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August 28, 2014

Summer hours

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.

History of Fort Warren

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 Seeburger 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

Brown Bag Book Club

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

Movie Night Out

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

Library Day at the farmers' market

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.

The Maze Runner' party

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.

Employment workshop

Join human resources specialist 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 or call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.

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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