Dec
4
Wed
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library

A Playgroup for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.

We meet in the basement at Latham Library. Drive around the back of the library to the parking lot. Enter that door on the back of the building. Once you see the library door (inside the building), don’t go that way… turn left and find the steps to the basement. See you there!

Details:
~ 0-3ish year olds and caregivers
~ short active songs, short books and play / social time
~ infants VERY welcome
~ unshowered, hair a mess, everyone still in pajamas? Just COME! Really!! Nobody cares how you are dressed or how you look!! We are not a group that you have to get dressed up for.
~ Late? We don’t care!
~ New and nervous? We’ve all been the new one!
~ Also, NO need to leave the room if you’ve got a baby or child crying… we do NOT mind… Why do I say this? Because the parents that have frequent criers are the parents that take themselves out of (or keep themselves out of) social situations the most often and we don’t want you to feel alone.

After school fun for K-3 at Peabody Library @ Peabody Library
Dec 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and activities for kids in grades K-3, every Wednesday that TES is in session (unless noted).  Students may take the #2 Bus to the library in Post Mills.  Pick-up time is 4:30 pm.

Latham Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ Latham Library
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
5
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Dec 5 @ 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 librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Both beginners and experienced knitters welcome!

Dec
6
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stories and songs for preschoolers and their siblings.  All are welcome!

After School Fun for 4-6 at Latham Library @ Latham Library
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Activities for kids in grades 4-6, every Friday that TES is in session (unless noted).  Students may walk to Latham Library from school, with a note from home.

Dec
10
Tue
Thetford Author Reading: Maurice Crandall @ Peabody Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thetford Author Reading: Maurice Crandall @ Peabody Library

Thetford author Maurice Crandall reads from his new book, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912

Spanning three hundred years and the colonial regimes of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, Maurice S. Crandall’s sweeping history of Native American political rights in what is now New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora demonstrates how Indigenous communities implemented, subverted, rejected, and indigenized colonial ideologies of democracy, both to accommodate and to oppose colonial power.

Focusing on four groups–Pueblos in New Mexico, Hopis in northern Arizona, and Tohono O’odhams and Yaquis in Arizona/Sonora–Crandall reveals the ways Indigenous peoples absorbed and adapted colonially imposed forms of politics to exercise sovereignty based on localized political, economic, and social needs. Using sources that include oral histories and multinational archives, this book allows us to compare Spanish, Mexican, and American conceptions of Indian citizenship, and adds to our understanding of the centuries-long struggle of Indigenous groups to assert their sovereignty in the face of settler colonial rule.

Maurice S. Crandall (Yavapai-Apache Nation) is assistant professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.

Dec
11
Wed
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library

A Playgroup for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.

We meet in the basement at Latham Library. Drive around the back of the library to the parking lot. Enter that door on the back of the building. Once you see the library door (inside the building), don’t go that way… turn left and find the steps to the basement. See you there!

Details:
~ 0-3ish year olds and caregivers
~ short active songs, short books and play / social time
~ infants VERY welcome
~ unshowered, hair a mess, everyone still in pajamas? Just COME! Really!! Nobody cares how you are dressed or how you look!! We are not a group that you have to get dressed up for.
~ Late? We don’t care!
~ New and nervous? We’ve all been the new one!
~ Also, NO need to leave the room if you’ve got a baby or child crying… we do NOT mind… Why do I say this? Because the parents that have frequent criers are the parents that take themselves out of (or keep themselves out of) social situations the most often and we don’t want you to feel alone.

After school fun for K-3 at Peabody Library @ Peabody Library
Dec 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and activities for kids in grades K-3, every Wednesday that TES is in session (unless noted).  Students may take the #2 Bus to the library in Post Mills.  Pick-up time is 4:30 pm.