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Tuesday January 9, 2018 - Wednesday January 31, 2018
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On Exhibit: Woodward School Annual Show
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Woodward School at the Thomas Crane LibraryWoodward 2018

We are proud to once again exhibit artworks from the the Art Department at the Woodward School for Girls. This exhibit will be on display from January 9 to 31, 2018. The works on display showcase the dedication and talents of Woodward's young artists in a variety of media ranging from charcoal, collage, acrylic, watercolor and fiber arts.  Grades 6 - 12 are represented in this collection of artworks and all works were created during the Fall 2017 semester. View selected images here. Learn more in this QATV interview.

A reception with the artists will be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: American Made
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a pilot (Tom Cruise) is unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Cruise is on top form in a based-on-fact thriller that overcomes its familiar trappings with audacious details and flat-out pacing. --Total Film - Matt Maytum

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Alejandro Edda, April Billingsley, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer, Domhnall Gleeson, E. Roger Mitchell, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Kevin L. Johnson, Lara Grice, Lola Kirke, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Wright, Tom Cruise, and William Mark McCullough. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art Exhibit Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the artists from the Woodward school and celebrate their part in this annual exhibit.

CONTACT: Anna WIngfield    617-773-5610 x321    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday January 18, 2018
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep Nursery Rhyme Extravaganza for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare on Thursday, January 18th at 10:00 a.m. as they present Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep: a Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza. This is a fun-filled program of stories and songs for children ages 4 months to 3 years old accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Michelangelo: Love & Death
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSpanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo's own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The first in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments.--Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Directed by David Bickerstaff. Theatrically released in 2017. 91 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore An American Tail
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillWhile emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

In the hands of director Bluth, An American Tail is technically impeccable, combining much of the richness of bygone Disney animation with modern technological effects.--Washington Post - Paul Attanasio

Directed by Don Bluth. Starring Christopher Plummer and Dom DeLuise. Theatrically released in 1986. 80 Minutes; Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Crane Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?
LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Device Advice
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by the second floor Reference Desk and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film: Michelangelo: Love & Death
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSpanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo's own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The first in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments.--Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Directed by David Bickerstaff. Theatrically released in 2017. 91 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 20, 2018
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English Talk Time: New Student Registration
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in improving your English conversation skills? Join the library's English Talk Time program where adults come to practice their English, make friends and have fun! To sign up, come to the North Quincy Branch at the following time:

  • Saturday, January 20th at 9:30 a.m.

Please note: This is also the first day of the conversation class. Please plan to register and then stay for the conversation class. The class will meet from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. No I.D. or paperwork is required to register.

Talk Time is a free program offered by the Thomas Crane Public Library. Classes meet at the Main Library, North Quincy Library and Quincy YMCA. For more information about English Talk Time, visit this web site and view this QATV interview

English Talk Time Information    

CONTACT: Molly M    376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Saturday Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children’s Librarian Jane Miller for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes, and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library. No registration required.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Teen Time @North Quincy: Book Swap
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Already finished with the books you got over the holidays? Join us for a book exchange and trade out your old books for some new ones. Bring as many books as you’d like to trade (up to 5). Please don’t bring any textbooks or books that are very beat up. Remember, someone else will probably be bringing your old books home as their new books! Get here at 2:30 to get the first picks!

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. This weekly meditation class is continuing its ongoing 'Meditation with Music & Art' series through December and January. The focus of the series is on experiencing the meditative and spiritual aspects of music and art. Participants can expect to come away with a more nuanced understanding of artistic creativity and how to use it for deeper meditations.

These sessions, continuing every Saturday in  December and January are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday January 21, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageCome embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday January 22, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Wild
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAfter years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.

