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July 31, 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 am to 5 p.m.

Iron Chef at the library

Teens will be challenged Thursday, July 31, at 3 p.m. to create delicious desserts and test their cooking skills. The program is for ages 12 to 17- Registration is required. For more information, contact Ellen Seeburger at  or 781-848-0405, ext. 4415.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us to plan programs and displays for the library. The Teen Advisory Group meets Wednesday mornings during the summer. The next meeting is Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in joining the group, please send email to Ellen Seeburger at

Outdoor summer story time

Children in Braintree can enjoy wonderful outdoor areas of Braintree while improving their literacy skills this summer. Library staff will present stories and songs and then lead them in a simple robot craft at Pond Meadow Park Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. The location will be under the covered pavilion next to the parking lot. If there is rain, the story time will be moved to Thayer Public Library. More story times and events will be held all summer long at Thayer Public Library as part of the "Fizz Boom Read!" summer reading program. Find out more at  

Teen creative writing camp

Teens can join our three-day creative writing camp to write, imagine and engage! In this three-part series, you will learn to develop mystery stories full of suspects, clues and lots of suspense! While our focus will be on mystery writing, teens interested in writing fantasy or other genres are welcome to join in and share their writing, too.

Dates are Aug. 11 to 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required, and the program is for youths ages  12 to 17 only.

Fun Friday

Drop in to the Children's ; Room Friday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to make a craft, name the robot and < play. No registration is required. The program is part of the "Fizz, Boom Read!" summer reading program for children.

Summer crafternoons

Come make a fun craft Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 1:30' to 2:25 p.m. Kids will enjoy making a fun craft related to the summer reading theme , of "Fizz Boom Read." No registration is required.

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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