Braintree, MA

Tuesday July 7, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Tuesday 7/7   Pete the Cat Rockin in my School Shoes by James Dean, read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for  letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Tuesday 7/7   Pete the Cat Rockin in my School Shoes by James Dean, read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for  letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday July 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest (Ongoing)

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Caravan Puppet Show

Caravan Puppet show will give a virtual presentation for Braintree children! "A Celebration of the Imagination!" features several tales. You'll see the "Three Little Pigs" build their houses, meet a dragon who sleeps in a mountain-side cave and watch Bellerophon capture the winged Pegasus. Best for ages 3-6, but open to children of all ages. 

     The show will be seen virtually through Zoom, not at the library. The first 100 families to register will see the show. To register, click on the "Register" button below, or email brchildrens@OCLN.org.  Advance registration by Monday, July 6, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. You will receive an invitation and codes to the Zoom session a few days before the performance date. The Zoom app, and use, is free for phones, or on computers, go to zoom.us to sign in for free, use for free.  If you have questions on how to attend, or about Zoom, please email brchildrens@OCLN.org

  Made possible by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council,  a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 81 spaces available.

Caravan Puppet show will give a virtual presentation for Braintree children! "A Celebration of the Imagination!" features several tales. You'll see the "Three Little Pigs" build their houses, meet a dragon who sleeps in a mountain-side cave and watch Bellerophon capture the winged Pegasus. Best for ages 3-6, but open to children of all ages. 

     The show will be seen virtually through Zoom, not at the library. The first 100 families to register will see the show. To register, click on the "Register" button below, or email brchildrens@OCLN.org.  Advance registration by Monday, July 6, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. You will receive an invitation and codes to the Zoom session a few days before the performance date. The Zoom app, and use, is free for phones, or on computers, go to zoom.us to sign in for free, use for free.  If you have questions on how to attend, or about Zoom, please email brchildrens@OCLN.org

  Made possible by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council,  a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 81 spaces available.

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

This month's selection is Officer Clemmons: A Memoir by François S. Clemmons. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on July 8th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Monday, July 6th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants one day before the meeting date.

To so many, Dr. François S. Clemmons was Officer Clemmons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood — a place where make-believe was about building self-knowledge through love, patience, and the embrace of every person's uniquely vulnerable humanity. But the show wasn't Clemmons' story — this memoir is. In the book, he doesn't ask you to be his neighbor, but rather just to hear his story: One of a man of profound strength and talent who stood up, sang out, and, after great struggle, was heard. -- NPR

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12900888

You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 10 spaces available.

This month's selection is Officer Clemmons: A Memoir by François S. Clemmons. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on July 8th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Monday, July 6th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants one day before the meeting date.

To so many, Dr. François S. Clemmons was Officer Clemmons from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood — a place where make-believe was about building self-knowledge through love, patience, and the embrace of every person's uniquely vulnerable humanity. But the show wasn't Clemmons' story — this memoir is. In the book, he doesn't ask you to be his neighbor, but rather just to hear his story: One of a man of profound strength and talent who stood up, sang out, and, after great struggle, was heard. -- NPR

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12900888

You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Karaoke (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Whether it's Broadway's most recognizable songs, todays currents chart toppers or some oldies but goodies we'll be belting them out virtually in our online Karaoke program!

Join Braintree and other South Shore teens for this very different virtual program.

Want to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

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

Whether it's Broadway's most recognizable songs, todays currents chart toppers or some oldies but goodies we'll be belting them out virtually in our online Karaoke program!

Join Braintree and other South Shore teens for this very different virtual program.

Want to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday July 9, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Wee Sing-along ages 2 - 5

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing aloud to traditional songs and rhymes. On Facebook Live, not held at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing aloud to traditional songs and rhymes. On Facebook Live, not held at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday July 10, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

Saturday July 11, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday July 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Highlands Park

Enjoy Storytime at Highlands Park, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Other Storytimes in the Parks: July 20 at Frenchs Common and August 10 at Watson Park. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

Enjoy Storytime at Highlands Park, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Other Storytimes in the Parks: July 20 at Frenchs Common and August 10 at Watson Park. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Second Tuesday Book Club on Zoom

The Street

 

Join us on Zoom to discuss The Street by Ann Petry: "The Street tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today." Hoopla

Book club books are available in e-book and audio format through Hoopla.

All readers are always welcome!

Please register so that we may send you the Zoom invitation which will admit you into the discussion.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 14 spaces available.

