Braintree, MA

Monday September 26, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's title is The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri .

A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

"Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence." --The New York Times Book Review

"Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the 'feared swarms' . . . Her family's escape from Isfahan to Oklahoma, which involved waiting in Dubai and Italy, is wildly fascinating . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart-rending stories, eschewing judgment and employing care in threading the stories in with her own . . . This is a memoir laced with stimulus and plenty of heart at a time when the latter has grown elusive." --Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

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: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's title is The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri .

A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction

"Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence." --The New York Times Book Review

"Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the 'feared swarms' . . . Her family's escape from Isfahan to Oklahoma, which involved waiting in Dubai and Italy, is wildly fascinating . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart-rending stories, eschewing judgment and employing care in threading the stories in with her own . . . This is a memoir laced with stimulus and plenty of heart at a time when the latter has grown elusive." --Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

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: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime for Children

Fall Storytimes start! They will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Today we'll focus on shapes and do a School Bus craft. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Fall Storytimes start! They will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Today we'll focus on shapes and do a School Bus craft. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime for Children

Fall Storytimes start! They will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.Today we'll focus on shapes and do a School Bus craft.  On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Fall Storytimes start! They will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.Today we'll focus on shapes and do a School Bus craft.  On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Financial Seminar on Social Security, Taxes and Retirement
CONTACT: Maureen Chasson  508-439-9245  machasson@comcast.net
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Wednesday September 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
FULL session 2 for registered children

Sorry, this program is FULL.

Session 2 of the class that started September 21. Only for those who registered for September 21, which included attendance for this second part. Held in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level. Before the program starts, Joan Rodeck will check registered families in. She is with the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs). For questions, contact jrodeck@qcap.org

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs) and Thayer Public Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Sorry, this program is FULL.

Session 2 of the class that started September 21. Only for those who registered for September 21, which included attendance for this second part. Held in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level. Before the program starts, Joan Rodeck will check registered families in. She is with the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs). For questions, contact jrodeck@qcap.org

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network of QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs) and Thayer Public Library.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Apple Print Making ages 7 - 11

Get creative with apples and paint in this Fall program, as we use apples to make images, patterns. For ages 7 - 11. No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level. Wearing dark or older clothes may be useful for this messy, fun program.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Get creative with apples and paint in this Fall program, as we use apples to make images, patterns. For ages 7 - 11. No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level. Wearing dark or older clothes may be useful for this messy, fun program.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Income Strategies in Retirement
CONTACT: Antonio Agcaoili  aagcaoili@qcu.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Antonio Agcaoili
  
   aagcaoili@qcu.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

The Marriage of Opposites: Hoffman, Alice: 9781451693607: BooksThis month's selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

“A luminous, Marquez-esque tale” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her older husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.

“A work of art” (
Dallas Morning News), The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. “Her lush, seductive prose, and heart-pounding subject…make this latest skinny-dip in enchanted realism…the Platonic ideal of the beach read” (Slate.com). Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick “will only renew your commitment to Hoffman’s astonishing storytelling” (USA TODAY).

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. If you would like to attend this meeting via Zoom please contact me a day or two before the meeting: Priscilla Crane, brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405  x4417.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The Marriage of Opposites: Hoffman, Alice: 9781451693607: BooksThis month's selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

“A luminous, Marquez-esque tale” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her older husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.

“A work of art” (
Dallas Morning News), The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. “Her lush, seductive prose, and heart-pounding subject…make this latest skinny-dip in enchanted realism…the Platonic ideal of the beach read” (Slate.com). Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick “will only renew your commitment to Hoffman’s astonishing storytelling” (USA TODAY).

