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
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
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
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
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.