Feb
17
Wed
Latham Seed Saving Library @ Latham Library
Feb 17 – May 28 all-day
Latham Seed Saving Library @ Latham Library

The Latham Seed Saving Library was launched in the fall of 2020, so this is our first growing season! That means that we don’t yet have a large selection of seeds to share. Over the coming years, with help from you and others, we will be able to build our library’s stock and diversity. If you are successful in your gardening and seed saving and can return seeds to the library to pass on to future gardeners, you will be helping us to fulfill our goal of building a growing, thriving community seed library. For more info visit the Seed Library page on this website.

Available Seeds Spring 2021 (all grown in Thetford):
Anise Hyssop
Bean-“Kentucky Wonder” Pole
Bean-“Norma” Pole
Black-eyed Susan
Buckwheat
Calendula
Cosmos-“Tango”
Dill
Decorative Corn
Gerber Daisy
Foxtail Millet
Sunflower

You may request one packet of each type of seed by emailing Librarians@thetfordlibrary.org . We are currently using curbside service out of the box on the front porch of Latham Library for seed pickup.

Mar
4
Thu
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Welcome to Latham Library’s Adult Book/Film Discussion Group. Every month, we’ll couple a book with a film featuring a similar topic or theme. You can choose to read the book and/or view the film.

Our book for March is “Rez Life.” Written by David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe from Minnesota’s Leech Lake Reservation, the book offers an insider’s view of the history of reservations and contemporary Native American life as it debunks common misconceptions and explores political tensions, casinos, crime, cultural preservation and other topics.

Our companion film is “Winter in the Blood”, a time-bending odyssey that depicts a Native American wrestling with regret, childhood wounds and the challenges of ethnicity in a small-town community in Montana. Based on the book by James Welch, it was an official selection at the 2013 Los Angeles, Austin and American Indian film festivals. To view the film, visit the library’s website www.thetfordlibrary.org and look for Kanopy Streaming Movies at the bottom of the left column on the homepage.

To request a book and register for the discussion, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Mar
8
Mon
Young Children’s Book Discussion @ online via Zoom
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Young Children's Book Discussion @ online via Zoom

Book Discussion for Young Children (7-9 year olds): Discussion of “Stuart Little” by EB White. Monday, March 8 at 4:00pm. Books are now available to borrow. All are welcome! Please email Emily at librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to sign up.

Mar
31
Wed
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Yorker Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Marian Anderson, Marion Hollins, Pauli Murray, Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, Ida and Louise Cook, Margaret Sanger, Bathsheba Rich. Who are they? What do they have in common?
For our March discussion, let’s talk about the power of women! Our reading selection this month will feature women who have defied the conventions of their time. Be inspired and learn about their courage, cunning, and grit that define their legacies.

Please email nyarticles.latham@gmail.com for materials and registration. For print copies, please email
librarians@thetfordlibrary.org or call 785-4361.

Apr
5
Mon
Community Read-Aloud for National Library Week @ online via Zoom
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Read-Aloud for National Library Week @ online via Zoom

Celebrate National Library Week with a Community Read Aloud on Zoom!
Monday, April 5 at 6:30 pm.
Sign up for a slot to read a passage or chapter from a favorite book, or a whole picture book. All ages are welcome to sign up and read, or to just listen! To sign up please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Apr
8
Thu
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Welcome to Latham Library’s Adult Book/Film Discussion Group.  Every month, we couple a book with a film featuring a related topic or theme.  You can choose to read the book and/or view the film.  

Our book for April is The Sellout, a slashing satire and comedic rampage that eviscerates nearly every social taboo and politically correct sacred cow of contemporary American society, while offering a seriously honest reflection on race and identity in America.   Written by Paul Beatty, the book earned the 2016 Man Booker Prize – the first for an American author – as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

Our companion film is People Like Us: Social Class in America.  It pricks yet another taboo – the notion that America is a classless society. 

To view the film, visit the library’s website www.thetfordlibrary.org  and look for Kanopy Streaming Movies at the bottom of the left column on the homepage.

To request the book and register for the group discussion, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

Book Discussion for Young Children (7-9 year olds) @ online via Zoom
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Discussion for Young Children (7-9 year olds) @ online via Zoom

Discussion of “The Trumpet of the Swan” by E.B. White. Books are now available to borrow. All are welcome!

Apr
28
Wed
New Yorker Magazine Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New Yorker Magazine Articles Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
April is a time to celebrate our public library and our librarians who promote its use and support for our community. Along with articles from the New Yorker, a documentary, “Ex Libris,” by Frederick Wiseman, will be part of our discussion. There will also be supplemental materials about Mr. Wiseman, one of the most important filmmakers of today and whose work is devoted to exploring American institutions.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 28 @ 4 pm on Zoom. Please email nyarticles.latham@ gmail.com for registration and access to all materials related to this discusssion.
May
6
Thu
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Latham Library Adult Book/Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom

Our book for May is The Lady in Gold*, the story of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s portrait of wealthy Viennese Jewish socialite Adele Bloch-Bauer and its relevance to generations of Viennese who flourished during turn-of-the-century Venice, struggled to survive World War II, and attempted to rebuild their lives after the war.  Stolen by the Nazis in 1941, the theft of the Bloch-Bauer portrait and the battle for its return triggered decades of litigation and ultimately, a significant ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our companion film is The Rape of Europa, an account of the theft, destruction, and survival of treasured European art during the Third Reich and World War II and the young art historians and curators from across Europe and the United States, who rescued and returned millions of the lost, hidden and stolen works to their rightful owners.
To view the film, visit the library’s website www.thetfordlibrary.org  and look for Kanopy Streaming Movies at the bottom of the left column on the homepage.
To request the book and register for the group discussion, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org
*Please note that we were unable to reserve the book Shakespeare Saved My Life listed in the library’s newsletter emailed April 8.  We’ll reschedule that book, along with the companion film, for a later date.

 
May
10
Mon
Young Children’s Book Discussion @ Online via Zoom
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Young Children's Book Discussion @ Online via Zoom

Book Discussion for Young Children (7-9 year olds). Discussion of “The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester” by Barbara O’Connor. Please email Emily at librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to sign up.