May
2
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Every first Thursday of the month, come play one of our games or bring your own.  All unplugged games and all ages welcome!  Pizza will be provided, but if you would like pizza please RSVP to: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

May
6
Mon
Poetry Reading with Thetford poet Corey Cook @ Latham Library
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading with Thetford poet Corey Cook @ Latham Library
Corey D. Cook’s fifth collection of poems, The Weight of Shadows, was released by Finishing Line Press in January (2019) and can be purchased online. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Akitsu Quarterly, the Aurorean, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Freshwater, The Henniker Review, Mountain Troubadour and Northern New England Review. Corey edits Red Eft Review and lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.
May
25
Sat
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library

Latham’s Library’s annual Spring Book Sale always happens on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

New and vintage books for both children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks and music on CD, games, and puzzles will be for sale at low prices (regular books are $1 softcover, $2 hardcover, half price for children’s…select items are priced higher).  From 1:00-3:00pm there will be a bag sale ($5 a bag for regularly priced books, all other items excluded).

We are now accepting donations during library hours of new or lightly used books, DVDs, or CDs.  Please no reference books, textbooks, outdated travel guides, or musty, moldy, dirty or torn books.  Thank you!

May
30
Thu
Thetford Poet Elisabeth Horan Book Launch @ Latham Library
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thetford Poet Elisabeth Horan Book Launch @ Latham Library
Elisabeth Horan will be launching her debut solo collection of poetry, “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy”, at Latham Library.  Thetford poet Horan found herself in the grip of postpartum depression after the birth of her second son.  In this debut collection, published by Fly on the Wall Press on May 10th, Horan finds the courage to survive, and she shares that strength with others experiencing this silent illness.
Horan finds herself influenced by the infamous Sylvia Plath, feeling an affinity with Plath’s own depression and turmoil as a mother.  “Stay Mommy is a poem I wrote while thinking of her.  To feel so bad that we might leave our children, is a darkness unfathomable to some.  But it is real.  I know it, she knew it.”
To preorder a limited edition of “Bad Mommy Stay Mommy” go to the Fly on the Wall shop: www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk, Amazon, or Waterstones online.  Also at Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781999598631
Jun
6
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Every first Thursday of the month, come play one of our games or bring your own.  All unplugged games and all ages welcome!  Pizza will be provided, but if you would like pizza please RSVP to: librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Jun
19
Wed
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library

6/19 “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.
7/17 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
8/14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Jul
3
Wed
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Puppet Show with Modern Times Theater @ Peabody Library

Universe of Stories kick-off event at PEABODY LIBRARY.  
Modern Times Theater Presents… “The Perils of Mr. Punch, Episode #211: “The Astro-Nut”

“The Perils of Mr. Punch” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouths, Punch and Judy. In the latest episode, Mr. Punch attempts to be the first puppet to go to space. Of course nothing ever goes right—his wife Judy is more than happy to see him go, his rocket ship is made of cardboard, and crocodiles appear around every corner. The skillfully operated hand puppets are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to people of all ages: from one to one hundred.

Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy shows for over a decade. Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, producers of the award winning Vermont Vaudeville and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Jul
11
Thu
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mobile Planetarium show with the Fairbanks Museum! @ Thetford Elementary School

Thursday, July 11, 2:00 and 3:00pm at THETFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: a mobile planetarium show presented by the FAIRBANKS MUSEUM!  Best for ages 4 and up. Space is limited, please register for either the 2:00 or 3:00 show by emailing: librarians@thetfordlibrary.orG
PLEASE NOTE: PARK IN THE LATHAM LIBRARY PARKING LOT AND WALK ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO ACCESS THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM BY THE BACK ENTRANCE.  THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARKING LOT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  

 

Jul
17
Wed
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Book Discussion series @ Peabody Library

6/19 “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.
7/17 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker
8/14 “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez
Books are now available to borrow at Latham and Peabody Libraries.

Jul
18
Thu
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Universe of Digital Art @ Latham Library

Digital painting workshop with artist Even Schumacher.  Please bring an iPad or tablet with a digital drawing app installed, if you have one.  For ages 10 and up.