Jan
1
Sat
Winter Reading 2022 Challenge @ Online
Jan 1 @ 9:57 pm – Jan 31 @ 10:57 pm
Winter Reading 2022 Challenge @ Online

The Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World (All Ages) is available now on the Vermont libraries Beanstack page at https://vermont.beanstack.org/. The challenge starts January 1 and ends January 31. This challenge is available for free to all Vermonters.

Readers of all ages are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes a day and log their minutes using the Beanstack website or the mobile app. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, participate in simple activities, and earn digital badges. Participants are encouraged to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature by choosing books and stories from an array of diverse authors and topics.

There are many places readers can find lists of diverse books. One good place to start is We Need Diverse Books, which has compiled a list of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles. There are also many fantastic diverse titles included in the Vermont youth book awards current and past nominee lists.

As a reminder, anyone who has created a Beanstack account in past will not need to create a new account and will just need to register for the challenge. If you do not have an account you will need to create one before you are able to register. There are instructions on the Beanstack landing page for logging-in and creating accounts.

The Thetford Libraries reader who logs the most minutes reading will receive a prize!

 

Jan
19
Wed
PEABODY LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 19 all-day
Jan
20
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Jan 20 @ 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.

Virtual Open Mic! @ online via Zoom
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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 Elisabeth 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 librarian@thetfordlibrary.org . You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.

Jan
21
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Book / Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Book / Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

The book/film discussion group returns in 2022.  Our three books and companion film presentations will consider the increasingly crucial issue of immigration and how it impacts individuals and countries throughout the world.
Our first book will be Brooklyn – by Colm Tóibín . A reluctant Irish immigrant comes to terms with her new life in early 1950’s Brooklyn. Books will available for check-out at Latham Library in mid-December. The movie, titled Brooklyn, based on the book, is available for loan at the library. The discussion will be held on Friday, January 21 from noon to 1:00 pm via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact  librarian@thetfordlibrary.org to register.

Jan
25
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

There will be no meeting in December. Happy holidays to everyone!
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday January 25th at 12 pm noon via ZOOM. We will be discussing The Beatles from A to Zed by Peter Asher. Please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Peter Asher met the Beatles in 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members.  He was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times.  Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles’ music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time
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,  New 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 plan to attend.

Jan
26
Wed
PEABODY LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 26 all-day
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
27
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Jan 27 @ 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.