Braintree, MA

Saturday June 6, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Coffee with Local Authors

We're having the spring Coffee with Local Authors event virtually, but we have to ask you to provide your own coffee!

Join a virtual Zoom session to hear our panel of three self-published or indie authors talk about their writing and publishing experience on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Registration through the library's event calendar is required by Friday, June 5th, or email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov.

Featured authors are:

MaryBeth McCarthy of Braintree (writing as M. Dalto)
Mark of the Empress (Parliament House, 2019)

An author of riveting fantasy and intricately-crafted worlds, M. Dalto is a known voice in the Fantasy-loving community, having garnered fans from the first installment of the Empire Saga and 2016 Watty Award-winner, Two Thousand Years. She brings barista-turned-Queen Empress Alexstranya and her friends—and foes—in her new Empire Saga sequel, Mark of the Empress.

Frederic "Fred" Pegurri of Holbrook
Off Center: Stories (Self-Published, 2018)

Once retired, Fred Pegurri fulfilled a lifelong love affair with writing by publishing a collection of thrilling short stories. What happens when the need for silence is shattered by a punk who constantly drives by with his radio blaring? How important is a minor object that is stolen from a person with little self esteem? The characters in these dark stories travel on a slippery psychological road that is definitely OFF CENTER!

Paul Pecci of Mashpee
Confessions of a Corsair (Self-Published, 2019)

After retiring as president of South Shore Bank in Braintree, Paul Pecci wrote and published the first book in "The Pecci Chronicles", Confessions of a Corsair. While doing extensive research for writing this work of historical fiction set in Italy during the time of the Renaissance, Paul and his wife Eileen traveled to many of the areas of Italy which are brought to life in his novel, particularly enjoying the hill towns of Tuscany.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting details. The Zoom meeting will be set up in presentation format, with only the featured speakers on video. Audience members will NOT be on video, but will be able to ask questions during the Q&A portions of the program.

Please support our local authors by attending this free virtual event!

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

We're having the spring Coffee with Local Authors event virtually, but we have to ask you to provide your own coffee!

Join a virtual Zoom session to hear our panel of three self-published or indie authors talk about their writing and publishing experience on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Registration through the library's event calendar is required by Friday, June 5th, or email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov.

Featured authors are:

MaryBeth McCarthy of Braintree (writing as M. Dalto)
Mark of the Empress (Parliament House, 2019)

An author of riveting fantasy and intricately-crafted worlds, M. Dalto is a known voice in the Fantasy-loving community, having garnered fans from the first installment of the Empire Saga and 2016 Watty Award-winner, Two Thousand Years. She brings barista-turned-Queen Empress Alexstranya and her friends—and foes—in her new Empire Saga sequel, Mark of the Empress.

Frederic "Fred" Pegurri of Holbrook
Off Center: Stories (Self-Published, 2018)

Once retired, Fred Pegurri fulfilled a lifelong love affair with writing by publishing a collection of thrilling short stories. What happens when the need for silence is shattered by a punk who constantly drives by with his radio blaring? How important is a minor object that is stolen from a person with little self esteem? The characters in these dark stories travel on a slippery psychological road that is definitely OFF CENTER!

Paul Pecci of Mashpee
Confessions of a Corsair (Self-Published, 2019)

After retiring as president of South Shore Bank in Braintree, Paul Pecci wrote and published the first book in "The Pecci Chronicles", Confessions of a Corsair. While doing extensive research for writing this work of historical fiction set in Italy during the time of the Renaissance, Paul and his wife Eileen traveled to many of the areas of Italy which are brought to life in his novel, particularly enjoying the hill towns of Tuscany.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting details. The Zoom meeting will be set up in presentation format, with only the featured speakers on video. Audience members will NOT be on video, but will be able to ask questions during the Q&A portions of the program.

Please support our local authors by attending this free virtual event!

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are many spaces available.

Monday June 8, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
How to Host a Zoom Meeting

Zoom logoHave you attended some Zoom meetings and wondered about hosting your own get-togethers? Now is your chance to learn more about using this online program to help you stay in touch with other people while social distancing measures are in place. Join us on Monday, June 8th at 10:30 AM on Zoom for a presentation on hosting your own Zoom meeting.

