Oct
23
Wed
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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 Special Board Meeting @ Latham Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
24
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Both beginners and experienced knitters welcome!

Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from “Self-Portrait” @ Latham Library
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Elisabeth Horan reads from "Self-Portrait" @ Latham Library

Thetford resident Elisabeth Horan will read from her new book of poems, “Self-Portrait”, a tribute to the life and art of Frida Kahlo. Slides of the paintings that inspired each poem will accompany the reading. Refreshments will be served and books will be for sale.
‘In the wake of damage, it’s often necessary for us to examine every mangled piece of ourselves to find a way to love again, to live. Elisabeth Horan’s Self-Portrait, a collection of poems giving beautiful voice to Frida Kahlo as survivor and conqueror, has the courage to confront any pain and loss it finds. As Horan writes, “There is nothing I won’t touch,” and we are all blessed by this courage line by line in Self-Portrait. These poems lie down in broken glass. They caress the sharp edges of shards left after the breaking. And while these lines carry loss and injury, they also manage to find beauty in every shattered piece, each refraction of light, each laugh and each tear. Horan is a poet so at home in the body, in the blood, in the meat and the knife, it’s astonishingly easy to make the leap from carnage to incarnate in these poems with her, to heal and to praise, to feel Frida Kahlo’s breath on our cheeks as we read these pages.’
—Jack B. Bedell, Poet Laureate, State of Louisiana, 2017-2019, author of No Brother, This Storm

Oct
25
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
26
Sat
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shadow Puppet Workshop with PuppeTree @ Latham Library
Come Build Shadow Puppets With The PuppeTree. 
This ancient form of puppetry is really exciting at this time of year with Halloween approaching. Shadow puppets were actually the first cartoons! So, come make your own Halloween Cartoon—that moves. There will be a shadow screen and lighting to practice moving your creation. Make and take your shadow puppets home where you can create and do your own performances. THEN, TAPE THEM TO THE WINDOW FOR TRICK OR TREAT.
Open to all children of all ages.
Oct
30
Wed
Tales and Tunes with Tots @ Latham Library
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 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.