August 14, 2014
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 5pm.
Nonfiction Book Club
This month's book is "Unbroken: A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience and
Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. Reference librarian Moira 3avanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Aug. 18, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
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.
Children can wear their pajamas, listen to stories and sing songs before bedtime Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Be a nature detective and explore nature with the Thayer Public Library . Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for ages 6 to 11 and 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. for ages 3 to 5. Activities will include making a pretend nest for an animal.
Registration is not required, and younger brothers and sisters may attend. The activity is part of the "Fizz Boom Read" summer reading program.
Family afternoon movie
Watch the latest Disney movie starring sisters Anna and Elsa Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. During the movie, any children who want to can sing the popular songs along with
Flsa, say lines and even act out the motions. They can stand under the screen, or from their chair. Everyone who wants to may join in!
The movie will be on our big screen in Logan Auditorium on the top floor and is for children of all ages. The movie is rated PG, and runs 102 minutes.
Pizza and pages party for grade seven
Get ready to go back to school at Thayer Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. We're hosting a pizza and pages party with livery discussion and fun
activities related to the Braintree Public Schools' seventh-grade required summer reading book,
"Rules" by Cynthia Lord. This is a great way to share your thoughts on the book with other readers and have some fun before school starts.
This program is intended for incoming seventh-graders in Braintree Public Schools, and registration is required, as pizza and refreshments will be served.
Readers' Group Book Club
Do you enjoy books? Join the Readers' Group Book Club at the Thayer Public Library.
This month's book choice is "Orphan Train" by Christine Baker Kline, led by group leaders Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:45 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.
Kline will visit Braintree Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Thayer Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket for admission. Tickets will be available for pickup at any service desk at Thayer Public Library Saturday, Aug. 30.
This event is in celebration of Thayer Public Library's 140th anniversary of community connections and 15 years in the current building!
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.
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.