Braintree, MA

Saturday December 4, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle till 5pm today through Dec. 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry that starts today. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today and any day (Monday to Saturday) through Saturday December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry that starts today. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today and any day (Monday to Saturday) through Saturday December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation and simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome.

Please bring a towel or yoga mat, or use a library carpet square

Registration is encouraged using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  7818480405 x4425  estrachan@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 5 spaces available.

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation and simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome.

Please bring a towel or yoga mat, or use a library carpet square

Registration is encouraged using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Program is free.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  7818480405 x4425
   estrachan@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 5 spaces available.

Monday December 6, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle through Dec 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today and any day (Mondays to Saturdays) through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today and any day (Mondays to Saturdays) through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday December 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Gingerbread theme Children's Storytime

Today there is a Gingerbread Man theme for Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes have been every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. This is our last Tuesday Storytime until late January or early February. There is a Saturday Storytime on Sat  Dec 18 at 10:30 with a Gingerbread theme.

When we start up in Jan or Feb. we will continue to alternate weekly between Take and Make bags and Storytimes. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Today there is a Gingerbread Man theme for Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes have been every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. This is our last Tuesday Storytime until late January or early February. There is a Saturday Storytime on Sat  Dec 18 at 10:30 with a Gingerbread theme.

When we start up in Jan or Feb. we will continue to alternate weekly between Take and Make bags and Storytimes. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Make a Winter Mason Jar Craft-Adults

Celebrate the holiday season and spread some holiday cheer with a handmade gift. Join us to make a Winter Mason Jar Craft.

All Materials will be provided. Registration is required and attendance is  limited to 24 people.   Program is free

Register by using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

 

Two progams will be offered featuring the same items. A morning  program and an evening  program 

 

CONTACT: Terese Stano  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
There are 11 spaces available.

Celebrate the holiday season and spread some holiday cheer with a handmade gift. Join us to make a Winter Mason Jar Craft.

All Materials will be provided. Registration is required and attendance is  limited to 24 people.   Program is free

Register by using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

 

Two progams will be offered featuring the same items. A morning  program and an evening  program 

 

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Gingerbread theme for Children's Storytime

Today there is a Gingerbread Man theme for Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes have been every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. This is our last Tuesday Storytime until late January or early February. There is a Saturday Storytime on Sat  Dec 18 at 10:30 with a Gingerbread theme.

When we start up in Jan or Feb. we will continue to alternate weekly between Take and Make bags and Storytimes. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Today there is a Gingerbread Man theme for Storytime at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes have been every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. This is our last Tuesday Storytime until late January or early February. There is a Saturday Storytime on Sat  Dec 18 at 10:30 with a Gingerbread theme.

When we start up in Jan or Feb. we will continue to alternate weekly between Take and Make bags and Storytimes. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Make a Winter Mason Jar Craft-Adults

Celebrate the holiday season and spread some holiday cheer with a handmade gift. Join us to make a Winter Mason Jar Craft.

All Materials will be provided. Registration is required and attendance is limited to 24 people.  Program is free

Register by using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Two progams will be offered featuring the same items. A morning  program and an evening  program 

CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Celebrate the holiday season and spread some holiday cheer with a handmade gift. Join us to make a Winter Mason Jar Craft.

All Materials will be provided. Registration is required and attendance is limited to 24 people.  Program is free

Register by using the registration button below  or over the phone at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Two progams will be offered featuring the same items. A morning  program and an evening  program 

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Wednesday December 8, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle through Dec. 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's selection is Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on December 8th. We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.

"Hercule Poirot's Christmas is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 19 December 1938 (although the first edition is copyright dated 1939). It retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). It was published in US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1939 under the title of Murder for Christmas. This edition retailed at $2.00. A paperback edition in the US by Avon books in 1947 changed the title again to A Holiday for MurderThe book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and is a locked room mystery." -- Agatha Christie Wiki https://agathachristie.fandom.com

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12412036You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 19 spaces available.

This month's selection is Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on December 8th. We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

In this exclusive authorized edition from the Queen of Mystery, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.