Under the keen-eyed direction of Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Wild emerges as an exciting, elemental adventure that takes you places you don't see coming.--Rolling Stone - Peter Travers

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, and Reese Witherspoon. Theatrically released in 2014. 115 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillGreg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

Directed by David Bowers. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright, Chris Coppola, Dylan Walters, Jason Ian Drucker, Joshua Hoover, Mira Silverman, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, and Wyatt Walters. 91 minutes. Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

In January the Chickadees will have a 2 meeting short session on Mondays, January 8th and 22nd. For this special session we will be reading the chapter book Wallace and Grace Take the Case by Heather Alexander.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Crime By the Book: The Honorable Michael Ponsor
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

boiok jacketJoin New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Federal Judge Michael Ponsor for a fascinating evening about crime real and imagined. Judge Ponsor will talk about his history on the bench and his writing process, read some of his favorite passages, and answer questions. Copies of his Judge Norcross books will be available for purchase and signing. Learn more in this QATV interview.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Ponsor a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Toddler Drive In @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Calling all toddlers! Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00 at the Adams Shore branch library to make your own cardboard carton car. Then rev up your engines for a trip to the drive in where we will sit in our new cars and watch a short video. This program is for 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Iron Man
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillony Stark is a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., and Terrence Howard. Theatrically released in 2008. 126 minutes; Rated PG-13.

When it's idling in neutral, and we're watching Stark putter in his workshop or seduce unsuspecting journalists, Iron Man abounds in that rarest of superpowers: charm. Slate - Dana Stevens

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Michelangelo-Life and Death
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillSpanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo's own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association.

Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments.--Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Directed by David Bickerstaff. Theatrically released in 2017. 91 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Discover Historic New England: Shipbuilding in Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Adams Yacht Yard photographCome find out about the many shipyards in Quincy from 1789 to 1986 and hear about important ships that were built here. Local author Wayne G. Miller presents his findings which were recently published in his second book, Quincy Massachusetts A Shipbuilding Tradition, published by the Quincy Historical Society. His latest book has over 150 illustrations amidst its 200 pages and lots of great facts, such as "John Adams came to the launching of the Mount Wollaston at Nathan Josselyn’s shipyard in 1822". Don't miss this opportunity to learn about our local history! Learn more in this QATV interview.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday January 25, 2018
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Matinee Film: Marshall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillLong before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

One of the freshest and most entertaining films of the year.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Calvin Wilson

Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Starring Ahna O'Reilly, Barrett Doss, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Derrick Baskin, James Cromwell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson, Keesha Sharp, Roger Guenveur Smith, Sophia Bush, and Sterling K. Brown. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Device Advice
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by the second floor Reference Desk and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film: Marshall
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillLong before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

One of the freshest and most entertaining films of the year.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Calvin Wilson

Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Starring Ahna O'Reilly, Barrett Doss, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Derrick Baskin, James Cromwell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson, Keesha Sharp, Roger Guenveur Smith, Sophia Bush, and Sterling K. Brown. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 27, 2018
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch, on Saturday, January 27th at 10:00 am for Pets stories, songs and more.  This month we’ll be joined by local author Carla Marrero reading her new book Crabby Abby.

This program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult No registration required.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Shapes and Patterns
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, January 27th  to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Learn basic math concepts as we explore shapes and patterns by sorting shapes, matching patterns, and making pictures using shape blocks.  This program does not require registration.

This program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. This weekly meditation class is continuing its ongoing 'Meditation with Music & Art' series through December and January. The focus of the series is on experiencing the meditative and spiritual aspects of music and art. Participants can expect to come away with a more nuanced understanding of artistic creativity and how to use it for deeper meditations.

These sessions, continuing every Saturday in  December and January are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday January 28, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageCome embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday January 29, 2018
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on January 29th, February 5, 12, 26 and March 5th 

Beginning Tuesday, January 16th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Into Thin Air - Death on Everest
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAn adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.

An effective and disturbing film.--Apollo Guide, Brian Webster

Directed by Robert Markowitz. Starring Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Christopher McDonald, and Richard Jenkins. Theatrically released in 1997. 90 Minutes; TV Movie.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 3-5.  The theme of this session is Fractured Fairytales: You probably already know the story about the Frog Prince, but what about the Frog Principal?  And who on Earth is Bubba theCowboy Prince?  Join us for these stories and more new takes on old fairytales.

 

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  January 29th, February 5, 12, 26 and March 5


Beginning Tuesday, January 16th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Where the Wild Things Are
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, and Max Records. 101 minutes. Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

This winter the Chickadees will begin tackling longer books, ones thatw ill take 2 or more sessions to read and discuss. Join us for this fun group that will have your first and second graders learning new vocabulary and comprehension skills while having a lot of fun reading some great books.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Genealogy workshop - US Census Reports
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

census logoUS Census Reports – They are full of Clues to Follow!

The purpose of the census, the instructions and methods for the enumerators, and the hidden gems you find when reading the entire page and putting your ancestors’ information into historical context.  There are at least eleven clues found in the census and twenty-seven other sources you might use to confirm what is in the census report.

This program will be presented by certified genealogist Seema Kenney who was interviewed on QATV.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on , January 30, Febraury 6, 13, 27 and March 6

Beginning Tuesday, January 16th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: The Avengers
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillContinuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2012. 143 minutes; Rated PG-13.

There are moments of genuine pathos, genuine humor, genuine surprise. As much as the film adheres to the strictures of the standard comic-book movie, it also pops with a knowing, loving, Whedon-world jokiness that keeps everything barreling along. San Francisco Chronicle - Amy Biancolli

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on January 31, Feburary 7, 14, 29 and March 7

Beginning Tuesday, January 16th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Marshall
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLong before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, Marshall, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days – a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

One of the freshest and most entertaining films of the year.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Calvin Wilson

Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Starring Ahna O'Reilly, Barrett Doss, Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Derrick Baskin, James Cromwell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson, Keesha Sharp, Roger Guenveur Smith, Sophia Bush, and Sterling K. Brown. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This winter we'll be reading Construction stories and making our own constructions

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes and more.

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 1, 2018
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8


Beginning Tuesday, January 16th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens join us as we discuss American Street by Ibi Zoboi. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday February 2, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday February 3, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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North Quincy Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer credit for school? Consider joining the North Quincy Library Teen Advisory Board, where high school students will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the library, gain leadership experience, and talk with other teens about books!

Meetings will take place the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00- 2:00pm.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Sunday February 4, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageCome embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday February 5, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Phantom Tollbooth
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillMilo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure.

Directed by Chuck Jones. Starring Butch Patrick, Hans Conried, and Mel Blanc. 90 minutes. Release in 1970. Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

This winter the Chickadees will begin tackling longer books, ones thatw ill take 2 or more sessions to read and discuss. Join us for this fun group that will have your first and second graders learning new vocabulary and comprehension skills while having a lot of fun reading some great books.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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How to Listen to Classical Music
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you mystified when you see others enjoying classical music when it all sounds the same to you? Would you like to take your listening to another level so you can better appreciate the beauty and intensity of emotions in this rich tradition? Join Wheaton College Professor Del Case every other Tuesday from Februrary 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same.

  • February 6: Introduction / How to Listen to Classical Music
  • February 20: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • March 6: Classical and Romantic Music
  • March 20: Modern Music

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This winter we'll be reading Construction stories and making our own constructions

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes and more.

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 8, 2018
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday February 9, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LightThis discussion group meets one Friday per month and focuses on world literature. New participants are always welcome.

