Braintree, MA

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Book Babies Infants - 12 months

Winter Book Babies starts today, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings, on Tuesday mornings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Book Babies starts today, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings, on Tuesday mornings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Storytime 13 -24 months

Winter Toddler Storytime Series starts today.  For toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings, on Tuesday mornings at 10:00.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Toddler Storytime Series starts today.  For toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings, on Tuesday mornings at 10:00.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Shore Stars Lead Teacher Meeting
CONTACT: Debby Stratton  781-249-2227  dstratton@southshorestars.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Debby Stratton
  781.249.2227
  dstratton@southshorestars.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security and Retirement Income Planning
CONTACT: Jean Ricciuti  781-535-6133  jricciuti@generationsadvisorygroup.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Jean Ricciuti
  781.535.6133
  jricciuti@generationsadvisorygroup.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5 starts today, at 10:00 am. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5 starts today, at 10:00 am. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Town of Braintree
CONTACT: Stephen Leary -Town of Braintree
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Stephen Leary -Town of Braintree 
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Gurnet Saquish Corporation

Board meeting for conservation planning

CONTACT: Frances Winterson  774-240-1877  fwinterson@verizon.net
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Board meeting for conservation planning

CONTACT:
  Frances Winterson
  774.240.1877
  fwinterson@verizon.net

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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This month's title is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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This month's title is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday January 23, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Girl Scouts - Daisy Troop Event
CONTACT: Tara Crispin  617-750-0359  tkcrispin@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Tara Crispin
  617.750.0359
  tkcrispin@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tunnel Time for ages 2 - 4

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hold for Library
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Girls Scouts Information Night
CONTACT: Christine Candler  617-352-0141   ccandler@gsema.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Christine Candler
  617.352.0141 
  ccandler@gsema.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friday January 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday January 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

Are you interested in tracing your family's history?  Are you working on your genealogy and want to meet up with others who are working on their family trees?  Then come to the Thayer Public Library Genealogy Club!  All are welcome from novice to expert. 

Photo of Michael BrophyThis month, on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 AM in Logan Auditorium, genealogist Mike Brophy will be joining us to talk about Genealogy Myths and Legends. This lecture explains and debunks some of the popular fiction about Genealogy and Family History. Subjects covered include: You can do your whole family history on the internet; The Courthouse burned down and destroyed all the records; I am descended from an Indian; Our name was changed at Ellis Island; Plymouth Plantation myth and reality; All records that you find are accurate and reliable; If my grammie said it was true, it must be true ! You can do your whole family history by using the records of the LDS church. Well researched proof will be presented to explain these myths.

Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer who has been featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy show about heir searchers. He has conducted research for Ancestry.com. and several historical authors. His genealogy education includes eight certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.

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

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4434  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are many spaces available.

Are you interested in tracing your family's history?  Are you working on your genealogy and want to meet up with others who are working on their family trees?  Then come to the Thayer Public Library Genealogy Club!  All are welcome from novice to expert. 

Photo of Michael BrophyThis month, on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 AM in Logan Auditorium, genealogist Mike Brophy will be joining us to talk about Genealogy Myths and Legends. This lecture explains and debunks some of the popular fiction about Genealogy and Family History. Subjects covered include: You can do your whole family history on the internet; The Courthouse burned down and destroyed all the records; I am descended from an Indian; Our name was changed at Ellis Island; Plymouth Plantation myth and reality; All records that you find are accurate and reliable; If my grammie said it was true, it must be true ! You can do your whole family history by using the records of the LDS church. Well researched proof will be presented to explain these myths.

Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer who has been featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy show about heir searchers. He has conducted research for Ancestry.com. and several historical authors. His genealogy education includes eight certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.

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

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4434
  mcavanagh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Braintree's 1st Chinese Family Meeting

On the first day of year 2020 ( Year of the Rat), Chinese families in Braintree gather together to celebrate this most important holiday in Chinese culture. 