Participants must have a Zoom account and be familiar with attending Zoom meetings. Go to https://zoom.us  to create your Zoom account. Registration is required; please register here. 

Instructions to access the training will be sent by email only to registered participants the day before the Zoom Session.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405, x4417  pcrane@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Zoom logoHave you attended some Zoom meetings and wondered about hosting your own get-togethers? Now is your chance to learn more about using this online program to help you stay in touch with other people while social distancing measures are in place. Join us on Monday, June 8th at 10:30 AM on Zoom for a presentation on hosting your own Zoom meeting.

Participants must have a Zoom account and be familiar with attending Zoom meetings. Go to https://zoom.us  to create your Zoom account. Registration is required; please register here. 

Instructions to access the training will be sent by email only to registered participants the day before the Zoom Session.

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program


 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/8
Duddle Puck the Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson
 
Wednesday 6/10
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/8
Duddle Puck the Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson
 
Wednesday 6/10
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Second Tuesday Book Club on Zoom

Cover image for Join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss Rise and Shine Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick:  "In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone lives out the stagnant life of an unhappily married jeweler, until the daughter of his estranged brother arrives from America and turns his whole life upside down."

This title is available to download in ebook or audio format through Hoopla with your Thayer Public Library card: http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/

If you have any questions, or need help getting the book, please contact Priscilla Crane: pcrane@ocln.org.

Please register to receive an email Zoom invitation the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

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

Cover image for Join us for a Zoom meeting to discuss Rise and Shine Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick:  "In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone lives out the stagnant life of an unhappily married jeweler, until the daughter of his estranged brother arrives from America and turns his whole life upside down."

This title is available to download in ebook or audio format through Hoopla with your Thayer Public Library card: http://www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media/

If you have any questions, or need help getting the book, please contact Priscilla Crane: pcrane@ocln.org.

Please register to receive an email Zoom invitation the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program


Wednesday June 10, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/8
Duddle Puck the Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson
 
Wednesday 6/10
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
 
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/8
Duddle Puck the Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson
 
Wednesday 6/10
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
 
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

This month's selection is The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundgren. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom. We will meet at our usual time -- 12:00-1:00 p.m. -- on June 10th, the second Wednesday of the month.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and curious visitors, but advance registration is required by Monday, June 8th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants two days before the meeting date.

A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise-and irresistible-storyteller.
"Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy." -- Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla and OverDrive collections. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. (If you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you will find it in your library's Hoopla collection.)

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 11 spaces available.

This month's selection is The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundgren. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom. We will meet at our usual time -- 12:00-1:00 p.m. -- on June 10th, the second Wednesday of the month.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and curious visitors, but advance registration is required by Monday, June 8th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants two days before the meeting date.

A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise-and irresistible-storyteller.
"Written with love, told with joy. Very easy to enjoy." -- Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla and OverDrive collections. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection, but Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. (If you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you will find it in your library's Hoopla collection.)

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 11 spaces available.

Saturday June 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

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

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

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 ext 443  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Monday June 15, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff

Virtual Escape Room.  More event details to come.

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

Virtual Escape Room.  More event details to come.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual SR Event: Fairy Gardens

Summer reading online signups are now live!  Please visit....to sign up.

During the month of June, we kicked off the "Better Gnomes and Fairy Gardens" project on Instagram, a fun outdoors set of activities where you can create gnome homes and fairy gardens. Did you get a chance to participate? We're still sharing these posts during the summer, so there's time!

Did you make a fairy or gnome garden this summer? If you did, make sure to use the hastag #BetterGnomesAndFairyGardens or email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org to share your projects with us!  If you're participating in the chldrens, teens, or adult challenge make sure to complete your checklist for this challenge to earn your special badge.

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

Summer reading online signups are now live!  Please visit....to sign up.

During the month of June, we kicked off the "Better Gnomes and Fairy Gardens" project on Instagram, a fun outdoors set of activities where you can create gnome homes and fairy gardens. Did you get a chance to participate? We're still sharing these posts during the summer, so there's time!

