Braintree, MA

Monday June 17, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's book is: Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt. Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

“This is a delightful chronicle of a family determined to celebrate life rather than dread death, and everyone can learn from their courage.” -- Booklist, Starred Review

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt. Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

“This is a delightful chronicle of a family determined to celebrate life rather than dread death, and everyone can learn from their courage.” -- Booklist, Starred Review

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday June 18, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Library Use
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Social Security Workshop

At a Social Security 567 seminar, you will learn:

• How to potentially avoid some of the most common mistakes when filing for your Social Security benefits.

• New strategies you didn’t know were available to you.

• The hundreds of different ways Social Security can be claimed.

• How survivor benefits work.

• How to collect based on an ex-spouse’s benefit.

• How to find potential benefits you never knew you were eligible for.

• How to potentially increase your lifetime benefits by tens of thousands of dollars.

CONTACT: Mel McDonald  844-567-7760 ext 145
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

At a Social Security 567 seminar, you will learn:

• How to potentially avoid some of the most common mistakes when filing for your Social Security benefits.

• New strategies you didn’t know were available to you.

• The hundreds of different ways Social Security can be claimed.

• How survivor benefits work.

• How to collect based on an ex-spouse’s benefit.

• How to find potential benefits you never knew you were eligible for.

• How to potentially increase your lifetime benefits by tens of thousands of dollars.

CONTACT:
  Mel McDonald
  844.567.7760 ext 145
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LGBTQ Pride theme Storytime

The theme tonight  is LGBTQ Pride, which is celebrated nationwide in June. It's for children of any age and will feature a book or two that include same-sex marriage, possibly “Heather has 2 Mommies”  -a modern classic that has been re-issued. At this PJ Storytime with Elisabeth, all who attend may receive a list of recommended books for kids, teens and adults. This brochure:  "Selection of LGBTQ Books", was recently produced by The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 

    
 

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

The theme tonight  is LGBTQ Pride, which is celebrated nationwide in June. It's for children of any age and will feature a book or two that include same-sex marriage, possibly “Heather has 2 Mommies”  -a modern classic that has been re-issued. At this PJ Storytime with Elisabeth, all who attend may receive a list of recommended books for kids, teens and adults. This brochure:  "Selection of LGBTQ Books", was recently produced by The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Thursday June 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Family Yoga for the Young ages 2 - 5

Family Yoga for the Young ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. Space is limited so please register with the childrens Department

Stretch, laugh and have fun with certified yoga instructor and local mom Jennifer Lynn.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Childrens Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Family Yoga for the Young ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. Space is limited so please register with the childrens Department

Stretch, laugh and have fun with certified yoga instructor and local mom Jennifer Lynn.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
  estrachan@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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11:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Children's Summer Reading Program Sign-up Starts

Sign-ups for Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories" start today, the last day of school. Stop in anytime today, or in the next couple of weeks, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. For all children up through entering grade 6, including little ones being read to.

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

Sign-ups for Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories" start today, the last day of school. Stop in anytime today, or in the next couple of weeks, in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. For all children up through entering grade 6, including little ones being read to.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781 848.0405 x4425
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hold for staff
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level
 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hobart Avenue neighborhood meeting

Hobart Avenue road and sidewalk reconstruction - neighborhood meeting

CONTACT: Stephen Patterson  781-248-8088
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hobart Avenue road and sidewalk reconstruction - neighborhood meeting

CONTACT:
  Stephen Patterson
  781.248.8088
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday June 21, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MOAPC Meeting

MOAPC quarterly meeting 

CONTACT: Lyn Frano
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

MOAPC quarterly meeting 

CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Saturday June 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level


 
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Traves Piano Studio Recital
CONTACT: Buddy Traves  781-849-7208  btraves@netzero.net
CONTACT:
  Buddy Traves
  781.849.7208
  btraves@netzero.net

Sunday June 23, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends Concert Series 2019

KRISANTHI PAPPAS

Caberet

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

KRISANTHI PAPPAS

Caberet

CONTACT:
  Reference
  781.848.0405, x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Monday June 24, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All-Ages Summer Reading Kickoff

The 2019 Summer Reading Kickoff, featuring an all-ages carnival game, sidewalk chalk, and Food truck extravaganza, is Monday, June 24th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  This year's Summer Reading theme is “A Universe of Stories.”

Carnival games will  include black hole toss, spacebug races, comet spoon races, and more!  Each game earns you one raffle ticket and you may play more than once.  For locations of all games and a sample list of prizes, please visit the teen-run volunteer table, located near the library's parking lot entrance, anytime during the program.  Some games will be happening in logan.  Please see the volunteer table on the day of for more game locations.

Visit the Fasano’s food truck for fried dough and ice cream!  A ticket is required for fried dough and/or ice cream. One item per ticket; tickets are limited and will be available at the volunteer table beginning 30 minutes before the event until they are gone.  

This event is made possible by the generosity of The Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

The 2019 Summer Reading Kickoff, featuring an all-ages carnival game, sidewalk chalk, and Food truck extravaganza, is Monday, June 24th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  This year's Summer Reading theme is “A Universe of Stories.”

Carnival games will  include black hole toss, spacebug races, comet spoon races, and more!  Each game earns you one raffle ticket and you may play more than once.  For locations of all games and a sample list of prizes, please visit the teen-run volunteer table, located near the library's parking lot entrance, anytime during the program.  Some games will be happening in logan.  Please see the volunteer table on the day of for more game locations.

Visit the Fasano’s food truck for fried dough and ice cream!  A ticket is required for fried dough and/or ice cream. One item per ticket; tickets are limited and will be available at the volunteer table beginning 30 minutes before the event until they are gone.  

This event is made possible by the generosity of The Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All-Ages Summer Reading Kickoff

• Monday June 24th • 2-5pm •

Join us for an all-ages carnival game, sidewalk chalk, & ice cream sandwich extravaganza! 

Carnival games include black hole toss, spacebug races, comet spoon races, and more!  Each game earns you one raffle ticket and you may play more than once.  For locations of all games and sample of prizes, please visit the teen-run volunteer table near the back exit anytime during the program.

 

Fried dough and ice cream from Fasano’s food truck will be available! Limited 1 item per ticket and a ticket will be available at the teen-run volunteer table (tickets are limited and will be available 1/2 hour before the event at the Volunteer Table  until we run out).

2019 Summer Reading theme is “Universe of Stories”.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library. 

 

CONTACT: Christina  781  cdufour@braintreema.gov

• Monday June 24th • 2-5pm •

Join us for an all-ages carnival game, sidewalk chalk, & ice cream sandwich extravaganza! 

Carnival games include black hole toss, spacebug races, comet spoon races, and more!  Each game earns you one raffle ticket and you may play more than once.  For locations of all games and sample of prizes, please visit the teen-run volunteer table near the back exit anytime during the program.

 

Fried dough and ice cream from Fasano’s food truck will be available! Limited 1 item per ticket and a ticket will be available at the teen-run volunteer table (tickets are limited and will be available 1/2 hour before the event at the Volunteer Table  until we run out).

2019 Summer Reading theme is “Universe of Stories”.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library. 

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

Tuesday June 25, 2019
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Health and Wellness Information Session

Join us for an amazing hour of Hope & Health. 

Are you or someone you know ready for better health?
* weight loss
* better sleep
* more confidence
* less stress
* healthier habits
* accountability
* community
* lifelong wellness

Be inspired by real stories of transformations from people just like you, who started right where you are today, with the same challenges and concepts. Learn how to achieve lifelong transformation by incorporating healthy habits into everything you do.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but RSVP is required via our Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396814427768218/

---> PARKING... please park on the street or in the Town Hall parking lot across Washington Street, per the request of Thayer Public Library. 

CONTACT: Caitlin Jamali  650-703-3780  caitlin.jamali@gmail.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Join us for an amazing hour of Hope & Health. 

Are you or someone you know ready for better health?
* weight loss
* better sleep
* more confidence
* less stress
* healthier habits
* accountability
* community
* lifelong wellness

Be inspired by real stories of transformations from people just like you, who started right where you are today, with the same challenges and concepts. Learn how to achieve lifelong transformation by incorporating healthy habits into everything you do.

THIS EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but RSVP is required via our Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/396814427768218/

---> PARKING... please park on the street or in the Town Hall parking lot across Washington Street, per the request of Thayer Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  Caitlin Jamali
  650.703.3780
  caitlin.jamali@gmail.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

 

Image result for a gentleman in MoscowPlease note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery."

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

Image result for a gentleman in MoscowPlease note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery."

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday June 27, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sparky's Puppet Show ages 4 - 7

Join us for a fabulous fun time with Sparky's Puppet Show!  For ages 4 - 7. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted to the show.

"Stories from Outer Space" Follow the adventures of a space traveler puppet who makes a rocket ship and flies to the moon. 
In another story, see what happens when some colorful space alien puppets travel to earth in their flying saucer.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program " A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Join us for a fabulous fun time with Sparky's Puppet Show!  For ages 4 - 7. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted to the show.

"Stories from Outer Space" Follow the adventures of a space traveler puppet who makes a rocket ship and flies to the moon. 
In another story, see what happens when some colorful space alien puppets travel to earth in their flying saucer.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program " A Universe of Stories", sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781.848.0405  x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday June 29, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hold
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Monday July 1, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
4 Minute Film Fest (Teen)

Monday July 1st—Noon - The Official Start of the Contest. (This is a passive program)

Do you like making videos?  Then that’s all you need to get started! 

Submit your best video to cdufour@braintreema.gov before Wednesday July 31st at midnight.  If you work with other people, please provide their names.  There will be screening of the accepted submissions on Saturday August 10th. 

All videos should:

• Be no longer than 4 minutes (this excludes outro credits)

• Interpret the theme “Universe of Stories”

• Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages

• Adhere to copyright laws

Registration required and begins at noon.

Need help getting started?  Visit: http://online.sfsu.edu/rtknow/pdf/Video%20Production%20Packet.3.pdf

 

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday July 1st—Noon - The Official Start of the Contest. (This is a passive program)

Do you like making videos?  Then that’s all you need to get started! 

Submit your best video to cdufour@braintreema.gov before Wednesday July 31st at midnight.  If you work with other people, please provide their names.  There will be screening of the accepted submissions on Saturday August 10th. 

All videos should:

• Be no longer than 4 minutes (this excludes outro credits)

• Interpret the theme “Universe of Stories”

• Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages

• Adhere to copyright laws

Registration required and begins at noon.

Need help getting started?  Visit: http://online.sfsu.edu/rtknow/pdf/Video%20Production%20Packet.3.pdf

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Teen Photo Contest Starts

Summer 2019 Teen Photo Contest - For those entering grades 6-12

Monday July 1st—Noon
The Official Start of the Contest.

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started! 

Submit your best photo to cdufour@braintreema.gov before August 9th at noon.  Then, there will be a 2 week voting period to see who takes 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize.  Winners will be announced at the End of Summer Teen Party on August 27th. 

Contest rules: 

-artwork MUST be your own

-no selfies

Registration begins at noon. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Summer 2019 Teen Photo Contest - For those entering grades 6-12

Monday July 1st—Noon
The Official Start of the Contest.

Do you like photography?  Then that’s all you need to get started! 

Submit your best photo to cdufour@braintreema.gov before August 9th at noon.  Then, there will be a 2 week voting period to see who takes 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize.  Winners will be announced at the End of Summer Teen Party on August 27th. 

Contest rules: 

-artwork MUST be your own

-no selfies

Registration begins at noon. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Tuesday July 2, 2019
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Moon Phase Oreos (Teen)

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then come learn about the phases of the moon and snack on some oreos! 

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  

 

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then come learn about the phases of the moon and snack on some oreos! 

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

Wednesday July 3, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Sun Will Rise grief support group monthly meeting

The Sun Will Rise grief support group monthly meeting

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

The Sun Will Rise grief support group monthly meeting

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday July 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed

Independence Day

Saturday July 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime ages 2-4

Storytime with Elisabeth, best for ages 2-4. 

Held in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

Storytime with Elisabeth, best for ages 2-4. 

Held in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Paint Space Mural U Make It! ages 8-11

Paint a big mural of a rocket ship! After it dries, it will be available for kids to put their heads in for a fun photo-op! Cathie will sketch the outline of it, and bring all the supplies. For kids age 8 - 11. They may want to wear old clothes while painting it. If time, there will be an alien or astronaut outline to paint in also.

This program series, called " U Make It!', is for ages 8 -11 and happens monthly during the school year, more frequently during the Summer. Cathie will bring all the supplies.

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

Paint a big mural of a rocket ship! After it dries, it will be available for kids to put their heads in for a fun photo-op! Cathie will sketch the outline of it, and bring all the supplies. For kids age 8 - 11. They may want to wear old clothes while painting it. If time, there will be an alien or astronaut outline to paint in also.

This program series, called " U Make It!', is for ages 8 -11 and happens monthly during the school year, more frequently during the Summer. Cathie will bring all the supplies.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Tuesday July 9, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Crafts age 5 up

Space Crafts will feature 2 fun crafts to make, or space-themed activities to do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in the Children's Room. Space Crafts will continue on Monday July 15 and Monday July 22, with 2 new space crafts/activities at each session.

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

Space Crafts will feature 2 fun crafts to make, or space-themed activities to do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in the Children's Room. Space Crafts will continue on Monday July 15 and Monday July 22, with 2 new space crafts/activities at each session.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cosmic Henna w/ Mandy

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to the library for an hour of henna tattoo art creations with henna artist Mandy! 

Registration and Permission forms ARE required.  This program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library .

Program for those going into grades 6-12.  Permission slip required.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 29 spaces available.

Teens grades 6-12 are invited to the library for an hour of henna tattoo art creations with henna artist Mandy! 

Registration and Permission forms ARE required.  This program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library .

Program for those going into grades 6-12.  Permission slip required.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:50 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Related imageNew location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

This month's selection is The Club Dumas by Arturo  Pérez-Reverte.

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

Related imageNew location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

This month's selection is The Club Dumas by Arturo  Pérez-Reverte.

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: YA Room

Wednesday July 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TAG Summer Service

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session*

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them! 

*Please note, this is a 3 week committment.  If you cannot attend all 3 weeks, you must speak with the Teen Librarian.  Registering for the Junly 10th event automatically signs you up for all 3 weeks.  

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

CONTACT: Christina  7818480405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room
There are 24 spaces available.

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session*

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them! 

*Please note, this is a 3 week committment.  If you cannot attend all 3 weeks, you must speak with the Teen Librarian.  Registering for the Junly 10th event automatically signs you up for all 3 weeks.  

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

CONTACT:
  Christina
  7818480405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kids Write! ages 8-11

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

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

 

    
 

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

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Movie Night!

Please note the earlier starting time due to our summer hours.

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

Tonight's movie is: The Public

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.  What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Hammerstone Studios, PG-13, 1 hour & 59 minutes

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

 

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

Please note the earlier starting time due to our summer hours.

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

Tonight's movie is: The Public

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.  What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Hammerstone Studios, PG-13, 1 hour & 59 minutes

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday July 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Retired Educators Assn of Mass.
CONTACT: Steve Rittenberg  781-449-7844  steritt@comcast.net
CONTACT:
  Steve Rittenberg
  781.449.7844
  steritt@comcast.net

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

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

This afternoon it's: The Public

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.  What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Hammerstone Studios, PG-13, 1 hour & 59 minutes

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

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

Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

This afternoon it's: The Public

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.  What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Hammerstone Studios, PG-13, 1 hour & 59 minutes

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Universe of Stories Bingo (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for Universe of Stories, a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for Universe of Stories, a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Friday July 12, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Let's Get Technical!

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT: Priscilla or Moira  781-848-0405, 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT:
  Priscilla or Moira
  781.848.0405, 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for ages 2-5

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday July 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees : Crafts and more

Board of Thayer Public Library Trustees hosting Crafts and more

 

Celebrate with the  Thayer Public Library Trustees The 101  anniversary of the National parks on July 8 from 10:30am – 1pm. .Join us form 10-12  for  crafts,   games, and prizes .   Event will be on the Historical Thayer House Grounds. 

 

 This event is sponsored by the Board of Library Trustees.

CONTACT: Sunny Shaw
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Board of Thayer Public Library Trustees hosting Crafts and more

 

Celebrate with the  Thayer Public Library Trustees The 101  anniversary of the National parks on July 8 from 10:30am – 1pm. .Join us form 10-12  for  crafts,   games, and prizes .   Event will be on the Historical Thayer House Grounds. 

 

 This event is sponsored by the Board of Library Trustees.

CONTACT:
  Sunny Shaw
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 15, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Crafts age 5 up

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or participate in. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium. The next session will be Monday, July 22, with new activities.

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

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or participate in. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium. The next session will be Monday, July 22, with new activities.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

This month's book is: Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting by Tracy Kidder.

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting by Tracy Kidder.

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday July 16, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rolie Polie Guacamole Concert for children

Rolie Polie Guacamole travels from New York to play a Concert for children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories". Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Rolie Polie Guacamole travels from New York to play a Concert for children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories". Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781.848.0405  x4425
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Galaxy Slime (Teen)

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then come make some galaxy slime!

Please email the Teen Librarian to know if you have any allergies to the recipe. 

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  

 

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then come make some galaxy slime!

Please email the Teen Librarian to know if you have any allergies to the recipe. 

Registration is required, drop-ins welcome.  

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

Wednesday July 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TAG Summer Service

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

LOCATION: YA Room

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

LOCATION: YA Room

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

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE -- Third Wednesday instead of second Wednesday, for July only!

This month's selection is Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.

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

“Halpern's clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE -- Third Wednesday instead of second Wednesday, for July only!

This month's selection is Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.

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

“Halpern's clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Staff set up for Space Science Event

Staff setting up for tomorrow's Space Science Event. It will open tomorrow, Thursday July 18, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with hands-on Space Science activities for ages 5 - 11.

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

Staff setting up for tomorrow's Space Science Event. It will open tomorrow, Thursday July 18, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with hands-on Space Science activities for ages 5 - 11.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday July 18, 2019
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2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Space Science & Moon Landing age 5-11

Space Science Event for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Hands-on Space Science activities will be available for ages 5 - 11.

Come by anytime between 2:00 and 7:00 to try some!  No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Space Science Event for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Hands-on Space Science activities will be available for ages 5 - 11.

Come by anytime between 2:00 and 7:00 to try some!  No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Moonphase Flipbook (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for Moon Phase Flipbook making, a volunteer led passive program.  

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 14 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for Moon Phase Flipbook making, a volunteer led passive program.  

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday July 20, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Ukulele Scramble

Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled0--   DON'T MISS THE FUN  !!

The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.

Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.

Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405 X4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled0--   DON'T MISS THE FUN  !!

The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.

Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.

Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405 X4417
  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 22, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Crafts age 5 up

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium.

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

"Space Crafts" will feature 2 fun crafts/activities to make or do. They are for age 5 up, and today's will be held in Logan Auditorium.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Library Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting



 

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday July 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Storytime at Watson Park

Storytime will be held ouside, at Watson Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Watson Park is on Gordon Road in East Braintree. Gordon Road joins Quincy Avenue at 85 Quincy Ave. ( Braintree Recreation Dept.)  Elisabeth will set up under a shady tree by the Watson Park Playground and Splash Pad. A towel or blanket is suggested for sitting on. If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

Storytime will be held ouside, at Watson Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Watson Park is on Gordon Road in East Braintree. Gordon Road joins Quincy Avenue at 85 Quincy Ave. ( Braintree Recreation Dept.)  Elisabeth will set up under a shady tree by the Watson Park Playground and Splash Pad. A towel or blanket is suggested for sitting on. If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Steven Universe Space Planet Terrarium (Teen)

Come make a space theme faux planet terrarium!  Great for decorating your bedroom, gifting, or other places where decorations are neccessary!

Program for teens going into grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 13 spaces available.

Come make a space theme faux planet terrarium!  Great for decorating your bedroom, gifting, or other places where decorations are neccessary!

Program for teens going into grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 13 spaces available.

Wednesday July 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TAG Summer Service

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

LOCATION: YA Room

3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:

July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session

Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings!  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!

 

For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required.  We meet in Logan Auditorium

LOCATION: YA Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kids Write! ages 8-11

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on. We'll meet 6:30 - 7:30, as the library closes at 8:00 pm in the Summer.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

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

 

    
 

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

 Kids Write! Let's do some writing - we can start with a group story that we all add to for fun, then we'll suggest a starting sentence for you to think of your own, or you can bring some writing you're already working on. We'll meet 6:30 - 7:30, as the library closes at 8:00 pm in the Summer.

Thayer Public Library is having a Writing contest this Summer, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories" so your story can be about anything. If you like Scinece Fiction, you might want to write your own adventure. Submit a story to the library staff, by early August, to be considered. The child who wins will be announced at our Finale on Aug. 19.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This Is How It Always Is: A NovelThis month's title is This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This Is How It Always Is: A NovelThis month's title is This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change…and then change the world.

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday July 25, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Ralph Breaks the Internet movie for children all ages

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SPAAAACE Scavenger Hunt (Teen)

Come to the teen room to participate in a SPAAAACE themed scavenguer hunt, a teen volunter led program with prizes!

Program for grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 13 spaces available.

Come to the teen room to participate in a SPAAAACE themed scavenguer hunt, a teen volunter led program with prizes!

Program for grades 6-12.  Registration Required.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Elisabeth, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday July 27, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Building Bridges

Engaging men in the issues women are facing.  

CONTACT: Ukumbwa Sauti  781-277-3857  melanie.monaco@live.com
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Engaging men in the issues women are facing.  

CONTACT:
  Ukumbwa Sauti
  781.277.3857
  melanie.monaco@live.com

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday July 29, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday July 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Storytime at Pond Meadow Park

Storytime will be held outside, at Pond Meadow Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Pond Meadow Park is at 470 Liberty Street.  Elisabeth will set up at the covered seating in the pavillion at the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

Storytime will be held outside, at Pond Meadow Park, today at 9:30. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children. Pond Meadow Park is at 470 Liberty Street.  Elisabeth will set up at the covered seating in the pavillion at the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Pre-Bruins Visit Activities for ages 3-7

It's only a week and two days till the Bruins' Mascot Blades and the Bruins' Ice Girls visit Thayer Public Library in Braintree. Cool! They'll be here Thursday August 8 at 3:00 pm.  Let's use our excitement and make an easy hockey-themed craft and try playing hockey with popsicle sticks and pennies. Can you score??? You can tell us who your favorite Bruins player is.

Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories".Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

It's only a week and two days till the Bruins' Mascot Blades and the Bruins' Ice Girls visit Thayer Public Library in Braintree. Cool! They'll be here Thursday August 8 at 3:00 pm.  Let's use our excitement and make an easy hockey-themed craft and try playing hockey with popsicle sticks and pennies. Can you score??? You can tell us who your favorite Bruins player is.

Our Summer Reading Program is called "A Universe of Stories".Held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Glowing Constellation Painting (Teen)

Come make a Glowing Constellation Painting!  It's one part painting and one part battery lighting.  Let PopUp Art instructors Lisa and Janell show you how!

Program for those going into grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 26 spaces available.

Come make a Glowing Constellation Painting!  It's one part painting and one part battery lighting.  Let PopUp Art instructors Lisa and Janell show you how!

Program for those going into grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 26 spaces available.

Wednesday July 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 1, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mary Poppins Returns movie for children all ages

Mary Poppins Returns movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Mary Poppins Returns movie shown on our big screen. It is for children all ages.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SciFi Meme Making (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room as we make our own SciFi Memes!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina   78184804054415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room as we make our own SciFi Memes!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  78184804054415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday August 2, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEGO competition ages 5-11

Join us for a LEGO competition!  Build a space vehicle, with our LEGOs. You have 45 minutes to build any space vehicle you can imagine! You can build it here by yourself, or with a friend/ brother /sister. Then the kids will vote for the one they like best.

For ages 5 - 11, held in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

Join us for a LEGO competition!  Build a space vehicle, with our LEGOs. You have 45 minutes to build any space vehicle you can imagine! You can build it here by yourself, or with a friend/ brother /sister. Then the kids will vote for the one they like best.

For ages 5 - 11, held in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday August 3, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Hold for SR Program

YA

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

YA

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday August 5, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Playful Engineering age 6 - 11

"Playful Engineering" comes to Braintree. for kids ages 6 through 11. In this STEM Workshop, the Presenter from Playful Engineering will start with info about forces, motion, cause and effect. Then kids can build and experiment with hands-on use of  the cool supplies brought by the Playful Engineering staff.

The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Dept  781 848-0405 x4425  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

"Playful Engineering" comes to Braintree. for kids ages 6 through 11. In this STEM Workshop, the Presenter from Playful Engineering will start with info about forces, motion, cause and effect. Then kids can build and experiment with hands-on use of  the cool supplies brought by the Playful Engineering staff.

The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019. Sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781 848.0405 x4425
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday August 6, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Astronauts & Aliens Soapmaking

Want to make your own cosmic astronaut or alien soap?  Join Gariné as she shows you how!

Program for ages 11-18.

Registration Required.  Event limit set by performer.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 16 spaces available.

Want to make your own cosmic astronaut or alien soap?  Join Gariné as she shows you how!

Program for ages 11-18.

Registration Required.  Event limit set by performer.

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 16 spaces available.

Wednesday August 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Storytime at Sunset Lake

Storytime will be held outside, at Sunset Lake, today at 10:00. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children.  Sunset Lake is on Franklin Street.  Cathie will set up in the covered gazebo, next to the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

Storytime will be held outside, at Sunset Lake, today at 10:00. They will hear some stories,sing a song or two, and make a simple craft based on our Summer space theme: "A Universe of Stories". Best for children, ages 3 - 5, but open to all age children.  Sunset Lake is on Franklin Street.  Cathie will set up in the covered gazebo, next to the parking lot.  If it rains, storytime will be held in the Children's Room. No sign-ups needed.

 

    
 

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 8, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bruins' Blades and Ice Girls Visit for kids all ages

Bruins' Mascot Blades and  Bruins' Ice Girls Visit!!!  Blades, the mascot, and some of the Bruins' Ice Girls  are coming to Braintree!!! They'll be loaded up with goodie bags for each kid who attends and available for photo opportuniites too! Thayer Public Library has been selected for a special summer visit!!! For children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. The Bruins are a sponsor of the state-wide Summer Reading Program for children.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories".

 

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

Bruins' Mascot Blades and  Bruins' Ice Girls Visit!!!  Blades, the mascot, and some of the Bruins' Ice Girls  are coming to Braintree!!! They'll be loaded up with goodie bags for each kid who attends and available for photo opportuniites too! Thayer Public Library has been selected for a special summer visit!!! For children of all ages. The first 100 people to arrive will be admitted. The Bruins are a sponsor of the state-wide Summer Reading Program for children.

Part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "A Universe of Stories".

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept
  781.848.0405  x4425
  estrachan@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Constellation Mad Libs (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some constellation-themed mad Libs!  This is a volunteer led program.

Registration Required, drop-ins welcome.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some constellation-themed mad Libs!  This is a volunteer led program.

Registration Required, drop-ins welcome.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Braintree Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Kathy Tuffy  781-307-2608  kathytuffy@gmail.com
Friday August 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Let's Get Technical!

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT: Priscilla or Moira  781-848-0405, 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Lower Level

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9:30 to 11:30 AM by appointment only

Call 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 to reserve your spot.                                                      

Learn how to get free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, & music! Learn how to use your library resources from home.  We can also assist you with the Library’s catalog and databases, searching strategies, and basic software tips.

For help with OverDrive or Hoopla please bring:                                                                                                                                       1. A fully charged and activated device   2. Power cord for the device   3. An OCLN library card and PIN   4. User IDs, passwords, and email addresses for the device (Adobe or Apple ID, Google, Amazon, etc.)   5. Headphones for eAudio files

CONTACT:
  Priscilla or Moira
  781.848.0405, 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Block Playtime for ages 2-5

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

Join us for Block Play!  Blocks and DUPLOs will be set out at this informal Play Time for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners to use. It is an opportunity for them to use their imagination to create, and to build social skills by interacting with others. Held this Summer on Fridays July 12 and August 9, from 10:00 am to noon. Siblings or Elementary school students, ages 6 - 11, may ask at the desk for LEGOs to use in Stained Glass Tower/other side of Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Saturday August 10, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4 Min Film Fest Showings?

Hold for YA SR program: 4 Min. Film Festival 

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

Hold for YA SR program: 4 Min. Film Festival 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday August 12, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Space Alien Party! ages 4-8

Space Alien Party! Best for ages 4-8. Come dressed as an alien, or make an alien head decoration here.  Alien- themed games and crafts available for fun.  The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Space Alien Party! Best for ages 4-8. Come dressed as an alien, or make an alien head decoration here.  Alien- themed games and crafts available for fun.  The first 100 to arrive will be admitted. No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

Tuesday August 13, 2019
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
OneUp Games Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Join OneUp Games for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament!  OneUp will set up the brackets for the Nintendo Switch.  Program for grades 6-12.

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

Join OneUp Games for a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament!  OneUp will set up the brackets for the Nintendo Switch.  Program for grades 6-12.

Registration Required.

This program is sponsored by The Friends of Thayer Library.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cookbook Club Potluck


Cookbook Club Potluck -- Universe of Stories cool

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is on our summer break, but we're hosting a Cookbook Club Potluck as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program! No need to register in advance, but if you'd like to receive an automated reminder, please register here or by calling 781-848-0405 x4417.

Prepare a recipe from one of your favorite cookbooks, food blogs, or Web sites to share the story of the first time you made it, why it's a favorite, or why you like the cookbook so much, etc. The universe is the limit on the story you tell or the recipe you choose to make!

This will be a true potluck supper, as we won't be planning what everyone will bring. It's just a fun summer get-together for readers who like to cook!

 

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


Cookbook Club Potluck -- Universe of Stories cool

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is on our summer break, but we're hosting a Cookbook Club Potluck as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program! No need to register in advance, but if you'd like to receive an automated reminder, please register here or by calling 781-848-0405 x4417.

Prepare a recipe from one of your favorite cookbooks, food blogs, or Web sites to share the story of the first time you made it, why it's a favorite, or why you like the cookbook so much, etc. The universe is the limit on the story you tell or the recipe you choose to make!

This will be a true potluck supper, as we won't be planning what everyone will bring. It's just a fun summer get-together for readers who like to cook!

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:50 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

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



All readers are always welcome!

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

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in the Teen Room on the Lower Level.

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

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



All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: YA Room

Wednesday August 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

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

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

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

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Come have fun at Reader's Theater, for ages 8 - 11.  Each week, we'll read a different short & funny play. After a few weeks, the kids will vote for the one they like best. Then we'll focus on the chosen script to practice, make quick costumes for and the kids that are available will present it at an August storytime. All children ages 8 - 11 are welcome, even if they can't attend every week. Come to one session, or come to all! Library staff Elisabeth and Cathie create a friendly, welcoming environment, for kids to have creative fun.The Reader's Theater series will be held each Wednesday from July 17 to August 21, 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Movie Night!


Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
 
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

 
 

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


Join us for a showing of a Newly-Released-on-DVD movie each month.

The first 100 people will fit in the room.
 
Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences.

 
 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405  x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 15, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Movie - Newly Released on DVD

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cosmic Coloring & Constellation Design (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some cosmic coloring and design your own constellation.  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some cosmic coloring and design your own constellation.  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday August 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogy Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday August 19, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
ScienceTellers Children's Finale

 ScienceTellers presents "Aliens: Escape from Earth " with science based special effects that will be explained. Children's Summer Reading Program Finale! For children age 5 - 12, no sign-up needed. The first 100 to arrive will be admitted.

 Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

 Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • See a flying rocket made of two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.”

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

 ScienceTellers presents "Aliens: Escape from Earth " with science based special effects that will be explained. Children's Summer Reading Program Finale! For children age 5 - 12, no sign-up needed. The first 100 to arrive will be admitted.

 Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience.

 Discover the unbelievable world of physics and chemistry through exciting experiments, like:

  • Turning a liquid into solid “worms” through a chemical reaction.

  • Launching a potato into the air using Boyle’s law.

  • See a flying rocket made of two common household chemicals.

  • Transferring energy between matter to create a “rainstorm.”

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time for Children

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

 Pajama Storytime with Cathie, for little ones through age 5. Wearing pajamas or bringing a stuffed animal is encouraged!

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday August 20, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Play Solar System Bingo ages 5-8

Join us to play "Solar System Bingo". It's the game of Bingo with Solar System items to match up. Great for ages 5 - 8.   Held in the Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

Join us to play "Solar System Bingo". It's the game of Bingo with Solar System items to match up. Great for ages 5 - 8.   Held in the Children's Room. Come keep cool in the beautifully renovated Children's Room. No sign-up needed.

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Space Trivia (Teen)

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then join us for some space-themed jeopardy!  Come play for some sweet prizes

Registration Required.  

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 39 spaces available.

Are you a teen going into grades 6-12?  Then join us for some space-themed jeopardy!  Come play for some sweet prizes

Registration Required.  

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 39 spaces available.

Wednesday August 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime for ages 3 - 5

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

 Wednesday Summer Storytimes will be held from July 10 to August 28, at 10:00 am. (Wed August 7 will be held outdoors at Sunset Lake on Franklin Street.) Cathie will present some stories, songs, and do a craft. Best for ages 3- 5 and their siblings.

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

 

    
 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Reader's Theater ages 8-11

Today, Aug. 21 is our last Reader's Theater, from 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Today, Aug. 21 is our last Reader's Theater, from 2:00 - 3:30.

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday August 22, 2019
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Star Wars Jedi Training ages 4-8

Star Wars Jedi Training, best for ages 4-8.  Make a (pretend) light saber and learn some moves with it. Get some other Jedi tips that you can practice at home!

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

Star Wars Jedi Training, best for ages 4-8.  Make a (pretend) light saber and learn some moves with it. Get some other Jedi tips that you can practice at home!

No sign-up needed. Part of "A Universe of Stories" Children's Summer Reading Program 2019, sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Solar System Fact/Fortune Tellers (Teen)

Join us in the Teen Room for some Solar System Face & Fortune Tellers!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 15 spaces available.

Join us in the Teen Room for some Solar System Face & Fortune Tellers!  This is a volunteer led program.

CONTACT:
  Christina 
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Scrabble

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

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

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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 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday August 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paint to Star Wars ages 6 & 7

Paint to Star Wars music, from the movies, for ages 6 & 7. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program.

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

Paint to Star Wars music, from the movies, for ages 6 & 7. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Paint Van Gogh's Starry Night ages 8-11

Paint your own version of Van Gogh's Starry Night, for ages 8-11. Kids could wear old clothes for this painting program.