Nov
28
Tue
Informal Nonfiction Book Discussion Group @ Latham Library
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday November 28th at 12 NOON and on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, please contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org
We will read “Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman” by Lindy Elkins-Tanton.

Deep in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, three times farther from the sun than the Earth is, orbits a massive asteroid called (16) Psyche. It is one of the largest objects in the belt, potentially containing the equivalent of the world’s total economy in metals, though they cannot be brought back to Earth. But (16) Psyche has the potential to unlock something even more valuable: the story of how planets form, and how our planet formed. Soon we will find out, thanks to the extraordinary work of Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the Principal Investigator of NASA’s $800 million Psyche mission, and the second woman ever to be awarded a major NASA space exploration contract.

The journey that brought her to this place is extraordinary.  Amid a childhood of terrible trauma, Elkins-Tanton fell in love with science as a means of healing and consolation. But still she wondered, was forced to wonder: as a woman, was science “for her”? In answering that question, she takes us from the wilds of the Siberian tundra to the furthest reaches of outer space, from the Mayo Clinic, where Elkins-Tanton battled ovarian cancer while writing the Psyche proposal, to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where her team brought that proposal to life.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.   Please be vaccinated and masked if you plan to attend in person.

Nov
29
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Nov 29 @ 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.

Nov
30
Thu
Knitting Group @ Latham Library
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
1
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Dec
6
Wed
Peabody Library Open @ George Peabody Library in Post Mills
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Peabody After School Fun for Grades 1-4 @ Peabody Library
Dec 6 @ 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.

Dec
7
Thu
Tech and Textiles @ Peabody Library
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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.

Dec
8
Fri
Storytime @ Latham Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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