CONTACT: Kelcy  617-653-0369
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

On the first day of year 2020 ( Year of the Rat), Chinese families in Braintree gather together to celebrate this most important holiday in Chinese culture. 

CONTACT:
  Kelcy
  617.653.0369
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday January 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes start today for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes start today for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes start today for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes start today for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
World Thinking Day Prep (Troop 8204)

World Thinking Day Prep (Troop 8204)

CONTACT: Kathy Pollara  339-235-6433  kathleenpollara@comcast.net
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

World Thinking Day Prep (Troop 8204)

CONTACT:
  Kathy Pollara
  339.235.6433
  kathleenpollara@comcast.net

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

This month's book is: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Book Babies Infants - 12 months

Winter Book Babies has started, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Book Babies has started, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Storytime 13 -24 months

Winter Toddler Storytime Series has started.  For toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings, on Tuesday mornings at 10:00.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Toddler Storytime Series has started.  For toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings, on Tuesday mornings at 10:00.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

You Have It Made by Ellie Krieger is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.) 

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 25 spaces available.

You Have It Made by Ellie Krieger is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.) 

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5 has started, at 10:00 am. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft,  than the storytimes for the younger group.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5 has started, at 10:00 am. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft,  than the storytimes for the younger group.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Chapter Chatters: Middle School Book Club

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, January 29th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "Magic Misfits" by Neil Patrick Harris

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is meant for grades 6-8.

CONTACT: Christina  781  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: East Middle School
There are 15 spaces available.

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, January 29th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "Magic Misfits" by Neil Patrick Harris

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is meant for grades 6-8.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: East Middle School

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Sunrise Blue Hill Launch Party

Sunrise Blue Hills Launch Party will be a time of watching documentaries and meeting new people to bring into the movement of cliate justice.

CONTACT: Saribah Azeez  781-308-5645
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Sunrise Blue Hills Launch Party will be a time of watching documentaries and meeting new people to bring into the movement of cliate justice.

CONTACT:
  Saribah Azeez
  781.308.5645
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday January 30, 2020
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
LEGO & Magna-tiles Competition age 5 up

LEGO & Magna-tiles Friendly Competition for ages 5 up. We'll announce a word or phrase, as the theme to guide the creations. At 4:30, everyone gets to look around and vote for the winner. Children may also choose to just build what they want, and not be part of the competition. All creativity and ideas are great! Held in the Children's Room.

 No sign-up needed.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

LEGO & Magna-tiles Friendly Competition for ages 5 up. We'll announce a word or phrase, as the theme to guide the creations. At 4:30, everyone gets to look around and vote for the winner. Children may also choose to just build what they want, and not be part of the competition. All creativity and ideas are great! Held in the Children's Room.

 No sign-up needed.

 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tufts Focus Group
CONTACT: Crystal Evans  617-606-0098  empowerenergy@me.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Crystal Evans
  617.606.0098
  empowerenergy@me.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friday January 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday February 1, 2020
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Town Of Braintree Human Resources
CONTACT: Karen Shanley
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Karen Shanley
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ozobot Racing

Discover how to use an Ozobot robot and then compete with your team to make the fastest track!

Registration Required.  Program for grades 6-12.  

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Discover how to use an Ozobot robot and then compete with your team to make the fastest track!

Registration Required.  Program for grades 6-12.  

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday February 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
MAWLE

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement General Meeting

CONTACT: Deidre Noyes  617-909-1665
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement General Meeting

CONTACT:
  Deidre Noyes
  617.909.1665
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Book Babies Infants - 12 months

Winter Book Babies, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings, on Tuesday mornings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Book Babies, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings, on Tuesday mornings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Storytime 13 -24 months

Winter Toddler Storytime Seriies for toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Toddler Storytime Seriies for toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings.  With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Train Track Time for ages 4 - 6

Train Track Time,  for ages 4 - 6. Build a train track with our sets of tracks and bridges, then drive a train along it. There's plenty of trains, and tracks to work on your own, or build with someone else. Held in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Train Track Time,  for ages 4 - 6. Build a train track with our sets of tracks and bridges, then drive a train along it. There's plenty of trains, and tracks to work on your own, or build with someone else. Held in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MCAS Access & Accommodations for Students with Special Needs
CONTACT: Beth Brown  781-975-0130  brown02184@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Beth Brown
  781.975.0130
  brown02184@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting for Volunteer Credit (TEEN)
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
The registration period has ended.
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

The registration period has ended.

