Braintree, MA

Wednesday October 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Take & Make Halloween FUN BAG for children

Get a Take & Make Halloween FUN BAG! It has an easy children's Halloween activity, a pencil plus some other surprises! The staff of the Children's Room wish you Happy Halloween!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 22.

Next Wednesday, we'll be highlighting the "The Day of the Dead" a Mexican cultural celebration .Our Fall "Take & Make" crafts for children will be available each Wednesday in October, November 4 and 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 30. (We're closed Wednesday November 11 for Veteran's Day)

October 7 was the start of expanded hours: open for In Person Visits (up to 30 minutes) Wednesdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Curbside Pick Up Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Get a Take & Make Halloween FUN BAG! It has an easy children's Halloween activity, a pencil plus some other surprises! The staff of the Children's Room wish you Happy Halloween!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 22.

Next Wednesday, we'll be highlighting the "The Day of the Dead" a Mexican cultural celebration .Our Fall "Take & Make" crafts for children will be available each Wednesday in October, November 4 and 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 30. (We're closed Wednesday November 11 for Veteran's Day)

October 7 was the start of expanded hours: open for In Person Visits (up to 30 minutes) Wednesdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Curbside Pick Up Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cancelled Virtual Parent/Youth Book Discussion

Cancelled, due to low registration  - Virtual Parent/Youth Book Discussion of "New Kid" by Jerry Craft. You're invited to read this funny, appealing story of a kid starting at a private school. He finds it is difficult to fit in there, and also at his old neighborhood. The pictures add fun to the book. The e-book is available to download for free on Hoopla (always available, no waiting), or a book copy may also be placed on hold.  For youth aged 6 - 11, and their parents. Youth may join in without their parents.  Held on Zoom, not at the library.

Please sign-up using the Register button below, by Sunday Oct.  18. The link to Zoom will be emailed before the discussion. 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room or estrachan@OCLN.org.

 Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program fufills criteria for the badge for African American Voices. The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

Cancelled, due to low registration  - Virtual Parent/Youth Book Discussion of "New Kid" by Jerry Craft. You're invited to read this funny, appealing story of a kid starting at a private school. He finds it is difficult to fit in there, and also at his old neighborhood. The pictures add fun to the book. The e-book is available to download for free on Hoopla (always available, no waiting), or a book copy may also be placed on hold.  For youth aged 6 - 11, and their parents. Youth may join in without their parents.  Held on Zoom, not at the library.

Please sign-up using the Register button below, by Sunday Oct.  18. The link to Zoom will be emailed before the discussion. 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room or estrachan@OCLN.org.

 Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program fufills criteria for the badge for African American Voices. The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual - Author Kevin Myers in Conversation with Jenna Russell of Boston Globe

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Thayer Public Library hosts former stand-up comedian and journalist Kevin Myers in lively, virtual conversation with Boston Globe reporter Jenna Russell, Wednesday, October 21, 7-8 p.m., on his new novel, Hidden Falls, a family crime story set in the Boston-New Bedford area. Funny and full of local flavor, Hidden Falls is bound to be a favorite with Massachusetts readers.

This virtual event is free. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invite. Please register by 4:00 on Wednesday, October 21. One lucky registered attendee will win a free copy from the publisher! 

A middle-aged newspaper columnist, Michael Quinn is not well equipped for his odyssey through New England's dangerous underworld. In fact, he isn't well equipped for much. Returning to Boston from Portland, Oregon after his father dies unexpectedly, Michael inherits some unfinished family business that places him as the unwitting linchpin in a major criminal conspiracy.

