Braintree, MA

Monday June 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Teen Photo Contest Starts

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Program

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Summer Reading Starts (All-Ages)
Did you know we're offering a Virtual Summer Reading experience this year?  We want people to be able to engage with their love of reading and prevent that nasty summer slide for students.  So, throughout the summer, you will be able to participate in either the Children's, Teen's, or Adult Summer Reading Online Challenges.  For more information, or to sign up, head here: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.com/reader365
 
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Did you know we're offering a Virtual Summer Reading experience this year?  We want people to be able to engage with their love of reading and prevent that nasty summer slide for students.  So, throughout the summer, you will be able to participate in either the Children's, Teen's, or Adult Summer Reading Online Challenges.  For more information, or to sign up, head here: https://thayerpubliclibrary.beanstack.com/reader365
 
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday June 15, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
South Shore Book Buzz

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday June 16, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tiger Mask Take and Make Craft for children

"Take and Makes" start up again. Get a scary Tiger Mask for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

"Take and Makes" start up again. Get a scary Tiger Mask for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
YARAR

See Christina 

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Virtual

See Christina 

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Virtual

Thursday June 17, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
BASE Pre-School Move Up Day
CONTACT: Meredith  781-849-3484
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Meredith
  781.849.3484
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday June 21, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Storytime at Highlands Community Playground

Storytime and a craft, outside at Braintree Highlands Community Playground. Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs. Best for children 3 to 5, open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Storytime and a craft, outside at Braintree Highlands Community Playground. Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs. Best for children 3 to 5, open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Letters at Highlands Community Playground

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Community Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Community Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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 June 23, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chicken Take and Make Craft for children

 Get a fun Chicken craft to make and use for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 Get a fun Chicken craft to make and use for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

The Splendid And The Vile' Proves A Gripping Tale Of Churchill's First Year  As Prime Minister : NPR

This month's discussion is on: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Larson, Erik

Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz--an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis

"One of [Erik Larson's] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment."-- Time * "A bravura performance by one of America's greatest storytellers."--NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * Vogue * NPR * The Washington Post * Chicago Tribune * The Globe & Mail * Fortune * Bloomberg * New York Post * The New York Public Library * Kirkus Reviews * LibraryReads * PopMatters

On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end.

In The Splendid and the Vile , Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports--some released only recently--Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle," to whom he turns in the hardest moments.

The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together."

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 from Overdrive in e-book or e-audio.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will receive the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Invitations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
There are 23 spaces available.

The Splendid And The Vile' Proves A Gripping Tale Of Churchill's First Year  As Prime Minister : NPR

This month's discussion is on: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Larson, Erik

Summary

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz--an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis

"One of [Erik Larson's] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment."-- Time * "A bravura performance by one of America's greatest storytellers."--NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review * Time * Vogue * NPR * The Washington Post * Chicago Tribune * The Globe & Mail * Fortune * Bloomberg * New York Post * The New York Public Library * Kirkus Reviews * LibraryReads * PopMatters

On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end.

In The Splendid and the Vile , Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports--some released only recently--Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's "Secret Circle," to whom he turns in the hardest moments.

The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today's political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together."

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 from Overdrive in e-book or e-audio.

This discussion will be held on Zoom. Please register so that you will receive the Zoom invitation with meeting access. Invitations will be sent out the day before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

There are 23 spaces available.

Thursday June 24, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Animal Sketchbook Project (Tween/Teen)

Meet on the green just to the side of the Thayer Public Library, sketch outside, and then take home your sketchbook kit.  Thursday June 24th @3pm

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • sketchbook
  • charcoal pencils
  • instructions

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

Registration required. Visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/events and look for this program.  Questions? Please email ccastle@braintreema.gov

CONTACT: Christina   781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid
There are 6 spaces available.

Meet on the green just to the side of the Thayer Public Library, sketch outside, and then take home your sketchbook kit.  Thursday June 24th @3pm

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • sketchbook
  • charcoal pencils
  • instructions

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

Registration required. Visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.org/events and look for this program.  Questions? Please email ccastle@braintreema.gov

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday June 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Storytime at Watson Park Playground

Storytime outside at Watson Park Playground. In the shade of the trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by a craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Watson Park Playground is on Gordon Road, go all the way to the end. There is parking along the road. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". 