Did you make a fairy or gnome garden this summer? If you did, make sure to use the hastag #BetterGnomesAndFairyGardens or email Christina at cdufour@ocln.org to share your projects with us!  If you're participating in the chldrens, teens, or adult challenge make sure to complete your checklist for this challenge to earn your special badge.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/15
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
 
Wednesday 6/18
Unicorn Day by Diana Murray
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/15
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
 
Wednesday 6/18
Unicorn Day by Diana Murray
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Virtual SR Event: Castle Builder (Kids)

Summer reading is now live- online!  Please visit...to sign up...

Can you make a castle drawing? How about a castle out of cardboard? Who lives there? Maybe a knight or a wizard with a wand?

Make your castle and show us. You can either use the hashtag #ThayerCastle and have an adult tag us on Instagram or email us at brchildrens@ocln.org to make sure we can see it.  If you're asigned up for this activity challenge, don't forget to complete your checklist so you can earn a special badge!

CONTACT: Children's Desk  brchildrens@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Summer reading is now live- online!  Please visit...to sign up...

Can you make a castle drawing? How about a castle out of cardboard? Who lives there? Maybe a knight or a wizard with a wand?

Make your castle and show us. You can either use the hashtag #ThayerCastle and have an adult tag us on Instagram or email us at brchildrens@ocln.org to make sure we can see it.  If you're asigned up for this activity challenge, don't forget to complete your checklist so you can earn a special badge!

CONTACT:
  Children's Desk
  
   brchildrens@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

Cover of NightThis month's book is: Night by Elie Wiesel.

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Night is  available through Overdrive in both e-book and e-audio format.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Cover of NightThis month's book is: Night by Elie Wiesel.

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Night is  available through Overdrive in both e-book and e-audio format.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday June 17, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Today's story is extra special!  We're going live at 11am, but this story will only be available for 24 hours!  Most of our previous stories will be available until 6/30, but not this one!  Catch this Unicorn while you can!
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Wednesday 6/17
Unicorn Day by Diana Murray
 
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Today's story is extra special!  We're going live at 11am, but this story will only be available for 24 hours!  Most of our previous stories will be available until 6/30, but not this one!  Catch this Unicorn while you can!
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Wednesday 6/17
Unicorn Day by Diana Murray
 
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday June 20, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Writers Group

The Saturday Morning Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Saturday, June 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advance registration by Friday, June 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 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 "imposter syndrome" and this essay by Charlie Jane Anders https://www.tor.com/2020/05/19/never-say-you-cant-survive-imposter-syndrome-is-just-part-of-being-a-writer/

Reading briefly from work is optional, or if you prefer, you may email a short piece in advance to be sent out to the group.

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

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 11 spaces available.

The Saturday Morning Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Saturday, June 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Advance registration by Friday, June 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 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 "imposter syndrome" and this essay by Charlie Jane Anders https://www.tor.com/2020/05/19/never-say-you-cant-survive-imposter-syndrome-is-just-part-of-being-a-writer/

Reading briefly from work is optional, or if you prefer, you may email a short piece in advance to be sent out to the group.

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

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 11 spaces available.

Monday June 22, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/22
Penny and Penelope by Dan Richards
 
Wednesday 6/24
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Monday 6/22
Penny and Penelope by Dan Richards
 
Wednesday 6/24
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 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 June 23, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Graphic Novel Chat (Teen)
Join us Tuesday June 23rd @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For June, we will be reading Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
     "After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own."

 

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

 

Want to read along? Tea Dragon Society  is available on http://teadragonsociety.com/comic/page-1/.

 
Our next dates will be Tuesday July 21st and Tuesday August 11th.  July's pick will be New Kid by Jerry Craft and August's pick will be One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale.  Both titles can be found on Hoopla. 
 
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 5 spaces available.
Join us Tuesday June 23rd @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For June, we will be reading Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
     "After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own."

 

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

 

Want to read along? Tea Dragon Society  is available on http://teadragonsociety.com/comic/page-1/.

 
Our next dates will be Tuesday July 21st and Tuesday August 11th.  July's pick will be New Kid by Jerry Craft and August's pick will be One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale.  Both titles can be found on Hoopla. 
 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday June 24, 2020
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Virtual Story Time on Facebook
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Wednesday 6/24
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Virtual Storytime w/ Kerri & Christina - Facebook
 
Supporting early literacy and reading readiness is important, especially while the library and schools are closed. Starting Monday June 1st through Wednesday June 24th, Thayer Public Library will continue to offer Virtual Storytimes through Facebook Live.  Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11am and connect with your librarians for a fun 7-10 minute storytime. You can join the live-stream from your desktop or mobile on an iOS or Android device. Children ages 3 and up with their families are welcome. Want to read along? Scroll down or check out our Facebook event for listed titles. If you have questions about the Live stream, please email Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov
 
To read along at home, please visit www.hoopladigital.com or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/digital-media. The story dates are:
 
Wednesday 6/24
Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill
 
A HUGE thank you to the authors and publishers of these stories and letting us share them with you!
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hold for Library
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club Virtual Meeting

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's title  The Gown by Jennifer Robson. Copies of this book are available in both e-book and audio on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=jennifer+robson&scope=people&type=direct 

“Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel.—Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming wedding

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love." - Goodreads

Please register to recieve a Zoom invitation for the discussion, which will be sent out on June 23rd, the day before.

Copies of this book are available in both e-book and audio on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=jennifer+robson&scope=people&type=direct 

All readers are always welcome! 

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

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of this month's title  The Gown by Jennifer Robson. Copies of this book are available in both e-book and audio on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=jennifer+robson&scope=people&type=direct 

“Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel.—Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming wedding

London, 1947: Besieged by the harshest winter in living memory, burdened by onerous shortages and rationing, the people of postwar Britain are enduring lives of quiet desperation despite their nation’s recent victory. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house of Norman Hartnell. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, but their nascent hopes for a brighter future are tested when they are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime honor: taking part in the creation of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.

Toronto, 2016: More than half a century later, Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that so closely resemble the motifs on the stunning gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding almost seventy years before? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Balancing behind-the-scenes details with a sweeping portrait of a society left reeling by the calamitous costs of victory, she introduces readers to three unforgettable heroines, their points of view alternating and intersecting throughout its pages, whose lives are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love." - Goodreads

Please register to recieve a Zoom invitation for the discussion, which will be sent out on June 23rd, the day before.

Copies of this book are available in both e-book and audio on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=jennifer+robson&scope=people&type=direct 

All readers are always welcome! 

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday June 30, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Comic Talk (Teen)

Join us Tuesday June 30th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For June, we will be reading Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz

 

"After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents' murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

 

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight-but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes...and where everyone is a suspect.

 

This book is suggested for ages 13+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

Our next dates will be Tuesday July 28th and Tuesday August 18th.  July's pick is TDB. and August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  Both titles can be found on Hoopla. 

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

Join us Tuesday June 30th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For June, we will be reading Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz

 

"After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents' murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.

 

When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight-but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes...and where everyone is a suspect.

 

This book is suggested for ages 13+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

Our next dates will be Tuesday July 28th and Tuesday August 18th.  July's pick is TDB. and August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  Both titles can be found on Hoopla. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday July 1, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Summer 2020 Teen Photo Contest

Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.

 

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org

Wednesday July 1st—Noon—The Official Start of the Contest.

 

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

Thursday July 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday July 4, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Independence Day

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

This month's selection is Officer Clemmons: A Memoir by François S. Clemmons. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom. We will meet via Zoom, 12:00-1::00 p.m. on July 8th, the second Wednesday of the month.

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

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

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

 Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book!
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are 11 spaces available.

This month's selection is Officer Clemmons: A Memoir by François S. Clemmons. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom. We will meet via Zoom, 12:00-1::00 p.m. on July 8th, the second Wednesday of the month.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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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 July 9, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday July 16, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday July 20, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 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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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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 July 21, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Graphic Novel Chat (Teen)
Join us Tuesday July 21st @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading New Kid by Jerry Kraft.
    

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

 

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

 
Our next event will be Tuesday August 11th.  August's pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale and is available on Hoopla and Overdrive.
CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Join us Tuesday July 21st @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading New Kid by Jerry Kraft.
    

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday July 23, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday July 28, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Comic Talk (Teen)

Join us Tuesday July 28th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading ???

[insert cover here]

[insert description here]

 

This book is suggested for ages 14+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

 

Our next date will be Tuesday August 18th.  August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  This title can also be found on Hoopla. 

CONTACT: Christina  cdufour@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM     

Join us Tuesday July 28th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Comic Talk, virtual book club for those going into grades 9-12.  Comic Talk will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For July, we will be reading ???

[insert cover here]

[insert description here]

 

This book is suggested for ages 14+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

 

Our next date will be Tuesday August 18th.  August's pick will be They Called Us Enemy  by George Takai.  This title can also be found on Hoopla. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM     

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Here are the rules for the 2020 Teen photo Contest:

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

• You may submit 1 or 2 photos of choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday July 30, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Wednesday August 5, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Summer 2020 Teen Photo Contest Ends

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@ocln.org

Thursday August 6, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 10, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Possible program - Activated Story Theater age 5 up

Possible Program - Activated Story Theater for  age 5 up, presents 2 plays of traditional tales. Might be streaming, and/or held in Logan Auditorium.

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

Possible Program - Activated Story Theater for  age 5 up, presents 2 plays of traditional tales. Might be streaming, and/or held in Logan Auditorium.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Graphic Novel Chat (Teen)
Join us Tuesday August 11th @3:00pm-3:45pm for Graphic Novel Chat, virtual book club for those going into grades 6-8.  The Graphic Novel Chat will be hosted by a small group of young adult librarians from the South Shore.  For August, our pick is One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale. 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday August 12, 2020
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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 August 13, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday August 18, 2020
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Comic Talk (Teen)

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

 

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

 

This book is suggested for ages 14+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

This book is suggested for ages 14+. The event will be held on Zoom.  All cameras will be set to OFF for patron privacy.  By turning on your camera, you and/or your adult consent to your face being on Zoom.  We will not be recording the Zoom sessions. Registration is required.  Once registered, you will receive information on how to attend the event.

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   cdufour@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

Thursday August 20, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Wednesday August 26, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday August 27, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

Play starts promptly at 6:00PM tonight because of summer hours.

Hours: September through mid-June at 6:30 PM and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday September 1, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

Closed for Labor Day Weekend

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

Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday September 8, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday September 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 1, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday October 12, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Columbus Day

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday October 14, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 15, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday October 19, 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 SpookThis month's book is: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

"Roach, who explored the fate of cadavers donated to science in Stiffed (2003), now turns her sharp eye and droll observations to what happens to a person's essence after death. Roach travels the world in search of answers: she heads to India to conduct research with a doctor who investigates cases of children whose families claim they are reincarnations of people from nearby villages and have the memories to prove it; she goes to the University of Arizona and meets with mediums currently working today; she tries her hand at telecommunication with the dead in the forests of California; and she even tries her hand at getting in touch with her own inner medium at a school in England. Roach is dogged in her approach as she examines each phenomenon through the lens of scientific fact. In the end, she usually walks away skeptical. The journey itself, however, is gripping, and Roach's witty asides liven up an already interesting and unusual read." -- 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 SpookThis month's book is: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

"Roach, who explored the fate of cadavers donated to science in Stiffed (2003), now turns her sharp eye and droll observations to what happens to a person's essence after death. Roach travels the world in search of answers: she heads to India to conduct research with a doctor who investigates cases of children whose families claim they are reincarnations of people from nearby villages and have the memories to prove it; she goes to the University of Arizona and meets with mediums currently working today; she tries her hand at telecommunication with the dead in the forests of California; and she even tries her hand at getting in touch with her own inner medium at a school in England. Roach is dogged in her approach as she examines each phenomenon through the lens of scientific fact. In the end, she usually walks away skeptical. The journey itself, however, is gripping, and Roach's witty asides liven up an already interesting and unusual read." -- 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 October 20, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 22, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday October 27, 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 October 28, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday October 29, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Thursday November 5, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

for Veterans' Day

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night moved to tomorrow!

Due to the holiday Movie Night will be tomorrow night at 6:30.

 
 

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

Due to the holiday Movie Night will be tomorrow night at 6:30.

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 12, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

Image result for scrabble

 

Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday November 24, 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 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
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday December 1, 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

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

Thursday December 3, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

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

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Like to play Scrabble?

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday 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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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 lice