"Hidden Falls is like Dennis Lehane and David Sedaris got together to write a book. It's intelligent, charming and the perfect combination of thrilling and funny. It's a must read!" — Judd Apatow, writer and director of The 40-Year Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, and Funny People

Kevin Myers proudly hails from Peabody, Massachusetts. He is a former stand-up comic and comedy writer. He has appeared on the Comedy Channel and was featured on 20/20. His jokes have been told at colleges, clubs, on the Tonight Show, and on Broadway. His essay “The Power of Compassion” aired nationally on NPR’s "This I Believe" series. He has worked as a journalist and editor in newsrooms from New Hampshire to Alaska, where he ran the Capital City Weekly. He has worked in higher education as a speechwriter, a spokesperson, and a media, government, and public relations liaison. He is currently the spokesperson for Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Jenna Russell is a reporter at the Boston Globe. She is a contributor to award-winning Globe projects including “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” based on a year of reporting in a Boston neighborhood, Jenna Russell is a co-author of two Globe books: “Last Lion,” a biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and “Long Mile Home,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. As a member of the Spotlight investigative team, she helped expose failures of the state’s mental health care system, work that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
There are many spaces available.

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Thayer Public Library hosts former stand-up comedian and journalist Kevin Myers in lively, virtual conversation with Boston Globe reporter Jenna Russell, Wednesday, October 21, 7-8 p.m., on his new novel, Hidden Falls, a family crime story set in the Boston-New Bedford area. Funny and full of local flavor, Hidden Falls is bound to be a favorite with Massachusetts readers.

This virtual event is free. Registration is required to receive the Zoom invite. Please register by 4:00 on Wednesday, October 21. One lucky registered attendee will win a free copy from the publisher! 

A middle-aged newspaper columnist, Michael Quinn is not well equipped for his odyssey through New England's dangerous underworld. In fact, he isn't well equipped for much. Returning to Boston from Portland, Oregon after his father dies unexpectedly, Michael inherits some unfinished family business that places him as the unwitting linchpin in a major criminal conspiracy.

"Hidden Falls is like Dennis Lehane and David Sedaris got together to write a book. It's intelligent, charming and the perfect combination of thrilling and funny. It's a must read!" — Judd Apatow, writer and director of The 40-Year Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, and Funny People

Kevin Myers proudly hails from Peabody, Massachusetts. He is a former stand-up comic and comedy writer. He has appeared on the Comedy Channel and was featured on 20/20. His jokes have been told at colleges, clubs, on the Tonight Show, and on Broadway. His essay “The Power of Compassion” aired nationally on NPR’s "This I Believe" series. He has worked as a journalist and editor in newsrooms from New Hampshire to Alaska, where he ran the Capital City Weekly. He has worked in higher education as a speechwriter, a spokesperson, and a media, government, and public relations liaison. He is currently the spokesperson for Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Jenna Russell is a reporter at the Boston Globe. She is a contributor to award-winning Globe projects including “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” based on a year of reporting in a Boston neighborhood, Jenna Russell is a co-author of two Globe books: “Last Lion,” a biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and “Long Mile Home,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. As a member of the Spotlight investigative team, she helped expose failures of the state’s mental health care system, work that was recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 22, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Digital Breakout Room: Haunted Hotel

Our Teen South Shore Escape Room is our spookiest one yet! You will have to figure out the clues to escape a Haunted Hills Hotel this October or be trapped inside forever!  

Join us virtually October 22nd @7pm.

Missed the registration period?  Head here tonight: https://bit.ly/3ckJzt5

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 10 spaces available.

Our Teen South Shore Escape Room is our spookiest one yet! You will have to figure out the clues to escape a Haunted Hills Hotel this October or be trapped inside forever!  

Join us virtually October 22nd @7pm.

Missed the registration period?  Head here tonight: https://bit.ly/3ckJzt5

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday Night Ghost Story

Join South Shore teens virtually Thursday 10/22 @7pm for several Native American ghost stories.

Want to read along? We will be sharing stories from the book "Choctaw Tales" by Tom Mould.

Registration required. Grades 6-12 (tweens & teens) welcome.  Missed the registration period?  Head here tonight: https://bit.ly/3n2jpA3 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 10 spaces available.

Join South Shore teens virtually Thursday 10/22 @7pm for several Native American ghost stories.

Want to read along? We will be sharing stories from the book "Choctaw Tales" by Tom Mould.

