Braintree, MA

Monday September 27, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Children's Storytime

Children's Storytime, held in the Children's Room. Today there is a Lake and Ocean Animals theme, and Wednesday Walton from Braintree's Stormwater Division will visit. We'll also make a simple jellyfish craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. No registration needed.

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

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

Children's Storytime, held in the Children's Room. Today there is a Lake and Ocean Animals theme, and Wednesday Walton from Braintree's Stormwater Division will visit. We'll also make a simple jellyfish craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. No registration needed.

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Children's Storytime, held in the Children's Room. Today there is a Lake and Ocean Animals theme, and Wednesday Walton from Braintree's Stormwater Division will visit. We'll also make a simple jellyfish craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. No registration needed.

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

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

Children's Storytime, held in the Children's Room. Today there is a Lake and Ocean Animals theme, and Wednesday Walton from Braintree's Stormwater Division will visit. We'll also make a simple jellyfish craft. Best for ages 2 1/2 - 5, but open to all children. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. No registration needed.

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
library use
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle 56 by Stephen Puleo.

Due to Enemy Action tells for the first time a World War II story that spans generations and straddles two centuries, a story that begins with the dramatic Battle of the Atlantic in the 1940s and doesn't conclude until an emotional Purple Heart ceremony in 2002. Based on previously classified government documents, military records, personal interviews, and letters between crew members and their families, this is the saga of the courageous survival of ordinary sailors when their ship was torpedoed and their shipmates were killed on April 23, 1945-the last American warship sunk by a German U-boat-and the memories that haunted them after the U.S. Navy buried the truth at war's end. It is the story of a small subchaser, the Eagle 56, caught in the crosshairs of a German U-boat, the U-853, whose brazen commander made a desperate, last-ditch attempt to record final kills before his country's imminent defeat. And it is the account of how one man, Paul M. Lawton, embarked on an unrelenting quest for the truth and changed naval history.

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

This month's book is: Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle 56 by Stephen Puleo.

Due to Enemy Action tells for the first time a World War II story that spans generations and straddles two centuries, a story that begins with the dramatic Battle of the Atlantic in the 1940s and doesn't conclude until an emotional Purple Heart ceremony in 2002. Based on previously classified government documents, military records, personal interviews, and letters between crew members and their families, this is the saga of the courageous survival of ordinary sailors when their ship was torpedoed and their shipmates were killed on April 23, 1945-the last American warship sunk by a German U-boat-and the memories that haunted them after the U.S. Navy buried the truth at war's end. It is the story of a small subchaser, the Eagle 56, caught in the crosshairs of a German U-boat, the U-853, whose brazen commander made a desperate, last-ditch attempt to record final kills before his country's imminent defeat. And it is the account of how one man, Paul M. Lawton, embarked on an unrelenting quest for the truth and changed naval history.

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid


Tuesday September 28, 2021
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Apple Print Making on School Early Release Day ages 7 - 11

Apple Print Making on School's Early Release Day, for ages 7 - 11. We'll print apple shapes and more. Registration encouraged, please fill out form below. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x 4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 21 spaces available.

Apple Print Making on School's Early Release Day, for ages 7 - 11. We'll print apple shapes and more. Registration encouraged, please fill out form below. Held in Logan Auditorium, on Upper Level. Children's Room 781 -848-0405 x 4425. 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 21 spaces available.

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is Book Nerds & Bookish Places!

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

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

New episode of "You Should Read This," available  @ 3pm on Instagram and YouTube!  This month's theme is Book Nerds & Bookish Places!

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cook the Book with Liz Barbour - In Person and Zoom Options

Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will virtually demonstrate how to make recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm -- SIX SEASONS by Joshua McFadden. The library is hosting Liz's program as a hybrid event with the option to attend virtually or in person. Advance registration is required to attend virtually via Zoom. You do NOT have to cook anything, be a member of the cookbook club, or live in Braintree to attend this event either virtually or in person. 

Cook the Book with Liz Barbour of Creative Feast 
Cookbook selection: Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm

Virtual Option:

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KimW0tbWSl6p4Ow0rMtePA

To attend via Zoom, follow link above. You will receive a one-time login/password for the event sent from Liz to the email you used to register. Registrants DO NOT need a Zoom account or need to create an account and will not appear on video or audio. Audience members will not be on video -- just the presenter.

In-Person Option:

USE THE "REGISTER" BUTTON IN THE EVENT CALENDAR (BELOW) TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON AND SEE LIZ'S DEMO ON OUR AUDITORIUM'S BIG SCREEN. Event details will be emailed to you at the email address you used to register. Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. Advance registration is requested to attend the event in person. 

If you would like to follow along with Liz's recipes as she cooks, or cook something yourself before or after the program, the cookbook in e-book format will be available through the library's Hoopla collection. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. If you have a card from a different library, please check your own library's Hoopla collection, Hoopla has no holds, no waiting. A limited number of print copies will be available from the Circulation Desk.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets in September, November, January, March, and May. (Meetings were 100% virtual March 2020 through May 2021.) This event marks the 5th anniversary of the Good Taste Cookbook Club, and all are welcome!

Liz Barbour

Chef | Cookbook Author | Gardener

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004.  Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. In 2017 Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process.  Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 89 spaces available.

Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will virtually demonstrate how to make recipes from one of her favorite cookbooks on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm -- SIX SEASONS by Joshua McFadden. The library is hosting Liz's program as a hybrid event with the option to attend virtually or in person. Advance registration is required to attend virtually via Zoom. You do NOT have to cook anything, be a member of the cookbook club, or live in Braintree to attend this event either virtually or in person. 

Cook the Book with Liz Barbour of Creative Feast 
Cookbook selection: Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8:00 pm

Virtual Option:

USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE EVENT VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KimW0tbWSl6p4Ow0rMtePA

To attend via Zoom, follow link above. You will receive a one-time login/password for the event sent from Liz to the email you used to register. Registrants DO NOT need a Zoom account or need to create an account and will not appear on video or audio. Audience members will not be on video -- just the presenter.

In-Person Option:

USE THE "REGISTER" BUTTON IN THE EVENT CALENDAR (BELOW) TO REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON AND SEE LIZ'S DEMO ON OUR AUDITORIUM'S BIG SCREEN. Event details will be emailed to you at the email address you used to register. Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble registering for the meeting or borrowing a copy of the book. Advance registration is requested to attend the event in person. 

If you would like to follow along with Liz's recipes as she cooks, or cook something yourself before or after the program, the cookbook in e-book format will be available through the library's Hoopla collection. You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access our Hoopla collection. If you have a card from a different library, please check your own library's Hoopla collection, Hoopla has no holds, no waiting. A limited number of print copies will be available from the Circulation Desk.

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library, which meets in September, November, January, March, and May. (Meetings were 100% virtual March 2020 through May 2021.) This event marks the 5th anniversary of the Good Taste Cookbook Club, and all are welcome!

Liz Barbour

Chef | Cookbook Author | Gardener

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004.  Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. In 2017 Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”.

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process.  Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 89 spaces available.

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

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

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

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

This program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 14 spaces available.

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

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

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

This program is free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 14 spaces available.

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday October 1, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teen Mural Submissions: November
NOW ACCEPTING LARGE ART MURAL SUBMISSIONS 
Submissions accepted thru Monday October 11th
 
    It's time again for a new monthly bulletin board mural in the Teen Room!  This year we are trying something different and inviting teens monthly to decorate the Large Bulletin Board with a mural of their own design (and give them volunteer credit for it).  We're now taking November mural design submissions.    
 
    Need a design idea?  Here are some holidays this month:
 
National Candy Day (11/4)
International Games Day (11/7-13)
World Hello Day (11/21)
Or Choose Something Else!
 
    I will need interested teens to send me a "proof-of-concept"(just a sketch is fine) before being considered for this project.  In the past, I have made the bulletin boards in the Teen Room with acrylic paint, but I am open to new mediums.  I'm looking for a teen who likes art, communicates, & plans well.  Here is the process as we look ahead to planning a November board:
 
  Oct. 1-11th Interested teens email their interest with a design concept (ie. sketch)
  Oct. 12th A volunteer is assigned for November (voted on at the October TAG meeting, see below) 
  Oct. 13th Selected volunteer is notified
  Oct. 14-29th We talk about the plan, what materials are needed, if the artist needs extra help, etc. and then the new design goes up!
 
    Interested?  Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov by Monday October 11th @5pm.
 
 
Last Date Monday October 11th |  @5pm
*Program for those going into grades 7-12.
CONTACT: Christina  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
NOW ACCEPTING LARGE ART MURAL SUBMISSIONS 
Submissions accepted thru Monday October 11th
 
    It's time again for a new monthly bulletin board mural in the Teen Room!  This year we are trying something different and inviting teens monthly to decorate the Large Bulletin Board with a mural of their own design (and give them volunteer credit for it).  We're now taking November mural design submissions.    
 
    Need a design idea?  Here are some holidays this month:
 
National Candy Day (11/4)
International Games Day (11/7-13)
World Hello Day (11/21)
Or Choose Something Else!
 
    I will need interested teens to send me a "proof-of-concept"(just a sketch is fine) before being considered for this project.  In the past, I have made the bulletin boards in the Teen Room with acrylic paint, but I am open to new mediums.  I'm looking for a teen who likes art, communicates, & plans well.  Here is the process as we look ahead to planning a November board:
 
  Oct. 1-11th Interested teens email their interest with a design concept (ie. sketch)
  Oct. 12th A volunteer is assigned for November (voted on at the October TAG meeting, see below) 
  Oct. 13th Selected volunteer is notified
  Oct. 14-29th We talk about the plan, what materials are needed, if the artist needs extra help, etc. and then the new design goes up!
 
    Interested?  Please email Christina at ccastle@braintreema.gov by Monday October 11th @5pm.
 
 
Last Date Monday October 11th |  @5pm
*Program for those going into grades 7-12.
CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Saturday October 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tentative Genealogy Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Drive

The Friends of the Library will gratefully accept your gently used books for their booksale. Please have them boxed or bagged for handling and they will take them from your car.

This Drive Through Book Drop Off will be at 74 Pond Street, from 10:00 am to Noon.

LOCATION: 74 Pond Street

The Friends of the Library will gratefully accept your gently used books for their booksale. Please have them boxed or bagged for handling and they will take them from your car.

This Drive Through Book Drop Off will be at 74 Pond Street, from 10:00 am to Noon.

LOCATION: 74 Pond Street

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hold for YA Craft Prep

Hold for YA Craft Prep - Pre-assigned volunteer activity

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hold for YA Craft Prep - Pre-assigned volunteer activity

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday October 4, 2021
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Garden Club Meeeting

Garden Club Meeting

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Reservoir Crossing Condominium Annual Meeting
CONTACT: Larry Adwin  781-843-5554
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Larry Adwin
  781.843.5554
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Tuesday October 5, 2021
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Pumpernickel Puppets Present Three Billy Goats Gruff

Join us for a delightful  presentation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Lion and the Mouse".  For nearly forty years the Pumpernickel Puppets have captivated audiences of all ages with humorous and colorful adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales.  

Free and open to all ages 

John McDonough and his puppets present over two hundred fifty shows a year at schools, libraries and private parties throughout the New England area. 

The Pumpernickel Puppets have had the honor of appearing at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA and the prestigious International Festival of Puppetry sponsored by the Jim Henson Foundation in New York.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-04050 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Join us for a delightful  presentation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Lion and the Mouse".  For nearly forty years the Pumpernickel Puppets have captivated audiences of all ages with humorous and colorful adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales.  

Free and open to all ages 

John McDonough and his puppets present over two hundred fifty shows a year at schools, libraries and private parties throughout the New England area. 

The Pumpernickel Puppets have had the honor of appearing at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA and the prestigious International Festival of Puppetry sponsored by the Jim Henson Foundation in New York.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.04050 x4425
   estrachan@OCLN.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

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

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

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

Program is free 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

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

Program is free 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 17 spaces available.

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

Queen Bees' Movie Review (VOD): Stream It Or Skip It? Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Queen Bees                                                                                                                                                                                                           Starring: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margaret, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Curtin & Loretta Devine

"Queen Bees" touches gently and sympathetically on the inescapable challenges of aging, loss of loved ones, loss of independence, cancer, strokes, and dementia. Helen speaks ruefully about "what passes for okay at this age."  But the movie's lesson is that it's our connections, strengthening old ones and making new ones, that make what passes for okay pretty good.” —rogerebert.com

Astute Films ~ Runtime: 1 hour, 40 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

This Movie Program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library and is intended for adult audiences.                                                     Admission is limited to the first 100 people. 

 

 

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

Queen Bees' Movie Review (VOD): Stream It Or Skip It? Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Queen Bees                                                                                                                                                                                                           Starring: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margaret, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Curtin & Loretta Devine

"Queen Bees" touches gently and sympathetically on the inescapable challenges of aging, loss of loved ones, loss of independence, cancer, strokes, and dementia. Helen speaks ruefully about "what passes for okay at this age."  But the movie's lesson is that it's our connections, strengthening old ones and making new ones, that make what passes for okay pretty good.” —rogerebert.com

Astute Films ~ Runtime: 1 hour, 40 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

This Movie Program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library and is intended for adult audiences.                                                     Admission is limited to the first 100 people. 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

Queen Bees' Movie Review (VOD): Stream It Or Skip It? Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Queen Bees                                                                                                                                                                                                           Starring: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margaret, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Curtin & Loretta Devine

"Queen Bees" touches gently and sympathetically on the inescapable challenges of aging, loss of loved ones, loss of independence, cancer, strokes, and dementia. Helen speaks ruefully about "what passes for okay at this age."  But the movie's lesson is that it's our connections, strengthening old ones and making new ones, that make what passes for okay pretty good.” —rogerebert.com

Astute Films ~ Runtime: 1 hour, 40 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

This Movie Program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library and is intended for adult audiences.                                                     Admission is limited to the first 100 people. 

 

 

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

Queen Bees' Movie Review (VOD): Stream It Or Skip It? Each month we offer a newly released on DVD movie on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.

Queen Bees                                                                                                                                                                                                           Starring: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margaret, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Curtin & Loretta Devine

"Queen Bees" touches gently and sympathetically on the inescapable challenges of aging, loss of loved ones, loss of independence, cancer, strokes, and dementia. Helen speaks ruefully about "what passes for okay at this age."  But the movie's lesson is that it's our connections, strengthening old ones and making new ones, that make what passes for okay pretty good.” —rogerebert.com

Astute Films ~ Runtime: 1 hour, 40 mins. ~ Rated: PG-13

This Movie Program is supported by the Friends of Thayer Public Library and is intended for adult audiences.                                                     Admission is limited to the first 100 people. 

 

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Thursday October 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Mamasteph Children's Concert

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

Registration not required. Program free.

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

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

Registration not required. Program free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Book in a Bag

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

  The theme for October is "Pumpkin Spice Latte."  There are 2 books this month!  A vague description of plot #1:

"Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world...They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.  But this Halloween is different...finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.."

A vague description of plot #2:

"It's been 18 months since the Tox hit Raxter School for Girls...It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything..."

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

CONTACT: Thayer Public Library  781-848-0405 x4415  ccastle@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
There are 7 spaces available.

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

  The theme for October is "Pumpkin Spice Latte."  There are 2 books this month!  A vague description of plot #1:

"Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world...They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.  But this Halloween is different...finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.."

A vague description of plot #2:

"It's been 18 months since the Tox hit Raxter School for Girls...It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything..."

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

CONTACT:
  Thayer Public Library
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

There are 7 spaces available.

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

Braintree Womens Club

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

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT:
  Maureen Crawley
  781.817.6137
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday October 11, 2021
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Children's Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
The Residents at Washington Hancock Annual Meeting

The Residents at Washington Hancock Annual Meeting

CONTACT: Tom Yule  508-558-1029
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

The Residents at Washington Hancock Annual Meeting

CONTACT:
  Tom Yule
  508.558.1029
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

Join us Tuesday October 12th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

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

Agenda items include:

  • How is school?
  • Teen Room Large Mural vote
  • Book in a Bag fall vote
  • Trick or Treat Signs & Sweets Planning

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

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

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

Join us Tuesday October 12th @ 6:30-7:30pm for a TAG check-in meeting.

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

Agenda items include:

  • How is school?
  • Teen Room Large Mural vote
  • Book in a Bag fall vote
  • Trick or Treat Signs & Sweets Planning

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday October 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Yoga for Little Ones

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

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

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

Program is free 

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

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

Program is free 

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 17 spaces available.

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

This month's selection is Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 pm on October 13th (the second Wednesday of the month.) We can experiment with offering a virtual option; please include a note with your advance registration if you are interested in joining via Zoom.

New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions. Also, please be aware that monthly selections are subject to change, due to availability. 

Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Millions, Refinery29, Publishers Lunch, BuzzFeed , The Rumpus, BookPage , Harper's Bazaar, Ms., Goodreads, and more.

" Libertie is a feat of monumental thematic imagination." -- Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The New York Times Book Review

"This is one of the most thoughtful and amazingly beautiful books I've read all year. Kaitlyn Greenidge is a master storyteller." -- Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone

The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award-winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl's attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13571278You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting.

Please email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.
CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 15 spaces available.

This month's selection is Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge. The Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held in Logan Auditorium, 12-1 pm on October 13th (the second Wednesday of the month.) We can experiment with offering a virtual option; please include a note with your advance registration if you are interested in joining via Zoom.

New members are always welcome; please register in advance to receive the meeting reminders and discussion questions. Also, please be aware that monthly selections are subject to change, due to availability. 

Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Millions, Refinery29, Publishers Lunch, BuzzFeed , The Rumpus, BookPage , Harper's Bazaar, Ms., Goodreads, and more.

" Libertie is a feat of monumental thematic imagination." -- Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, The New York Times Book Review

"This is one of the most thoughtful and amazingly beautiful books I've read all year. Kaitlyn Greenidge is a master storyteller." -- Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red at the Bone

The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award-winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl's attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself.

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13571278You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Taxes and Income Planning Strategies
CONTACT: Jean Ricciuti  781-535-6133
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
CONTACT:
  Jean Ricciuti
  781.535.6133
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday October 14, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second THURSDAY Book Club
 

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

This month's discussion book is Anxious People by Fredrick Backman.

"Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world." -- Amazon

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

This month's discussion book is Anxious People by Fredrick Backman.

"Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world." -- Amazon

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday October 16, 2021
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7:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Learn the Marie Kondo Method of Tidying - Watch From Home

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

The 60-minute recorded webinar can be viewed on-demand! Watch from the comfort of your own home, during our designated 48-hour time slot beginnning 7:00 am on Saturday, October 16 through 7:00 am on Monday, October 18. You may also join us at the library to watch this special webinar on Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

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

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

The 60-minute recorded webinar can be viewed on-demand! Watch from the comfort of your own home, during our designated 48-hour time slot beginnning 7:00 am on Saturday, October 16 through 7:00 am on Monday, October 18. You may also join us at the library to watch this special webinar on Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  781.848.0405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn the Marie Kondo Method of Tidying - At the Library

Need help decluttering and getting organized before the holiday season? Thayer Public Library is excited to help you learn Marie Kondo's "Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" with certified KonMari® consultant Shannon Huneycutt. Join us at the library to watch this special webinar on Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT: Terese Stano  781-848-0405  tstano@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Need help decluttering and getting organized before the holiday season? Thayer Public Library is excited to help you learn Marie Kondo's "Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" with certified KonMari® consultant Shannon Huneycutt. Join us at the library to watch this special webinar on Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  781.848.0405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

Sunday October 17, 2021
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12:05 AM - 11:55 PM
Learn the Marie Kondo Method of Tidying - Watch From Home

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

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

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

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

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  781.848.0405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

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

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

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

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

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

No Registration needed.

“Make tidying a special event.” ~ Marie Kondo

CONTACT:
  Terese Stano
  781.848.0405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

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

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

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

Program is free and for teens ages 12-18. 

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level
Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

Program is free and for teens ages 12-18. 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

Costumes are welcome (but not required)!  

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

 

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

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

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

Costumes are welcome (but not required)!  

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

Program is free .

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

Program is free .

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  781.848.0405 x4425
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     

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

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting 

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

 

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

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse meeting 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Lyn Frano
  
   Lfrano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

No registration needed. Program free.

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

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

No registration needed. Program free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

Program is free.

CONTACT: Children's Room  781-848-0405 x4425  estrachan@OCLN.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

Program is free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

Ths discussion is being offered both in person and through Zoom. If you wish to participate via Zoom please contact me in advance.

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Ths discussion is being offered both in person and through Zoom. If you wish to participate via Zoom please contact me in advance.

All readers are always welcome!

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Saturday October 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hold for Library

Hold for Genealogy Club

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

Hold for Genealogy Club

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

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

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

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

 

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  781-848-0405 x4417  referencedesk@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:39 AM     

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

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  781.848.0405 x4417
   referencedesk@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 10:39 AM     

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

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

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

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

Program is free.

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

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

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

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

Program is free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

 

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

This month it's In the Heights starring

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

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

 

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

 

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

This month it's In the Heights starring

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

 

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

This month it's In the Heights starring

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

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

 

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

 

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

This month it's In the Heights starring

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

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

Braintree Womens Club

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

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT:
  Maureen Crawley
  781.817.6137
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Friday November 5, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TPL Writers Group

The TPL Writers Group meeting usually meets one Saturday a month -- September through June. Due to scheduling issues, the November meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. if there is enough interest.

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

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

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

 

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

The TPL Writers Group meeting usually meets one Saturday a month -- September through June. Due to scheduling issues, the November meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. if there is enough interest.

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

Thayer Public Library Logan Auditorium

Free!

Open to Tweens & Teens ages 10+ Registration Required

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

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

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

Thayer Public Library Logan Auditorium

Free!

Open to Tweens & Teens ages 10+ Registration Required

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

Tuesday November 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Advisory Group (Virtual)

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

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

Agenda items include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda items include:

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Program

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

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

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

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

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

Program is free.

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

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

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

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

Program is free.

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Possible after-school program for children.

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

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

Possible after-school program for children.

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday November 11, 2021
Saturday November 13, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hold for Teen Event

hold for TAG sponsorer video game tournament (possible)

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

hold for TAG sponsorer video game tournament (possible)

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

Monday November 15, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

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

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

   Children's Room  781 848-0405 ext 4425. 

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

LOCATION: Childrens Room

 
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TAG Fall Session 2 - Week 1

hold for program

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

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Hold for Good Taste Cookbook Club

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

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

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?

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

All players are welcome!


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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday November 22, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

 

 

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

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

 

 

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

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

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
   mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Hybrid

Tuesday November 23, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
You Should Read This...

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
DATE CHANGE The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

This month's meeting date has been changed to Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 pm due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday November 25, 2021
Friday November 26, 2021
Saturday November 27, 2021
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newly Released on DVD Movie!

 

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

Four Winds: Kristin Hannah: 9781529054576: Amazon.com: BooksThis month we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, 454p.

 "Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman's only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa's tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa - like so many of her neighbors - must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it - the harsh realities that divided a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation." --from dust jacket. 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

Four Winds: Kristin Hannah: 9781529054576: Amazon.com: BooksThis month we will be discussing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, 454p.

 "Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman's only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa's tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa - like so many of her neighbors - must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it - the harsh realities that divided a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation." --from dust jacket. 

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

All readers are always welcome!

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

 

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
   ccastle@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Teen Room - lower level

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

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

Braintree Womens Club

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

Braintree Womens Club

CONTACT:
  Maureen Crawley
  781.817.6137
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

Possible Genealogy Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

Possible after-school program for children.

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

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

Possible after-school program for children.

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

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Thursday December 9, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Second THURSDAY Book Club

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

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

This month's discussion book has not yet been chosen

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

 

All readers are always welcome!

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

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

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

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

hold for program - TBD

CONTACT: Christina
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

hold for program - TBD

CONTACT:
  Christina
  
  

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium, upper level

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

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Scrabble

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

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

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

Like to play Scrabble?


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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference 
  781.848.0405 x4417
   brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Lower Level

Monday December 20, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustee Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

CONTACT:
  Terri Stano
  7818480405
   tstano@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level