Braintree, MA

Monday October 18, 2021
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12:05 AM - 7:00 AM
Learn the Marie Kondo Method of Tidying - Watch From Home

Need help decluttering and getting organized before the holiday season? Thayer Public Library is excited to help you learn Marie Kondo's "Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" with certified KonMari® consultant Shannon Huneycutt.

The 60-minute recorded webinar can be viewed on-demand! Watch from the comfort of your own home, during our designated 48-hour time slot beginnning 7:00 am on Saturday, October 16 through 7:00 am on Monday, October 18. 

Click HERE now to download the Tidying Checklist, view a folding demo, enter the giveaway and access Webinar.

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari Method™, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT: Terese Stano  781-848-0405  tstano@braintreema.gov

Need help decluttering and getting organized before the holiday season? Thayer Public Library is excited to help you learn Marie Kondo's "Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" with certified KonMari® consultant Shannon Huneycutt.

The 60-minute recorded webinar can be viewed on-demand! Watch from the comfort of your own home, during our designated 48-hour time slot beginnning 7:00 am on Saturday, October 16 through 7:00 am on Monday, October 18. 

Click HERE now to download the Tidying Checklist, view a folding demo, enter the giveaway and access Webinar.

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari Method™, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  781.848.0405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Halloween Tarot

In times of great uncertainty, humans have turned to the mystical arts for guidance. Tarot offers a mirror to the soul. The cards depict our innermost landscape and provide insight into understanding ourselves and the path of our destiny. Tarot came into popularity in 15th Century Europe, but is part of an ancient lineage of divination. Tarot is a fun and dynamic way to connect with your intuition and support forces of the universe.

Registration Required.  Registration is for a 15 minute reading with Laura. 

Program is free and for teens ages 12-18. 

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
The registration period has ended.

In times of great uncertainty, humans have turned to the mystical arts for guidance. Tarot offers a mirror to the soul. The cards depict our innermost landscape and provide insight into understanding ourselves and the path of our destiny. Tarot came into popularity in 15th Century Europe, but is part of an ancient lineage of divination. Tarot is a fun and dynamic way to connect with your intuition and support forces of the universe.

Registration Required.  Registration is for a 15 minute reading with Laura. 

Program is free and for teens ages 12-18. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday October 19, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Halloween Take and Make Craft for children

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, while supplies last for a Halloween themed craft bag. Take and Make projects start up again today, available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, while supplies last for a Halloween themed craft bag. Take and Make projects start up again today, available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Trick-or-Treat Signs & Sweets

Join Thayer's Teen Advisory Group for Fall fun, a Halloween Party with crafts, candy, and games!  Before you go out Trick or Treating, stop into the library for some candy and some fun!

We’re going to have teen-run treat stations that will teach you a fall-themed ASL (American Sign language) sign and earn you a treat. 

Costumes are welcome (but not required)!  

Allergen-friendly candy available.  Open to all youth, Just drop in!

 

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

Join Thayer's Teen Advisory Group for Fall fun, a Halloween Party with crafts, candy, and games!  Before you go out Trick or Treating, stop into the library for some candy and some fun!

We’re going to have teen-run treat stations that will teach you a fall-themed ASL (American Sign language) sign and earn you a treat. 

Costumes are welcome (but not required)!  

Allergen-friendly candy available.  Open to all youth, Just drop in!

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Wednesday October 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

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

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

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

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

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

Program is free.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting 

Contact Lyn Frano Lfrano@braintreema.gov or 781-794-8146 with any questions.

 

CONTACT: Lyn Frano  Lfrano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting 

Contact Lyn Frano Lfrano@braintreema.gov or 781-794-8146 with any questions.

 

CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  
   Lfrano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Mamasteph Children's Concert

Beloved local South Shore musician "Mamasteph" (Stephanie Chase) plays the guitar and sings traditional children’s songs and her own compositions.  She also brings some special puppets.

No registration needed. Program free.

In order for the Library to continue safely offering indoor programs, room capacity will be limited to the first 65 people . Thank you for your cooperation 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Beloved local South Shore musician "Mamasteph" (Stephanie Chase) plays the guitar and sings traditional children’s songs and her own compositions.  She also brings some special puppets.

No registration needed. Program free.

In order for the Library to continue safely offering indoor programs, room capacity will be limited to the first 65 people . Thank you for your cooperation 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Sunday October 24, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Musician Marc Berger brings American roots to Braintree

Thayer Public Library will host visiting musician Marc Berger on Sunday October 24th at 2pm.  Marc Berger will perform songs from his Album RIDE.  A concert you won't want to miss !

Bergers songs span  the full range of American roots music: blues, folk, country and rock n' roll. "  RIDE takes you on a dusty tour of the Great American Frontier." 

Marc's life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating, recording and performing his original songs and exploring remote areas of the American West. He’s performed at Austin's SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival and opened for Bob Dylan and other national acts and his song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens' concerts. Marc’s critically acclaimed album, RIDE, a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the West has received national airplay and been licensed by STARBUCKS for worldwide in-store airplay.   At this special concert, Marc will be joined by Grammy winning producer, Steve Addabbo on guitar. They'll perform songs from the album and Marc will share stories about his experiences as an easterner in the desert and mountain West. www.marcbergermusic.com

"Gritty, cinematic tales of the real west...at times stripped bare, at other times dramatic and haunting...an experience like no other album I’ve heard this year.” -MAVERICK, U.K.

Berger pays tribute to AMerican West with "Ride" Chris Kocher, "Good Times" 

 

 

 

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

Thayer Public Library will host visiting musician Marc Berger on Sunday October 24th at 2pm.  Marc Berger will perform songs from his Album RIDE.  A concert you won't want to miss !

Bergers songs span  the full range of American roots music: blues, folk, country and rock n' roll. "  RIDE takes you on a dusty tour of the Great American Frontier." 

Marc's life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating, recording and performing his original songs and exploring remote areas of the American West. He’s performed at Austin's SXSW Music Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival and opened for Bob Dylan and other national acts and his song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens' concerts. Marc’s critically acclaimed album, RIDE, a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the West has received national airplay and been licensed by STARBUCKS for worldwide in-store airplay.   At this special concert, Marc will be joined by Grammy winning producer, Steve Addabbo on guitar. They'll perform songs from the album and Marc will share stories about his experiences as an easterner in the desert and mountain West. www.marcbergermusic.com

"Gritty, cinematic tales of the real west...at times stripped bare, at other times dramatic and haunting...an experience like no other album I’ve heard this year.” -MAVERICK, U.K.

Berger pays tribute to AMerican West with "Ride" Chris Kocher, "Good Times" 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Monday October 25, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Many people know Noah as the current host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show; however, one doesn't need to be familiar with his comedy and commentary to enjoy this fascinating and funny memoir. Born during apartheid to a Swiss-German father and black Xhosa mother, Noah shares stories from his formative years when he often felt more like an outsider than the shining star he is today. His stories give insight into not only his personal history but the culture and history of South Africa. The subject matter is difficult, with violence, racism, and poverty all being part of his complex narrative. Despite his circumstances, Noah is able to find humor and love even in the worst of times, mostly owing to his strong-willed, independent, and devoutly Christian mother. -- Library Journal

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

This meeting will be held in person and on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation which will be sent out the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

This month's book is: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Many people know Noah as the current host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show; however, one doesn't need to be familiar with his comedy and commentary to enjoy this fascinating and funny memoir. Born during apartheid to a Swiss-German father and black Xhosa mother, Noah shares stories from his formative years when he often felt more like an outsider than the shining star he is today. His stories give insight into not only his personal history but the culture and history of South Africa. The subject matter is difficult, with violence, racism, and poverty all being part of his complex narrative. Despite his circumstances, Noah is able to find humor and love even in the worst of times, mostly owing to his strong-willed, independent, and devoutly Christian mother. -- Library Journal

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

This meeting will be held in person and on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation which will be sent out the Friday before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level


Tuesday October 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Children's Storytime

Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Children's Storytime

Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Smells like a Haunting"- all about Ghost Stories!

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

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Smells like a Haunting"- all about Ghost Stories!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Halloween Origami for ages 7 - 11

 Children's Origami, for ages 7 - 11. Learn to make some  Halloween ghosts and bats, or make your own creations!  No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781-848-0405 x 4425. In November, we'll try pumpkins and acorns.

The Library is open regular Fall hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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

 Children's Origami, for ages 7 - 11. Learn to make some  Halloween ghosts and bats, or make your own creations!  No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781-848-0405 x 4425. In November, we'll try pumpkins and acorns.

The Library is open regular Fall hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday October 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breateh deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up.  Siblings welcome and no expereince is necessary. Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required.

Bring your own mat if you prefer or use a library carpet square.