The Street

 

Join us on Zoom to discuss The Street by Ann Petry: "The Street tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today." Hoopla

Book club books are available in e-book and audio format through Hoopla.

All readers are always welcome!

Please register so that we may send you the Zoom invitation which will admit you into the discussion.

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Tuesday 7/14 - The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield, read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Tuesday 7/14 - The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield, read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Kids Pictionary & Games on Zoom

Game TIme! Let's play Pictionary, Scattergories & other games via Zoom. Have fun and connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Game TIme! Let's play Pictionary, Scattergories & other games via Zoom. Have fun and connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday July 15, 2020
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10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest (Ongoing)

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Wednesday 7/15 - Super-Dragon by Steven Kroll
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Wednesday 7/15 - Super-Dragon by Steven Kroll
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday July 16, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Family Yoga with social distancing and social connection

Join experienced yoga teacher Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breath deep. Please bring a towel or yoga mat, and water. Remember to social distance and wear your mask.

Program requires registration. Limited to 10 families and will expand registration if  when the State of Massachusetts  enters phase 3.

Co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

Program is held at Highlands Park - Corner of Washington and South Street. 

 

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
There are 14 spaces available.

Join experienced yoga teacher Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breath deep. Please bring a towel or yoga mat, and water. Remember to social distance and wear your mask.

Program requires registration. Limited to 10 families and will expand registration if  when the State of Massachusetts  enters phase 3.

Co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

Program is held at Highlands Park - Corner of Washington and South Street. 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday July 17, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

Saturday July 18, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday July 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Frenchs Common

Enjoy Storytime at Frenchs Common, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Other Storytime in the Parks: August 10 at Watson Park. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

Enjoy Storytime at Frenchs Common, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Other Storytime in the Parks: August 10 at Watson Park. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Nonfiction Book Club

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

Cover of the book Fire LoverThis month's book is: Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh.

Former LAPD detective sergeant and best-selling author Wambaugh, author of the classic true crime story The Onion Field, returns to nonfiction with the shocking story of John Orr, an arson investigator who was also "the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century." A wanna-be cop, Orr settled for a position as a fireman with the Glendale, California, Fire Department, working up to arson investigator and eventually to fire captain in 1990. Along the way, he caught several arsonists, but there was one perpetrator whom no one could track down, a serial arsonist who was wreaking havoc on Southern California. Even Orr, who had become one of the region's most noted arson investigators, seemed to have no answers--until a piece of an incendiary device from a thwarted 1991 fire turned up with a fingerprint on it. The thousands of records in the criminal databanks elicited no match, but a broader search led to an unfathomable conclusion: the architect of the explosive was none other than Orr himself. This revelation turns the book from an investigative story to a psychological profile of John Orr as an investigator, criminal, psychopath, and man. Wambaugh's painstaking research, which included interviews with law-enforcement officers, survivors, and victims' families, is astonishing. -- Booklist

This title is available as an ebook from Hoopla.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 7 spaces available.

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

Cover of the book Fire LoverThis month's book is: Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh.

Former LAPD detective sergeant and best-selling author Wambaugh, author of the classic true crime story The Onion Field, returns to nonfiction with the shocking story of John Orr, an arson investigator who was also "the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century." A wanna-be cop, Orr settled for a position as a fireman with the Glendale, California, Fire Department, working up to arson investigator and eventually to fire captain in 1990. Along the way, he caught several arsonists, but there was one perpetrator whom no one could track down, a serial arsonist who was wreaking havoc on Southern California. Even Orr, who had become one of the region's most noted arson investigators, seemed to have no answers--until a piece of an incendiary device from a thwarted 1991 fire turned up with a fingerprint on it. The thousands of records in the criminal databanks elicited no match, but a broader search led to an unfathomable conclusion: the architect of the explosive was none other than Orr himself. This revelation turns the book from an investigative story to a psychological profile of John Orr as an investigator, criminal, psychopath, and man. Wambaugh's painstaking research, which included interviews with law-enforcement officers, survivors, and victims' families, is astonishing. -- Booklist

This title is available as an ebook from Hoopla.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting--Cancelled

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday July 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ice Cream and Mystery Activity to GO

Visit Fasano's Food Truck for ice cream and grab a mystery activity to go!  A ticket is required, and will be available at the volunteer table beginning a half an hour before the event until they are gone. Mystery bags limited to the first 100 children.  Fasano's ice cream truck will be at the Town Hall paking lot. Free and all ages welcome for ice cream .

