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August 21, 2014


Summer hours at Thayer Public Library are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Watch the latest Disney movie starring sisters Anna and Elsa Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. During the movie, any children who want to can sing the popular songs along with Elsa, say lines and even act out the motions. They can stand under the screen, or from their chair. Everyone who wants to may join in! The movie will be on our big screen in Logan Auditorium on the top floor and is for children of all ages. The movie is rated PG, and runs 102 minutes.


Get ready to go back to school at Thayer Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. We're hosting a pizza and pages party with lively discussion and fun activities related to the Braintree Public Schools' seventh- grade required summer reading book, "Rules" by Cynthia Lord. This is a great way to share your thoughts on the book with other readers and have some fun before school starts.

This program is intended for incoming seventh-graders in Braintree Public Schools, and registration is required, as pizza and refreshments will be served.


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

This month's book choice is "Orphan Train" by Christine Baker Kline, led by group leaders Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:45 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. 


Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Thayer Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket for admission. Tickets will be available for pickup at any service desk at Thayer Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 27 This event is in celebration of Thayer Public Library's 140th anniversary of community connections and 15 years in the current building!


On Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m., Thayer Public Library will host Kevin Rogers, outreach coordinator for Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, for a lecture on the history of Fort Warren. Fort Warren is a historic fort on the 28-acre Georges Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor and is now a National Historic Landmark and tourism site. Rogers will give a brief history about life at the fort during the Civil War for both Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners. Rogers has volunteered for the FBHI for eight years. This spring, he was awarded one of the National Points of Light Awards for his community outreach and volunteerism.


Youths age 12 to 17 can join Ellen See-burger Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. for book-related fun. Bookkeepers meets once a month for games, informal discussion and lots of book-related fun. Rather than reading the same book as a group, each month members bring a book they've recently read to share. Compare notes with other readers, learn about the newest teen books and leave with great book recommendations. New members are welcome, and there will be ice cream! Second Tuesday Book Club Join us Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:15 p. m. to discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. 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


If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline. 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


Join us Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. This month, join us for an American sports drama film starring Kevin Costner. 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.

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 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to


Join us across the street at the Braintree Farmers' Market for Library Day Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make a craft, receive a coloring book and have your face painted. The event is part of the celebration of 15 years in our current building.


Young fans of James Dashner's book "The Maze Runner" are invited to celebrate the forthcoming movie adaptation Saturday, Sept. 13, at 3 .pm. We'll play games inspired by the book, test out trivia on the book and design our own mazes. Registration is required and limited to youths ages 12 to 17.


Join human resources special ist and consultant Gary Gekow Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. for a 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. We will also study and discuss both chronological and functional resume samples. Participants are encouraged to bring their existing resume for confidential 1-on-l analysis. Gekow has presented at many libraries across the state, and this is a return visit for him to Thayer Public Library.

No registration is required. For information, see the calendar at www. or call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.


We have a new discount pass for the Boston Harbor Islands ferry to make it easier for you to enjoy Grape, Bumpkin, Lovells, Georges, Peddocks or Spectacle islands. You can catch the ferry from Long Wharf in Boston or Pemberton Point in Hull and receive a two-for-one discount for up to four people. The offer is good for use Monday through Friday until Oct. 13, excluding free ferry days and holidays. Come out and explore the Boston Harbor Islands this summer!


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.


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!

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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