Braintree, MA

Saturday July 20, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Ukulele Scramble

Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled0--   DON'T MISS THE FUN  !!

The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.

Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.

Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405 X4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled0--   DON'T MISS THE FUN  !!

The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.

Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.

Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405 X4417
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 22, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Crafts age 5 up

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday July 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Storytime at Watson Park

Storytime will be held ouside, at Watson Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Watson Park is at end of Gordon Road in East Braintree. Gordon Road joins Quincy Avenue at 85 Quincy Ave. ( Braintree Recreation Dept.)  Elisabeth will set up under a shady tree by the Watson Park Playground and Splash Pad. A towel or blanket is suggested for sitting on. If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Storytime will be held ouside, at Watson Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Watson Park is at end of Gordon Road in East Braintree. Gordon Road joins Quincy Avenue at 85 Quincy Ave. ( Braintree Recreation Dept.)  Elisabeth will set up under a shady tree by the Watson Park Playground and Splash Pad. A towel or blanket is suggested for sitting on. If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Steven Universe Space Planet Terrarium (Teen)

Come make a space theme faux planet terrarium!  Great for decorating your bedroom, gifting, or other places where decorations are neccessary!

Program for teens going into grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 10 spaces available.

Come make a space theme faux planet terrarium!  Great for decorating your bedroom, gifting, or other places where decorations are neccessary!

Program for teens going into grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday July 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TAG Summer Service

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

*Please note, this is designed as a 3 week program.  However, we do understand that summers mean vacation.  If you cannot attend all 3 weeks, please register for the weeks you can attend (see July 17th & 24th events)

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 4 spaces available.

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

*Please note, this is designed as a 3 week program.  However, we do understand that summers mean vacation.  If you cannot attend all 3 weeks, please register for the weeks you can attend (see July 17th & 24th events)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kids Build Stories Workshop

Kids Build Stories - workshop with Ryan Racette of Big Ryan's Tall Tales. For ages 4 - 7.  This interactive parent/child 3 week series delves into fun and exciting ways to tackle story reading and writing.  Ryan will share tips on how to use voices, and create puppets to make stories come alive. Kids will have an opportunity to write their own stories and design their own puppets.

Appropriate for children 4-7 years old accompanied by an adult.Today is the last of 3 sessions,  Wed. July 24 , 1:00 - 2:00.

Held at the Stained Glass Tower's tables in the Children's Room. Register with Joan Rodeck at jrodeck@qcap.org

Kid’s Build Stories is sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE (Children Families and Community Engagement) program of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs) and Thayer Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Kids Build Stories - workshop with Ryan Racette of Big Ryan's Tall Tales. For ages 4 - 7.  This interactive parent/child 3 week series delves into fun and exciting ways to tackle story reading and writing.  Ryan will share tips on how to use voices, and create puppets to make stories come alive. Kids will have an opportunity to write their own stories and design their own puppets.

Appropriate for children 4-7 years old accompanied by an adult.Today is the last of 3 sessions,  Wed. July 24 , 1:00 - 2:00.

Held at the Stained Glass Tower's tables in the Children's Room. Register with Joan Rodeck at jrodeck@qcap.org

Kid’s Build Stories is sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE (Children Families and Community Engagement) program of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs) and Thayer Public Library

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kids Write! ages 8-11

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on. We'll meet 6:30 - 7:30, as the library closes at 8:00 pm in the Summer.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on. We'll meet 6:30 - 7:30, as the library closes at 8:00 pm in the Summer.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This Is How It Always Is: A NovelThis month's title is This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world.

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This Is How It Always Is: A NovelThis month's title is This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world.

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday July 25, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ralph Breaks the Internet movie for children all ages

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SPAAAACE Scavenger Hunt (Teen)

Come to the teen room to participate in a SPAAAACE themed scavenguer hunt, a teen volunter led program with prizes!

Program for grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 10 spaces available.

Come to the teen room to participate in a SPAAAACE themed scavenguer hunt, a teen volunter led program with prizes!

Program for grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday July 27, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Building Bridges

Engaging men in the issues women are facing.  

CONTACT: Ukumbwa Sauti  781-277-3857  melanie.monaco@live.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Engaging men in the issues women are facing.  

