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November 13, 2014

Teen Creative Writing Group

Are you a writer? Don't miss this meeting of the library's creative writing group just for youths ages 12 to I?. Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Monthly sessions will focus on developing ideas, finding inspiration and how to get published. Plus share your work and meet other writers. Snacks are included! For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext 4415, or  Registration is required.
Teen Advisory Group

Teens join us on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. The library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) share ideas create cool programs; rec¬ommend books, and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration required. TAG is a teen-run leadership group that meets once a month to plan fun library programs. For more information contact Ellen Seeburger 781-848-0405 x4415 or 

New Book Club for grades six and seven

Teens, the library is happy to announce a new book club open to all teens and tweens in grades 6 & 7 We will have our first meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4-5 p.m.

If you're looking for a more informal book club, Bookkeepers, our teen books club for ages 12-17, is always welcoming new members! Please check the online calendar for meeting dates. Rather than read the same book each month, in this group we play games and discuss whatever we're reading/watching/listening to at the moment.

Book Club for grades four and five

4th and 5th Grade Book Club will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Lemonade War" by Davies. Bring some riddles of your own for the group to guess. Join our FUN book club and share your love of reading. If you don't have time to finish it, come to Book Club anyway!

We'll be picking future titles and want to know what YOU think! All children in grades 4 & 5 are welcome. Come for book-related fun, games and snacks!

Book club books are available for pick up at the children's desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For more information about this program, contact Elisabeth Strachan 781-848-0405 x4426

The Reader's Group Book Club

Do you enjoy books? Join the Reader's Book Club at the Thayer Public Library. This month's book choice is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, led by group leaders on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:15 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 more information contact Priscilla Crane 781-848-0405 x 4417.

Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is "The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance and Paesani, From the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day" by Stephen Puleo. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion Monday, Nov. 17, at 7p.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.

Thanksgiving hours

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and will resume regular hours on Friday, Nov. 28.

Family holiday concert Dec. 6

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.

Anime & Manga Club for kids

Join us Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m. if you love Naruto or other Japanese anime and manga stories, for the monthly program for Anime and Manga Fans. We watch, draw or discuss favorite series and characters. This program is for kid's age 10 up. Snacks, drinks and drawing materials are all provided. For more information contact Children's Librarian Elisabeth Strachan at 781-848-0504 x4425.

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 American-style A Cappella music. Join us for an evening of traditional holiday music The program is free and open to all ages. 

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.

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