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Chapter Chatters: Middle School Book Club

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, February 5th - 2:30-3:10pm - South Middle School, Library Media Room - "Dear Sweet Pea" by Julie Murphy

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at South Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room
There are 15 spaces available.

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, February 5th - 2:30-3:10pm - South Middle School, Library Media Room - "Dear Sweet Pea" by Julie Murphy

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at South Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Retirement Training Workshop
CONTACT: Dominika Zielinska  508-942-4564
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Dominika Zielinska
  508.942.4564
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday February 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tunnel Time for ages 2 - 4

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Retirement Training Workshop
CONTACT: Dominika Zielinska  508-942-4564
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Dominika Zielinska
  508.942.4564
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friday February 7, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday February 8, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime with Cathie. Open to little ones through age 5.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday Storytime with Cathie. Open to little ones through age 5.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading from work is optional. Please register in advance to receive an automatic email reminder of the meeting.

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

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
There are 15 spaces available.

Meet others who love to write! Share tips of the trade, and get/give encouragement and support to other area writers. The Saturday Morning Writers Group meets monthly to talk about works in progress and the writing and publishing process. Reading from work is optional. Please register in advance to receive an automatic email reminder of the meeting.

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

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Device Advice
CONTACT: Reference  781-848-0405, X4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 9 spaces available.
CONTACT:
  Reference
  781.848.0405, X4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 9 spaces available.

Monday February 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. NO Storytime next week as we are closed for President's Day.They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. NO Storytime next week as we are closed for President's Day.They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. NO Storytime next week as we are closed for President's Day.They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Storytimes for Children ages 2 & 3. NO Storytime next week as we are closed for President's Day.They will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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3:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Make a Book Valentine ages 5 up

  Make a Valentine for one of your favorite books that is here at the library.  We'll hide your "Book Valentine" inside the book, as a surprise for the next reader to find! Stop in anytime between 3:45 and 6:45 to create yours. For ages 5 up. Held in the Children's Room.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

  Make a Valentine for one of your favorite books that is here at the library.  We'll hide your "Book Valentine" inside the book, as a surprise for the next reader to find! Stop in anytime between 3:45 and 6:45 to create yours. For ages 5 up. Held in the Children's Room.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Trivia Night @ the Library

Trivia Night @ the Library! The theme is "Leap Year". Program is geared towards adults, but teens and family teams are welcome. Register here or by calling Laurie at 781-848-0405 x4430. Register a team or get matched with a team when you arrive. We expect the reigning champions will show up to defend their title!

Fun, friendly, low-key competition with small prizes for winning teams. Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Trivia Night @ the Library! The theme is "Leap Year". Program is geared towards adults, but teens and family teams are welcome. Register here or by calling Laurie at 781-848-0405 x4430. Register a team or get matched with a team when you arrive. We expect the reigning champions will show up to defend their title!

Fun, friendly, low-key competition with small prizes for winning teams. Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level


Tuesday February 11, 2020
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9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Book Babies Infants - 12 months

Winter Book Babies, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. NO storytime next week, as it is School Vacation Week. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Book Babies, for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. NO storytime next week, as it is School Vacation Week. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

We've started a separate Toddler Storytime for 13 - 24 months on Tuesdays at 10 am, right after Book Babies. Bring your little one to the time that works best for you!

