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.

Storytime @ Latham Library
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Littles at the Library: a Week of the Young Child Event @ Latham Library
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Littles at the Library: a Week of the Young Child Event @ Latham Library

Littles at the Library is an event geared toward young children and their families to celebrate the “Week of the Young Child”, a fun-filled week all about early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. The theme of the day is the sun, planets, and all things space to honor the recent solar eclipse!
Please join us to make a space themed craft, enjoy a snack and activity stations around the library, and receive a free book at our children’s book giveaway. There will also be a space storytime from 1:00-2:00.
This event is sponsored by both Peabody and Latham Libraries. There will be another Week of the Young Child event happening out on the Green right in front of the library that day. Check it out! …

Week of the Young Child Family Picnic Event organized collaboratively by
Maple Leaf and Creative Spirit Children’s Center
When: 11am to 2pm, Saturday April 13th
Where: The Green on top of Thetford Hill
Pack a picnic lunch, bring your blanket, and join us to paint kindness rocks to take and hide, spreading awareness to the needs of young children and their families, also recognizing early childhood programs and services that meet those needs!
All paints and rocks will be provided, along with a sweet treat before you leave!
Several picnic tables will be available to accommodate those who wish to come but may find it difficult to sit on the ground!
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) first established the Week of the Young Child® in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 😎 lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child® is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What: A playgroup for 0-3ish year olds and their caregivers
Where: Latham Library in Thetford, VT
When: 2nd and 3rd Sundays each month from 1-2 pm
What to know about our group:
Parents/Caregivers with 0-3ish year olds come join us at Latham Library for
short active songs and short books preceded by and followed by social/play
time. No need to leave the room if your little one is being loud (yes even
during books/songs) we don’t mind a bit. Just stay and play!
Think of it as story time for little ones that can’t sit through a board
Come hang out with an awesome group of parents/caregivers and talk about
all things baby/toddler/parenting in a playgroup environment. Come as you
are (yes really, we don’t care if you have not showered in 4 days and are
still in your pajamas)!! Messy hair? We don’t care! New and nervous? We’ve
all been there.
Our group’s primary purpose is to give adults who have littles, a tot
friendly, free and close-by place to go and be with others who are in the
same boat. The littles have fun too, of course.
See you soon!