Nov
5
Fri
Dinovember! @ Latham Library
Nov 5 – Nov 30 all-day
Dinovember! @ Latham Library

All through this month, watch our Facebook page to see the crazy things that dinosaurs are getting up to at night inside the Latham and Peabody Libraries. Then, visit the libraries to see if you can find the dinosaurs and win a small prize! All are welcome to participate.

Nov
30
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Nov 30 @ 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 November 30th
at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, please contact
librarian@thetfordlibrary.org.

We will be discussing Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along
the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest
fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave;
engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian
researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a
hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds
into the stratosphere to cool the earth.

One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a
ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In *The Sixth Extinction,* she
explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the
natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that
have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its
salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, *Under a White
Sky* is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face

The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,
possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont

or inNew 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 wear a mask if you attend in person.

Dec
11
Sat
Book Launch Party for The Mask by Elisabeth Horan @ online via Zoom
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Launch Party for The Mask by Elisabeth Horan @ online via Zoom

Local poet Elisabeth Horan will read from her new book, The Mask, the follow up collection to collection Horan’s Self-Portrait and the third chapbook to be published by The Broken Spine. The reading will be followed by a poetry open mic.

Elisabeth Horan is a poet, mother, and small press publisher living in the wilds of Vermont. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Animal Heart Press. Elisabeth is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. She is also a fierce advocate for those impacted by mental illness. Read more about Elisabeth here.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom link please email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org

 

 

Dec
20
Mon
Middle Grade Book Club @ Latham Library
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Middle Grade Book Club @ Latham Library

The Middle Grade Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Storm Runners” by Roland Smith, both in person and over Zoom. Email librarians@thetfordlibrary.org to register.

Dec
22
Wed
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Readings @ Peabody Library

Holiday Readings for the Winter Solstice: in person at the Peabody Library and over Zoom. A winter solstice tradition! Come hear Peter Blodgett read holiday stories from many cultures. A special evening by candlelight in the George Peabody Library’s historic and lovely space. In-person seats are limited: please register by emailing librarians@thetfordlibrary.org . To attend virtually via Zoom, email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org for the link.

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
13
Thu
Wild Birds of Vermont @ online via Zoom
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wild Birds of Vermont @ online via Zoom

Robert Tougias, author of “Birder on Berry Lane”, will discuss the common backyard birds of Vermont and some of the ” classic woodland Vermont birds” such as the wood thrush, northern goshawk, barred owl, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. To register for this program and receive the Zoom link please email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Jan
20
Thu
Virtual Open Mic! @ online via Zoom
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Open Mic! @ online via Zoom

Come share your music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, etc. in a virtual space to enjoy and connect us all! Hosted by Elisabeth Horan of Feral Journal of Poetry and Art. All ages are welcome to participate.
If you’d like to perform, please send an email to librarian@thetfordlibrary.org . You will receive a Zoom invite and instructions.

Jan
21
Fri
Book / Film Discussion Group @ online via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Book / Film Discussion Group @ 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.
Our first book will be Brooklyn – by Colm Tóibín . A reluctant Irish immigrant comes to terms with her new life in early 1950’s Brooklyn. Books will available for check-out at Latham Library in mid-December. The movie, titled Brooklyn, based on the book, is available for loan at the library. The discussion will be held on Friday, January 21 from noon to 1:00 pm via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated. Please contact  librarian@thetfordlibrary.org to register.

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.