Apr
18
Thu
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Unplugged Game Night @ Latham Library

Come play one of our board games or bring your own!  All ages are welcome.  Pizza will be served.  If you would like pizza, please RSVP by 3:00 pm on the day of the event to librarian@thetfordlibrary.org

Apr
24
Wed
In Focus: Living Better with Vision Loss @ Latham Library
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm
In Focus: Living Better with Vision Loss @ Latham Library

**Rescheduled due to weather – new date April 24!**

Learn more about how you can “Live Better with Vision Loss”!

Co-sponsored by Thetford Community Nurse Sunny Martinson and Latham Library

Dan Norris will discuss adaptive strategies and devices that can help a person with low vision to adapt their hobbies and activities of daily living to compensate for vision loss. The strategies will include adaptive lighting, magnification, contrast, and electronic solutions to accomplish your desired goals.

Librarian Holly Lague will be on hand to discuss the resources available in Thetford and through the wider Vermont library network.

About the presenter
Daniel Norris has served as the Director of Adult Services with the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 2012. Dan has been with the agency since 2004. He is also the Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Program Coordinator and Methods Instructor for UMass Boston since May of 2014. He received his master’s degree in Education: Special Education from Portland State University. While working as a TVI, Dan returned to graduate school at UMass Boston, to became both a Certified Orientation Mobility Specialist & Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. He also participated in a five-year project with the Vermont Sensory Access Project to become a Deafblind Consultant. Dan Norris services on several national committees dedicated to improving services for seniors with vision loss. Dan Norris is visually impaired himself, having developed a juvenile form of Macular Degeneration at the age of eight. In this role he has acted as a mentor and role model for many transition aged children in the state of Vermont and elsewhere.

May
3
Fri
Book Tasting @ Latham Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
Book Tasting @ Latham Library

The Latham Memorial Library Trustees invite you to kick off Latham’s Annual Appeal with a Book Tasting.

Enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres and thematic mocktails as you sample a menu of books. Break out of your comfort zone and try a new genre without the commitment of borrowing the book.

A suggested donation of $20 will help toward this year’s fundraising goals, but all are welcome with or without a donation.

For more information about the Annual Appeal, please see https://donorbox.org/latham-2024-appeal.

May
13
Mon
Honoring the Plants and Pollinators with Carol McGranaghan @ Latham Library
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honoring the Plants and Pollinators with Carol McGranaghan @ Latham Library

Carol McGranaghan of Orange, VT, will give a presentation and slideshow about wild plants, how they were traditionally used by the Abenaki as food, medicine, and in making items and how they can be used today.  She will talk about the Abenaki as the original inhabitants of N’Dakinna (Vermont) and a bit about land acknowledgment and rematriation. Carol will have copies of her Elder/Mentor Carol Irons’ book “Vermont Abenakis: A Brief History of the People of the Dawnland, Vermont’s First Inhabitants” for sale for $6 each. The presentation will also include a question and answer session and samples of wild plant foods.

May
21
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: A Foreign Field

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

May
25
Sat
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Book Sale @ Latham Library

Latham Library’s Spring Book Sale has moved outside! Our excellent 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. In the event of rain, the book sale will be moved into the Latham Library Community Room. All items priced by donation. Come support your local library and get some great bargains.

Jun
14
Fri
Summer Reading Program Sign-up Begins! @ Latham Library
Jun 14 all-day
Summer Reading Program Sign-up Begins! @ Latham Library

Starting June 14, sign up for an “Adventure Begins at Your Library” reading log to keep track of books you read over the summer! Get a prize for signing up, and a certificate and gift upon completion of the program. Open to kids of all ages. Interested in participating online? Try out Beanstack, the new online summer reading platform, by visiting this site: https://vermont.beanstack.org

Jun
18
Tue
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Senior Movie Morning @ Latham Library

Latham Library and the Thetford Elder Network invite you to the lower level Community Room for a free Senior Movie Morning.

Large screen presentation, warm and well-ventilated room. Meet some neighbors to enjoy a good movie, to chat and to laugh! No registration, just come!

This month’s title: The Inn of Sixth Happiness

Need a ride? TEN may be able to help! Call (802-785-4361) or email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org and we’ll put you in touch.

Jun
19
Wed
Library Superquest Kickoff! @ Peabody Library
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Superquest Kickoff! @ Peabody Library

Every year Vital Communities organizes a fun challenge combining themed Quests…self-guided “mini-tours” that build appreciation for our region. This year the theme is libraries, and both of Thetford’s public libraries have featured quests! Starting June 1, register and collect stamps from the 10 featured library quests around our region. Completed submissions receive a special patch and are entered into a grand prize drawing! For more fun, do it as a team! Find the 2024 SuperQuest here: https://vitalcommunities.org/valley-quest/super-quests/

Library SuperQuest Kickoff: June 19th from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Peabody Library, drop in to make a Quest Book in which to collect your SuperQuest stamps, take the Peabody Library Quest, have some refreshments, and start your SuperQuest 2024 adventure!

Jun
20
Thu
Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater! @ Thetford Hill Green
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Kickoff with Modern Times Theater! @ Thetford Hill Green

Latham Library is proud to present Modern Times Theater on June 20 at 4:00pm. Location: Thetford Hill green, Rain Location: Latham Library Community Room

This updated classic puppet show follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  The skillfully operated hand puppets are made of garbage and up-cycled material, and are chock full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to children of all ages: from one to one hundred. By taking the best from the long tradition of Punch and Judy shows, and bringing the art form into the 21st century, this classic remains alive, vital, and hysterical to both children and adults today.

Sign-up for the 2024 Summer Reading Program will be available. All ages are welcome and the show is free! This event is part of the Thetford Libraries “Adventure Begins at Your Library” summer reading program.