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. If you would like to attend this meeting via Zoom please contact me a day or two before the meeting: Priscilla Crane, brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405  x4417.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday September 29, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: Dima : The Siberian Tiger

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Financial Seminar on Social Security, Taxes and Retirement
CONTACT: Maureen Chasson  508-439-9245  machasson@comcast.net
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Storytime

Pajamas are encouraged at this evening Storytime, then the little ones can go home to bed.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Pajamas are encouraged at this evening Storytime, then the little ones can go home to bed.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday September 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Drop-in Play

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OLLI: Discovery Documentaries

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday October 3, 2022
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BLSA Meeting
CONTACT: Terri
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Terri
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gardener's Guild of Braintree

Monthly meeting 

CONTACT: Gail Rotondi  617.510.4008  gail.rotondi@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monthly meeting 

CONTACT:
  Gail Rotondi
  617.510.4008
   gail.rotondi@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday October 4, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parachute Play

A new program starts today! "Parachute Play" is big fun with a huge parachute and other children. After we play and sing with the parachute, we'll end with a noisy parade around the Children's Room. Parachute Play will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

A new program starts today! "Parachute Play" is big fun with a huge parachute and other children. After we play and sing with the parachute, we'll end with a noisy parade around the Children's Room. Parachute Play will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: A Blundering Generation 1848-1861

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
OLLI : Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tarot Readings w/ Laura

In times of great uncertainty, humans have turned to the mystical arts for guidance. Tarot offers a mirror to the soul. The cards depict our innermost landscape and provide insight into understanding ourselves and the path of our destiny. Tarot came into popularity in 15th Century Europe, but is part of an ancient lineage of divination. Tarot is a fun and dynamic way to connect with your intuition and support forces of the universe.

Teens ages 12 to 18 can explore the tarot and have their cards read in the Teen Room Tuesday October 4th between 6:30-8:30pm.

Registration is required for a 15-minute reading with Laura. Choose the time slot that works best for you. 

CONTACT: Christina Castle  781.848.0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 7 spaces available.

In times of great uncertainty, humans have turned to the mystical arts for guidance. Tarot offers a mirror to the soul. The cards depict our innermost landscape and provide insight into understanding ourselves and the path of our destiny. Tarot came into popularity in 15th Century Europe, but is part of an ancient lineage of divination. Tarot is a fun and dynamic way to connect with your intuition and support forces of the universe.

Teens ages 12 to 18 can explore the tarot and have their cards read in the Teen Room Tuesday October 4th between 6:30-8:30pm.

Registration is required for a 15-minute reading with Laura. Choose the time slot that works best for you. 

CONTACT:
  Christina Castle
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 7 spaces available.

Wednesday October 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Toddler Class Registration required (ages 23- 47 months)

A Music class for toddlers 23 months to 47 months and their caregiver. Registration Required. Limited to 12 toddlers and their caregivers.

 Registration starts Wednesday Sept 7 at 9 am, to JRodeck@QCAP.org.  This is session 1 of a 2 session class. It continues next Wed Oct 12 at the same time.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

A Music class for toddlers 23 months to 47 months and their caregiver. Registration Required. Limited to 12 toddlers and their caregivers.

 Registration starts Wednesday Sept 7 at 9 am, to JRodeck@QCAP.org.  This is session 1 of a 2 session class. It continues next Wed Oct 12 at the same time.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie Night!

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30

Poster And Trailer For MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS | Rama's ScreenMrs. Harris Goes to Paris

In partnership with the House of Dior, "Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris" tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves, and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of  the House of Dior.

This is the third film adaptation of the 1958 novel Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. 

Focus Features, 1 hour & 55 minutes, Rated PG.

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30

Poster And Trailer For MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS | Rama's ScreenMrs. Harris Goes to Paris

In partnership with the House of Dior, "Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris" tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves, and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of  the House of Dior.

This is the third film adaptation of the 1958 novel Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. 

Focus Features, 1 hour & 55 minutes, Rated PG.

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30

Poster And Trailer For MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS | Rama's ScreenMrs. Harris Goes to Paris

In partnership with the House of Dior, "Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris" tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves, and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of  the House of Dior.

This is the third film adaptation of the 1958 novel Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. 

Focus Features, 1 hour & 55 minutes, Rated PG.

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

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

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30

Poster And Trailer For MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS | Rama's ScreenMrs. Harris Goes to Paris

In partnership with the House of Dior, "Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris" tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves, and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of  the House of Dior.

This is the third film adaptation of the 1958 novel Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. 

Focus Features, 1 hour & 55 minutes, Rated PG.

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday October 6, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
*on pause* Book in a Bag

hold for Book in a Bag - September thru December

CONTACT: Christina  781.848.0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

hold for Book in a Bag - September thru December

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tinker Thursdays ages 5 up

Explore, create with free-form assembly.  Use LEGO's, Magna-Tiles, Squigz, Click-a-Brick, "Gears" building set, "Architectural" wooden block forms. Make structures, buildings, patterns or whatever you can think of. For ages 5 and up. Builds creativity, problem-solving, learning about properties of materials. Informal fun and socializing. No registration needed. Held in the Stained Glass Tower of the Children's Room. To be held monthly.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Explore, create with free-form assembly.  Use LEGO's, Magna-Tiles, Squigz, Click-a-Brick, "Gears" building set, "Architectural" wooden block forms. Make structures, buildings, patterns or whatever you can think of. For ages 5 and up. Builds creativity, problem-solving, learning about properties of materials. Informal fun and socializing. No registration needed. Held in the Stained Glass Tower of the Children's Room. To be held monthly.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday October 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Drop-in Play

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy tunnels, cardboard blocks or other toys. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy tunnels, cardboard blocks or other toys. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OLLI: Discovery Documentaries

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Saturday October 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TPL Writers Group

The TPL Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June. Now on a drop-in basis, no registration required.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets informally to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading briefly from your own work is optional.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; group meetings are facilitated by a librarian or another member of the group.

Click here to subscribe to our Thayer Public Library e-newsletters!

 

CONTACT: Christina castle  781-848-0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

The TPL Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June. Now on a drop-in basis, no registration required.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets informally to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading briefly from your own work is optional.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; group meetings are facilitated by a librarian or another member of the group.

Click here to subscribe to our Thayer Public Library e-newsletters!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina castle
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday October 10, 2022
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Halloween Storytime for Children

Fall Storytimes have started! Halloween is the theme today. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Fall Storytimes have started! Halloween is the theme today. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: A Blundering Generation 1848-1861

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Halloween Storytime for Children

Fall Storytimes have started! Halloween is the theme today. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Fall Storytimes have started! Halloween is the theme today. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
*on pause* Teen Advisory Group

hold for TAG

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

hold for TAG

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Wednesday October 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
session 2 for registered children of Oct 5 class

Full - For those who registered for Class of Wed Oct 5, this is session #2.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and Thayer Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Full - For those who registered for Class of Wed Oct 5, this is session #2.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Braintree Family Network, part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP) and Thayer Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

This month's selection is Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone  by Phaedra Patrick. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on Wednesday, October 12th. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email, and be aware that monthly selections are subject to change.

Visitors and new members are always welcome!

Benedict Stone runs a small jewelry shop in the village on Noon Sun. He's totally adrift; business is slow, his marriage is unraveling, and his days are lonely and predictable. Suddenly Gemma, the teenage daughter of his estranged brother, appears at his door intending to stay for a while. Obstinate, intrepid, and occasionally helpful, she upends his life and sets about engineering a reconciliation between Benedict and his wife and jump-starting his failing business. Using her grandfather's journals on the history of gems, Gemma refreshes Benedict's work and embellishes the lives of the residents of the tiny town. VERDICT: Novels about love and second chances abound right now, but Patrick's follow-up to her debut, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, rises to the top with its clever plot, utterly charming characters, and warmly believable conclusion. A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove. " -- Library Journal

Copies of the print edition in regular and large print, as well as audiobook on CD, will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting.

The monthly selection should also be available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12185423. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. (Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.)

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: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 19 spaces available.

This month's selection is Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone  by Phaedra Patrick. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on Wednesday, October 12th. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email, and be aware that monthly selections are subject to change.

Visitors and new members are always welcome!

