ 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.

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
22
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and silliness for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!

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
27
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
28
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Oct 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.

Oct
29
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and silliness for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!

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
3
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm