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October 23, 2014


PuppeTree Theater -- "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thayer Public Library presents PuppeTree Theater Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. The production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" includes 150 shadow puppets and is a special show for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and their families. This beautiful production runs 44 minutes narrated in Washington Irving's exact words. Then the audience gets a fun peak backstage of how the show works how the puppets are manipulated to control the shadows seen on screen.

The event is part of the celebration of 15 years in our current building and 140 years of community connections.

Teen anime and manga Halloween cosplay

Youths ages 13 to 17 can join us on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. to celebrate Halloween. Show off your amazing cosplay costume and come dressed as your favorite character. We'll also be making ghoulish candy sushi and watching anime on the library's big screen. Please note that we usually watch anime rated PG-13. Registration is required.

Halloween craft

We have lots of spooktacular fun happening in the Children's Room Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:45 p.m. Children age 4 to 11 can enjoy making a fun and spooky craft for Halloween. No registration is needed. For information, call 781-848-0405, ext. 4425.

Library open house

Join us for an open house Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. and learn about your library and meet library staff and trustees. Light refreshments will be served. The event celebrates 140 years of community connections and 15 years at our current location.

Modular origami craft for teens

Teens can join us Saturday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. to learn modular origami techniques. Modular origami uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger and more-complex structure than single-piece origami techniques. Registration required and limited to youths ages 12 to 17.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Join us Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:15 p.m. to discuss "Rules of Civility " by Amor Towles. Book club books are available for pickup at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion. For information, contact Priscilla Crane at 781-848-0405, ext. 4417, or referencedesk@braintreema.gov. 

Brown Bag Book Club

If you love to read and you're looking for something to do on your lunch hour, join us Wednesday, Nov. 12, at noon for our Brown Bag Book Group. Bring your lunch and discuss "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.

Copies of this book can be picked up the circulation desk on the main level. All are welcome to attend. For information, contact Erin Creighton at 781-848-0405, ext. 4430, or ecreighton@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, 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 eseeburger@braintreema.gov.  Registration is required.

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 7 p.m. 


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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