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November 20, 2014

Five reasons to be thankful for 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!

Thanksgiving hours

Thayer Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 28.

Family holiday concert Dec. 6

Thayer Public Library will kick off the holiday season with David Polansky on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Polansky's music is frequently humorous, sometimes serious, and always clever and engaging. He has won numerous awards including the coveted Artists' Foundation Fellowship, Music City Song Festival, Sheet Music Magazine Grand Prize, and others. His Animal Alphabet Songs were spotlighted on Morning Edition on National Public Radio. His instrumental and choral pieces have been performed by the Springfield (MA) Symphony, The Zamir Chorale, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others.

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. For more information, call 781-848-0405 X4417.

Anime & Manga Club for kids

Join us Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m. 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. This program is for kid's age 10 up. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. For more information contact Children's Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0504 X4425.

South Shore Men of Harmony

Thayer Public Library will host South Shore Men of Harmony on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. South Shore Men of Harmony is a diverse group of men dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and enjoyment of this American-style A Cappella music. Join us for an evening of traditional holiday music. The program is free and open to all ages.

Teen Creative Writing Group

Join the library's creative writing program on Friday, Dec. 12 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 included! For more information contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, x4415 or by email at  Registration is required.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," by Malcolm Gladwell. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 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.

Meet the Friends of the Library

Meet the Friends of Thayer Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. The Friends of Thayer Public Library is a nonprofit organization that has been a generous supporter of the library over many years. Learn how you can become a member of the Friends.

Movie Night Out

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Thayer Public Library brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 in the Logan Audi¬torium as 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 audi¬ence. For more information about each month's movie call reference desk at 781-848-0405, x4417, or brref@

Are you thinking of giving gifts this holiday season? Remember the best gift is a library card!

Terri Stano, director of Thayer Public Library, submits this column with contributions from staff librarians. The goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

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