Oct
7
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Oct
10
Mon
LATHAM LIBRARY CLOSED @ Latham Library
Oct 10 all-day

Latham Library will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Oct
12
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Oct 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-4.
Email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org by the end of day on the Tuesday before each week’s program to sign up.

Oct
13
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP to librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
14
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Oct
19
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-4.
Email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org by the end of day on the Tuesday before each week’s program to sign up.

Oct
20
Thu
A Stitch in Time book discussion series @ online via Zoom
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
A Stitch in Time book discussion series @ online via Zoom
Looking for an expansive topic to ponder during the upcoming months?  A Stitch in Time is the theme for the Fall ‘22/Winter’23 Book Discussion Group.  Four books – two fiction and two non-fiction – explore the wide-ranging and surprisingly significant role of textile fabrication and assembly throughout the lives of women (and men) from past to present day.

The first book, The Other Side of Stone, by Linda Cracknell, is a collection of linked short fiction stories.  Spanning three centuries, it focuses on the people connected to a Perthshire, Scotland woolen mill that dominates their lives, their struggle for women’s rights, and the impact of industrialization on rural Scotland.
The first discussion will be held via Zoom, Thursday, October 20, from noon to 1 p.m.   To register and obtain a book from the library, please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org or call 802-785-4361.

A Stitch in Time:  The role and significance of textiles/sewing/needlework in women’s lives during different time periods.
 
The Other Side of Stone – Linda Cracknell – A collection of linked short stories that spans three centuries, this book focuses on the people connected to a Perthshire, Scotland woolen mill, their struggle for women’s rights and the impact of industrialization on rural Scotland.
 
All that She Carried – Tiya Alicia Miles – Miles, a Harvard history professor, uses an embroidered message on an old grain sack to unravel the history of three Africa American women whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, slavery and freedom, and North and South.
The Sewing Machine – Natalie Fergie –  A sewing machine, made at the Singer Factory in Clydebank, Scotland in 1911, links together four generations of family through 2016, while showing how tangible and intangible aspects of our lives are inevitably passed down.
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz – Lucy Adlington – non-fiction – Using their sewing skills, 25 young women in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp organized a fashion workshop to create high fashion designs for elite Nazi women and to save themselves from the gas chambers.