"Hercule Poirot's Christmas is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 19 December 1938 (although the first edition is copyright dated 1939). It retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). It was published in US by Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1939 under the title of Murder for Christmas. This edition retailed at $2.00. A paperback edition in the US by Avon books in 1947 changed the title again to A Holiday for MurderThe book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and is a locked room mystery." -- Agatha Christie Wiki https://agathachristie.fandom.com

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12412036You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dog Man Comic Club ages 7 - 11

Dog Man Comic Club, for ages 7 - 11. Do you love the hilarious, wacky Dog Man books? Come have fun with other fans of the books series, at this after-school program for children.

No registration needed.  Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

Dog Man Comic Club, for ages 7 - 11. Do you love the hilarious, wacky Dog Man books? Come have fun with other fans of the books series, at this after-school program for children.

No registration needed.  Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM
Jonathan's Landing Condo Trust Annual Meeting
CONTACT: Jackie Cunningham  339-234-8307
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Jackie Cunningham
  339.234.8307
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday December 9, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Celebration of Gratitude

Join us for  some winter joy!  Thayer Public Library would like to thank all of you for your suppor throughout the year.  

Coffee and cake will be served   Free and open to all  

CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov

Join us for  some winter joy!  Thayer Public Library would like to thank all of you for your suppor throughout the year.  

Coffee and cake will be served   Free and open to all  

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NO MEETING - Second THURSDAY Book Club

The Second Tuesday Book Club is not meeting in December this year. Happy Holidays - see you in January!

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date.

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

The Second Tuesday Book Club is not meeting in December this year. Happy Holidays - see you in January!

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date.

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Friday December 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today children may decorate paper Gingerbread Men.  Plus there will be Tunnels to crawl through. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon at this new program for little ones and their care-givers. Each week features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The toy rotation at this time is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.

 We are now open regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today children may decorate paper Gingerbread Men.  Plus there will be Tunnels to crawl through. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon at this new program for little ones and their care-givers. Each week features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The toy rotation at this time is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.

 We are now open regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday December 11, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle through Dec 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today or any day (Mondays to Saturdays) through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today or any day (Mondays to Saturdays) through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Card Making for Charity (All Ages)

All ages are welcome to join Teen Advisory Group for an afternoon of holiday card making for the pediatric patients- aka kids- at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston.  We'll have all the supplies you'll need, but feel free to bring your own!

If you're in grades 6-12 and you need volunteer hours, this program can count towards your volunteer needs.

Registration prefered, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
There are 26 spaces available.

All ages are welcome to join Teen Advisory Group for an afternoon of holiday card making for the pediatric patients- aka kids- at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston.  We'll have all the supplies you'll need, but feel free to bring your own!

If you're in grades 6-12 and you need volunteer hours, this program can count towards your volunteer needs.

Registration prefered, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

There are 26 spaces available.

Monday December 13, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle through Dec 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday December 14, 2021
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Paper Gingerbread Man Take and Make Craft for children

 Come to the Children's Room for a bag with the supplies for a paper Gingerbread Man craft. It's today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. Take and Make projects are pausing today till late Jan or early February. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

   We are open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

 Come to the Children's Room for a bag with the supplies for a paper Gingerbread Man craft. It's today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last. Take and Make projects are pausing today till late Jan or early February. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

   We are open: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (Virtual)

Join us Tuesday December 14th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT: Christina  78184804054415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us Tuesday December 14th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  78184804054415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual


Wednesday December 15, 2021
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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Recycling Meeting
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Staff luncheon

Lunch 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Building age 5 - 11

LEGO TIME!  Come create, build whatever you want. For ages 5 - 11. Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed. The next LEGO Building will be January 19.

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LEGO TIME!  Come create, build whatever you want. For ages 5 - 11. Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed. The next LEGO Building will be January 19.

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday December 16, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle through Dec. 18

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Try the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Find the 6 paper Gingerbread men shapes hiding around the Children's Room. Then fill out a Raffle Entry. The Winner gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today through December 18. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rotary Meeting

Braintree Rotary Meeting

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

Braintree Rotary Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Department Head Meeting
CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday December 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today there are two huge Gingerbread Men for everyone to help decorate. They're so big, they each take up a whole table! Plus there will be a train tracks to put into formations. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon at this new program for little ones and their care-givers. Each week features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The weekly toy rotation for Drop-In Fridays, at this time, is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.Thayer Public Library is closed Fridays Dec 24 and 31 for the holidays. Drop-in Craft and Play will continue Friday January 7.