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Toddler Storytime 13 -24 months

Winter Toddler Storytime Seriies for toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings. NO Storytime next week, as it is School Vacation Week. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Winter Toddler Storytime Seriies for toddlers 13 months - 24 months, and their siblings. NO Storytime next week, as it is School Vacation Week. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting for Volunteer Credit (TEEN)
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4:49 PM     
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 4:49 PM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AAUW Association

Travelog of member's trips.

CONTACT: Gail Saccone  781-424-4356
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Travelog of member's trips.

CONTACT:
  Gail Saccone
  781.424.4356
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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Tonight's discussion is Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezTawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their black, enslaved mistresses. It's their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at Tawawa House. They have become friends over the years as they reunite and share developments in their own lives and on their respective plantations. They don't bother too much with questions of freedom, though the resort is situated in free territory-but when truth-telling Mawu comes to the resort and starts talking of running away, things change .  .  .

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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Tonight's discussion is Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezTawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their black, enslaved mistresses. It's their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at Tawawa House. They have become friends over the years as they reunite and share developments in their own lives and on their respective plantations. They don't bother too much with questions of freedom, though the resort is situated in free territory-but when truth-telling Mawu comes to the resort and starts talking of running away, things change .  .  .

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5. NO Storytime next week as it is School Vacation Week and NO Storytime Feb. 26 at 10:00, but there will be a 6:30 evening one on Feb. 26. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 Winter Storytime Series for ages 3 - 5. NO Storytime next week as it is School Vacation Week and NO Storytime Feb. 26 at 10:00, but there will be a 6:30 evening one on Feb. 26. Cathie will present a little longer stories, and craft than the storytimes for younger kids.

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club Book & Movie Discussion

This month's selection is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. We will be meeting in the Logan Auditorium for a potluck lunch and our annual Book & Movie Discussion. The movie runs for 1 hr., 51 min., so we will start the movie as close to 12:00 as we can, and eat lunch as we watch!

"Me Before You is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course."  

The Brown Bag Book Club usually meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

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

This month's selection is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. We will be meeting in the Logan Auditorium for a potluck lunch and our annual Book & Movie Discussion. The movie runs for 1 hr., 51 min., so we will start the movie as close to 12:00 as we can, and eat lunch as we watch!

"Me Before You is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course."  

The Brown Bag Book Club usually meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!

Image result for judy movieJoin us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

This month our movie is JUDY starring Renee Zellweger:  Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans andbegins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

BBC Films, 1 hour and 58 minutes, Rated PG

The first 100 people will fit in the room.

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

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

 
 

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

Image result for judy movieJoin us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

This month our movie is JUDY starring Renee Zellweger:  Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans andbegins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

BBC Films, 1 hour and 58 minutes, Rated PG

The first 100 people will fit in the room.

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

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

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday February 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga with Jennifer Lynn

Family Yoga with Jennifer Lynn continues through April. Held the third Thursday of the month, except Feb will be on the second Thursday.

Registration required for this popular program. Register by clicking on the "Register" button below, or call Children's Staff: 781 848-0405 x4425.

May bring own mat if prefer, or use a carpet square of the library's or just use the carpeted floor.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room
There are 30 spaces available.

Family Yoga with Jennifer Lynn continues through April. Held the third Thursday of the month, except Feb will be on the second Thursday.

Registration required for this popular program. Register by clicking on the "Register" button below, or call Children's Staff: 781 848-0405 x4425.

May bring own mat if prefer, or use a carpet square of the library's or just use the carpeted floor.

 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
OLLI-Film Series

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT: OLLI UMass Boston  ollireg@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

his program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members. To register call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information

CONTACT:
  OLLI UMass Boston
  
  ollireg@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Braintree Democratic Town Committee Meeting
CONTACT: Kathy Tuffy  781-307-2608
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Kathy Tuffy
  781.307.2608
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Friday February 14, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday February 15, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Beauty and the Beast Dramatic Reading with Lumiere

Join us for a dramatic reading of the timeless story of Belle and the Beast, as we welcome "Lumiere". The friendly candlestick will be in costume for the visit . Lumiere will be available for questions and photos after reading the story. For families, children of all ages. Held  in the Children's Room.

