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February 26, 2015


One Braintree, One Book features 'Still Alice'
 
Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Thayer Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invite you to participate in One Braintree, One Book during the months of March and April. We're asking the community to read with us the fiction novel "Still Alice" by author Lisa Genova.

In the book, Alice Howland is proud of the life she has worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. When Alice begins to grow forgetful at first she just dismisses it, but when she gets lost in her own neighborhood she realizes that something is terribly wrong. Losing her yesterdays, her short-term memory hanging on by a couple of frayed threads, she is living in the moment, living for each day. But she is still Alice". Thayer Public Library will be offering programs that have a great benefit for maintaining brain health.

To find out more about these events drop by the library and pick up a schedule of programs or visit www.thayerpubliclibrary.net.  

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.

Game Day

Come to the library for Game Day on Saturday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. Stimulate your brain and join us for a fun afternoon of board games, puzzles and cards. Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. This program is part of "One Braintree, One Book 2015: Still Alice."

Teen Book & Movie Club

Teens come to the teen book to movie club on Tuesday, March 3 from 4-6 p.m. We meet monthly to discuss our favorite books, movies, and other media in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We also have snacks and select a movie to watch that has been adapted from a teen book. No registration required, but please note that we often watch movies rated PG-13.Teens ages 13-17.

Music through the Decade

Thayer Public Library has partnered with the Department of Elder Affairs to offer Music through the Decades by David S. Polansky on Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. Music Through The Decades is a fun-filled hour in which the audience learns how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have influenced the great American Popular Song Book. Program will be held at Braintree Dept. of Elder Affairs, 71 Cleveland Ave.

This program is part of "One Braintree, One Book 2015: Still Alice."

Teen Creative Writing Group

Come to the creative writing program on Friday, March 6 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: eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. This discussion is part of our One Braintree, One Book 2015 celebration! 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 more information contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417 or email referencedesk@braintreema.gov

Thai Chi with Peggy Leung


Stimulate your muscles with Tai Chi and instructor Peggy Leung on Saturday, March 21 from 10-11 a.m. Learn calm and quiet ways to gently move your body. Thai 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 at 781 848-0405, ext. 4417 or referencedesk @braintreema.gov

This program is part of "One Braintree, One Book 2015: Still Alice".

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, director of Thayer Public Library, with contributions from professional stafflibrari-ans. Our goal is to highlight events, programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.

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