Benedict Stone runs a small jewelry shop in the village on Noon Sun. He's totally adrift; business is slow, his marriage is unraveling, and his days are lonely and predictable. Suddenly Gemma, the teenage daughter of his estranged brother, appears at his door intending to stay for a while. Obstinate, intrepid, and occasionally helpful, she upends his life and sets about engineering a reconciliation between Benedict and his wife and jump-starting his failing business. Using her grandfather's journals on the history of gems, Gemma refreshes Benedict's work and embellishes the lives of the residents of the tiny town. VERDICT: Novels about love and second chances abound right now, but Patrick's follow-up to her debut, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, rises to the top with its clever plot, utterly charming characters, and warmly believable conclusion. A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove. " -- Library Journal

Copies of the print edition in regular and large print, as well as audiobook on CD, will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting.

The monthly selection should also be available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12185423. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. (Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.)

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: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BLSA Negotiations
CONTACT: Terri/Priscilla
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Terri/Priscilla
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday October 13, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: Dima : The Siberian Tiger

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Halloween Crafts ages 5 up

Halloween Crafts for kids. Make a spider, a pumpkin face and more. For ages 5 and up. No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Halloween Crafts for kids. Make a spider, a pumpkin face and more. For ages 5 and up. No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Thursday Book Club

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart TurtonThis month's discussion book is The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.           

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man's race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

From the author of The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton delivers inventive twists in a thriller of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.                                                     

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 Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available electronically:  Hoople ebook and eaudio  Overdrive ebook  

 

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact Priscilla Crane: brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405, x4417 at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart TurtonThis month's discussion book is The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.           

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man's race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

From the author of The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton delivers inventive twists in a thriller of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.                                                     

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 Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available electronically:  Hoople ebook and eaudio  Overdrive ebook  

 

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact Priscilla Crane: brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405, x4417 at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Friday October 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Drop-in Play

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OLLI: Discovery Documentaries

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Saturday October 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Storytime for Children

Saturday Storytime for children. We include picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Saturday Storytimes are held once a month. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday Storytime for children. We include picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Saturday Storytimes are held once a month. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday October 17, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
possible class tour

possible class tour with Elisabeth

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

possible class tour with Elisabeth

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Trustee Meeting

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

Trustee Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SciFi/Fantasy Book Club

Join us Monday October 17th @7:00-8:00pm in the Reading Room for Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club!  Visitors and new members welcome!

Our next book is...

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (SciFi/Fantasy)

"Smart, Snarky 'Gideon The Ninth' Swears Her Way Through The Stars." - NPR

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some magazines, and no more time for undead issues.

Of course, some things are better left dead."

Copies of the regular print edition will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome!  Program for adults, but older teens may attend. Questions or having trouble borrowing a copy of the book? Email Christina!

 
 
CONTACT: Christina  781.848.0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Join us Monday October 17th @7:00-8:00pm in the Reading Room for Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club!  Visitors and new members welcome!

Our next book is...

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (SciFi/Fantasy)

"Smart, Snarky 'Gideon The Ninth' Swears Her Way Through The Stars." - NPR

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some magazines, and no more time for undead issues.

Of course, some things are better left dead."

Copies of the regular print edition will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome!  Program for adults, but older teens may attend. Questions or having trouble borrowing a copy of the book? Email Christina!

 
 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Parachute Play

A new program starts today! "Parachute Play" is big fun with a huge parachute and other children. After we play and sing with the parachute, we'll end with a noisy parade around the Children's Room. Parachute Play will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

A new program starts today! "Parachute Play" is big fun with a huge parachute and other children. After we play and sing with the parachute, we'll end with a noisy parade around the Children's Room. Parachute Play will be held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: A Blundering Generation 1848-1861

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Halloween Henna

Join us for Halloween & Fall-themed henna with Mandy!  Mandy has a ton of cool designs ready for you to pick from.

This program is open to for Tween & Teens (ages 11-18) and their parents/guardians!  

Registration is preferred, drop-ins are welcome.

CONTACT: Christina Castle  781.848.0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join us for Halloween & Fall-themed henna with Mandy!  Mandy has a ton of cool designs ready for you to pick from.

This program is open to for Tween & Teens (ages 11-18) and their parents/guardians!  

