Braintree, MA

Tuesday January 26, 2021
nat_poppy.png
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual WWII Facts & Fiction

Join other history buffs and readers for WWII Facts & Fiction, a virtual evening of World War II history, trivia, and reading recommendations, on Tuesday, January 26, 7-8 pm. The Zoom webinar link will be sent to registered attendees one day prior to the event.

Featured author Joe Pereira will discuss his historical research for his new book, All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion (Potomac Books, 2020); Trivia MC Christopher Griffin (Town of Braintree Parks & Rec Dept.) will challenge us with WWII trivia; and Laurie Cavanaugh (Circulation Librarian) will offer WWII fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations gathered from Thayer Public Library staff.

Advance registration is required through the library's event calendar or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417. This virtual program will be held via Zoom, with only the presenters appearing on video. Audience members will not be shown on video.

About All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion 

The U.S. Army attacked three villages near the German-Belgium border, surprising the Germans who surrendered with little resistance. The German army regrouped and counterattacked. A brief but horrific battle ensued, and as the enemy pressed forward, the Americans retreated in haste, leaving behind their wounded and their dead. Discussion of this week-long conflict that began on All Souls Day, November 2, 1944, has been confined to officer training school, in part due to its heavy losses and ignominy.

After the war the U.S. Army returned to the battlefield to bring home its fallen. To its dismay it found that many of these men had vanished. The disappearances were puzzling and for decades the U.S. government searched unsuccessfully for clues. After poring over now-declassified battlefield reports and interviewing family members, the authors reconstruct a spellbinding story of love and sacrifice, honor and bravery, as well as a portrait of the gnawing pain of families not knowing what became of their loved ones.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
There are many spaces available.

Join other history buffs and readers for WWII Facts & Fiction, a virtual evening of World War II history, trivia, and reading recommendations, on Tuesday, January 26, 7-8 pm. The Zoom webinar link will be sent to registered attendees one day prior to the event.

Featured author Joe Pereira will discuss his historical research for his new book, All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion (Potomac Books, 2020); Trivia MC Christopher Griffin (Town of Braintree Parks & Rec Dept.) will challenge us with WWII trivia; and Laurie Cavanaugh (Circulation Librarian) will offer WWII fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations gathered from Thayer Public Library staff.

Advance registration is required through the library's event calendar or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417. This virtual program will be held via Zoom, with only the presenters appearing on video. Audience members will not be shown on video.

About All Souls Day: The World War II Battle and the Search for a Lost U.S. Battalion 

The U.S. Army attacked three villages near the German-Belgium border, surprising the Germans who surrendered with little resistance. The German army regrouped and counterattacked. A brief but horrific battle ensued, and as the enemy pressed forward, the Americans retreated in haste, leaving behind their wounded and their dead. Discussion of this week-long conflict that began on All Souls Day, November 2, 1944, has been confined to officer training school, in part due to its heavy losses and ignominy.

After the war the U.S. Army returned to the battlefield to bring home its fallen. To its dismay it found that many of these men had vanished. The disappearances were puzzling and for decades the U.S. government searched unsuccessfully for clues. After poring over now-declassified battlefield reports and interviewing family members, the authors reconstruct a spellbinding story of love and sacrifice, honor and bravery, as well as a portrait of the gnawing pain of families not knowing what became of their loved ones.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 2, 2021
lib_writing_book.png
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Writers Group

The TPL Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, February 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by noon on Tuesday, February 2, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

 

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

The TPL Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, February 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by noon on Tuesday, February 2, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 9, 2021
misc_none.png
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program


Tuesday March 2, 2021
lib_writing_book.png
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Writers Group

The TPL Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by noon on Tuesday, March 2, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

 

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

The TPL Writers Group meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Advance registration by noon on Tuesday, March 2, is required to receive the Zoom meeting invite. Register here on the event calendar, or email Laurie to register. If you have any questions on the writers group or how to attend virtually via Zoom, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

There are many spaces available.


4 events.


EK/TK MARS : IVORY : 2020_09_28 9:30 PM
Icons by Icons8