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today there are two huge Gingerbread Men for everyone to help decorate. They're so big, they each take up a whole table! Plus there will be a train tracks to put into formations. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon at this new program for little ones and their care-givers. Each week features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The weekly toy rotation for Drop-In Fridays, at this time, is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.Thayer Public Library is closed Fridays Dec 24 and 31 for the holidays. Drop-in Craft and Play will continue Friday January 7.

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday December 18, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Children's Saturday Storytime Gingerbread theme

Saturday Storytime today with the theme of Gingerbread men/persons - stories, songs and an easy craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

We offer Saturday Children's Storytimes once a month. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Saturday Storytime today with the theme of Gingerbread men/persons - stories, songs and an easy craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

We offer Saturday Children's Storytimes once a month. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Final day

It's the Final day of the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Did you find the 6 hidden paper Gingerbread men? The Winner of the Raffle gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

It's the Final day of the Gingerbread Hunt and Raffle Entry. Did you find the 6 hidden paper Gingerbread men? The Winner of the Raffle gets a Gingerbread man book. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm today. One entry per person. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday December 20, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Decorate Paper Gingerbread House Drop-In till 9 pm

Decorate a Paper Gingerbread House shape. We'll have paper candies for you to glue on. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today or tomorrow, for some creative fun. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Decorate a Paper Gingerbread House shape. We'll have paper candies for you to glue on. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm today or tomorrow, for some creative fun. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday December 21, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Decorate Paper Gingerbread House Drop-In till 9 pm

Decorate a cute Paper Gingerbread House shape. We'll have paper candies for you to glue on. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm to make yours. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Decorate a cute Paper Gingerbread House shape. We'll have paper candies for you to glue on. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm to make yours. Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Wednesday December 22, 2021
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7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
No Reader's Group Book Club for December

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday December 23, 2021
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early Holiday Closing

Thursday December 23rd the Library, all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closing at 1:00pm.

Friday December 24th the Library,  all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

Library will be closed on Saturday December 25th for the Holiday 

Thursday December 23rd the Library, all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closing at 1:00pm.

Friday December 24th the Library,  all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

Library will be closed on Saturday December 25th for the Holiday 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble - Cancelled

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday December 24, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Christmas Holiday

Friday December 24th the Library,  all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

Library will be closed on Saturday December 25th for the Holiday 

Merry Christmas!

Library will reopen Monday December 27th regular hours.

Friday December 24th the Library,  all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

Library will be closed on Saturday December 25th for the Holiday 

Merry Christmas!

Library will reopen Monday December 27th regular hours.

Saturday December 25, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Christmas Day - Closed

Library is closed.

We will reopen Monday regular hours.

Monday December 27, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Drop-In Collage Craft for Children till 9 pm

During School  Vacation Week, make a colorful parrot using collage technique. Our craft honors author and artist Eric Carle, who died in October. Carle's collage animals have been seen by many children in in his books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Stop by any time between 9:00 and 9:00 pm. This project will be available tomorrow also.

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

During School  Vacation Week, make a colorful parrot using collage technique. Our craft honors author and artist Eric Carle, who died in October. Carle's collage animals have been seen by many children in in his books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Stop by any time between 9:00 and 9:00 pm. This project will be available tomorrow also.

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's book is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.

Journalist Defede calls our attention to a sidelight of the events of September 11, when the town of Gander (pop. 10,000) was overwhelmed by more than 6,500 air travelers grounded when U.S. airspace was shut down. For a week, DeFede relates, the locals provided food, shelter and supplies and reassurance; "they placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked nothing in return." Here the generous Newfoundlanders get due recognition. -- 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.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

 If you would prefer to attend via Zoom, please email mcavanagh@ocln.org.  

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede.

Journalist Defede calls our attention to a sidelight of the events of September 11, when the town of Gander (pop. 10,000) was overwhelmed by more than 6,500 air travelers grounded when U.S. airspace was shut down. For a week, DeFede relates, the locals provided food, shelter and supplies and reassurance; "they placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked nothing in return." Here the generous Newfoundlanders get due recognition. -- 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.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

 If you would prefer to attend via Zoom, please email mcavanagh@ocln.org.  