Registration is preferred, drop-ins are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Christina Castle
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hold for All-Staff Meeting

Hold for All-Staff Meeting -- Library

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  7818480405  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Hold for All-Staff Meeting -- Library

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  7818480405
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday October 20, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: Dima : The Siberian Tiger

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institue at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 

or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Dept. Head Meeting
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Women's Club

Meeting

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
Friday October 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Drop-in Play

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy tunnels, cardboard blocks or other toys. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy tunnels, cardboard blocks or other toys. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OLLI: Discovery Documentaries

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. participants must be reregistered OLLI Members . Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Saturday October 22, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

Genealogist Michael Brophy on Descendency Research

This month the Thayer Public Library's Genealogy Club welcomes Michael Brophy for a lecture on  Descendency Research.

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 about the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories as well as help each other with research. 

Registration is requested, but not required.  Register to be on the Genealogy Club email list to learn about genealogy webinars and special eents throughout the year.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4434  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Genealogist Michael Brophy on Descendency Research

This month the Thayer Public Library's Genealogy Club welcomes Michael Brophy for a lecture on  Descendency Research.

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 about the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories as well as help each other with research. 

Registration is requested, but not required.  Register to be on the Genealogy Club email list to learn about genealogy webinars and special eents throughout the year.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4434
   mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday October 24, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
possible class tour

possible class tour with Elisabeth

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

possible class tour with Elisabeth

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's title is Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

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. 

What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that--the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's title is Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

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. 

What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that--the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime Red Ribbon theme for Children

Today the theme is "Red Ribbon", about people helping others in their community. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room.

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Today the theme is "Red Ribbon", about people helping others in their community. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room.

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: A Blundering Generation 1848-1861

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Red Ribbon Storytime for Children

Today the theme is "Red Ribbon", about people helping others in their community. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room.

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  brchildrens@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Today the theme is "Red Ribbon", about people helping others in their community. Storytimes are held every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. On the Tuesdays in between we'll have "Parachute Play" at 10:00 am. Storytime fun includes picture books, songs and a craft.  Best for ages 2 1/2 - 4, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room.

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   brchildrens@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
OLLI : Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OLLI: Indie Charmers -Independent Films with Heart

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Seminar

Generations Retirement Group

CONTACT: Jean Ricciuti  781-535-6133  jricciuti@plannowretirewell.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Generations Retirement Group

CONTACT:
  Jean Ricciuti
  781.535.6133
   jricciuti@plannowretirewell.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hold for Library
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
CONTACT: Lyn Frano  781-794-8146
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  781.794.8146
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Amazon.com: The Silent Patient: 9781250301697: Michaelides, Alex: BooksThe Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.                                                   

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.                                                                                     

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.              Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations―a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

Overdrive ebook(17) & eaudio(28) 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Amazon.com: The Silent Patient: 9781250301697: Michaelides, Alex: BooksThe Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.                                                   

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.                                                                                     

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.              Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations―a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

Overdrive ebook(17) & eaudio(28) 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday October 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: California from the Gold Rush to Hollywood

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
OLLI : Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Red Ribbon Storytime

Pajamas are encouraged at this evening Storytime, then the little ones can go home to bed. Tonight the theme is "Red Ribbon" and people in a community helping each other. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. 

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Pajamas are encouraged at this evening Storytime, then the little ones can go home to bed. Tonight the theme is "Red Ribbon" and people in a community helping each other. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. 

Co-sponsored by the Braintree Community Partnership. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x 4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday October 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Drop-in Play

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

Stop in on Fridays anytime between 10:00 am and noon for informal fun with other young children. Little ones, ages infant to four, can enjoy Duplos, extra Train Tracks, MagnaTiles, and puzzles. 

Held in the Children's Room each Friday.  781 848-0405 ext 4425. brchildrens@OCLN.org

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday October 31, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends of Thayer Public Library Annual Meeting

Friends of Thayer Public Library Annual Meeting

All Friends & potential Friends are welcome!

CONTACT: Sandra Kunz  781-848-0315
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friends of Thayer Public Library Annual Meeting

All Friends & potential Friends are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Sandra Kunz
  781.848.0315
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: A Blundering Generation 1848-1861

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OLLI: Indie Charmers -Independent Films with Heart

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday November 2, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie Night!

