Together with award winning storyteller Simon Brooks, a limited number of young people (11 years and up) will be able to work on presenting a story. Simon is known across the country for the folk and fairy tales he tells. This is great experience and the tools and skills Simon will impart can be applied to public speaking. The workshop is limited to eight participants and will be held outside with social distancing practices. To sign up send an email to email@example.com.
See below for more details.
BEFORE attending the workshop, please find a short folk or fairy tale, and read it through at least a couple of times so you have a basic knowledge of the story. Bring paper and pen and open mind!
In the first thirty minutes students will learn to set up their story. Second thirty minutes they will learn how to add details and nuance. Final hour will be group coaching and polishing of story. Participants not required to perform, but more is gained from this experience. Everyone will get the chance to try their story on others.
Simon‘s work is known throughout the States having performed at festivals and conferences in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, and Utah. His work has taken him to California, New York, Connecticut, and Maine working at schools, collages, community clubs, senior residencies, libraries, many camps, and for legal groups, hospitals, and museums.
He has two podcasts – Conversations with Storytellers (https://smbrooks.podbean.com/) and Lindline and folk and fairy tales (https://smilinsimon.podbean.com/). He is working on his sixth storytelling CD. His work can be found on his website (https://www.diamondscree.com/) and at Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/simonbrooks).
Modern Times Theater of Hardwick, VT will perform “The Perils of Mr. Punch” with their new mobile puppet theater! This will take place on the Thetford Hill Green with socially distanced seating and masks required. Rain date Thursday, September 3. Summer Reading Program awards and certificates will be handed out right after the show. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
FALL BOOK SALE!
Saturday, September 26, 10:00am-2:00pm (rain date October 10). Latham Library’s Fall Book Sale has moved outside! Our huge selection of books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks, and games and puzzles will be set up on tables in the Latham Library parking lot. Great prices! COVID-19 safety protocol will be in effect, including masks and sanitizing of hands required upon entrance, and social distancing. Come support your local library and get some great bargains.
*Please note*: sorry, we are NOT accepting book donations at this time but rather trying to reduce our large existing stock of sale items. Thanks for your understanding.
Fans of the New Yorker Magazine! Latham Library has something new for you!
A generous donor recently gifted Latham Library digital access to the New Yorker. The library will use this gift to host an article discussion group. The format will be similar to a book discussion group. Wide ranging topics from current events to more entertaining pursuits will be chosen once a month for the hour long discussion. The library host will faciltate the hour. If possible, a guest who has experience or expertise on the selected subject will join the group to help deepen the conversation. This group will meet on the last Wednesday evening of the month on Zoom.
Participants will need to register in advance on a first come, first serve basis. He or she will receive a confirmation email that includes a Zoom link to the meeting, a link to the selected New Yorker magazine article that may or may not also contain an audio version of the article, and a PDF of the article that one can download and print at home. If you do not have access to a printer, you can call Peter Blodgett at 785-4361 for a copy.
At this time, we can only register 8 participants on the library’s New Yorker subscription. However, if you are already a New Yorker magazine subscriber, you are welcome to join in what hopefully will be an interesting hour.
These Discussions will take place on the last Wednesdays of the month from 5:00-6:00pm.
If interested, please email Latham Memorial at NYarticles.Latham@gmail.com. See you then!