This month we will be discussing The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang. A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and the road trip they take across America that binds them back together

Pick up your copy of the book at the Main Library checkout desk.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday February 10, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday February 11, 2018
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Lunar New Year with Grace Lin
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Bring in the new year with Grace LinBring your family to a special storybook program with Grace Lin, award-winning children’s author at QARI’s Lunar New Year Festival in the North Quincy High School Library! Grace Lin, is a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator and in 2016 was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Presented in partnsherip with Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.. Visit quincyasianresources.org or email events@quincyasianresources.org for more information. #QARILNY

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    events@quincyasianresources.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Winter Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageCome embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday February 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillCharlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Directed by Mel Stuart. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum. 100 minutes. Release in 1971. Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

This winter the Chickadees will begin tackling longer books, ones thatw ill take 2 or more sessions to read and discuss. Join us for this fun group that will have your first and second graders learning new vocabulary and comprehension skills while having a lot of fun reading some great books.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore Chocolate
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. This 2017/18 season the themes are:

Upcoming:

  • January 8: Soups and Stews
  • February 12: Chocolate
  • March 12:  Italian

What we have already enjoyed:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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BIRDS, The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverJoin full-time wildlife photographer, speaker, and author Peter Christoph for a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photographs all taken right here in Massachusetts. Be entertained and informed as he shares stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images as well as his favorite places to take photos of birds in their natural habitat.

Peter will have available the companion book Birds, which he published to accompany his presentation, with a book signing immediately after his talk.

Peter Christoph is a wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning bird photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat.  Learn more about him on his website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: February Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page. 

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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This winter we'll be reading Construction stories and making our own constructions

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes and more.

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 15, 2018
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Rape of Europa
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThe Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The second in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.--San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker

Directed by Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham, and Richard Berge. Theatrically released in 2007. 117 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Crane Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Rape of Europa
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThe Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The second in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.--San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker

Directed by Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham, and Richard Berge. Theatrically released in 2007. 117 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 16, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 17, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Teen Time @North Quincy: Zentangle Hearts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a relaxing, easy-to-learn drawing program, as we create zentangle hearts this Saturday afternoon in the NQ teen room. We'll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

By drawing a series of structured patterns, teens will create beautiful images while enjoying a calming, meditative break from homework.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday February 19, 2018
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Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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How to Listen to Classical Music
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you mystified when you see others enjoying classical music when it all sounds the same to you? Would you like to take your listening to another level so you can better appreciate the beauty and intensity of emotions in this rich tradition? Join Wheaton College Professor Del Case every other Tuesday from Februrary 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same.

  • February 6: Introduction / How to Listen to Classical Music
  • February 20: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • March 6: Classical and Romantic Music
  • March 20: Modern Music

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Lecture: Night Photography I
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This will be a talk with slides covering  both technical and artistic aspects of night photography.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Ryan    508 954 8820    Timothyjr@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 22, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday February 24, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday February 25, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane Celia Zhang and Raley Beggs
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageToday's concert features Celia Zhang and Raley Beggs (both instructors at EKS Music School, Quincy). Together they will highlight the beauty and complexities of two iconic instruments - the violin (Zhang) and the guitar (Beggs). Both in harmony and as solos, each instrument's ability to simultaneously sing the melody while accompanying itself will be presented through works by Ibert, Bach, Paganini and others. Each instrument's versatility in portraying various characters and textures will be on display.

Come embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday February 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Tale of Despereaux
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillOnce upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Dor, there was magic in the air, raucous laughter aplenty and gallons of mouth-watering soup. But a terrible accident left the king broken-hearted, the princess filled with longing and the townsfolk despondent. All hope was lost in a land where sunlight disappeared and the world became dreary gray. Until Despereaux Tilling was born.

Directed by Robert Stevenhagen and Sam Fell. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, and Matthew Broderick. 93 minutes. Release in 2008. Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

This winter the Chickadees will begin tackling longer books, ones thatw ill take 2 or more sessions to read and discuss. Join us for this fun group that will have your first and second graders learning new vocabulary and comprehension skills while having a lot of fun reading some great books.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Senator Eldridge presentation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Carol Themmen        cthemmen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This winter we'll be reading Construction stories and making our own constructions

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes and more.

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 1, 2018
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens join us as we discuss American Street by Ibi Zoboi. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday March 2, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday March 3, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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North Quincy Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer credit for school? Consider joining the North Quincy Library Teen Advisory Board, where high school students will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the library, gain leadership experience, and talk with other teens about books!

