May 16, 2013
May is Family Wellness Month, and the library has many wonderful books on the subjects of exercise, meditation, nutrition and healthy family lifestyles. Come in and explore.
Child-rearing program is May 16
Thayer Public Library is co-sponsoring "Raising Healthy Children in an Uncertain World" Thurs-day, May 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dr. Phillip Quinn from South Shore Mental Health will present the program. Programs at Thayer Public Library are always free and open to all. For information, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.
Quincy/Braintree Family Network, which is part of Quincy Community Action Programs
(QCAP), is the other co-sponsor of the program.
Book club for grades four and five
Come Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Bad Beginning" by
Lemony Snicket. The orphaned Baudelaire children are in for some trouble. Join our fun book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come anyway! We'll be picking future titles and want to know what you think! All children in grades four and five are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!
Book club books are available for pickup at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0405, ext. 4426, or
Tell us what you want on our website!
We're redesigning our website, and we want to know how we can make it more useful and user-friendly for you. When you take our survey through May 18, you can register to win one of three Dunkin' Donuts gift cards. Take the survey online at
www.thayerpubliclibrary.org or pick up a paper copy at the library.
The website is your gateway to the library whether you are in the building or on the go. To see what the library can offer you, pick up a copy of our "Thayer Public Library On the Go" brochure the next time you're at the library.
Nonfiction Book Club
Join our discussion of interesting nonfiction titles on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month's book is
"Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. Moira Cavanagh leads discussion. Book club books will be available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the
discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. All readers are always welcome. For information, contact Cavanagh at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or send email to
Job-search program May 21
Please join us on Tues-day, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. for "Job Search Tactics and Resume Top Tips."
Accelerate your job search with innovative and proactive job-searching techniques and learn
helpful tips on writing a resume that gets results. The workshop will explore various websites and avenues for marketing yourself.
This program is offered by Thayer Public Library and One Life at a Time, a non-profit organization that offers free resources, services, training and placement assistance to those that are unemployed and underemployed. For information, visit
Teen advisory group
Want to get involved at your library? Join the teen advisory board! The next meeting is Tuesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Teens in grades seven to 12 can help the library plan fun programs, talk about new books, make suggestions for library displays and much more. No registration is required. For information, email
Reader's Group Book Club
This month's book choice is "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse, led by group leaders Wednesday, May 22, from 7:15 to 8:45 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.
For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or
Library closed May 27
Thayer Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.
Thayer Public Library is offering a free Gmail class Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. We will provide instruction on sending attachments, organizing your mail and working with an address book. Register through the registration button on the library’s online calendar at
www.thayerpubliclibrary.net, at the reference desk or by calling the library at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417.
Story time at the library
Stories, songs and a simple craft are available for ages 2 and 3 Mondays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Registration is not required. Longer stories, songs and a more-involved craft are offered for ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4426.
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.