Aug
18
Wed
Penny Carnival! @ Peabody Library
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Penny Carnival! @ Peabody Library

THE RETURN OF PENNY CARNIVAL! Wednesday, August 18, 3:00-5:00 pm. Location: Peabody Library in Post Mills. Games, prizes, food, and music. All carnival games and treats cost one penny each! There will also be oldest and ugliest penny contests, a raffle for prizes, and a children’s book sale. Bring your pennies!

Aug
23
Mon
Tails and Tales Finale Party @ Latham Library Backyard
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tails and Tales Finale Party @ Latham Library Backyard

If you have been participating in this year’s summer reading program please hand in your reading logs to Latham Library by the end of the day on Thursday, August 19. Children who hand in a reading log with at least three books filled out will receive a certificate and prize at our Tails and Tales Finale Party on Monday, August 23 at 4:00pm. Location: outside in the Latham Library back yard. Rain date: Tuesday, August 24. If you can’t make it to the party, stop into the Library to pick up your prize anytime we are open, or you can arrange for curbside pickup.

Aug
31
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Group @ Latham Library
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Group @ Latham Library
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday August 31st at 7 pm.
We will be discussing Poison Penmanship by Jessica Mitford.   
 
After more than a year, it seems appropriate to celebrate meeting again in person with an entertaining read.   Jessica was one of the six daughters of the eccentric Lord Redesdale and a rebel.   She was also a brilliantly amusing writer like her sister Nancy Mitford.

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.
Welcome back and we look forward to seeing you.
Sep
18
Sat
The Great Vermont Dragon Egg Hunt @ Latham Library
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Great Vermont Dragon Egg Hunt @ Latham Library

Dragon eggs are lost all over Vermont! One dragon egg has gone missing here in Thetford.  Join us at Latham Library to kick off this event and get the first clue.  Use your detective skills to find the other clues around town…they will lead you to the egg and the prize. Registration Required. Family Event.

To register, email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org or call Emily at 785-4361.

This event is in collaboration with Sherburne Memorial Library’s Fairy Tale Festival.

 

Sep
23
Thu
HonBears -a theatrical circus show! @ Latham Backyard
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
HonBears -a theatrical circus show! @ Latham Backyard

“HonBears” is a theatrical circus show written and performed by Thetfordians Liam Gundlach and Ripley Burns. This 30 minute performance features diabolo, anti-podism and partner acrobatics, and weaves together skill and artistry to tell a story of true friendship (and a bit of quirky romance). The show is family friendly, and all are welcome to come check it out! You can find out more about Liam and Ripley on their website: www.liamandripley.com
Rain date: Friday, September 24

Sep
28
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Group @ Latham Library
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Group @ Latham Library
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday September 28th at 12 noon.

We will be discussing The Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.

“From the plains of Africa to her very own backyard, noted author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas explores the world of cats, both large and small in this classic bestseller. Inspired by her own feline’s instinct to hunt and supported by her studies abroad, Thomas examines the life actions, as well as the similarities and differences of these majestic creatures. Lions, tigers, pumas and housecats: Her observations shed light on their social lives, thought processes, eating habits, and communication techniques, and reveal how they survive and coexist with each other and with humans.”

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 wear a mask.

We will attempt to have a Zoom meeting as well:- If you would like to join via Zoom please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org for the link.
Oct
4
Mon
Quilt Silent Auction @ Latham Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Quilt Silent Auction @ Latham Library

In conjunction with our Fall Book Sale there will be a silent auction for three themed gift packages, each of which contains a handmade quilt plus other items. The themes of the packages are Garden, Cozy Reader, and Self-care. Beginning on Monday, October 4, the packages will be available for viewing and bidding on at Latham Library during our open hours. The last time to bid on the items will be at the book sale on Saturday the 9th. Get a head start on holiday shopping, or treat yourself! All proceeds from the auction (and the book sale) will support our Community Room fundraiser.

Oct
9
Sat
Fall Book Sale! @ Latham Library parking lot
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fall Book Sale! @ Latham Library parking lot

FALL BOOK SALE!
Saturday, October 9, 10:00am-2:00pm (rain date October 10). Latham Library’s Fall Book Sale has moved outside! Our huge selection of books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks, and games and puzzles will be set up on tables in the Latham Library parking lot. Everything priced by donation. Come support your local library and get some great bargains.

*Please note*: sorry, we are NOT accepting book donations at this time but rather trying to reduce our large existing stock of sale items. Thanks for your understanding.

Oct
21
Thu
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense @ Online via Zoom
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense @ Online via Zoom

A chronological and thematic journey through some of the Master’s best films. Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter. By drawing on twelve film clips, starting with his 1925 silent The Lodger and continuing through to his Hollywood classics such as Notorious and Rear Window, Winston will illuminate the arc of Hitchcock’s brilliant career.

This presentation is free and open to the public. To sign up to receive the Zoom link, please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org.

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense is a Vermont Humanities program hosted by Latham Memorial Library. (Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.)

Oct
26
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library

The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group
will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday October 26th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

We will be discussing Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than
airplane racing. While male pilots were lauded as heroes, the few women who
dared to fly were more often ridiculed—until a cadre of women pilots banded
together to break through the entrenched prejudice.

*Fly Girls* weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence
Klingensmith, a high school dropout from Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder,
an Alabama divorcée; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily
the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at her blue blood family’s
expectations; and Louise Thaden, the young mother of two who got her start
selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to fly and
race airplanes—and in 1936, one of them would triumph, beating the men in
the toughest air race of them all.

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,  *N*ew 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 are attending in person.