Meetings will take place the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00- 2:00pm.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Sunday March 4, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane Celtic Stories and Song with Jeff Snow
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageThe Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.  You might even shed a few tears when you hear the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855. He settled in Aberdeen Maryland, found a job, got married, had children and spent the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. When John came to America he was 13. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news.  The letters were discovered in the 1970's and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. You can learn more and read the first and last of the series of letters here. This concert will last 75-90 minutes and include music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp.

Come embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March.

Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday March 5, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs.

Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby.

This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required.   

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2! This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

This winter the Chickadees will begin tackling longer books, ones thatw ill take 2 or more sessions to read and discuss. Join us for this fun group that will have your first and second graders learning new vocabulary and comprehension skills while having a lot of fun reading some great books.

On Tuesday, January 16th we will be having registration for the winter 5 week session of the Chickadees that begins on January 29th.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Lecture: Night Photography II
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This will be a lecture with slides further exploring the artistic aspects of night photography.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Ryan    508 954 8820    Timothyjr@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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How to Listen to Classical Music
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you mystified when you see others enjoying classical music when it all sounds the same to you? Would you like to take your listening to another level so you can better appreciate the beauty and intensity of emotions in this rich tradition? Join Wheaton College Professor Del Case every other Tuesday from Februrary 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same.

  • February 6: Introduction / How to Listen to Classical Music
  • February 20: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • March 6: Classical and Romantic Music
  • March 20: Modern Music

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This winter we'll be reading Construction stories and making our own constructions

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes and more.

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 8, 2018
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

An introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday March 9, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LightThis discussion group meets one Friday per month and focuses on world literature. New participants are always welcome.

This month we will be discussing The People of Forever are not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu.  This coming-of-age story follows the lives of three Israeli girls who join the Israeli Defense Forces when they turn 18 and deal with gossip and flirting along with the threat of constant danger and intense military training 

Pick up your copy of the book at the Main Library checkout desk.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday March 10, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday March 11, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageCome embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday March 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore Italian
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. This 2017/18 season the themes are:

Upcoming:

  • January 8: Soups and Stews
  • February 12: Chocolate
  • March 12:  Italian

What we have already enjoyed:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: March Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information at our meetup.com page. 

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Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday March 14, 2018
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The Origin of Pi
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pi artLearn about the origins on Pi on Pi Day! This fascinating talk will be lead by Harvard professor Christopher Rycroft.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 15, 2018
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Matinee Film: Tim's Vermeer
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillInventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The third in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

It’s fascinating and funny while forcing us to consider the line between technology and art.--Arizona Republic, Bill Goodykoontz

Directed by Teller. Starring Penn Jillette and Tim Jenison. Theatrically released in 2013. 80 Minutes; Not rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Crane Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Tim's Vermeer
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillInventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The third in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

It’s fascinating and funny while forcing us to consider the line between technology and art.--Arizona Republic, Bill Goodykoontz

Directed by Teller. Starring Penn Jillette and Tim Jenison. Theatrically released in 2013. 80 Minutes; Not rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 17, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday March 18, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane MASA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageMASA's music is a combination of R&B, Jazz and Hip-hop with real instruments and real people. The most important aspect of music for band leader Masataka Yamamoto is to be able to connect with the musicians and the audience.

Jazz gave me the ability to improvise and converse with other musicians, R&B taught me about soul and groove and Hip-hop gave me the ability to express myself fully and honestly. Lately I've been getting a lot of inspiration from electronic music and my goal is to mix analog, vintage and organic sounds with digital, electronic sounds and be able to perform them live.  I plan to play some of my original music that I have been working on lately as well as music from other artists that have inspired me the most. 

Come embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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How to Listen to Classical Music
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you mystified when you see others enjoying classical music when it all sounds the same to you? Would you like to take your listening to another level so you can better appreciate the beauty and intensity of emotions in this rich tradition? Join Wheaton College Professor Del Case every other Tuesday from Februrary 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same.