CONTACT:
  Ukumbwa Sauti
  781.277.3857
  melanie.monaco@live.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 29, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NYC Opera Trip
CONTACT: Jim Hermelbracht  617-287-7090  james.hermelbracht@umb.edu
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Jim Hermelbracht
  617.287.7090
  james.hermelbracht@umb.edu

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hold for Library Use
 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday July 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Storytime at Pond Meadow Park

Storytime will be held outside, at Pond Meadow Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Pond Meadow Park is at 470 Liberty Street.  Elisabeth will set up at the covered seating in the pavillion at the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Storytime will be held outside, at Pond Meadow Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Pond Meadow Park is at 470 Liberty Street.  Elisabeth will set up at the covered seating in the pavillion at the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pre-Bruins Visit Activities for ages 3-7

It's only a week and two days till the Bruins' Mascot Blades and the Bruins' Ice Girls visit Thayer Public Library in Braintree. Cool! They'll be here Thursday August 8 at 3:00 pm.  Let's use our excitement and make an easy hockey-themed craft and try playing hockey with popsicle sticks and pennies. Can you score??? You can tell us who your favorite Bruins player is.

Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories".Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

It's only a week and two days till the Bruins' Mascot Blades and the Bruins' Ice Girls visit Thayer Public Library in Braintree. Cool! They'll be here Thursday August 8 at 3:00 pm.  Let's use our excitement and make an easy hockey-themed craft and try playing hockey with popsicle sticks and pennies. Can you score??? You can tell us who your favorite Bruins player is.

Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories".Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Glowing Constellation Painting (Teen)

Come make a Glowing Constellation Painting!  It's one part painting and one part battery lighting.  Let PopUp Art instructors Lisa and Janell show you how!

Program for those going into grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 19 spaces available.

Come make a Glowing Constellation Painting!  It's one part painting and one part battery lighting.  Let PopUp Art instructors Lisa and Janell show you how!

Program for those going into grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 19 spaces available.

Wednesday July 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 1, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mary Poppins Returns movie for children all ages

Mary Poppins Returns movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Mary Poppins Returns movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SciFi Meme Making (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room as we make our own SciFi Memes!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina   78184804054415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room as we make our own SciFi Memes!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  78184804054415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting Sampler

Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting Sampler

CALLING ALL INCOMING K/1 GIRLS IN BRAINTREE!

Join us for a sample troop meeting at 6pm to see what Girl Scouts is all about! We'll run through an abbreviated meeting then cover troop logistics, registration, parent involvement, and more! Come experience the fun first-hand to see if Girl Scouts is what you've been missing! *PLUS: All girls who attend will earn their first patch when they join!

Can't make it but want more information about troops in Braintree? Head to www.gsema.org/moreinfo

CONTACT: Christine Candler  617-352-0141   ccandler@gsema.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting Sampler

CALLING ALL INCOMING K/1 GIRLS IN BRAINTREE!

Join us for a sample troop meeting at 6pm to see what Girl Scouts is all about! We'll run through an abbreviated meeting then cover troop logistics, registration, parent involvement, and more! Come experience the fun first-hand to see if Girl Scouts is what you've been missing! *PLUS: All girls who attend will earn their first patch when they join!

Can't make it but want more information about troops in Braintree? Head to www.gsema.org/moreinfo

CONTACT:
  Christine Candler
  617.352.0141 
  ccandler@gsema.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday August 2, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEGO competition ages 5-11

Join us for a LEGO competition!  Build a space vehicle, with our LEGOs. You have 45 minutes to build any space vehicle you can imagine! You can build it here by yourself, or with a friend/ brother /sister. Then the kids will vote for the one they like best.

For ages 5 - 11, held in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for a LEGO competition!  Build a space vehicle, with our LEGOs. You have 45 minutes to build any space vehicle you can imagine! You can build it here by yourself, or with a friend/ brother /sister. Then the kids will vote for the one they like best.

For ages 5 - 11, held in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday August 3, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hold for SR Program

YA

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

YA

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday August 5, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Playful Engineering age 6 - 11

"Playful Engineering" comes to Braintree. for kids ages 6 through 11. In this STEM Workshop, the Presenter from Playful Engineering will start with info about forces, motion, cause and effect. Then kids can build and experiment with hands-on use of  the cool supplies brought by the Playful Engineering staff.

The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

"Playful Engineering" comes to Braintree. for kids ages 6 through 11. In this STEM Workshop, the Presenter from Playful Engineering will start with info about forces, motion, cause and effect. Then kids can build and experiment with hands-on use of  the cool supplies brought by the Playful Engineering staff.

The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday August 6, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Astronauts & Aliens Soapmaking

Want to make your own cosmic astronaut or alien soap?  Join Gariné as she shows you how!

Program for ages 11-18.

Registration Required.  Event limit set by performer.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 12 spaces available.

Want to make your own cosmic astronaut or alien soap?  Join Gariné as she shows you how!

Program for ages 11-18.

Registration Required.  Event limit set by performer.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 12 spaces available.