Lumiere was featured in the Disney movie "Beauty and Beast" , and will be in the upcoming theatre production at local Massasoit Community College. Their stage production of this Disney favorite includes the wonderful Disney songs like "Be Our Guest", and favorite characters Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and others. The show will take place Sat Feb. 29 - Sun.  March 8,  on the campus in Brockton. To buy tickets: www. massasoit.edu/boxoffice

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for a dramatic reading of the timeless story of Belle and the Beast, as we welcome "Lumiere". The friendly candlestick will be in costume for the visit . Lumiere will be available for questions and photos after reading the story. For families, children of all ages. Held  in the Children's Room.

Lumiere was featured in the Disney movie "Beauty and Beast" , and will be in the upcoming theatre production at local Massasoit Community College. Their stage production of this Disney favorite includes the wonderful Disney songs like "Be Our Guest", and favorite characters Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and others. The show will take place Sat Feb. 29 - Sun.  March 8,  on the campus in Brockton. To buy tickets: www. massasoit.edu/boxoffice

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group
Want to make a difference? Want to help plan teen library programs?  Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library. 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.
Want to make a difference? Want to help plan teen library programs?  Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library. 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen-Run Bullet Journaling

Teen-Run Bullet Journaling— Saturday September 14th, October 12th, & November 9th hang out and destress with us at the library as we plan our monthly calendars!  Get some ideas about how to plan your own, or borrow ideas from others.  Open to beginners and pros alike! 

Please bring your own journals, we will supply everything else.  If you cannot bring your own journal, blank pages will be provided for you.

This program is organized by Teen Advisory Group volunteers and meets monthly in the Teen Room right after Teen Advisory Group.  

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  Program for grades 6-12

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Teen-Run Bullet Journaling— Saturday September 14th, October 12th, & November 9th hang out and destress with us at the library as we plan our monthly calendars!  Get some ideas about how to plan your own, or borrow ideas from others.  Open to beginners and pros alike! 

Please bring your own journals, we will supply everything else.  If you cannot bring your own journal, blank pages will be provided for you.

This program is organized by Teen Advisory Group volunteers and meets monthly in the Teen Room right after Teen Advisory Group.  

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  Program for grades 6-12

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday February 17, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Presidents' Day - Closed

Closed for Presidents' Day

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
*no meeting due to holiday* Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday February 18, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
South Shore Stars Lead Teacher Meeting
CONTACT: Debby Stratton  781-249-2227  dstratton@southshorestars.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Debby Stratton
  781.249.2227
  dstratton@southshorestars.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Potato Chip Taste Challenge ages 7 up

Potato Chip Taste Challenge ages 7 up, during School Vacation Week. Vote for your favorite, then find out what brand it is. Then try the "Guess the Flavor" samples, for you to identify what taste the manufacturer put in.

No Registration needed for this free program.  Held in Logan Auditorium.

 

    
 

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

Potato Chip Taste Challenge ages 7 up, during School Vacation Week. Vote for your favorite, then find out what brand it is. Then try the "Guess the Flavor" samples, for you to identify what taste the manufacturer put in.

No Registration needed for this free program.  Held in Logan Auditorium.

 

    
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  781 848.0405 x4425
  estrachan@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAG Winter Service

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM     

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:51 PM     

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tufts Focus Group
CONTACT: Crystal Evans  617-606-0098  empowerenergy@me.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Crystal Evans
  617.606.0098
  empowerenergy@me.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Create Disney Puzzle ages 3 - 6