Where the Crawdads Sing (15) | Marina TheatreJoin us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30.

This month:  Where the Crawdads Sing starring,  Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith & Harris Dickinson.

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the townspeople of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead, and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case.

Columbia Pictures, 2 hours & 5 minutes, PG-13

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

Where the Crawdads Sing (15) | Marina TheatreJoin us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30.

This month:  Where the Crawdads Sing starring,  Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith & Harris Dickinson.

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the townspeople of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead, and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case.

Columbia Pictures, 2 hours & 5 minutes, PG-13

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!

Where the Crawdads Sing (15) | Marina Theatre

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30.

This month: Where the Crawdads Sing starring, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith & Harris Dickinson.

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the townspeople of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead, and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case.

Columbia Pictures, 2 hours & 5 minutes, PG-13

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns.

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

Where the Crawdads Sing (15) | Marina Theatre

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a Newly Released on DVD movie shown at 2:00 and 6:30.

This month: Where the Crawdads Sing starring, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith & Harris Dickinson.

Abandoned by her family, Kya Clark, otherwise known to the townspeople of Barkley Cove as the Marsh Girl, is mysterious and wild. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is a coming-of-age story of a young girl raised by the marshlands of the south in the 1950s. When the town hotshot is found dead, and inexplicably linked to Kya, the Marsh Girl is the prime suspect in his murder case.

Columbia Pictures, 2 hours & 5 minutes, PG-13

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday November 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: California from the Gold Rush to Hollywood

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
OLLI : Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday November 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TPL Writers Group

The TPL Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September-November and January-June on a drop-in basis. No registration required. 

Meet others who love to write! Share tips, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets informally to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading briefly from your own work is optional.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; meetings are facilitated by a librarian or another member of the group.

Click here to subscribe to our Thayer Public Library e-newsletters!

 

CONTACT: Christina castle  781-848-0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

The TPL Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September-November and January-June on a drop-in basis. No registration required. 

Meet others who love to write! Share tips, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets informally to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading briefly from your own work is optional.

Sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; meetings are facilitated by a librarian or another member of the group.

Click here to subscribe to our Thayer Public Library e-newsletters!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina castle
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday November 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Taking Religion Seriously in the Formation of the American Consciousness

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Gardener's Guild of Braintree

Monthly meeting

CONTACT: Gail Rotondi  617.510.4008  gail.rotondi@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Gail Rotondi
  617.510.4008
   gail.rotondi@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OLLI: Indie Charmers -Independent Films with Heart

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday November 9, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on Wednesday, November 9th. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email, and be aware that monthly selections are subject to change.

Visitors and new members are always welcome!

ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER!

"Unstoppable what-happens-next momentum."--Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A deliciously tense read."--Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author

From award-winning crime writer and celebrated artist Jonathan Santlofer comes an enthralling tale about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, the forgeries that appeared in its wake, and the present-day underbelly of the art world.

"Suspenseful, lush with Florence's glorious art and architecture, sexy, and emotionally complex, Santlofer's multifaceted tale of how a passion for art can turn criminal contrasts the genuine with the fake and asks if beauty and love can truly be transcendent." -- Booklist

Copies of the print edition in regular and large print, as well as audiobook on CD, will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting.

The monthly selection should also be available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14246958. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. (Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.)

Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.

CONTACT: Christina Castle  781-848-0405 x4430  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's selection is The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on Wednesday, November 9th. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email, and be aware that monthly selections are subject to change.

Visitors and new members are always welcome!

ONE OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST BOOKS OF SUMMER!

"Unstoppable what-happens-next momentum."--Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A deliciously tense read."--Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author

From award-winning crime writer and celebrated artist Jonathan Santlofer comes an enthralling tale about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, the forgeries that appeared in its wake, and the present-day underbelly of the art world.