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday December 28, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Drop-In Collage Craft for Children till 9 pm

During School  Vacation Week, make a colorful parrot using collage technique on Monday and Tuesday. Our craft honors author and artist Eric Carle, who died in October. Carle's collage animals have been seen by many children in in his books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Stop by any time between  9:00 and 9:00 pm. 

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

During School  Vacation Week, make a colorful parrot using collage technique on Monday and Tuesday. Our craft honors author and artist Eric Carle, who died in October. Carle's collage animals have been seen by many children in in his books including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Stop by any time between  9:00 and 9:00 pm. 

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Fierce Warriors"!*

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

*heartwarming has been moved to February

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Fierce Warriors"!*

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

*heartwarming has been moved to February

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Holiday Movie Night (Tweens & Teens)

Families, Tweens, & Teens join Thayer Public Library's Teen Advisory Group for a holiday night of fun!  Come watch a holiday movie, enjoy a holiday snack, and do a light craft (Elf coloring) with us!

In case you're wondering, we'll be playing Elf.  "Raised as an over-sized elf, Buddy (a human) travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit."

This movie is PG and is best suited for ages 12+, but younger audience members are welcome with an adult.  

No registration required, just drop-in!  

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Families, Tweens, & Teens join Thayer Public Library's Teen Advisory Group for a holiday night of fun!  Come watch a holiday movie, enjoy a holiday snack, and do a light craft (Elf coloring) with us!

In case you're wondering, we'll be playing Elf.  "Raised as an over-sized elf, Buddy (a human) travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit."

This movie is PG and is best suited for ages 12+, but younger audience members are welcome with an adult.  

No registration required, just drop-in!  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Wednesday December 29, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Make a New Year's Eve Mask Drop-in till 9 pm

During School Vacation Week, children may make a Mask for New Year's Eve, on Wednesday and Thursday. Stop by any time between 9:00 and 9:00 pm on Wednesday and 12:30 pm on Thursday December 30th. 

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

During School Vacation Week, children may make a Mask for New Year's Eve, on Wednesday and Thursday. Stop by any time between 9:00 and 9:00 pm on Wednesday and 12:30 pm on Thursday December 30th. 

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday December 30, 2021
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Make a New Year's Eve Mask Drop-in till 12:30 pm

During School Vacation Week, children may make a Mask for New Year's Eve, on Wednesday and Thursday. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm tioday Thursday December 30th.  

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

During School Vacation Week, children may make a Mask for New Year's Eve, on Wednesday and Thursday. Stop by any time between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm tioday Thursday December 30th.  

Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early Holiday Closing

Thursday December 30th the library, all town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closing at 1pm.

Friday December 31st the library, all town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

The library will be closed on Saturday for the holdiay.

Library will reopen regular hours on Monday Jan 3rd.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday December 30th the library, all town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closing at 1pm.

Friday December 31st the library, all town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed.

The library will be closed on Saturday for the holdiay.

Library will reopen regular hours on Monday Jan 3rd.

 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday December 31, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for New Year Holiday

 

The library, all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed

The library will also be closed on Saturday Jan 1st.

Happy New Year!

Library will reopen regular hours on Monday Jan 3rd.

 

 

The library, all Town buildings and non-emergency buildings will be closed

The library will also be closed on Saturday Jan 1st.

Happy New Year!

Library will reopen regular hours on Monday Jan 3rd.

 

Saturday January 1, 2022
Monday January 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Garden Club Meeeting

Garden Club Meeting 

CONTACT: MaryBeth   forbesmarybeth15gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Garden Club Meeting 

CONTACT:
  MaryBeth 
  
   forbesmarybeth15gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 5, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie Night!

Jungle Cruise for Rent, & Other New Releases on DVD at Redbox

 

Starring: Dwayne JohnsonEmily BluntÉdgar RamírezJack WhitehallJesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. Jungle Cruise tells the alternate history of the captain of a small riverboat who takes a scientist and her brother through a jungle in search of the Tree of Life while competing against a German expedition and restored conquistadors!

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

Walt Disney Pictures ~ 2 hours, 7 minutes ~ PG-13

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

Jungle Cruise for Rent, & Other New Releases on DVD at Redbox

 

Starring: Dwayne JohnsonEmily BluntÉdgar RamírezJack WhitehallJesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. Jungle Cruise tells the alternate history of the captain of a small riverboat who takes a scientist and her brother through a jungle in search of the Tree of Life while competing against a German expedition and restored conquistadors!