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

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 16 spaces available.

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breateh deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up.  Siblings welcome and no expereince is necessary. Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required.

Bring your own mat if you prefer or use a library carpet square.

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

Program is free.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Halloween Craft for Children ages 5 up

Halloween Craft for Children ages 5 up. Make a pumpkin craft at this afterschool program, with Elisabeth.

No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

Halloween Craft for Children ages 5 up. Make a pumpkin craft at this afterschool program, with Elisabeth.

No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting: Genova, Lisa:  9780593137956: Amazon.com: Books

This month our discussion will be on: Remember by Lisa Genova, 272p. 

"In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing." – publisher  

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

Ths discussion is being offered both in person and through Zoom. If you wish to participate via Zoom please contact me at least a day or two in advance.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting: Genova, Lisa:  9780593137956: Amazon.com: Books

This month our discussion will be on: Remember by Lisa Genova, 272p. 

"In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds (like a passcode) while others can last a lifetime (your wedding day). You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting (where you parked your car) and forgetting due to Alzheimer's (that you own a car). And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don't have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing." – publisher  

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

Ths discussion is being offered both in person and through Zoom. If you wish to participate via Zoom please contact me at least a day or two in advance.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday October 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Circle of Songs Children's Concert with Hugh Hanley

Join Hugh Hanley, nationally known early childhood educator and musical entertainer, in his concert for young children " CIRCLE OF SONGS !!"

Hugh has been singing with young children for over twenty years and draws from a wide and varied collection of songs, fingerplays and music activities. 

CIRCLE of SONGS is highly engaging, and a favorite among the preschool crowd. No registration needed.

In order for the Library to continue safely offering indoor programs, we will need to limit the room capacity to the first  65 people. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Join Hugh Hanley, nationally known early childhood educator and musical entertainer, in his concert for young children " CIRCLE OF SONGS !!"

Hugh has been singing with young children for over twenty years and draws from a wide and varied collection of songs, fingerplays and music activities. 

CIRCLE of SONGS is highly engaging, and a favorite among the preschool crowd. No registration needed.

In order for the Library to continue safely offering indoor programs, we will need to limit the room capacity to the first  65 people. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday October 29, 2021
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Olli Testing equipment
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Saturday October 30, 2021
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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 about the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories as well as help each other with research. 

This will be a hybrid meeting -- in person or on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation the Thursday before the meeting.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
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 about the resources that the library has to offer. We can compare notes and stories as well as help each other with research. 

This will be a hybrid meeting -- in person or on Zoom.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom invitation the Thursday before the meeting.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level


Monday November 1, 2021
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Teen Mural Submissions: December
NOW ACCEPTING LARGE ART MURAL SUBMISSIONS 
Submissions accepted thru Monday November 8th
 
    It's time again for a new bulletin board mural in the Teen Room!  This year we are continuing to try something different and inviting teens monthly to decorate the Large Bulletin Board with a mural of their own design (and give them volunteer credit for it).  We're now taking submission designs for the December mural.    
 
    Need a design idea?  Here are some ideas:
 
Holiday Lights
Winter Scene
Gingerbread Home
Candle Day (12/4)
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day (12/8)
Winter Solstice (12/21)
Or Choose Something Else!
 
    I will need interested teens to send me a "proof-of-concept"(just a sketch is fine) before being considered for this project.  In the past, I have made the bulletin boards in the Teen Room with acrylic paint, but I am open to new mediums.  I'm looking for a teen who likes art, communicates, & plans well.  Here is the process as we look ahead to planning a December board:
 
  Nov. 1-8th Interested teens email their interest with a design concept (ie. sketch)
  Nov. 9th A volunteer is assigned for December (voted on at the November TAG meeting, see below) 
  Nov. 10th Selected volunteer is notified
  Nov. 11th-26th We talk about the plan, what materials are needed, if the artist needs extra help, etc. and then the new design goes up!
 
    Interested?  Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov by Monday November 8th @5pm.
 
Last Date Monday November 8th |  @5pm
*Program for those going into grades 7-12.
 
CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
NOW ACCEPTING LARGE ART MURAL SUBMISSIONS 
Submissions accepted thru Monday November 8th
 
    It's time again for a new bulletin board mural in the Teen Room!  This year we are continuing to try something different and inviting teens monthly to decorate the Large Bulletin Board with a mural of their own design (and give them volunteer credit for it).  We're now taking submission designs for the December mural.    
 
    Need a design idea?  Here are some ideas:
 
Holiday Lights
Winter Scene
Gingerbread Home
Candle Day (12/4)
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day (12/8)
Winter Solstice (12/21)
Or Choose Something Else!
 
    I will need interested teens to send me a "proof-of-concept"(just a sketch is fine) before being considered for this project.  In the past, I have made the bulletin boards in the Teen Room with acrylic paint, but I am open to new mediums.  I'm looking for a teen who likes art, communicates, & plans well.  Here is the process as we look ahead to planning a December board:
 
  Nov. 1-8th Interested teens email their interest with a design concept (ie. sketch)
  Nov. 9th A volunteer is assigned for December (voted on at the November TAG meeting, see below) 
  Nov. 10th Selected volunteer is notified
  Nov. 11th-26th We talk about the plan, what materials are needed, if the artist needs extra help, etc. and then the new design goes up!
 
    Interested?  Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov by Monday November 8th @5pm.
 
Last Date Monday November 8th |  @5pm
*Program for those going into grades 7-12.
 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual TPL Writers Group: NaNoWriMo Kickoff

The TPL Writers Group meeting usually meets one Saturday a month -- September through June. Due to the shortage of available Saturdays in November, this month's meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, 7-8 pm to kick off NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page. Learn more about NaNoWriMo here!

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.

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

The TPL Writers Group meeting usually meets one Saturday a month -- September through June. Due to the shortage of available Saturdays in November, this month's meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 1, 7-8 pm to kick off NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page. Learn more about NaNoWriMo here!

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.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fall Take and Make Craft for children

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last for a Fall themed craft bag. Take and Make projects are available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on Tuesdays. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last for a Fall themed craft bag. Take and Make projects are available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on Tuesdays. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
No School Today see Movie Luca

No school in Braintree today, as adults are voting in the school buildings. Children's Movie Matinee of "Luca", from Disney/Pixar. Plot: Kids from the ocean have a fun summer with human kids, but don't want them to know what they really are!

The Library is open regular Fall hours, starting Sept 7: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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

No school in Braintree today, as adults are voting in the school buildings. Children's Movie Matinee of "Luca", from Disney/Pixar. Plot: Kids from the ocean have a fun summer with human kids, but don't want them to know what they really are!

The Library is open regular Fall hours, starting Sept 7: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn How to Make the Perfect Holiday Bow

Just in time for the holdiays, join Lynda Mitchell from the Gardeners Guild of Braintree as she guides you through the process of making the perfect holiday bow. 

Materials will be provided. Registration is required . To register, stop in at the Reference Desk or call us at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Special thanks goes to Lynda Mitchell and The Gardeners Guild of Braintree for donating her time for this program. 

 

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are many spaces available.

Just in time for the holdiays, join Lynda Mitchell from the Gardeners Guild of Braintree as she guides you through the process of making the perfect holiday bow. 

Materials will be provided. Registration is required . To register, stop in at the Reference Desk or call us at 781-848-0405 x4417.

Special thanks goes to Lynda Mitchell and The Gardeners Guild of Braintree for donating her time for this program. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings welcome and no experience is necessary. Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required. 

Bring your own mat if you prefer or use a library carpet square. 

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

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings welcome and no experience is necessary. Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required. 

Bring your own mat if you prefer or use a library carpet square. 

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

Program is free.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

 

6 fun facts you may not know about 'In the Heights' | Seattle Refined Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

This month it's In the Heights starring

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has  returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. - Broadway.com

Warner Bros. ~ Runtime: 2 hours, 23 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

 

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

 

6 fun facts you may not know about 'In the Heights' | Seattle Refined Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

This month it's In the Heights starring

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has  returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. - Broadway.com

Warner Bros. ~ Runtime: 2 hours, 23 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

 

6 fun facts you may not know about 'In the Heights' | Seattle Refined Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

This month it's In the Heights starring

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has  returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. - Broadway.com

Warner Bros. ~ Runtime: 2 hours, 23 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

 

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

 

6 fun facts you may not know about 'In the Heights' | Seattle Refined Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

This month it's In the Heights starring

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has  returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home. - Broadway.com

Warner Bros. ~ Runtime: 2 hours, 23 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday November 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book in a Bag

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

  The theme for November is "Space Is So Cool."  A vague description of the plot:

"No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. " (This book is full of action and cinematic scenes where you get to be in the cockpit with Spensa!)"