Program c-osponsored by the Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation Department.

 

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Visit Fasano's Food Truck for ice cream and grab a mystery activity to go!  A ticket is required, and will be available at the volunteer table beginning a half an hour before the event until they are gone. Mystery bags limited to the first 100 children.  Fasano's ice cream truck will be at the Town Hall paking lot. Free and all ages welcome for ice cream .

Program c-osponsored by the Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation Department.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Graphic Novel Chat (Teen)
Join us Tuesday July 21st @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading New Kid by Jerry Kraft.
    

"Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.  As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?"

 

Want to read along? New Kid  is available on Hoopla.   This book is suggested for ages 10 and up. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org*

 
Our next event will be Tuesday August 11th.  August's pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale and is available on Hoopla and Overdrive.
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 5 spaces available.
Join us Tuesday July 21st @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading New Kid by Jerry Kraft.
    

"Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.  As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?"

 

Want to read along? New Kid  is available on Hoopla.   This book is suggested for ages 10 and up. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org*

 
Our next event will be Tuesday August 11th.  August's pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale and is available on Hoopla and Overdrive.
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday July 22, 2020
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10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest (Ongoing)

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Kid's Pet Parade on Zoom

Thayer Public Library invites kids to show off their pets! We'll have a Virtual Pet Parade on Zoom, and connect with other Braintree kids. A registration form will be provided.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Thayer Public Library invites kids to show off their pets! We'll have a Virtual Pet Parade on Zoom, and connect with other Braintree kids. A registration form will be provided.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel): Wingate, Lisa ...

 

This month's title is The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate. 

"Successful New York editor, Jen Gibbs, is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing — until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper‘s hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she’d left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she’s willing to pay." lisawingate.com

Virtual book club books are always available in both e-book and audio through Hoopla.

Please register here. You will receive an email on Tuesday, July 21 with a meeting link to join the Zoom meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 9 spaces available.

The Story Keeper (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel): Wingate, Lisa ...

 

This month's title is The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate. 

"Successful New York editor, Jen Gibbs, is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing — until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper‘s hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she’d left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she’s willing to pay." lisawingate.com

Virtual book club books are always available in both e-book and audio through Hoopla.

Please register here. You will receive an email on Tuesday, July 21 with a meeting link to join the Zoom meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday July 23, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Digital Breakout Room (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

We're going on a summer vacation and you have to help plan it! Put you geography and organizational skills to work in the digital escape room.

Quincy teens we will be joined by Braintree, Marshfield and Pembroke teens to see which library can Breakout the quickest to help plan the best vacation for you and your classmates!

Want to join?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

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

We're going on a summer vacation and you have to help plan it! Put you geography and organizational skills to work in the digital escape room.

Quincy teens we will be joined by Braintree, Marshfield and Pembroke teens to see which library can Breakout the quickest to help plan the best vacation for you and your classmates!

Want to join?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday July 24, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

Saturday July 25, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday July 27, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Story Walk: Combine Outdoor Fun and Reading

Residents are invited to stroll French's Common to read Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert from July 27th through  August 2nd. . Laminated pages from the book are attached to wooden stakes. As you stroll you're directed to the next page in the story.

Program co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org

Residents are invited to stroll French's Common to read Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert from July 27th through  August 2nd. . Laminated pages from the book are attached to wooden stakes. As you stroll you're directed to the next page in the story.

Program co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

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

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Braintree Connects ages 4 - 6 virtual chat on Zoom

Connect with other Braintree kids!  We're holding Summer Connecting Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a funny story? What is something fun you did? What books did you like reading?

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm is for ages 4 - 6. ( 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.) 

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Connect with other Braintree kids!  We're holding Summer Connecting Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a funny story? What is something fun you did? What books did you like reading?

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm is for ages 4 - 6. ( 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.) 

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Braintree Connects ages 7 - 11 virtual chat on Zoom

Connect with other Braintree kids!  We're holding Summer Connecting Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a funny story? What is something fun you did? 

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Connect with other Braintree kids!  We're holding Summer Connecting Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a funny story? What is something fun you did? 

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday July 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Comic Talk (Teen)

Join us Tuesday July 28th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  REgistration is required to attend (see the Registration form dates)

Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV 

"On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine."

The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

Want to read the book? The Woods, Vol. 1 is available on Hoopla..  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org

Our next date will be Tuesday August 18th.  August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  Find it on Hoopla!

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 5 spaces available.