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

Walt Disney Pictures ~ 2 hours, 7 minutes ~ PG-13

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday January 6, 2022
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book in a Bag on Pause

 Book in a Bag is like a subscription box, you sign up each month to get a teen book and some goodies, but the catch is that it's free!  Because you're borrowing a library book for a month (but you get to keep the goodies!)  The books are picked by the Teen Advisory Group.  Book in a Bag pickup is the first Thursday of the month.   Books may be picked up from the Circulation Desk (they'll be in a tote bag, which you also get to keep!).

  This program is paused for Janaury.

Program for grades 6-12, Registration Required.  Supplies limited. 

 

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 Book in a Bag is like a subscription box, you sign up each month to get a teen book and some goodies, but the catch is that it's free!  Because you're borrowing a library book for a month (but you get to keep the goodies!)  The books are picked by the Teen Advisory Group.  Book in a Bag pickup is the first Thursday of the month.   Books may be picked up from the Circulation Desk (they'll be in a tote bag, which you also get to keep!).

  This program is paused for Janaury.

Program for grades 6-12, Registration Required.  Supplies limited. 

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting
CONTACT: Kathy Tuffy  781-307-2608  kathytuffy@braintreedems.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Friday January 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today children will get some shapes of wild animals to glue.  Plus there will be Jumbo Floor Puzzles to use. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon. Geared for little ones and their care-givers. Each Friday features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The toy rotation at this time is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.

 We are now open regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Drop-In Craft and Play for the Young.Today children will get some shapes of wild animals to glue.  Plus there will be Jumbo Floor Puzzles to use. Drop by anytime between 10 am and noon. Geared for little ones and their care-givers. Each Friday features an easy craft, and then a special type of toy. The toy rotation at this time is: Train Tracks, Jumbo Floor Puzzles, MagnaTiles and Cardboard Blocks to build with, and Tunnels to crawl through.

 We are now open regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Hold for TPL Writers Group

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process.  New members are always welcome. Advance registration requested.

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

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hold for TPL Writers Group

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process.  New members are always welcome. Advance registration requested.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday January 10, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Trustee Meeting

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Tuesday January 11, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (Virtual)

Join us Tuesday January 11th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT: Christina  78184804054415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join us Tuesday January 11th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  78184804054415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

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

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on January 12th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on January 12th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday January 13, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

This month's discussion book is The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

"A stunning story... The ending is ingenious, and it's possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926."—The Washington Post

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her World War I veteran husband and her daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away.

The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark historical fiction exploration into the shadows of the past, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such murky historical mysteries.

What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators?

Agatha Christie novels have withstood the test of time, due in no small part to Christie's masterful storytelling and clever mind that may never be matched, but Agatha Christie's untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available from Overdrive  and Hoopla as an ebook.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

This month's discussion book is The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

"A stunning story... The ending is ingenious, and it's possible that Benedict has brought to life the most plausible explanation for why Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926."—The Washington Post

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car—strange for a frigid night. Her World War I veteran husband and her daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away.

The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark historical fiction exploration into the shadows of the past, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such murky historical mysteries.

What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators?

Agatha Christie novels have withstood the test of time, due in no small part to Christie's masterful storytelling and clever mind that may never be matched, but Agatha Christie's untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available from Overdrive  and Hoopla as an ebook.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Saturday January 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Children's Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime today - stories, songs and an easy craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Saturday Storytime today - stories, songs and an easy craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday January 17, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Holiday - Library Closed

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Tuesday January 18, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hockey BINGO ages 5 - 11

Play Hockey BINGO, make a Bruins Bookmark, enter to win the Bruins Puck autographed by Brandon Carlo. Program and free Raffle are for ages 5 - 11.

Congratulations to Braintree Readers! Your participation in Thayer Public Library's Summer Reading Program helped our library win a Brandon Carlo signed Bruins puck. Now, the library is holding a free Raffle so that one lucky kid will win the autographed puck.  As part of the 2nd Annual Summer Challenge with First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker and Bruins Mascot Blades, the Bruins donated prizes to be awarded to selected libraries that met their summer reading goals.

Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed for program. 

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Play Hockey BINGO, make a Bruins Bookmark, enter to win the Bruins Puck autographed by Brandon Carlo. Program and free Raffle are for ages 5 - 11.

Congratulations to Braintree Readers! Your participation in Thayer Public Library's Summer Reading Program helped our library win a Brandon Carlo signed Bruins puck. Now, the library is holding a free Raffle so that one lucky kid will win the autographed puck.  As part of the 2nd Annual Summer Challenge with First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker and Bruins Mascot Blades, the Bruins donated prizes to be awarded to selected libraries that met their summer reading goals.

Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed for program. 

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hibernation Party w/ TAG

holdy for hibernation party w/ TAG

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

holdy for hibernation party w/ TAG

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Strong Women, Strange Worlds

Hold for Virtual Author Event

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Hold for Virtual Author Event

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday January 19, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!

How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster (#1 of 2) - IMP AwardsHow Green was My Valley:  Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.garykmcd

Starring:  Maureen O'Hara with Walter Pidgeon, Best Picture Oscar Winner in 1942, also Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Directed by John Ford.

Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer ~ 1 hour, 58 minutes ~ NR

 

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

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

How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster (#1 of 2) - IMP AwardsHow Green was My Valley:  Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.garykmcd

Starring:  Maureen O'Hara with Walter Pidgeon, Best Picture Oscar Winner in 1942, also Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Directed by John Ford.

Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer ~ 1 hour, 58 minutes ~ NR

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Building age 5 - 11

LEGO TIME!  Come create, build whatever you want. For ages 5 - 11. Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed. 

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LEGO TIME!  Come create, build whatever you want. For ages 5 - 11. Held in the Stained Glass Tower section of the Children's Room. No registration needed. 

 Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster (#1 of 2) - IMP AwardsHow Green was My Valley:  Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.garykmcd

Starring:  Maureen O'Hara with Walter Pidgeon, Best Picture Oscar Winner in 1942, also Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Directed by John Ford.

Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer ~ 1 hour, 58 minutes ~ NR

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

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

How Green Was My Valley Movie Poster (#1 of 2) - IMP AwardsHow Green was My Valley:  Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. Seen through the eyes of the family's youngest, Huw, we learn of the family's trials and tribulations. Family patriarch Gwilym and his older sons work in the mines, dangerous and unhealthy as it is. Gwilym has greater hopes for his youngest son, but Huw has his own ideas on how to honor his father. Daughter Angharad is the most beautiful girl in the valley and is very much in love with Mr. Gruffydd, who isn't sure he can provide her the life she deserves. Times are hard and good men find themselves out of work and exploited by unseen mine owners.garykmcd

Starring:  Maureen O'Hara with Walter Pidgeon, Best Picture Oscar Winner in 1942, also Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Directed by John Ford.

Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer ~ 1 hour, 58 minutes ~ NR

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday January 20, 2022
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Department Head Meeting
CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday January 22, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hold for Library

Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Monday January 24, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's title is Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall.

Who could imagine finding joy in running with a donkey? McDougall (Born to Run, 2009) could, and here he tells the story of the donkey named Sherman who captured his heart. When Sherman was rescued from a hoarder, he was near death, covered in parasites and barely able to walk due to unkempt hooves that looked like thick, oversize clown shoes. McDougall, along with his family and a host of friends and neighbors in his Pennsylvania Amish community, join forces to nurture the donkey and give him a purpose for living. Soon McDougall develops a bold plan: to train Sherman to compete in Colorado's World Championship Pack Burro Race, in which a runner leads a burro outfitted with a regulation pack saddle, complete with a pick, shovel, and gold pan. McDougall's account of how Sherman defied the odds to compete in the race is both inspiring and humorous, a testament to the depth of the animal-human connection.-- 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.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

This meeting will be hybrid --  on Zoom and in person.  Registration is required for the Zoom invitation to be sent out the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's title is Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall.