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

Storytime outside at Watson Park Playground. In the shade of the trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by a craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Watson Park Playground is on Gordon Road, go all the way to the end. There is parking along the road. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". 

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Letters at Watson Park Playground

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Watson Park Playground is in East Braintree at the end of Gordon Road.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The Watson Park Playground is in East Braintree at the end of Gordon Road.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pet Pals Book Club

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

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

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: A Woman of No Importance  by Sonia Purnell

The large cast of characters and nuanced detail in this exceptional true story require close attention, but the payoff for readers is tenfold. Purnell shines a spotlight on Virginia Hall, an American woman, by recounting her unprecedented heroism in WWII. An accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound cost Hall her leg. Even so, she hiked through the Pyrenees with a wooden prosthetic to escape Nazis who considered her a dangerous spy and top target for capture. Stories like this one layer on top of each other in a seemingly endless display of bravery. As part of the Resistance in France, Hall masterminded the prison escape of 12 agents, developed the tactics that would bloom into successful guerilla warfare, and cultivated a network of spies so effective that her superiors said progress in France would have been impossible without her. During her lifetime, Virginia's gender and her wooden leg were used as excuses to dismiss and undervalue her. Purnell's writing is as precise and engaging as her research, and this book restores overdue attention to one of the world's great war heroes. It's a joy to read, and it will swell readers' hearts with pride.—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 on Overdrive as an ebook or e-audiobook.

This meeting will be held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: A Woman of No Importance  by Sonia Purnell

The large cast of characters and nuanced detail in this exceptional true story require close attention, but the payoff for readers is tenfold. Purnell shines a spotlight on Virginia Hall, an American woman, by recounting her unprecedented heroism in WWII. An accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound cost Hall her leg. Even so, she hiked through the Pyrenees with a wooden prosthetic to escape Nazis who considered her a dangerous spy and top target for capture. Stories like this one layer on top of each other in a seemingly endless display of bravery. As part of the Resistance in France, Hall masterminded the prison escape of 12 agents, developed the tactics that would bloom into successful guerilla warfare, and cultivated a network of spies so effective that her superiors said progress in France would have been impossible without her. During her lifetime, Virginia's gender and her wooden leg were used as excuses to dismiss and undervalue her. Purnell's writing is as precise and engaging as her research, and this book restores overdue attention to one of the world's great war heroes. It's a joy to read, and it will swell readers' hearts with pride.—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 on Overdrive as an ebook or e-audiobook.

This meeting will be held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program


Tuesday June 29, 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 Facebook!  June's theme is "Pride".

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute or less 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 Facebook!  June's theme is "Pride".

"You Should Read This" is a 5 minute or less 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 - 7:45 PM
Virtual Meeting of the Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Virtual Program


Wednesday June 30, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Pete the Cat Take and Make Craft for children

 Pete the Cat is the coolest, most positive cat in picture books! Get a Pete the Cat craft to make and use for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 Pete the Cat is the coolest, most positive cat in picture books! Get a Pete the Cat craft to make and use for pretend play. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday July 1, 2021
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9:00 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!  That's because you're borrowing a library book for a month (but you get to keep the goodies!)  The books for July, August, & September 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 on this date.

   

    The theme for July is "Summer Fun." A vague description of the plot:

    "Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and... werewolves?"

 

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, June 17, 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!  That's because you're borrowing a library book for a month (but you get to keep the goodies!)  The books for July, August, & September 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 on this date.

   

    The theme for July is "Summer Fun." A vague description of the plot:

    "Welcome ​to 1876 and a rootin’-tootin’ America bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and... werewolves?"

 

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, June 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday July 5, 2021
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bean Seeds to Take and Grow for children

Today get some green bean seeds to take,  and watch as they grow. Directions included on how to see the roots grow, plus an observation sheet to use. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Today get some green bean seeds to take,  and watch as they grow. Directions included on how to see the roots grow, plus an observation sheet to use. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday July 8, 2021
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Grab & Go: Air-Dry Animals (Tween & Teen)

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday July 8th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • 1 packet clay
  • instructions w/ video link

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

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

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday July 8th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • 1 packet clay
  • instructions w/ video link

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second THURSDAY Book Club

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

Amazon.com: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  (9780385341004): Shaffer, Mary Ann, Barrows, Annie: Books


This month's discussion book is The Gurnsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. "As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island." 