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

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

  The theme for November is "Space Is So Cool."  A vague description of the plot:

"No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. " (This book is full of action and cinematic scenes where you get to be in the cockpit with Spensa!)"

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ballet Craft & Story

A Ballet craft and book program will be presented by Carolyn Killian of Braintree's "ADK Dance Studio" . She will read a book of ballet and positivity, and brings a ballet-related craft for children to make.  "Bea Beluga and the Magic Tutu" was written and published by Ms. Killian. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

A Ballet craft and book program will be presented by Carolyn Killian of Braintree's "ADK Dance Studio" . She will read a book of ballet and positivity, and brings a ballet-related craft for children to make.  "Bea Beluga and the Magic Tutu" was written and published by Ms. Killian. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Womens Club

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT: Maureen Crawley  781-817-6137
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT:
  Maureen Crawley
  781.817.6137
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday November 6, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Children's Saturday Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Monday November 8, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Henna 101 w/ Mandy

Join TPL & Mandy Monday November 8th.  Learn about the cultural significance of henna, then make and take home your own paste. You'll also receive a design created just for you!

Monday| November 8th | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thayer Public Library Logan Auditorium

Free!

Open to Tweens & Teens ages 10+ Registration Required

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Join TPL & Mandy Monday November 8th.  Learn about the cultural significance of henna, then make and take home your own paste. You'll also receive a design created just for you!

Monday| November 8th | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thayer Public Library Logan Auditorium

Free!

Open to Tweens & Teens ages 10+ Registration Required

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Registration will begin on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday November 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Children's Thanksgiving Storytime

Today there is a Thanksgiving theme at storytime. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other TuesdaysChildren's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Today there is a Thanksgiving theme at storytime. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other TuesdaysChildren's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Children's Thanksgiving Storytime

Today's Storytime has a Thanksgiving theme. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children.Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Today's Storytime has a Thanksgiving theme. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children.Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

Agenda items include:

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

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

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

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

Agenda items include:

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome and no experince is necessary.  Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required. 

Bring your own mat if you prefer, or use a library carpet square. 

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

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:04 PM     

Join experienced yoga instructor Jennifer Lynn to stretch and breathe deep. Jennifer returns for weekly sessions of mindfulness, relaxation, games and  simple yoga poses. This class will be fun and engaging for ages 2 and up. Siblings are welcome and no experince is necessary.  Adults are encouraged to join in on the fun but it's not required. 

Bring your own mat if you prefer, or use a library carpet square. 

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

Program is free.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:04 PM     

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

This month's selection is The Orphan Collector. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM, on November 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. 

Book club meetings are open to all. Drop-ins are welcome, but registered attendees will receive meeting reminders and discussion notes in advance.

Wiseman (What She Left Behind) chronicles the devastation the 1918 flu pandemic wrought on a German immigrant family in Philadelphia...Wiseman's depiction of the horrifying spread of the Spanish flu is eerily reminiscent of the present day and resonates with realistic depictions of suffering, particularly among the poorer immigrant population. Historical fiction fans will appreciate Pia and her pluck and determination to survive. 

Copies of the monthly selection are available to borrow in regular print, large print, and as an audiobook on CD from the Circulation Desk on the Main Level. Just ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection to receive an extended check-out period. A valid library card is required.

The monthly selection is also available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13306139You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's selection is The Orphan Collector. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 PM, on November 10th, the second Wednesday of the month. 

Book club meetings are open to all. Drop-ins are welcome, but registered attendees will receive meeting reminders and discussion notes in advance.

Wiseman (What She Left Behind) chronicles the devastation the 1918 flu pandemic wrought on a German immigrant family in Philadelphia...Wiseman's depiction of the horrifying spread of the Spanish flu is eerily reminiscent of the present day and resonates with realistic depictions of suffering, particularly among the poorer immigrant population. Historical fiction fans will appreciate Pia and her pluck and determination to survive. 

Copies of the monthly selection are available to borrow in regular print, large print, and as an audiobook on CD from the Circulation Desk on the Main Level. Just ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection to receive an extended check-out period. A valid library card is required.

The monthly selection is also available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13306139You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday November 11, 2021
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NO Meeting - Second THURSDAY Book Club

We are meeting on the 3rd Thursday this month because of the Veteran's Day Holiday.

The Second Tuesday Book Club has moved to the Second THURSDAY Book Club! Same time, with the same great books and the same great people! Please join us.

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

We are meeting on the 3rd Thursday this month because of the Veteran's Day Holiday.