  • February 6: Introduction / How to Listen to Classical Music
  • February 20: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • March 6: Classical and Romantic Music
  • March 20: Modern Music

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 22, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday March 23, 2018
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday March 25, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane Dorisiya Yosifova
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

winter music imageDorisiya Yosifova is a violinist and violin instructor who will play a variety of solo pieces and likely some duets with other strings. She had the following to say about her inspirations:

I find inspiration in the music itself. I see music as a way to communicate and connect with others in a way that is not possible with words. Music has the ability to change lives, and I feel privileged to be able to deliver its message to others. My first encounter with music was through my older brother who is also a violinist. He inspired me to start playing in the first place. Throughout my career so far, I’ve met several influential characters, including my peers, my students and my teachers, particularly my current teacher at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I can only hope that with my music I can positively influence lives, just like my own life has been impacted by everyone surrounding me through music.

Come embrace the season with a series of concerts in the historic Richardson room. Our Annual Winter Concerts @the Crane continue this year with a fabulous line up. Happening every weekend that is not a holiday/3-day weekend in January, Febuary, and March. Watch individidual dates for developments and additional details. Here is the lineup:

These concerts are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday March 26, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Go Green @your Library: The Age of Consequences
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillThe Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. Military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the European refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict. These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change - waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism - will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. Co-sponsored by the Quincy Climage Action Network, Quincy CAN.

Scott's filmmaking does a smooth job of linking A to B to Z, with slick, studiously understated montage and an effective music score--Danny Bowes, Village Voice

Documentary directed by Jared P. Scott. Theatrically released in 2017. 80 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday March 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday March 31, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday April 1, 2018
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Closed for Easter
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Monday April 2, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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BUSY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 5, 2018
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens join us as we discuss American Street by Ibi Zoboi. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday April 6, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday April 7, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

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CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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North Quincy Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer credit for school? Consider joining the North Quincy Library Teen Advisory Board, where high school students will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the library, gain leadership experience, and talk with other teens about books!

Meetings will take place the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00- 2:00pm.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillThrough the eyes of chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. The film also features several food waste reduction stories all over the world including waste-fed pigs in Japan, a disposal program that has reduced household food waste by 30% in South Korea, and a garden education curriculum New Orleans.

Wasted! is sure to be mind-expanding for anyone who’s never contemplated what happens when excess food is scraped off one’s plate. But the film’s real novelty lies in the demonstration of actual solutions that have already been put into practice.--Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle

Documentary directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye. Starring Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, John Morgan, Mario Batali, and Massimo Bottura. Theatrically released in 2017. 85 Minutes; Rated TV-MA.

Co-Sponsored by Quincy Climate Action Network (Quincy CAN) and the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday April 12, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday April 13, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LightThis discussion group meets one Friday per month and focuses on world literature. New participants are always welcome.

This month we will be discussing Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.  Two marriages, one immigrant working class and the other from the top one percent, are shaped by financial circumstances, infidelities, secrets and the 2008 recession. 

Pick up your copy of the book at the Main Library checkout desk.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday April 14, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday April 16, 2018
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Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Matinee Film: Frida
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillChronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Hayek) shared openly and unflinchingly with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Molina), as this young couple took the art by storm.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The fourth in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

[T]here's a buoyancy to the direction and acting that make the film special.--Portland Oregonian, Shawn Levy

Directed by Julie Taymor. Starring Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek. Theatrically released in 2002. 123 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Crane Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Frida
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillChronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Hayek) shared openly and unflinchingly with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Molina), as this young couple took the art by storm.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The fourth in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

[T]here's a buoyancy to the direction and acting that make the film special.--Portland Oregonian, Shawn Levy

Directed by Julie Taymor. Starring Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek. Theatrically released in 2002. 123 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 21, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 26, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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Mental Health Forum
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Co-sponsored by Enhance Asian Community on Health Inc., (EACH) and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

CONTACT: Sara Tan    857-472-3224    stan@each4asian.org
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday April 30, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 3, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday May 4, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday May 5, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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North Quincy Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer credit for school? Consider joining the North Quincy Library Teen Advisory Board, where high school students will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the library, gain leadership experience, and talk with other teens about books!

