December 4, 2014
Holiday concert for families and children
Thayer Public library will kick off the holiday season with David Polansky on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
Polansky's music is frequently humorous, sometimes serious, and always clever and engaging. He has won numerous awards including the coveted Artists'
Foundation Fellowship, Music City Song Festival, Sheet Music Magazine Grand Prize, and others. His Animal Alphabet Songs were spotlighted on Morning Edition on National Public Radio. His
instrumental and choral pieces have been performed by the Springfield (MA) Symphony, The Zamir Chorale, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many others.
All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend.
Programs are held in Logan Auditorium, upper level, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 781-848-0405x4417.
South Shore Men of Harmony
Thayer Public Library will host South Shore Men of Harmony on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. South Shore Men of Harmony is a diverse group of men dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and enjoyment of this truly
"American style A Cappella music." Join us for an evening of traditional holiday music. Program is free and open to all ages.
Art reception for Braintree schools
The Braintree Public Schools' annual student art exhibit will be on view at the Thayer Public Library from Dec. 2-16. All are welcome to an open house reception, on the library's main level, from 6 to 7
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Come celebrate these talented young artists and view their work! Light refreshments will be served.
Second Tuesday Book Club
Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "The Son" by Philip Meyer. 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 781-848-0405 ex.4417 referencedesk@ braintreema.gov.
Brown Bag Book Club
If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss
any Holiday story you want.
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-O405 x4430 or
Movie Night Out
Join us Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. for a movie on our big screen. Thayer Public Library every month brings the fun of the big screen to the library. Join us each month at 6:30 in the Logan Auditorium. 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 more information about each month's movie call Reference desk at 781-848-O405 x4417 or
Meet the Friends of the Library
Meet the Friends of Thayer Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. The Friends of Thayer Public Library is a nonprofit organization that has been a generous supporter of the library over many years. Learn how you can become a member of the Friends.
Nonfiction Book Club
This month's book is: "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling
Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell. Reference Librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion, Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.
Terri Stano, director of Thayer Public Library, submits this column with contributions from staff librarians. The goal is to highlight events,
programs, materials and people associated with the library and its services.