Wednesday August 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Storytime at Sunset Lake

Storytime will be held outside, at Sunset Lake, today at 10:00. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children.  Sunset Lake is on Franklin Street.  Cathie will set up in the covered gazebo, next to the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Storytime will be held outside, at Sunset Lake, today at 10:00. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children.  Sunset Lake is on Franklin Street.  Cathie will set up in the covered gazebo, next to the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 8, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bruins' Blades and Ice Girls Visit for kids all ages

Bruins' Mascot Blades and  Bruins' Ice Girls Visit!!!  Blades, the mascot, and some of the Bruins' Ice Girls  are coming to Braintree!!! They'll be loaded up with goodie bags for each kid who attends and available for photo opportuniites too! Thayer Public Library has been selected for a special summer visit!!! For children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. The Bruins are a sponsor of the state-wide Summer Reading Program for children.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories".

 

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Bruins' Mascot Blades and  Bruins' Ice Girls Visit!!!  Blades, the mascot, and some of the Bruins' Ice Girls  are coming to Braintree!!! They'll be loaded up with goodie bags for each kid who attends and available for photo opportuniites too! Thayer Public Library has been selected for a special summer visit!!! For children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. The Bruins are a sponsor of the state-wide Summer Reading Program for children.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories".

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781.848.0405  x4425
  estrachan@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Constellation Mad Libs (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some constellation-themed mad Libs!  This is a volunteer led program.

Registration Required, drop-ins welcome.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some constellation-themed mad Libs!  This is a volunteer led program.

Registration Required, drop-ins welcome.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Braintree Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Kathy Tuffy  781-307-2608  kathytuffy@gmail.com
Friday August 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Let's Get Technical!

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT: Priscilla or Moira  781-848-0405, 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT:
  Priscilla or Moira
  781.848.0405, 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for ages 2-5

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday August 10, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4 Min Film Fest Showings

Hold for YA SR program: 4 Min. Film Festival.  Total time will be announced closer to final submission date (July 31st).  

Updated: Currently 2-4pm.  Time subject to change, depending on Film submissions.  

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

Hold for YA SR program: 4 Min. Film Festival.  Total time will be announced closer to final submission date (July 31st).  

Updated: Currently 2-4pm.  Time subject to change, depending on Film submissions.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday August 12, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Alien Party! ages 4-8

Space Alien Party! Best for ages 4-8. Come dressed as an alien, or make an alien head decoration here.  Alien- themed games and crafts available for fun.  The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Space Alien Party! Best for ages 4-8. Come dressed as an alien, or make an alien head decoration here.  Alien- themed games and crafts available for fun.  The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday August 13, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
OneUp Games Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Have you unlocked the entire roster and found your main yet?  If so (or even if not), come join OneUp Games for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament and compete against the best Ultimate players in your area at our Thayer Public Library!  

Tournament entry is FREE to attend! Friendlies begin at 1:00pm, official tournament brackets start at 1:30pm. We will have pro and GameCube controllers available, as well as GameCube adaptors. Players are welcome to bring their own controller. 

Program for grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 37 spaces available.

Have you unlocked the entire roster and found your main yet?  If so (or even if not), come join OneUp Games for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament and compete against the best Ultimate players in your area at our Thayer Public Library!  

Tournament entry is FREE to attend! Friendlies begin at 1:00pm, official tournament brackets start at 1:30pm. We will have pro and GameCube controllers available, as well as GameCube adaptors. Players are welcome to bring their own controller. 

Program for grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 37 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club Potluck


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The Good Taste Cookbook Club is on our summer break, but we're hosting a Cookbook Club Potluck as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program! No need to register in advance, but if you'd like to receive an automated reminder, please register here or by calling 781-848-0405 x4417.

Prepare a recipe from one of your favorite cookbooks, food blogs, or Web sites to share the story of the first time you made it, why it's a favorite, or why you like the cookbook so much, etc. The universe is the limit on the story you tell or the recipe you choose to make!

This will be a true potluck supper, as we won't be planning what everyone will bring. It's just a fun summer get-together for readers who like to cook!

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 24 spaces available.


Cookbook Club Potluck -- Universe of Stories cool

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is on our summer break, but we're hosting a Cookbook Club Potluck as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program! No need to register in advance, but if you'd like to receive an automated reminder, please register here or by calling 781-848-0405 x4417.

Prepare a recipe from one of your favorite cookbooks, food blogs, or Web sites to share the story of the first time you made it, why it's a favorite, or why you like the cookbook so much, etc. The universe is the limit on the story you tell or the recipe you choose to make!

