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December 18, 2014

Anime& Manga Club

Join us Saturday, Jan. 3 at 11:45 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 kids 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.

Teen Book & Movie Club

Teens join the teen book to movie club on Tuesday, Jan. 6 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.

Teen Creative Writing

Come to the creative writing program on Friday, Jan. 9 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, ext 4415 or email  Registration required.

Book Club Grades 2-3

The First and Second Grade Book Club meets once a month to discuss books and engage in activities related to the book We often get a bit silly. January's book is the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis. Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 3:45 p.m. Snacks provided. For more information contact Children's Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-O504, ext 4425.
Copies available from the Children's room staff. Open to all in grades 2 and 3 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.

Second Tues. Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "A Fort of Nine Towers" by Qais Akbar Omar. 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 by email at
Brown Bag Book club book discussion, movie

This month the Brown Bag club will be having a book to film discussion. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a movie viewing and book discussion on "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. Don't forget to bring your lunch.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Erin Creighton, Circulation Librarian, at 781-848-0405 ext 4430 or by email at

Teen Winter Reading Program

Teens, are you looking for something fun to do this winter break? Then be sure to visit the Thayer Public Library for our Teen Winter Reading Program!

To participate, simply stop by the Reference Desk anytime during the winter vacation when the library is open, fill out a book review form, and you'll receive a prize! Reviews will be posted in the Teen Room.

This column is submitted by Terri Stano, Director of Thayer Public Library with contributions from our professional staff librarians.

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