Aug
2
Mon
Making Space for Pollinators with Jerry Schneider @ Latham Library
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Making Space for Pollinators with Jerry Schneider @ Latham Library

MAKING SPACE FOR POLLINATORS with naturalist JERRY SCHNEIDER: Come learn about local pollinators and make a pollinator tee-shirt! Children may purchase heavy cotton tee shirts for $4.00, or bring their own. Location: outside on the Latham Library back lawn. Please register for this program by emailing: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Jerry Schneider, inventor of the award-winning Butterfly Game, has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past thirteen years throughout the eastern US. His programs help inspire youth and adults alike to pay more attention to our friends the butteries, bees, bats, and other pollinators. Audiences learn how to create and maintain pollinator habitat. The program concludes with a wonderful tee-shirt craft. Children may purchase a heavy cotton tee-shirt for $4.00, or bring their own.

Aug
3
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at 11:00 am through August 10, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Aug
4
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ online via Zoom
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
5
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Aug 5 @ 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, and also over Zoom. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Open Mic Night…Live and In-Person! @ Latham Library Backyard
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night...Live and In-Person! @ Latham Library Backyard

Come share your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, etc. Hosted by Liz Horan of Feral Journal of Poetry and Art. All ages are welcome to participate.
Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to sign up.

Aug
10
Tue
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beach Storytime at Treasure Island! @ Treasure Island Beach on Lake Fairlee

Tuesdays at 11:00 am through August 10, weather permitting. All ages welcome! Meet at the gazebo by the lake.

Aug
11
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
12
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Aug 12 @ 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, and also over Zoom. Please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Local Author Dean Whitlock reads from his new book…The Bell Cannon Affair @ Latham Library
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local Author Dean Whitlock reads from his new book...The Bell Cannon Affair @ Latham Library

Join us as Thetford author Dean Whitlock reads from his new book, The Bell Cannon Affair! A gaslight thriller, The Bell Cannon Affair is a new novel for young adults and adults from the award-winning author of Finn’s Clock and The Arrow Rune. This event will take place in-person in the reading room of Latham Library and simultaneously on Zoom. We have limited space for the in-person event…please register by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please email for the link.

“Bad luck seems to follow Ewan Gilmore, a crewman on the steam liner Isle of Lewis. It’s a blot that makes him a pariah among the crew. Now, about to be left behind on the pier, he gets one last chance to prove himself – to masquerade as a passenger and serve as a secret bodyguard for a certain Professor Jakub Skovajsa and his gifted daughter, Tereza.

The Skovajsas are being deported under a cloud of suspicion and fear. Not even they know exactly what happened during he professor’s last experiment, but somehow it killed his wife, along with a squadron of soldiers, a general, two congressmen, and the secretary of War. Rumor has it the professor was working on a secret weapon that would end all wars, and still has a prototype hidden away.

As passions ride on board, the Isle of Lewis steams eastward into a maelstrom of stowaways, shysters, spies, death threats, traitorous allies, and a raging hurricane, with the mystery of the Bell Cannon at its eye.”