This will be a true potluck supper, as we won't be planning what everyone will bring. It's just a fun summer get-together for readers who like to cook!

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:50 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

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: YA Room

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

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: YA Room

Wednesday August 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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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.

 
 

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.

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 15, 2019
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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.

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.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cosmic Coloring & Constellation Design (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some cosmic coloring and design your own constellation.  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some cosmic coloring and design your own constellation.  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday August 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  requested, but not required.  Register online through the link below, in person at the Reference Desk, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 ext 443  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
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  requested, but not required.  Register online through the link below, in person at the Reference Desk, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 ext 443
  mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are many spaces available.

Monday August 19, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
ScienceTellers Children's Finale

 ScienceTellers presents "Aliens: Escape from Earth " with science based special effects that will be explained. Children's Summer Reading Program Finale! For children age 5 - 12, no sign-up needed. The first 100 to arrive will be admitted.Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories". Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

 Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • See a flying rocket made of two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 ScienceTellers presents "Aliens: Escape from Earth " with science based special effects that will be explained. Children's Summer Reading Program Finale! For children age 5 - 12, no sign-up needed. The first 100 to arrive will be admitted.Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories". Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

 Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • See a flying rocket made of two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful, new Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

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

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

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 August 20, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Play Solar System Bingo ages 5-8

Join us to play "Solar System Bingo". It's the game of Bingo with Solar System items to match up. Great for ages 5 - 8.   Held in the Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.  Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us to play "Solar System Bingo". It's the game of Bingo with Solar System items to match up. Great for ages 5 - 8.   Held in the Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.  Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Space Trivia (Teen)

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then join us for some space-themed jeopardy!  Come play for some sweet prizes

Registration Required.  

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 38 spaces available.

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then join us for some space-themed jeopardy!  Come play for some sweet prizes

Registration Required.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 38 spaces available.

Wednesday August 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.  Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.  Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Today, Aug. 21 is our last Reader's Theater, from 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Today, Aug. 21 is our last Reader's Theater, from 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Self Sufficiency Meeting

Braintree Housing Authority

CONTACT: Roxi Duarte  781-848-1484 x203
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Braintree Housing Authority

CONTACT:
  Roxi Duarte
  781.848.1484 x203
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Star Wars Jedi Training ages 4-8

Star Wars Jedi Training, best for ages 4-8.  Make a (pretend) light saber and learn some moves with it. Get some other Jedi tips that you can practice at home!

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Star Wars Jedi Training, best for ages 4-8.  Make a (pretend) light saber and learn some moves with it. Get some other Jedi tips that you can practice at home!

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Solar System Fact/Fortune Tellers (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some Solar System Face & Fortune Tellers!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 14 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some Solar System Face & Fortune Tellers!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paint to Star Wars ages 6 & 7

Paint to Star Wars music, from the movies, for ages 6 & 7. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Paint to Star Wars music, from the movies, for ages 6 & 7. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Paint Van Gogh's Starry Night ages 8-11

Paint your own version of Van Gogh's Starry Night, for ages 8-11. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Paint your own version of Van Gogh's Starry Night, for ages 8-11. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday August 27, 2019
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
End of Summer Party (Teen)

Pizza, prizes, live raffle, photo contest winner announcements, Switch play, and more!

Program is for teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration Required.    

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 35 spaces available.

Pizza, prizes, live raffle, photo contest winner announcements, Switch play, and more!

Program is for teens entering grades 6-12.  Registration Required.    

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 35 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Health and Wellness Information Session

Join us for an amazing hour of Hope & Health. 

Are you or someone you know ready for better health?
* weight loss
* better sleep
* more confidence
* less stress
* healthier habits
* accountability
* community
* lifelong wellness

Be inspired by real stories of transformations from people just like you, who started right where you are today, with the same challenges and concepts. Learn how to achieve lifelong transformation by incorporating healthy habits into everything you do.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but RSVP is required via our Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396814427768218/

---> PARKING... please park on the street or in the Town Hall parking lot across Washington Street, per the request of Thayer Public Library. 

CONTACT: Caitlin Jamali  650-703-3780  caitlin.jamali@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Join us for an amazing hour of Hope & Health. 