Who could imagine finding joy in running with a donkey? McDougall (Born to Run, 2009) could, and here he tells the story of the donkey named Sherman who captured his heart. When Sherman was rescued from a hoarder, he was near death, covered in parasites and barely able to walk due to unkempt hooves that looked like thick, oversize clown shoes. McDougall, along with his family and a host of friends and neighbors in his Pennsylvania Amish community, join forces to nurture the donkey and give him a purpose for living. Soon McDougall develops a bold plan: to train Sherman to compete in Colorado's World Championship Pack Burro Race, in which a runner leads a burro outfitted with a regulation pack saddle, complete with a pick, shovel, and gold pan. McDougall's account of how Sherman defied the odds to compete in the race is both inspiring and humorous, a testament to the depth of the animal-human connection.-- 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.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

This meeting will be hybrid --  on Zoom and in person.  Registration is required for the Zoom invitation to be sent out the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday January 25, 2022
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Dark School Vibes"- books with Dark Academia settings!

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

CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Dark School Vibes"- books with Dark Academia settings!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

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

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  774-240-0066  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  774.240.0066
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
CONTACT: Lyn Frano  781-794-8146
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  781.794.8146
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's discussion is on The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris:

Good Morning AmericaEsquire, and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostHarper’s Bazaar, Entertainment WeeklyMarie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, GoodreadsFortune, and BBC

​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.

It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.

A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. This book is also available and an ebook and an eaudio from Overdrive.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

This month's discussion is on The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris:

Good Morning AmericaEsquire, and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by TimeThe Washington PostHarper’s Bazaar, Entertainment WeeklyMarie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, GoodreadsFortune, and BBC

​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.

It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.

A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. This book is also available and an ebook and an eaudio from Overdrive.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday January 27, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday February 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday February 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

The Saturday Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June (no meeting in December.)

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Meetings will eventually return to Saturday morning, once the library schedule permits.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

The Saturday Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June (no meeting in December.)

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Meetings will eventually return to Saturday morning, once the library schedule permits.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday February 7, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Garden Club Meeeting

Garden Club 

CONTACT: Marybeth  forbesmarybeth15gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Garden Club 

CONTACT:
  Marybeth
  
   forbesmarybeth15gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday February 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (Virtual)

Join us Tuesday February 8th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT: Christina  78184804054415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join us Tuesday February 8th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  78184804054415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on February 9th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on February 9th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday February 10, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

This month's discussion book is The Bookshop on the CornerThe Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel by [Jenny Colgan] by Jenny Colgan

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This book is also available on OverdriveHoopla in ebook and eaudio format.

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.

Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. 

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact me at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

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

This month's discussion book is The Bookshop on the CornerThe Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel by [Jenny Colgan] by Jenny Colgan

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This book is also available on OverdriveHoopla in ebook and eaudio format.

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop.

Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. 

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

All readers are always welcome!

If you are interested in attending this meeting via Zoom, please contact me at least a day or two prior to the meeting.

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Saturday February 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Children's Saturday Storytime

Valentine's theme at today's Saturday Storytime Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

We also offer Children's Storytimes every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

Valentine's theme at today's Saturday Storytime Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Located in the Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

We also offer Children's Storytimes every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday February 14, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Trustee Meeting

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

Trustee Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday February 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hold for Virtual Author Event
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
CONTACT: Lyn Frano  781-794-8146
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  781.794.8146
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday February 17, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday February 21, 2022
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Holiday - Library Closed

Washington's Birthday

Tuesday February 22, 2022
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Swoon-Worthy Romance"!

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

CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Swoon-Worthy Romance"!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hibernation Party w/ TAG

holdy for hibernation party w/ TAG

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

holdy for hibernation party w/ TAG

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Wednesday February 23, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Reading Night w/ TAG

hold for possible Family Reading Night w/ TAG

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

hold for possible Family Reading Night w/ TAG

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

The Four Winds: A Novel by [Kristin Hannah]This month's discussion is on The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah:

From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.

My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.”

Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. This celection is available on Overdrive in ebook and eaudio format.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

The Four Winds: A Novel by [Kristin Hannah]This month's discussion is on The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah:

From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.

My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.”

Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion. This celection is available on Overdrive in ebook and eaudio format.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday February 24, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Family Reading Night w/ TAG

hold for possible Family Reading Night w/ TAG

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

hold for possible Family Reading Night w/ TAG

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday February 28, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's title is Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson.