The Second Tuesday Book Club has moved to the Second THURSDAY Book Club! Same time, with the same great books and the same great people! Please join us.

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Saturday November 13, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hold for Teen Event

hold for TAG sponsorer video game tournament (possible)

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

hold for TAG sponsorer video game tournament (possible)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Afternoon Chill

Drop by the Teen Room and hang out with other teens:Drop by the Teen Room and hang out with other teens:

Saturday October 2nd @3:00pm- Bullet Journaling

Saturday November 13th @3:00pm - Drawing/Coloring

No registration required.  Open to Tweens & Teens ages 11-18.

CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Drop by the Teen Room and hang out with other teens:Drop by the Teen Room and hang out with other teens:

Saturday October 2nd @3:00pm- Bullet Journaling

Saturday November 13th @3:00pm - Drawing/Coloring

No registration required.  Open to Tweens & Teens ages 11-18.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday November 15, 2021
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday November 16, 2021
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thanksgiving Take and Make Craft for children

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last for a Thanksgiving themed craft bag. Take and Make projects are available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on Tuesdays through mid-December. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

 Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, while supplies last for a Thanksgiving themed craft bag. Take and Make projects are available every other Tuesday. They will alternate with Storytimes on Tuesdays through mid-December. Best for ages 3 - 5, but available for any age child.

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Fall Service

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Join us for TAG Fall Service! At the beginning of this week, you will be given a "Grab & Go style" task and return it by Saturday.

Week of November 16th-20th - Postcard Making (4 hours earned)

When you register, you will be contacted by the Teen Librarian with follow-up details & to schedule materials pickup.

**TAG Fall Session is for those entering grades 7-12.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Looking for easy Volunteer Hours? Join us for TAG Fall Service! At the beginning of this week, you will be given a "Grab & Go style" task and return it by Saturday.

Week of November 16th-20th - Postcard Making (4 hours earned)

When you register, you will be contacted by the Teen Librarian with follow-up details & to schedule materials pickup.

**TAG Fall Session is for those entering grades 7-12.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

Registration will begin on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Origami for ages 7 - 11

 Children's Origami, for ages 7 - 11. Learn to make some Thanksgiving pumpkins, acorns, or make your own creations!  No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781-848-0405 x 4425.

The Library is open regular Fall hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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

 Children's Origami, for ages 7 - 11. Learn to make some Thanksgiving pumpkins, acorns, or make your own creations!  No registration needed. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781-848-0405 x 4425.

The Library is open regular Fall hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

The Good Taste Cookbook Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., to share thoughts on the monthly cookbook selection. This meeting is planned to be an in-person meeting in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level of the library with built-in social distancing. Updates and details will be sent out through email; if you would like to be on the cookbook club contact list, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov.

Main Selection: Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
Available in print and Hoopla

Alternate Selection: Jacques Pepin: Quick + Simple by Jacques Pepin
Available in print or OverDrive

Please register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) we know in advance how much seating we will need. 

Copies of the cookbook will be available from the Circulation Desk on the Main Level a month before the meeting, one per person. The cookbooks in e-book format are also available through the library's Hoopla collection, where you may borrow one or both. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. (Please check your own library's Hoopla collection, if you have a card from a different library. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting, borrowing a copy of the book, or have questions. If you'd like to, let Laurie know in advance what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are fine!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May.

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

The Good Taste Cookbook Club meets Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m., to share thoughts on the monthly cookbook selection. This meeting is planned to be an in-person meeting in Logan Auditorium on the Upper Level of the library with built-in social distancing. Updates and details will be sent out through email; if you would like to be on the cookbook club contact list, please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov.

Main Selection: Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin
Available in print and Hoopla

Alternate Selection: Jacques Pepin: Quick + Simple by Jacques Pepin
Available in print or OverDrive

Please register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) we know in advance how much seating we will need. 

Copies of the cookbook will be available from the Circulation Desk on the Main Level a month before the meeting, one per person. The cookbooks in e-book format are also available through the library's Hoopla collection, where you may borrow one or both. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. (Please check your own library's Hoopla collection, if you have a card from a different library. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away.

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting, borrowing a copy of the book, or have questions. If you'd like to, let Laurie know in advance what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are fine!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 17, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie
CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie
CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 18, 2021
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Department Head Meeting
CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend.

All players are welcome!