Create a Disney Puzzle during School Vacation Week. For ages 3 - 6. Choose a picture from our Disney selections, then glue it on  paper  for the backing. Let it dry a few minutes, while you decorate an envelope to take it home in. Then we'll help you crank it through our huge cutting machine. It will cut your picture up into pieces of a puzzle - amazing!  You take this Disney puzzle home to make again and again.. Held in Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Create a Disney Puzzle during School Vacation Week. For ages 3 - 6. Choose a picture from our Disney selections, then glue it on  paper  for the backing. Let it dry a few minutes, while you decorate an envelope to take it home in. Then we'll help you crank it through our huge cutting machine. It will cut your picture up into pieces of a puzzle - amazing!  You take this Disney puzzle home to make again and again.. Held in Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Retired Educators of Massachusetts

Preparing for Retirement for Active Public School Educators

CONTACT: Steve Rittenberg  781-449-7844  steritt@comcast.net
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Preparing for Retirement for Active Public School Educators

CONTACT:
  Steve Rittenberg
  781.449.7844
  steritt@comcast.net

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Abominable Movie for kids

Abominable 2019 Characters

See "Abominable", a recently released movie. Three kids discover a Yeti and  help him return to his family. This animated movie will be shown on our big screen, with its great sound system. Rated PG, 1 hour 37 min. For families and children of any age. No sign-up needed.

 

 

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

Abominable 2019 Characters

See "Abominable", a recently released movie. Three kids discover a Yeti and  help him return to his family. This animated movie will be shown on our big screen, with its great sound system. Rated PG, 1 hour 37 min. For families and children of any age. No sign-up needed.

 

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAG Winter Service

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:52 PM     

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:52 PM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Independence Condo Welcome Meeting
CONTACT: Amanda Mitchell  617-275-8105  amitchell@rgrpropertymanagement.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Amanda Mitchell
  617.275.8105
  amitchell@rgrpropertymanagement.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday February 20, 2020
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crafts with Cathie ages 5 up

  Make a Craft with Cathie for ages 5 up. Held in Children's Rm.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

  Make a Craft with Cathie for ages 5 up. Held in Children's Rm.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking w/ Miss Debbie

Want to know how to make homemade pasta?  Come learn how with Miss Debbie!  All supplies will be provided for you.  Recipes too!

Registration Required.  Program for grades 6-12 only.  

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 20 spaces available.

Want to know how to make homemade pasta?  Come learn how with Miss Debbie!  All supplies will be provided for you.  Recipes too!

Registration Required.  Program for grades 6-12 only.  

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Braintree Art Association Demonstration
CONTACT: Pepe Goodhue  781-848-4535
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Pepe Goodhue
  781.848.4535
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Friday February 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO & Magna-tiles building age 5 up

Build with LEGO & Magna-tiles, for ages 5 up. Bring  your imagination and see what you can make! Held in the "Stained Glass Tower" section of the Children's Room.

 No sign-up needed.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Build with LEGO & Magna-tiles, for ages 5 up. Bring  your imagination and see what you can make! Held in the "Stained Glass Tower" section of the Children's Room.

 No sign-up needed.

 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAG Winter Service

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:55 PM     

Tuesday February 18 - Knitting for Volunteer Credit

Wednesday February 19 - Planning Interactive Movies

Friday February 21 - Filming Book Trailers

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:55 PM     

Saturday February 22, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

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

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

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 ext 443  mcavanagh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday February 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pajama theme Storytime ages 2 & 3

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Children are encouraged to wear Pajamas today.

Children ages 2 & 3 will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Children are encouraged to wear Pajamas today.

Children ages 2 & 3 will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Storytime ages 2 & 3

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Children are encouraged to wear Pajamas today.

Children ages 2 & 3 will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Children are encouraged to wear Pajamas today.

Children ages 2 & 3 will hear stories, sing songs, do some movement and a craft. Siblings are always welcome.Storytime with Elisabeth will be offered on Mondays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  terese Stano
  7818480405
  tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Cover of the book We Fed an Island

This month's book is: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés. 

The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more.

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.

Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. 

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

Cover of the book We Fed an Island

This month's book is: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés. 

The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more.

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.

Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. 

