Jan
1
Sat
Winter Reading 2022 Challenge @ Online
Jan 1 @ 9:57 pm – Jan 31 @ 10:57 pm
Winter Reading 2022 Challenge @ Online

The Winter Reading Challenge: Read for a Better World (All Ages) is available now on the Vermont libraries Beanstack page at https://vermont.beanstack.org/. The challenge starts January 1 and ends January 31. This challenge is available for free to all Vermonters.

Readers of all ages are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes a day and log their minutes using the Beanstack website or the mobile app. Participants can read books of their choosing, log minutes, participate in simple activities, and earn digital badges. Participants are encouraged to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature by choosing books and stories from an array of diverse authors and topics.

There are many places readers can find lists of diverse books. One good place to start is We Need Diverse Books, which has compiled a list of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles. There are also many fantastic diverse titles included in the Vermont youth book awards current and past nominee lists.

As a reminder, anyone who has created a Beanstack account in past will not need to create a new account and will just need to register for the challenge. If you do not have an account you will need to create one before you are able to register. There are instructions on the Beanstack landing page for logging-in and creating accounts.

The Thetford Libraries reader who logs the most minutes reading will receive a prize!

 

Jan
25
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

There will be no meeting in December. Happy holidays to everyone!
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday January 25th at 12 pm noon via ZOOM. We will be discussing The Beatles from A to Zed by Peter Asher. Please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the Zoom link.

Peter Asher met the Beatles in 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members.  He was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times.  Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles’ music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time
The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,  possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont or in New Hampshire,  New 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 plan to attend.

Feb
22
Tue
Tuesday 2/22/22 – a special event for kids @ Latham Library
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 2/22/22 - a special event for kids @ Latham Library

Join Emily on Tuesday, 2/22/22 for a storytime and craft about the number two. Children of all ages are welcome. In the event that Covid numbers are still high in our area, this program will be held over Zoom with a take-and-make craft kit available for curbside pickup.

Feb
24
Thu
Films about Immigration with Rick Winston @ online via Zoom
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Films about Immigration with Rick Winston @ online via Zoom

Film expert Rick Winston will present “Films About Immigration” in conjunction with the 2022 Book / Film Discussion Group.

Whether it’s Syrians in New York (“The Visitor”) and Finland (“The Other Side of Hope”), Indians in Mississippi (“Mississippi Masala”), Palestinians in Illinois (“Amreeka”) , Moroccans in Montreal (“M. Lazhar”), West Africans in London (“Dirty Pretty Things”) and Belgium (“La Promesse”), filmmakers have been at the forefront of tackling issues of displacement, discrimination, exploitation and assimilation, showing us the human struggles at the heart of one of the most pressing issues of our times. 

To sign up and receive the Zoom link please contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Feb
25
Fri
Winter Book/Film Discussion Group – The Distance Between Us @ online via Zoom
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Winter Book/Film Discussion Group - The Distance Between Us @ online via Zoom

The book/film discussion group returns in 2022. Our three books and companion film presentations will consider the increasingly crucial issue of immigration and how it impacts individuals and countries throughout the world.

The February selection is The Distance Between Us – by Reyna Grande.
This memoir of a childhood torn between Mexico and the U.S. considers one of the consequences of immigration – the disintegration of families. The discussion will happen over Zoom.

Books are now available to borrow. To register for the group and receive the Zoom link please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Feb
28
Mon
Vernal Pools presentation @ online via Zoom
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vernal Pools presentation @ online via Zoom

Steve Faccio, a conservation biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will discuss the characteristics of vernal pools, their significance as “keystone” ecosystems, and various conservation efforts. This will be an online program via Zoom. To register, please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Mar
10
Thu
Book Launch Event – Corey Cook reads from “Junk Drawer” @ online via Zoom
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Launch Event - Corey Cook reads from "Junk Drawer" @ online via Zoom

Corey D. Cook’s sixth chapbook, Junk Drawer, will be published by Finishing Line Press in February of 2022. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in As It Ought To Be, Boston Literary Magazine, Freshwater Literary Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review, Naugatuck River ReviewNixes Mate Review, and South Florida Poetry Journal. He works at a hospital in New Hampshire and lives in East Thetford, Vermont.

Please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org to register for this online event.