Play starts promptly at 6:30 pm September through June and at 6:00 pm in July & August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
DATE CHANGE - Second THURSDAY Book Club

Amazon.com: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany eBook : Spielman, Lori  Nelson: Kindle Store

We are meeting on the 3rd Thursday this month because of the Veteran's Day Holiday.

The Second Tuesday Book Club has moved to the Second THURSDAY Book Club! Same time, with the same great books and the same great people! Please join us.

This month's discussion book is The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

A LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!
A trio of second-born daughters sets out on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love, by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List.

 
Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.
 
Against the backdrop of wandering Venetian canals, rolling Tuscan fields, and enchanting Amalfi Coast villages, romance blooms, destinies are found, and family secrets are unearthed—secrets that could threaten the family far more than a centuries-old curse.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

Amazon.com: The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany eBook : Spielman, Lori  Nelson: Kindle Store

We are meeting on the 3rd Thursday this month because of the Veteran's Day Holiday.

The Second Tuesday Book Club has moved to the Second THURSDAY Book Club! Same time, with the same great books and the same great people! Please join us.

This month's discussion book is The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

A LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!
A trio of second-born daughters sets out on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love, by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List.

 
Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister more than two hundred years ago, not one second-born Fontana daughter has found lasting love. Some, like second-born Emilia, the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli, claim it’s an odd coincidence. Others, like her sexy, desperate-for-love cousin Lucy, insist it’s a true hex. But both are bewildered when their great-aunt calls with an astounding proposition: If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy, Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, and break the Fontana Second-Daughter Curse once and for all.
 
Against the backdrop of wandering Venetian canals, rolling Tuscan fields, and enchanting Amalfi Coast villages, romance blooms, destinies are found, and family secrets are unearthed—secrets that could threaten the family far more than a centuries-old curse.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Friday November 19, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cocoanut Grove Fire in Boston
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Monday November 22, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

This fascinating book will intrigue readers who love a walk through the woods. Wohlleben, who worked for the German forestry commission for 20 years and now manages a beech forest in Germany, has gathered research from scientists around the world examining how trees communicate and interact with one another. They do so using a variety of methods, including the secretion of scents and sound vibrations to warn neighboring plants of potential attacks by insects and hungry herbivores, drought, and other dangers. The book includes a note from forest scientist Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia, whose studies showed that entire forests can be connected by "using chemical signals sent through the fungal networks around their root tips" and led to the term "the wood-wide web." Wohlleben anthropomorphizes his subject, using such terms as friendship and parenting, which serves to make the technical information relatable, and he backs up his ideas with information from scientists. He even tackles the question of whether trees are intelligent. He hopes the day will come "when the language of trees will eventually be deciphered." Until then, Wohllenben's book offers readers a vivid glimpse into their secret world. -- Publisher's Weekly

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.

This fascinating book will intrigue readers who love a walk through the woods. Wohlleben, who worked for the German forestry commission for 20 years and now manages a beech forest in Germany, has gathered research from scientists around the world examining how trees communicate and interact with one another. They do so using a variety of methods, including the secretion of scents and sound vibrations to warn neighboring plants of potential attacks by insects and hungry herbivores, drought, and other dangers. The book includes a note from forest scientist Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia, whose studies showed that entire forests can be connected by "using chemical signals sent through the fungal networks around their root tips" and led to the term "the wood-wide web." Wohlleben anthropomorphizes his subject, using such terms as friendship and parenting, which serves to make the technical information relatable, and he backs up his ideas with information from scientists. He even tackles the question of whether trees are intelligent. He hopes the day will come "when the language of trees will eventually be deciphered." Until then, Wohllenben's book offers readers a vivid glimpse into their secret world. -- Publisher's Weekly

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday November 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Children's Storytime

Today there is Storytime. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other TuesdaysChildren's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Today there is Storytime. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am,  alternating with Take and Make bags on the other TuesdaysChildren's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Children's Storytime

Today's Storytime has a Fall theme. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children.Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Today's Storytime has a Fall theme. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children.Children's Storytimes will be every other Tuesday at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, alternating with Take and Make bags on the other Tuesdays. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

The Library is now back to regular hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Take on a Classic"- all about classic retellings!

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

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is "Take on a Classic"- all about classic retellings!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
DATE CHANGE The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, December 1 at 7:15 pm due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

This month's meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, December 1 at 7:15 pm due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level about a month before the meeting and are due back on the Monday following the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday November 25, 2021
Friday November 26, 2021
Saturday November 27, 2021
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Local Authors Event

Hold for Local Authors Event

LOCATION: Virtual Program
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!