Join us Tuesday July 28th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  REgistration is required to attend (see the Registration form dates)

Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV 

"On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine."

The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

Want to read the book? The Woods, Vol. 1 is available on Hoopla..  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org

Our next date will be Tuesday August 18th.  August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  Find it on Hoopla!

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trivia Night (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Ready to compete against other teens in the South Shore? Compete for trivia respect and prizes in this fun and easy virtual trivia event.

Make sure to head over to our event calendar ( www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/events) to officially signup and get followup details!

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Ready to compete against other teens in the South Shore? Compete for trivia respect and prizes in this fun and easy virtual trivia event.

Make sure to head over to our event calendar ( www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/events) to officially signup and get followup details!

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday July 29, 2020
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10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest (Ongoing)

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Weekly reminder: Submissions are now being accepted. (Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.)

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started!   Submit your best photo to cdufour@ocln.org before Wednesday August 5th at midnight.

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

• You have to be in grades 6-12 to enter(going into 6th this fall is fine).

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

o No selfies (no exceptions, save your lovely face for Instagram.) Any photos with people in them need photo release forms. Please ask me if you require one.

o They have to be clear/not-pixelated when sized to 8.5(width) by 11 inches (height) – aka, computer paper. (I print them on glossy photo paper once they’re all submitted, same size.)

o Photo submitted must be your own work. Any photos that are not the artists’ own work are subject to disqualification for 2020 and exclusion from entry for Summer 2021.

• Submissions must be named (or else I will call them something bland like “So and So, #1”)

• You do not have to be signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge to enter.

• This is a passive program (in other words, it will never physically meet)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Book Club ages 9 - 11 on Zoom

Virtual  Book Club for ages 9 - 11 on Zoom! We'll chat about Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, a fast-paced fantasy book, and then play a virtual game. Connect with other Braintree kids. To prepare, get and read your free, available e-book copy of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez through Hoopla at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/  Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Virtual  Book Club for ages 9 - 11 on Zoom! We'll chat about Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, a fast-paced fantasy book, and then play a virtual game. Connect with other Braintree kids. To prepare, get and read your free, available e-book copy of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez through Hoopla at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/  Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday July 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Family Yoga with social distancing and social connection

Join experienced yoga teacher Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breath deep. Please bring a towel or yoga mat, and water. Remember to social distance and wear your mask.

Program requires registration. Limited to 10 families and will expand registration if  when the State of Massachusetts  enters phase 3.

Co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

Program is held at Highlands Park - Corner of Washington and South Street. 

 

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
Registration will begin on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Join experienced yoga teacher Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breath deep. Please bring a towel or yoga mat, and water. Remember to social distance and wear your mask.

Program requires registration. Limited to 10 families and will expand registration if  when the State of Massachusetts  enters phase 3.

Co-sponsored by Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation

Program is held at Highlands Park - Corner of Washington and South Street. 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Registration will begin on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Friday July 31, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

Saturday August 1, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday August 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Show & Tell ages 4 - 6 on Zoom

Thayer Public Library invites kids to "Show and Tell",  and connect with other Braintree kids! 10:00 am is the session for ages 4 - 6 . 2:00 pm  is for ages 7-9.  Show what you've been making, or doing, or have. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library. A registration form will be added.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Thayer Public Library invites kids to "Show and Tell",  and connect with other Braintree kids! 10:00 am is the session for ages 4 - 6 . 2:00 pm  is for ages 7-9.  Show what you've been making, or doing, or have. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library. A registration form will be added.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Show & Tell ages 7 - 9 on Zoom

Thayer Public Library invites kids to "Show and Tell",  and connect with other Braintree kids! 10:00 am is a session for ages 4 - 6 . 2:00 pm is for ages 7-9.  Show what you've been making, or doing, or own. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library. A registration form will be addded.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Thayer Public Library invites kids to "Show and Tell",  and connect with other Braintree kids! 10:00 am is a session for ages 4 - 6 . 2:00 pm is for ages 7-9.  Show what you've been making, or doing, or own. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library. A registration form will be addded.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   You could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday August 4, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ice Cream and Mystery Activity to GO

Visit Fasano's Food Truck for ice cream and grab a mystery activity to go!  A ticket is required, and will be available at the volunteer table beginning a half an hour before the event until they are gone. Mystery bags limited to the first 100 children.  Fasano's ice cream truck will be at the Town Hall paking lot. Free and  all ages welcome for ice cream

Program co-sponsored by the Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation Department.

All programs are free and open to the public. 

