Jun
16
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Jun 16 @ 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.

Jun
17
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jun
19
Sun
Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater @ Thetford Hill Green
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater @ Thetford Hill Green

Latham Library is proud to present Modern Times Theater on June 19 at 4:00pm. Bring Dad or Grandpa to see “The Perils of Mr. Punch” episode #63, “Oceananigans Abound!”

This updated classic follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  The skillfully operated hand puppets are made of garbage and up-cycled material, and are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to children of all ages: from one to one hundred. By taking the best from the long tradition of Punch and Judy shows, and bringing the art form into the 21st century, this classic remains alive, vital, and hysterical to both children and adults today.

Sign-up for the 2022 Summer Reading Program will be available. All ages are welcome and the show is free! This event is part of the Thetford Libraries “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program.

UPDATE: due to high winds this show has been moved inside to the Latham Library Community Room, on the lower level of the building.

 

Jun
22
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
23
Thu
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Thursday, June 23 and then Tuesdays at noon through August 9, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Jun 23 @ 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.

Jun
24
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Jun
28
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at noon through August 9, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday June 28th at 7 pm – note the new time!   Weather permitting, we will meet outside the library.   If the weather is bad, the meeting will be on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, please contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org
We will be discussing Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh.
Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland.

During Sarah’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, she enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but observed the painful challenges of the poverty around her; untreated medical conditions for lack of insurance or consistent care, unsafe job conditions, abusive relationships, and limited resources and information that would provide for the upward mobility that is the American Dream. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves with clarity and precision but without judgement, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country.

Beautifully written, in a distinctive voice, Heartland combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, challengingthe myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

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 in person.

Jun
29
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm