Mar
21
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting Group @ Latham Library

Get together with fellow knitters to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. This program is now being held in person at Latham Library.

Mar
22
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and silliness for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!

Mar
25
Mon
Equinoxes & Eclipses: a spaced out night at the library! @ Latham Library
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Equinoxes & Eclipses: a spaced out night at the library! @ Latham Library

Celebrate the Spring Equinox and get excited for the upcoming solar eclipse with Latham Library and local NASA scientist Tara Tomlinson! Tara is a planetary scientist and Dartmouth PhD candidate who specializes in public outreach and community education. This all-ages talk will cover the celestial movements that give us equinoxes, solstices, and eclipses, as well as the natural and cultural importance of these events from the ancient past to the present. Bring your questions and your enthusiasm for a spaced out night at the library!

Mar
26
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 March 26th at 7 pm. Please note: we will meet at our original time of 7 pm and there will be no Zoom.

We will be discussing Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.

Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded was the result of a character that had been forged by life experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires.

This capacity enabled President Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to preserve the Union and win the war.

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.

Mar
27
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
28
Thu
Tech and Textiles @ Peabody Library
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tech and Textiles at Peabody! Drop in for low-key technology chats and assistance, hang out and craft. Bring your device, your crochet/knitting/felting project, both or neither. It’s a flexible space for anyone looking for company while they create, or help setting up their new tablet, or just wanting someone to explain what exactly is cryptocurrency…I don’t know all the answers, but I love digging into these topics. We can chat while we knit, click around together, and set you up with further resources. And of course, you can also check out books.

Thursdays at Peabody from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Knitting Group @ Latham Library

Get together with fellow knitters to knit and talk! All experience levels welcome. This program is now being held in person at Latham Library.

Mar
29
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stories, songs and silliness for preschoolers, but all ages are welcome!

Apr
3
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-4. Snack is served. The program runs every Wednesday that Thetford Elementary is in session for a full day, unless noted.
Email librarian@thetfordlibrary.org by the end of day on the Tuesday before each week’s program to sign up.