Olson, who in Last Hope Island and Citizens of London (2017) mined lesser-known world-war history to great effect, has penned the incredibly absorbing and long-overdue chronicle of the exploits and accomplishments of French Resistance hero Mme Marie Madeleine Fourcarde, code-named Hedgehog. A seemingly unlikely freedom fighter, Mme Fourcarde, a glamorous, well-heeled young mother, used her image to her advantage as she joined and eventually directed a group known as Alliance (dubbed Noah's Ark by frustrated Nazi agents), one of the most successful intelligence gathering units operating in France. Organizing a cadre of spies that numbered in the thousands, she successfully befuddled the Gestapo by constantly switching headquarters, strategically restructuring her network, and cleverly changing her own appearance. Captured twice, she managed daring escapes each time and continued to provide the Allies with invaluable information, including critical D-Day logistics. After the war, she worked tirelessly on behalf of both her fallen and her surviving wartime colleagues. This masterfully told true story reads like fiction... -- Booklist Online

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

This meeting will be hybrid -- on Zoom and in person.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's title is Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson.

Olson, who in Last Hope Island and Citizens of London (2017) mined lesser-known world-war history to great effect, has penned the incredibly absorbing and long-overdue chronicle of the exploits and accomplishments of French Resistance hero Mme Marie Madeleine Fourcarde, code-named Hedgehog. A seemingly unlikely freedom fighter, Mme Fourcarde, a glamorous, well-heeled young mother, used her image to her advantage as she joined and eventually directed a group known as Alliance (dubbed Noah's Ark by frustrated Nazi agents), one of the most successful intelligence gathering units operating in France. Organizing a cadre of spies that numbered in the thousands, she successfully befuddled the Gestapo by constantly switching headquarters, strategically restructuring her network, and cleverly changing her own appearance. Captured twice, she managed daring escapes each time and continued to provide the Allies with invaluable information, including critical D-Day logistics. After the war, she worked tirelessly on behalf of both her fallen and her surviving wartime colleagues. This masterfully told true story reads like fiction... -- Booklist Online

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.  This title is also available as an ebook on Hoopla.

This meeting will be hybrid -- on Zoom and in person.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday March 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday March 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

The Saturday Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Meetings will eventually return to Saturday morning, once the library schedule permits.

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

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

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

The Saturday Writers Group meeting meets one Saturday a month, September through June.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The TPL Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Meetings will eventually return to Saturday morning, once the library schedule permits.

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday March 7, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Garden Club Meeeting
CONTACT: Marybeth  forbesmarybeth15gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Tuesday March 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TAG backup location

if over 10 teens, use this location

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium & Virtual Hybrid

if over 10 teens, use this location

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium & Virtual Hybrid

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (Virtual Hybrid)

Join us Tuesday March 8th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT: Christina  78184804054415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Join us Tuesday March 8th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

New and returning members welcome. Earn two hours of volunteer credit for this meeting, meet new friends, and get involved in your community!

Agenda items include:

  • How is winter going?
  • Teen Mural Vote
  • Murder Mystery Party discussion
  • TAG sponsored card making program 

Are you interested? Visit thayerpubliclibrary.org/events or call us at (781) 848 0405 x4415 to sign up!

Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required for Virtual Room info.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  78184804054415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on March 9th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

This month's selection is TBA. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM on March 9th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions by email.

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday March 10, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm Labor Day through June and at 6:00 pm July through Labor Day.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

This month's discussion book is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.

An instant New York Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY bestseller—based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris during World War II—The Paris Library is a moving and unforgettable “ode to the importance of libraries, books, and the human connections we find within both” (Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author).

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet seems to have the perfect life with her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into the city, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.

“A love letter to Paris, the power of books, and the beauty of intergenerational friendship” (Booklist), The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest places.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available through Overdrive in ebook and eaudio format.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

This month's discussion book is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.

An instant New York Times, Washington Post, and USA TODAY bestseller—based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris during World War II—The Paris Library is a moving and unforgettable “ode to the importance of libraries, books, and the human connections we find within both” (Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author).

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet seems to have the perfect life with her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into the city, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings, and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them.

“A love letter to Paris, the power of books, and the beauty of intergenerational friendship” (Booklist), The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest places.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the Monday following the Thursday meeting date. This title is also available through Overdrive in ebook and eaudio format.

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday March 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hold- Terri Possible program
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hold- Terri Possible program
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday March 17, 2022
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