Registration required. Grades 6-12 (tweens & teens) welcome.  Missed the registration period?  Head here tonight: https://bit.ly/3n2jpA3 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday October 23, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th - 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th 10:00 AM 4:30 PM on  

 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required (see 10/27 event listing). 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th - 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th 10:00 AM 4:30 PM on  

 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required (see 10/27 event listing). 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday October 26, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Community Pumpkin Patch

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th - 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th 10:00 AM 4:30 PM on  

 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required (see 10/27 event listing). 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th - 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th 10:00 AM 4:30 PM on  

 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required (see 10/27 event listing). 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Kids Vote for Books

Kids Vote for Books! Elect a Book you like to the Top 25 Booklist. Voting starts October 26 and goes through November 9. Enter your vote at www.KidsVoteForBooks.com. When the Boston Bruins came to Thayer Public Library a year ago, they gathered favorite titles from Braintree kids. They made a big list of books from Braintree and other towns they visited that Summer. Check out the list to see if your name, or your favorite title is there. Then vote for whatever is your current favorite!

October 7 was the start of expanded hours: adding In Person Visits (up to 30 minutes) each Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Curbside Pick Up each Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Conference Room A

Kids Vote for Books! Elect a Book you like to the Top 25 Booklist. Voting starts October 26 and goes through November 9. Enter your vote at www.KidsVoteForBooks.com. When the Boston Bruins came to Thayer Public Library a year ago, they gathered favorite titles from Braintree kids. They made a big list of books from Braintree and other towns they visited that Summer. Check out the list to see if your name, or your favorite title is there. Then vote for whatever is your current favorite!

October 7 was the start of expanded hours: adding In Person Visits (up to 30 minutes) each Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Curbside Pick Up each Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Virtual D&D W/ Ventress Library

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns - Join other South Shore teens!  Ventress Memorial Library has all new campaigns for the fall season. Dungeons & Dragons requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A good Zoom connection is a must. Register at least three days in advance. You'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.  For registration form, click the "Register" link below.  

  • Register:  High School - every other Monday from 3p - 5p (10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21)
CONTACT:   cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns - Join other South Shore teens!  Ventress Memorial Library has all new campaigns for the fall season. Dungeons & Dragons requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A good Zoom connection is a must. Register at least three days in advance. You'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.  For registration form, click the "Register" link below.  

  • Register:  High School - every other Monday from 3p - 5p (10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21)
CONTACT:
  
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th: 10:00 AM 4:30 PM 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required. 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  Instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email Christina: cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 4 spaces available.

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free kit & book!  This program is for ages 8-18.

Kits for this craft may be picked up at Thayer Public Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, Oct. 23rd: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 
  • Monday, Oct.26th: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27th: 10:00 AM 4:30 PM 

Each kit includes:

  • 2 Skeleton Hands
  • 2 metal alligator clips
  • 1 paper set of instructions
  • 1 book (checked out to you and due in 2 weeks)

Not included: 

  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun

Supplies limited.  Registration required. 

Please note, there is no Zoom for this month's craft.  Instructions will be included with the kit.  Questions? Please email Christina: cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 4 spaces available.

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Take & Make Day of the Dead celebration for children

Get a Take & Make "Day of the Dead" craft and info sheet. 

This Mexican cultural celebration honors family that have died. Families bring photos, favorite foods, and marigolds or other flowers, to comemerate their loved ones that have passed.  Dia de los Muertos takes place October 31 through November 2. It started during the Aztec era, over 3,000 years ago.

Learning about this holiday goes with the library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge happening Sept - November 18. By doing the activity in the bag and hearing the information on the sheet, children qualify for completion of the Hispanic-American badge. To learn more about Thayer Public Library's Read Woke Challenge, click here.  

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door on Thursday, Oct.29 during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Our Fall "Take & Make" crafts for children will be available each Wednesday in October, November 4 and 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 30. (We're closed Wednesday November 11 for Veteran's Day and on the 26th for Thanksgiving)

Our expanded hours: open for In Person Visits (still up to 30 minutes) Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Curbside Pick Up on Thursdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Call the Children's Room with any questions 781 848-0405, x4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Get a Take & Make "Day of the Dead" craft and info sheet. 

