Nov
11
Sat
T-Rex Tea Party! @ Latham Library
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
T-Rex Tea Party! @ Latham Library

Celebrate Dinovember with a T-Rex Tea Party! There will be games, crafts, and of course…tea. Come dressed in your favorite tea party OR dinosaur attire.

Nov
13
Mon
Montshire Mondays! Animals Up Close – Hissing Cockroaches @ Latham Library
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Montshire Mondays! Animals Up Close - Hissing Cockroaches @ Latham Library

Meet the museum’s giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches as they crawl all over us and try to hide up our sleeves. You’ll have a chance to see their extra-long antennae, spiky legs, and hidden heads way up close.
Open to kids in grades 4 and up. Spots are limited, please register by emailing librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Nov
18
Sat
Holiday Book Sale @ Latham Library
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Holiday Book Sale @ Latham Library

Latham Library’s Holiday Book Sale happens on the same day as the Holiday Craft Fair at Thetford Academy.  Come shop our great selection of new, lightly used, and vintage books for adults and children, movies on DVD, music and audiobooks on CD, puzzles and games, and more! Everything is priced by donation. Come support your local library, stock up for winter reading, and find some great bargains and gifts for the holidays!

Nov
21
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: On Golden Pond.

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

Dec
14
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP by 3:00 pm on the day of the event to librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Dec
19
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: The African Queen.

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

Dec
20
Wed
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library

Holiday Readings for the Winter Solstice, 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.

Jan
16
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
Jan 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: Casablanca.

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

Jan
30
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library & Zoom
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library & Zoom

Our next meeting will be at Thetford’s Latham Library on Tuesday January 30th 2024 at 12 noon and on Zoom. Contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

We will be discussing “Why We Swim” by Bonnie Tsui

We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; today, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s former palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, and why we come back to it again and again.

An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself.

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.

Feb
2
Fri
Read with Dasher @ Latham Library
Feb 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read with Dasher @ Latham Library

Do you have a beginning reader in your household? Do they love dogs?

Bring your new reader to Latham Library to read to this lovable and gentle yellow lab/husky, who is a certified therapy dog through Caring Animal Partners.