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

This discussion will be held both on Zoom and in the Library Reading RoomPlease register and indicate how you would like to attend the meeting. Zoom invitations with meeting access will be sent out the afternoon before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletter.

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

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

Amazon.com: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  (9780385341004): Shaffer, Mary Ann, Barrows, Annie: Books


This month's discussion book is The Gurnsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. "As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island." 

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

This discussion will be held both on Zoom and in the Library Reading RoomPlease register and indicate how you would like to attend the meeting. Zoom invitations with meeting access will be sent out the afternoon before the meeting.

All readers are always welcome!

Click here to subscribe to the Thayer Public Library e-newletter.

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level


Monday July 12, 2021
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest Continues

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Storytime at French's Common Playground

Storytime outside at French's Common Playground.Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by a craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort.Cancelled if raining. No registration needed. French's Common Playground is just behind Town Hall, across from the library.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Storytime outside at French's Common Playground.Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by a craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort.Cancelled if raining. No registration needed. French's Common Playground is just behind Town Hall, across from the library.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Letters at French's Common Playground

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The French's Common Playground is across from the library, behind Town Hall.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included is rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. The French's Common Playground is across from the library, behind Town Hall.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Summer Session 1

Week 1

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

Week 1

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pet Pals Book Club

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

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

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday July 14, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chameleon Take and Make Craft for children

Take a Chameleon craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Take a Chameleon craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Retired Educator's Assoc. MA

Program to prepare active public school teachers for retirement

CONTACT: Steve Rittenberg  617-872-9879
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Program to prepare active public school teachers for retirement

CONTACT:
  Steve Rittenberg
  617.872.9879
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

This month's selection is The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person in Logan Auditorium, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on July 14th, the second Wednesday of the month. We will experiment with making a Zoom option available, on request.

This meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by 7pm on Tuesday, July 13th to receive the Zoom invite, automated meeting reminders, and discussion questions in advance. The optional Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants one day before the meeting date.

From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II -- a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

"This many-faceted, thought-provoking story prompts soul-searching about life, war, and death." - Booklist

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12456861You 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 -- Ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection at the Circulation Desk to receive an extended loan period. 

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
There are 14 spaces available.

This month's selection is The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person in Logan Auditorium, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on July 14th, the second Wednesday of the month. We will experiment with making a Zoom option available, on request.

This meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by 7pm on Tuesday, July 13th to receive the Zoom invite, automated meeting reminders, and discussion questions in advance. The optional Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants one day before the meeting date.

From the multiple-award-winning, critically acclaimed author of The Hummingbird and The Curiosity comes a dazzling novel of World War II -- a shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.

"This many-faceted, thought-provoking story prompts soul-searching about life, war, and death." - Booklist

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12456861You 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 -- Ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection at the Circulation Desk to receive an extended loan period. 

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

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual Scavenger Hunt (Tween/Teen)

Event Info TBD

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

Event Info TBD

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday July 15, 2021
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: Prehistoric Coloring

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday July 15th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • coloring sheets
  • colored pencils

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

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

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday July 15th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • coloring sheets
  • colored pencils

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Make Origami Animals ages 8 - 11

Make Origami Animals ages 8 - 11. Learn how to make a cat, dog and another origami animal. If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us for a friendly program! Ms. Elisabeth and Ms. Ashley from the Children's Room will show how tos. Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:09 PM     

Make Origami Animals ages 8 - 11. Learn how to make a cat, dog and another origami animal. If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us for a friendly program! Ms. Elisabeth and Ms. Ashley from the Children's Room will show how tos. Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:09 PM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday July 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Water Theme Storytime & Project at Sunset Lake

Today it is a Water Theme, and a special guest will join us! This Storytime is held outdoors at Sunset Lake.  Ms Elisabeth will share picture books and songs of ocean and lake animals. Ms. Wednesday Watson from the Stormwater Division of Water Dept. is the special guest. She will share interesting info on water, water pollution in Braintree, and do a project with the kids. Best for children 3 to 5, but open to children of all ages.

      Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. Cancelled if raining. Sunset Lake is located 2 blocks from South Braintree Square. There is a large parking lot.  No registration needed.  Today we start at 10:00 am when Sunset Lake opens. Other Mondays in other parks, we start at 9:30 am. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept . Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Today it is a Water Theme, and a special guest will join us! This Storytime is held outdoors at Sunset Lake.  Ms Elisabeth will share picture books and songs of ocean and lake animals. Ms. Wednesday Watson from the Stormwater Division of Water Dept. is the special guest. She will share interesting info on water, water pollution in Braintree, and do a project with the kids. Best for children 3 to 5, but open to children of all ages.

      Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. Cancelled if raining. Sunset Lake is located 2 blocks from South Braintree Square. There is a large parking lot.  No registration needed.  Today we start at 10:00 am when Sunset Lake opens. Other Mondays in other parks, we start at 9:30 am. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept . Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Learning Letters at Sunset Lake

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Summer Session 1

Week 2

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

Week 2

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pet Pals Book Club

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

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

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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 July 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What Lives In The Tree? ages 5 - 11

What Lives In The Tree? ages 5 - 11  Be a Nature Detective to spy on what creatures live in a tree. Meet at the huge, shady tree, at the side of the library closest to the historical house. There will be time for kids to share about what wild animals they've seen around yards, parks or other places they've visited. Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  If it is raining, we'll meet in the Children's Room.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

What Lives In The Tree? ages 5 - 11  Be a Nature Detective to spy on what creatures live in a tree. Meet at the huge, shady tree, at the side of the library closest to the historical house. There will be time for kids to share about what wild animals they've seen around yards, parks or other places they've visited. Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  If it is raining, we'll meet in the Children's Room.

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
South Shore Book Buzz

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Generations Retirement Group

Social Security and Retirement Income Planning Seminar

CONTACT: Jean Ricciuti  781-535-633  jricciuti@generationsadvisorygroup.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Social Security and Retirement Income Planning Seminar

CONTACT:
  Jean Ricciuti
  781.535.633
   jricciuti@generationsadvisorygroup.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday July 21, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Grab & Go Bruins Poster all ages

Bruins Fans - Come get a Bruins poster of Charlie Coyle. For fans of any age- teen, kid, adult. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last. "When you read you score!" is their slogan.  Donated by the Boston Bruins, one of the official sponsors of the Massachusetts Summer Reading Program.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Bruins Fans - Come get a Bruins poster of Charlie Coyle. For fans of any age- teen, kid, adult. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last. "When you read you score!" is their slogan.  Donated by the Boston Bruins, one of the official sponsors of the Massachusetts Summer Reading Program.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday July 22, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PopUp Art School

hold for PopUp Art School (3/9/2021, awaiting confirmation from performer)

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

hold for PopUp Art School (3/9/2021, awaiting confirmation from performer)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday July 26, 2021
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest Continues

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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9:30 AM - 10:55 AM
StoryWalk plus Storytime at Highlands Playground

A wonderful "StoryWalk" follows outdoor Storytime today. We'll start next to the Highlands Community Playground, then we'll walk next door. The StoryWalk will be posted outside the Braintree Arts Center. Families stroll and read each panel to follow the story. We'll finish by doing a craft related to the StoryWalk book.Co-Sponsored by the Braintree Arts Center.  Best for children ages 3 to 7, but open to all ages. Ms Elisabeth will share songs and picture books with you, and the StoryWalk and craft are provided by Kate Hooper of Historic New England's Pierce House Museum.

     No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street. It has a parking lot. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". 

 

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

A wonderful "StoryWalk" follows outdoor Storytime today. We'll start next to the Highlands Community Playground, then we'll walk next door. The StoryWalk will be posted outside the Braintree Arts Center. Families stroll and read each panel to follow the story. We'll finish by doing a craft related to the StoryWalk book.Co-Sponsored by the Braintree Arts Center.  Best for children ages 3 to 7, but open to all ages. Ms Elisabeth will share songs and picture books with you, and the StoryWalk and craft are provided by Kate Hooper of Historic New England's Pierce House Museum.