This Mexican cultural celebration honors family that have died. Families bring photos, favorite foods, and marigolds or other flowers, to comemerate their loved ones that have passed.  Dia de los Muertos takes place October 31 through November 2. It started during the Aztec era, over 3,000 years ago.

Learning about this holiday goes with the library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge happening Sept - November 18. By doing the activity in the bag and hearing the information on the sheet, children qualify for completion of the Hispanic-American badge. To learn more about Thayer Public Library's Read Woke Challenge, click here.  

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door on Thursday, Oct.29 during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Our Fall "Take & Make" crafts for children will be available each Wednesday in October, November 4 and 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 30. (We're closed Wednesday November 11 for Veteran's Day and on the 26th for Thanksgiving)

Our expanded hours: open for In Person Visits (still up to 30 minutes) Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Curbside Pick Up on Thursdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Call the Children's Room with any questions 781 848-0405, x4425. We're available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Amazon.com: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel (0760789273896):  Richardson, Kim Michele: Books

This month's book is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson.

The Library's book clubs are supporting the Read Woke: Reading for Change community program by choosing titles that: 

  • • Challenge a social norm
  • • Give voice to the voiceless
  • • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  •  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  •  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”

                                                     – Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke  Check out Read Woke to find out more.

E-books are available on Hoopla. Physical copies of the book and audiobook are available for pick up at the library circulation desk. The Library is now open to the public for limited browsing, holds pick-up, and computer use on Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Curbside hold Pick-up is available on Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Call 781-848-0405 x4410 when you arrive for pick up.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will receive the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Invitations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletters!

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 19 spaces available.

Amazon.com: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel (0760789273896):  Richardson, Kim Michele: Books

This month's book is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson.

The Library's book clubs are supporting the Read Woke: Reading for Change community program by choosing titles that: 

  • • Challenge a social norm
  • • Give voice to the voiceless
  • • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  •  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  •  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group”

                                                     – Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke  Check out Read Woke to find out more.

E-books are available on Hoopla. Physical copies of the book and audiobook are available for pick up at the library circulation desk. The Library is now open to the public for limited browsing, holds pick-up, and computer use on Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Curbside hold Pick-up is available on Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Call 781-848-0405 x4410 when you arrive for pick up.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will receive the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Invitations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletters!

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 19 spaces available.

Thursday October 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

Are you interested in tracing your family's history?  Are you working on your genealogy and want to meet up with others who are working on their family trees?  Then join us at the Thayer Public Library's Genealogy Club!  All are welcome from novice to expert.  Come learn abut the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories a well as help each other with research. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation by email.  Register online through the link below or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405, X4417  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.

Are you interested in tracing your family's history?  Are you working on your genealogy and want to meet up with others who are working on their family trees?  Then join us at the Thayer Public Library's Genealogy Club!  All are welcome from novice to expert.  Come learn abut the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories a well as help each other with research. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation by email.  Register online through the link below or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405, X4417
   mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 2, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Community Pumpkin Patch

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual Native American Craft for Kids

Virtual Native American Craft for Kids. Ms. Elisabeth will demonstrate how to make a Native American-inspired craft. Held on Facebook Live, not at library. 

No Registration needed. Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program fufills criteria for the badge for African American Voices. The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room or estrachan@OCLN.org.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Virtual Native American Craft for Kids. Ms. Elisabeth will demonstrate how to make a Native American-inspired craft. Held on Facebook Live, not at library. 

No Registration needed. Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program fufills criteria for the badge for African American Voices. The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room or estrachan@OCLN.org.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Join the Good Taste Cookbook Club at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., to share your thoughts on a seasonal cookbook. Try out a recipe in advance of the meeting and take pictures; make a dish to share virtually at the meeting, or just browse through thre recipes and tell us which ones you might try in the future. It's up to you!

Main Selection: The Pumpkin Cookbook by Edith Stovel
Available in print and on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11903188

Alternate Print Selection
The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich

Alternate Ebook Selection
Winter Harvest Cookbook
 by Lane Morgan https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861629

For privacy and security on Zoom, advance registration is required by Tuesday, November 3. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) in order to receive the invitation to the Zoom meeting.

The cookbooks in e-book format are available through the library's Hoopla collection. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. Please check your own library's Hoopla collection, if you have a card from a different library. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Print copies are also available from the Circulation Desk or via curbside pickup, one selection per person. Please check library hours before visiting, as they are subject to change!

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. If you'd like to, let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are not only acceptable, but expected.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is (usually) a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 22 spaces available.

Join the Good Taste Cookbook Club at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., to share your thoughts on a seasonal cookbook. Try out a recipe in advance of the meeting and take pictures; make a dish to share virtually at the meeting, or just browse through thre recipes and tell us which ones you might try in the future. It's up to you!

Main Selection: The Pumpkin Cookbook by Edith Stovel
Available in print and on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11903188

Alternate Print Selection
The Harvest Baker by Ken Haedrich

Alternate Ebook Selection
Winter Harvest Cookbook
 by Lane Morgan https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861629

For privacy and security on Zoom, advance registration is required by Tuesday, November 3. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) in order to receive the invitation to the Zoom meeting.

The cookbooks in e-book format are available through the library's Hoopla collection. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. Please check your own library's Hoopla collection, if you have a card from a different library. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Print copies are also available from the Circulation Desk or via curbside pickup, one selection per person. Please check library hours before visiting, as they are subject to change!

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. If you'd like to, let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are not only acceptable, but expected.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is (usually) a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 22 spaces available.

Monday November 9, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Community Pumpkin Patch

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Wednesday November 11, 2020
Thursday November 12, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Virtual D&D W/ Ventress Library

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns - Join other South Shore teens!  Ventress Memorial Library has all new campaigns for the fall season. Dungeons & Dragons requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A good Zoom connection is a must. Register at least three days in advance. You'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.  For registration form, click the "Register" link below.  

  • Register: Middle School - Thursdays from 3p - 4:30p (11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)
CONTACT:   cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Teen Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns - Join other South Shore teens!  Ventress Memorial Library has all new campaigns for the fall season. Dungeons & Dragons requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A good Zoom connection is a must. Register at least three days in advance. You'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.  For registration form, click the "Register" link below.  

  • Register: Middle School - Thursdays from 3p - 4:30p (11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10)
CONTACT:
  
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday November 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue or dish soap

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue or dish soap

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday November 16, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Community Pumpkin Patch

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Help decorate the library for autumn by creating a Pumpkin Patch!  Patrons of all ages may submit a flat pumpkin to be displayed in our windows in October and November. Pumpkins may be submitted at the drop-off stations, located at the Children's Desk and Teen Desk.

Pumpkins must:

  • be creative, but no real pumpkins please
  • be no smaller than 5"x5" and no bigger than 11"x11".
  • be flat and light enough to be displayed against a window (i.e. no large pom poms, baubles, etc.).
  • be family friendly.

Pumpkin Guidelines:

  • Submissions accepted Oct. 12 - Nov. 16.
  • To submit, place pumpkin in "IN" box at the Children's Desk or Teen Desk
  • Only 1 submission allowed per person.
  • Art will be quarantined for 3 days before being put on display on library windows.
  • If you would like to keep your pumpkin after the display (Thanksgiving), please write your first name and last initial on the back; all pumpkins must be picked up by December 7th.
  • The library is not responsible for any damage that may occur while at the library or on display.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue or dish soap

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue or dish soap

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book HeartlandThis month's book is: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.

"Growing up as one of the working poor has become a familiar theme of memoirs of late, but this book is more than a female-authored Hillbilly Elegy (2016). Smarsh employs an unusual and effective technique, throughout the book addressing her daughter, who does not, in reality, exist. Rather, she's the future that seemed destined for Smarsh, the same future that had been destined for and realized by all the women in her family. Smarsh comes from a long line of women who married young, survived with barely enough money, and continually scrabbled along with low-paying jobs while trying to stay one step ahead of domestic violence or eviction. All of this was to be her legacy despite the strong work ethic, self-sufficiency, and pride that also run in her family. Smarsh was finally able to climb out of difficult circumstances, but her story is a trenchant analysis of the realities of an economic inequality whose cultural divide allows "the powerful to make harmful decisions in policy and politics." Elucidating reading on the challenges many face in getting ahead." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book HeartlandThis month's book is: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.

"Growing up as one of the working poor has become a familiar theme of memoirs of late, but this book is more than a female-authored Hillbilly Elegy (2016). Smarsh employs an unusual and effective technique, throughout the book addressing her daughter, who does not, in reality, exist. Rather, she's the future that seemed destined for Smarsh, the same future that had been destined for and realized by all the women in her family. Smarsh comes from a long line of women who married young, survived with barely enough money, and continually scrabbled along with low-paying jobs while trying to stay one step ahead of domestic violence or eviction. All of this was to be her legacy despite the strong work ethic, self-sufficiency, and pride that also run in her family. Smarsh was finally able to climb out of difficult circumstances, but her story is a trenchant analysis of the realities of an economic inequality whose cultural divide allows "the powerful to make harmful decisions in policy and politics." Elucidating reading on the challenges many face in getting ahead." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday November 17, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Tween & Teens Grab & Go: Sensory Bottles

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @3:30pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook page Tuesday Nov. 17th @3:30pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13th, Monday November 16th, and Tuesday November 17th 10am-4pm.

Please note, you will need the following items to complete this activity.  Due to Covid, these are NOT included in the kits: 

  • Bottle (glass, plastic, mason jar, or vials are okay)

  • Clear glue

  • Hot glue & hot glue gun

Registration required (see 11/17 event listing). 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South Shore Book Share (Tweens & Teens)
South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!
  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!
  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Cherokee America by Margaret Verble. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on November 11th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, November 10th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud’s Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.

Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award (Best Western Traditional Novel)

It’s the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing.
 
In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check": her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check’s mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community—and painfully expel one of their own.
 
Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds—of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury—that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816738 and as a downloadable e-audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12038894You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection; if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. 

Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print are also available at the library. Please check our current hours before visiting the library and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
 
Cherokee America meets the requirements for the Native American Voices and Female Voices badges, for anyone participating in Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge,  Sept 7 - Nov. 18: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 15 spaces available.

This month's selection is Cherokee America by Margaret Verble. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on November 11th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, November 10th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud’s Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.

Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award (Best Western Traditional Novel)

It’s the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing.
 
In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check": her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check’s mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community—and painfully expel one of their own.
 
Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds—of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury—that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816738 and as a downloadable e-audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12038894You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection; if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. 

Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print are also available at the library. Please check our current hours before visiting the library and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
 
Cherokee America meets the requirements for the Native American Voices and Female Voices badges, for anyone participating in Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge,  Sept 7 - Nov. 18: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday November 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Amazon.com: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel (0760789273896):  Richardson, Kim Michele: Books

This month's discussion is on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, 320 pages

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything-everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere - even back home.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date. This title is also available on Hoopla and Overdrive.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will recieve the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Intivations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletters!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 19 spaces available.

Amazon.com: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel (0760789273896):  Richardson, Kim Michele: Books

This month's discussion is on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, 320 pages

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything-everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere - even back home.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date. This title is also available on Hoopla and Overdrive.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will recieve the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Intivations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletters!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 19 spaces available.

Tuesday November 24, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on Tuesday November 24th on Instagram at 3pm!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on Tuesday November 24th on Instagram at 3pm!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
RESCHEDULED -The Reader's Group Book Club

This months book club has been rescheduled to Thursday evening, December 3rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

This months book club has been rescheduled to Thursday evening, December 3rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday November 26, 2020
Friday November 27, 2020
Saturday November 28, 2020
Thursday December 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Tonight's book club was rescheduled from Wednesday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 20 spaces available.

Tonight's book club was rescheduled from Wednesday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 20 spaces available.

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club in December

The 2nd Tuesday does not meet in December. See you in January!

 

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

The 2nd Tuesday does not meet in December. See you in January!

 

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday December 9, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Vineyard Christmas by Jean Stone. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on December 9th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, December 8th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Annie Sutton is finally realizing her dream of living on Martha's Vineyard, when a surprise package is left outside her cottage door. A baby in a basket. 

Jean Stone is the author of seventeen novels about contemporary women that have been published by Random House and HarperCollins. Her book Good Little Wives (written under her pen name, Abby Drake) was optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. From Germany to Japan, over a dozen countries around the world have purchased the subrights to her novels and translated them. In addition, all of her books are available in both print and eBook versions. Jean has taught at a number of writers' conferences and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and conferences.
A native of New England, she lived in Amherst, Massachusetts for several years and now resides on Martha's Vineyard.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12422339You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

This month's selection is Vineyard Christmas by Jean Stone. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on December 9th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, December 8th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Annie Sutton is finally realizing her dream of living on Martha's Vineyard, when a surprise package is left outside her cottage door. A baby in a basket. 

Jean Stone is the author of seventeen novels about contemporary women that have been published by Random House and HarperCollins. Her book Good Little Wives (written under her pen name, Abby Drake) was optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. From Germany to Japan, over a dozen countries around the world have purchased the subrights to her novels and translated them. In addition, all of her books are available in both print and eBook versions. Jean has taught at a number of writers' conferences and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and conferences.
A native of New England, she lived in Amherst, Massachusetts for several years and now resides on Martha's Vineyard.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12422339You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.
The first 100 people will fit in the room.

 Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

The Friends of Thayer Public Library generously support this program by providing the movie licensing.

 
 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.
The first 100 people will fit in the room.

 Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

The Friends of Thayer Public Library generously support this program by providing the movie licensing.

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday December 10, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

Joins us for a repeat showing of last night's Newly-Released-on-DVD program.

The Friends of Thayer Public Library generously support this program by providing the movie licensing.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Joins us for a repeat showing of last night's Newly-Released-on-DVD program.

The Friends of Thayer Public Library generously support this program by providing the movie licensing.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friday December 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday December 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Grab your free  kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram on Tuesday December 15th @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday December 11th, Monday December 14th, and Tuesday December 15th 10am-4pm.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen
  • 3D pen filament
  • earring backings
  • instruction sheet

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South Shore Book Share (Tweens & Teens)

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Monday December 21, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book A Truck Full of MoneyThis month's book is: A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder.

"For his Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Soul of a New Machine (1981), best-selling nonfiction writer Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains, 2013) eavesdropped on a team of programmers and computer engineers developing a then cutting-edge minicomputer for the Data General Corporation. Now, 35 years later, Kidder returns to the domain of computer nerds with this profile of Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel website, Kayak.com. In tracing English's roots from working-class Boston to selling his first start-up company for a cool $33-million, Kidder shows how the brilliant software engineer has succeeded with a rare combination of disdain for authority and the ability to nurture fierce loyalty in his employees, becoming a Pied Piper of geeks. Perhaps English's most surprising idiosyncrasy, however, is his unabashed philanthropy, as embodied in his Summits Education program investing in teachers and a remarkable website devoted to personalized customer service all accomplished while suffering from bipolar disorder. Once again, Kidder hits the mark, painting a riveting portrait of an endearing society outlier and highlighting the rapidly changing trends in today's computer-driven marketplace."-- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book A Truck Full of MoneyThis month's book is: A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder.

"For his Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Soul of a New Machine (1981), best-selling nonfiction writer Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains, 2013) eavesdropped on a team of programmers and computer engineers developing a then cutting-edge minicomputer for the Data General Corporation. Now, 35 years later, Kidder returns to the domain of computer nerds with this profile of Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel website, Kayak.com. In tracing English's roots from working-class Boston to selling his first start-up company for a cool $33-million, Kidder shows how the brilliant software engineer has succeeded with a rare combination of disdain for authority and the ability to nurture fierce loyalty in his employees, becoming a Pied Piper of geeks. Perhaps English's most surprising idiosyncrasy, however, is his unabashed philanthropy, as embodied in his Summits Education program investing in teachers and a remarkable website devoted to personalized customer service all accomplished while suffering from bipolar disorder. Once again, Kidder hits the mark, painting a riveting portrait of an endearing society outlier and highlighting the rapidly changing trends in today's computer-driven marketplace."-- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday December 22, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, you might want to stop in to Logan!  Bring a friend, bring your snack, and drop by after school to play awesome games with cool people.  Combination video games on the Nintendo Switch and a chill space with comfy carpet squares or tables.  You can even work on homework or ask another teen there to study with you. 

Meets every Tuesday in Logan Auditorium. 2:15-4:15PM

Want a reminder for this program?  Click on the Register button to get a reminder email.  Registration isn't required for this program, but it helps!

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, you might want to stop in to Logan!  Bring a friend, bring your snack, and drop by after school to play awesome games with cool people.  Combination video games on the Nintendo Switch and a chill space with comfy carpet squares or tables.  You can even work on homework or ask another teen there to study with you. 

Meets every Tuesday in Logan Auditorium. 2:15-4:15PM

Want a reminder for this program?  Click on the Register button to get a reminder email.  Registration isn't required for this program, but it helps!

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday December 23, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

The Readers' Group does not meet in December. See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual

The Readers' Group does not meet in December. See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday December 25, 2020
Tuesday December 29, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, you might want to stop in to Logan!  Bring a friend, bring your snack, and drop by after school to play awesome games with cool people.  Combination video games on the Nintendo Switch and a chill space with comfy carpet squares or tables.  You can even work on homework or ask another teen there to study with you. 

Meets every Tuesday in Logan Auditorium. 2:15-4:15PM

Want a reminder for this program?  Click on the Register button to get a reminder email.  Registration isn't required for this program, but it helps!

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

If you're a teen in grades 6-12, you might want to stop in to Logan!  Bring a friend, bring your snack, and drop by after school to play awesome games with cool people.  Combination video games on the Nintendo Switch and a chill space with comfy carpet squares or tables.  You can even work on homework or ask another teen there to study with you. 

Meets every Tuesday in Logan Auditorium. 2:15-4:15PM

Want a reminder for this program?  Click on the Register button to get a reminder email.  Registration isn't required for this program, but it helps!

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday January 11, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 13, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on January 13th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, January 12th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of The Alice Network

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

An NPR's Best Book of the Year

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12458337You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

This month's selection is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on January 13th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, January 12th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of The Alice Network

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

An NPR's Best Book of the Year

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12458337You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday January 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Dungeon Mats

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday January 18, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Dungeon Mats

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday January 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Dungeon Mats

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Learn how to make a simple dungeon mat for Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs!  Grab your free kit & book, then head over to our Facebook or Instagram  Tuesday January19th  @4:00pm for a video tutorial.  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday January 15th, Monday January 18th, and Tuesday January 19th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • cardboard
  • foam plate
  • 1 sheet tinfoil
  • pencil

You will need:

  • gluestick
  • scissors
  • ruler

Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday January 26, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday February 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday February 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Tuesday February 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Love yourself and relax this month!  Grab your free kit & book, then enjoy these activities on your own time this month (no video needed!)  

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday February 5th, Monday February 8th, and Tuesday February 9th 10am-4pm.

Kits Include:

  • squish toy
  • coloring pages
  • colored pencils
  • self-care bookmark
  • other activities for de-stressing

Supplies limited. Registration required.

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Wednesday February 10, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Water Keeper by Charles Martin. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on February 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, February 9th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of The Water Keeper

A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.

Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.

When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.

With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12659436You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

This month's selection is The Water Keeper by Charles Martin. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on February 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, February 9th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of The Water Keeper

A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.

Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.

When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.

With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12659436You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Monday February 22, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday February 23, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on @ 3pm on Instagram and Facebook!

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute book recommendation video produced by Christina, the Young Adult Librarian. It features 2 books and an audiobook you should read.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday March 10, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on March 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, March 9th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of Be Frank with Me

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12308961You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

This month's selection is Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on March 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, March 9th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

Cover image of Be Frank with Me

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12308961You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Monday March 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday April 19, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday May 17, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday June 21, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 19, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday September 20, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday October 18, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday November 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday December 20, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT: Terri Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level


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