"Suspenseful, lush with Florence's glorious art and architecture, sexy, and emotionally complex, Santlofer's multifaceted tale of how a passion for art can turn criminal contrasts the genuine with the fake and asks if beauty and love can truly be transcendent." -- Booklist

Copies of the print edition in regular and large print, as well as audiobook on CD, will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting.

The monthly selection should also be available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14246958. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. (Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.)

Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.

CONTACT:
  Christina Castle
  781.848.0405 x4430
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hawthorne Apartments Condominium Annual Meeting
CONTACT: Corinne Getchell  617-404-5667  cgetchell@cyrusboston.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Corinne Getchell
  617.404.5667
   cgetchell@cyrusboston.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 10, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Book in a Bag

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CONTACT: Christina  781.848.0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

hold for Book in a Bag - September thru December

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: California from the Gold Rush to Hollywood

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
OLLI : Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members.

Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: American Troops in the Mountains -the 10th Mountain Division of WWII & Today

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg @gmail.com for more information.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg @gmail.com for more information.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Thursday Book Club

The Rose Code by Kate QuinnThis month's discussion book is The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.                                                                                                                                             

1947.  As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...  

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 Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This book is also available electronically:  Overdrive ebook & eaudio,  Hoopla eaudio

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact Priscilla Crane: brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405, x4417 at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The Rose Code by Kate QuinnThis month's discussion book is The Rose Code by Kate Quinn.

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.                                                                                                                                             

1947.  As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...  

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 Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This book is also available electronically:  Overdrive ebook & eaudio,  Hoopla eaudio

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact Priscilla Crane: brref@ocln.org, 781-848-0405, x4417 at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Friday November 11, 2022
Monday November 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Taking Religion Seriously in the Formation of the American Consciousness

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SciFi/Fantasy Book Club

Join us Monday November 14th @7:00-8:00pm in the Reading Room for Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club! Visitors and new members welcome!

Our next book is... 

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

"Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there's only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god--and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good."

Copies of the regular print edition will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome!  Program for adults, but older teens may attend. Questions or having trouble borrowing a copy of the book? Email Christina!

 
 
CONTACT: Christina  781.848.0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Join us Monday November 14th @7:00-8:00pm in the Reading Room for Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club! Visitors and new members welcome!

Our next book is... 

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

"Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there's only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god--and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it.

Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good."

Copies of the regular print edition will be available at the library's Circulation Desk one month ahead of the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome!  Program for adults, but older teens may attend. Questions or having trouble borrowing a copy of the book? Email Christina!

 
 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday November 15, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OLLI: Indie Charmers -Independent Films with Heart

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group

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CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Wednesday November 16, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!

Gigi Movie Review | Common Sense Media

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday every other month (the odd months) in Logan Auditorium for an Oldies Favorite! We offer two showings at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Today's film is Gigi, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.

At the 31st Academy Awards, this film won all nine of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minnelli. It held the record for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven of its nominations at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.

In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

MGM - 1 hour, 55 minutes - NR

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Gigi Movie Review | Common Sense Media

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday every other month (the odd months) in Logan Auditorium for an Oldies Favorite! We offer two showings at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Today's film is Gigi, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.

At the 31st Academy Awards, this film won all nine of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minnelli. It held the record for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven of its nominations at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.

In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

MGM - 1 hour, 55 minutes - NR

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!

Gigi Movie Review | Common Sense MediaJoin us on the 3rd Wednesday every other month (the odd months) in Logan Auditorium for an Oldies Favorite! We offer two showings at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Tonight's film is Gigi, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.

At the 31st Academy Awards, this film won all nine of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minnelli. It held the record for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven of its nominations at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.

In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

MGM - 1 hour, 55 minutes - NR

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Gigi Movie Review | Common Sense MediaJoin us on the 3rd Wednesday every other month (the odd months) in Logan Auditorium for an Oldies Favorite! We offer two showings at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Tonight's film is Gigi, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, and Louis Jourdan: Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.

At the 31st Academy Awards, this film won all nine of its nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Minnelli. It held the record for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all eleven of its nominations at the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.