     No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street. It has a parking lot. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". 

 

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

 
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11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Learning Letters at Highlands Community Playground

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Community Playground. Come just for this, or stay after the special StoryWalk. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Held after Storytime, today at Highlands Community Playground. Come just for this, or stay after the special StoryWalk. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Highlands Community Playground is in South Braintree, at the corner of Washington Street and South Street.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pet Pals Book Club

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

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

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Nonfiction Book Club

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday July 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stormwater at Sunset Lake! ages 5 - 7

Learn about Stormwater while outdoors at beautiful Sunset Lake! This science based program is for children ages 5 to 7. Meet special presenter Ms. Wednesday Walton from the Stormwater Division.  She is enthusiastic and knows lots of interesting info to share. She will have a demonstration or do a project with the kids. The 10:00 am to 11:00 am session is for children 5 to 7. The 11:15 am - 12:15 pm session is for children ages 8 to 10. Registration required. The form will be below and take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event.

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept.  Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square, and has parking. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learn about Stormwater while outdoors at beautiful Sunset Lake! This science based program is for children ages 5 to 7. Meet special presenter Ms. Wednesday Walton from the Stormwater Division.  She is enthusiastic and knows lots of interesting info to share. She will have a demonstration or do a project with the kids. The 10:00 am to 11:00 am session is for children 5 to 7. The 11:15 am - 12:15 pm session is for children ages 8 to 10. Registration required. The form will be below and take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event.

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept.  Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square, and has parking. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Stormwater at Sunset Lake! ages 8 -10

Learn about Stormwater while outdoors at beautiful Sunset Lake! This science based program is for children ages 8 to 10. Meet special presenter Ms. Wednesday Walton from the Stormwater Division.  She is enthusiastic and knows lots of interesting info to share. She will have a demonstration or do a project with the kids. The 10:00 am - 11:00 am session is for children 5 to 7. The 11:15 am- 12:15  pm session is for children ages 8 to 10. Registration required. The form will be posted below and will take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event.

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept.  Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square, and has parking. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learn about Stormwater while outdoors at beautiful Sunset Lake! This science based program is for children ages 8 to 10. Meet special presenter Ms. Wednesday Walton from the Stormwater Division.  She is enthusiastic and knows lots of interesting info to share. She will have a demonstration or do a project with the kids. The 10:00 am - 11:00 am session is for children 5 to 7. The 11:15 am- 12:15  pm session is for children ages 8 to 10. Registration required. The form will be posted below and will take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event.

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Stormwater Division of the Braintree Water Dept.  Sunset Lake is near South Braintree Square, and has parking. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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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 Facebook!  This month's theme is Summer Scares!

"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 Facebook!  This month's theme is Summer Scares!

"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 July 28, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Lion Take and Make Craft for children

Take a Lion craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Take a Lion craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel: Wingate, Lisa: 9781984819888:  Amazon.com: BooksThis month's discussion title is The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. 

 
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by little-known historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives. In her distinctive voice, Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything"-- Provided by 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 as an e-book and e-audio from Overdrive

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 Book of Lost Friends: A Novel: Wingate, Lisa: 9781984819888:  Amazon.com: BooksThis month's discussion title is The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. 

 
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by little-known historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives. In her distinctive voice, Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything"-- Provided by 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 as an e-book and e-audio from Overdrive

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 July 29, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yoga and Mindfulness with Jenn Lynn ages 7 - 11

Yoga and Mindfulness with Jennifer Lynn, for ages 7 - 11.  If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button which will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Yoga and Mindfulness with Jennifer Lynn, for ages 7 - 11.  If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button which will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 2, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Storytime at Pond Meadow Park

Lambs and farm animals are the theme today.  We'll make a soft lambie craft at the end. Storytime at Pond Meadow Park is best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but any may attend.To be held at the wooden covered structure at main parking lot.Cancelled if raining.

Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Lambs and farm animals are the theme today.  We'll make a soft lambie craft at the end. Storytime at Pond Meadow Park is best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but any may attend.To be held at the wooden covered structure at main parking lot.Cancelled if raining.

Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Letters at Pond Meadow Park

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning the shapes of the letters in the Alphabet & what they sound like. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet on  most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425.  Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pet Pals Book Club

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

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

A virtual book hangout with tweens & teens from Thayer Public Library & Groton Public Library!

Swing by, show off your pets, and stay for a check in about The One and Only Ivan!

Meeting dates Monday 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2 @ 6:00pm.

Program Meets on zoom- make sure to rsvp!  Register Here.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday August 3, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Whose garden is it? History & Growing for Family for ages 5-11

 History and Growing Gardens come alive for youth! This free program for children, ages 5 to 11, will be held outdoors in South Braintree.  Meet special presenter Kate Hooper of Historic New England's Pierce House Museum.   She will share some info on the Pierce family's garden and do related projects with the kids. Children will find out how insects, animals and plants interact and what helps a garden grow. The Pierce Family had a kitchen garden in the 1700's where they grew herbs. Children will learn what the herbs were used for, and can make herbal sachets, design a colonial paper herb garden to take home, and maybe plant herb seeds.

Registration required. The registration form will be added and will take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event. It will be held at outdoors at the Braintree Arts Center, located next to the Highlands Playground in South Braintree. 

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Braintree Arts Center. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 History and Growing Gardens come alive for youth! This free program for children, ages 5 to 11, will be held outdoors in South Braintree.  Meet special presenter Kate Hooper of Historic New England's Pierce House Museum.   She will share some info on the Pierce family's garden and do related projects with the kids. Children will find out how insects, animals and plants interact and what helps a garden grow. The Pierce Family had a kitchen garden in the 1700's where they grew herbs. Children will learn what the herbs were used for, and can make herbal sachets, design a colonial paper herb garden to take home, and maybe plant herb seeds.

Registration required. The registration form will be added and will take registrations starting 2 weeks before the event. It will be held at outdoors at the Braintree Arts Center, located next to the Highlands Playground in South Braintree. 

     Not held in rain, but a rain date will be set. Co-Sponsored by the Braintree Arts Center. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Wednesday August 4, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Lamb Take and Make Craft for children

Take a  soft lamb craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Take a  soft lamb craft to make. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue on Wednesdays through mid-August. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday August 5, 2021
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9:00 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 July, August, & September 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.

  The theme for August is "Beach Read." A vague description of the plot:

"Embark on a Grand Tour of Europe full of hurrahs from Paris to Rome.  Stay for the reckless decisions that turn a trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe (complete with potential disasters for sibling and romantic relationships.)"

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

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
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 for July, August, & September 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.

  The theme for August is "Beach Read." A vague description of the plot:

"Embark on a Grand Tour of Europe full of hurrahs from Paris to Rome.  Stay for the reckless decisions that turn a trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe (complete with potential disasters for sibling and romantic relationships.)"

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Paint Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My! ages 8 - 11

Paint some Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My!  for ages 8 - 11. If you like to paint, or just want to try something different, join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  (It  could get messy, so  wearing old clothes encouraged.)

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Paint some Lions & Tigers & Bears Oh My!  for ages 8 - 11. If you like to paint, or just want to try something different, join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  (It  could get messy, so  wearing old clothes encouraged.)

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Tuesday August 10, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Craft a Kitty or Tiger! ages 8 - 11

Craft a Kitty or Tiger of felt!  for ages 8 - 11. If you like crafts, or just want to try something different, join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Craft a Kitty or Tiger of felt!  for ages 8 - 11. If you like crafts, or just want to try something different, join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425.  

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday August 11, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Lemur Take and Make Craft for children

Take a craft to make of a lemur that lives on the island of Madagascar. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue through next Wednesday August 18. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Take a craft to make of a lemur that lives on the island of Madagascar. Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

 "Take & Make" crafts for children will continue through next Wednesday August 18. Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's selection is Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person 12-1 PM on August 11th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Cover image of Be Frank with Me

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12308961You 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. Just ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level to receive the extended loan period. 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 Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person 12-1 PM on August 11th. The group usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Cover image of Be Frank with Me

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12308961You 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. Just ask for the Brown Bag Book Club selection at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level to receive the extended loan period. 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

Thursday August 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tween & Teen Grab & Go: BFF Pawprints

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday August 12th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen Kit
  • instructions w/ video link

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

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

Kit pickups at Thayer Public Library will run Thursday August 12th @10am-7pm.

