If you have been participating in this year’s summer reading program please hand in your reading logs to Latham Library by the end of the day on Thursday, August 19. Children who hand in a reading log with at least three books filled out will receive a certificate and prize at our Tails and Tales Finale Party on Monday, August 23 at 4:00pm. Location: outside in the Latham Library back yard. Rain date: Tuesday, August 24. If you can’t make it to the party, stop into the Library to pick up your prize anytime we are open, or you can arrange for curbside pickup.
Dragon eggs are lost all over Vermont! One dragon egg has gone missing here in Thetford. Join us at Latham Library to kick off this event and get the first clue. Use your detective skills to find the other clues around town…they will lead you to the egg and the prize. Registration Required. Family Event.
To register, email email@example.com or call Emily at 785-4361.
This event is in collaboration with Sherburne Memorial Library’s Fairy Tale Festival.
“HonBears” is a theatrical circus show written and performed by Thetfordians Liam Gundlach and Ripley Burns. This 30 minute performance features diabolo, anti-podism and partner acrobatics, and weaves together skill and artistry to tell a story of true friendship (and a bit of quirky romance). The show is family friendly, and all are welcome to come check it out! You can find out more about Liam and Ripley on their website: www.liamandripley.com
Rain date: Friday, September 24
“From the plains of Africa to her very own backyard, noted author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas explores the world of cats, both large and small in this classic bestseller. Inspired by her own feline’s instinct to hunt and supported by her studies abroad, Thomas examines the life actions, as well as the similarities and differences of these majestic creatures. Lions, tigers, pumas and housecats: Her observations shed light on their social lives, thought processes, eating habits, and communication techniques, and reveal how they survive and coexist with each other and with humans.”
All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please be vaccinated and wear a mask.
In conjunction with our Fall Book Sale there will be a silent auction for three themed gift packages, each of which contains a handmade quilt plus other items. The themes of the packages are Garden, Cozy Reader, and Self-care. Beginning on Monday, October 4, the packages will be available for viewing and bidding on at Latham Library during our open hours. The last time to bid on the items will be at the book sale on Saturday the 9th. Get a head start on holiday shopping, or treat yourself! All proceeds from the auction (and the book sale) will support our Community Room fundraiser.
FALL BOOK SALE!
Saturday, October 9, 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. Everything priced by donation. 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.
A chronological and thematic journey through some of the Master’s best films. Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter. By drawing on twelve film clips, starting with his 1925 silent The Lodger and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as Notorious and Rear Window, Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant career.
This presentation is free and open to the public. To sign up to receive the Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense is a Vermont Humanities program hosted by Latham Memorial Library. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.)
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group
will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday October 26th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom. For the Zoom link, contact email@example.com
We will be discussing Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than
airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who
dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded
together to break through the entrenched prejudice.
*Fly Girls* weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence
Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder,
an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily
the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s
expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start
selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and
race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in
the toughest air race of them all.
The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,
possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont
New Hampshire, *N*ew Hampshire Downloadable Books
Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the
services. Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller,
or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large
and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.
All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you. Please be vaccinated
and masked if you are attending in person.
A collaborative program sponsored by the George Peabody Library and the Thetford Historical Society. Join us on a walk led by Thetford author Dean Whitlock as we learn about some of the spookier people and places in the village of Post Mills. Spots are limited, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org