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Town Munis Training
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Pajama theme Book Babies Infants - 12 months

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Book Babies is for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Book Babies is for Infants through 12 months, and their caregivers and siblings. With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, lots of songs. Meet other little ones and their caregivers. It's 20 minutes of gentle fun. Start a love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pajama theme Toddler Storytime 13 -24 months

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Toddlers 13 months - 24 months are encouraged to come in PJs today! With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Toddlers 13 months - 24 months are encouraged to come in PJs today! With Elisabeth, the little ones will hear some short stories, songs and do some movement. Then they can enjoy informal playtime on the floor, so they can meet and interact with other little ones. Start their love of books and the library early, with this fun program.

Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Tuesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting for Volunteer Credit (TEEN)
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 4:56 PM     
•KNITTING FOR VOLUNTEER CREDIT • TUES FEB 18 • 2-4PM • TEEN ROOM
 
Join the library and the Braintree Elder Knitting group for several knitting and crocheting sessions. Learn a new skill or lend your talent to make a project for volunteer credit. All items will be donated after the program.
 
Program for grades 6-12. Registration Required.
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 4:56 PM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Moms Demand Action Meeting
CONTACT: Karla Psaros  781-964-2761
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Karla Psaros
  781.964.2761
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Town Munis Training
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Chapter Chatters: Middle School Book Club

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, February 26th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "Dear Sweet Pea" by Julie Murphy

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:58 PM     

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, February 26th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "Dear Sweet Pea" by Julie Murphy

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 4:58 PM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Tonight's Storytime with Elisabeth, is for little ones through age 5 and will include a craft. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

CONTACT: Children's Dept.  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

 This week, we're having Pajama themed Storytimes to highlight our PJ drive to benefit kids served by Mass. Dept for Families and Children. New PJ donations accepted through March 15,  of teen and children's sizes. Tonight's Storytime with Elisabeth, is for little ones through age 5 and will include a craft. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 Held in the beautiful Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Cover image for Born a CrimeThis month's discussion title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

Cover image for Born a CrimeThis month's discussion title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday February 27, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Town Munis Training
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tunnel Time for ages 2 - 4

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tunnel Time!  For ages 2 - 4. A variety of colorful nylon tunnels will be set out for young ones to crawl through.  Tunnel Time for toddlers and preschoolers is an informal happening that provides opportunity for developing gross motor (large muscle) skills, and a relaxed setting to interact with other little ones. Is excellent for building social skills and learning about taking turns.

Stop in anytime from 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Friday February 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781 848-0405 x4425  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this weekly informal Play Time for toddlers and preschoolers to use, create with. Is a good opportunity for them to interact with other little ones, building social skills.

Come by Fridays anytime 10:00 am to noon, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday February 29, 2020
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
History of Nintendo

Join OneUp Games for a tour through the years of Nintendo gaming consoles.  After the brief tour, you get to play with all of the systems.  So bring a friend!

This program is for those in grades 6-12.

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 40 spaces available.

Join OneUp Games for a tour through the years of Nintendo gaming consoles.  After the brief tour, you get to play with all of the systems.  So bring a friend!

This program is for those in grades 6-12.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 40 spaces available.

Monday March 2, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Drop-In Knitting for Adults

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Mondays starting January 6th from 7:00-8:30pm in the Thayer Public Library Reading Room

Want to spend some time knitting? Join us for a relaxing evening. We'll provide some knitting supplies, but knitters should feel welcome to bring their own. You provide the creativity!

Drop-In Program. Program is for ages 16+-Adult

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Town Munis Training
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Teen Tuesdays

*Program will meet in the Teen Room this week

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

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

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

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

*Program will meet in the Teen Room this week

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Articulating the College Process
CONTACT: Kevin McGowan  508-317-1046
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Kevin McGowan
  508.317.1046
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday March 4, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Town Munis Training
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Chapter Chatters: Middle School Book Club

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, March 4th - 2:30-3:10pm - South Middle School, Ms. Proulx's Room - "New Kid" by Jerry Craft

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at South Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov