Advocate Archive 2012-2013

December 26, 2013


From the Friends of Thayer Public Library

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. For the person who has every-thing, make a contribution to the Friends of the Thayer Public Library in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift.

If you contribute to Unit-ed Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends. If you have any questions, contact us at 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do over the holiday break? Participate in the teen winter reading program. Teens in grades six to 12 (ages 12 to 18) can stop by the reference desk anytime the library is open through Dec. 31. Fill out a short book review for any book recently read, and receive a prize. Limit is five prizes per person.

Book vs. Movie Trivia

How well do you know your teen books and movies? Come test your knowledge Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and play "Books vs. Movie Trivia," There will be awesome prizes and lots of popcorn, and then we'll vote to see which teen movie adapted from a book the group should watch on the library's big screen. Please note that this program is for youths ages 13 to 18 only, as we will be showing a PG-13 movie. Registration is required.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Library on your tablet


Do you love your tablet, but hate paying for additional content? Are you expecting to get a new tablet soon? Then join us for a 90-minute session Saturday, Jan. 4, and learn how, with your Thayer Public Library card, you have free access to some of the latest books and magazines for your tablet, and some for your smart-phone and home computer, too!

In this workshop you'll learn about the library's free apps for ebooks, music, newspapers, magazines and lots more. The program will be geared for iPads, but there will be information on apps for all types of tablets. Take a look at some of the best free apps to make your life more organized, or just more fun. Bring your tablet and sign-on information for the App Store or Google Play and see what else the library has to offer. Some apps may be available for Nook tablets and Kindle Fire as well. Please remember, these apps will not work on devices that are strictly ereaders.

Please register at the lower-level reference desk, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Drop-in winter craft


Drop in on Monday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. to make a fun winter craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied. Also, don't forget we have lots of many wonderful books to explore this winter!

The program is for children age 8 and up. Registration is not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series for adults and teens


The next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. We'll explore paper folding and cutting to create beautiful fans and snowflakes. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper. Program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Anima and manga club

Join us Saturday, Jan. 11, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga
characters. The program is from 1 to 2 : 30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Movie night out


Join us Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Come watch a historical drama with actor Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Lee Daniels.

Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.
Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics, and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Second Tuesday took Club


Join us Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 15 p.m. to discuss "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4*17. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are avail-ale for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and re due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 31-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers Teen book club


Join they teen book club! Whether you've read the monthly book, have it memo-zed or have never read it, lease join us Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! Interested in joining, but need more information? Send email to Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Consumer Reports online


Now you can get the latest product ratings and reviews from Consumer Reports from the comfort of your home with your Thayer Public Library card. You'll find frequently updated articles, blogs and video content so you can peruse the latest consumer news — whether you're looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.
Just go to www.thayerpubliclibrary.org  and click on the Consumer Reports icon.

Got holds?


Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of die library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our, staff enjoys providing the community.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



December 19, 2013


From the Friends of Thayer Public Library

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. For the person who has everything, make a contribution to the Friends of the Thayer Public Library in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift.

If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends. If you have any questions, contact us at 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do over the holiday break? Participate in the teen winter reading program. Teens in grades six to 12 (ages 12 to 18) can stop by the reference desk anytime the library is open through Dec. 31. Fill out a short book review for any book recently read, and receive a prize. Limit is five prizes per person.

Book vs. Movie Trivia

How well do you know your teen books and movies? Come test your knowledge Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and play "Books vs. Movie Trivia," There will be awesome prizes and lots of popcorn, and then we'll vote to see which teen movie adapted from a book the group should watch on the library's big screen. Please note that this program is for youths ages 13 to 18 only, as we will be showing a PG-13 movie. Registration is required.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Library on your tablet

Do you love your tablet, but hate paying for additional content? Are you expecting to get a new tablet soon? Then join us for a 90-minute session Saturday, Jan. 4, and learn how, with your Thayer Public Library card, you have free access to some of the latest books and magazines for your tablet, and some for your smart-phone and home computer, too!

In this workshop you'll learn about the library's free apps for ebooks, music, newspapers, magazines and lots more. The program will be geared for iPads, but there will be information on apps for all types of tablets. Take a look at some of the best free apps to make your life more organized, or just more fun. Bring your tablet and sign-on information for the App Store or Google Play and see what else the library has to offer. Some apps may be available for Nook tablets and Kindle Fire as well. Please remember, these apps will not work on devices that are strictly ereaders.

Please register at the lower-level reference desk, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Drop-in winter craft

Drop in on Monday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. to make a fun winter craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied. Also, don't forget we have lots of many wonderful books to explore this winter!

The program is for children age 8 and up. Registration is not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series for adults and teens

The next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. We'll explore paper folding and cutting to create beautiful fans and snowflakes. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper. Program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreemagov

Anima and manga club

Join us Saturday, Jan. 11, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Movie night out

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Come watch a historical drama with actor Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Lee Daniels.

Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.
Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics, and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema,gov

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join they teen book club! Whether you've read the monthly book, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! Interested in joining, but need more information? Send email to Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Consumer Reports online

Now you can get the latest product ratings and reviews from Consumer Reports from the comfort of your home with your Thayer Public Library card. You'll find frequently updated articles, blogs and video content so you can peruse the latest consumer news — whether you're looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.
Just go to www.thayerpubliclibrary.org  and click on the Consumer Reports icon.

Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Fax service available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpublicli-brary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



December 12, 2013


From the Friends of Thayer Public Library

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. For the person who has everything, make a contribution to the Friends of the Thayer Public Library in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift.

If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends. If you have any questions, contact us at 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov

Teen after-school drawing group

Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.
We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the program is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19.

Library hosts Carlson

Barbara Siegel Carlson will read passages from her newly released poetry collection "Fire Road" Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Carlson grew up in Cranford, N. J. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program. She is co-translator, with Ana Jelnikar, of "Look Back, Look Ahead: Selected Poems of Srecko Kosovel" and the author of "Between this Quivering." Her poems and translations have appeared in "New Ohio Review," "The Carolina Quarterly," "Asheville Poetry Review," and "The Literary Review." Carlson lives in Carver and taught at Thayer Academy from 2007 to 2012.

South Shore Men of Harmony

Thayer Public Library will host South Shore Men of Harmony Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. South Shore Men of Harmony is a diverse group of men dedicated to the preservation, promotion • and enjoyment of a cappella music. Join us for an evening of music.
The program is free and open to all ages.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Dec. 14, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do over the holiday break? Participate in the teen winter reading program. Teens in grades six to 12 (ages 12 to 18) can stop by the reference desk anytime the library is open Dec. 16 to 31. Fill out a short book review for any book recently read, and receive a prize. Limit is five prizes per person.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" by Bryan Burrough. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Teen advisory group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The library's teen advisory group shares ideas, creates cool programs, recommends books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen See-burger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book vs. Movie Trivia

How well do you know your teen books and movies? Come test your knowledge Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and play "Books vs. Movie Trivia." There will be awesome prizes and lots of popcorn, and then we'll vote to see which teen movie adapted from a book the group should watch on the library's big screen. Please note that this program is for youths ages 13 to 18 only, as we will be showing a PG-13 movie. Registration is required.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17- Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Library on your tablet

Do you love your tablet, but hate paying for additional content? Are you expecting to get a new tablet soon? Then join us for a 90-minute session Saturday, Jan. 4, and learn how, with your Thayer Public Library card, you have free access to some of the latest books and magazines for your tablet, and some for your smartphone and home computer, too!

In this workshop you'll learn about the library's free apps for e-books, music, newspapers, magazines and lots more. The program will be geared for iPads, but there will be information on apps for all types of  tablets. Take a look at some of the best free apps to make your life more organized, or just more fun. Bring your tablet and sign-on information for the App Store or Google Play and see what else the library has to offer. Some apps may be available for Nook tablets and Kindle Fire as well. Please remember, these apps will not work on de-vices that are strictly e-readers

Please register at the lower-level reference desk, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Drop-in winter craft


Drop in on Monday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. to make a fun winter craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide ' hands-on fun and all materials are supplied. Also, don't forget we have lots of many wonderful books to explore this winter!

The program is for children age 8 and up. Registration is not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series for adults and teens


The next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. We'll explore paper folding and cutting to create beautiful fans and snowflakes. Our Mon-day night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper. Program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Consumer Reports online


Now you can get the latest product ratings and reviews from Consumer Reports from the comfort of your home with your Thayer Public Library card. You'll find frequently updated articles, blogs and video content so you can peruse the latest consumer news. Just go to www.thayerpubliclibrary.org  and click on the Consumer Reports icon.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



December 5, 2013


From the Friends of Thayer Public Library

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. For the person who has everything, make a contribution to the Friends of the Thayer Public Library in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift.

If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends. If you have any questions, contact us at 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov

Teen after-school drawing group

Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.

We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the program is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19.

Holiday concert for families and children

Help Thayer Public Library kick off the holiday season with David Polansky Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Polansky's "Animal Alphabet Songs" were spotlighted on "Morning Edition" on National Public Radio. The Springfield Symphony, the Zamir Chorale, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others have performed his instrumental and choral pieces.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The False Prince" by Jennifer Nielsen. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Dec, 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! Interested in joining, but need more in¬formation? Send email to Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Townie" by Andre DuBus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417- All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact, Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 11, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Christmas Kid" by Pete Hamill. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.
For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 28, 2013


Teen after-school drawing group

Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.
We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the program is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Monday night craft series for adults and teens

Our next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month we'll create artful papers using paint and stamps, perfect for scrap-booking, wrapping presents, creating custom gift tags or stationery. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.
  
Library hosts Ronald Frazier

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p-m. as for an illustrated talk on Wedgwood. Ronald Frazier will discuss the founding of the Wedgwood Company in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, one of the most important artists, scientists and businessmen of his day. Covered are some of the major contributions in those areas, as well as in the world of ceramics. He will discuss the founding of the company from 1759 to the present day. Among the subjects covered are Wedgwood's views on the American Revolution and slavery.

The talk is illustrated and will be followed with a question-and-answer period. The audience is encouraged to bring pieces of Wedgwood from their collections as examples to exhibit and discuss, but not appraise.

Frazier is twice past president of the Wedgwood Society of Boston and a member of all of the major Wedgwood organizations throughout the world. Over the last 45 years he has authored numerous articles on the subject as well as contributed to several books on the subject. The event is free and open to all.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Holiday concert for families and children

Help Thayer Public Library kick off the holiday season with David Polansky Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Polansky's "Animal Alphabet Songs" were spotlighted on "Morning Edition" on National Public Radio. The Springfield Symphony, the Zamir Chorale, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others have performed his instrumental and choral pieces.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The False Prince" by Jennifer Nielsen. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! Interested in joining, but need more in¬formation? Send email to Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov.   

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Townie" by Andre DuBus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417-All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact, Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 11, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Christmas Kid" by Pete Hamill. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.
For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Afterschool craft

Drop in on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied. The program is for children age 4 and up. Registration is not required. For information, call 781 848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

South Shore Men of Harmony

Thayer Public Library will host South Shore Men of Harmony Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. South Shore Men of Harmony is a diverse group of men dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enjoyment of a cappella music. Join us for an evening of music.
The program is free and open to all ages.

Anime and manga club

J
oin us Saturday, Dec. 14, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly pro¬gram for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" by Bryan Burrough. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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 discus¬sion. All readers are always welcome.

Teen advisory group


Teens can join us Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The library's teen advisory group shares ideas, creates cool programs, recommends books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@baintreema.gov

Book vs. Movie Trivia


How well do you know your teen books and movies? Come test your knowledge Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and play "Books vs. Movie Trivia." There will be awesome prizes and lots of popcorn, and then we'll vote to see which teen movie adapted from a book the group should watch on the library's big screen. Please note that this program is for youths ages 13 to 18 only, as we will be showing a PG-13 movie. Registration is required.

Got holds?


Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an on¬line product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and na¬tionally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 21, 2013


Teen after-school drawing group

Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.

We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the program is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Book club for grades four and five

Come Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p-m. to discuss "The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan. Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series for adults and teens

Our next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month we'll create artful papers using paint and stamps, perfect for scrapbooking, wrapping presents, creating custom gift tags or stationery. The program is open to both adults and teens.
Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Library hosts Ronald Frazier

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. as for an illustrated talk on Wedgwood. Ronald Frazier will discuss the founding of the Wedgwood Company in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, one of the most important artists, scientists and businessmen of his day. Covered are some of the major contributions in those areas, as well as in the world of ceramics. He will discuss the founding of the company from 1759 to the present day. Among the subjects covered are Wedgwood's views on the American Revolution and slavery.

The talk is illustrated and will be followed with a question and answer period. The audience is encouraged to bring pieces of Wedgwood from their collections as examples to exhibit and discuss, but not appraise.

Frazier is twice past president of the Wedgwood Society of Boston and a member of all of the major Wedgwood organizations throughout the world. Over the last 45 years he has authored numerous articles on the subject as well as contributed to several books on the subject.  The event is free and open to all.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Fri-. day, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Holiday concert for families and children

Help Thayer Public Library kick off the holiday season with David Polansky Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Polansky's "Animal Alphabet Songs" were spotlighted on "Morning Edition" on National Public Radio. The Springfield Symphony, the Zamir Chorale, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others have performed his instrumental and choral pieces.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The False Prince" by Jennifer Nielsen. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! Interested in joining, but need more information? Send email to Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Townie" by Andre DuBus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact, Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for some-thing to do 'on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 11, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Christmas Kid" by Pete Hamill. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.
For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Afterschool craft

Drop in on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied. The program is for children age 4 and up. Registration is not required. For information, call 781 848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

South Shore Men of Harmony

Thayer Public Library will host South Shore Men of Harmony Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. South Shore Men of Harmony is a diverse group of men dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enjoyment of a cappella music. Join us for an evening of music. The program is free and open to all ages.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Dec. 14, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is " Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" by Bryan Burrough. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Teen advisory group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. The library's teen advisory group shares ideas, creates cool programs, recommends books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book vs. Movie Trivia

How well do you know vour teen books and movies? Come test your knowledge Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. and play "Books vs. Movie Trivia." There will be awesome prizes and lots of popcorn, and then we'll vote to see which teen movie adapted from a book the group should watch on the library's big screen. Please note that this program is for youths ages 13 to 18 only, as we will be showing a PG-13 movie. Registration is required.

Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout ma-chine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Fax service available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax through-out the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great col-lection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nation-wide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 14, 2013


Teen after-school drawing group

Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.

We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the pro-gram is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Colonial life in New England

Travel back in time with Thayer Public Library Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Learn fun facts about Colonial life in New England with Dave Downs. The presentation, mixed with humor, is full of interesting historical facts about Colonial life in New England. Colonial dress, medicine and schooling are some of j the topics covered during this presentation. Artifacts such as the drop spinner, hornbook, spectacles and slate pencil are presented. Program is fun and for all ages.

Teen craft extravaganza

Teens, use your imagination and create! Come Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and create anything you can imagine using the library's art and craft supply collection. We'll have a few brief craft demonstrations, followed by lots of free time to develop and explore your own project, plus games, craft challenges and prizes. For youths ages 12 to 17 only. Registration is required.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion and are due back the night of the discussion.

Teen advisory group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's teen advisory group share ideas create cool programs; recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Goldman to speak Nov. 19

Speaker and writer Ronald Goldman will appear at Thayer Public Library Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. to give a lecture titled "Creating a More Peaceful Society."
The program is free and open to the public. Gold-man is a psychological researcher, speaker and writer. His work includes hundreds of contacts with parents, children and medical and mental health professionals. His writing has appeared in newspapers, parenting publications, textbooks, symposia proceedings, periodicals and medical journals, and he has participated in over 200 media interviews.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Group Book Club at Thayer Public Library.

This month's book choice is "Still Life" by Louise Penny. The discussion will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Book club for grades four and five


Come Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:15 to discuss "The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan. Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our fun book dub and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children’s desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series for adults and teens


Our next Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month we'll create artful papers using paint and stamps, perfect for scrapbooking, wrapping presents, creating custom gift tags or stationery. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Library hosts Ronald Frazier


Join us Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. as for an illustrated talk on Wedgwood; Ronald Frazier win discuss the founding of the Wedgwood Company in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, one of the most important artists, scientists and businessmen of his day. Covered are some of the major contributions in those areas, as well as in the world of ceramics. He will discuss the founding of the company from 1759 to the present day. Among the subjects covered are Wedgwood's views on the American Revolution and slavery.

The talk is illustrated and will be followed with a question-and-answer period. The audience is encouraged to bring pieces of Wedgwood from their collections as examples to exhibit and discuss, but not appraise.

Frazier is twice past president of the Wedgwood Society of Boston and a member of all of the major Wedgwood organizations throughout the world. Over the last 45 years he has authored numerous articles on the subject as well as contributed to several books on the subject.

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library’s creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Holiday concert for families and children


Help Thayer Public Library kick off the holiday season with David Polansky Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. Polanskys "Animal Alphabet Songs" were spotlighted on "Morning Edition" on National Public Radio. The Springfield Symphony, the Zamir Chorale, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others have performed his instrumental and choral pieces.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 7, 2013


Closed for Veterans Day

Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The library will resume normal hours Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Teen after-school drawing group


Teens are invited to our Thursday afternoon drawing club. This is a fun drop-in program to draw, sketch and meet other teens. Supplies are provided.
We meet in the Young Adult room on the library's lower level. No registration is required, and the program is for youths ages 12 to 17 only. The group meets each Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 19, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17 Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included!

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

T'ai chi


Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. T'ai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. The class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. No registration is necessary.

For information contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday book club


Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "A Secret Gift" by Ted Gup. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact, Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or refer-encedesk@braintreema.gov

After-school craft


D
rop in Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied.

The program is for children age 4 up, Registration is not required. For information, contact the Children's Room at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown bag book club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, at noon for our brown bag book group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.

For information, contact circulation librarian Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night out


Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. This hilarious comedy featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as FBI special agents will keep you laughing. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 in the Logan Auditorium. For information about each month's movie, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Colonial life in New England


Travel back in time with Thayer Public Library Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Learn fun facts about Colonial life in New England with Dave Downs. The presentation, mixed with humor, is full of interesting historical facts about Colonial life in New England. Colonial dress, medicine and schooling are some of the topics covered during this presentation. Artifacts such as the drop spinner, hornbook, spectacles and slate pencil are presented. Program is fun and for all ages.

Teen craft extravaganza


Teens, use your imagination and create! Come Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. and create anything you can imagine using the library's art and craft supply collection. We'll have a few brief craft demonstrations, followed by lots of free time to develop and explore your own project, plus games, craft challenges and prizes. For youths ages 12 to 17 only. Registration is required.

Nonfiction Book Club


This month's book is "The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Teen advisory group


Teens can join us Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's teen advisory group share ideas create cool programs; recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Goldman to speak Nov. 19


Speaker and writer Ronald Goldman will appear at Thayer Public Library Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. to give a lecture titled "Creating a More Peaceful Society."
The program is free and open to the public. Goldman is a psychological researcher, speaker and writer. His work includes hundreds of contacts with parents, children and medical and mental health professionals. His writing has appeared in newspapers, parenting publications, textbooks, symposia proceedings, periodicals and medical journals, and he has participated in over 200 media interviews.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Group Book Club at Thayer Public Library. his month s book choice is "Still life" by Louise Penny. The discussion will be Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referericedesk@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades four and five

Come Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan. Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Got holds?


Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 31, 2013


Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Nov. 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday night craft series

Our next Monday night craft series for teens and adult is Monday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, learn how to make an accordion envelope book using recycled paper. The program is open to both adults and teens. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three

If you like to read, join other kids Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:45 p.m. to chat about "Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker" by Megan McDonald.
All children going into or finishing grades two and three are welcome, even if you haven't finished the book! The club meets one Tuesday afternoon a month at 3:45 p.m. Come for book fun and activities! Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17- Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included!

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

T'ai chi


Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. Tai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. The class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. No registration is necessary.

For information contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 24, 2013


Build a haunted gingerbread house


Teens can join us Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and prepare to be scared! Hear frightening stories and tales of real-life haunted houses in this spooky program, then design and build your own haunted gingerbread house using Halloween candy. Registration is required and limited to youths age 12 to 17.

Introduction to Publisher 2012


Come Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. and learn Publisher. This hands-on session will introduce you to making cards, fliers, photo books and more. Once you get started, it's hard to stop! Space is limited. You may register through the registration button here on the library website, at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

T'ai chi


Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturdays, Nov. 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. T'ai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. The class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. No registration is necessary. For information contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Anime and manga club


Join us Saturday, Nov. 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and -characters. The program is 'from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. ;for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday night craft series


Our next Monday night craft series for teens and adult is Monday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, learn how to make an accordion envelope book using recycled paper. The program is open to both adults and teens. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three

If you like to read, join other kids Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:45 p.m. to chat about "Stink and the Incredible  Super-Galactic Jawbreaker" by Megan McDonald.
All children going into or finishing grades two and three are welcome, even if you haven't finished the book! The club meets one Tuesday afternoon a month at 3:45 p.m. Come for book fun and activities! Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk  about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included!

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday book club


Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "A Secret Gift" by Ted Gup. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact, Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

After-school craft


Drop in Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. Creative drop-in crafts provide hands-on fun and all materials are supplied.
The program is for children age 4 up, Registration is not required. For information, contact the Children's Room at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown bag book club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, at noon for our brown bag book group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.
For information, contact circulation librarian Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.  

Closed for Veterans Day


Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The library will resume normal hours Tuesday, Nov. 12.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 17, 2013


Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Resume tips

Want to produce a resume that gets results? Join One Life at a Time Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 am. One life at a Time will give tips to help your resume stand out. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

One Life at a Time is a non-profit, free, job-support organization whose mission is to help those in need of employment assistance. A resume is not required for this workshop, but it would be beneficial to bring one and make edits. For information, see www.1lifeatatime.org

Author events


Join Michael Tougias Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7p.m. Tougias will discuss his work "A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue." Bring your own copy or purchase a copy at the event for a book-signing after the presentation.

Mark Schneider will con-duct an author talk and book-signing Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Schneider will discuss his work "Joe Moakley's Journey From South Boston to El Salvador." It is the first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston.

These programs are part of the library's 2013 author series.

Perler bead workshop


Teens can join us for a fun craft program exploring the versatile Perler beads Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. These colorful beads can be fused with heat to create pixilated art, or strung together to make key chains, magnets or jewelry. Come and create your own art! Please note this program is for teens ages 12 to 17. Registration is required.

Halloween craft


We have lots of spooktacular fun happening in the Children’s Room Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3:45 p.m. Children age 4 to 11 will enjoy making a fun a spooky craft for Halloween.

Build a haunted gingerbread house


Teens can join us Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and prepare to be scared! Hear frightening stories and tales of real-life haunted houses in this spooky program, then design and build your own haunted gingerbread house using Halloween candy. Registration is required and limited to youths age 12 to 17.

Introduction to Publisher 2012


Come Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. and learn Publisher. This hands-on session will introduce you to making cards, fliers, photo books and more. Once you get started, it's hard to stop! Space is limited. You may register through the registration button here on the library website, at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

T'ai chi


Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. Tai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. The class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. No registration is necessary.

For information contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov



This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 10, 2013


Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 17- Join the library's creative writing program on Friday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, con-tact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Closed for holiday


The library will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day.

Resume tips


Want to produce a resume that gets results? Join One Life at a Time Thurs-day, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. One Life at a Time will give tips to help your resume stand out. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

One Life at a Time is a nonprofit, free, job-support organization whose mission is to help those in need of employment assistance. A resume is not required for this workshop, but it would be beneficial to bring one and make edits. For information, see www.1lifeatatime.org.  

Perler bead workshop


Teens can join us for a fun craft program exploring the versatile Perler beads Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. These colorful beads can be fused with heat to create pixilated art, or strung together to make key chains, magnets or jewelry. Come and create your own art! Please note this program is for teens ages 12 to 17- Registration is required.

Halloween craft


We have lots of spooktacular fun happening in the Children's Room Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3:45 p.m. Children age 4 to 11 will enjoy making a fun a spooky craft for Halloween.

Author events


Join Michael Tougias Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Tougias will discuss his work "A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue." Bring your own copy or purchase a copy at the event for a book-signing after the presentation.

Mark Schneider will conduct an author talk and book-signing Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Schneider will discuss his work "Joe Moakley's Journey From South Boston to El Salvador." It is the first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston.

These programs are part of the library's 2013 author series.

Build a haunted gingerbread house


Teens can join us Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and prepare to be scared! Hear frightening stories and tales of real-life haunted houses in this spooky program, then design and build your own haunted gingerbread house using Halloween candy. Registration is required and limited to youths age 12 to 17. 

Introduction to Publisher 2012


Come Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. and learn Publisher. This hands-on session will introduce you to making cards, fliers, photo books and more. Once you get started, it's hard to stop! Space is limited. You may register through the registration button here on the library website, at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

T'ai chi


Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. T'ai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. The class is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. No registration is necessary.

For information contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an on-line product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nation-wide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner available


We have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?


The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes


Braintree residents, did you know that the library 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

We are happy to offer a family pass to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each pass allows a family of up to five people free admission for the day. Don't miss their glass-blowing demonstration for an up-close view of molten glass being blown and shaped. The glassblower will select someone at each presentation to actually press a piece of glass. For the next several months, see an exotic display of creatures in glass by artist Bryan Randa in the Life Forms exhibit. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 3, 2013


Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Oct. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Crafts for children

Does your child like crafts? Join us Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. and make a special fall craft. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Monday night craft series

Our Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, we'll learn how to make festive pumpkins using recycled paper. The program is open to both adults and teens. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Next To Love" by Ellen Feldman. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext., 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group.
Bring your lunch and discuss "Paths of Glory" by Jeffrey Archer. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to at¬tend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night out


Join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Watch Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in this suspenseful drama about decisions and their devastating impact. Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org

Author events


Thayer Public Library will host author Faye George Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. George will discuss her latest work, "Voices of King Philip's War." George is a local author and has published several books of poetry, including "Back Roads" and "Naming the Place: the Weymouth Poems."

Join Michael Tougias Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Tougias will discuss his work "A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue." Bring your own copy or purchase a copy at the event for a book-signing after the presentation.

Mark Schneider will conduct an author talk and book-signing Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Schneider » will discuss his work "Joe Moakley's Journey From South Boston to El Salvador." It is the first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston.

These programs are part of the library's 2013 author series. 


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



September 26, 2013


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

If you don't have a library card, come to Thayer Public Library. It's the smartest card in your wallet. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so the Children's Room is giving special rewards for children who get their first card. Each child getting a card will receive a book and a special pencil.

When a child can print their first and last name, they are ready for a card. Printing letters is an important skill for children to practice. At first they will scribble on paper, an important developmental step in the process. Repetition helps them learn the names of letters and practice fine motor skills that will be used for schoolwork. They love learning the letters of their own name, as it is an extension of their identity.

Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Monday night craft series


Our Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, we'll learn how to make festive pumpkins using recycled paper. The program is open to both adults and teens. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov  

Anime and manga club


Join us Saturday, Oct. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Crafts for children


Does your child like crafts? Join us Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. and make a special fall craft. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For infor¬mation, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Next To Love" by Ellen Feldman. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext., 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.
 
Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Paths of Glory" by Jeffrey Archer. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night out


Join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Watch Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in this suspenseful drama about decisions and their devastating impact. Titles win be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fan of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org

Resume tips


Want to produce a resume that gets results? Join One Life at a Time Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 am. One life at a Time will give tips to help your resume stand out. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

One life at a Time is a nonprofit, free, job-support organization whose mission is to help those in need of employment assistance. A resume is not required for this workshop, but it would be beneficial to bring one and make edits. For information, see www.llifeatatime.org

Author Michael Tougias


On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., join author Michael Tougias as he discusses "A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue." This program is part of the 2013 Author Series.

Following a one-hour presentation by the author, there will be a reception with light refreshments at which the author will be present to sign your book Bring your own copy or purchase a copy at the event. All proceeds benefit Friends of Thayer Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend.

Build a haunted gingerbread house


T
eens can join us Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and prepare to be scared! Hear frightening stories and tales of real-life haunted houses in this spooky program, then design and build your own haunted gingerbread house using Halloween candy. Registration is required and limited to youths age 12 to 17.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner available


We have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?


The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes


Braintree residents, did you know that the library 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.

We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes? We are happy to offer a family pass to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each pass allows a family of up to five people free admission for the day. Don't miss their glass-blowing demonstration for an up-close view of molten glass being blown and shaped. The glass-blower will select someone at each presentation to actually press a piece of glass. For the next several months, see an exotic display of creatures in glass by artist Bryan Randa in the Life Forms exhibit. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Freegal


Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Free-gal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account. Visit our website www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.

Young adults


Next time you visit the Young Adult room, make sure you check out our DVD collection. We have timeless teen movies along with current hit blockbusters, pop-culture favorites and cult classics. Our collection is growing, and we always welcome suggestions.

Library Express program


Do you know someone who can't get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audio books and Wii games. 

Please contact me at 781-848-0405, ext. 4414.

Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



September 19, 2013


New after-school drawing group

Come Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. if you love to draw. Bring your imagination, skill and sketchbook and we provide the supplies. Meet other teen artists and spend time creating. This is a drop-in program that runs four weeks and participants may come to one or all of the meetings. We meet in the Young Adult Room on the library's lower level. No registration is required. The program is for youths age 12 to 17 only.

2013 author/speaker series

Join us Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald, who will discuss his latest work," Beyond the Bridge," a prequel to "The Charlestown Connection." A book-signing will follow the discussion.

This program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, but has been changed to accommodate MacDonald's schedule.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., author Thomas Mickey will discuss his book "America's Romance with the English Garden." Discover how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance. For information, call 781-848-0405 ext. 4480.

Got holds?


Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Adult summer reading program


We had more than 100 reviews turned in for our first adult summer reading program! Did you see them all posted on the big board at the main circulation desk? Many people commented that they enjoyed reading the reviews and it was a great way to find their next title. We want to thank everyone who participated and made the program fun and successful.

We especially want to congratulate our three raffle winners. Stephanie Chiari, Mary Anne McCarthy and Jeanne Ramacorti are the lucky winners of certificates to Southside Tavern, Chateau and Sintra Restaurant. Enjoy dinner on us, ladies! 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month


If you don't have a library card, come to Thayer Public Library. It's the smartest card in your wallet. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so the Children's Room is giving special rewards for children who get their first card. Each child getting a card will receive a book and a special pencil.

When a child can print their first and last name, they are ready for a card. Printing letters is an important skill for children to practice. At first they will scribble on paper, an important developmental step in the process. Repetition helps them learn the names of letters and practice fine motor skills that will be used for schoolwork. They love learning the letters of their own name, as it is an extension of their identity.

Build a walkalong glider


Join Phil Rossoni from the Museum of Science Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. and learn about walkalong gliders. Similar to paper airplanes, walkalong gliders are lightweight aircraft that can be piloted by an updraft and then directed in flight. There will be a demonstration as well as hands-on flying time. Registrations is required and limited to teenagers ages 12 to 17. This program is funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Anime and manga club


Join us Saturday, Oct. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Crafts for children


Does your child like crafts? Join us Monday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. and make a special fall craft. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Monday night craft series


Our Monday night craft series for teens and adults is Monday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. This month, we'll learn how to make festive pumpkins using recycled paper. The program is open to both adults and teens. Our Monday night paper craft series for adults and teens meets once a month to explore the endless possibilities of creating with paper.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Next To Love" by Ellen Feldman. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417- All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext., 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov. 

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Paths of Glory" by Jeffrey Archer. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night out


Join us Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Watch Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in this suspenseful drama about decisions and their devastating impact. Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org. 

Resume tips


Want to produce a resume that gets results? Join One Life at a Time Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. One Life at a Time will give tips to help your resume stand out. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

One Life at a Time is a nonprofit, free, job-support organization whose mission is to help those in need of employment assistance. A resume is not required for this workshop, but it would be beneficial to bring one and make edits. For information, see www.1lifeatatime.org.  

Author Michael Tougias


On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., join author Michael Tougias as he discusses "A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue." This program is part of the 2013 Author Series.

Following a one-hour presentation by the author, there will be a reception with light refreshments at which the author will be present to sign your book. Bring your own copy or purchase a copy at the event. All proceeds benefit Friends of Thayer Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend.

Build a haunted gingerbread house


Teens can join us Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and prepare to be scared! Hear frightening stories and tales of real-life haunted houses in this spooky program, then design and build your own haunted gingerbread house using Halloween candy. Registration is required and limited to youths age 12 to 17. 

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



September 12, 2013


Renovation on middle level

We're thrilled the library is replacing the rug on the middle level of the building. The middle level of the library, which includes, fiction, new books, DVDs and audio-visual material will be closed to the public until it reopens Monday, Sept. 16.

We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation process may cause. Please continue to use the lower level and Children's Room through this renovation period.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

2013 author/speaker series

Join us Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald, who will discuss his latest work, "Beyond the Bridge," a prequel to "The Charlestown Connection." A book-signing will follow the discussion.

This program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, but has been changed to accommodate MacDonald's schedule.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., author Thomas Mickey will discuss his book "America's Romance with the English Garden." Discover how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance. For information, call 781-848-0405 ext. 4480.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil" by Tom Mueller. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Bookkeepers Teen Book Club

Join us as we read and discuss "The False Prince" by Jennifer Nielsen. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and is led by young adult librarian Ellen Seeburger. 

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome! For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other media, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use-the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk. 

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so that we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community

New after-school drawing group

Come Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. if you love to draw. Bring your imagination, skill and sketchbook and we provide the supplies. Meet other teen artists and spend time creating. This is a drop-in program that runs four weeks and participants may come to one or all of the meetings. We meet in the Young Adult Room on the library's lower level. No registration is required. The program is for youths age 12 to 17 only.

Adult summer reading program

We had more than 100 reviews turned in for our first adult summer reading program! Did you see them all posted on the big board at the main circulation desk? Many people commented that they enjoyed reading the reviews and it was a great way to find their next title. We want to thank everyone who participated and made the program fun and successful.

We especially want to congratulate our three raffle winners. Stephanie Chiari, Mary Anne McCarthy and Jeanne Ramacorti are the lucky winners of certificates to Southside Tavern, Chateau and Sintra Restaurant. Enjoy dinner on us, ladies!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 29, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Renovation starting Sept. 9


We're thrilled to announce the library will be replacing the rug on the middle level of the building in September. After more than a year of conversation, planning and lots of prep, we all are excited to see the work begin.

The middle level of the library, which includes, fiction, new books, DVDs and audiovisual material will be closed to the public. The middle level will be closed Monday, Sept 9, and will reopen Monday, Sept 16.

We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation process may cause. Please . continue to use the lower level and Children's Room through this renovation period.

Got holds?


Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? If s the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-check-out and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other medium, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they win need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you’ll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Sept 10, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Same Kind of Different Me" by Ron Hall. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext 4417. Afl readers are always welcome.

Book dub books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405h ext 4417 or referencedesk@braintreema.gov


Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Sept 13, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.


New after-school drawing group


Come Thursday, Sept 19, at 3:30 p.m. if you love to draw. Bring your imagination, skill and sketchbook and we provide the supplies. Meet other teen artists and spend time creating. This is a drop-in program that runs four weeks and participants may come to one or all of the meetings. We meet in the Young Adult Room on the library's lower level. No registration is required. The program is for youths age 12 to 17 only.

2013 author/speaker series


Join us Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald, who will discuss his latest work " Beyond the Bridge," a prequel to “The Charlestown Connection.” A book signing will follow the discussion.

This program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, but has been changed to accommodate McDonald’s schedule. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., author Thomas Mickey will discuss his book "America's Romance with the English Garden." Discover how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance.  For information, call 781-848-0405 ext. 4420.

Build a walkalong glider


Join Phil Rossoni from the Museum of Science Saturday, Sept, 21, at 3 p.m. and learn about walkalong gliders. Similar to paper airplanes, walkalong gliders are lightweight aircraft that can be piloted by an updraft and then directed in flight. There will be a demonstration as well as hands-on flying tune.  Registration is required and limited to teenagers ages 12 to 17.

This program is funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Self-checkout


For those of you who have been missing die self-check-out machine on the lower level, it is back and better than ever! Even more exciting, we now have self-check-outs on each floor. You can check out your books, renew them and even pay fines at any of the three stations. Many people have expressed appreciation for the simplicity and quickness of these machines. For them there is no more waiting in line or having to go to another level to check out, and they feel they have more privacy, too. We're happy to assure everyone that these self-service machines will not replace any of our staff, but will free them up to provide even more personalized service when you need it. Stop in a try the self-checkout. It's fast and easy.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your FAX throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean the charged are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional Page. Internationally, it’s $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try! 

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our
homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  
 
Our A to Z databases now offers more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title.' Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpuliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 22, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m; to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Renovation starting Sept. 9

We're thrilled to announce the library will be replacing the rug on the middle level of the building in September. After more than a year of conversation, planning and lots of prep, we all are excited to see the work begin.

The middle level of the library, which includes, fiction, new books, DVDs and audio-visual material will be closed to the public. The middle level will be closed Monday, Sept. 9, and will reopen Monday, Sept. 16.

We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation process may cause. Please continue to use the lower level and Children's Room through this renovation period.

Got holds?

Have you noticed the shelving near the new DVDs on the main level? It's the new self-serve hold pickup shelf! Instead of waiting in line to collect your books on hold, you will soon be able to pick them up yourself from this new shelf. So, if you like to get in and out of the library quickly, and don't mind serving yourself, you will be able to get your holds, use the self-checkout and be on your way fast!

For now, the self-serve hold shelf is available for just books on the main level. If you have a CD, DVD or other medium, you will still need to pick it up from a staff member at the circulation desk. Also, if you send a family member in to pick up a hold that was placed using your library card, they will need to have your card to use the self-checkout machine. Otherwise, they can check out at the circulation desk.

We hope you'll enjoy all of the changes we are making on the main level. We are updating, beautifying, and working to make everything work smoothly so we can continue to offer the high level of customer service that our staff enjoys providing the community.

Board game fun


Do you like to play board games? Join us Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the children's de¬partment. We provide the games, and you bring the fun, the skill and your friends. This is a free drop-in program for ages 8 to 12, no registration required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Twilight tales


Come Monday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to listen to stories in you pajamas. The program is for children of all ages and is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Summer afternoon movie


Watch a movie on the big screen Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring gnomes, and meet the rival garden gnomes! The blues have been told to stay away from the reds, another clan. When one falls in love with Juliet from the other garden, he can't let anyone know in this animated adventure film for families and children of all ages produced by Touchstone Pictures in 2011 with a soundtrack by Elton John. The • movie is rated G and is 84 minutes long.
The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at the Thayer Public Library.

This month's book choice is "Moloka'i" by Alan Brennert, led by group leaders Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referncedesk@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Same Kind of Different Me" by Ron Hall. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417- All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405 ext. 4417 or referencedesk@braintreema.gov 

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to 17. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

New after-school drawing group


Come Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. if you love to draw. Bring your imagination, skill and sketchbook and we provide the supplies. Meet other teen artists and spend time creating. This is a drop-in program that runs four weeks and participants may come to one or all of the meetings. We meet in the Young Adult Room on the library's lower level. No registration is required. The program is for youths age 12 to 17 only.

2013 Author/Speaker series


Join us Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald, who will discuss his latest work," Beyond the Bridge," a prequel to "The Charlestown Connection." A book-signing will follow the discussion.

This program was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, but has been changed to accommodate MacDonald's schedule.
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., author Thomas Mickey will discuss his book "America's Romance with the English Garden." Discover how Americans came to love the English garden, especially the lawn, and how seed and nursery catalogs fed this romance.
For information, call 781-848-0405 ext. 4480.
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Build a walkalong glider


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oin Phil Rossoni from the Museum of Science Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. and learn about walkalong gliders. Similar to paper airplanes, walkalong gliders are lightweight aircraft that can be piloted by an updraft and then directed in flight. There will be a demonstration as well as hands-on flying time.

Registration is required and limited to teenagers ages 12 to 17.

This program is funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 15, 2013


Summer hours 

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading finale party

Join us for games, raffles and snacks to celebrate the end of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading pro-gram Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. The winner of the Wii party raffle will be announced, and also the best guesser in the gummy worm estimating contest. Come for refreshments and fun. Show your reading log to get your certificate and choose your prize — a book bag or a beach ball. The program is limited to the first 70 children who arrive. No registration is necessary.

If unable to attend the finale, you can pick up your certificate and prize from Aug. 21 to 30 in the Children's Room.

Let's build

Drop in Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 2:30 p.m. for an hour of building fun with Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Younger siblings can stay and play with blocks. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Board game fun


Do you like to play board games? Join us Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the children's department. We provide the games, and you bring the in program for ages 8 to 12, no registration required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. 

Twilight tales


Come Monday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 7p-m. to listen to stories in you pajamas. The program is for children of all ages and is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Summer afternoon movie


Watch a movie on the big screen Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring gnomes, and meet the rival garden gnomes! The blues have been told to stay away from the reds, another clan. When one falls in love with Juliet from the other garden, he can't let anyone know in this animated adventure film for families and children of all ages produced by Touchstone Pictures in 2011 with a soundtrack by Elton John. The movie is rated G and is 84 minutes long.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at the Thayer Public Library.
This month's book choice is "Moloka'i" by Alan Brennert, led by group leaders Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405. ext. 4417. 

Self-checkout


For those of you who have been missing the self-check-out machine on the lower level, it is back and better than ever! Even more exciting, we now have self-check-outs on each floor. You can check out your books, renew them and even pay fines at any of the three stations. Many people have expressed appreciation for the simplicity and quickness of these machines. For them there is no more waiting in line or having to go to another level to check out, and they feel they have more privacy, too. We're happy to assure everyone that these self-service machines will not replace any of our staff, but will free them up to provide even more personalized service when you need it. Stop in a try the self-checkout. It's fast and easy.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner available


We have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?


The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes


Braintree residents, did you know that the library 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.

We have the  JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation,  Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

We are happy to offer a family pass to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each pass allows a family of up to five people free admission for the day. Don't miss their glass-blowing demonstration for an up-close view of molten glass being blown and shaped. The glassblower will select someone at each presentation to actually press a piece of glass. For the next several months, see an exotic display of creatures in glass by artist Bryan Randa in the Life Forms exhibit. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Freegal


Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Brain-tree patrons of all ages.

Young adults


Next time you visit the Young Adult room, make sure you check out our DVD collection. We have timeless teen movies along with current hit blockbusters, pop-culture favorites and cult classics. Our collection is growing, and we always welcome suggestions.

Library Express program


Do you know someone who can't get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audio books and Wii games. Please contact me at 781-848-0405, ext. 4414.

Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 8, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading program


The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is ongoing. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!
The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun.

Just read a book and tell us about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at any of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Braintree's finest dining establishments, so you could end your summer with a nice evening out just for doing your summer reading.

The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be accompanied by cake!

Concert from The Camp Kids


The Camp Kids are a group of young musicians age 9 to 17 who met at Thacher Montessori School Music Camp in Milton. They are directed and tutored by Victor McSurley, an internationally schooled musician who continues as a guitarist for the Blue Man Group after nearly 20 years. The group plays original compositions and a variety of songs by artists such as Coldplay, Muse, Imagine Dragons and many more.

Join us for a concert Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., and be sure to bring your own budding musicians.

Story time at French's Common


Story time held outside at French's Common, under the big shady tree, will take place Tuesday Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. This is the last of four outdoor Thayer Public Library story times at Brain-tree parks this summer. Listen to a story by children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan and make a simple craft. Start a good foundation for literacy skills and have fun!

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children and is open to children age three months through 5 years old and will be cancelled if it rains. For information, call children's room at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Book club for grades two and three


If you like to read, join other children Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 3:45 p.m. to chat about "Bunnicula: A Rabbit Mystery" by James Howe. All children going into or finishing grades two and three are welcome, even if they haven't finished the book! The club meets one Tuesday afternoon a month at 3:45 p.m. Come for book fun and activities! The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Drama kids


Calling all second- to sixth-graders! Do you love acting? Join us for this two-part series starting Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We will choose a skit, practice and perform on Aug. 20.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Reading Room at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, bring a sandwich and we'll provide the book. Join us Wednesday, Aug. 14, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. We will discuss "Bossypants" by Tina Fey. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact circulation librarian Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night!


Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, for a movie on our big screen. This comedy drama is^the first time Paul Rudd and Tina Fey are paired together on-screen.  Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month in the Logan Auditorium. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org

Summer reading finale party


Join us for games, raffles and snacks to celebrate the end of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. The winner of the Wii party raffle will be announced, and also the best guesser in the gummy worm estimating contest. Come for refreshments and fun. Show your reading log to get your certificate and choose your prize — a book bag or a beach ball. The program is limited to the first 70 children who arrive. No registration is necessary.

If unable to attend the finale, you can pick up your certificate and prize from Aug. 21 to 30 in the Children's Room.

Book club for grades four and five


Come Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about a book in "The Mysterious Benedict Society" series by Trenton Lee. We will start making a secret message and crack secret codes. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!

All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Book club books are available for pick up at the Children's Desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Let's build


Drop in Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 2:30 p.m. for an hour of building fun with Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Younger siblings can stay and play with blocks. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Board game fun


Do you like to play board games? Join us Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the children's department. We provide the games, and you bring the fun, the skill and your friends. This is a free drop-in program for ages 8 to 12, no registration required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Twilight tales


Come Monday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. to listen to stories in you pajamas. The program is for children of all ages and is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary. 

Summer afternoon movie


Watch a movie on the big screen Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring gnomes, and meet the rival garden gnomes! The blues have been told to stay away from the reds, another clan. When one falls in love with Juliet from the other garden, he can't let anyone know in this animated adventure film for families and children of all ages produced by Touchstone Pictures in 2011 with a soundtrack by Elton John. The movie is rated G and is 84 minutes long.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at the Thayer Public Library.

This month's book choice is "Moloka'i" by Alan Brennert, led by group leaders Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.
For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Self-checkout


For those of you who have been missing the self-checkout machine on the lower level, it is back and better than ever! Even more exciting, we now have self-checkouts on each floor. You can check out your books, renew them and even pay fines at any of the three stations. Many people have expressed appreciation for the simplicity and quickness of these machines. For them there is no more waiting in line or having to go to another level to check out, and they feel they have more privacy, too.

We're happy to assure everyone that these self-service machines will not replace any of our staff, but will free them up to provide even  more personalized service when you need it. Stop in a try the self-checkout. It's fast and easy.

Fax service available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 1, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading program

The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is ongoing. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun.

Just read a book and tell us about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at any of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Braintree's finest dining establishments, so you could end your summer with a nice evening out just for doing your summer reading.

The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be accompanied by cake!

Let's build


Drop in Thursday, Aug. 1, at 2:30 p.m. for an hour of building fun with Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Younger siblings can stay and play with blocks. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Monday night craft series


Join us Monday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. for our Monday night craft series. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn how to make beautiful jewelry that is eco-friendly. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Please note that registration is required for adults and youths ages 12 to 17- For information, contact Ellen See-burger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Story time at Pond Meadow Park


Story time will be held outside at Pond Meadow Park at 470 Liberty St. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10 am. under the covered pavilion.

This is the third of four outdoor Thayer Public Library story times at Braintree parks this summer. Participants can listen to stories, sing songs and make a simple craft. Registration is not required.

The story time is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children and is for children age 2 through 5 with their family or caregivers. For information, contact the Children's Room at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425. The event will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Hockey trivia


Hockey fans can join us on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. for Bruins trivia Chat about Bobby Orr, learn about hockey and play some trivia. The program is for ages 5 to 11, and registration is not required.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Starters" by Lissa Price. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, join us Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger. Copies will be available for checkout at the circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Wii games


Children ages 6 to 11 can come to the library for a fun afternoon playing video games Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is not required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program.

Concert from The Camp Kids


The Camp Kids are a group of young musicians age 9 to 17 who met at Thacher Montessori School Music Camp in Milton. They are directed and tutored by Victor McSurley, an internationally schooled musician who continues as a guitarist for the Blue Man Group after nearly 20 years. The group plays original compositions and a variety of songs by artists such as Cold-play, Muse, Imagine Dragons and many more.  Join us for a concert Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., and be sure to bring your own budding musicians.

Drama kids


Calling all second- to sixth-graders! Do you love acting? Join us for this two-part series starting Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. We will choose a skit, practice and perform on Aug. 20.

Story time at French's Common


Story time held outside at French's Common, under the big shady tree, will take place Tuesday Aug. 13, at 10 am. This is the last of four outdoor Thayer Public Library story times at Braintree parks this summer. Listen to a story by children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan and make a simple craft. Start a good foundation for literacy skills and have fun!

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children and is open to children age three months through 5 years old and will be cancelled if it rains. For information, call children's room at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, bring a sandwich and we'll provide the book. Join us Wednesday, Aug. 14, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. We will discuss "Bossypants" by Tina Fey. All readers are always welcome.
Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact circulation librarian Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three


If you like to read, join other children Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 3:45 p.m. to chat about "Bunnicula: A Rabbit Mystery" by James Howe.

All children going into or finishing grades two and three are welcome, even if they haven't finished the book! The club meets one Tuesday after-noon a month at 3:45 p.m. Come for book fun and activities ! The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Reading Room at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "In The Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.
For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.
 
Movie night!


Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, for a movie on our big screen. This comedy drama is the first time Paul Rudd and Tina Fey are paired together on-screen.

Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month in the Logan Auditorium.
For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org

Book club for grades four and five


Come Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about a book in "The Mysterious Benedict Society" series by Trenton Lee. We will start making a secret message and crack secret codes. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!

All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children.

Book club books are available for pick up at the Children's Desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



July 25, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading program

The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun.

Just read a book and tell us about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at any of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Brain-tree's finest dining establishments, so you could end your summer with a nice evening out just for doing your summer reading.

The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be accompanied by cake!

Fun Friday

Fun Friday is July 26. Drop in to the Children's Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a craft, climb into the Bunny Burrow box and play with blocks. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Summer afternoon movie

Watch a movie on the big screen. Monday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring video bad guy Ralph. Set in the video game world, Ralph is a typical arcade villain who's tired of being the bad guy. He wrecks things, but wants to change to be a fix-it guy instead This Disney film has comedy and adventure and is rated PG. The movie is 108 minutes long and is for children of all ages.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program. Registration is not necessary.

Twilight tales

On Monday, July 29, children ages three months to 5 years can wear pajamas and listen to stories from 6:30 to 7 p.m. before heading home to bed. The event is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Book club for grades four and five

Children in grades four and five can come Tuesday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss "The Mysterious Benedict Society Fan Club and the Perilous Journey" by Trenton Lee.

Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish the book, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!

For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



July 18, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading program

The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, book-mark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun. Just read a book and tell us about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at any of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Braintree's finest dining establishments, so you could end your summer with a nice evening out just for doing your summer reading.

The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be accompanied by cake!

Teen tiny food workshop

Teens can come to the library Thursday, July 18, at 3 p.m. and make miniature hamburgers and itsy-bitsy ice cream cones. Using candy, teens will compete to see who can make the most realistic miniature dessert. Registration is required and limited to youths between the ages of 12 and 17.

Puzzles and jokes

Join us Monday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. and challenge your mind with puzzles, questions and jokes with children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan. This program is for children in grades 3 to 6. Don't forget to pick up an activity packet with fun puzzles, jokes and activities to enjoy at home.

Tabula game

On Monday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m., learn a game the ancient Romans created. Children in grades three to six can learn to play Tabula (similar to backgammon) and make a Tabula game board to take home. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Teen pastel drawing lessons

Teens can spend the afternoon learning how to make great art Tuesday, July 23, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Returning artist Robin Franczyk will show you techniques to draw and create art using pastels in this two-part art class. All supplies will be provided. The program is for ages 12 to 18. Registration is required, and the limit is 20 participants.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Book club for grades two and three

If you like to read, join other children Tuesday, July 23, at 3:45 for a lively book discussion on "Marty McGuire Digs Worms" by Kate Messner. Marty thinks she has the best school project planned. All she needs is some help from her best friend Annie, and some worms from her grandmother's garden!

All children going into or finishing grades two and three are welcome, even if you haven't finished the book! The club meets one Tuesday afternoon a month. Come for book fun and activities! The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program. For information on the book club, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Reader's Group Book Club

Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Group Book Club. This month's book choice is "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly, led by group leaders Wednesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Fun Friday

Fun Friday is July 26. Drop in to the Children's Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a craft, climb into the Bunny Burrow box and play with blocks. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Summer afternoon movie

Watch a movie on the big screen. Monday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring video bad guy Ralph. Set in the video game world, Ralph is a typical arcade villain who's tired of being the bad guy. He wrecks things, but wants to change to be a fix-it guy instead. This Disney film has comedy and adventure and is rated PG. The movie is 108 minutes long and is for children of all ages.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children’s summer reading program. Registration is not necessary.

Twilight tales

On Monday, July 29, children ages three months to 5 years can wear pajamas and listen to stories from 6:30 to 7 p.m. before heading home to bed. The event is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program for children. No registration is necessary.

Book club for grades four and five

Children in grades four and five can come Tuesday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss "The Mysterious Benedict Society Fan Club and the Perilous Journey" by Trenton Lee.

Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish the book, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program. Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Underground home contest

To celebrate the "Dig Into Reading" summer reading theme, Thayer Public Library is having a "Create an Underground Home" contest. The library invites children of all ages to create an imaginary home underground for animals, people, fairies or goblins. Draw or use any materials to create your underground home with a maximum size of 12 inches by 12 inches.

Bring your creation to the Thayer Public Library no later than Aug. 1. For information contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax through-out the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try.

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or zip code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.


July 11, 2013


Summer hours

During the summer, we will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Summer reading program


The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun.

Just read a book and tell as about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at my of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Braintree's finest dining establishments, so you could end our summer with a nice evening out just for doing our summer reading. The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be ac-companied by cake!

Get a seed at the library


Come into the library through July 12 and all children and families will be given a seed to plant and care for at home. Put it in the sun and measure its growth, as roots grow down and shoots grow up. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Fun Fridays


Fun Fridays are July 12 and 26. Drop in to the Children's Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a craft, climb  into the Bunny Burrow box and play with blocks. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Story time at Smith Beach


Story time for all ages will be at Smith Beach Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Listen to a story by children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan and make a simple craft. Registration is not required. The program will be cancelled in the event of rain. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Storyteller Rona Leventhal


Come on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. and listen to stories told from memory and acted out dramatically by the mesmerizing professional storyteller Rona Leventhal. Sponsored by the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency that is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Registration is not required.

Teen publishing workshop


On Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to meet Kate Burak, the Edgar Award-nominated author of the young adult novel "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things." Teens will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process and discuss how to publish their own writing. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen See-burger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Teen tiny food workshop


Teens can come to the library Thursday, July 18, at 3 p.m. and make miniature hamburgers and itsy-bitsy ice cream cones. Using candy, teens will compete to see who can make the most realistic miniature dessert. Registration is required and limited to youths between the ages of 12 and 17.

Puzzles and jokes


Join us Monday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. and challenge your mind with puzzles, questions and jokes with children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan. This program is for children in grades 3 to 6. Don't forget to pick up an activity packet with fun puzzles, jokes and activities to enjoy at home.

Tabula game


On Monday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m., learn a game the ancient Romans created. Children in grades three to six can learn to play Tabula (similar to backgammon) and make a Tabula game board to take home. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Summer afternoon movie


Watch a movie on the big screen. Monday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. Come see the fun movie starring video bad guy Ralph. Set in the video game world, Ralph is a typical arcade villain who's tired of being the bad guy. He wrecks things, but wants to change to be a fix-it guy instead. This Disney film has comedy and adventure and is rated PG. The movie is 108 minutes long and is for children of all ages.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program. Registration is not necessary.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These re-sources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the . lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



July 3, 2013


Summer hours

Summer hours at Thayer Public Library began Monday, July 1. We will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on Saturdays through Labor Day. We apologize for any inconvenience the reduced hours may bring.

Library closed for holiday

Thayer Public Library will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Summer reading program

The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

For years, children have had all the fun with summer reading programs at the library. Now it's time for the grown-ups to have their own fun.

Just read a book and tell us about it on one of the entry cards available at the library. Turn the card in at any of the service desks and you'll be entered into the raffle to win one of the fun prizes. We have gift certificates for three of Braintree's finest dining establishments, so you could end your summer with a nice evening out just for doing your summer reading.

The program runs through Aug. 16, and the prize drawing will be held Aug. 22. You don't even have to be present to win, but the drawing will be accompanied by cake!

Craft time at the library

 
Make a fun summer craft Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 8 and older, and registration is not required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Free Mandarin Chinese classes

Children ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 8 can register for free Mandarin Chinese classes. Thayer Public Library is pleased to have Serena Li share her expertise of Mandarin Chinese. The classes are for an hour each day July 8 to 11 for non-Chinese speaking families. The focus will be on learning the names of fruits in Mandarin.

Ages 3 to 5 will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and ages 5 to 8 will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. For information and to register, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Get a seed at the library

Come into the library on July 8 to 12 and all children and families will be given a seed to plant and care for at home. Put it in the sun and measure its growth, as roots grow down and shoots grow up. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Summer afternoon craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun summer project at the library. Children age 8 and older can attend Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is note required. For information, contact 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Monday Night Craft Series for adults and youths

Join us Monday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p-m. for our Monday Night Craft Series for youths and adults. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn about decoupage. You will be creating one-of-a-kind plates. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required for adults and youths ages 12 to 18. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Story time at Sunset Lake, Smith Beach

On Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m., story time will be at Sunset Lake. Story time for all ages will be at Smith Beach Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. On both dates, listen to a story by children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan and make a simple craft. Registration is not required. The program will be cancelled in the event of rain.

The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Let's build


Drop in on Tuesday, July 9, at 2:30 p.m. for an hour of building fun with Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Younger siblings can stay and play with blocks. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Pastel drawing workshop


Thayer Public Library is offering a pastel workshop for adults with returning artist Robyn Franczyk July 9 and 16 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. This workshop serves adult beginners to intermediate artists and is free and open to the public. The workshop will include drawing methods and demonstrations, and participants will create their own unique works of art.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things" by local author Kate Burak. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized, or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Please note that Burak will be visiting Thayer Public Library July 16 at 6:30 p.m. for an informal discussion about her book and the publishing process for teen writers and readers.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us on Tuesday, July 9, in the Reading Room at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "Enchantments" by Kathryn Harrison. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact, Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, July 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night


Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, for a movie on our big screen. This comedy is actor Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut. This endearing movie about aging adults who live at Beecham House, a retirement home for gifted musicians, is thoughtful and real.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month with a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org.  

Wii games


Children can come to the library for a fun afternoon playing video games Wednesday, July 10, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is not required. The program is for ages 6 to 11. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Fun Fridays


Fun Fridays are July 12 and 26. Drop in to the Children's Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a craft, climb into the Bunny Burrow box and play with blocks. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Storyteller Rona Leventhal


Come on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. and listen to stories told from memory and acted out dramatically by the mesmerizing professional storyteller Rona Leventhal. Sponsored by the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency that is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Registration is not required.

Teen publishing workshop


On Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to meet Kate Burak, the Edgar Award-nominated author of the young adult novel "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things." Teens will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process and discuss how to publish their own writing. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Teen tiny food workshop


Teens can come to the library Thursday, July 18, at 3 p.m. and make miniature hamburgers and itsy-bitsy ice cream cones. Using candy, teens will compete to see who can make the most realistic miniature dessert. Registration is required and limited to youths between the ages of 12 and 17.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



June 27, 2013


Library closed for holiday

Thayer Public Library will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Amnesty program

The week through June 29 has been designated amnesty week for overdue materials. During this time only, we will forgive all your overdue fines in exchange for donated food or personal care items at the rate of approximately one item per dollar owed. All donations benefit local Brain-tree food pantries. Clear up your record and help your community at the same time.

Summer reading program begins


The children's "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a worm to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. This summer the library has a full calendar of activities. Don't miss the fun!

The program is designed to be a fun time for all who participate and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, for details. Registration is underway, so pick up a full list of programs and activities at the library.

Stories and craft at farmers' market


Join the library at the farmers' market Saturday, June 29, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Come hear Worm-y Stories and make a worm-y craft. The market is located across the street from the library in the town hall parking lot. 

Craft time at the library


Make a fun summer craft Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 8 and older, and registration is not required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Free Mandarin Chinese classes


Children ages 3 to 5 and 5 to 8 can register for free Mandarin Chinese classes. Thayer Public Library is pleased to have Serena Li share her expertise of Mandarin Chinese. The classes are for an hour each day July 8 to 11 for non-Chinese speaking families. The focus will be on learning the names of fruits in Mandarin.

Ages 3 to 5 will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and ages 5 to 8 will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. For information and to register, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Get a seed at the library


Come into the library on July 8 to 12 and all children and families will be given a seed to plant and care for at home. Put it in the sun and measure its growth, as roots grow down and shoots grow up. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Summer afternoon craft


Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun summer project at the library. Children age 8 and older can attend Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is not required. For information, contact 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Monday Night Craft Series for adults and youths


Join us Monday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. for our Monday Night Craft Series for youths and adults. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn about decoupage. You will be creating one-of-a-kind plates. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required for adults and youths ages 12 to 18. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Story time at Sunset Lake


On Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m., story time will be at Sunset Lake. Listen to a story by children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan and make a simple craft. Registration is not required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Let's build


Drop in on Tuesday, July 9, at 2:30 p.m. for an hour of building fun with Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Younger siblings can stay and play with blocks. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Pastel drawing workshop


Thayer Public Library is offering a pastel workshop for adults with returning artist Robyn Franczyk July 9 and 16 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. This workshop serves adult beginners to intermediate artists and is free and open to the public. The workshop will include drawing methods and demonstrations, and participants will create their own unique works of art.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things" by local author Kate Burak. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized, or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Please note that Burak will be visiting Thayer Public Library July 16 at 6:30 p.m. for an informal discussion about her book and the publishing process for teen writers and readers.

Second Tuesday Book Club


J
oin us on Tuesday, July 9, in the Reading Room at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "Enchantments" by Kathryn Harrison. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact, Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, July 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. All readers are always welcome. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night


Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, for a movie on our big screen. This comedy is actor Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut. This endearing movie about aging adults who live at Beecham House, a retirement home for gifted musicians, is thoughtful and real.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month with a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Storyteller Rona Leventhal


Come on Tuesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. and listen to stories told from memory and acted out dramatically by the mesmerizing professional storyteller Rona Leventhal. Sponsored by the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency that is part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Registration is not required.

Teen publishing workshop

On Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to meet Kate Burak, the Edgar Award-nominated author of the young adult novel "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things." Teens will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process and discuss how to publish their own writing. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Wii games


Children can come to the library for a fun afternoon playing video games Wednesday, July 10, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Registration is not required. The program is for ages 6 to 11. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays are July 12 and 26. Drop in to the Children's 1 Room from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a craft, climb into the Bunny Burrow box and play with blocks. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Dig Into Reading" children's summer reading program.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



June 20, 2013


Library closing for holiday

Thayer Public Library will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Teen Advisory Group


Teens can join us Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Amnesty program


The week of June 24 through June 29 has been designated amnesty week for overdue materials. During this time only, we will forgive all your overdue fines in exchange for donated food or personal care items at the rate of approximately one item per dollar owed. All donations benefit local Brain-tree food pantries. Clear up your record and help your community at the same time.

Summer reading


Thayer Public Library will kick off the summer reading program for ages three months to grade five on June 25. Children who sign up will get a goodie bag with a bookmark, a pencil and a reading log. Stay tuned for more information on events.

The teen program will begin Thursday, June 27 Teens can stop by the YA Room from 1 to 4 p.m. to sign up for the program, which features the theme "Beneath the Surface," have snacks, and make a duct tape bookmark. Teens who can't make it can stop by the library any time from June 27 to Aug. 1 to sign up. Teen summer reading will end Tuesday Aug. 20, with games, food and prizes.

Comic and manga art workshop for teens


Teens ages 12 to 18 (grades six to 12) are invited for a free workshop on comics, manga and cartooning Tuesday, June 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. Artists and authors Veronica and Andy Fish will lead this program. There will be an overview of the history of this artistic style, a hands-on drawing demonstration and plenty of tips and techniques so participants can create their own comics and manga. Fish is the author of several books on art and six graphic novels, and teaches workshops throughout New England. Registration is required, and the event is limited to teens ages 12 to 18 in grades six to 12. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Reader's Group Book Club


Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at Thayer Public Library.

This month's book choice is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon, and the group will meet Wednesday, June 26, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Stories and craft at farmers' market


Join the library at the farmers' market Saturday, June 29, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Come hear Worm-y Stories and make a worm-y craft. The market is located across the street from the library in the town hall parking lot.

Craft time at the library


Make a fun summer craft Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 8 and older, and registration is not required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Monday Night Craft Series for adults and youths

Join us Monday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. for our Monday Night Craft Series for youths and adults. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn about decoupage. You will be creating one-of-a-kind plates. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required for adults and youths ages 12 to 18. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.
 
Pastel drawing workshop


Thayer Public Library is offering a pastel workshop for adults with returning artist Robyn Franczyk July 9 and 16 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. This workshop serves adult beginners to intermediate artists and is free and open to the public. The workshop will include drawing methods and demonstrations, and participants will create their own unique works of art. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things" by local author Kate Burak. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized, or have never read it, please join us Tuesdays, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Please note that Burak will be visiting Thayer Public Library July 16 at 6:30 p.m. for an informal discussion about her book and the publishing process for teen writers and readers.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us on Tuesday, July 9, in the Reading Room at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "Enchantments" by Kathryn Harrison. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact, Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, July 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or
ecreighton@braintreema.gov
.  

Movie night


Join us at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, for a movie on our big screen. This comedy is actor Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut. This endearing movie about aging adults who live at Beecham House, a retirement home for gifted musicians, is thoughtful and real.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month with a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 -and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



June 13, 2013



Library closing for holiday

Thayer Public Library will be closed for the July 4 holiday.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, June 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Nonfiction book club

Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, June 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" by Malcolm Gladwell. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 or mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Final exam study zone

Thayer Public Library is once again hosting a final exam study zone. The library will be opening Logan Auditorium Monday, June 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m. for teens to use as a quiet independent study zone in preparation for final exams. We will have plenty of tables and chairs, and there will be hot chocolate and snacks on hand to help you focus. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Amnesty program

The week of June 24 through June 29 has been designated amnesty week for overdue materials. During this time only, we will forgive all your overdue fines in exchange for donated food or personal care items at the rate of approximately one item per dollar owed. All donations benefit local Braintree food pantries. Clear up your record and help your community at the same time.

Summer reading

Thayer Public Library will kick off the summer reading program for ages three months to grade five on June 25. Children who sign up will get a goodie bag with a bookmark, a pencil and a reading log. Stay tuned for more information on events.

The teen program will begin Thursday, June 27. Teens can stop by the YA Room from 1 to 4 p.m. to sign up for the program, which features the theme "Beneath the Surface," have snacks, and make a duct tape bookmark. Teens who can't make it can stop by the library any time from June 27 to Aug. 1 to sign up. Teen summer reading will end Tuesday Aug. 20, with games, food and prizes.

Comic and manga art workshop for teens

Teens ages 12 to 18 (grades six to 12) are invited for a free workshop on comics, manga and cartooning Tuesday, June 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. Artists and authors Veronica and Andy Fish will lead this program. There will be an overview of the history of this artistic style, a hands-on drawing demonstration and plenty of tips and techniques so participants can create their own comics and manga. Fish is the author of several books on art and six graphic novels, and teaches workshops throughout New England. Registration is required, and the event is limited to teens ages 12 to 18 in grades six to 12. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Reader's Group Book Club

Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at Thayer Public Library.

This month's book choice is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon, and the group will meet Wednesday, June 26, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.
For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Stories and craft at farmers' market

Join the library at the farmers' market Saturday, June 29, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Come hear Worm-y Stories and make a worm-y craft. The market is located across the street from the library in the town hall parking lot.

Craft time at the library

Make a fun summer craft Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 8 and older, and registration is not required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Pastel drawing workshop

Thayer Public Library is offering a pastel workshop for adults with returning artist Robyn Franczyk July 9 and 16 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. This workshop serves adult beginners to intermediate artists and is free and open to the public. The workshop will include drawing methods and demonstrations, and participants will create their own unique works of art.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m, and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



June 6, 2013


Summer reading

Thayer Public Library will kick off the summer reading program soon. The statewide Summer reading theme this year is "Dig into Reading" for grades one to five, "Beneath the Surface" for grades six to 12 and "Groundbreaking Reads" for adults. Throughout the summer, Thayer Public library will host a variety of activities for all ages based on the different reading themes. Stay tuned for information.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, June 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga 'stories for the monthly program for anime and manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Puppet show

On Monday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m., Marcus Gale will perform with his puppet friends. Get ready to listen, sing and laugh. The program is for ages 2 to 5. The event will improve children's listening and literacy skills while they have fun. The first 100 children will be admitted. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

The event is co-sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, June 11, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p. m. to discuss "House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, June 12, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night!

Join us Wednesday, June 12, for a movie on our big screen. Follow Matt Damon on a journey into the heart of small-town America and the struggle to help save their economically hard-hit town without causing it environmental ruin. Titles will be announced in the library. Movie ratings will vary. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



May 30, 2013


Afternoon craft

Does your child like crafts? Join us Monday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m. and make a special craft. All supplies are provided. The program is for ages 8 and up. No registration is required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Monday night craft series

Join us Monday, June 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. for our Monday night craft series for teens and adults. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn about using old maps to create a sketchbook or travel journal. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required for adults and teens ages 12 to 18. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, June 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members welcome!

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, June 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Puppet show


On Monday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m., Marcus Gale will perform with his pup-pet friends. Get ready to listen, sing and laugh. The program is for ages 2 to 5. The event will improve children's listening and literacy skills while they have fun. The first 100 children will be admitted. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

The event is co-sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, June 11, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p. m. to discuss "House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for some-thing to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, June 12, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov  

Movie night!


Join us Wednesday, June 12, for a movie on our big screen. Follow Matt Damon on a journey into the heart of small-town America and the struggle to help save their economically hard-hit town without causing it environmental ruin. This program is primarily intended for adult audiences. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org.  

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Fri-day, June 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Nonfiction book club

Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, June 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" by Malcolm Gladwell. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 or mcavanagh@braintrema.gov.  

Final exam study zone

Thayer Public Library is once again hosting a final exam study zone. The library will be opening Logan Auditorium Monday, June 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m. for teens to use as a quiet independent study zone in preparation for final exams. We will have plenty of tables and chairs, and there will be hot chocolate and snacks on hand to help you focus. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, ' recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



May 23, 2013


Family wellness

May is Family Wellness Month, and the library has many wonderful books on the subjects of exercise, meditation, nutrition and healthy family lifestyles. Come in and explore.

Library closed May 27

Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Managing Gmail

Thayer Public Library is offering a free Gmail class Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. We will provide instruction on sending attachments, organizing your mail and working with an address book. We'll make you more confident in using email. Space is limited. You may register through the registration button on the library's
online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
 
Afternoon craft


Does your child like crafts? Join us Monday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m. and make a special craft. All supplies are provided. The program is for ages 8 and up. No registration is required. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Monday night craft series


Join us Monday, June 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. for our Monday night craft series for teens and adults. You will be exploring the endless possibilities of creating paper. Join the fun and learn about using old maps to create a sketchbook or travel journal. The program is open to both adults and teens.
Registration is required for adults and teens ages 12 to 18. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, June 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Ellen Seeburger leads Bookkeepers.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members welcome!

Puppet show


On Monday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m., Marcus Gale will perform with his pup-pet friends. Get ready to listen, sing and laugh. The program is for ages 2 to 5. The event will improve children's listening and literacy skills while they have fun. The first 100 children will be admitted. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

The event is co-sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Anime and manga club


Join us Saturday, June 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly pro-gram for anime and manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax through-out the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us Tuesday, June 11, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p. m. to discuss "House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus III. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for some-thing to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, June 12, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required. Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 .p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


May 16, 2013


Family wellness

May is Family Wellness Month, and the library has many wonderful books on the subjects of exercise, meditation, nutrition and healthy family lifestyles. Come in and explore.

Child-rearing program is May 16

Thayer Public Library is co-sponsoring "Raising Healthy Children in an Uncertain World" Thurs-day, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Phillip Quinn from South Shore Mental Health will present the program. Programs at Thayer Public Library are always free and open to all. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Quincy/Braintree Family Network, which is part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), is the other co-sponsor of the program.

Book club for grades four and five


Come Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. The orphaned Baudelaire children are in for some trouble. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Tell us what you want on our website!

We're redesigning our website, and we want to know how we can make it more useful and user-friendly for you. When you take our survey through May 18, you can register to win one of three Dunkin' Donuts gift cards. Take the survey online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.org or pick up a paper copy at the library.

The website is your gateway to the library whether you are in the building or on the go. To see what the library can offer you, pick up a copy of our "Thayer Public Library On the Go" brochure the next time you're at the library.

Nonfiction Book Club


Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. Moira Cavanagh leads discussion. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Job-search program May 21


Please join us on Tues-day, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. for "Job Search Tactics and Resume Top Tips."

Accelerate your job search with innovative and proactive job-searching techniques and learn helpful tips on writing a resume that gets results. The workshop will explore various websites and avenues for marketing yourself.

This program is offered by Thayer Public Library and One Life at a Time, a non-profit organization that offers free resources, services, training and placement assistance to those that are unemployed and underemployed. For information, visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Teen advisory group


Want to get involved at your library? Join the teen advisory board! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 can help the library plan fun programs, talk about new books, make suggestions for library displays and much more. No registration is required. For information, email eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Reader's Group Book Club


This month's book choice is "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse, led by group leaders Wednesday, May 22, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Library closed May 27


Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Managing Gmail


Thayer Public Library is offering a free Gmail class Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. We will provide instruction on sending attachments, organizing your mail and working with an address book. Register through the registration button on the library’s online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, at the reference desk or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required. Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


May 9, 2013

Family wellness


May is Family Wellness Month, and the library has many wonderful books on the subjects of exercise, meditation, nutrition and healthy family lifestyles. Come in and explore.

After-school craft


Come Thursday, May 9, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. All materials are supplied.

The program is for children age 4 and up, and registration not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Cosplay event


Youths age 9 and up can join us Saturday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. for our annual Cosplay event! Come dressed as your favorite anime, manga, comic or superhero character for an afternoon of games, trivia and more. No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.

Fun with Word 2010


Join us Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. as we explore some of the more creative functions of Word 2010. We'll create greeting cards and learn how to spice up your documents!

Space is limited You may register through the registration button on the library's online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us on Tuesday, May 14, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. For information call 781-848-0405, exL 4417. AH readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Child-rearing program is May 16

Thayer Public Library is co-sponsoring "Raising Healthy Children in an Uncertain World" Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Phillip Quinn from South Shore Mental Health will present the program.

Programs at Thayer Public Library are always free and open to all. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425
Quincy/Braintree Family Network, which is part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), is the other co-sponsor of the program.

Book club for grades four and five

Come Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket.  The orphaned Baudelaire children are in for some trouble. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! Well be picking future tides and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Tell us what you want on our website!


We're redesigning our website, and we want to know how we can make it more useful and user-friendly for you. When you take our survey, now through May 18, you can register to win one of three Dunkin' Donuts gift cards. Take the survey online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.org or pick up a paper copy at the library.

The website is your gateway to the library whether you are in the building or on the go. To see what the library can offer you, pick up a copy of our "Thayer Public Library On the Go" brochure the next time you're at the library.

Nonfiction Book Club


Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. Moira Cavanagh leads discussion. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext 4417, or send email to mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

Job-search program is May 21


Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 am. for "Job Search Tactics and Resume Top Tips."

Accelerate your job search with innovative and proactive job-searching techniques and learn helpful tips on writing a resume that gets results. The workshop will explore various websites and avenues for marketing yourself.

This program is offered by Thayer Public Library and One life at a Time, a non-profit organization that offers free resources, services, training and placement assistance to those that are unemployed and underemployed. For information, visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Teen advisory group


Want to get involved at your library? Join the teen advisory board! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 can help the library plan fun programs, talk about new books, make suggestions for library displays and much more. No registration is required. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreemagov


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



May 2, 2013


Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Monday night craft series

Join us Monday, May 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. for our Monday night craft series for teens and adults. You will be designing and constructing quilled bookmarks. Join the fun and learn about quilling, a technique of rolling different colored paper to create a de-sign. The program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is: "Ramona and her Mother" by Beverly Cleary. If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club, anyway. We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it and play a game. Snacks provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome. We meet in the Children's Room.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, May 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian, leads Bookkeepers.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, May 8, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.  

Movie night!

Join us Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. to watch on our big screen the award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography 'Team of Rivals." Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org.  

After-school craft

Come Thursday, May 9, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. All materials are supplied.
The program is for children age 4 and up, and registration not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Cosplay event

Youths age 9 and up can join us Saturday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. for our annual Cosplay event! Come dressed as your favorite anime, manga, comic or superhero character for an afternoon of games, trivia and more. No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.

Fun with Word 2010

Join us Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. as we explore some of the more creative functions of Word 2010. We'll create greet¬ing cards and learn how to spice up your documents!

Space is limited. You may register through the registration button on the library's online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
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Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, May 14, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Child-rearing program is May 16

Thayer Public Library is co-sponsoring "Raising Healthy Children in an Uncertain World" Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Phillip Quinn from South Shore Mental Health will present the program.

Programs at Thayer Public Library are always free and open to all. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext 4425
Quincy/Braintree Family Network, which is part of Quincy Community Action Programs (QCAP), is the other co-sponsor of the program.

Book club for grades four and five

Come Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. The orphaned Baudelaire children are in for some trouble. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov  

Nonfiction Book Club

Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. Moira Cavanagh leads discussion. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Job-search program is May 21

Please join us on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. for "Job Search Tactics and Resume Top Tips."
Accelerate your job search with innovative and proactive job-searching techniques and learn helpful tips on writing a resume that gets results. The work-shop will explore various websites and avenues for marketing yourself.

This program is offered by Thayer Public Library and One Life at a Time, a nonprofit organization that offers free resources, services, training and placement assistance to those that are unemployed and underemployed. For information, visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Teen advisory group

Want to get involved at your library? Join the teen advisory board! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 can help ,the library plan fun programs, talk about new books, make suggestions for library displays and much more. No registration is required. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book choice is "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse, led by group leaders Wednesday, May 22, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.
For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Library closed May 27

Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Managing Gmail

Thayer Public Library is offering a free Gmail class Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. We will provide instruction on sending attachments, organizing your mail and working with an address book. We'll make you more confident in using email. Space is limited. You may register through the registration button on the library's online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Story time at the library

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


April 25, 2013


Electronics collection

Clear out all those unnecessary electronic items in a safe way, and help the library at the same time!

Join the Friends of Thayer Public Library Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of household hazardous waste day at the Ivory Street recycling center. The Friends will collect a variety of electronic and other items containing hazardous material so they can be disposed of safely. At the same time, the library will benefit from the proceeds collected.

Fees for the items are as follows: computer monitors $15, small televisions up to 24 inches $15, large televisions and television consoles $20, dehumidifiers $10 and air conditioners $15. Tires and batteries will also be collected. Truck tires are $15, car tires and batteries are $5 and rims are $2.
For information, call 781-413-1327.

Partners in drowning prevention


Join Thayer Public Library and the Braintree Rotary Club Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. for the Josh the Otter water safety and literacy project. The energetic program promotes water safety and drowning prevention through the captivating story told in the "Josh the Baby Otter" book. This book was written to teach children how to be safe around water.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register in advance by calling 781-848-0405 or sending email to braintreerotary@comcast.net.  Please put "Josh the Otter" in the subject line.

Marshmallow design challenge


Teens are welcome to come Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for an afternoon celebrating all things marshmallow. We'll create silly marshmallow creatures, have a marshmallow engineering/design challenge and make some edible marshmallow treats. Registration is required.

Minot Light underwater archeology project


Thayer Public Library will host local photographer Bob Michelson Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Michelson will present photographs and information about the Minot Light underwater archeology project. Michelson is a published underwater photographer/videographer who has been diving for 33 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and on various broadcast networks.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

This session Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will introduce you to the basics of word processing and teach you how to find help if you get stuck or want to learn a new function. Participants must be familiar with using a keyboard and mouse.

Space is limited. Register through the registration button here on the calendar or at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.  

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series

Join us Monday, May 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. for our Monday night craft series for teens and adults. You will be designing and constructing quilled bookmarks. Join the fun and learn about quilling, a technique of rolling different colored paper to create a design. The program is open to both adults and teens.
Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three


The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is: "Ramona and her Mother" by Beverly Cleary. If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club, anyway. We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it and play a game. Snacks provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome. We meet in the Children's Room.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, May 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian, leads Bookkeepers.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, May 8, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night!


Join us Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. to watch on our big screen the award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography "Team of Rivals." Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org

After-school craft


Come Thursday, May 9, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. All materials are supplied.
The program is for children age 4 and up, and registration not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to
referencedesk@braintreema.gov
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Cosplay event


Youths age 9 and up can join us Saturday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. for our annual Cosplay event! Come dressed as your favorite anime, manga, comic or superhero character for an afternoon of games, trivia and more. No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.

Second Tuesday Book Club


Join us on Tuesday, May 14, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades four and five


Come Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. The orphaned Baudelaire children are in for some trouble. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov.   

Nonfiction Book Club


Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. Moira Cavanagh leads discussion. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Teen advisory group


Want to get involved at your library? Join the teen advisory board! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 can help the library plan fun programs, talk about new books, make suggestions for library displays and much more. No registration is required. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Reader's Group Book Club


This month's book choice is "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse, led by group leaders Wednesday, May 22, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job


We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.
Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Brain-tree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available


We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?


The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Starting this month, we are happy to offer a family pass to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each pass allows a family of up to five people free admission for the day. Don't miss their glass-blowing demonstration for an up-close view of molten glass being blown and shaped. The glassblower will select someone at each presentation to actually press a piece of glass. For the next several months, see an exotic display of creatures in glass by artist Bryan Randa in the Life Forms exhibit. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Freegal


Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account. Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.

Young adults


Next time you visit the Young Adult room, make sure you check out our DVD collection. We have timeless teen movies along with current hit blockbusters, pop-culture favorites and cult classics. Our collection is growing, and we always welcome suggestions.

Library Express program

Do you know someone who can't get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audio books and Wii games.
Please contact me at 781-848-0405, ext. 4414.

Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



April 18, 2013


Cool craft

School is still on break, so come into the library and make a "flapper craft" Thursday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. Girls can create a headband like the flappers of the 1920s wore when they danced the Charleston! Boys will have a separate craft to make. The program is part of "One Braintree, One Book." For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

'One Braintree, One Book' finale

Join us Friday, April 19, for the finale of "One Braintree, One Book." Our selected title was the tragic love story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1925. We will have a showing of the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Cake and light refreshments will be served.

The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and share in discussions about the book's themes and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life.

Nonfiction book club

This month's book is: "The Gardner Heist: A True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft" by Ulrich Boser. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due ',1back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Moira Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintrema.gov.  

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us on Tues day, April 23, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848- 0405, ext. 4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Reader's Group Book Club


This month's book is "Wild Swans: Three I Daughters of China" by Jung Chang, led by group leaders on Wednesday, April 24, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting ; date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, referencedesk@braintreema.gov  

Electronics collection


Clear out all those unnecessary electronic items in a safe way, and help the library at the same time!

Join the Friends of Thayer Public Library Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of household hazardous waste day at the the Ivory Recycling Center. The Friends will collect a variety of electronic and other items containing hazardous material so they can  be disposed of safely. At the same time, the library will benefit from the proceeds collected. Fees for the items are as follows: computer monitors $15, small televisions up to24 inches $15, large televisions and television consoles $20, dehumidifiers $10 and air conditioners $15. Tires and batteries will also be collected. Truck tires are $15, car tires and batteries are $5 and rims are $2. For information call 781-413-1327.

Partners in drowning prevention

Join Thayer Public Library and the Braintree Rotary Club Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. for the Josh the Otter water safety and literacy project. The energetic program promotes water safety and drowning prevention through the captivating story told in the "Josh the Baby Otter" book. This book was written to teach children how to be safe around water.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register in advance by calling 781-848-0405 or sending email to braintreerotary@comcast.net.  Please put "Josh the Otter" in the subject line.

Marshmallow design challenge

Teens are welcome to come Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for an afternoon celebrating all things marshmallow. We'll create silly marshmallow creatures, have a marshmallow engineering/design challenge and make some edible marshmallow treats. Registration is required.

Minot Light underwater archeology project


Thayer Public Library will host local photographer Bob Michelson Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Michelson will present photographs and information about the Minot Light underwater archeology project. Michelson is a published underwater photographer/videographer who has been diving for 33 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and on various broadcast networks.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010


This session Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will introduce you to the basics of word processing and teach you how to find help if you get stuck or want to learn a new function. Participants must be familiar with using a key-board and mouse.

Space is limited. Register at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Teen creative writing group


Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library’s creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Monday night craft series


Join us Monday, May 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. for our Monday night craft series for teens and adults. You will be designing and constructing quilled bookmarks. Join the fun and learn about quilling, a technique of rolling different colored paper to create a design. The program is open to both adults and teens.
Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three


The book club for students in grades two and three will meet in the Children’s Room, Tuesday, May 7, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is: "Ramona and her Mother" by Beverly Cleary. If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club, anyway. We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it and play a game. Snacks provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome.

Bookkeepers teen book club


Join us as we read and discuss "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tues-
day, May 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. Ellen Seeburger, the library’s young adult librarian, leads Bookkeepers.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome!

Brown Bag Book Club


If you love to read and you're looking for some-'thing to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, May 8, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. All readers are always welcome.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night!


Join us Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. to watch on our big screen the award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography "Team of Rivals." Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library every month. Join us each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to brref@ocln.org.  

After-school craft


Come Thursday, May 9, at 3:45 p.m. to make a craft. All materials are supplied.
The program is for children age 4 and up, and registration not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Cosplay event


Youths age 9 and up can join us Saturday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. for our annual Cosplay event! Come dressed as your favorite anime, manga, comic or superhero character for an afternoon of games, trivia and more. No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required. Longer stories, songs and a more involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available


We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards. For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash or incoming faxes.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


April 11, 2013


Holiday closing 

The library will be closed on Monday, April 15, in recognition of Patriots Day.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our fun book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "Dave at Night" by Gail Carson Levin. Dave is dumped at an orphanage by his stepmother. He's adventurous and wants to know what is beyond the high fence, so he goes exploring at night.

The book is a great view of life in the 1920s, and is part of the "One Braintree, One Book" program. If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, April 13, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Lego time

Children ages 5 and up should come, create, build and bring their imaginations Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m., when we will be building a model of the Chrysler Building out of Legos. Younger siblings may work on other projects. The Chrysler Building was built in New York City from 1926 to 1931 in the art deco style. Registration is not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425 This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Magic show

The amazing magician Scott Jameson will perform a spectacular magic show Tuesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. At his other magic shows, umbrellas were plucked from thin air, drawings came to life, basketballs were spun and the audience traveled through time. What will you experience? The show is for ages 4 to 12.
Jameson's magic is reminiscent of that of Harry Houdini’s in the 1920s, the era of "The Great Gatsby," and this event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Vintage postcards

Forget texting or Twitter; the postcard was the way to communicate in the first part of the 20th century. On Tuesday, April 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., teens in grades six to 12 will use vintage photos to create their own antique-looking postcards.  This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

'Ferdinand' puppet show


Come Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. for a puppet show "Ferdinand" presented by professional puppeteer Nicola McEldowney for ages 3 to 9. Ferdinand is a sweet-natured bull in Spain, who loves to sit and smell the flowers. Will he be forced to join the bullfighting, or will he be free to be himself?

Registration is not required. The program is partially sponsored by Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Teen duct tape craft


Teens can learn some basic construction techniques with duct tape Wednesday, April 17, at 3 p.m. You will learn to make a wallet, flower or jewelry, and then we'll explore what other objects we can make entirely out of tape. There will be plenty of colored duct tape on hand for your creative designs.
The program is for teens in grades six to 12, and registration is required.

Movie night


Join us Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. to see the new comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Grandparents agree to watch the grandkids, but the rules turn upside down when 21st-century kids clash with the 20th century, old-school parenting methods. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Every month, Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Cool craft


School is still on break, so come into the library and make a "flapper craft" Thursday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. Girls can create a headband like the flappers of the 1920s wore when they danced the Charleston! Boys will have a separate craft to make. The program is part of "One Braintree, One Book." For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Nonfiction book club


This month's book is: "The Gardner Heist: A True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft" by Ulrich Boser. Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Moira Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Teen Advisory Group


Teens can join us on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Reader's Group Book Club


This month's book is: "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" by Jung Chang, led by group leaders on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 24, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Electronics collection


Clear out all those unnecessary electronic items hi a safe way, and help the library at the same time!

Join the Friends of Thayer Public Library Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of household hazardous waste day at the Ivory Street recycling center. The Friends will collect a variety of electronic and other items containing hazardous material so they can be disposed of safely. At the same time, the library will benefit from the proceeds collected.

Fees for the items are as follows: computer monitors $15, small televisions up to 24 inches $15, large televisions and television consoles $20, dehumidifiers $10 and air conditioners $15. Tires and batteries will also be collected. Truck tires are $15, car tires and batteries are $5 and rims are $2.
For information, call 781-413-1327.

Partners in drowning prevention


Join Thayer Public Library and the Braintree Rotary Club Saturday, April 27, at 10 a,m. for the Josh the Otter water safety and literacy project. The energetic program promotes water safety and drowning prevention through the captivating story told in the "Josh the Baby Otter" book. This book was written to teach children how to be safe around water.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register in advance by calling 781-848-0405 or sending email to braintreerotary@comcast.net.  Please put "Josh the Otter" in the subject line.

Marshmallow design challenge


Teens are welcome to come Saturday, April 27, from 3 to i 4:30 p.m. for an afternoon
celebrating all things marsh-f mallow. We'll create silly , marshmallow creatures, have a marshmallow engineering/design challenge and make some edible marshmallow treats. Registration is required.

Minot Light underwater archeology project


Thayer Public Library will host local photographer Bob Michelson Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Michel-son will present photographs and information about the Minot Light underwater archeology project. Michelson is a published underwater photographer/videographer who has been diving for 33 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and on various broadcast networks.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010


This session Tuesday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will introduce you to the basics of word processing and teach you how to find help if you get stuck or want to learn a new function. Participants must be familiar with using a keyboard and mouse.

Space is limited. Register through the registration button here on the calendar or at the reference desk on the lower level or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Story time at the library


Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426. Fax service now Books all over available the house?

Fax service now available 

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nation-wide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator


Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble


Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available


We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house? 

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes


Braintree residents, did you know that the library 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.

We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Starting this month, we are happy to offer a family pass to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Each pass allows a family of up to five people free admission for the day. Don't miss their glass-blowing demonstration for an up-close view of molten glass being blown and shaped. The glassblower will select someone at each presentation to actually press a piece of glass. For the next several months, see an exotic display of creatures in glass by artist Bryan Randa in the Life Forms exhibit. The museum is open 9:30 a,m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 30, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



April 4, 2013


Holiday closing

The library will be closed on Monday, April 15, in recognition of Patriots Day.

Charleston dance lessons

Join us Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. as professional dance instructor Mike Hibarger teaches the Charleston. It's the frolicking dance that defined the 1920s. Hibarger has 12 years of experience and loves teaching these swinging moves to beginners. No registration is required. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext 4430.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. This year's book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and share in discussions about the book's themes and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Afternoon craft

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Monday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. and create a flapper headband. Create the exuberance of the flapper era with jewels and feathers. Try a game of "flapper lingo bingo" too! This craft is intended for ages 8 and up. No registration is required.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. as we read and discuss "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the story of Puck Connolly, the first girl to ever ride a wild water horse in the dangerous and deadly competition that her island community holds each year. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, come anyway! Ellen See-burger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the group.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome, and there will be ice cream!

Monday night craft series

Our Monday night craft series for teens and adult continues Monday, April 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Inspire spring to hurry up and arrive with this fun craft. We'll learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper and branches. Program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, April 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Introduction to Everything Google Session I

Learn how to use the features in Google's advanced search. This two-part series meets Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 9:15 a,m. Participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills. Registration is required. For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Book club for grades four and five

Join our fun book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "Dave at Night" by Gail Carson Levin. Dave is dumped at an orphanage by his stepmother. He's adventurous and wants to know what is beyond the high fence, so he goes exploring at night.

The book is a great view of life in the 1920s, and is part of the "One Braintree, One Book" program. If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, April 13, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Lego time

Children ages 5 and up should come, create, build and bring their imaginations Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a,m., when we will be building a model of the Chrysler Building out of Legos. Younger siblings may work on other projects. The Chrysler Building was built in New York City from 1926 to 1931 in the art deco style. Registration is not required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Magic show

The amazing magician Scott Jameson will perform a spectacular magic show Tuesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. At his other magic shows, umbrellas were plucked from thin air, drawings came to life, basketballs were spun and the audience traveled through time. What will you experience? The show is for ages 4 to 12.
Jameson's magic is reminiscent of that of Harry Houdini's in the 1920's, the era of "The Great Gatsby," and this event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Vintage postcards

Forget texting or Twitter; the postcard was the way to communicate in the first part of the 20th century. On Tuesday, April 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., teens in grades six to 12 will use vintage photos to create their own antique-looking postcards.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

'Ferdinand' puppet show

Come Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. for a puppet show "Ferdinand" presented by professional puppeteer Nicola McEldowney for ages 3 to 9- Ferdinand is a sweet-natured bull in Spain, who loves to sit and smell the flowers. Will he be forced to join the bullfighting, or will he be free to be himself?

Registration is not required. The program is partially sponsored by Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Teen duct tape craft

Teens can learn some basic construction techniques with duct tape Wednesday, April 17, at 3 p.m. You will learn to make a wallet, flower or jewelry, and then we'll explore what other objects we can make entirely out of tape. There will be plenty of colored duct tape on hand for your creative designs.

The program is for teens in grades six to 12, and registration is required.

Movie night

Join us Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. to see the new comedy starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Grandparents agree to watch the grandkids, but the rules turn upside down when 21st century kids clash with the 20th century, old-school parenting methods. Enjoy this movie with popcorn and friends.

Every month, Thayer Public Library brings the fan of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Electronics collection

Clear out all those unnecessary electronic items in a safe way, and help the library at the same time!

Join the Friends of Thayer Public Library Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of household hazardous waste day at the Ivory Street recycling center. The Friends will collect a variety of electronic and other items containing hazardous material so they can be disposed of safely.  At the same time, the library will benefit from the proceeds collected.

Fees for the items are as follows: computer monitors $15, small televisions up to 24 inches $15, large televisions and television consoles $20, dehumidifiers $10 and air conditioners $15. Tires and batteries will also be collected. Truck tires are $15, car tires and batteries are $5 and rims are $2.  For information, call 781-413-1327.

Partners in drowning prevention

Join Thayer Public Library and the Braintree Rotary Club Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. for the Josh the Otter water safety and literacy project. The energetic program promotes water safety and drowning prevention through the captivating story told in the "Josh the Baby Otter" book. This book was written to teach children how to be safe around water.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Register in advance by calling 781-848-0405 or sending email to braintreerotary@comcast.net.  Please put "Josh the Otter" in the subject line.

Story time at the library

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another on-line job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just dick on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 28, 2013


Charleston dance lessons

Join us Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. as professional dance instructor Mike Hibarger teaches the Charleston. It's the frolicking dance that defined the 1920s. Hibarger has 12 years of experience and loves teaching these swinging moves to beginners. No registration is required. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430.  

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Afternoon craft

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Monday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. and create a flapper headband. Create the exuberance of the flapper era with jewels and feathers. Try a game of "flapper lingo bingo" too! This craft is intended for ages 8 and up. No registration is required. This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Monday night craft series

Our Monday night craft series for teens and adult continues Monday, April 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Inspire spring to hurry up and arrive with this fun craft. We'll learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper and branches. Program is open to both adults and teens.
Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. as we read and discuss "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the story of Puck Connolly, the first girl to ever ride a wild water horse in the dangerous and deadly competition that her island community holds each year. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, come anyway! Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the group. Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome, and there will be ice cream!

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417- All readers are always welcome. Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, April 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Introduction to Everything Google Session I

Learn how to use the features in Google's advanced search. This two-part series meets Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. Participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills. Registration is required. For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Story time at the library

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 21, 2013


Book club for grades four and five

Join our fun book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "The Mysterious Benedict Society," an amazing story in which orphan Rennie finds himself involved with adventure, codes, friends and secret missions! If you don't have time to finish it, come t anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pick up at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov.
 
Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker

Thayer Public Library will host "Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker" at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The audience will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American Dream in 1928. Tucker, the last of the red-hot mamas, will keep you laughing with tales of climbing the show business ladder from me crowded tenements of Boston's North End to Hollywood.

Teen event on art of ancient Egypt

Teens can come Tuesday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. and help us celebrate "One Brain-tree, One Book" with ancient Egypt art. Ancient Egypt art was popular during the 1920s with the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. This fun art program for teens in grades six to 12 will feature a look at the ancient Egyptian art of batik, where a wax resist is first applied to fabric (or paper) and then paint or ink is applied on top to reveal the design.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. This year's book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and share in discussions about the book's themes and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Reader's group book club

This month’s book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the group discussion is Wednesday, March 27, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. This year's book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and share in discussions about the book's themes and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Charleston dance lessons

Join us Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. as professional dance instructor Mike Hibarger teaches the Charleston. It's the frolicking dance that defined the 1920s. Hibarger has 12 years of experience and loves teaching these swinging moves to beginners. No registration is required. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program.

Afternoon craft

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Monday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. and create a flapper headband. Create the exuberance of the flapper era with jewels and feathers. Try a game of "flapper lingo bingo" too! This craft is intended for ages 8 and up. No registration is required.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

Monday night craft series

Our Monday night craft series for teens and adult continues Monday, April 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Inspire spring to hurry up and arrive with this fun craft. We'll learn how to make beautiful flowers using paper and branches. Program is open to both adults and teens.

Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. as we read and discuss "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the story of Puck Connolly, the first girl to ever ride a wild water horse in the dangerous and deadly competition that her island community holds each year. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, come anyway! Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the group.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome, and there will be ice cream!

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, April 9, in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 All readers are always welcome.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, April 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and discuss "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Introduction to Everything Google Session I

Learn how to use the features in Google's advanced search. This two-part series meets Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. Participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills. Registration is required. For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or brref@ocln.org

Electronics collection

Clear out all those unnecessary electronic items in a safe way, and help the library Join the Friends of Thayer Public Library Saturday, April 27, as part of household hazardous waste day at the Ivory Street recycling center. The Friends will collect a variety of electronic and other items containing hazardous material so they can be disposed of safely. At the same time, the library will benefit from the proceeds collected.

Fees for the items are as follows: computer monitors $15, small televisions up to 24 inches $15, large televisions and television consoles $20, dehumidifiers $10 and air conditioners $15. Tires and batteries will also be collected. Truck tires are $15, car tires and batteries are $5 and rims are $2.  For information, call 781-413-1327.

Story time at the library

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 am. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 am. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The ma-chine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

W
e have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net. 

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nation-wide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and maybe brought to the lower level.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Freegal

Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Free-gal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 14, 2013


Craft time

Does your child like crafts? Join us Thursday, March 14, at $:45 p.m. and make a special cfraft. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Flapper headband craft

Teens, come help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Saturday, March 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. We'll be making feathered flapper headbands, popular acces¬sories worn during the 1920s, and then wearing our creations while enjoying Gatsby-E snacks and playing a game t uses the lingo of the ',0s. For information on teen programs, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 

Free concert

A free concert Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by singer Sarah Bellott
This free concert is sponsored by BELD.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Feel Better and How They Can Change the World" by Jane McGonigal. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

Children's story and craft

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 19, at 3:45 p.m. with a funny 1920s children's story and craft for ages 5 to 7. Children will enjoy the hilarious story "The Money We'll Save" by Brock Cole. It's a laugh-out-loud story about the surprise Papa brings home! The detailed drawings capture family life in the 1920's.

This event is a part of the library's "One Braintree, One Book" program. This year's adult book is "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and there are three selections for children about the 1920s.The goal of this program is to encourage the community to read the same book and share in discussions about the book's themes and to enjoy programming that helps bring the book to life!

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 7, 2013


Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen See-burger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, March 12, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  All readers are always welcome.

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

Brown Bag Book Club

lf you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, March 13, at noon for our Brown Big Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "The Death Instinct" by Jed Rubenfeld. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend.
For information contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Movie night out

If you missed "Argo," then catch it on our big screen Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Auditorium. The library screens a variety of new releases, classics and documentaries. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience.

For information about each month's movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Craft time

Does your child like crafts? Join us Thursday, March 14, at 3:45 p.m. and make a special craft. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Flapper headband craft

Teens, come help us celebrate One Braintree One Book Saturday, March 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. We'll be making feathered flapper headbands, popular accessories worn during the 1920s, and then wearing our creations while enjoying Gatsby-era snacks and playing a game that uses the lingo of the 1920s. For information on teen programs, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov  

Free concert

A free concert Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by singer Sarah Bellott. This free concert is sponsored by BELD.

Nonfiction Book Club

This months book is: "Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Feel Better and How They Can Change the World" by Jane McGonigal. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday March 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintrema.gov

Movie night

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. to view one of the greatest movies ever made. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "two jazz musicians who join an all-girl band disguised as women, but further complications set in." This hilarious romantic comedy will have you laughing in minutes. For information on the movie, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker

Thayer Public Library will host "Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker" at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The audience will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American Dream in 1928. Tucker, the last of the red-hot mamas, will keep you laughing with tales of climbing the show business ladder from the crowded tenements of Boston's North End to Hollywood.

Story time at the library

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9,10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't
forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except text-books, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


February 28, 2013


One Braintree, One Book

February is Love Your Library Month, and it arrives just in time to kick off Braintree's third annual community read! Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in "One Braintree, One Book" during February, March and April. Our selected title is the tragic love story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Thayer Public Library will bring the Roaring Twenties to life over the next three months with Charleston dance lessons, movies and book discussions. Braintree residents will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American dream.

The idea behind "One Braintree, One Book" is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, March 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. 

Monday night craft series

Celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" and the art of "The Great Gatsby" by making faux stained glass. Help kick off our community read with this fun art project Monday, March 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The idea is to encourage everyone in Brain-tree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

"One Braintree, One Book" movie night

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of a black-and-white silent film. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "rising young actress that falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies." The movie is rated PG-13.
For information, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome.

Half-day teen movie

School is out early March 6, so stop by the library at 2 p.m. and watch a movie. Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. No registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.
 
Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, March 12, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  All readers are welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

Flapper headband craft

Teens, come help us celebrate One Braintree One Book Saturday, March 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. We'll be making feathered flapper headbands, popular accessories worn during the 1920s, and then wearing our creations while enjoying Gatsby-era snacks and playing a game that uses the lingo of the 1920s. For information on teen programs, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Free concert

A free concert Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by singer Sarah Bellott
This free concert is sponsored by BELD.

Movie night

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. to view one of the greatest movies ever made. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "two jazz musicians who join an all-girl band disguised as women, but further complications set in." This hilarious romantic comedy will have you laughing in minutes. For information on the movie, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker

Thayer Public Library will host "Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker" at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The audience will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American Dream in 1928. Tucker, the. last of the red-hot mamas, will keep you laughing with tales of climbing the show business ladder from the crowded tenements of Boston's North End to Hollywood.

Story time at the library

Book Babies offers songs and simple books for infants and toddlers through 24 months Mondays at 9:15 a.m. This program will last about 20 minutes and registration is not required.

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world. For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department.

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings. Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.
Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children’s Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Books all over the house?

T
he Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


February 21, 2013


One Braintree, One Book

February is Love Your Library Month, and it arrives just in time to kick off Braintree's third annual community read! Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in "One Braintree, One Book" during February, March and April. Our selected title is the tragic love story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Thayer Public Library will bring the Roaring Twenties to life over the next three months with Charleston dance lessons, movies and book discussions. Braintree residents will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer) as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American dream.

There will be an open reception Friday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and a drawing is scheduled at 3 p.m. for 'those who have entered. A schedule of programs and •events related to "One 'Braintree, One Book" will be available at that time. For information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430.

The idea behind "One Braintree, One Book" is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

Zumba fun

Youths can try Zumba for great dance and fitness moves during the school vacation break. Zumba is the new dance and fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. and dance during your school vacation.
The amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor, will teach Zumba basics. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. No registration is required.

Animal World Experience at the library

Thayer Public Library will host Animal World Experience Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. Come meet a variety of exotic animals, fantastic furries, radical reptiles and creepy crawlies. This interactive program is suitable for children ages 5 to 12. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4425. No registration is required. The program is free and open to all. Funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Let's Laugh Today

Certified laughter yoga teachers Linda and Bill Hamakers lead "Let's Laugh Today. " Join us Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. for this unique exercise of laughing combined with gentle breathing that any age and level of physical ability can do. You will experience all the health benefits of a good belly laugh! No comedy or jokes are involved.
Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration required.
For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For more information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

Toy safety workshop

Thayer Public Library will host a toy safety workshop for parents by WA.T.C.H Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. Come learn about important ways to make sure your children have safe toys. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4426.

No advance registration is required. Programs at Thayer Public Library are free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. For information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and the discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Getting started with Gmail

Learn to create your own email account and learn the basics of sending and receiving email Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants must have experience using a mouse and keyboard and be comfortable navigating a Web page.

Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, March 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday night craft series

Celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" and the art of "The Great Gatsby" by making faux stained glass. Help kick off our community read with this fun art project Monday, March 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The idea is to encourage everyone in Brain-tree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

"One Braintree, One Book" movie night

Help us celebrate “One Braintree One Book Tuesday March 5, at 6:30 pm with a viewing of a black -and-white silent film. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "rising young actress that falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies." The movie is rated PG-13.  For information on the movie, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome.

Half-day teen movie

School is out early March 6, so stop by the library at 2 p.m. and watch a movie. Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. No registration is required. For information on the movie, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, March 12, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

Flapper headband craft

Teens, come help us celebrate One Braintree One Book Saturday, March 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. We'll be making feathered flapper headbands, popular accessories worn during the 1920s, and then wearing our creations while enjoying Gatsby-era snacks and playing a game that uses the lingo of the 1920s. For information on teen programs, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.

Free concert

A free concert Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by singer Sarah Bellott. This free concert is sponsored by BELD.

Movie night

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. to view one of the greatest movies ever made. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "two jazz musicians who join an all-girl band disguised as women, but further complications set in." This hilarious romantic comedy will have you laughing in minutes. For information on the movie, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker

Thayer Public Library will host "Schmoozing with Sophie Tucker" at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The audience will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American Dream in 1928. Tucker, the last of the red-hot mamas, will keep you laughing with tales of climbing the show business ladder from the crowded tenements of Boston's North End to Hollywood.

Story time at the library

Book Babies offers songs and simple books for infants and toddlers through 24 months Mondays at 9:15 a.m. This program will last about 20 minutes and registration is not required.

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.
Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net
   
Our A to Z databases now offers more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nation-wide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Brain-tree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


February 14, 2013


Library closed Feb. 18

Thayer Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day.

One Braintree, One Book

February is Love Your Library Month, and it arrives just in time to kick off Braintree's third annual community read! Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in "One Braintree, One Book" during February, March and April. Our selected title is the tragic love story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Thayer Public Library will bring the Roaring Twenties to life over the next three months with Charleston dance lessons, movies and book discussions. Braintree residents will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American dream.

The program begins Feb. 14 to 22. There will be an open reception Friday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and a drawing is scheduled at 3 p.m. for those who have entered. A schedule of programs and events related to "One Braintree, One Book" will be available at that time. For information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430.

The idea behind "One Braintree, One Book" is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.


Teen chocolate-making

Do you love chocolate? Teens in grades six and up are invited to celebrate all things chocolate at the library Saturday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. We'll learn a little about the history of this sweet treat, taste test different types of chocolate, play a "guess the chocolate candy bar" game and create some handmade chocolates to take home. Registration is required.

Children's movie

Thayer Public Library is showing a children's movie at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. If you loved "Shrek," come see the latest sequel. There will also be door prize raffles. For information on the movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Acting workshop for teens

Teens, trying to battle that cabin fever? Our improv workshop Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is the perfect cure.

Don't miss this exciting event led by South Shore Conservatory drama department chairwoman Emily Arsenault. This fun-filled drama workshop for teenagers will introduce students to the process of creating and performing their own scenes based on different sources of inspiration. During the workshop, they will craft short scenes, which will be performed at the end of the workshop.

The workshop is for teens in grade six and up, and registration is required. The Friends of the Thayer Public Library sponsor this program.

Teen DIY scratch art

Join our hip young adult librarian Ellen Seeburger for a DIY craft Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. This month's craft is scratch art. We will be using scratch art techniques to transform CDs into miniature works of art. This program is for grades six and up. No registration is required.

Zumba fun

Youths can try Zumba for great dance and fitness moves during the school vacation break. Zumba is the new dance and fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. and dance during your school vacation. The amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor, will teach Zumba basics. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. No registration is required.

Animal World Experience at the library

Thayer Public Library will host Animal World Experience Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. Come meet a variety of exotic animals, fantastic furries, radical reptiles and creepy crawlies. This interactive program is suitable for children ages 5 to 12. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4425. No registration is required. The program is free and open to all. Funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Let's Laugh Today

Certified laughter yoga teachers Linda and Bill Hamakers lead “Let’s Laugh Today.” Join us Saturday February 23, at 10 am for this unique exercise of laughing combined with gentle breathing that any age and level of physical ability can do. You will experience all the health benefits of a good belly laugh! No comedy or jokes are involved.
Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration required.
For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For more information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov.
 
Toy safety workshop

Thayer Public Library will host a toy safety workshop for parents by W.A.T.C.H Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. Come learn about important ways to make sure your children have safe toys. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4426.

No advance registration is required. Programs at Thayer Public Library are free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. For information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and the discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Getting started with Gmail

Learn to create your own email account and learn the basics of sending and receiving email Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants must have experience using a mouse and keyboard and be comfortable navigating a Web page.  Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, March 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday night craft series

Celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" and the art of "The Great Gatsby" by making faux stained glass. Help kick off our community read with this fun art project Monday, March 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The idea is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

"One Braintree, One Book" movie night

Help us celebrate "One Braintree, One Book" Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. with a viewing of a black-and-white silent film. The film takes place in the 1920s and is about a "rising young actress that falls out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies." The movie is rated PG-13. For information on the movie, contact the reference department at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Our teen-only book club meets once a month and ice cream will be provided. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger.
Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome.

Free concert

A free concert Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a performance by singer Sarah Bellott.  This free concert is sponsored by BELD.

Story time at the library

Book Babies offers songs and simple books for infants and toddlers through 24 months Mondays at 9:15 a.m. This program will last about 20 minutes and registration is not required.

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the Reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job 

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.
Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Brain-tree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble
Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Freegal

Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account. Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.

Young adults

Next time you visit the Young Adult room, make sure you check out our DVD collection. We have timeless teen movies along with current hit blockbusters, pop-culture favorites and cult classics. Our collection is growing, and we always welcome suggestions.

Library Express program

Do you know someone who can't get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audio books and Wii games.  Please contact me at 781-848-0405, ext. 4414.

Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



February 7, 2013


Valentine's craft

A craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3:45 p.m. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov
 
New movies every month

Join us for a showing of a newly released movie on the second Wednesday of each month. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. Check with the library for each month's title. We've already scheduled for Feb. 13. Movies start at 6:30 and are shown in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level of the library.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the reading room at 7:15p.m. This month's discussion is on "House at Riverton" by Kate Morton.

Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Erin Creighton 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov. 

One Braintree, One Book 

February is Love Your Library Month, and it arrives just in time to kick off Braintree's third annual community read! Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in "One Braintree, One Book" during February, March and April. Our selected title is the tragic love story "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Thayer Public Library will bring the Roaring Twenties to life over the next three months with Charleston dance lessons, movies and book discussions. Braintree residents will experience storytelling at its best with Linda Myer as Sophia Tucker, who shares her poignant memories of her struggles to achieve the American dream.

The program begins Feb. 14 to 22. There will be an open reception Friday, Feb. 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and a drawing is scheduled at 3 p.m. for those who have entered. A schedule of programs and events related to "One Braintree, One Book" will be available at that time. For information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430.

The idea behind "One Braintree, One Book" is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

Teen chocolate-making

Do you love chocolate? Teens in grades six and up are invited to celebrate all things chocolate at the library Saturday, Feb. 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. We'll learn a little about the history of this sweet treat, taste test different types of chocolate, play a "guess the chocolate candy bar" game and create some handmade chocolates to take home. Registration is required.

Children's movie

Thayer Public Library is showing a children's movie at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. If you loved "Shrek," come see the latest sequel. There will also be door prize raffles. For information on the movie, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Acting workshop for teens

Teens, trying to battle that cabin fever? Our improv workshop Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is the perfect cure.
Don't miss this exciting event led by South Shore Conservatory drama department chairwoman Emily Arsenault. This fun-filled drama workshop for teenagers will introduce students to the process of creating and performing their own scenes based on different sources of inspiration. During the workshop, they will craft short scenes, which will be performed at the end of the workshop.

The workshop is for teens in grade six and up, and registration is required. The Friends of the Thayer Public Library sponsor this program.

Teen DIY scratch art

Join our hip young adult librarian Ellen Seeburger for a DIY craft Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. This month's craft is scratch art. We will be using scratch art techniques to transform CDs into miniature works of art. This program is for grades six and up. No registration is required.

Zumba fun

Youths can try Zumba for great dance and fitness moves during the school vacation break. Zumba is the new dance and fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. and dance during your school vacation.

The amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor, will teach Zumba basics. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel com¬fortable and have fun doing Zumba. No registration is required.

Animal World Experience at the library

Thayer Public Library will host Animal World Experience Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. Come meet a variety of exotic animals, fantastic furries, radical reptiles and creepy crawlies. This interactive program is suitable for children ages 5 to 12. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4425. No registration is required. The program is free and open to all. Funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Let's Laugh Today

Certified laughter yoga teachers Linda and Bill Hamakers lead "Let's Laugh Today." Join us Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. for this unique exercise of laughing combined with gentle breathing that any age and level of physical ability can do. You will experience all the health benefits of a good belly laugh! No comedy or jokes are involved.
Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. This program is free and open to all ages. No registration required.
For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For more information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov.

Toy safety workshop

Thayer Public Library will host a toy safety workshop for parents by W.A.T.C.H Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. Come learn about important ways to make sure your children have safe toys. For information, call 781- 848-0405, ext. 4426.

No advance registration is required. Programs at Thayer Public Library are free and open to the public. The program is sponsored by the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. For information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and the discussion will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Getting started with Gmail

Learn to create your own email account and learn the basics of sending and receiving email Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants must have experience using a mouse and keyboard and be comfortable navigating a Web page.

Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 31, 2013


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Half-day teen movie

On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., we'll be showing a movie. School is out early, so come check it out! Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. More info on the movie will be coming soon. No registration is required.

Clutter control

We all have stuff! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. as Dave Downs explores the 10 very common reasons that our garages and homes get filled with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. You will go home inspired to act on something you have learned at this presentation.

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3:45 p.m. in the Children's Room. This month's book is "Horrible Harry Cracks the Code" by Suzy Kline. Read how Harry tries to figure out the secret code to the lunch prizes. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!
You can get a copy of the book from our "book club shelf." We'll chat about it and play a game. Snacks are provided.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Feb. 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday Night Craft Series

Our Monday Night Craft Series for teens and adult continues Monday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to weave colorful strips of paper into interesting shapes and sizes. Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen See-burger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "Legend" by Marie Lu. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers.  Snacks are included. For in-formation, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Introduction to Everything Google

Learn how to use the features in Google's advanced search. This two-part series meets Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 12, at 7 p.m. both nights. Register today and you are signed up for both classes.
Take a look at other Google products: Google Maps, Google Books, Google Translate and even the Google pranks! Participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills. Space is limited.

Valentine's craft

A craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday Feb. 7, at 3:45 p.m. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

New movies every month

Join us for a showing of a newly released movie on the second Wednesday of each month. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. Check with the library for each month's title. We've already scheduled for Feb. 13. Movies start at 6:30 and are shown in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level of the library.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on "House at Riverton" by Kate J. Morton.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 23, 2013


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Celebrate Chinese New Year Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:45 p.m. and make a fun craft. The program is for children age 3 and up, and no registration is needed.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy" by W. Van Draanen. Sammy lives with her grandmother and often solves mysteries. In this one, Sammy tries to figure out who stole an item from the church, plus she and her friends focus on winning the softball tournament.

If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" by John Allen Paulos. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov.
 
Puppet show

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., Marcus Gale will perform with his puppet friends. Get ready to listen, sing and laugh. The program is for ages 3 to 5, and is intended to improve their listening and literacy skills while they have fun. No advance registration is required.

The Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs, is co-sponsoring the show.

Half-day teen movie

On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., we'll be showing a movie. School is out early, so come check it out! Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. More info on the movie will be coming soon. No registration is required.

Clutter control

We all have stuff! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. as Dave Downs explores the 10 very common reasons that our garages and homes get filled with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. You will go home inspired to act on something you have learned at this presentation.

Anime and manga club

Join us Saturday, Feb. 2, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday Night Craft Series

Our Monday Night Craft Series for teens and adult continues Monday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to weave colorful strips of paper into interesting shapes and sizes. Registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3:45 p.m. in the Children's Room. This month's book is "Horrible Harry Cracks the Code" by Suzy Kline. Read how Harry tries to figure out the secret code to the lunch prizes. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think!

You can get a copy of the book from our "book club shelf." We'll chat about it and play a game. Snacks are provided.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us as we read and discuss "Legend" by Marie Lu. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized or have never read it, please join us Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian.

Copies will be available for checkout at the library's circulation desk on the main level. New members are welcome.

Teen creative writing group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Feb. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For in-formation, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Introduction to Everything Google

Learn how to use the features in Google's advanced search. This two-part series meets Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 12, at 7 p.m. both nights. Register today and you are signed up for both classes.

Take a look at other Google products: Google Maps, Google Books, Google Translate and even the Google pranks! Participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills. Space is limited.

Valentine's craft

A craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday Feb. 7, at 3:45 p.m. All supplies are provided. No registration is required. For information, contact children's librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

New movies every month

Join us for a showing of a newly released movie on the second Wednesday of each month. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. Check with the library for each month's title. We've already scheduled for Feb. 13. Movies start at 6:30 and are shown in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level of the library.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Consider donating to the Friends

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. Make a contribution to Friends of Thayer Public Library. For the person who has everything, make a gift to the Friends in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift. If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends.

If you have any questions, please call 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov. 

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Our A to Z databases now offers more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Brain-tree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level' for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



January 17, 2013

Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Teen Advisory Group

Join the library's active Teen Advisory Group for this special meeting Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. We will be working on writing, filming and editing a mini-movie promoting reading at the library. All interested teens in grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate and bring ideas. We'll meet in Logan Auditorium, and there will be snacks!

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "American Assassin: A Thriller" by Vince Flynn led by group leaders Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Celebrate Chinese New Year Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:45 p.m. and make a fun craft. The program is for children age 3 and up, and no registration is needed.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy" by W. Van Draanen. Sammy lives with her grandmother and often solves mysteries. In this one, Sammy tries to figure out who stole an item from the church, plus she and her friends focus on winning the softball tournament.  If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club anyway! We’ll be picking future tides and want to know what you think! AH children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 10, 2013



Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Registration is open for computer sessions

For all of you who were lucky enough to get an e-reader as a holiday gift, or if you've had yours for a while and want to learn new places to download free e-books, the Finding Free eBooks online session is for you! Register for the class Thursday, Jan. 10.
The computer series is perfect for someone who is new to computers or who wants to learn a few shortcuts to use them more efficiently. We're offering the three-part series in both morning and afternoon sessions. There is also an evening session of both the Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and Excel 2010. Space is limited. Please register at the reference desk on the lower level, by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417; or through our online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.
 
Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

Teen Advisory Group

Join the library's active Teen Advisory Group for this special meeting Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. We will be working on writing, filming and editing a mini-movie promoting reading at the library. All interested teens in grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate and bring ideas. We'll meet in Logan Auditorium, and there will be snacks!

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "American Assassin: A Thriller" by Vince Flynn led by group leaders Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Chinese New Year craft for kids

Celebrate Chinese New Year Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:45 p.m. and make a fun craft. The program is for children age 3 and up, and no registration is needed.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The book discussed this month is "Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy" by W. Van Draanen. Sammy lives with her grandmother and often solves mysteries. In this one, Sammy tries to figure out who stole an item from the church, plus she and her friends focus on winning the softball tournament.

If you don't have time to finish it, come to the book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov. 

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" by John Allen Paulos. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov. 

Puppet show

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., Marcus Gale will perform with his puppet friends. Get ready to listen, sing and laugh. The program is for ages 3 to 5, and is intended to improve their listening and literacy skills while they have fun. No advance registration is required.
The Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of QCAP/Quincy Community Action Programs, is co-sponsoring the show.

Half-day teen movie

On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., we'll be showing a movie. School is out early, so come check it out! Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. More info on the movie will be coming soon. No registration is required.

Clutter control

We all have stuff! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. as Dave Downs explores the 10 very common reasons that our garages and homes get filled with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. You will go home inspired to act on something you have learned at this presentation.

New movies every month

Starting in January, join us for a showing of a newly released movie on the second Wednesday of each month. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. Check with the library for each month's title. We've already scheduled for Feb. 13. Movies start at 6:30 and are shown in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level of the library.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.
 
Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



January 3, 2013


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.
The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Anime and manga

Join us Saturday, Jan. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Monday Night Craft Series

Our Monday Night Craft Series for teens and adults continues Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 pm with a program focused on creative methods for making a personalized calendar. Please note that registration is required. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 3:45 pm. This months book is "Ivy and Bean" by Annie Barrows. "Ivy and Bean" is a series about two great friends. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it, and play a game. Snacks are provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome. We meet in the children's room.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book club will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on "Leftovers" by Tom Perrotta. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.
Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

New movies every month

Starting in January, join us for a showing of a newly released movie on the second Wednesday of each month. The movie ratings will vary from month to month, but this program is primarily intended for a mature audience. Check with the library for each month's title. We've already scheduled for Jan. 9 and Feb. 13. Movies start at 6:30 and are shown in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level of the library.

Registration is open for computer sessions

For all of you who were lucky enough to get an e-reader as a holiday gift, or if you've had yours for a while and want to learn new places to download free e-books, the Finding Free eBooks online session is for you! Register for the class Thursday, Jan. 10.

The computer series is perfect for someone who is new to computers or who wants to learn a few short-cuts to use them more efficiently. We're offering the three-part series in both morning and afternoon sessions. There is also an evening session of both the Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 and Excel 2010. Space is limited. Please register at the reference desk on the lower level, by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417; or through our online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12
to 18. Join the library s creative writing program Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

Teen Advisory Group

Join the library's active Teen Advisory Group for this special meeting Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. We will be working on writing, filming and editing a mini-movie promoting reading at the library. All interested teens in grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate and bring ideas. We'll meet in Logan Auditorium, and there will be snacks!

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "American Assassin: A Thriller" by Vince Flynn led by group leaders Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" by John Allen Paulos. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

Half-day teen movie

On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., we'll be showing a movie. School is out early, so come check it out! Please note that teen moves are specially selected for teen audiences. We will be showing a PG-13 movie, so this event is for ages 13 to 18 only. More info on the movie will be coming soon. No registration is required.

Clutter control

We all have stuff! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. as Dave Downs explores the 10 very common reasons that our garages and homes get filled with stuff. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. You will go home inspired to act on something you have learned at this presentation.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Consider donating to the Friends

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. Make a contribution to Friends of Thayer Public Library. For the person who has everything, make a gift to the Friends in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift. If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends.

If you have any questions, please call 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov
Are you thinking of giving gifts this holiday season? Remember the best gift is a library card!

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



December 27, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!
To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting December 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by January 2 to be eligible for the drawing.  For more information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

Teen and tween "Minute to Win It"

You've see the popular TV show "Minute to Win It." Think you can do better? Come Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. and find out. We'll test your skills with 10 silly challenges using everyday items and only 60 seconds on the clock. Open to teens and tweens. No registration is required.

Anime and manga

Join us Saturday, Jan. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is "Ivy and Bean" by Annie Barrows. "Ivy and Bean" is a series about two great friends. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it, and play a game. Snacks are provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome. We meet in the children's room.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book club will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on "Leftovers" by Tom Perrotta. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

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

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus meet other writers.

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

Teen Advisory Group

Join the library's active Teen Advisory Group for this special meeting Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. We will be working on writing, filming and editing a mini-movie promoting reading at the library. All interested teens in grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate and bring ideas. We'll meet in Logan Auditorium, and there will be snacks!

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Consider donating to the Friends

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. Make a contribution to Friends of Thayer Public Library. For the person who has everything, make a gift to the Friends in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift. If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends.

If you have any questions, please call 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to www.friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov.  Are you thinking of giving gifts this holiday season? Remember the best gift is a library card!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net
 
Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

Museum passes

Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full list of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, to book the passes you want.
We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children's Museum and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Freegal

Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your iTunes account. Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



D
ecember 20, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The library is celebrating the holiday season by closing Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!
To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting December 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by January 2 to be eligible for the drawing.  For more information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

Teen craft

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m. to make a beautiful beaded snowflake that can be used as a key-chain or necklace. It's perfect to keep as a unique accessory or to give as a gift! No registration is required.

Zumba fun

Youths are invited to try out Zumba at Thayer Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. and dance during their school vacation. The amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor, will teach the basics, and will break down each dance into easy moves so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. No registration is required. The program is sponsored by Friends of Thayer Public Library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo identification and proof of current address to the main circulation desk.

Teen and tween "Minute to Win It"

You've see the popular TV show "Minute to Win It." Think you can do better? Come Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. and find out. We'll test your skills with 10 silly challenges using everyday items and only 60 seconds on the clock. Open to teens and tweens. No registration is required.

Anime and manga

Join us Saturday, Jan. 5, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for students in grades two and three will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is "Ivy and Bean" by Annie Barrows. "Ivy and Bean" is a series about two great friends. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! You can get a copy from our book club shelf. We'll chat about it, and play a game. Snacks are provided. All children in grades two and three are welcome. We meet in the children's room.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book club will be on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on "Leftovers" by Tom Perrotta. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. All readers are always welcome.

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

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus meet other writers.

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

Teen Advisory Group

Join the library's active Teen Advisory Group for this special meeting Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. We will be working on writing, filming and editing a mini-movie promoting reading at the library. All interested teens in grades seven to 12 are welcome to participate and bring ideas. We'll meet in Logan Auditorium, and there will be snacks!

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Consider donating to the Friends

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. Make a contribution to Friends of Thayer Public Library. For the person who has everything, make a gift to the Friends in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift. If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends.

If you have any questions, please call 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to www.friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov.  
Are you thinking of giving gifts this holiday season? Remember the best gift is a library card!

Help finding a job

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started in looking for a job, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called Job-View which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net
 
Our A to Z databases now offer more than 2.3 million job listings! Search nationwide, by city, state or by ZIP code. Find jobs by keyword, business name and job title. Search 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry.

Apply for full-time, part-time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Remember to try Jobview as well. Jobview is another online job-hunting resource that allows you to easily browse and apply for jobs locally, regionally and nationally. Both of these databases can be accessed through the icons on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  with your Braintree library card. Plus, the library has many other resources for resume writing, interviewing, networking and job hunting. Visit the librarian on the lower level for an introduction to all of the great job search resources we offer.

Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Scanner now available

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15-minute Internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


December 13, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p-m. The book being discussed is "A Bear Called Paddington" by Michael Bond. The book is an animal fantasy story about a bear taken in by the Brown family, which then finds out that ordinary things become extraordinary.

If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov. 

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included.  For information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 
 
Holiday tween craft

Tweens can come Monday, Dec. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and make a keepsake holiday ornament. This program is free and open to tweens ages 9 to 12 to create, imagine and have fun!

Nonfiction Book Club

This months book is "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryon. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!
To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting Dec. 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by Jan. 2 to be eligible for the drawing.  For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Teen craft

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m. to make a beautiful beaded snowflake that can be used as a key chain or necklace. It's perfect to keep as a unique accessory or to give as a gift! No registration is required.

Zumba fun

Youths are invited to try out Zumba at Thayer Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. and dance during their school vacation. The amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor, will teach the basics, and will break down each dance into easy moves so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. No registration is required. The program is sponsored by Friends of Thayer Public Library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo identification and proof of current address to the main circulation desk.
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Teen and tween "Minute to Win It"

You've see the popular TV show "Minute to Win It." Think you can do better? Come Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. and find out. We'll test your skills with 10 silly chal¬lenges using everyday items and only 60 seconds on the clock. Open to teens and tweens. No registration is required.

Anime and manga

Join us Saturday, Jan. 5, if you love Narato or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Consider donating to the Friends

In this season of gift-giving and charitable contributions, here are some suggestions on how you can support your public library. Make a contribution to Friends of Thayer Public Library. For the person who has everything, make a gift to the Friends in their name. If your employer has a matching gift program, make a gift to the Friends and have your employer match your gift. If you contribute to United Way through payroll deductions, designate the Friends as a recipient. We thank you for thinking of the Friends.

If you have any questions, please call 781-848-0405, ext. 4402, or send email to friendsofthayerpl@braintreema.gov
Are you thinking of giving gifts this holiday season? Remember the best gift is a library card!

Update your resume

We have books on display on the lower level to help you get started, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview and business books in our business and career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don't forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net
 
Learn 60 foreign languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Scrabble

Like to play? Join the group! Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



December 6, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 am. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Fax service now available

We are pleased to offer a self-service fax machine for outgoing faxes. It accepts credit or debit cards and will send your fax throughout the world! For service within the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. Internationally, it's $4.95 for the first page and then $3.45 thereafter. This machine cannot accept cash, nor can it accept incoming faxes. The machine is located on the lower level of the library in the reference department. It is so easy to use. Stop in and give it a try!

Art exhibit

Through Dec 10, the library is hosting a Braintree Public Schools student art exhibit on the main level. This free ex¬hibit showcases the talents of student artists. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.

Holiday craft

A holiday puzzle craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 3:45 p.m. Children can make a holiday puzzle gift for a relative or friend using our special cutting machine. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Anime and manga

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Wrapping paper and gift tag craft

Adults and teens can join us Monday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. to make beautiful wrapping paper, boxes and gift tags for any holiday celebration. We use easy techniques to embellish simple materials such as paper and ribbon.

Second Tuesday book and movie

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:45 p.m. The group will meet in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level and will watch the movie "Mrs. Mike" and then have a short discussion on both the book and the movie.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. as we vote on the best teen books of 2012. We will enjoy ice cream sundaes and some fun with trivia. Ellen See-burger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the book club. New members are welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. for our Brown bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7p.m. The book being discussed is "A Bear Called Paddington" by Michael Bond. The book is an animal fantasy story about a bear taken in by the Brown family, which then finds out that ordinary things become extraordinary.  If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 
 
Holiday tween craft 

Tweens can come Monday, Dec. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and make a keepsake holiday ornament. This program is free and open to tweens ages 9 to 12 to create, imagine and have fun!

Nonfiction Book Club
 
This month's book is "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryon. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!

To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting Dec. 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by Jan. 2 to be eligible for the drawing.
For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


November 29, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p-m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Art exhibit

Through Dec 10, the library is hosting a Braintree Public Schools student art exhibit on the main level. This free exhibit showcases the talents of student artists. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.

T'ai chi

Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. T'ai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No registration is needed.
For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov. 

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

YA book bloggers

Teens can come Wednes¬day, Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m. to help write book reviews for the library's teen blog, get access to the newest teen books available and much more. This is a monthly teen program for grades six to 12. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov.
 
Holiday craft

A holiday puzzle craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 3:45 p.m. Children can make a holiday puzzle gift for a relative or friend using our special cut-ting machine. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Anime and manga

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Wrapping paper and gift tag craft

Adults and teens can join us Monday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. to make beautiful wrapping paper, boxes and gift tags for any holiday celebration. We use easy techniques to embellish simple materials such as paper and ribbon.

Second Tuesday book and movie

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:45 p.m. The group will meet in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level and will watch the movie "Mrs. Mike" and then have a short discussion on both the book and the movie.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. as we vote on the best teen books of 2012. We will enjoy ice cream sundaes and some fun with trivia. Ellen See-burger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the book club. New members are welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. for our Brown bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7p.m. The book being discussed is "A Bear Called Paddington" by Michael Bond. The book is an animal fantasy story about a bear taken in by the Brown family, which then finds out that ordinary things become extraordinary.
If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included.
For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!

To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting Dec. 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by Jan. 2 to be eligible for the drawing.
For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Teen craft

Teens in grades six to 12 are invited Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m. to make a beautiful beaded snowflake that can be used as a key-chain or necklace. It's per¬fect to keep as a unique accessory or to give as a gift.' No registration is required.

Teen and tween "Minute to Win It"

You've see the popular TV show "Minute to Win It." Think you can do better? Come Friday, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. and find out. We'll test your skills with 10 silly chal¬lenges using everyday items and only 60 seconds on the clock. Open to teens and tweens. No registration.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


November 22, 2012

Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 am. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for the Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The library will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 23.

Art exhibit

From Nov. 2? through Dec 10, the library is hosting a Braintree Public Schools student art exhibit on the main level. This free exhibit showcases the talents of student artists. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story" by Diane Ackerman, led by group leaders Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

T'ai chi

Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No registration is needed. For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Dec. 1 at 10 a,m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

YA book bloggers

Teens can come Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m. to help write book reviews for the library's teen blog, get access to the newest teen books avail-able and much more. This is a monthly teen program for grades six to 12. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Holiday craft

A holiday puzzle craft activity for children ages 3 and older will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 3:45 p.m. Children can make a holiday puzzle gift for a relative or friend using our special cutting machine. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Wrapping paper and gift tag craft

Adults and teens can join us Monday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. to make beautiful wrapping paper, boxes and gift tags for any holiday celebration. We use easy techniques to embellish simple materials such as paper and ribbon.

Anime and manga

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Second Tuesday book and movie

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:45 p.m. The group will meet in the Logan Auditorium on the upper level and will watch the movie "Mrs. Mike" and then have a short discussion on both the book and the movie.

Bookkeepers teen book club

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. as we vote on the best teen books of 2012. We will enjoy ice cream sundaes and some fun with trivia. Ellen Seeburger, the library's young adult librarian, leads the book club. New members are welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. for our Brown bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.
For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or email ecreighton@braintreema.gov. 

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The book being discussed is "A Bear Called Paddington" by Michael Bond. The book is an animal fantasy story about a bear taken in by the Brown family, which then finds out that ordinary things become extraordinary.  If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen creative writing group

Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12 to 18. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included.  For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreemagov

Teen winter reading program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit Thayer Public Library for our teen winter reading program!

To participate, simply stop by the reference desk during the winter vacation when the library is open (Dec. 22 to 31), fill out a book review form and you'll receive a prize! Looking for even more fun? Test out your book knowledge and pick up a teen book trivia sheet for a chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Trivia sheets will be available starting Dec. 22 and must be returned to the reference desk by Jan. 2 to be eligible for the drawing.

For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 15, 2012

Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 pm. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for The Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The library will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 23.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. The book being discussed this month is "The Indian in the Cup-board" by Lynne Reid Banks. The story is about an American Indian toy figure that comes to life for the little boy who owns him. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov. 

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little ones to the Saturday morning story time Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this fall!

There is so much going on in the children's department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar or stop by the children's department for information.

The 'Nutcracker' story

Hear a selection from the "Nutcracker Ballet" story Friday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 p.m. The story will be read aloud, with ballet students wearing beautiful "Nutcracker Ballet" costumes. Listen to the story and ask the ballerinas questions. Recommend for ages 4 and up. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov. 

Sanborn in concert

Don't miss a free performance by pianist and trombonist Phil Sanborn Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Sanborn is in his seventh season as music director and principal conductor of the Tri-County Symphonic Band.

Nonfiction Book Club

Do you like to read non-fiction? Meet other nonfiction fans at the new Thayer Public Library Nonfiction Book Club.

This month's book is "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures" by Robert K. Wittman. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Moira Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group shares ideas for cool programs, recommends books and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects, and new members are always welcome. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



November 8, 2012


Library hours

Thayer Public Library will be open Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays, except for The Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

The l
ibrary will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans Day.

Children's craft class

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun fall project at the library Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3:45 p.m. during a craft program for ages 3 and up. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.

Anime and manga

Join us Saturday, Nov. 10, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday Book Club will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:15 p.m. in the reading room. This month's discussion is on "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion led by circulation librarian Erin Creighton on "Maine" by Courtney J. Smith Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month be-fore the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Book club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p-m. The book being discussed this month is "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Banks Lynne Reid. The story is about an American Indian toy figure that comes to life for the little boy who owns him. If you don't have time to finish it, come to book club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or estrachan@braintreema.gov

Nutcracker Ballet Story

Hear a selection from the "Nutcracker Ballet" story Friday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 p.m. The story will be read aloud, with ballet students wearing beautiful "Nutcracker Ballet" costumes. Listen to the story and ask the ballerinas questions. Recommend for ages 4 and up. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or send email to referencedesk@braintreema.gov 

Saturday morning story time

Families, don't forget to bring your little ones to the Saturday morning story time Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this fall!

There is so much going on in the children's department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar or stop by the children's department for information.

Sanborn in concert

Don't miss a free performance by pianist and trombonist Phil Sanborn Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Sanborn is in his seventh season as music director and principal conductor of the Tri-County Symphonic Band.

Nonfiction Book Club
Do you like to read non-fiction? Meet other nonfiction fans at the new Thayer Public Library Nonfiction Book Club. This month's book is "Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures" by Robert K. Wittman. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Moira Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.


Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. The library’s Teen Advisory Group shares ideas for cool programs, recommends books and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects, and new members are always welcome. For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is "The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story" by Diane Ackerman, led by group leaders Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Book club books are avail- able at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are al-ways welcome. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

T'ai chi

Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. T'ai chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No registration is needed. For information, contact the reference desk at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Saturday morning story time

F
amilies, don't forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning story time Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No registration is needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!

YA book bloggers

Teens can come Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m. to help write book reviews for the library's teen blog, get access to the newest teen books available and much more. This is a monthly teen program for grades six to 12. For information, send email to eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Computer learning sessions

Sessions have been scheduled for November and December. We know the holidays days are busy for everyone, so we've sandwiched in some sessions between Thanksgiving and the first part of December to make sure anyone who might be expecting a new computer or new software will be caught up and ready to go!
We are offering a morning and an afternoon computer series for anyone who is new to computers or just wants to use them more effectively. This is a great way to learn some fancy shortcuts as well as any of the basics you might have missed along the way.

There are also sessions for creating a Google Gmail account and for people who want to know more about their existing account. Evening introductions to the features of both Microsoft Word 2010 and Excel 2010 are also available. Please see the full schedule and class descriptions on the Upcoming Events link at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, drop in to pick up a flier, stop at the lower level reference desk to talk to a librarian, or call. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Books all over the house?

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

 

November 1, 2012

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. 

Second Tuesday Book Club
 
The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:15, in the Reading Room. This month's discussion is on Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. 

For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Brown Bag Book Club 

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion on Maine by Courtney J. Smith. Led by Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, on Wednesday, November 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. 

Book Club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Thursday, Nov, 15, at 7:00 p.m. Book discussed this month is "The Indian in the Cupboard” by Banks Lynne Reid. Story is about a Native American toy figure that comes to life for the little boy who owns him. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov

Saturday Morning Story Time
 
Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on November 17, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this fall! 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Looking for a fun afternoon or weekend activity? The library offers many exciting programs and opportunities on a monthly basis. From being creative, to relaxing with friends, to helping out at the library, we’ve got something for everyone!

Our building is accessible, comfortable and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come and discover what’s @ your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.




October 18, 2012

Popcorn and Teen Movie

Half day movie is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6 at 1:00 pm. Stop by the library for a trivia contest, and movie. Please note that we will be showing a PG-13 movie, and this event is for ages 13-18 only. No registration required. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Author Tom MacDonald offering a Creative Writing Class 

Join Tom MacDonald, celebrated author of the Charlestown Connection, on Wednesday November 7 from 7:00- 8:15 pm. This is a two part series on creative writing. The second part is Wednesday, Nov. 14, and will focus on the Basics of the Narrative Point of View. Both talks will invite class discussion.
 
Monday Night Craft Series -Teens

Come on Monday, Nov. 5, from 7-8 pm to make an origami wreath. Participants will learn simple ways to create a wreath using folded paper. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Friends of Thayer Public Library Book Sale

Meet at the parking lot garage on Saturday, November, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. We open the garage doors and invite you to browse the huge collection of books. We’ve been saving up for you!

Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun fall project at the library. Thursday, November 8, at 3:45 pm is a craft program for ages three and up. For more information, contact 781-848-0405 x4426.

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, November 10, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Freegal for iPhone

Now you can get music from Freegal, the free legal way to download music, directly on your phone! New mobile apps from Freegal for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android make downloading music on the go easier than ever. With your Thayer Public Library card you have access to a collection of almost 3 million MP3 songs. The Freegal collection includes many of today’s top artists, a fantastic retrospective collection, and music from around the world. Go to www.thayerpubliclibrary.net to learn more or to download the apps.

Did you know?

Thayer Public Library’s online library catalog, maintained by Old Colony Library Network, is web-based and accessed over the Internet. The catalog is available from home using this link http://thayerpubliclibrary.net
 
The online library catalog lists all the materials owned by the 28 member libraries of Old Colony Library Network and requested materials travel miles to reach you. OCLN circulates almost 6 million titles a year. Start using your card and visit your library for entertainment, and learning. 

Our building is accessible, comfortable and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come and discover what’s @ your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



October 11,  2012

Book Club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Thursday, Oct 25, at 7:00 p.m. Book discussed this month is "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen. Roy solves a mystery and discovers some shady doings at a construction site. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, x4426 or email estrachan@braintreema.gov

Bookkeepers Teen Book Club

Join us as we read and discuss “Peeled” by Joan Bauer. Whether you've only read it once, have it memorized, or have never read it, please join us on Tuesday, Oct 23, from 5-6 pm. Bookkeepers is led by Ellen Seeburger, Young Adult Librarian.

YA Book Bloggers
 
Teens come on Wednesday October 24 at 3:30pm if you want to help write book reviews for the library’s teen blog, get access to the newest teen books available, and much more. This is a monthly teen program for grades 6-12. For more information Email YA Librarian Ellen at eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  

Teen Advisory Group Special Meeting

For teens looking to get involved in the library, gain leadership experience, and help plan programs and select books, be sure to attend a meeting of our Teen Advisory Group. If you are interested in joining the group come to our Teen Advisory Group a special meeting on Sat Oct 27 from 2-5 pm. For more information Email YA Librarian Ellen at eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 

Teen Creative Writing Group 

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for teens ages 12-18. Join the library's new creative writing program on Friday November 2 at 3:30 p p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Our building is accessible, comfortable and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come and discover what’s @ your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

October 4,  2012


Book Club for Grades Two and Three

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October, 9 at 3:45 pm. This month's book is: “Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House” by Geronimo Stilton. . If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! You can get a copy from our "Book Club shelf". We'll chat about it, and play a game. Snacks provided. All kids in grades 2 & 3 are welcome. We meet in the Children's Room.

Brown Bag Book Club
 
If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Wednesday, Oct 10, at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War” by David Laskin. 

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.  

Second Tuesday Book Club 

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, October 9 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “Clara’s War” by Clara Kramer. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, Oct, 13 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: “A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis Boston 1850-1900” by Stephen Puleo. Discussion led by Moira Cavanagh, Reference Librarian on Monday, October 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Halloween Craft

Craft for children ages 3 and older will be held on Thursday October 25 at 3:45 p. m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.

Tween Craft: String Art 

Tweens come on Monday, October 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 and make a colorful object using yarn and recycled materials. Program is for Tweens between the ages of 8-12 to create, imagine and have fun!

Our building is accessible, comfortable and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come and discover what’s @ your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


September 20,  2012


Social Security Workshop

Thayer Public Library is hosting a free Social Security workshop on Monday, September 24, from 6-8 pm. Charles Schaenman shares his expertise of social security benefits. Mr. Schaenman has over 20 years’ experience with the Social Security Administration. Get answers to your most pressing questions.

Teen Knitting Workshop-Afterschool 

Teens, want to learn the popular craft of knitting? The library is starting a Teen Knitters Club and we need your input. Drop in between 2:30-4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 25. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

YA Book Bloggers 

Love to read? Love to write? Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join our new Book Bloggers Group on Wednesday, September 26, from 3:30-4:30 pm. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Book Club for grades 4 & 5
 
Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. The book being discussed this month is "The Anybodies " by N.E. Bode. You can get a copy from our "Book Club shelf." If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at  781 848-0405 x4426 or estrachan@braintreema.gov

The Reader's Group Book Club 

This month's book is “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, led by group leaders on Wednesday, September 26, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Story time at the library starting October 1

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 3-5 on Mondays at 10am and 11am. No sign up necessary.
Longer stories, songs and a more involved craft are available for ages 3-5 on Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm. Registration is required.

Our building is accessible, comfortable and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come and discover what’s @ your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



September 6,  2012


Food for new library combo cards

Have you lost your library card or would you like one of our new combo cards? From September 4-15 the library will waive the two dollar replacement fee in exchange for one nonperishable, unexpired, unopened, food or personal care item. For details, pick up a flyer at the library. All items collected during this period will be donated to local Braintree food pantries. 

Fall Hours

Thayer Public Library resumes its Fall/Winter schedule, which means it will be open Monday –Thursday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays, except for The Friends of Thayer Public Library Concert Series.

Monday Night Craft Series 

Come on Monday, September 10, from 7-8 to help kick off our new craft series. Our new Monday Night Craft Series for Adults and Teens kicks off with a program all about making creative stationery. Participants will learn simple ways to create artwork out of ordinary envelopes and paper. Registration is required. Please register online or by visiting the library's Reference Department. 

Teen Writers Group 

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the library's creative writing program on Friday, September 7, at 3:30 pm. We'll focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus meet other writers and share your work. We'll provide the snacks to help feed your muse. No registration required. 

For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov or 781-848-0405x4415.

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Wednesday, September 12, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “Wild Girl” by Jim Fergus. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.  

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the Second Tuesday book club will be on September 11 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “A Vintage Affair” by Isabel Wolff. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, September 15, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided

Save the Date: Free concert Sunday September 16 at 3 p.m.

Don’t miss a free performance by Sarah Myers, Pianist. Ms. Myers will engage audiences of all ages with performances of classical music. 

This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

Appraisal Day

The Trustees and Friends of Thayer Public Library will be sponsoring an appraisal day on Saturday, September 15, to raise funds for ongoing programs and activities. 

The public is invited to bring up to three items to the Braintree Town Hall for review by USPAP certified appraisers from Kelley Auctions. Both Marg-E Kelley and Michael Lynch, a coin and stamp expert will be on hand to value items including broken gold or silver jewelry. Appraisals are $10 for 1 item, $20 for 2 and $25 for 3, however,  members of the Friends will receive their third item appraised for free as a thank you for their ongoing support of the library. 

Demand is expected to be high, so the event is by appointment only from 2:00-7:00. A time can be reserved by stopping by the library reference desk on the lower level. Participants are asked to book their appointments early to ensure that they receive their preferred time slot. 

Grab some Computer Skills

It's back to school for the kids and it's also a good time for the rest of us to think about updating our own skills. Here at the library we have a new set of Computer Learning Sessions scheduled. 

There's a new Basic Beginners class for those who are not sure what all the fuss is about but think it's time to jump in and learn how to use a computer. We'll start off slowly with mouse skills and go from there. After mastering the mouse there's the Computer Series, which consists of 2 sessions. This will take you beyond the mouse and into the world of shortcuts and search engines. The Computer Series is not only for people new to computers, but also for anyone who wants to use them more effectively. 

There's also a new Fun with Word 2010 session that goes beyond basic word processing to explore the more creative functions of Word 2010. We also offer introduction sessions for Excel and Word 2010, Getting Started with Gmail, and a 2 part session on Everything Google: from Google Products to Google Pranks! 

To ensure you get the best learning experience possible, all of our sessions are limited in size and require registration. Please see our Upcoming Events list on our homepage at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, or stop by to pick up a schedule. You may register on our online calendar or at the Reference Desk on the lower level, 781-848-0405, x4417. 

September is Update Your Resume Month

We've got books on display on the lower level to help you get started, plus we have a great collection of resume, cover letter, interview, and business books in our Business and Career section. These resources can help you get the job and keep it, or help you to advance to a better one! We also have an online product called JobView which gives listings of local jobs and leads you right to the online applications. Don’t forget about Learning Express, an online product that helps with many standardized tests, and job search and interviewing skills. Find them both on our homepage: www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Learn 60 Foreign Languages with Pronunciator

Try our new online language learning product. Pronunciator uses speech recognition, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations to teach you easily and conveniently at your own pace from home. There's also a free app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod so you can learn on the go. Just click on the Pronunciator logo on our homepage, www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, and get started!

Managing job search stress 

On Thursday, Sept 20, from 6:30-8:30pm, the library is sponsoring a free Managing job search stress workshop for those who are unemployed or unhappy in their existing job. This interactive workshop has a lot of group dynamics and will offer strategies to help navigate through the process of finding a new work opportunity. Gary Gekow has presented at many libraries across the state; this is a return visit for him to Thayer Public Library. No signup required.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


August 30, 2012


Library will be closed Monday, September 3, in honor of Labor Day.

Monday Night Craft Series 

Come on Monday, September 10, from 7-8 pm  to help kick off our new craft series. Our new Monday Night Craft Series for Adults and Teens kicks off with a program all about making creative stationery. Participants will learn simple ways to create artwork out of ordinary envelopes and paper. Registration is required. Please register online or by visiting the library's Reference Department. 

Teen Writers Group 

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the library's creative writing program on Friday, September 7, at 3:30 pm. We'll focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus meet other writers and share your work. We'll provide the snacks to help feed your muse. No registration required. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov or 781-848-0405, x4415.

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Wednesday, September 12, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “Wild Girl” Jim Fergus. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov 

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be September 11,  in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “A Vintage Affair” by Isabel Wolff. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. 

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, September 15, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Save the Date: Free concert Sunday September 16 at 3 p.m.

Don’t miss a free performance by Sarah Myers, Pianist. Ms. Myers will engage audiences of all ages with performances of classical music. 
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

Travel E-books

Traveling this summer? Use your Thayer Public Library card to check out our travel e-books from anywhere in the world! View them online or download just the chapters you want to take with you. They’re available whenever and wherever you want them! Find them easily by clicking the link on our home page at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

Enjoy your vacation! Don’t forget that the library subscribes to many sources of e-books. Our librarians will be happy to familiarize you with all of our offerings.

Scrabble 

Like to Play? Join the group! 
Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Join the fun and players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For more information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Donate Books! 

The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level. Thank you for supporting your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 23, 2012


The library will be closed Monday, September 3, in honor of Labor Day.

Teen Craft: Key Chains, Magnets, and More! 

For teens on Thursday, August 30th,  from 2:30-4:00 pm, the library will host "Keychains, magnets and more!" Design and make accessories you can attach to your backpack or hang in your locker. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, x4415.

Zumba for Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens are invited to try out Zumba at Thayer Public Library. Zumba is the new fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come on Monday, August 27, at 2:30 p.m. Zumba basics will be taught by the amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor. CiLisa returns to the library to show more fun moves, and convey her infectious enthusiasm for Zumba. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. 

IT’s LEGO time!

Come, create, build, and bring your imagination! For kids age 5 up on 
Wednesday, August 29 at 2:30 pm. Registration not required
For more information contact Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425

Book Club for Grades Two and Three

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 28, at 3:45 pm. This month's book is: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  Hugo lives secretly inside a railway station, and he takes care of all the station's clocks. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome.

You can get a copy from our "Book Club shelf" or reserve a copy from Old Colony Library Network. We'll chat about it, and play a game. Snacks provided. All kids in grades 2 & 3 are welcome. We meet in the Children's Room. Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  
Story time at the library

Story time for ages 3-5

Stories, songs and a simple craft, are available for ages 3-5 on Wednesday, August 29, at 10am. No sign up necessary. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Summer Reading Program. 

It’s Story time: Scary stories

Scary Stories around the Camp fire, Wednesday August 29 at 6:45. Join us by telling a scary story, reading one from a book, or listening to others. Bring a flashlight to make shadow shapes. For children age 6-11. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room, 781 848-0405 x4425 

Fun Friday 

Fun Friday this summer, on August 31! Come make an easy craft! This is a drop in program from 9:15-4:30 for children of all ages. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar so your kids don’t miss out. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Donate Books!
 
The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level. Thank you for supporting your library.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


August 16, 2012


Finale

Thayer Public Library is celebrating the finale of our second annual One Braintree, One Book right across the street from the library at French’s Common on August 16, from 5-7 p.m. There will be free food and fun for all ages.

Come and cheer on the Princes and the Thieves as they compete in the kids’ softball game. 

For those ages 3 and older, if you’ve ever wondered if your pitch is ready for the majors, come try your hand at the speed-pitch machine.

There will also be a craft activity, face painting, and a raffle drawing. If you haven’t entered the raffle, it’s not too late. Stop by the library and pick up an entry form, answer the baseball questions, and drop it off at any service desk. So mark your calendar for August 16th and don’t miss this special evening of fun, games, and best of all, hot dogs and chips for everyone! See you there.

Teen Movie: The Hunger Games

Join us for the viewing of The Hunger Games on the library's big screen on Monday, August 20, from 2-4:30. There will be door prizes and snacks. Costumes are encouraged. This movie is rated PG-13 and attendance is LIMITED TO TEENS AGES 13-18. No Registration required. Adult showing of the movie is from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Teen Anime/Manga

Friday, August 17, from 2-4pm, the Teen Anime/Manga Group will meet. If you are between the ages of 12-18, and like to draw, watch Anime, read Manga, and discuss favorite books, characters and more, please join us. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. 

Teen Karaoke & Pizza Party

Teens help us celebrate the end of our fabulous Summer Reading with karaoke and pizza party. Join us on Tuesday, August 21, from 5-7. We will have food, games and our Summer Reading Drawing. Don’t miss this fun packed ending to the Summer Reading program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. For more information contact Young Adult Librarian Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Summer afternoon Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun summer project at the library. Children age 8 and older can attend on Thursday, August 23, at 2:30 pm. Registration not required. For more information, contact 781-848-0405 x4426. Part of the "Dream Big - Read" Summer Reading Program. 

Teen Craft: Key Chains, Magnets, and More!
 
For teens on Thursday, August 30, from 2:30-4:00 pm, the library will host  "Keychains, magnets and more!" Design and make accessories you can attach to your backpack or hang in your locker. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Zumba for Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens are invited to try out Zumba at Thayer Public Library. Zumba is the new fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come on Monday, August 27, at 2:30 p.m. Zumba basics will be taught by the amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor. CiLisa returns to the library to show more fun moves, and convey her infectious enthusiasm for Zumba. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. 

Pajama Time, Story Time
 
Families don’t forget to bring your little one on Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30. Hear stories and sing songs in the story nook. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore! Part of the "Dream Big - Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Board Game Fun

Do you like to play board games? Join us on Wednesday August 22 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department. We provide the games; you bring the fun, the skill and your friends. This is a free drop-in program for ages 8 to 12, no registration required. For more information contact, Children’s Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4426. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

The Reader's Group Book Club 

The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:45 pm. This month's book is: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The discussion is led by group leaders.
 
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 9, 2012


Fenway Park Tour was a HOME RUN!

Last Thursday, July 26, a group of 50 people, adults and children, boarded a yellow school bus and headed into Boston. This trip was part of the Thayer Public Library’s One Braintree, One Book program and the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park. The tour took about 75 minutes and the guide was very well informed about the history of the Red Sox as well as the park. We saw the areas where recent movies, such as “The Town” and “Moneyball” were filmed. We climbed to the top of the Green Monster to enjoy the most wanted seats in all of baseball. One has to enter a lottery to be able to buy one of these seats! We got to see the upper levels inside the park where the media sits during the games. The walls are lined with framed photographs highlighting the storied past of the Boston Red Sox. We ended the tour in the new Budweiser Pavilion which overlooks the famous red seat in the right field bleachers. As all die-hard Red Sox fans know, this seat is the spot where Ted Williams hit the ball 502 feet from home plate back in 1946. No one has done it since.

The tours are given daily from 9am until 5pm except on game days. This tour is highly recommended to all baseball fans. It is a true “Home Run!"

Baseball Finale One Braintree One Book

Thayer Public Library is celebrating the finale of our second annual One Braintree, One Book right across the street from the library at French’s Common on August 16, from 5-7 p.m. There will be free food and fun for all ages. Come and cheer on the Princes and the Thieves as they compete in the kids’ softball game. For those ages 3 and older, if you’ve ever wondered if your pitch is ready for the majors, come try your hand at the speed-pitch machine. There will also be a craft activity, face painting, and a raffle drawing. If you haven’t entered the raffle, it’s not too late. Stop by the library and pick up an entry form, answer the baseball questions, and drop it off at any service desk. So mark your calendar for August 16th and don’t miss this special evening of fun, games, and best of all, hot dogs and chips for everyone! See you there.

Arts & Crafts Fair 

Join the Friends and Trustees of Thayer Public Library Arts & Crafts Fair on the Library grounds, Saturday, August 11 from 9:00am-2:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Library. Note that the library building is closed during this event. 

“Rock Star” Story time 

Come hear the fun book "So you want to be a rock star" written by Audrey Vernick and make a pretend guitar or drum on Friday, August, 10 at 2:30. No sign up necessary. Program held in the Stained Glass Story Nook of the Children's Room. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program.

Cupcake Decorating

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited on August 9 at 2:30 pm to the library for a cupcake challenge! From silly to sweet, teens will have a chance to learn how to make basic designs in frosting and then try their hand at making their own original cupcake creation.

Storytime: Sunset Lake 

Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan will hold a Storytime at Sunset Lake Gazebo for children of all ages on Monday August 13 at 10:30. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat craft. Registration not required. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.
Directions: Sunset Lake is located on Safford St. (off Franklin Street/Route 37) in South Braintree. 

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, August 14, in the Reading Room at 6:30 p.m. This month's discussion is on “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Storyteller Sharon Kennedy age 5 -11 

Thayer Public Library presents Sharon Kennedy. Storyteller Sharon Kennedy weaves amazing tales that you'll be dazzled by on Wednesday August 15 at 3:00 p.m.! Kennedy is a master of storytelling and many of her tales are told from memory. You will hear traditional and contemporary stories for children and families. Yankee magazine calls Sharon "One of 60 People who make New England, New England!" Age 5 - 11.No registration required. The first 100 children, age 5 - 11, will be admitted. Bring your reading logs to get your certificate and prize. Sharon Kennedy Storytelling program is partly sponsored by the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Summer Reading Program.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday August 13 at 6:30 p p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teen Movie: The Hunger Games

Join us for the viewing of The Hunger Games on the library's big screen on Monday, August 20, from 2-4:30. There will be door prizes and snacks. Costumes are encouraged. This movie is rated PG-13 and attendance is LIMITED TO TEENS AGES 13-18. No Registration required. Adult showing of the movie is from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Anime Fan Club for Teens and Tweens 

Friday, August, 17 from 2-4pm, the Teen Anime/Manga Group will meet. If you are between the ages of 12-18, and like to draw, watch Anime, read Manga, and discuss favorite books, characters and more, please join us. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. 

Teen Karaoke & Pizza Party

Teens help us celebrate the end of our fabulous Summer Reading with karaoke and pizza party. Joins us on Tuesday, August 21 from 5-7. We will have food, games and our Summer Reading Drawing. Don’t miss this fun packed ending to the Summer Reading program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. For more information contact Young Adult Librarian Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



August 2, 2012


Baseball Finale One Braintree One Book

The Thayer Public Library is celebrating the finale of our second annual One Braintree, One Book right across the street from the library at French’s Common on August 16, from 5-7 p.m. There will be free food and fun for all ages.

Come and cheer on the Princes and the Thieves as they compete in the kids’ softball game. For those ages 3 and older, if you’ve ever wondered if your pitch is ready for the majors, come try your hand at the speed-pitch machine. There will also be a craft activity, face painting, and a raffle drawing. If you haven’t entered the raffle, it’s not too late. Stop by the library and pick up an entry form, answer the baseball questions, and drop it off at any service desk. So mark your calendar for August 16th and don’t miss this special evening of fun, games, and best of all, hot dogs and chips for everyone! See you there.

Craft time at the Library

Make a fun summer craft on Tuesday August 7 at 2:30 p. m. Afternoon craft for children ages 3 and older. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 ext. 4426.

Teen Book Chat 

Come to the young adult room and talk about books, music, and more on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:30-7:30 for teens in grade 6-8. We will choose a book to read for the September meeting and discuss what other books we're reading. New members are always welcome. For more information about this program, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.

Arts & Crafts Fair 

Join the Friends and Trustees of Thayer Public Library Arts & Crafts Fair on the Library grounds, Saturday, August 11, from 9:00am-2:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Library. Note that the library building is closed during this event. 

“Rock Star” Story time 

Come hear the fun book "So you want to be a rock star" written by Audrey Vernick and make a pretend guitar or drum on Friday, August, 10 at 2:30. No sign up necessary. Program held in the Stained Glass Story Nook of the Children's Room. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

Cupcake Decorating

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited on August 9, at 2:30 pm, to the library for a cupcake challenge! From silly to sweet, teens will have a chance to learn how to make basic designs in frosting and then try their hand at making their own original cupcake creation.

Storytime: Sunset Lake 

Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan will hold a Storytime at Sunset Lake Gazebo for children of all ages on Monday, August 13, at 10:30. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat craft. Your children will enjoy walking through this oasis of natural beauty on your own, on the main paved trail that is great for strollers, or quieter side trails. Registration not required. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 
For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.
Directions: Sunset Lake is located on Safford St. (off Franklin Street/Route 37) in South Braintree. 

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, August 14 in the Reading Room at 6:30 p.m. This month's discussion is on “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Storyteller Sharon Kennedy age 5 -11 

Thayer Public Library presents Sharon Kennedy. Storyteller Sharon Kennedy weaves amazing tales that you'll be dazzled by on Wednesday, August 15, at 3:00 p.m.! Kennedy is a master of storytelling and many of her tales are told from memory. You will hear traditional and contemporary stories for children and families. Yankee magazine calls Sharon "One of 60 People who make New England, New England!" Age 5 - 11. No registration required. The first 100 children, age 5 - 11, will be admitted. Bring your reading logs to get your certificate and prize. Sharon Kennedy Storytelling program is partly sponsored by the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Summer Reading Program. 

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday August 13 at 6:30 p p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Board Game Fun age 8-11 

Join our Board Game Fun day on Wednesday August 8, at 2:30, we supply the games, and you supply the skill and luck. For children age 8-11 No sign up needed. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children’s Room 781-848-0405 x 4425.


Teen Movie: The Hunger Games

Join us for the viewing of The Hunger Games on the library's big screen on Monday, August 20, from 2-4:30. There will be door prizes and snacks. Costumes are encouraged. This movie is rated PG-13 and attendance is LIMITED TO TEENS AGES 13-18. No Registration required. Adult showing of the movie is from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


July 26, 2012


One Braintree, One Book presents Shelley Sommer

If you love baseball, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about the history of this beloved sport when local author Shelley Sommer visits the Thayer Public Library on Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 pm. The author of the teen book, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, Shelley will speak about this famous baseball player’s life and the exciting process of digging into historical records to uncover his story. Presented as part of One Braintree, One Book, this event is not to be missed!

One Braintree, One Book Discussion 

We’ll be discussing The Prince of Thieves (aka The Town) on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30pm. Both the book and the movie are available to pick up from the Circulation Desk. So, whether you have read the book, seen the movie, or both, join us in the Logan Auditorium and we’ll talk about it!

Baseball Finale One Braintree One Book

The Thayer Public Library is celebrating the finale of our second annual One Braintree, One Book right across the street from the library at French’s Common on August 16 from 5-7 p.m. There will be free food and fun for all ages. Come and cheer on the Princes and the Thieves as they compete in the kids’ softball game. For those ages 3 and older, if you’ve ever wondered if your pitch is ready for the majors, come try your hand at the speed-pitch machine. There will also be a craft activity, face painting, and a raffle drawing. If you haven’t entered the raffle, it’s not too late. Stop by the library and pick up an entry form, answer the baseball questions, and drop it off at any service desk. So mark your calendar for August 16th and don’t miss this special evening of fun, games, and best of all, hot dogs and chips for everyone! See you there.

Bats and a craft

Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and help make a mural of bats to decorate the library on Friday, July 27 at 2:30. Part of "One Braintree, One Book: celebrating 100 years of Fenway and part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program.
 
Teen Craft: Make a Book!

Altered books are a popular art form. In this workshop on Thursday, August 2, at 2:00 pm teens will learn simple bookbinding skills to transform an old book into something new. Teens can choose to create a one-of-a-kind mixed-media journal, sketchbook, or a miniature work of art. 

Storytime: Pond Meadow Park 

Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan will hold a Storytime at Pond Meadow Park for children of all ages on Monday, July 30, at 10:30. Meet near the entrance at the covered picnic table area/"pavilion" at the parking lot of Pond Meadow Park, off Grove Street in Braintree. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat craft. Your children will enjoy walking through this oasis of natural beauty on your own, on the main paved trail that is great for strollers, or quieter side trails. Registration not required. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425

It’s LEGO time

Come, create, build and bring your imagination for ages 6 and older on Wednesday, August 1, at 2:30 p.m. Registration not required. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.

Craft time at the Library

Make a fun summer craft on Tuesday, August 7, at 2:30 p. m. Afternoon craft for children ages 3 and older. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.

Teen Book Chat 

Come to the young adult room and talk about books, music, and more on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:30-7:30 for teens in grade 6-8. We will choose a book to read for the September meeting and discuss what other books we're reading. New members are always welcome. For more information about this program, contact Ellen Seeburger.

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Wednesday, August 8, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss any Lincoln biography you decided to read. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.  

Arts & Crafts Fair 

Join the Friends and Trustees of Thayer Public Library Arts & Crafts Fair on the Library grounds, Saturday, August 11 from 9:00am-2:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Library. Note that the library building is closed during this event. 

“Rock Star” Story time 

Come hear the fun book "So you want to be a rock star" written by Audrey Vernick and make a pretend guitar or drum on Friday, August 10, at 2:30. No sign up necessary. Program held in the Stained Glass Story Nook of the Children's Room. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

Cupcake Decorating

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited on August 9 at 2:30 pm to the library for a cupcake challenge! From silly to sweet, teens will have a chance to learn how to make basic designs in frosting and then try their hand at making their own original cupcake creation.

Travel E-books

Traveling this summer? Use your Thayer Public Library card to check out our travel e-books from anywhere in the world! View them online or download just the chapters you want to take with you. They’re available whenever and wherever you want them! Find them easily by clicking the link on our home page at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  Enjoy your vacation! Don’t forget that the library subscribes to many sources of e-books. 

Museum Passes

Remember when making you summer plans the library has museum passes available. Passes can be reserved online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.org  or Reference desk at 781-848-04045 x4417.

There is no better place than the library to spend some of those hot summer days! Browse the new books, magazines or read the newspaper. 

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



July 19, 2012


One Braintree, One Book presents Shelley Sommer

If you love baseball, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about the history of this beloved sport when local author Shelley Sommer visits the Thayer Public Library on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm. The author of the teen book, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, Shelley will speak about this famous baseball player’s life and the exciting process of digging into historical records to uncover his story. Presented as part of One Braintree, One Book, this event is not to be missed!

Are you a Red Sox Super Fan?

Do you know everything there is to know about the team? For the month of July you can strut your stuff with our trivia raffle. Fill out one of the trivia sheets, available in the library, and just for turning it in to one of our service desks, you’ll receive a very cool READ baseball book mark. And, if all of your answers are correct, you’ll be entered in the raffle to win an official baseball signed at this year’s spring training by Andrew Baily, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine. The raffle will be held at the One Braintree, One Book finale on August 16, from 5 to 7, at French’s Common. Other Red Sox prizes will also be raffled. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!

One Braintree, One Book Discussion 

We’ll be discussing The Prince of Thieves (aka The Town) on Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30pm. Both the book and the movie are available to pick up from the Circulation Desk. So, whether you have read the book, seen the movie, or both, join us in the Logan Auditorium and we’ll talk about it!

Bats and a craft

Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and help make a mural of bats to decorate the library on Friday, July 27 at 2:30. Part of "One Braintree, One Book: celebrating 100 years of Fenway and part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program.
 
Teen Craft: Make a Book!

Altered books are a popular art form. In this workshop on Thursday, August 2 at 2:00 pm teens will learn simple bookbinding skills to transform an old book into something new. Teens can choose to create a one-of-a-kind mixed-media journal, sketchbook, or a miniature work of art. 

Summer afternoon Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun summer project at the library. Children age 3 and up can attend on Tuesday, July 17 at 2:30 pm. For more information, contact 781-848-0405 x4426.
Registration not required.

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Tuesday July 24 at 6:30 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; recommend books, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov. 

Anime Fan Club for Teens and Tweens 

Join us on Friday July 20, 2012 at 2:00 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. Grades 4 and up are welcome. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at  781-848-0405 x4415

It’s Story time: Scary stories

Scary Stories around the Camp fire, Wednesday July 25 at 6:45. Join us by telling a scary story, reading one from a book, or listening to others. Bring a flashlight to make shadow shapes. For children age 6-11. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room, 781 848-0405 x4425.
 
Fun Friday 

Fun Friday this summer! On July 20, come make an easy craft. This is a drop in program from 9:15-4:30 for children of all ages. You can also put together a "Hello Kitty" or a Bat puzzle. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar so your kids don’t miss out. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Storytime: Pond Meadow Park 

Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan will hold a Storytime at Pond Meadow Park for children of all ages on Monday July 30 at 10:30. Meet near the entrance at the covered picnic table area/"pavilion" at the parking lot of Pond Meadow Park, off Grove Street in Braintree. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat craft. Your children will enjoy walking through this oasis of natural beauty on your own, on the main paved trail that is great for strollers, or quieter side trails. Registration not required. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. 
For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday June 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teen Writers Group 

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the library's creative writing program on Monday July 23 at 6:30 pm. We'll focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus meet other writers and share your work. We'll provide the snacks to help feed your muse. No registration required. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at eseeburger@braintreema.gov or 781-848-0405x4415.


Wii Games 

Teens come to the library for a fun afternoon playing video games on Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00pm. Snacks included! Registration not required. 

The Reader's Group Book Club
 
The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday July 25 at 6:45 pm. This month's book is: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The discussion is led by group leaders.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Zumba Kids

Kids are invited to try out Zumba at Thayer Public Library. Zumba is the new fitness craze with a Latin beat. Come on Monday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m., if you are age 6 - 12. Zumba basics will be taught by the amazing CiLisa, an experienced Zumba instructor. CiLisa returns to the library to show more fun moves, and convey her infectious enthusiasm for Zumba. She breaks down each dance into easy moves, so that anyone can feel comfortable and have fun doing Zumba. CiLisa will return on August 27 at 2:30 p.m. to lead a session for teens, and youth age 10 - 17 in learning Zumba.
 
All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


July 12, 2012


One Braintree One Book: Movie A League of Their Own

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of the movie A League of Their Own. Tuesday July 17, at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:45. The New York Times described it as one of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It's a serious film that's lighter than air, a very funny movie… “Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up." Rated PG.

One Braintree One Book: Raffle

Are you a Red Sox Super Fan?

Do you know everything there is to know about the team? For the month of July you can strut your stuff with our trivia raffle. Fill out one of the trivia sheets, available in the library, and just for turning it in to one of our service desks, you’ll receive a very cool READ baseball book mark. And, if all of your answers are correct, you’ll be entered in the raffle to win an official baseball signed at this year’s spring training by Andrew Baily, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine. The raffle will be held at the One Braintree, One Book finale on August 16, from 5 to 7, at French’s Common. Other Red Sox prizes will also be raffled. Only one entry per person, please. Good luck!

One Braintree One Book: Children’s Department 

Listen to the tale of "Zachary's Ball" on July 13 at 2:30! Set in Fenway Park, it tells of Zachary who magically gets his dream fulfilled. Then fill out the big poster of YOUR dreams, what you imagine could happen, and take the poster home! For children age 6-9.

One Braintree One Book: Teen Department

Teen Photo Contest 

Enter the Teen photo contest for One Braintree One Book and win a prize! The theme of this year’s One Braintree, One Book is baseball and your photo must illustrate baseball, summer, or a combination of both! We’re looking for pictures from your favorite local baseball field, or any image that incorporates summer and/or baseball elements. You may submit up to two photos (but you will only be eligible to win one prize). The winners will be announced on TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st. Contact Ellen Seeburger For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  The program is graciously funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

One Braintree, One Book presents Shelley Sommer

If you love baseball, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about the history of this beloved sport when local author Shelley Sommer visits the Thayer Public Library on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 pm. The author of the teen book, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, Shelley will speak about this famous baseball player’s life and the exciting process of digging into historical records to uncover his story. Presented as part of One Braintree, One Book, this event is not to be missed!

Summer afternoon Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun summer project at the library. Children age 3 and up can attend on Tuesday, July 17 at 2:30 pm. For more information, contact 781-848-0405 x4426.
Registration not required

Nonfiction Book club

This month's book is Sex on the Moon: The amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history by Ben Mezrich. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, July 16 from 6:30- to 7:45 p.m. 
Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. 
For more information contact Moira Cavanagh 781-848-0405 X4417, mcavanagh@braintreema.gov. 
 
Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Tuesday July 24 at 6:30 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; recommend books, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Open Scrabble Play 

Like to Play? Join the group! 
Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play continues on Thursdays at the library. Join the fun, on July 19 29 at 6:00 p.m. Players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. 
For more information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Anime Fan Club for Teens and Tweens 

Joins us on Friday July 20, 2012 at 2:00 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. Grades 4 and up are welcome. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415.

IT’s LEGO time!

Come, create, build, and bring your imagination! For kids age 5 up on 
Wednesday, July 18 at 2:30 pm. Registration not required
For more information contact Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425

It’s Story time: Scary stories

Scary Stories around the Camp fire, Wednesday July 25 at 6:45. Join us by telling a scary story, reading one from a book, or listening to others. Bring a flashlight to make shadow shapes. For children age 6-11. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room, 781 848-0405 x4425

Smith's Beach: Storytime

Monday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. storytime will be located at sunny Smith's Beach for children of all ages. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat of black paper. Smith's Beach is near Watson Park in East Braintree, and has plenty of parking. Bring a towel to sit on. There is a walking path between Smith's Beach and Watson Park, which starts behind the swings at Watson. Your children will enjoy digging in the sand, or playing at the playground at Watson Park. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.
 
Fun Friday 

Fun Friday this summer, on July 20! Come make an easy craft! This is a drop in program from 9:15-4:30 for children of all ages. You can also put together a "Hello Kitty" or a Bat puzzle. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program.
 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar so your kids don’t miss out. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net. 

Scanner now available!

We now have a flatbed scanner attached to one of the 15 minute internet computers on the lower level. You can create a digital image of documents or photos for safekeeping or to send via email. Remember that you do need to have a library card in good standing with you in order to sign on to any of our computers.

Travel E-books

Traveling this summer? Use your Thayer Public Library card to check out our travel e-books from anywhere in the world! View them online or download just the chapters you want to take with you. They’re available whenever and wherever you want them! Find them easily by clicking the link on our home page at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net. Enjoy your vacation! Don’t forget that the library subscribes to many sources of e-books. Our librarians will be happy to familiarize you with all of our offerings.

Friends of Thayer Public Library 

Meet at the parking lot on Saturday July 14, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a book sale and craft fair. Crafters who wish to reserve a table may contact Sunny Shaw at: 781-848-6724. 
Books all over the house? We can help!

The Friends of Thayer Public Library welcome your gently used books and can be dropped off at Thayer Public Library. We welcome all categories, but can't accept textbooks, older computer manuals, and encyclopedias 

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services


July 5, 2012


One Braintree, One Book

Let’s have a ball of a summer @Thayer Public Library’s second annual community read. Mayor Joseph Sullivan and the Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. 

The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld “ The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

We promise loads of fun and the chance to read together. We’ve already lined up a trip to Fenway Park, author Shelly Sommer, baseball movies and for the finale a baseball game at French’s Common to be held on August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. A schedule of programs and events related to One Braintree, One Book is available on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Copies of “The Prince of Thieves” are available for pick up at the circulation desk. 

One Braintree One Book: “Rookie of the Year” Family Movie

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of the family movie “Rookie of the Year” on Wednesday July 11 at 2:00. A fantasy sports story about a young boy named Henry who can't throw a baseball, but after breaking his arm in a freak accident, Henry suddenly can throw a fastball once his cast has been removed. Come to the movie and see what happens to Henry.

One Braintree One Book: Children’s Department 

Listen to the tale of "Zachary's Ball" on July 13 at 2:30! Set in Fenway Park, it tells of Zachary who magically gets his dream fulfilled. Then fill out the big poster of YOUR dreams, what you imagine could happen, and take the poster home! For children age 6-9.

One Braintree One Book: Teen Department

Teen Photo Contest
 

Enter the Teen photo contest for One Braintree One Book and win a prize! The theme of this year’s One Braintree, One Book is baseball and your photo must illustrate baseball, summer, or a combination of both! We’re looking for pictures from your favorite local baseball field, or any image that incorporates summer and/or baseball elements. You may submit up to two photos (but you will only be eligible to win one prize). The winners will be announced on TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st. Contact Ellen Seeburger For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  The program is graciously funded by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Teen Craft: Jewelry Making

Make your own jewelry on Thursday July 12 at 2:00 pm. Make braided friendship bracelets and more. All Materials provided. Registration required. 

Teen Book Chat 

Teens in grades 6-8 come on Monday July 9 at 6:30 pm and chat about the Maze Runner, a fast-paced adventure story. We read a book plus discuss what other books we're reading. Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For more information about this program, contact Ellen Seeburger.

Book Club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Tuesday July 10 at 3:45 p.m. Book discussed this month is part of the One Braintree One Book. The title is "All-Star Fever" by Matt Christopher, a baseball story. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 2& 3 are welcome. Come for baseball fun, games and snacks! You can get a copy from our "Book Club shelf" or reserve a copy from Old Colony Library Network. For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov

The Summer Reading Program with the theme “Dream Big", is designed to be a fun time for all who participate, and to encourage reading. Call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425 for more details. Registration for the Summer Program is underway, so pick up a flyer at the library for a full list of the programs and activities. Don’t miss out on some great fun!

Dream Big – Read! Summer Reading Program Events

The Children’s “Dream Big – Read!” Summer Reading Program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a star to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. There are many programs for the month of July. Tuesday at 2:30 kids, age 5-11, can play Wii games on the big screen, Thursday at 2:30 we’ll play Animal Games with children age 5 – 11. Friday brings a session on the mysterious Bigfoot for age 6-11, and all day long young children can stop by to decorate a hat with pictures of what they want to be when they grow up. Tuesday evening July 10 at 6:30 there will be a PJ story time all ages. 

Smith's Beach: Storytime

Monday July 16 at 10:30 a.m. storytime will be located at sunny Smith's Beach for children of all ages. Listen to the humorous tale of "Bats at the Ballgame" written by Brian Lies, and make a bat of black paper. Smith's Beach is near Watson Park in East Braintree, and has plenty of parking. Bring a towel to sit on. There is a walking path between Smith's Beach and Watson Park, which starts behind the swings at Watson. Your children will enjoy digging in the sand, or playing at the playground at Watson Park. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information contact the Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar so your kids don’t miss out. 

Brown Bag Lunch Book Club

The Brown Bag Book Club is moving, but we promise there is no heavy lifting involved! This book club will now take place on the second Wednesday of each month, from 12 – 1pm in the Reading Room. So join us on Wednesday, July 11 to discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever. When it was first published the New York Times called this book “…short yet spacious and powerful.” We’ve got plenty of copies reserved at the Main Level Circulation Desk, and all readers are always welcome. 

Museum Passes
 
Braintree residents, did you know that the library has 20 discount passes to museums and attractions across eastern Massachusetts? All you need is your library card in good standing. You can view the full of museums on our website and then contact the information desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 to book the passes you want. We have the New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Library, Plimoth Plantation, The Sports Museum, Zoo New England, Boston Children’s Museum, and many more. Why pay full price or worse, not go at all, when you can get a great discount by using our passes?

Friends of Thayer Public Library 

Meet at the parking lot on Saturday July 14, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a book sale and craft fair. Crafters who wish to reserve a table may contact Sunny Shaw at: 781-848-6724. 
Books all over the house? We can help. 

The Friends of Thayer Public Library welcome your gently used books and can be dropped off at Thayer Public Library. We welcome all categories, but can't accept textbooks, older computer manuals, and encyclopedias 
This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


June 28, 2012


One Braintree One Book Events
 
 One Braintree One Book: “Rookie of the Year”  Family Movie

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of the family movie “Rookie of the Year” on Wednesday July 11 at 2:00.   A fantasy sports story about a young boy named Henry who can't throw a baseball. After breaking his arm in a freak accident and his cast has been removed Henry suddenly can  throw a fastball .  Come to the movie and see what happens to Henry.
 
One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip
 
One Braintree One Book is sponsoring an excursion to Fenway Park. Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly.  If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. We reserve the right to cancel for insufficient registration.  So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play!  
 
 
Book Club for grades four and five
 
J
oin our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Tuesday July 10 at 3:45 p.m. Book discussed this month is part of the One Braintree One Book. The title is "All-Star Fever" by Matt Christopher, a baseball story. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think!   All children in grades 2& 3 are welcome. Come for baseball fun, games and snacks!  You can get a copy from our "Book Club shelf" or reserve a copy from Old Colony Library Network. For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov
 
  
Dream Big – Read!  Summer Reading Program Events
 
The Children’s “Dream Big – Read!” Summer Reading Program at Thayer Public Library is starting. Put your name on a star to go on our wall. Children receive a schedule of events, bookmark, pencil, bag and log to write the titles they read this summer. There are many programs for the week of July 2. The movie “Legend of the Guardians” will be shown Monday July 2 at 2:30, Tuesday at 2:30 kids, age 5-11, can play Wii games on the big screen, Thursday at 2:30 we’ll play Animal Games with children age 5 – 11. Friday brings a session on the mysterious Bigfoot for age 6-11, and all day long young children can stop by to decorate a hat with pictures of what they want to be when they grow up. Tuesday evening July 10 at 6:30 there will be a PJ story time all ages. 
 

Brown Bag Lunch Book Club

The Brown Bag Book Club is moving, but we promise there is no heavy lifting involved!  This book club will now take place on the second Wednesday of each month, from 12 – 1pm in the Reading Room.  So join us on Wednesday, July 11 to discuss Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson.   Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.  When it was first published the New York Times called this book “…short yet spacious and powerful.”  We’ve got plenty of copies reserved at the Main Level Circulation Desk, and all readers are always welcome.  
 
 
Teen Craft: Tie Dye 

Join us on Thursday June 28 from 2-4 and celebrate the Fourth of July by creating your own red white & blue tie-dye t-shirt. NOTE: Participants must bring their own white t-shirt to the program. 
 
 
Teen Craft: Jewelry Making

Make your own jewelry on Thursday July 12 at 2:00 pm . Make braided braided friendship bracelets and more. All Materials provided. Registration required.
 
Teen Book Chat 

Teens in grades 6-8 come on Monday July 9 at 6:30 pm  and chat about the Maze Runner, a fast-paced adventure story. We read a book plus discuss what other books we're reading. Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.  For more information about this program, contact Ellen Seeburger.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


June 21, 2012


Let’s have a ball of a summer @Thayer Public Library’s second annual community read. Mayor Joseph Sullivan and the Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. 

The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as "Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." 

The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

We promise loads of fun and the chance to read together. We’ve already lined up a trip to Fenway Park, author Shelly Sommer, baseball movies and for the finale a baseball game at French’s Common to be held on August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. A schedule of programs and events related to One Braintree, One Book is available on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net. Copies of “The Prince of Thieves” are available for pick up at the circulation desk. 

One Braintree One Book: The Town

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of The Town on Tuesday Jun 26 at 6:30. Film is adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The Los Angeles Times describes the movie “as a fast-paced, character-driven heist movie that combines robberies with romance and solidifies Affleck's reputation as an actor with a genuine gift for directing. Many of the cast members were nominated for several awards. Movie rated R, For Adults only.

One Braintree One Book: Wii Major League Baseball 

Teens help us celebrate One Braintree One Book with a Wii party. Join us on June 27 from 2-3:30. We'll be playing Major League Baseball on the Wii plus a few surprise baseball activities. For more information contact YA Librarian Ellen Seeburger, 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  No registration required. 

One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip

One Braintree One Book is sponsoring an excursion to Fenway Park. Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. We reserve the right to cancel for insufficient registration. So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play! 


Teen Summer Reading Kick Off 

Help us kick off the teen summer reading program. Stop by the YA Room on Saturday, June 16 any time between 9:00-12:00 am to sign up for Teen Summer Reading, featuring the theme “Own the Night” and enjoy books, snacks, and music. If you can't make it, stop by the library anytime from June 15-August 1 to sign up for Summer Reading. 

Children’s Concert: The Day the Library Went Wild

Kicking off the summer Reading Program is songwriter and guitarist Jay Makita on Thursday, June 21 at 3:00. The Day the Library Went Wild Jay will present “Dream Big” a participatory concert for kids and their families. This event will kick–off the Dream Big – Read” Summer Reading Program for children. This concert is sponsored in part, by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. No registration is required. The first 100 children ages 4-11 will be admitted

Teen Craft: Tie Dye 

Join us on Thursday June 28 from 2-4 and celebrate the Fourth of July by creating your own red white & blue tie-dye t-shirt. NOTE: Participants must bring their own white t-shirt to the program. 

Movie Afternoon: Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Children's Summer Reading Program

Join us for a showing of the movie "Legend of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga'Hoole" on Monday July 2 at 2:30. Film is adapted from the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky.

This is a fantasy movie with breathtaking animation and adventure. Movie rated PG for ages 5-11, the movie contain scenes that may be frightening to younger children.

Craft time at the Library 

Make a fun craft, for children ages 3 and older, will be held on Monday, June 25, at 3:30 p. m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. Part of the "Dream Big- Read" Summer Reading Program. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.

Jeff Jam Concert age 1-4 

"Jeff Jam" is coming to town on Monday June 25. Don't miss the "Jeff Jam" musical concert, for ages 1 - 4. Jeff plays traditional and original songs in his happy, goofy style! Children will have fun, plus use their sense of hearing and increase vocabulary. No signups needed.To be funded by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education through, and co-sponsored by, the Quincy/Braintree Family Network, a program of Community Care for Kids, which is run by QCAP (Quincy Community Action Programs). 

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


June 14, 2012


Let’s have a ball of a summer @Thayer Public Library’s second annual community read. Mayor Joseph Sullivan and the Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. 

The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." 

The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

We promise loads of fun and the chance to read together. We’ve already lined up a trip to Fenway Park, author Shelly Sommer, baseball movies and for the finale a baseball game at French’s Common to be held on August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. A schedule of programs and events related to One Braintree, One Book is available on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Copies of “The Prince of Thieves” are available for pick up at the circulation desk. 

One Braintree One Book: Trivia

We'll be starting a Trivia Raffle in July. Next time you're in the library pick up the Boston Baseball Trivia sheet at one of the service desks. Answer the questions, turn in the sheet and get a Get Into the Game READ book mark. All of the entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a baseball autographed by Andrew Bailey, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine during this year’s spring training! The drawing will be held at the One Braintree, One Book Grand Finale on Thursday, August 16th. One entry per person, please.

One Braintree One Book: The Town

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of The Town on Tuesday Jun 26 at 6:30. Film is adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The Los Angeles Times describes the movie “as a fast-paced, character-driven heist movie that combines robberies with romance and solidifies Affleck's reputation as an actor with a genuine gift for directing. Many of the cast members were nominated for several awards. Movie rated R, For Adults only.

One Braintree One Book: Wii Major League Baseball 

Teens help us celebrate One Braintree One Book with a Wii party. Join us on June 27 from 2-3:30. We'll be playing Major League Baseball on the Wii plus a few surprise baseball activities. For more information contact YA Librarian Ellen Seeburger, 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  No registration required.
 
One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip

One Braintree One Book is sponsoring an excursion to Fenway Park. Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. We reserve the right to cancel for insufficient registration. So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play! 

Teen Summer Reading Kick Off 

Help us kick off the teen summer reading program. Stop by the YA Room on Saturday June 16 any time between 9:00-12:00 am to sign up for Teen Summer Reading, featuring the theme “Own the Night” and enjoy books, snacks, and music. If you can't make it, stop by the library anytime from June 15-August 1 to sign up for Summer Reading. 

Movie Night

Join us for a showing of the movie Sarah's Key on Thursday, June 14 at 6:45PM. The Readers' Group Book Club members loved the book and now want to compare it to the movie. Come and help them decide: Is the book always better than the movie? Everyone is welcome. It really doesn't matter if you've read the book or not. This movie is rated PG13. 

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday June 16 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. For more information contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4425 estrachan@braintreema.gov. 

Children’s Concert: The Day the Library Went Wild

Kicking off the summer Reading Program is songwriter and guitarist Jay Makita on Thursday June 21 at 3:00. The Day the Library Went Wild Jay will present “Dream Big” a participatory concert for kids and their families. This event will kick–off the Dream Big –Read” Summer Reading Program for children. This concert is sponsored in part, by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. No registration is required. The first 100 children ages 4-11 will be admitted.

Brown Bag Book Lunch 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, June 15, at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “House of Mirth” or “Ethan Frome“ by Edith Wharton. Copies of these books can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov
 
Nonfiction Book club

This month's book is Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, June 18 a from 7 to 8:45 p.m.  Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.  For more information contact Moira Cavanagh at 781-848-0405 X4417, or email mcavanagh@braintreema.gov 

Teen Art Afternoon: Printing and Stamping Workshop 

Join us Thursday June 21 from 2-4 and learn simple printmaking techniques. Teens will experiment with various printing and stamping techniques that can be used to create original works of art. We'll learn about the printmaking process and try out simple techniques such as monoprinting, image transfer, and printing with everyday objects. Plus we'll even make our own Styrofoam stamps. Teens will come away with prints that can be used to create custom greeting cards or for use in art projects and journals. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, X 4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net. 

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


June 7, 2012



Let’s have a ball of a summer @Thayer Public Library’s second annual community read. Mayor Joseph Sullivan and the Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. 

The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." 

The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

We promise loads of fun and the chance to read together. We’ve already lined up a trip to Fenway Park, author Shelly Sommer, baseball movies and for the finale a baseball game at French’s Common to be held on August 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. A schedule of programs and events related to One Braintree, One Book is available on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

Copies of “The Prince of Thieves” are available for pick up at the circulation desk. 

One Braintree One Book: Trivia

We'll be starting a Trivia Raffle in July. Next time you're in the library pick up the Boston Baseball Trivia sheet at one of the service desks. Answer the questions, turn in the sheet and get a Get Into the Game READ book mark. All of the entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a baseball autographed by Andrew Bailey, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine during this year’s spring training! The drawing will be held at the One Braintree, One Book Grand Finale on Thursday, August 16th. One entry per person, please.

One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip

One Braintree One Book is sponsoring an excursion to Fenway Park. Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. We reserve the right to cancel for insufficient registration. So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play! 

Movie Night

Join us for a showing of the movie Sarah's Key on Thursday, June 14 at 6:45PM. The Readers' Group Book Club members loved the book and now want to compare it to the movie. Come and help them decide: Is the book always better than the movie? Everyone is welcome. It really doesn't matter if you've read the book or not. This movie is rated PG13. 

Saturday Morning Story Time 

Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on June 9, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring!
 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Resume Writing with Gary Gekow 

On Wednesday Jun 13 from 6:00-8:00pm, the library is sponsoring a free Resume Writing workshop. If you are unemployed, looking to change jobs, or simply need to refresh your resume, this is the workshop for you. This is a round table group format where we will discuss resume writing in general, including key word search techniques and dissect both chronological and functional resume samples. Participants are encouraged to bring their existing resume for confidential one on one analysis. 

Facilitator is Gary Gekow, a senior employment specialist with 21 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. Gary has presented at many libraries across the state; this is a return visit for him to Thayer Public Library. No signup required. For more information check our online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, or call 781-848-0405 x4417.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday June 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, June 12 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “A Secret Kept” by Tatiana de Rosnay. For information call Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

GoodReads

On June 13, from 10 to 11 am, we’re offering a new Introduction to GoodReads. Join this social site that connects you with people around the country who like to read what you like to read. Share reviews, discuss, and find new books. Our Introduction will show you how to get the most out of what’s offered. Register online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417.

Teen Summer Reading Kick Off 

Help us kick off the teen summer reading program. Stop by the YA Room on Saturday June 16 any time between 9:00-12:00 am to sign up for Teen Summer Reading, featuring the theme “Own the Night” and enjoy books, snacks, and music. If you can't make it, stop by the library anytime from June 15-August 1 to sign up for Summer Reading. 

Friends of Thayer Public Library :Book Sale 

Meet at the parking lot garage on Saturday June 16, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. We open the garage doors and invite you to browse the huge collection of books. we've been saving up for you! 

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday June 16 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. For more information contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4425 estrachan@braintreema.gov

Book Club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Thursday June 7 at 7:00 p.m. Book discussed this month is "The Doll People" by Ann Martin, an awesome tale of two girl dolls who want to explore the wider world, but their doll parents want them to stay inside the doll house, where they're safe. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov

2012 Author/Speaker Series

Thayer Public Library will host author Joe Burke on Thursday June 7 at 7 p.m. Mr. Burke will speak about his recent book ‘How Hollywood killed JFK-Starring Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra- A Twisted Tinseltown Tale of Power, Greed, & Revenge."  Registration is not required

Children's Concert: The Day the Library Went Wild

Kicking off the summer Reading Program is songwriter and guitarist Jay Makita on Thursday June 21 at 3:00. The Day the Library Went Wild, Jay will present “Dream Big” a participatory concert for kids and their families. This event will kick-off the “Dream Big – Read” Summer Reading Program for children. This concert is sponsored in part, by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. No registration required. The first 100 children age 4-11 will be admitted. 

Pawtucket Red Sox Tickets

Baseball season is here and the library has schedules for the Pawtucket Red Sox games and passes for their home games! Each pass is good for up to six general admission tickets for only $18.00. Passes may be reserved through our online reservation system at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and at the Reference Desk. Stop by or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417. Pick up a schedule and plan a date to take the whole family out to the ball game!

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

 May 31, 2012


Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. 

The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld."  

The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer’s is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book. 

One Braintree One Book

Congratulations to the winners of our first One Braintree, One Book event! We celebrated the National Library Week AND the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park with a huge Red Sox Raffle. There were 15 lucky winners out of over one thousand entries! Winners received Red Sox caps, shirts, mugs, and other logo items plus there was an autographed copy of Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves and the giant format book, Fenway Park 100 Years. So, if you see one of the winners around town, remember to congratulate them. Here they are: Silvia Montillo, The Shea Family, Hao Tran, Anne DuPlessis, Maggie Cate Carney, Jerome Riley, Alora McDonough, Anne Sullivan, Nicholas Chafe, My Nah, Thomas Svagdis, Paul Timulty, Ed Kelly, Valerie Couras, and Haley Norton.

One Braintree One Book: Trivia

We'll be starting a Trivia Raffle in July. Next time you're in the library pick up the Boston Baseball Trivia sheet at one of the service desks. Answer the questions, turn in the sheet and get a Get Into the Game READ book mark. All of the entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a baseball autographed by Andrew Bailey, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine during this year’s spring training! The drawing will be held at the One Braintree, One Book Grand Finale on Thursday, August 16th. One entry per person, please.

One Braintree One Book

Come help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book on Thursday May 31 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with Richard A. Johnson, author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Described as "the definitive, illustrated history of Fenway Park, this comprehensive volume captures the momentous occasions of America's most beloved ballpark. Featuring posters, ticket stubs, and fan memorabilia, this history contains firsthand accounts of the many baseball and non-baseball events that have helped characterize the park since the days of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth. The book celebrates the teams, the fans, and the quirks of Fenway Park for its centennial in 2012." 

There will be copies of the book for purchase and Mr. Johnson will be available to sign.
It should be a lively and fun night!

One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip

Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play!

Learning Something New @ the Library

There is still room in some of our computer learning sessions for June. The Computer Series consists of 3 – 1 hour classes beginning Tuesday morning, June 12. The Series is designed for people who want to brush up on their computing skills and for those who are relatively new to using a computer.  Or how about an in-depth walk through Everything Google? This 2-part class will teach you about Google’s advanced search features and introduce you to some of the many other Google products. 

Do you have a LinkedIn account but don’t know what to do with it? Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30 for an in-depth introduction to its features. On June 13, from 10 to 11 am, we’re offering a new Introduction to GoodReads. Join this social site that connects you with people around the country who like to read what you like to read. Share reviews, discuss, and find new books. Our Introduction will show you how to get the most out of what’s offered. Register online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417.


Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Saturday June 2 at 2:00 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Teens Decorate the Library

Join us on Monday June 4 at 7:00 pm to help the library’s Teen Advisory Group decorate the YA Room for Summer Reading. The theme for 2012 is “Own the Night” so we’ll be making our own star-inspired designs. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend and do not need to be a member of TAG to help out. No registration required. 

Teen Book Chat: Hunger Games

Have you read the book AND seen the movie? Looking for a good book to read next? Come to the library on Tuesday June 5 at 700 pm for this new book club just for grades 6-8. At this meeting we'll talk about The Hunger Games, try out a few Hunger Games activities, and pick a similar book to read with a survival theme for our next meeting in July. 

2012 Author/Speaker Series

Thayer Public Library will host author Joe Burke on Thursday June 7 at 7 p.m. Mr. Burke will speak about his recent book "How Hollywood killed JFK-Starring Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra- A Twisted Tinseltown Tale of Power, Greed, & Revenge." Registration is not required. 

Movie Night

Join us for a showing of the movie Sarah's Key on Thursday, June 14 at 6:45PM. The Readers' Group Book Club members loved the book and now want to compare it to the movie. Come and help them decide: Is the book always better than the movie? Everyone is welcome. It really doesn't matter if you've read the book or not. This movie is rated PG13. 

Saturday Morning Story Time
 
Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on June 9, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring!
 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Resume Writing with Gary Gekow 

On Wednesday Jun 13 from 6:00-8:00pm, the library is sponsoring a free Resume Writing workshop. If you are unemployed, looking to change jobs, or simply need to refresh your resume, this is the workshop for you. This is a round table group format where we will discuss resume writing in general, including key word search techniques and dissect both chronological and functional resume samples. Participants are encouraged to bring their existing resume for confidential one on one analysis. 

Facilitator is Gary Gekow, a senior employment specialist with 21 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. Gary has presented at many libraries across the state; this is a return visit for him to Thayer Public Library. No signup required. For more information check our online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, or call 781-848-0405 x4417.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

 May 24, 2012


The library will be closed on Monday, Monday May, 28, in recognition of Memorial Day.


One Braintree One Book

Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book.

 In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book. 

One Braintree One Book: Author talk 

Come help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00 p.m. for an evening Richard A. Johnson, author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Described as "the definitive, illustrated history of Fenway Park, this comprehensive volume captures the momentous occasions of America's most beloved ballpark. Featuring posters, ticket stubs, and fan memorabilia, this history contains firsthand accounts of the many baseball and non-baseball events that have helped characterize the park since the days of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth. The book celebrates the teams, the fans, and the quirks of Fenway Park for its centennial in 2012." 

There will be copies of the book for purchase and Mr. Johnson will be available to sign.  It should be a lively and fun night!

One Braintree One Book: Family Movie Fun

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of the movie Field of Dreams. Wednesday May 30, at 6:00 p.m.

One Braintree One Book: Fenway Park Trip

Come with us to Fenway Park and celebrate the Park's 100th anniversary with a special group tour! We'll be leaving from the library on Thursday, July 26th, at 10AM and should be back by 1:30PM. The fee for adults is $15.00 and children, ages 5 to 15, are $12.00. We expect this special family event for ages 5 and up to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, please be sure to register soon either by calling the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417 or stopping by the lower level. Payments are by cash or checks only - checks payable to Thayer Public Library - and are due before July 3rd. The price includes both your tour and transportation. So don't ride the pine, get in the game and play!

Learning Something New @ the Library

There is still room in some of our computer learning sessions for June. The Computer Series consists of 3 – 1 hour classes beginning Tuesday morning, June 12. The Series is designed for people who want to brush up on their computing skills and for those who are relatively new to using a computer. 

Or how about an in-depth walk through Everything Google? This 2-part class will teach you about Google’s advanced search features and introduce you to some of the many other Google products. Do you have a LinkedIn account but don’t know what to do with it? Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30 for an in-depth introduction to its features. 

On June 13, from 10 to 11 am, we’re offering a new Introduction to GoodReads. Join this social site that connects you with people around the country who like to read what you like to read. Share reviews, discuss, and find new books. Our Introduction will show you how to get the most out of what’s offered. 

Register online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417.

Board games for kids 

The library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. Join us on Wednesday May 30 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. For ages 6 up and no sign up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room 781-848-0405 x 4425.

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Saturday June 2 at 2:00 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

2012 Author/Speaker Series

Thayer Public Library will host author Joe Burke on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. Mr. Burke will speak about his recent book ‘How Hollywood killed JFK-Starring Elivis Presley, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra- A Twisted Tinseltown Tale of Power, Greed, & Revenge." No registration is required. 

Freegal

Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your ITunes account. Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  and click on Freegal. Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.

Five reasons to love your free library:

Programs for everyone
Museum Passes to 18 of the area’s best attractions
A beautiful space to meet your friends 
Internet, Wi-Fi and computer classes
Books, DVD’s, Music, Games!


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



May 17, 2012

Friends Concert
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Perri Rossi Orchestra's classic and Latin inspired jazz has been a series favorite for years! This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

Family Movie Fun

Help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book with a viewing of the movie Field of Dreams on Wednesday, May 30, at 6:00 p.m.

One Braintree One Book

Come help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00 for an evening with Dick Johnson, author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Described as "the definitive, illustrated history of Fenway Park, this comprehensive volume captures the momentous occasions of America's most beloved ballpark. Featuring posters, ticket stubs, and fan memorabilia, this history contains firsthand accounts of the many baseball and non-baseball events that have helped characterize the park since the days of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth. The book celebrates the teams, the fans, and the quirks of Fenway Park for its centennial in 2012."

There will be copies of the book for purchase and Mr. Johnson will be available to sign. It should be a lively and fun night! 

For more information contact the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405 x4417, or email referencedesk@braintreema.gov
 
Popular Music of the 1940s and 1950s 

Come to the library on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 pm and enjoy a performance by musician and educator John Root featuring popular music of the 1940s and 1950s. John will sing and play the keyboard during this special event. “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Saturday, May19, at 11:00 am. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects.  For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415 or email eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, May 19, if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Afterschool Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun spring project at the library. Children age 8 and up can attend on Tuesday, May 22, at 3:45 pm. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4426. Registration not required

NonFiction Book Club

Do you like to read nonfiction? Meet other nonfiction fans at the new Thayer Public Library Nonfiction Book Club. 
This month's book is Slow death by rubber duck: the secret danger of everyday things by Rick Smith. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, May 21, from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

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

IT’s LEGO time!

Come, create, build and bring your imagination! For kids age 6 up on Wednesday May 23 at 3:45 p.m. Registration not required.  Target has generously provided LEGOs for LEGO programs at the library. For more information contact the Children’s Room at 781-848-0405 x4425.

The Reader's Group Book Club
 
The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday May 23 at 7:15. This month's book is: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. The discussion is led by group leaders.
 
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Learning Something New @ the Library

There is still room in some of our computer learning sessions for June. The Computer Series consists of 3 – 1 hour classes beginning Tuesday morning, June 12. The Series is designed for people who want to brush up on their computing skills and for those who are relatively new to using a computer. 

Or how about an in-depth walk through Everything Google? This 2-part class will teach you about Google’s advanced search features and introduce you to some of the many other Google products. Do you have a LinkedIn account but don’t know what to do with it? Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30 for an in-depth introduction to its features. 

On June 13, from 10 to 11 am, we’re offering a new Introduction to GoodReads. Join this social site that connects you with people around the country who like to read what you like to read. Share reviews, discuss, and find new books. Our Introduction will show you how to get the most out of what’s offered. Register online at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net  or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417.

AtoZDatabases

AtoZDatabases one of the new products in the library, provides details on every business and every household in the United States. It’s a powerful tool for job seekers, small business owners, students, and salespeople, and it’s a great replacement for a shelf full of phone books! If you are one of our regular Reference USA users, please try out the new A to Z databases. The links for both are toward the bottom of our homepage (www.thayerpubliclibrary.net). Reference USA will disappear this summer and A to Z will become our one-stop for contact information, sales leads, and so much more.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



May 10, 2012


Friends Concert Series
 

Free concert Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Thayer Public Library.  Don’t miss this free performance by the Perri Rossi Orchestra!  The orchestra's  classic and Latin inspired jazz have been  series favorites for years! This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

One Braintree One Book 

Book Talk for grades two and three

Join us for upcoming book discussions as part of One Braintree, One Book community-wide read. 
"Fenway Foul up" by David Kelly, led by Elisabeth Strachan, will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 3:45. Fenway Foul up is a mystery set at Fenway Park and a great way to celebrate 100 years of Fenway Park.

Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov
 
You can get a copy from our Book Club before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. 

One Braintree One Book

Join us on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00 for an evening with Dick Johnson, author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Described as "the definitive, illustrated history of Fenway Park, this comprehensive volume captures the momentous occasions of America's most beloved ballpark. Featuring posters, ticket stubs, and fan memorabilia, this history contains firsthand accounts of the many baseball and non-baseball events that have helped characterize the park since the days of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth. The book celebrates the teams, the fans, and the quirks of Fenway Park for its centennial in 2012."

There will be copies of the book for purchase and Mr. Johnson will be available to sign them.
It should be a lively and fun night! 

For more information contact Reference 781-848-0405 x4417, or email referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Board games for kids
 
Wednesday May 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm the library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room 781-848-0405 x 4425

Popular Music of the 1940s and 1950s 

Come to the library on Thursday May 17 at 7:00 pm and enjoy a performance by musician and educator John Root featuring popular music of the 1940s and 1950s. John will sing and play the keyboard during this special event. “This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.”

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Tuesday May19 at 11:00 am. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday May 19 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters The program is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Afterschool Craft

Does your child like crafts? He or she will enjoy creating a fun spring project at the library. Children age 8 and up can attend on Tuesday, May 22 at 3:45 pm. For more information, contact 781-848-0405 x4426.
Registration not required 

Saturday Morning Story Time
 
Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on May 12, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring!
 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

 




May 3, 2012

Computer Classes

Sign up now for the May and June computer classes. We are offering three sessions of the always popular three-part Computer Series, which will teach you the basics so you can be surfing the internet in no time. Other choices include introductions to Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010, LinkedIn, Gmail, and the Everything Google class that introduces you to the features in Google's advanced search plus you'll take a tour of other Google products -- Google Maps, Google Books, Google Translate, even the Google pranks! 

Our newest class, Introduction to Good Reads, will walk you through the world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Learn how to find new books to read, recommend your favorites, track your reading, win advanced book copies, and much more on this social site for readers! 

All of the classes are small so you'll get the help you need and do require pre-registration. Complete descriptions and dates are located on the website and you can register through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net,  call the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405, x4417, or stop by the desk.

Angry Birds @ the Library 

Angry Birds are at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 join us on Saturday May 5 at 2:30 to make their own Angry Birds in this real-life version of the popular game. Materials to make the birds and snacks provided. You bring the inspiration. Registration required.
 
Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, May 8 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.” For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Italian American Cultural Organization 

Join us on Monday May 7 at 7:00 for speaker Robert E Anthony a Chronologist for the Boston Police Department. P.O. Anthony started researching line of duty deaths in the Boston Police Department in 2007. He uncovered the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in 1857. This program is cosponsored by the Italian American Cultural Organization and Thayer Public Library. 

Saturday Morning Story Time 

Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on May 12, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring! 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

2012 Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on, Wednesday May 9, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with author Dyan deNapoli. Author Dyan deNapoli will discuss her work, "The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue." Ms. deNapoli is a penguin expert raising awareness to help protect the world's penguins. 

Her book was the Silver Award Winner of the 2011 Nautilus Book Awards and selected as a 2011 'Must-Read' book and nominee for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award. Library Journal selected it as one of the 'Best sci-tech books of 2010.' 

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday May 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Save the date: Sunday May 20, 2012
Friends Concert Series 

Perri Rossi Orchestra's classic and Latin inspired jazz has been a series favorite for years! This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library


One Braintree One Book 

Book Talk for grades two and three

Join us for upcoming book discussions as part of One Braintree, One Book community-wide read. 
"Fenway Foul up" by David Kelly led by Elisabeth Strachan will be held on Tuesday May 15 at 3:45. Fenway Foul up is a mystery set at Fenway Park and a great way to celebrate 100 years of Fenway Park.

Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov. You can get a copy from our Book Club before the meeting date and books are due back on the day of the discussion. 

Craft time at the Library

Make a fun craft, for children ages 3 and older will be held on Tuesday May 8 at 3:45 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary.  Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net

@ your library: New titles
FICTION

Lullabye : a Spenser novel by Robert B Parker
Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman 
Deadlocked : A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



April 26, 2012


Computer Classes
Sign up now for the May and June computer classes. We are offering three sessions of the always popular three-part Computer Series, which will teach you the basics so you can be surfing the internet in no time. Other choices include introductions to Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010, LinkedIn, Gmail, and the Everything Google class that introduces you to the features in Google's advanced search plus you'll take a tour of other Google products -- Google Maps, Google Books, Google Translate, even the Google pranks! 

Our newest class, Introduction to Good Reads, will walk you through the world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Learn how to find new books to read, recommend your favorites, track your reading, win advanced book copies, and much more on this social site for readers! 

All of the classes are small so you'll get the help you need and do require pre-registration. Complete descriptions and dates are located on the website and you can register through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, call the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405, x4417, or stop by the desk.


Chronicling the Great Depression into World War II: 1940 Census 

The Library is proud to sponsor Michael Brophy, on Thursday April 26 at 7:00. Michael Brophy a genealogist returns to the library for an in depth discussion Chronicling the great depression into World War II: 1940 Census. Genealogists anxiously wait for the release of the 1940 Census. Find how this census was taken, how the information gathered can benefit your research, and what you can do now to prepare for the release. Find out what information can be gathered from the census, as well as some ideas of doing research in the 1940’s and beyond. Mr. Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He is past Program Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and past Publicity Director. 

For more information contact the Reference Department 781-848-0405 x 4417 or email reference@braintreema.gov.

Angry Birds @ the Library 

Angry Birds are at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 join us on Saturday, May 5, at 2:30 to make their own Angry Birds in this real-life version of the popular game. Materials to make the birds and snacks provided. You bring the inspiration. Registration required. 

Second Tuesday Book Club

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, May 8 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot”. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Italian American Cultural Organization
 
Join us on Monday, May 7, at 7:00 for speaker Robert E Anthony a Chronologist for the Boston Police Department.  P.O. Anthony started researching line of duty deaths in the Boston Police Department in 2007. He uncovered the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in 1857. Cosponsored by the Italian American Cultural Organization and Thayer Public Library. 

Saturday Morning Story Time
 
Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on May 12, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring! 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

2012 Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on, Wednesday May 9, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with author Dyan deNapoli. Author Dyan deNapoli will discuss her work, "The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue." Ms. deNapoli is a penguin expert raising awareness to help protect the world's penguins. 
Her book was the Silver Award Winner of the 2011 Nautilus Book Awards and selected as a 2011 'Must-Read' book and nominee for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Award. Library Journal selected it as one of the 'Best sci-tech books of 2010.' 

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday May 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


April 19, 2012


Computer Classes

Sign up now for the May and June computer classes. We are offering three sessions of the always popular three-part Computer Series, which will teach you the basics so you can be surfing the internet in no time. Other choices include introductions to Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010, LinkedIn, Gmail, and the Everything Google class that introduces you to the features in Google's advanced search plus you'll take a tour of other Google products -- Google Maps, Google Books, Google Translate, even the Google pranks! 

Our newest class, Introduction to Good Reads, will walk you through the world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Learn how to find new books to read, recommend your favorites, track your reading, win advanced book copies, and much more on this social site for readers! All of the classes are small so you'll get the help you need and do require pre-registration. 

Complete descriptions and dates are located on the website and you can register through the online calendar at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, call the Reference Desk at 781-848-0405, x4417, or stop by the desk.

One Braintree, One Book

Next time you're in the library pick up the Boston Baseball Trivia sheet at one of the service desks. Answer the questions, turn in the sheet and get a Get Into the Game READ book mark. All of the entries with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a baseball autographed by Andrew Bailey, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Bobby Valentine during this year’s spring training! The drawing will be held at the One Braintree, One Book Grand Finale on Thursday, August 16th. One entry per person, please. A big thank you to staff member Marie Bowe who donated the signed baseball.


2012 Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “The Charlestown Connection" a face-paced whodunit, murder mystery. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments.

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday April 21 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters 
The program is from 1 t0 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Tuesday April 24 at 7:00. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov


Chronicling the Great Depression into World War II: 1940 Census 

The Library is proud to sponsor Michael Brophy, on Thursday April 26 at 7:00. Michael Brophy a genealogist returns to the library for an in depth discussion chronicling the great depression into World War II: 1940 Census. Genealogists anxiously wait for the release of the 1940 Census. Find how this census was taken, how the information gathered can benefit your research, and what you can do now to prepare for the release. Find out what information can be gathered from the census, as well as some ideas of doing research in the 1940’s and beyond. Mr. Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He is past Program Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and past Publicity Director.
 
For more information contact the Reference Department 781-848-0405 x 4417 reference@braintreema.gov.

The Reader's Group Book Club 

The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday April 25 from 7:15 to 8:45. This month's book is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. The discussion is led by group leaders. 
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov 

Nonfiction Book club

This month's book is Wait till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanaugh, will lead the discussion on Monday, April 23 a from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

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

Storytime
 
Families don’t forget Saturday morning story hour on April 21 at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this spring! 

There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

IT’s LEGO time!

Come, create, build, and bring your imagination! For kids age 5 up on. Wednesday April 25 at 3:45 pm. Registration not required.  Target has generously provided LEGOs for LEGO programs at the library.

Save the date:
Angry Birds @ the Library
 

Angry Birds are at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 join us on Saturday May 5 at 2:30 to make their own Angry Birds in this real-life version of the popular game. Materials to make the birds and snacks provided. You bring the inspiration. Registration required. 

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


April 12, 2012



The library will be closed on Monday, April 16, in recognition of Patriot's Day.

Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine” comes to town 

Please join us for a puppet show that guarantees to be lots of fun on Wednesday April 18 at 3:00. “Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine” comes to town is presented by Brad Shur, the artist-in-residence at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline. The doctor and his assistant, Reginald, fire up their Monster machine and make the world a more interesting place. Show is a bit scary, only for age 4 -11 and the first 50 children will be admitted, no registration required. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

One Braintree, One Book

National Library Week arrives annually just in time to help kickoff Braintree’s community read! Thayer Public Library invites you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as "Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The program kickoff begins April 9-April 13, 2012. There will be an open reception held on Friday April 13, 2:30 -3:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a drawing at 3:00 p.m. for those who have entered. Prizes included are, an autographed copy of the “Prince of Thieves” by the author, Red Sox caps, T-shirts, and other Red Sox items. For more information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.
The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

2012 Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “The Charlestown Connection," a face-paced whodunit, murder mystery. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. 

Kobayashi Concert

A free concert On Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m. will feature a performance by Akiko Kobayashi. Kobayahsi will play the violin along with a piano accompanist.  This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library on Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m.

Book Club for grades four and five

Join our lively book club and share your love of reading with others on Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. Book discussed this month is Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.

Pippi is memorable for her red pigtails that stick up and her wild escapades! If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781 848-0405 x4426, or email estrachan@braintreema.gov

Teen Duct Tape Craft 

Come to the library on Tuesday April 17 at 2:00 for this special school vacation week program. We will be constructing crafts out of colorful duct tape, such as wallets and flowers. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome. No registration required. For more information contact Ellen at 781-848-0405 x4415 or eseeburger@braintreema.gov 
Craft time at the Library

Make a fun craft, during School Vacation. Afternoon craft for children ages 8 and older will be held on Tuesday April 17, at 3:45 p. m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, x 4426.

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday April 21 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories for the monthly program for anime and manga fans. We watch, draw and discuss favorite series and characters 
The program is from 1 t0 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up and 2:30 to 4 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

Teen Advisory Group 

Teens join us on Tuesday April 24 at 7:00. The library's Teen Advisory Group share ideas create cool programs; write book reviews, and much more! We'll have pizza and discuss future projects. 
For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at781-848-0405 x4415 or email eseeburger@braintreema.gov.

Chronicling the great depression into World War II: 1940 Census 

The Library is proud to sponsor Michael Brophy, on Thursday April 26 at 7:00. Michael Brophy a genealogist returns to the library for an in depth discussion chronicling the great depression into World War II: 1940 Census. Genealogists anxiously wait for the release of the 1940 Census. Find how this census was taken, how the information gathered can benefit your research, and what you can do now to prepare for the release. Find out what information can be gathered from the census, as well as some ideas of doing research in the 1940’s and beyond. Mr. Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer in the Boston area. He is past Program Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and past Publicity Director. 

For more information contact the Reference Department at 781-848-0405 x 4417 or email reference@braintreema.gov.

The Reader's Group Book Club 

The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday April 25 from 7:15 to 8:45. This month's book is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. The discussion is led by group leaders. 
Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Nonfiction Book club

This month's book is Wait till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, April 23 a from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

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

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


 
April 5, 2012


Puppet Show

Please join us for a puppet show that guarantees to be lots of fun on Wednesday, April 18, at 3:00. “Dr. Doohickey's Monster Machine” comes to town is presented by Brad Shur, the artist-in-residence at the Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline. The doctor and his assistant, Reginald, fire up their Monster machine and make the world a more interesting place. Show is a bit scary, only for age 4 -11 and the first 50 children will be admitted, no registration required. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

One Braintree, One Book

National Library Week arrives annually just in time to help kickoff Braintree’s community read! Thayer Public Library invites you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as "Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld. “ The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The program kickoff begins April 9-April 13, 2012. There will be an open reception held on Friday, April 13, 2:30 -3:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a drawing at 3:00 p.m. for those who have entered. Prizes included are, an autographed copy of the “Prince of Thieves” by the author, Red Sox caps, T-shirts, and other Red Sox items. For more information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book.

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, April 6, at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “House of Mirth” or “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov.

2012 Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “The Charlestown Connection"a face-paced whodunit, murder mystery. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments.

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club 

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, April 10 in the Reading Room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “Down River” by John Hart. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Board games for kids 

We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. Wednesday afternoon April 11, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room 781-848-0405 x 4425

Save the Date

A free concert On Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m. will feature a performance by Akiko Kobayashi. Kobayahsi will play the violin along with a piano accompanist. This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library.

Young Adults

Next time you visit the Young Adult room, make sure you check out our DVD collection. We have timeless teen movies along with current hit blockbusters, pop culture favorites and cult classics. Our collection is growing, and we always welcome suggestions.

CHECK IT OUT: We’re not just books

Did you know the library has over 9,000 DVD's and 7,000 CD’s? Did you know you could watch a movie on Saturday or play board games on a Wednesday afternoon? The library is not just a building with books, but a community center that offers computer classes, WII competitions, Author talks, online databases and a delivery service to isolated Braintree residents.
 
The library offered a total of 520 programs a year and a program that has become a favorite is the Friends Concert Series. Why go to symphony Hall when Thayer Public Library offers concerts ranging from a Wind Quintet to Chicago style swing Band. 

Remember Thayer Public Library offers more than book. Visit our website at thayerpubliclibrary.net

The library will be closed on Monday, April 16, in recognition of Patriot's Day

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 29, 2012


One Braintree, One Book

National Library Week arrives annually just in time to help kickoff Braintree’s community read! Thayer Public Library invites you to participate in One Braintree, One Book. In honoring the 100 year anniversary of our beloved Fenway Park our selected title for adults is, “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan. This fast moving crime thriller follows the escapades of a street smart Charlestown gang whose ultimate goal is to rob Fenway Park. The selected children’s title is “Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott. Kirkus Reviews describes this book as "Richly imagined ... young sports fans will revel in Baggott's underworld." The middle- school selection is “Hammerin' Hank Greenberg” by Shelley Sommer. Sommer is a middle-school literature teacher in Scituate, MA.

The program kickoff begins April 9-April 13, 2012. There will be an open reception held on Friday April 13 2:30 -3:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a drawing at 3:00 p.m. for those who have entered. Prizes included are, an autographed copy of the “Prince of Thieves” by the author, Red Sox caps, T-shirts, and other Red Sox items. For more information on the kickoff and how to enter to win a prize, check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.
The idea behind One Book One Community is to encourage everyone in Braintree to read the same book and then have book discussions and events that tie into the book. 

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, April 6, at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “House of Mirth” or “Ethan Frome“ by Edith Wharton. Copies of these books can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Save the date: 2012Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “The Charlestown Connection" a face-paced whodunit, murder mystery. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. 

Craft time at the Library

Afternoon craft for children ages 3 and older will be held on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. Come, create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4425.

Baseball season is right around the corner

The library has just received schedules for the Pawtucket Red Sox games and passes for their home games! Each pass is good for up to six general admission tickets for only $18.00. Passes may be reserved through our online reservation system at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and at the Reference Desk. Stop by or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417. Pick up a schedule and plan a date to take the whole family out to the ball game!

Teen Blog

The Thayer Public Library’s teen blog provides book recommendations, reviews, and news from the library’s YA Room on the Lower Level. It also highlights upcoming programs for teens in grades 6-12 and features book trailers of new books owned by the library. You can view the teen blog by visiting the Thayer Public Library's website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.org

Teen Creative Writing Workshop 

Calling all writers in grades 6-12! Join the library's new creative writing program on Monday April 9 from 7-9 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration, and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.

Computer boot camp for beginners 

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Introduction to Excel 2010, and the Computer Series.

There is still time to sign up for computer classes scheduled for April. Topics include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and a 3-part series introducing computers and Internet searching. Classes are free but class size is limited and registration is required. You may register in person on the lower level or call 781-848-0405 x4417. Registrants must have basic familiarity using a mouse and keyboard.

New Floor completed

Come see our new floor on the lower level. I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to our patrons for their patience and understanding during the renovation period.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



March 22, 2012



Renovation 

If you have stopped by recently you may have noticed that the lower level is closed for renovations. The lower level will be reopened on Monday, March 26. 

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, April 6, at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “House of Mirth” or “Ethan Frome “by Edith Wharton. Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov. 

Save the date: 2012Author/Speaker Series 

Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm for an author talk and book signing with local author Tom MacDonald. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “The Charlestown Connection “a face-paced whodunit, murder mystery. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and light refreshments. 

Book Club for grades second and third 

Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet Tuesday, March 27, at 3:45 p .m. We will chat about “Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur” by Hunter. We will play a word game and have snacks. Each level will continue to meet once a month. Come for book-related fun. ! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x4426 or  estrachan@braintreema.gov.

The Reader's Group Book Club 

The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 28, from 7:15 to 8:45. This month's book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. The discussion is led by group leaders. 

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. Contact: Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405 x4417 or  referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Anime/Manga 

Join us on March 24, at 1:30 pm. Dress in costume of a manga or anime character. For kids and teens from grade 4 through High School. This special annual event joins both Anime and Manga groups together this month. We'll walk the runway, listen to Japanese anime music, and play Wii games. For more information contact Elisabeth Strachan at  781-848-0405 x4425 or estrachan@braintreema.gov.

Board games for kids 

Wednesday, March 28 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm the library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room  at 781-848-0405 x4425.

Craft time at the Library

Afternoon craft for children ages 3 and older will be held on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4425.

Baseball season is right around the corner

The library has just received schedules for the Pawtucket Red Sox games and passes for their home games! Each pass is good for up to six general admission tickets for only $18.00. Passes may be reserved through our online reservation system at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and at the Reference Desk. Stop by or call us at 781-848-0405, x4417. Pick up a schedule and plan a date to take the whole family out to the ball game!

Looking for a page turner?

Try one of these good reads.
The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor. 
Map of Bones by James Rollins 
The cleaner by Brett Battles.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4418. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


March 15, 2012


Renovation starting soon

We’re thrilled to announce that Thayer Public Library will be replacing the rug on the lower level of the building. If you have stopped by recently you may have noticed that the lower level is closed. The lower level is closed to ensure the renovation runs smoothly, timely and safe. But have no fear! The lower level will be reopened on Monday March 26. We appreciate your patience through this transition period.


Saturday Morning Story Time
 

Families don’t forget to bring your little ones to the Saturday morning Story Time on March 17, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter! There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website, or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.


Book Club for second and third grades

Children in grades 2 and 3 will meet Tuesday March 27 at 3:45 p .m. We will chat about “Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur” by Hunter. We will play a word game and have snacks. Each level will continue to meet once a month. Come for book-related fun! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781- 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov.


Book Club for grades four and five 

Join us on Thursday March 15 at 7:00 p.m. to chat about "My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie Accidental Zombie" by David Lubar. All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov.


The Reader's Group Book Club
 
The Reader's Group Book Club will meet on Wednesday March 28 from 7:15 to 8:45. This month's book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. The discussion is led by group leaders. 

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For more information ,contact: Priscilla Crane at  781-848-0405 x4417 or  referencedesk@braintreema.gov

The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe Workshop

On Wednesday March 21 at 6:00 p.m. Thayer Public Library will host, The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: How to Pastel Paint Flowers Workshop demonstrated by Gregory Maichack.

Gregory Maichack has been twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Program Award and is an award winning pastelist. Register ahead for this art workshop. You may keep the pastel painting you create. Materials are included. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. To register contact the Reference Desk 781-848-0405 x4417.


US Navy Band to play at Town Hall

Free concert Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at Town Hall Don’t miss a free performance by US Navy Band Northeast. 
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 


Calling all Teens
 
Teens are invited Tuesday, March 20,  at 7:00 p.m. to share ideas, create cool programs, and discuss future activities for teens. Find out how you can help make your library everything you want it to be! Come have snacks, be creative, and join the Teen Advisory Group! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405 x4415. And don’t forget to check the teen page on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net for news, event information, and of course the blog, Ellen Recommends, written by Young Adult Librarian Ellen Seeburger.


Anime/Manga

Join us on March 24 at 1:30. Dress in costume of a manga or anime character. For kids and teens grade 4 through High School. This special annual event joins both Anime and Manga groups together this month. .We'll walk the runway, listen to Japanese anime music, and play Wii games. For more information contact 
Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4425 estrachan@braintreema.gov. 


Board games for kids 

Wednesday, March 28, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm the library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room at 781-848-0405 x4425.


Craft time at the Library

Afternoon craft for children ages 8 and older will be held on Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x4425.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.



March 8, 2012

Library Advocate

Renovation starting soon

We’re thrilled to announce that Thayer Public Library will be replacing the rug on the lower level of the building shortly. After more than a year of conversation, planning, and lots of prep, we all are excited to see the work begin. 

We will do our best to minimize any disruption to your visit to the library. We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation process may cause. Please continue to use the library through this transition period. 

Saturday Morning Story Time 

Families don’t forget to bring your little one to the Saturday morning Story Time on March 17, at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter!
 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Brown Bag Book Club 

If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse ” by Louise Erdirch . Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

Second Tuesday Book Club 

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club will be on Tuesday, March 13, in the Reading Room, at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Nonfiction Book Club 

This month's book is “The right stuff “by Tom Wolfe. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, March 19 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Book Club for grades four and five 

Join us on Thursday March 15 at 7:00 p.m. to chat about "My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie Accidental Zombie" by David Lubar. All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781 848-0405 x4426 estrachan@braintreema.gov 
The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe Workshop

The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: How to Pastel Paint Flowers Workshop

On Wednesday March 21 at 6:00 p.m. Thayer Public Library will host, The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: How to Pastel Paint Flowers Workshop demonstrated by Gregory Maichack.

Gregory Maichack has been twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Program Award and is an award winning pastelist. ". Register ahead for this art workshop. You may keep the pastel painting you create. Materials are included. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. To register contact the Reference Desk 781 848-0405 x4417.

US Navy Band to play at Town Hall

Free concert Sunday March 18 at 3 p.m. at Town Hall.  Don’t miss a free performance by US Navy Band Northeast. 
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library. 

Calling all Teens 

Teens are invited Tuesday March 20 at 7:00 p.m. to share ideas, create cool programs, and discuss future activities for teens. Find out how you can help make your library everything you want it to be! Come have snacks, be creative, and join the Teen Advisory Group! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 
And don’t forget to check the teen page on our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net for news, event information, and of course the blog, Ellen Recommends, written by Young Adult Librarian Ellen Seeburger.

Anime/Manga 

Join us on March 24 at 1:30. Dress in costume of a manga or anime character . For kids and teens grade 4 through High School. This special annual event joins both Anime and Manga groups together this month. .We'll walk the runway, listen to Japanese anime music, and play Wii games. For more information contact 
Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4425 estrachan@braintreema.gov.

Library Express Program

Do you know someone who can’t get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more.
 
Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVD’s, CD’s, magazine, audio books and Wii games. Please contact Library Director Terri Stano at 781-848-0405 x 4414.

Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.


All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


Library Advocate

March 1, 2012

T'ai Chi
 
Saturday, March 3 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body. T'ai Chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No sign ups needed. For more information contact the Reference Desk 781 848-0405 x4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Middle School Book Club 
Middle Schooler’s Welcome! Come, and chat about Olives Ocean by Henkes on Thursday, March 1, at 7p.m. For more information contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4426. 

Book Club for grades 4 & 5 
Join us on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 to chat about "My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie Accidental Zombie" by David Lubar. All kids in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks! For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781 848-0405 x4426, or  estrachan@braintreema.gov

The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe Workshop
Thayer Public library will host, The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe Workshop on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. Gregory Maichack has been twice nominated for the MCC Gold Star Program Award and is an award winning pastelist. Maichack will present "The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: How to Pastel Paint Flowers Workshop." Register in advance for this art workshop. You may keep the pastel painting you create. Materials are included. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Braintree Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. To register contact the Reference Desk at 781 848-0405 x4417 or referencedesk@braintreema.gov.
 
Board games for kids 
Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm the library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room at 781-848-0405 x 4425
US Navy Band Northeast Concert

Save the Date: Free concert Sunday March 18 at 3 p.m. at Town Hall.  Don’t miss a free performance by US Navy Band Northeast. This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library 

Library Express Program
Do you know someone who can’t get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. 

The Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVD’s, CD’s, magazine, audio books and Wii games.  Please contact Library Director Terri Stano at 781-848-0405 x 4414.  Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.

IT’s LEGO time!
Come, create, build, and bring your imagination! For kids age 6 on up. Wednesday March 14 at 3:45 pm. Registration not required. Target has generously provided LEGOs for LEGO programs at the library. For more information contact Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.

Craft time at the Library
Afternoon craft for children ages 3 and older will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 3:45
p.m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4425.

Renovation Starting Soon 
We’re thrilled to announce that Thayer Public Library will be replacing the rug on the lower level of the building shortly. After more than a year of conversation, planning, and lots of prep, we all are excited to see the work begin. 

We will do our best to minimize any disruption to your visit to the library. We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation process may cause. Please continue to use the library through this transition period. 
 

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


February 16, 2012

Library Advocate

The library will be closed on Monday, February 20, in recognition of Presidents' Day.
 
Family Folk Dancing for ages 6-12. 

Don’t miss Family Folk Dancing on Wednesday February 22 at 3:00 p.m. The musical group Tatu Mianzi presents “Dance, Dance –Wherever you may be”. Get up off your feet for this invigorating introduction to folk dance. Try some do-si-do and circle to the left, winding down with a story. Tatu Mianzi is a family chamber group that includes two talented teens. Program is for children ages 4 to 9. Registration not required.

It’s LEGO time!

Come, create, build, and bring your imagination! For kids age 6 up on Wednesday Feb 29 at 3:30 pm. Registration not required. Target has generously provided LEGOs for LEGO programs at the library.  For more information contact Children's Room 781 848-0405 x4425.  

Craft time at the Library

Make a fun craft, during School Vacation. Afternoon craft for children ages 8 and older will be held on Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 at 3:45 p. m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.

Movie Night 

Come watch The Lion King on the big screen, Thursday, Feb 23. Movie starts at 2pm. has re- You might find you are singing along with the happy song "Hakuna Matata". Rated PG. Registration not required. Children's Room 781 848 0405 x4425. 

Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, Feb, 25 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

T'ai Chi

T’ai Chi Program Rescheduled: March 3
T'ai Chi program, with Peggy Leung for adults, elders, teens, has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 3 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body. T'ai Chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No sign ups needed. For more information contact the Reference Desk 781 848-0405 x4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.  

Middle School Book Club
 
Middle Schooler’s Welcome! Come, and chat about Olives Ocean by Henkes on Thursday March 1 at 7p.m. For more information contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4426.  

Nonfiction Book club

This month's book is Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh, will lead the discussion on Monday, Feb 27 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's book is That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo, and group leaders will lead the discussion Wednesday, Feb 22 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.

Concert

Friends’ concert series continues with Nick Dinnerstein, an accomplished cellist who will be accompanied by the piano. On Sunday, Feb 19, at 3 p.m., it promises to be an enjoyable afternoon. The Friends’ concert series is free, open to the public. 



All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


February 9, 2012

Book Clubs upcoming meetings

Book clubs for kids

T
he kickoff for two new book clubs for kids in grade 2 & 3 and 4 & 5.

We will chat about books we like, and decide which book to read for the next meeting in March. Play a word game and have snacks. Each level will continue to meet once a month. Come for book-related fun and snacks!
Children in Grades 4 & 5 will meet Thursday February 9 at 7:00 p.m. 
Grades 2 and 3 will meet Tuesday February 28 at 3:45 p .m.

Brown Bag Book Club.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. Led by Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian on Friday, Feb 10 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Nonfiction Book Club. T
his month's book is Mountains beyond mountains by Tracy Kidder. Led by Moira Cavanagh, Reference Librarian on Monday, Feb 27 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

The Reader's Group Book Club.
This month's book is That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo, led by group leaders on Wednesday, Feb 22 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. All readers are always welcome.


Family Folk Dancing for ages 6-12. 

Don’t miss Family Folk Dancing on Wednesday February 22 at 3:00 p.m. The musical group Tatu Mianzi presents “Dance Dance –Wherever you may be”. Get up off your feet for this invigorating introduction to folk dance. Try some do-si-do and circle to the left, winding down with a story. No sign ups needed. Tatu Mianzi is a family chamber group that includes two talented teens. Program is for children ages 4 to 9.

Craft time at the Library

After school craft for children ages 8 and older will be held on Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 at 3:45 p. m. Come create something special. All supplies are provided. No registration required. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405 x 4426.


Movie Night 

Come watch The Lion King on the big screen, Thursday, Feb 23. Movie starts at 2pm. Disney has re-mastered the original. You might find you are singing along with the happy song "Hakuna Matata". Rated PG. Registration not required. Children's Room 781 848 0405 x4425 estrachan@braintreema.gov


Anime and Manga

Join us on Saturday, Feb, 25 if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. The program is from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. for youths in grade four and up, and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. for teenagers. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided.

T'ai Chi 

T'ai Chi with Peggy Leung for adults, elders, teens on Saturday Feb 18 at 2:00.
Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body. T'ai Chi creates more relaxation and less stress for your mind and body. Peggy Leung is an experienced teacher who will teach you basic movements that you can use at home. No sign ups needed. For more information contact the Reference Desk 781 848-0405 x4417 referencedesk@braintreema.gov.

Scrabble 
Like to Play? Join the group! 
Players of all ages are always welcome. Come alone or bring a friend. Open Scrabble play every Thursday at the library. Join the fun and players of all ages are always welcome. Boards are provided. For more information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417. 

Save the date:

On Sunday, Feb 19 at 3:00 p.m. The Friends’ Concert Series presents, Nick Dinnerstein and accomplished cellist who will be accompanied by the piano.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.



January 26, 2012


Meet the staff

Come into the library and meet the New Assistant Director Connie Collier. Connie is a long- time Braintree resident and long-time employee of the Thayer Public Library. Connie received her MLIS degree from the University of Rhode Island and has worked in various positions at the library since completing her degree. 
We are delighted she is part of the Thayer Public Library team. 

Chinese New Year Craft

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year by making a fun Chinese New Year craft project. The after school Crafts for children is Thursday, Jan. 31 at 3:45 p.m. No registration is needed. For more information, call 781-848-0405. Ext 4425.

Computer boot camp for beginners 

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Introduction to Excel 2010, Everything Google, and the Computer Series.
 
There is still time to sign up for computer classes scheduled for January and February. Topics include email, Microsoft Word, and a 3-part series introducing computers and Internet searching. Classes are free but class size is limited and registration is required. You may register in person on the lower level or call 781-848-0405 x4417. Registrants must have basic familiarity using a mouse and keyboard.

Winter Story time at the library

Book Babies offers songs and simple books for infants and toddlers through 24 months on Mondays at 9:15. This program will last about 20 minutes and registration is not required.

Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2-3 on Mondays at 10 a. m. and 11 a.m. Registration is not required. 

Longer stories, songs and a more involved craft are offered for 3-5 on Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm. Registration is required.

Donate Books! 
The Friends of Thayer Public Library need gently used books for their ongoing book sale. All books, except textbooks, are welcome. All donations benefit the library and may be brought to the lower level. Thank you for supporting your library.

Cold outside, Warm up with these hot reads.

Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockman
Hot Lights, cold steel: life, death, and sleepless nights in a surgeons first year by Michael Collins
Hot Mahogany a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 19, 2012


WORKSHOPS:

Linkedin is the world’s largest professional members group with over 100 million members in 200 countries. Approximately 1 million new members join every 6 days and 85% of recruiters go to Linkedin before anywhere else to find talented new employees. It's time you got started with LinkedIn. This 2-part series meets Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm.  In the first session you will create a LinkedIn account and get familiar with the basics. Registration is required and participants must have basic keyboard and Internet skills.

Online Job search & Resume Submittal Workshop 
Tuesday January 24 at 6:00 pm attend the Online Job Search workshop with Gary Gekow a senior employment specialist for over 23 years. Job Search and Resume Submittal Workshop: We will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators, and company employment pages. We will then discuss how to best utilize these web sites for submitting one’s resume. No sign up required.

Book Club meeting
Do you like to read nonfiction? Join our lively book club and share your love of reading nonfiction with others on January 23 at 7:00 pm. This month’s book is Dark tide: The great Boston molasses flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. The plan is to meet on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are held in Conference Room B on the upper level of the library. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

Chinese New Year Craft 
Families: Don't forget the 'After School Craft' on Tuesday, January 31, at 3:45 p.m. in the Loan Auditorium. Come make a fun, bright crafts project to celebrate Chinese New Year! No sign-up needed. For more information contact Children's Room 781-848-0405 x4425. 

Board games for kids 
Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm the library has Board games for kids! We provide the games; you bring the skill and luck, and a friend if you want. No sign-up needed. For a more information contact the Children’s Room 781-848-0405 x 4425.

Story time at the library
Stories, songs and a simple craft, are available for ages 2-3 on Mondays at 10am and 11am . No sign up necessary.
Longer stories, songs and a more involved craft are offered for  3-5 year- olds on Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm. Registration is required.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 12, 2012

Five reasons to love your free library:

Programs for everyone
Museum Passes to 18 of the area’s best attractions
A beautiful space to meet your friends 
Internet, Wi-Fi and computer classes
Books, DVD’s, Music, Games!



Book clubs:
If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, Jan 13 at 12:15 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “Samurai’s Garden “by Gail Tsukiyama. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov 

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

Save the Date: Free concert Sunday January 22 at 3 p.m.
Don’t miss a free performance by The Spinnaker Wind Quartet. Spinnaker Wind Quarter will engage audiences of all ages with performances of classical and modern compositions. 
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library 

Library Express Program
Do you know someone who can’t get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. 
Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVD’s, CD’s, magazine, audio books and Wii games.
Please contact Library Director Terri Stano at 781-848-0405 x 4414.
Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.

EBooks @ Your Library 
Thursday Jan 19 at 10:15 find out how to borrow eBooks free from the library. This session will show you how to find the books you want through the library’s eBook subscription and how to download them to your device. 

Classes are free but class size is limited and registration is required. You may register in person on the lower level or call 781-848-0405 x4417. 

The library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Online Job Search & Resume Workshop 
Tuesday January 24 at 6:00 attend the Online Job Search workshop with Gary Gekow a senior employment specialist for over 23 years. Job Search and Resume Submittal Workshop: We will analyze and discuss numerous online search strategies including job alerts, job boards, job aggregators, and company employment pages. We will then discuss how to best utilize these web sites for submitting one’s resume. No sign up required.


Check out the new display on the lower level. This month we are featuring winter wildlife in your own back yard.

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer, please contact the assistant director at x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.


January 5, 2012


What’s @ your Library!

Thayer Public Library is ringing in the New Year with a batch of new computer training sessions! During January and February the library staff is rolling out five brand new classes. There’s an introduction to Excel 2010, an in-depth look at Google’s features, two sessions to get you started with LinkedIn, which is the world’s largest professional members group, a demonstration of searching for and downloading the library’s free eBooks, plus we are now offering sessions for Gmail, Google’s free email.

In addition to these new classes we are also offering the Computer Series of three classes for both new computer users and those who want to use their computers more effectively. There’s also an introductory class to using Word 2010, and a class just for investigating the features of the library’s very own powerful catalog. 

Remember, space is limited and you do need to register. You may register through our online calendar at www.thayerpublilibrary.net, by calling the 781-848-0405, x4417, or by visiting the reference desk on the lower level of the library. Fliers with class descriptions are available in the library and are also on our website. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Book clubs
If you love to read and you’re looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Friday, Jan 13 at 12:15 p.m. for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss “Samurai’s Garden “by Gail Tsukiyama. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 x4430 or ecreighton@braintreema.gov

The next meeting of the second Tuesday book club is will be on January 10 in the reading room at 7:15 p.m. This month's discussion is on “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan. For information call 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.

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

Save the Date: Free concert Sunday January 22 at 3 p.m.
Don’t miss a free performance by The Spinnaker Wind Quartet. Spinnaker Wind Quarter will engage audiences of all ages with performances of classical and modern compositions. 
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library 

Teens
Did you know that with your Braintree library card, you can download three free music titles every week through our online Sony Freegal music download site? Download direct to your ITunes account. Visit our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net and click on Freegal. 
Freegal, like all our library resources, is available to Braintree patrons of all ages.

Kids @ the library
Families don’t forget Saturday morning story hour on January 7 at 10:00 a.m. Hear stories in the story nook and make a craft. Saturday story times will be held once a month. No sign-ups needed. We have lots of fun and many wonderful books to explore this winter! 
There is so much going on in the Children’s Department that you really need to take a look at our online calendar, website or please stop by the Children’s Department for more information.

Thayer Public Library offers more than books.
Do you know someone who can’t get out of the house? Thayer Public Library offers free delivery service to isolated Braintree residents who are unable to leave their home due to a health or social service issue that lasts twelve (12) weeks or more. 

Library Express delivery program will deliver library materials to your doorstep. In addition to books, the library offers, DVD’s, CD’s, magazine, audio books and Wii games.
Please contact Library Director Terri Stano at 781-848-0405 x 4414.
Library Express is a program of Thayer Public Library in partnership with Friends of Thayer Public Library and Braintree Department of Elder Affairs.

Interview Workshop
On Wed, Jan 11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. attend the Interview Workshop with human resources specialist and consultant Gary Gekow. No signup required.

Can’t remember what you’ve checked out through the year? 
You can now track your checkouts! 
Just ask us the next time you visit on how to keep a history of your checkouts!

All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend. Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. To volunteer at the library, call the assistant director at 781-848-0405 x4414. To register for a free Thayer Public Library card, bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. Thayer Public Library is located at 798 Washington Street, Braintree, Mass. For more information, call 781-848-0405 x4420. Follow us on Twitter at ThayerPublicLib and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThayerPublicLibrary. Check out our website at www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.


This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.