Apr 4 all-day
Storytime @ Latham Library
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Solar Eclipse Party! @ Latham Library
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Solar Eclipse Party! @ Latham Library

Join us on Monday, April 8 from 2:30-4:00 to celebrate and watch the solar eclipse at Latham Library on Thetford Hill! Free eclipse viewing glasses will be available, plus food, music, and activities for kids. This event will be held outside in the library’s back parking lot; please park at Thetford Elementary School and use the path to walk around the school and over the bridge to the library.
Food will be provided by donation by Friends of Thetford Academy Robotics. Help send the Thetford Academy Robotics team travel to Dallas, TX, April 24th-28th for the 2024 VEX Robotics High School World Championship!

Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ Latham Library and online via Zoom
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-4. Snack is served. The program runs every Wednesday that Thetford Elementary is in session for a full day, unless noted.
Email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org by the end of day on the Tuesday before each week’s program to sign up.

Local Author Dean Whitlock reads “Deep Blue Jump” @ Peabody Library
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local Author Dean Whitlock reads "Deep Blue Jump" @ Peabody Library

**Rescheduled due to weather – new date April 10**

On Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m., the Peabody Library will host Thetford author Dean Whitlock, who will read the opening scenes of “Deep Blue Jump”, his latest novelette, which has been included on the Recommended Reading List for 2023 by Locus Magazine. Founded in 1968, Locus has become the de facto Publishers Weekly of the SF&F genre, the place fans, editors, and agents go to for reviews and news, so it’s a big honor to be included on this annual list. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with Whitlock, following which he will finish reading the story to those who wish to stay. (An uninterrupted reading would take about an hour.)

“Deep Blue Jump” was published in the September/October 2023 edition of Asimov’s SF Magazine, and the editors have now made it available to read online for free (along with the five other 2023 stories Asimov’s published that made it onto the Locus list).

Most people know Whitlock for his Middle Grade and Young Adult novels, but “Deep Blue Jump” deals with serious adult themes, including human trafficking and substance abuse. Parents should know that it is appropriate for older teens in their final years of high school but not for younger ages.

Copies of Whitlock’s books, including his story collection, Iridescent Dreams, will be available to purchase at the event. Unfortunately, the collection was published a year before “Deep Blue Jump” was written, but his other stories have all been well received.

The reading will also be available via Zoom. Email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the link.

Tech and Textiles @ Peabody Library
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tech and Textiles at Peabody! Drop in for low-key technology chats and assistance, hang out and craft. Bring your device, your crochet/knitting/felting project, both or neither. It’s a flexible space for anyone looking for company while they create, or help setting up their new tablet, or just wanting someone to explain what exactly is cryptocurrency…I don’t know all the answers, but I love digging into these topics. We can chat while we knit, click around together, and set you up with further resources. And of course, you can also check out books.

Thursdays at Peabody from 1:00-5:00pm.

Solar Array info session @ Latham Library
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Interested in Community Solar?
The Thetford Elementary School solar array is expanding! If you want to know more about community solar – how it works, what discounts you can expect on your electric bill, and more –stop by Latham Library any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 11. Members of the Thetford Energy Committee will be on hand to answer your questions. This is your chance to get locally produced solar power at a discount off regular electricity rates, with no buy-in fees!

Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Apr 11 @ 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.