CONTACT: Reference   781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Visit Fasano's Food Truck for ice cream and grab a mystery activity to go!  A ticket is required, and will be available at the volunteer table beginning a half an hour before the event until they are gone. Mystery bags limited to the first 100 children.  Fasano's ice cream truck will be at the Town Hall paking lot. Free and  all ages welcome for ice cream

Program co-sponsored by the Thayer Public Library and Braintree Recreation Department.

All programs are free and open to the public. 

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Wednesday August 5, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Summer 2020 Teen Photo Contest Ends

2020 Teen Summer Photo Contest Entries due at midnight.  Please email your entries to Christina, the teen librarian, at cdufour@ocln.org

See the July 1st even description or email Christina for rules. 

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

2020 Teen Summer Photo Contest Entries due at midnight.  Please email your entries to Christina, the teen librarian, at cdufour@ocln.org

See the July 1st even description or email Christina for rules. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Activated Story Theatre for children

Activated Story Theatre performs for Braintree Children!  After the streamed performance, the actors join us via Zoom session for Live question and answer session  with Braintree kids. Their show is called "Tales As Old As Time" and they will perform:

  • The Tortoise and the Hare     A classic tale of an unexpected winner.
  • Hina Moves to the Moon     A tale from Hawaii.

   Best for ages 4 up, but open to children of all ages. We will be adding a registration form here.  Activated Story Theatre not only does fast-paced performances with humor, they also fit in telling the story in American Sign Language (ASL) as they run across the stage. 

    The show will be seen virtually through Zoom, not at the library. The first 100 families to register will see the show. To register, click on the "Register" button below (will be displayed soon).  Advance registration by three days ahead of the show, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. You will be emailed an invitation and codes to the Zoom session a few days before the performance date. The Zoom app, and use, is free for phones, or on computers, go to zoom.us to sign in and use for free.  If you have questions on how to attend, or about Zoom, please email brchildrens@OCLN.org

  Made possible by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council,  a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

Activated Story Theatre performs for Braintree Children!  After the streamed performance, the actors join us via Zoom session for Live question and answer session  with Braintree kids. Their show is called "Tales As Old As Time" and they will perform:

  • The Tortoise and the Hare     A classic tale of an unexpected winner.
  • Hina Moves to the Moon     A tale from Hawaii.

   Best for ages 4 up, but open to children of all ages. We will be adding a registration form here.  Activated Story Theatre not only does fast-paced performances with humor, they also fit in telling the story in American Sign Language (ASL) as they run across the stage. 

    The show will be seen virtually through Zoom, not at the library. The first 100 families to register will see the show. To register, click on the "Register" button below (will be displayed soon).  Advance registration by three days ahead of the show, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. You will be emailed an invitation and codes to the Zoom session a few days before the performance date. The Zoom app, and use, is free for phones, or on computers, go to zoom.us to sign in and use for free.  If you have questions on how to attend, or about Zoom, please email brchildrens@OCLN.org

  Made possible by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council,  a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kahoot Challenge (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Calling all Braintree, Pembroke and Quincy teens! Summer Reading kicks off with a Kahoot Quiz Bowl challenge. See which library's teens have what it takes to win bragging rights for their town. 

What to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the info you'll need.

Teens are those entering 6th-12th grade this summer. 

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 5 spaces available.

Calling all Braintree, Pembroke and Quincy teens! Summer Reading kicks off with a Kahoot Quiz Bowl challenge. See which library's teens have what it takes to win bragging rights for their town. 

What to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the info you'll need.

Teens are those entering 6th-12th grade this summer. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday August 6, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Wee Sing-along ages 2 - 5

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing along to traditional songs and rhymes. Streamed on Facebook Live, not held at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing along to traditional songs and rhymes. Streamed on Facebook Live, not held at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Braintree Connects ages 4-6 virtual Summer Chat on Zoom

Braintree Connects! We're holding Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a joke? What's been the best part of Summer? What is your favorite Summer food?

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm is for ages 4 - 6.  (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.) 

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Braintree Connects! We're holding Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a joke? What's been the best part of Summer? What is your favorite Summer food?

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm is for ages 4 - 6.  (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.) 

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Braintree Connects ages 7 - 11 virtual on Zoom

Braintree Connects! We're holding Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a joke? What's been the best part of Summer? What is your favorite Summer food?

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Braintree Connects! We're holding Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. Want to tell a joke? What's been the best part of Summer? What is your favorite Summer food?

