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.

 

Feb
10
Sat
Valentine’s Tea Party @ Latham Library
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Valentine's Tea Party @ Latham Library

Latham Library’s Valentine’s Tea Party is back!  Bring a loved one for tea and treats in the library’s lower level Community Room.

Bring a loved one for tea and treats in the library’s lower level Community Room. Valentine making supplies will be available. Fancy tea party attire welcome but not required! Stuffed animals / dolls can come enjoy the party too.

All ages are welcome!

Feb
14
Wed
Chocolate Indulgence @ Peabody Library
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chocolate Indulgence @ Peabody Library

Join us for Peabody Library’s annual Valentine’s Day celebration, the Chocolate Indulgence.  Please bring a chocolate dish to share.  Copies of recipes are encouraged.  All are welcome!

Feb
24
Sat
“Edge” art exhibit opening @ Latham Library
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Edge" art exhibit opening @ Latham Library

“The Edge”, an exhibit of mixed media on canvas by Giovanna Lepore, showing February 5 through March 9, 2024 in the Latham Memorial Library gallery space. There will be an opening event on February 24 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Giovanna (Jennie ) Lepore was born and raised in Gardiner Maine. Her favorite memories were exploring on her uncle’s farm Green Point on Merry Meeting Bay . This ecological gem was frequenting by Rachel Carson a friend of her uncles . Jennie was inspired by the migration birds, the meeting of the three rivers in a tidal bay and the changeable moods throughout the seasons. The lifelong love of nature was cultivated from this place.Lepore studied art at Lake Erie college and UNH graduating with a BA studio art. She taught art and horsemanship both in the US and Sicily . Her favorite teaching experience was as an outdoor educator both at Coby Sawyer College and Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School . She developed an outdoor curriculum geared to the exploration of the natural flora and fauna of the Connecticut River region of NH and VT.In addition to her love of painting and the outdoors, Lepore is an lifelong horse trainer and equestrian who competes locally in dressage on her home trained Arabian “Tiger Lily “. Her favorite activity is trail riding -observing nature are on the back of Lily .Paintings marked with an “X” are for sale . 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Canaan NH Conservation Commission. Please call the artist directly if interested 603-523-7154

Feb
29
Thu
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library! @ Latham Library
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library! @ Latham Library

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER! Does your stuffie need some excitement over the school break? Bring it to Latham Library on Thursday, February 29 at 6:00 pm for a pajama storytime with milk and cookies. Then, leave your stuffie for an overnight at the library! When you pick it up (on Friday morning at 11:00 storytime or anytime after that) we will share some photos with you of the adventures your stuffie had at its sleepover!

Mar
20
Wed
Celtic Music for St. Patrick’s Day @ Peabody Library
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celtic Music for St. Patrick's Day @ Peabody Library

Hark! … Are those the tones of dulcimer and accordion I hear flowing through the air..?? Well, then, Spring cannot be far away, if Samantha Moffatt and Klemens will be returning to the Peabody Library with their songs, dances and tunes played on hammered dulcimer and accordion. They will call forth the robins and the green grass with reels and airs from Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Greece and France–for your listening pleasure, and in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.