In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

MGM - 1 hour, 55 minutes - NR

The movies are presented by a generous donation in loving memory of Steve Burns and the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: California from the Gold Rush to Hollywood

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OLLI: American Troops in the Mountains -the 10th Mountain Division of WWII & Today

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg @gmail.com for more information.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or

email ollireg @gmail.com for more information.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Dept. Head Meeting
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

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

10 Words That Will Win You Any Game of Scrabble | Mental Floss

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 6:30 pm Labor Day through mid-June and at 6:00 pm mid-June through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Women's Club

Meeting

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
Saturday November 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

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

Registration is requested, but not required.  Register to be on the Genealogy Club email list to learn about genealogy webinars and special eents throughout the year.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4434  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Registration is requested, but not required.  Register to be on the Genealogy Club email list to learn about genealogy webinars and special eents throughout the year.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4434
   mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday November 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
OLLI: Taking Religion Seriously in the Formation of the American Consciousness

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Trustee Meeting

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

Trustee Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday November 22, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OLLI: Indie Charmers -Independent Films with Heart

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

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

This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Umass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  OLLI Umass Boston 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday November 23, 2022
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
DATE CHANGE - The Reader's Group Book Club

NO MEETING TONIGHT - Due to the holiday we have pushed the meeting ahead one week to November 30.

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

NO MEETING TONIGHT - Due to the holiday we have pushed the meeting ahead one week to November 30.

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday November 24, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Holiday - Library Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday November 25, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday - Library Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday November 26, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Holiday - Library Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday November 28, 2022
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
OLLI: Building Cleveland's Collection

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

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

This program is sponsored by OSHer Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be preregistered OLLI Members. C

Call 617-287-7312  or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  UMASS Boston OLLI 
  617.287.7312
   ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's title is All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles .

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER · A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.

MacArthur fellow Miles (The Dawn of Detroit) paints an evocative portrait of slavery and Black family life in this exquisitely crafted history. She frames her account around a cloth sack packed in 1852 by an enslaved woman named Rose for her nine-year-old daughter, Ashley, when the girl was sold to a new master in South Carolina. In 1921, Ashley’s granddaughter, Ruth Middleton, embroidered the sack with Rose and Ashley’s story, but it fell out of the family’s possession and wasn’t rediscovered until 2007. Miles pours through South Carolina plantation records to identify Rose and Ashley, and explores the physical and psychological lives of Black women via the original contents of the sack: a tattered dress, three handfuls of pecans, and a braid of Rose’s hair. For example, Rose’s hair sparks a discussion of how enslaved women with lighter skin tones and longer, smoother locks were targeted for sexual assault by white men and violently punished by white women. Filling gaps in the historical record with the documented experiences of Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, and other enslaved women, Miles brilliantly shows how material items possessed the “ability to house and communicate... emotions like love, values like family, states of being like freedom.” This elegant narrative is a treasure trove of insight and emotion. -- Publishers 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.  This title is also available as an ebook and e-audio on Overdrive.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's title is All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles .

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER · A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.

MacArthur fellow Miles (The Dawn of Detroit) paints an evocative portrait of slavery and Black family life in this exquisitely crafted history. She frames her account around a cloth sack packed in 1852 by an enslaved woman named Rose for her nine-year-old daughter, Ashley, when the girl was sold to a new master in South Carolina. In 1921, Ashley’s granddaughter, Ruth Middleton, embroidered the sack with Rose and Ashley’s story, but it fell out of the family’s possession and wasn’t rediscovered until 2007. Miles pours through South Carolina plantation records to identify Rose and Ashley, and explores the physical and psychological lives of Black women via the original contents of the sack: a tattered dress, three handfuls of pecans, and a braid of Rose’s hair. For example, Rose’s hair sparks a discussion of how enslaved women with lighter skin tones and longer, smoother locks were targeted for sexual assault by white men and violently punished by white women. Filling gaps in the historical record with the documented experiences of Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Keckley, and other enslaved women, Miles brilliantly shows how material items possessed the “ability to house and communicate... emotions like love, values like family, states of being like freedom.” This elegant narrative is a treasure trove of insight and emotion. -- Publishers 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.  This title is also available as an ebook and e-audio on Overdrive.

All readers are always welcome.