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September 18, 2014

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. 19, 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  Registration is required.

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 "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, led by group leaders Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:15 pm. 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.

Electronics collection

Electronics collection is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a. m. until noon at the Braintree Recycling Center on Ivory Street. It is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library as a part of Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Fees for the following electronics, in any condition, containing hazardous materials are computer monitors for $15, televisions up to 24 inches for $15, large televisions and television consoles for $20, dehumidifiers for $10 and air conditioners for $15.

There is no fee for other electronics, such as CPUs, cables, phones, pagers, printers, ink and toner cartridges DVDs, VCRs and game systems. Also collected are truck tires for $15, car tires for $5, rims for $2 and car batteries for $5.

All proceeds will benefit the library. For information, call 781-413-1327. 

Book club for grades two and three

The book club for second and third grade meets once a month to discuss books and engage in activities related to the book. We often get a bit silly! October's book is about the wacky and hilarious "Bad Kitty Gets a Bath" by Nick Bruel. Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 3:45 p.m. Snacks are provided.

Copies are available from the Children's Room staff. The club is open to all in grades two and three who have read part of the book, or had it read to them. We meet in the larger program room, just beyond the puzzle and stained-glass windows of the Children's Room.

Movie night out

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. This month, join us for the movie based on the popular novel by John Green. Titles are announced in the library.
This program is primarily intended for adult audiences and movie ratings will vary. 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 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

Op art pumpkin decorating

Tweens and teens are invited to come decorate pumpkins for Halloween Saturday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. All materials are provided.

Registration is required for this free event for ages 12 to 17. There will also be a demonstration on op art. Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that makes use -of optical illusions. We will use color and shape to create our very own op art pumpkins. Participants can decorate their pumpkins in any style they like, so bring your creative ideas!

Brainstorming with Rory Raven

Thayer Public Library presents Rory Raven Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The event is for all ages, and is part of the celebration of 15 years in the current building.

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.

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