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Friday August 7, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Craft with Cathie on Facebook Live

Cathie will show how to make a craft! It will be shown on Facebook Live. Held virtually, not at the library. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

Cathie will show how to make a craft! It will be shown on Facebook Live. Held virtually, not at the library. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Karaoke (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Whether it's Broadway's most recognizable songs, todays currents chart toppers or some oldies but goodies we'll be belting them out virtually in our online Karaoke program!

Join Braintree and other South Shore teens for this very different virtual program.

Want to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

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

Whether it's Broadway's most recognizable songs, todays currents chart toppers or some oldies but goodies we'll be belting them out virtually in our online Karaoke program!

Join Braintree and other South Shore teens for this very different virtual program.

Want to participate?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday August 8, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday August 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Watson Park

Enjoy Storytime at Watson Park, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

Enjoy Storytime at Watson Park, for children and families. Listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on. All will receive a "Grab-and-Go craft" to take home. We'll be using social distancing, and a sound system will enhance the volume. Co-sponsored by the Recreation Dept and Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Graphic Novel Chat (Teen)
Join us Tuesday August 11th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For August, our pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale. 

"Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history’s roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format."

 

This book is suggested for ages 10 and up. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

Want to read along? One Dead Spy  is available on Hoopla and Overdrive. If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org*

 
 
CONTACT: Christina   cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Join us Tuesday August 11th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For August, our pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale. 

"Nathan Hale, the author’s historical namesake, was America’s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history’s roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format."

 

This book is suggested for ages 10 and up. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

Want to read along? One Dead Spy  is available on Hoopla and Overdrive. If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org*

 
 
CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Monday, August 11th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms. Magazine *The Millions * The Huffington Post * PopSugar * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature

The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

“A stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12447659

You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 20 spaces available.

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

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Monday, August 11th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms. Magazine *The Millions * The Huffington Post * PopSugar * The Lily * Goodreads * Library Journal * LitHub * Electric Literature

The first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

“A stunning work of art that reminds readers Alvarez is, and always has been, in a class of her own.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Poet

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12447659

You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday August 13, 2020
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Book Club ages 9 - 11 on Zoom

Virtual  Book Club for ages 9 - 11 on Zoom! We'll chat about a book (title to be announced), and then play a virtual game. Connect with other Braintree kids. To prepare, get and read your free, available e-book copy of the book through Hoopla at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/  Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Virtual  Book Club for ages 9 - 11 on Zoom! We'll chat about a book (title to be announced), and then play a virtual game. Connect with other Braintree kids. To prepare, get and read your free, available e-book copy of the book through Hoopla at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/  Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Digital Breakout Room (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Ready to play in a digital escape room?

Quincy teens we will be joined by Braintree, Marshfield and Pembroke teens to see which library can Breakout the quickest to help plan the best vacation for you and your classmates!

Want to join?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Ready to play in a digital escape room?

Quincy teens we will be joined by Braintree, Marshfield and Pembroke teens to see which library can Breakout the quickest to help plan the best vacation for you and your classmates!

Want to join?  Make sure to register and we'll email you all the details.

Teens are those entering grades 6-12 this summer.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday August 14, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

Saturday August 15, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday August 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

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

Cover of the book The Tenth ParallelThis month's book is: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold.

Award-winning journalist Griswold chronicles her travels along the 10th parallel, the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator and home to many Christian-Muslim standoffs. Griswold does her best to counter the received wisdom of interfaith fighting by astutely pointing out where religion is simply used as a tactic in a nonreligious conflict over land, resources, or the like. As examples of war-rejecters, multifaith, and environmental advocates, the author introduces many organizations and individuals with hopes for peace, such as the Nigerian pastor, who, in addition to working with a Muslim imam to stop fighting between their communities, also distributes green stoves that burn less wood, thereby preventing further deforestation and possibly inter-religious fighting over land rights. The reader also meets Nigerian Christian warriors, quasi-military Filipino Catholic gangs, and Indonesian jihadis who sell herbal cures door-to-door to raise funds. Though not a scholar of Islam, Griswold has a profound grasp of the misinterpretation and manipulation of Islam. Her insight that no single, unified sharia (Islamic law) exists is a conclusion that has eluded more celebrated authors; among other perceptions, she notes that Islam was spread more by intermarriage than the sword. Always maintaining a journalist's objective view, Griswold, a published poet, nevertheless enchants the reader with her lush, flowing prose. -- Publisher's Weekly

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

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

Cover of the book The Tenth ParallelThis month's book is: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold.

Award-winning journalist Griswold chronicles her travels along the 10th parallel, the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator and home to many Christian-Muslim standoffs. Griswold does her best to counter the received wisdom of interfaith fighting by astutely pointing out where religion is simply used as a tactic in a nonreligious conflict over land, resources, or the like. As examples of war-rejecters, multifaith, and environmental advocates, the author introduces many organizations and individuals with hopes for peace, such as the Nigerian pastor, who, in addition to working with a Muslim imam to stop fighting between their communities, also distributes green stoves that burn less wood, thereby preventing further deforestation and possibly inter-religious fighting over land rights. The reader also meets Nigerian Christian warriors, quasi-military Filipino Catholic gangs, and Indonesian jihadis who sell herbal cures door-to-door to raise funds. Though not a scholar of Islam, Griswold has a profound grasp of the misinterpretation and manipulation of Islam. Her insight that no single, unified sharia (Islamic law) exists is a conclusion that has eluded more celebrated authors; among other perceptions, she notes that Islam was spread more by intermarriage than the sword. Always maintaining a journalist's objective view, Griswold, a published poet, nevertheless enchants the reader with her lush, flowing prose. -- Publisher's Weekly

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 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Comic Talk (Teen)

Join us Tuesday August 18th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For August, we will be reading They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai

 

"George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's-and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon-and America itself-in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love."

 

The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

Want to read along? They Called Us Enemy is available on Hoopla.  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM     

Join us Tuesday August 18th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For August, we will be reading They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai

 

"George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's-and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon-and America itself-in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love."

 

The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

Want to read along? They Called Us Enemy is available on Hoopla.  If you have questions about the event, please email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM     

 
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Trivia Night (Virtual Summer Reading Program)

Trivia Night with South Shore Young Adult.  Info TBD.

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Trivia Night with South Shore Young Adult.  Info TBD.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday August 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

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

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

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405, X4417  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:06 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:06 AM     

Friday August 21, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gnome Hunting

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

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

Oh dear!  While we were all home, a gnome got into the library! 

He says his name is Gnorbitt and he is very good at hiding, but we noticed he is fond of peeking out of windows.   

He has challenged you to find him!  Every Friday this summer, starting Friday July 3rd, you can see him from outside the library windows.

We hope you will enjoy this scavenger hunt safely and remember social distancing as you search for the gnome around the closed library.

Gnorbitt will be out all day and most of the week- he may be missing on Thursdays but will have new hiding spots on Fridays!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org 

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Virtual Children's Staff Book Chat on Zoom

Listen to what books the Children's Staff have enjoyed lately! Sometimes we start off our staff meetings by telling about books we liked. You can listen in on Zoom to hear what some staff have to say. Held virtually, not at the library. A registration form will be addded.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

Listen to what books the Children's Staff have enjoyed lately! Sometimes we start off our staff meetings by telling about books we liked. You can listen in on Zoom to hear what some staff have to say. Held virtually, not at the library. A registration form will be addded.  Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday August 22, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Tuesday August 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

Get a Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Cathie.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday August 26, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime with Elisabeth and Cathie, on Facebook
Today's title and author will be announced, and will be read by Elisabeth.
    Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library is closed. Through the summer, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome.  If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Elisabeth at estrachan@OCLN.org
A HUGE thank you to the publishers and authors for letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

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 has not yet been chosen.

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

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 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Craft with Cathie on Facebook Live

Cathie will show how to make a craft! It will be shown on Facebook Live. Held virtually, not at the library. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

Cathie will show how to make a craft! It will be shown on Facebook Live. Held virtually, not at the library. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Entering books as you finish them continues through Aug. 24 at  http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday August 29, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed
Monday August 31, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Kids Pictionary & Games on Zoom

Game TIme! Let's play Pictionary, Scattergories & other games via Zoom. Have fun and connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Game TIme! Let's play Pictionary, Scattergories & other games via Zoom. Have fun and connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday September 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grab & Go Craft for children

It's the last week for Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

It's the last week for Grab & Go Craft! It is a craft for children to make at  home. Bags will be available on Tuesdays 10 - 3, while supplies last. They may be picked up at the Parking Lot door of the library.  Each week, it will contain a different easy-to-make craft.

 Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. Registration and entering books continues at http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/childrens_summer_reading_2020/   All kids who register and list books they've finished could win free passes to Altitude Trampoline Park in Avon. Thank you to  Altitude Trampoline Park for the generous donation.