Program for grades 5-12.

Kits will include:

  • 3D pen Kit
  • instructions w/ video link

Registration required. Please allow 2 hours after registering to pick up your kit(s).

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second THURSDAY Book Club

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

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

Friday August 13, 2021
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Teen Photo Contest Ends

Voting starts Tuesday!  The last for entries is today at midnight!

 

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

Voting starts Tuesday!  The last for entries is today at midnight!

 

The Teen Photo Contest is back! This year we have a theme! Animal Love!

Monday June 14th - FRIDAY August 13th

Submit 1 or 2 photos to Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov to sign up! No Registration is Required.

Rules for entry include:

  • Contest for grades 6-12
  • No selfies
  • Photos submitted MUST be your own
  • Photo must be able to size to 8.5" x 11"
  • Please give them a name! (Or I name them something bland!)
  • Only 1 or 2 photos may be submitted per teen
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Monday August 16, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Storytime at Watson Park Playground

Owls are the theme today. Storytime is held outside, at Watson Park Playground. Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by an Owl craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Watson Park Playground is on Gordon Road, go all the way to the end. There is parking along the road. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". Today is the last storytime of the Summer.

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

Owls are the theme today. Storytime is held outside, at Watson Park Playground. Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents picture books and songs, followed by an Owl craft. Best for children 2 1/2 to 5, but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for more comfort. No registration needed. Cancelled if raining. Watson Park Playground is on Gordon Road, go all the way to the end. There is parking along the road. Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". Today is the last storytime of the Summer.

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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learning Letters & Sounds at Watson Park Playground

Learning Letters & their Sounds. Held after Storytime, today at Watson Park Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet,  and what they sound like, most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Today is our last "Letter Learning" session of the Summer. Watson Park is at the end of Gordon Road, in East Braintree.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Learning Letters & their Sounds. Held after Storytime, today at Watson Park Playground. Come just for this, or stay after storytime. Under the shady trees, Ms. Elisabeth presents a few letters of the alphabet,  and what they sound like, most Mondays. Included are rhyming words, movement, song or an activity to boost learning while having fun. Best for children 3 to 5,  but open to children of all ages. Bring a blanket or towel for extra comfort. No registration needed.Cancelled if raining. Today is our last "Letter Learning" session of the Summer. Watson Park is at the end of Gordon Road, in East Braintree.

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Summer Session 2

Week 1

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

Week 1

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday August 17, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Draw Cute Animals - Kawaii Style! ages 6 - 11

Draw Cute Little Animals - Kawaii Style! For  ages 6 - 11.  You can learn easy ways to draw kawaii-style. If you love to draw, or you're a beginner, or somewhere in-between, join us!  Register starting two weeks ahead, using  the Registration Button  that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

Anime Kawaii Cute Animal Drawings ~ Drawing Tutorial Easy

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

Draw Cute Little Animals - Kawaii Style! For  ages 6 - 11.  You can learn easy ways to draw kawaii-style. If you love to draw, or you're a beginner, or somewhere in-between, join us!  Register starting two weeks ahead, using  the Registration Button  that will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

Anime Kawaii Cute Animal Drawings ~ Drawing Tutorial Easy

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
South Shore Book Buzz

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual

South Shore Book Buzz - tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment  in our live stream to recommend a recent book you read (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. Optionally, participants can share a book in the commentat that fits the monthly theme.  Dates and Instagram channels are below!

  • June 15th @3:30-4:00pm - "Pride" - Quincy Public Library @teensattcpl 
  • July 20th @3:30-4:00pm - "Campfire Stories & Summer Camp" - Plymouth Public Library @plymouthteens
  • August 17th @3:30-4:00pm - "Animal Stories: - Host TBD
CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Scavenger Hunt (Tween/Teen)

Event info TBD

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

Event info TBD

CONTACT:
  Christina Castle
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday August 18, 2021
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Owl Take and Make Craft for children

Take an Owl craft to make. This is our last set of the"Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

   Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

Take an Owl craft to make. This is our last set of the"Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program". Come to the Children's Room today 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, while supplies last.

   Best for ages 3 - 5, but any age child may have.

   Our Summer Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

   Call the Children's Room  with any questions 781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday August 19, 2021
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yoga and Mindfulness with Jenn Lynn ages 7 - 11

Yoga and Mindfulness with Jennifer Lynn, for ages 7 - 11.  If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button which will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

Yoga and Mindfulness with Jennifer Lynn, for ages 7 - 11.  If you're a beginner or an expert, or somewhere in-between, we hope you join us! Register starting two weeks ahead, using Registration Button which will be below, or call the Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

 Part of the "Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program".

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 23, 2021
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Summer Session 2

Week 2

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

Week 2

CONTACT:
  Christina Castle
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday August 24, 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 Facebook!  This month's theme is Camping!

"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 Facebook!  This month's theme is Camping!

"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 August 25, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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

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 August 26, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Thursday September 2, 2021
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9:00 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 July, August, & September 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.

  The theme for September is "Campfire Stories."  A vague description of the plot:

"Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.  There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day."

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

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
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 for July, August, & September 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.

  The theme for September is "Campfire Stories."  A vague description of the plot:

"Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.  There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day."

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday September 6, 2021
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person, 12-1 pm, in Logan Auditorium on Wednesday, September 8th, the second Wednesday of the month.

A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations.

Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely.

Now, after many years in Boston, they’ve retired to North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries—perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d hoped to keep buried. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember.

Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12468977You 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 or call 781-848-0405, x4430 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 Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in person, 12-1 pm, in Logan Auditorium on Wednesday, September 8th, the second Wednesday of the month.

A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations.

Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically— lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely.

Now, after many years in Boston, they’ve retired to North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries—perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d hoped to keep buried. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember.

Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12468977You 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 or call 781-848-0405, x4430 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 September 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second THURSDAY Book Club

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday September 11, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday September 16, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday September 20, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 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 September 21, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: TBA

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: TBA

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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

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 September 23, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday September 25, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday September 27, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Nonfiction Book Club

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

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

 

 

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 held on Zoom.  Registration is required and the Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before the meeting. 

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Join the Good Taste Cookbook Club on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30 pm for a virtual program to mark the 5th anniversary of the club. Details to follow.

For privacy and security on Zoom, advance registration is required by 12pm on Tuesday, May 25, but early registration is much appreciated. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) in order to receive the invitation to the Zoom meeting.

The cookbooks in e-book format are available through the library's Hoopla collection. 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. Print copies are also available from the Circulation Desk or via curbside pickup, one selection per person. Please check library hours before visiting, as they are subject to change!

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. If you'd like to, let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are not only acceptable, but expected.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May. (Meetings have been virtual since March 2020.)

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Virtual
The registration period has ended.

Join the Good Taste Cookbook Club on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-7:30 pm for a virtual program to mark the 5th anniversary of the club. Details to follow.

For privacy and security on Zoom, advance registration is required by 12pm on Tuesday, May 25, but early registration is much appreciated. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone (leave voicemail at 781-848-0405 x4430) or email (see contact info below) in order to receive the invitation to the Zoom meeting.

The cookbooks in e-book format are available through the library's Hoopla collection. 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. Print copies are also available from the Circulation Desk or via curbside pickup, one selection per person. Please check library hours before visiting, as they are subject to change!

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. If you'd like to, let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying. Modifications to recipes to use ingredients that are on hand or easily available are not only acceptable, but expected.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets September through May. (Meetings have been virtual since March 2020.)

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

The registration period has ended.

Thursday September 30, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday October 2, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Writers Group

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Hold for Saturday Morning Writers Group

 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 7, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:50 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through 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 mid-June and at 6:00 PM mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday October 11, 2021
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson. Please be aware that monthly selections are subject to change. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 pm on October 13th (the second Wednesday of the month.) New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions.

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"The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, and what it means to grow up Black...beautifully crafted." -- Jodi Picoult

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