Jul
3
Wed
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library

Universe of Stories kick-off event at PEABODY LIBRARY.  
Modern Times Theater Presents… “The Perils of Mr. Punch, Episode #211: “The Astro-Nut”

“The Perils of Mr. Punch” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouths, Punch and Judy. In the latest episode, Mr. Punch attempts to be the first puppet to go to space. Of course nothing ever goes right—his wife Judy is more than happy to see him go, his rocket ship is made of cardboard, and crocodiles appear around every corner. The skillfully operated hand puppets are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to people of all ages: from one to one hundred.

Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows for over a decade. Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, producers of the award winning Vermont Vaudeville and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Jul
11
Thu
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School

Thursday, July 11, 2:00 and 3:00pm at THETFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: a mobile planetarium show presented by the FAIRBANKS MUSEUM!  Best for ages 4 and up. Space is limited, please register for either the 2:00 or 3:00 show by emailing: librarians@thetfordlibrary.orG
PLEASE NOTE: PARK IN THE LATHAM LIBRARY PARKING LOT AND WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO ACCESS THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM BY THE BACK ENTRANCE.  THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARKING LOT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  

 

Jul
17
Wed
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library

6/19 “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.
7/17 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
8/14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Jul
18
Thu
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library

Digital painting workshop with artist Even Schumacher.  Please bring an iPad or tablet with a digital drawing app installed, if you have one.  For ages 10 and up.

Jul
24
Wed
Middle Grade Book Club @ Peabody Library
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Middle Grade Book Club @ Peabody Library

For students entering grades 5-8.  Registration Required, please email to sign up: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org
July 10: Little Dog Lost by Marion Dane Bauer
July 24: George by Alex Gino
August 7: Half Magic by Edward Eager
Books are now available to borrow at Latham Library!

Jul
26
Fri
Exordium presents “The Story of Air as it Occupies Space” @ Latham Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Exordium presents "The Story of Air as it Occupies Space" @ Latham Library

Kurt Valenta of EXORDIUM will present a hands-on science workshop, “The Story of Air as it Occupies Space.” A cornucopia of science experiments demonstrating that air, though invisible, does occupy space. For young and old, but best for ages 5 and up.

Aug
5
Mon
Plant Universe with Jacqueline Soule! @ Latham Library
Aug 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Plant Universe with Jacqueline Soule! @ Latham Library

Jacqueline Soule presents PLANT UNIVERSE!  Come learn about biospheres then make your own to take home.  Best for ages 5 and up.
“We will discuss how people could feed themselves if they lived in outer space all the time, or on the moon. Discussion will introduce the concept of biospheres and nutrient cycles. Dr. Soule will demonstrate biospheres – then everyone makes one themselves to take home.”

 

Aug
7
Wed
Middle Grade Book Club @ Peabody Library
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Middle Grade Book Club @ Peabody Library

For students entering grades 5-8.  Registration Required, please email to sign up: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org
July 10: Little Dog Lost by Marion Dane Bauer
July 24: George by Alex Gino
August 7: Half Magic by Edward Eager
Books are now available to borrow at Latham Library!

Aug
14
Wed
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library

6/19 “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.
7/17 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
8/14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Aug
22
Thu
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac @ Latham Library

“Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac” with astromythologist and storyteller KELLEY HUNTER.  The starry sky is a library of tales from around the world. Come hear classic and unusual tales about the twelve Zodiac constellations, plus the magical 13th constellation. Which story is yours?  Best for ages 8 and up.