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Kids Sing That Thing on Zoom

A fun Guess-the-song game via Zoom.  Participants can take turns seeing if others can guess the song by singing the first one or two words, or humming the starting notes. Connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

A fun Guess-the-song game via Zoom.  Participants can take turns seeing if others can guess the song by singing the first one or two words, or humming the starting notes. Connect with other Braintree kids. Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday September 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Braintree Connects ages 4-6 virtual chat on Zoom

Braintree Connects! We're holding end-of-the-Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. What was awesome this Summer?

10:00 am - 11:00 am is for ages 4 - 6.  ( 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.)

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Braintree Connects! We're holding end-of-the-Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. What was awesome this Summer?

10:00 am - 11:00 am is for ages 4 - 6.  ( 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.)

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Braintree Connects ages 7 - 11 virtual chat on Zoom

Braintree Connects! We're holding end-of-the-Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. What was awesome this Summer?

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

Braintree Connects! We're holding end-of-the-Summer Chats so Braintree kids can visit virtually. Share what you've been doing or making this summer. What was awesome this Summer?

 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  is for ages 7 -11.

Held virtually on Zoom, not at the library.  A registration form will be provided. Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

 Part of the "Imagine Your Story" Virtual Summer Reading Program for children. 

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday September 3, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Wee Sing-along ages 2 - 5

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing along to traditional songs and rhymes. Streamed on Facebook Live, not at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

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

Virtual Wee Sing-along! Ages 2 - 5  will have fun singing along to traditional songs and rhymes. Streamed on Facebook Live, not at library.

Call the library with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425 for Children's Room.

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

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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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 5, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend - Closed

Closed for Labor Day Weekend

Monday September 7, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday September 8, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

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: Reading Room - Main Level

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: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday September 9, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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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

Tuesday September 15, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 17, 2020
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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

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Cover of the book the Moth Presents Occasional MagicThis month's book is: The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns.

More a collection of inspirational stories than a self-help manual, this volume compiles pieces chosen by the staff of the popular podcast the Moth that portray moments of beauty and wonder, often stumbled upon, when a truth is discovered that reveals something about one's life. All of the tales were told at live events in which the authors shared personal and challenging experiences that helped them find a path forward. Readers hear from both well-known authors such as Adam Gopnik, Meg Wolitzer, and Andrew Solomon, and individuals across the globe. In one entry, a young girl living in a shelter recounts a week at summer camp; in another, a mother with a prosthetic arm describes bathing her baby for the first time. Full of emotion, humor, and vulnerability, these stories skillfully illustrate and evoke empathy for the human condition. -- Library Journal

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

Cover of the book the Moth Presents Occasional MagicThis month's book is: The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns.

More a collection of inspirational stories than a self-help manual, this volume compiles pieces chosen by the staff of the popular podcast the Moth that portray moments of beauty and wonder, often stumbled upon, when a truth is discovered that reveals something about one's life. All of the tales were told at live events in which the authors shared personal and challenging experiences that helped them find a path forward. Readers hear from both well-known authors such as Adam Gopnik, Meg Wolitzer, and Andrew Solomon, and individuals across the globe. In one entry, a young girl living in a shelter recounts a week at summer camp; in another, a mother with a prosthetic arm describes bathing her baby for the first time. Full of emotion, humor, and vulnerability, these stories skillfully illustrate and evoke empathy for the human condition. -- Library Journal

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 September 22, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday September 23, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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 has not yet been chosen.

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 24, 2020
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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

Tuesday September 29, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 1, 2020
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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

Tuesday October 6, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Going to Extremes Presentation

GOING TO EXTREMES ~ An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and The Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. 

The author of ten books, he'll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences—surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a ‘city’ of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty—and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today's media.  

 

Mandel's books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Henry Holt. One of his Boston Globe articles won the 2005 Lowell Thomas gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for adventure travel article of the year. Other articles, for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, won Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

 

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

GOING TO EXTREMES ~ An award-winning adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Geographic, and The Providence Journal, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. 

The author of ten books, he'll show slides of his most extreme travel experiences—surviving a coup in Ecuador, visiting a ‘city’ of penguins at the South Pole, fishing for piranha on Brazil’s Rio Negro, floating in the Goodyear Blimp, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty—and talk about how adventure travel turns to prose in today's media.  

 

Mandel's books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Henry Holt. One of his Boston Globe articles won the 2005 Lowell Thomas gold medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for adventure travel article of the year. Other articles, for The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun, won Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2006 and 2007.

 

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 8, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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