Braintree, MA

Tuesday September 29, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
CANCELLED Family Yoga: through age 5

CANCELLED   -    Jennifer is unable to hold this session today, sorry!

Join certified Yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn from Nurtured Roots at the Town Hall Green in front of the Old Library  to stretch and breath deep.Yoga helps children and adults build strength, balance and mindfulness. These Family Yoga classes are engaging and fun! For caregivers with children up through 5 years old.

Please bring a towel or mat. Remember to wear your mask and social distance.  Limited to 12 families  .

Sessions are free, but registration is required. Register online through the calendar at thayerpubliclibrary.org , in person, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Weather permitting - (no Rain Date)

CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room
The registration period has ended.

CANCELLED   -    Jennifer is unable to hold this session today, sorry!

Join certified Yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn from Nurtured Roots at the Town Hall Green in front of the Old Library  to stretch and breath deep.Yoga helps children and adults build strength, balance and mindfulness. These Family Yoga classes are engaging and fun! For caregivers with children up through 5 years old.

Please bring a towel or mat. Remember to wear your mask and social distance.  Limited to 12 families  .

Sessions are free, but registration is required. Register online through the calendar at thayerpubliclibrary.org , in person, or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Weather permitting - (no Rain Date)

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

The registration period has ended.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Manga Drawing

Grab your free starter kit & book, then meet us online on Tuesday Sept. 29 @3:30pm for an hour drawing hangout.  Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run September 24th 10am-4pm and September 25th & 28th 10am-4pm.

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
The registration period has ended.

Grab your free starter kit & book, then meet us online on Tuesday Sept. 29 @3:30pm for an hour drawing hangout.  Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run September 24th 10am-4pm and September 25th & 28th 10am-4pm.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

The registration period has ended.

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

Get an easy children's Halloween craft to make!  Today's Halloween project is "5 Little Pumpkins"! You'll get the "5 Little Pumpkins" rhyme, plus supplies to make 5 pumpkin puppets -  craft sticks, and pumpkins of paper (to put faces on, or decorate any way you want.) After you make it, you can act it out!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 8.

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

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

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

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

Get an easy children's Halloween craft to make!  Today's Halloween project is "5 Little Pumpkins"! You'll get the "5 Little Pumpkins" rhyme, plus supplies to make 5 pumpkin puppets -  craft sticks, and pumpkins of paper (to put faces on, or decorate any way you want.) After you make it, you can act it out!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pick Up 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 8.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Storytime at Town Hall Green

Enjoy Storytime outside! It will take place today at the Town Hall Green (across from the current library - in front of Town Hall, by the 1900's old Thayer Public Library building). It will feature a story relatd to our "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. Children and families can listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on.We'll be using social distancing. Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program may fufill criteria for a badge on a minority group .

The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

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

Enjoy Storytime outside! It will take place today at the Town Hall Green (across from the current library - in front of Town Hall, by the 1900's old Thayer Public Library building). It will feature a story relatd to our "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. Children and families can listen to some stories and sing some songs, led by Elisabeth, the Children's Librarian. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on.We'll be using social distancing. Part of Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Reading Challenge. This program may fufill criteria for a badge on a minority group .

The Reading Challenge happens Sept 7 - Nov. 18, for children, teens and adults at https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 

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

LOCATION: Conference Room A

Monday October 12, 2020
Tuesday October 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Line Becomes a River Mrexp: Cantú, Francisco: 9780525536253: Amazon.com:  Books

 

This month's discussion is on The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú.  278 pages

"For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive.

Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line." Overdrive

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

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

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

A limited number of e-books are available on Overdrive. Physical copies of the book and audiobook are available for pick up at the library circulation desk. The Library is open on M/W/F from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for holds pick up and limited browsing, and on T/Th there is curbside pick-up available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Call 781-848-0405 x4410 for pick up.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 6 spaces available.

Line Becomes a River Mrexp: Cantú, Francisco: 9780525536253: Amazon.com:  Books

 

This month's discussion is on The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú.  278 pages

"For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive.

Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line." Overdrive

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

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

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

A limited number of e-books are available on Overdrive. Physical copies of the book and audiobook are available for pick up at the library circulation desk. The Library is open on M/W/F from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for holds pick up and limited browsing, and on T/Th there is curbside pick-up available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Call 781-848-0405 x4410 for pick up.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 6 spaces available.

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on Tuesday October 13th on Instagram at 3pm!  Halloween Edition!

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

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available on Tuesday October 13th on Instagram at 3pm!  Halloween Edition!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Take & Make Halloween for children

Get an easy children's Halloween craft to make!  Today's Halloween project is a spider! Who do you want to scare with your BIG Spider?!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pickup 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 15.

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

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

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

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

Get an easy children's Halloween craft to make!  Today's Halloween project is a spider! Who do you want to scare with your BIG Spider?!

The craft is available today in the Children's Room 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. If some are left, they will be placed outside the Parking Lot door during Curbside Pickup 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, tomorrow Thursday Oct. 15.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's selection is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on October 14th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, October 13th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 
A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE 2019 ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2019 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK—FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
 
“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama
“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today
“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People
“Compelling.” —The Washington Post
“Deeply moving . . . thought-provoking." —Bill Gates
“Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816738 and as a downloadable e-audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12038894You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection; if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection.

Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print are also available at the library. Please check our current hours before visiting the library and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
 
Reading An American Marriage meets the requirements for the African-American Voices and Female Voices badges, for anyone participating in Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge,  Sept 7 - Nov. 18. To register for the Read Woke challenge: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 13 spaces available.