Meetings will take place the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00- 2:00pm.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday May 7, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday May 10, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday May 11, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LightThis discussion group meets one Friday per month and focuses on world literature. New participants are always welcome.

This month we will be discussing Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. The Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity.

Pick up your copy of the book at the Main Library checkout desk.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday May 12, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday May 13, 2018
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Star Wars in Song
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Austin Burns photoGet ready for our showing of the Last Jedi with an all-original comedic musical tour of the Star Wars universe! Led by Boston-based tenor, composer, and arranged Austin Burns (who you may recall from his "Around the World in 60 minutes" concert in the winter of 2017), you are certain to be amused! Watch him sing his original composition "Can't Beat the Trilogy" and then see if you agree when we show the latest.

Made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday May 14, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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May the Force Be With You
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

May the Force be With You! Come watch the latest Star Wars Movie - hopefully it will be the Last Jedi. Get in the mood with these special, related events:

  • Star Wars Symposium. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12 
  • Star Wars in Song (comedy). 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 13

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 17, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 19, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday May 21, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 24, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 26, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday May 28, 2018
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Closed for Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday May 31, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 1, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday June 2, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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North Quincy Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a fun way to earn volunteer credit for school? Consider joining the North Quincy Library Teen Advisory Board, where high school students will have an opportunity to directly contribute to the library, gain leadership experience, and talk with other teens about books!

Meetings will take place the first Saturday of each month, from 1:00- 2:00pm.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday June 4, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Thursday June 7, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 8, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LightThis discussion group meets one Friday per month and focuses on world literature. New participants are always welcome.

This month we will be discussing The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. The High Mountains of Portugal weaves three intersecting narratives into a captivating blend of epic journey, ghost story, and contemporary realism, all held together by Martel’s unforgettable voice—a voice that is as mesmerizing, witty, and wise as ever.

Pick up your copy of the book at the Main Library checkout desk.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday June 9, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 11, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor.  LVM-Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to one of the orientation sessions and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  

To register for this orientation, please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org.

For more details and an online application form, visit us on thomascranelibrary.org/read.

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday June 14, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 16, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor.  LVM-Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to one of the orientation sessions and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  

To register for this orientation, please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org.

For more details and an online application form, visit us on thomascranelibrary.org/read.

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 23, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 25, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday June 28, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 30, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Closed for Independence Day
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Thursday July 5, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday July 6, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 7, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 12, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 14, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 19, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 21, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 26, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 28, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 30, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

Drop by for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Do you have a song to sing? A joke you want to try on fresh ears? Some poetry that is crying to be spoken aloud to an appreciative audience? Come to our acoustic Open Mic night and share your talent with other friendly, supportive artists. Play something original or bring your best cover, read a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand—up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. Sign up in person starting at 6:15 or just come to enjoy this great mix of local performances which starts at 6:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday August 2, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 3, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday August 4, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 9, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 11, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 16, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 18, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 23, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 25, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 30, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 1, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 2, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 3, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Thursday September 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday September 15, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 22, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Friday October 5, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Thursday October 11, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Friday November 2, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Thursday November 15, 2018
misc_none
Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving Day
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Saturday November 24, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 1, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Friday December 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Just like to chat about books? If the answer is yes, bring a brown bag lunch--or pick up a sandwich or salad at the library cafe--and join other readers for a lively exchange of authors and titles on the first Friday of each month.

The group meets in the atrium near the café—-just look for the Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 15, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 24, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
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Thursday December 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & DVDs for all ages.

The Crane Library Bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

Proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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