 

 Each month we will offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

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

 

 Each month we will offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!
CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by [Kate Moore]This month we will be discussing The Woman They Could not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore:

From the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman hero whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.

1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her because he feels increasingly threatened—by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts. So he makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum.

The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line—conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored.

No one is willing to fight for their freedom and, disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose...

Bestselling author Kate Moore brings her sparkling narrative voice to The Woman They Could Not Silence, an unputdownable story of the forgotten woman who courageously fought for her own freedom—and in so doing freed millions more. Elizabeth's refusal to be silenced and her ceaseless quest for justice not only challenged the medical science of the day, and led to a giant leap forward in human rights, it also showcased the most salutary lesson: sometimes, the greatest heroes we have are those inside ourselves.

Praise for The Woman They Could Not Silence:
"Like Radium Girls, this volume is a page-turner."—Library Journal, STARRED review
"A veritable tour de force about how far women's rights have come and how far we still have to go...Put this book in the hands of every young feminist."—Booklist, STARRED review
"In Moore's expert hands, this beautifully-written tale unspools with drama and power, and puts Elizabeth Packard on the map at the most relevant moment imaginable. You will be riveted—and inspired. Bravo!"—Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by [Kate Moore]This month we will be discussing The Woman They Could not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore:

From the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman hero whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.

1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her because he feels increasingly threatened—by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts. So he makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum.

The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line—conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored.

No one is willing to fight for their freedom and, disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose...

Bestselling author Kate Moore brings her sparkling narrative voice to The Woman They Could Not Silence, an unputdownable story of the forgotten woman who courageously fought for her own freedom—and in so doing freed millions more. Elizabeth's refusal to be silenced and her ceaseless quest for justice not only challenged the medical science of the day, and led to a giant leap forward in human rights, it also showcased the most salutary lesson: sometimes, the greatest heroes we have are those inside ourselves.

Praise for The Woman They Could Not Silence:
"Like Radium Girls, this volume is a page-turner."—Library Journal, STARRED review
"A veritable tour de force about how far women's rights have come and how far we still have to go...Put this book in the hands of every young feminist."—Booklist, STARRED review
"In Moore's expert hands, this beautifully-written tale unspools with drama and power, and puts Elizabeth Packard on the map at the most relevant moment imaginable. You will be riveted—and inspired. Bravo!"—Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday December 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book in a Bag

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

  The theme for December is "Fierce Warriors"  A vague description of the plot:

"A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.  And meets a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw."

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

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

  The theme for December is "Fierce Warriors"  A vague description of the plot:

"A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.  And meets a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw."

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Braintree Womens Club

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT: Maureen Crawley  781-817-6137
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT:
  Maureen Crawley
  781.817.6137
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday December 4, 2021
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
hold for library

Possible Genealogy Program

Wednesday December 8, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
possible children's program

Possible after-school program for children.

No Registration needed. If questions, call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

Possible after-school program for children.

No Registration needed. If questions, call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday December 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Saturday December 11, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TAG Card Making for Charity

hold for program - TBD

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

hold for program - TBD

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday December 16, 2021
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Department Head Meeting
CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday December 20, 2021
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday December 23, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday December 24, 2021
Saturday December 25, 2021
Monday December 27, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday December 28, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is Holiday Spirit & Heartwarming!

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

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is Holiday Spirit & Heartwarming!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hold for Teen Event

hold for teen movie marathon (possible)

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

hold for teen movie marathon (possible)

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday December 30, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday December 31, 2021
Monday January 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Garden Club Meeeting

Garden Club Meeting 

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

Garden Club Meeting 

CONTACT:
  MaryBeth 
  
   forbesmarybeth15gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 5, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie Night!
CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!
CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405, x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405, x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

  This program is paused for Janaury.

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

 

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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

  This program is paused for Janaury.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

Hold for TPL Writers Group

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

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

 

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

Hold for TPL Writers Group

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Trustee Meeting

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hold for Virtual Author Event

Hold for Virtual Author Event

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

Hold for Virtual Author Event

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday January 18, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hold for Virtual Author Event

Hold for Virtual Author Event

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

Hold for Virtual Author Event

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday January 19, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Favorite Oldies Movie!
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Thursday January 20, 2022
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2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Department Head Meeting
CONTACT: Terese Stano  7818480405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday January 25, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

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

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  774.240.0066
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level