This month's selection is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on October 14th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by Tuesday, October 13th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants, one day before the meeting date.

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 
A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE 2019 ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2019 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK—FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
 
“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama
“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today
“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People
“Compelling.” —The Washington Post
“Deeply moving . . . thought-provoking." —Bill Gates
“Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816738 and as a downloadable e-audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12038894You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection; if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection.

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 13 spaces available.

Monday October 19, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book SpookThis month's book is: A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless by Danielle Steel.

For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the "cribs" of the city's most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking to bring attention to their plight.

In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author speaks out publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way--and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.

By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel's A Gift of Hope is a true act of advocacy and love.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation, which will be sent the day before the meeting. Register online through this calendar listing, in person at the Reference Desk or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

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: Virtual Program

Cover of the book SpookThis month's book is: A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless by Danielle Steel.

For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the "cribs" of the city's most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking to bring attention to their plight.

In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author speaks out publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way--and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.

By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel's A Gift of Hope is a true act of advocacy and love.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation, which will be sent the day before the meeting. Register online through this calendar listing, in person at the Reference Desk or over the phone at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

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: Virtual Program


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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday October 20, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Writers Group

The Saturday Morning Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by Monday, October 19, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Our discussion starter this month will be ____(TBD)

Reading briefly from your own work is optional. Meetings are sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; group meetings are facilitated by a librarian.

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

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

The Saturday Morning Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by Monday, October 19, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Our discussion starter this month will be ____(TBD)

Reading briefly from your own work is optional. Meetings are sponsored by the Thayer Public Library; group meetings are facilitated by a librarian.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South Shore Book Share (Tweens & Teens)
South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!
  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our livecast to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book to fit the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!
  • October 20, 4p - 4:30p - Spooky Stories - @ThayerPublicLib 
  • November 17, 4p - 4:30p - Family & Food - @teensattcpl
  • December 15, 4p - 4:30p - Award Winners - @VentressTeenLib 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hold for Virtual Author Event
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday October 22, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday Night Ghost Story

Join South Shore teens virtually Tuesday 10/20 @7pm for several Native American ghost stories.

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

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

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Join South Shore teens virtually Tuesday 10/20 @7pm for several Native American ghost stories.

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

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

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free starter kit & book on Tuesday Oct. 27th.

Kits may be pickuped up at Thayer Public Library between 10am-4pm on Friday Oct. 23rd and Monday, October 26th, and 10-3pm on Tuesday October 27th .  This program is for ages 8-18.

Supplies limited.  Registration required. 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

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

Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Skeleton Bone Clips.  Grab your free starter kit & book on Tuesday Oct. 27th.

Kits may be pickuped up at Thayer Public Library between 10am-4pm on Friday Oct. 23rd and Monday, October 26th, and 10-3pm on Tuesday October 27th .  This program is for ages 8-18.

Supplies limited.  Registration required. 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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

Get a Take & Make "Day of the Dead" craft and info sheet. This Mexican cultural celebration honors their family that have died. Families bring photos, favorite foods and Marigolds or other flowers, to commerate their loved ones that have passed on. Dia de los Muertos takes place October 31 through November 2. It started during the Aztec era, over 3,000 years ago.

Learning about this holiday goes with the library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge happening Sept - November 18. Children doing an activity in the bag  and hearing the info sheet qualify for completion of the Hispanic-American badge. To learn more about Thayer Public Library's Read Woke Challenge, go to https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

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

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

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

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

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

Get a Take & Make "Day of the Dead" craft and info sheet. This Mexican cultural celebration honors their family that have died. Families bring photos, favorite foods and Marigolds or other flowers, to commerate their loved ones that have passed on. Dia de los Muertos takes place October 31 through November 2. It started during the Aztec era, over 3,000 years ago.

Learning about this holiday goes with the library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge happening Sept - November 18. Children doing an activity in the bag  and hearing the info sheet qualify for completion of the Hispanic-American badge. To learn more about Thayer Public Library's Read Woke Challenge, go to https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405, X4417  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Monday November 2, 2020
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Virtual Native American Craft for Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday November 11, 2020
Monday November 16, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

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

Grab your free starter kit & book, then meet us online on Tuesday Nov. 24th 3:30pm for an hour crafting hangout.

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13thh & Monday November 16th 10am-4pm.

Virtual program will be held with other South Shore library's teens! Registration required. 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

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

Grab your free starter kit & book, then meet us online on Tuesday Nov. 24th 3:30pm for an hour crafting hangout.

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Friday November 13thh & Monday November 16th 10am-4pm.

Virtual program will be held with other South Shore library's teens! Registration required. 

Questions? Please email cdufour@ocln.org

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print are also available at the library. Please check our current hours before visiting the library and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
 
Cherokee America meets the requirements for the Native American Voices and Female Voices badges, for anyone participating in Thayer Public Library's "Read Woke: Reading for Change" Challenge,  Sept 7 - Nov. 18: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
RESCHEDULED -The Reader's Group Book Club

This months book club has been rescheduled to Wednesday evening, December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

This months book club has been rescheduled to Wednesday evening, December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday November 26, 2020
Friday November 27, 2020
Saturday November 28, 2020
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
NO Second Tuesday Book Club in December

No meeting in December! See you in January.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

No meeting in December! See you in January.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Tuesday December 15, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South Shore Book Share (Tweens & Teens)

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level


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