Are you or someone you know ready for better health?
* weight loss
* better sleep
* more confidence
* less stress
* healthier habits
* accountability
* community
* lifelong wellness

Be inspired by real stories of transformations from people just like you, who started right where you are today, with the same challenges and concepts. Learn how to achieve lifelong transformation by incorporating healthy habits into everything you do.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but RSVP is required via our Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396814427768218/

---> PARKING... please park on the street or in the Town Hall parking lot across Washington Street, per the request of Thayer Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Jamali
  650.703.3780
  caitlin.jamali@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday August 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Today is the last Wednesday Storytime of the Summer. Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Today is the last Wednesday Storytime of the Summer. Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed. Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday August 29, 2019
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday September 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend

Thursday September 5, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday September 7, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading from work is optional. Please register in advance to receive an automatic email reminder of the meeting.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, group meetings are facilitated by a librarian. 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 13 spaces available.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading from work is optional. Please register in advance to receive an automatic email reminder of the meeting.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, group meetings are facilitated by a librarian. 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday September 9, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: I Know I Came in Here for Something

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday September 10, 2019
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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. NEW TIME: 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
There are 25 spaces available.

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. NEW TIME: 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

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Image result for The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThis month's selection is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

"The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”

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: YA Room

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Image result for The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThis month's selection is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

"The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”

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: YA Room

Wednesday September 11, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Westover's debut memoir details how her isolated upbringing in the mountains of Idaho led to an unexpected outcome: Cambridge, Harvard, and a PhD.”— Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Westover's debut memoir details how her isolated upbringing in the mountains of Idaho led to an unexpected outcome: Cambridge, Harvard, and a PhD.”— Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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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.

 
 

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.

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Qigong for Health and Healing

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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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.

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.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday September 14, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group
Want to make a difference? Want to help plan teen library programs?  Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library. 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required

 
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:36 AM     
Want to make a difference? Want to help plan teen library programs?  Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library. 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required

 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:36 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen-Run Bullet Journaling

Teen-Run Bullet Journaling— Saturday September 14th, October 12th, & November 9th hang out and destress with us at the library as we plan our monthly calendars!  Get some ideas about how to plan your own, or borrow ideas from others.  Open to beginners and pros alike! 

Please bring your own journals, we will supply everything else.  If you cannot bring your own journal, blank pages will be provided for you.

This program is organized by Teen Advisory Group volunteers and meets monthly in the Teen Room right after Teen Advisory Group.  

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  Program for grades 6-12

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:46 AM     

Teen-Run Bullet Journaling— Saturday September 14th, October 12th, & November 9th hang out and destress with us at the library as we plan our monthly calendars!  Get some ideas about how to plan your own, or borrow ideas from others.  Open to beginners and pros alike! 

Please bring your own journals, we will supply everything else.  If you cannot bring your own journal, blank pages will be provided for you.

This program is organized by Teen Advisory Group volunteers and meets monthly in the Teen Room right after Teen Advisory Group.  

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  Program for grades 6-12

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:46 AM     

Monday September 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: 1919 at 100

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: I Know I Came in Here for Something

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's book is: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.

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

This month's book is: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.

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

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday September 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: 1919 at 100

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
OLLI Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. 

Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. 

Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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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. NEW TIME: 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
There are 25 spaces available.

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. NEW TIME: 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

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hold for Library Program
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday September 18, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: American Foreign Policy in Light of International Relations Theory

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Qigong for Health and Healing

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI Office  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Office
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: Opera on the Big Screen

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday September 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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  requested, but not required.  Register online through the link below, in person at the Reference Desk, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 ext 443  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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  requested, but not required.  Register online through the link below, in person at the Reference Desk, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 ext 443
  mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday September 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: 1919 at 100

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: I Know I Came in Here for Something

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
South Shore for Warren
CONTACT: Diane Goss  781-356-9179  dgoss@curry.edu
CONTACT:
  Diane Goss
  781.356.9179
  dgoss@curry.edu

Tuesday September 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: 1919 at 100

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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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. NEW TIME: 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
There are 25 spaces available.

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. NEW TIME: 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

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

Cookbook Selection to be announced.

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it!

Remember to register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting, and don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 24 spaces available.

Cookbook Selection to be announced.

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it!

Remember to register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting, and don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday September 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Evolution of U.S. Federal Acts and Immigration Laws

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
OLLI Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. 

Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. 

Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: American Foreign Policy in Light of International Relations Theory

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

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: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday September 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Qigong for Health and Healing

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: Opera on the Big Screen

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  617-287-7312  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  617.287.7312
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!

Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday September 27, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alpine Village Trip
CONTACT: Jim Hermelbracht  617-287-7090  james.hermelbracht@umb.edu
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Jim Hermelbracht
  617.287.7090
  james.hermelbracht@umb.edu

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Saturday September 28, 2019
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
3D Pen Back to School Craft

Draw with 3Doodler Pens!  We'll provide the 3D pens, you provide the creativity!  If you're a teen in grades 6-12, join us for a back to school craft!

Everyone will receive a backpack, a pencil, and a unique 3D Pen made item!

Registration Required.  

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11:36 AM