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LIBRARY ADVOCATE

September 11, 2014


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.

Nonfiction book club

This month's book is "Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Reference librarian Moira Cavanagh will lead the discussion, Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 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.

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-1 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 www.thayerpubliclibrary.net or call 781-848-0405, ext. 4420.

Teen Advisory Group

Teens can join us Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Members of the library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) share ideas, create cool programs, recommend books and much more! New members are always welcome. No registration is required.

TAG is a teen-run leadership group that meets once a month to plan fun library programs, For information, contact Ellen Seeburger at 781-848-0405, ext. 4415, or eseeburger@braintreema. gov

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 17- Join the library's creative writing program Friday, Sept. 19, 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 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

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 Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, led by group leaders Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:15 pm. 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.

Electronics collection

Electronics collection is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a. m. until noon at the Braintree Recycling Center on Ivory Street. It is sponsored by the Friends of Thayer Public Library as a part of Household Hazardous Waste Day.

Fees for the following electronics, in any condition, containing hazardous materials are computer monitors for $15, televisions up to 24 inches for $15, large televisions and television consoles for $20, dehumidifiers for $10 and air conditioners for $15.

There is no fee for other electronics, such as CPUs, cables, phones, pagers, printers, ink and toner cartridges DVDs, VCRs and game systems. Also collected are truck tires for $15, car tires for $5, rims for $2 and car batteries for $5.

All proceeds will benefit the library. For information, call 781-413-1327-

Boston Harbor Islands ferry passes

We have a new discount pass for the Boston Harbor Islands ferry to make it easier for you to enjoy Grape, Bumpkin, Lovells, Georges, Peddocks or Spectacle islands. You can catch the ferry from Long Wharf in Boston or Pemberton Point in Hull and receive a two-for-one discount for up to four people. The offer is good for use Monday through Friday until Oct. 13, excluding free ferry days and holidays. Come out and explore the Boston Harbor Islands this summer!


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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