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Thursday February 1, 2018 - Wednesday February 28, 2018
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On Exhibit: Birds of Massachusetts
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Snowy OwlPeter Christoph's fabulous photographs of wild birds, printed onto metallic plates, are on exhibit all month long. Peter, a wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning bird photographer based in Lancaster, MA, is presenting a narrated slideshow of his work at the library at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12. View selected images here. Watch a QATV interview with Peter here.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore The Emoji Movie
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

movie stillThe Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.

Before the jacked-up antics get to be too much, director Tony Leondis and co-writers Erich Siegel and Mike White get in a few satiric licks at a technology we've all come to call home.--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Anthony Leondis. Starring Anna Faris, Christina Aguilera, James Corden, Jennifer Coolidge, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, Rachael Ray, Sofía Vergara, Steven Wright, and T.J. Miller. Theatrically released in 2017. 86 Minutes; Rated PG.

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: 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: Pretty in Pink
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillAndie (Molly Ringwald) is a high school girl from the wrong side of town. Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) is the wealthy heart-throb who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure.

Directed by Howard Deutch. Starring Jon Cryer and Molly Ringwald. Theatrically released in 1986. 96 minutes; Rated PG-13.

Delightful... The film is buoyed by a captivating performance by Ringwald, who has an unerring ability to share her character's emotions with an audience, as if we were eavsdropping behind her makeup mirror. Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

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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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. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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 February 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same. Learn more in this QATV interview.

  • 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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Collage Art @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us  for a fun afternoon craft session making collages. Check out all the different materials we have on hand and see what you can make.  All ages welcome.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Rape of Europa
2:00 PM - 4:30 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    617-376-1320    
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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Lecture: Night Photography I
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend the Greater Boston Night Photographers' talk (with slides) covering both technical and artistic aspects of night photography.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

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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LEGO building @ Wollaston
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Drop in on Thursday, Febraury 22nd anytime from 9:30 pa – 4:30 pm for free-play LEGO building.

Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else.

LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry!

Parents please note regular LEGO are intended for children ages 5 and older, DUPLO and other building toys will be available for younger children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillRoman J. Israel, Esq. (Denzel Washington) is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

Fiercely intelligent and deeply suspenseful, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is an absorbing morality tale from writer/director Dan Gilroy, and boasts one of Denzel Washington’s finest performances.--William Bibbiani, IGN

Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Amanda Mason Warren, Amari Cheatom, Brittany Ishibashi, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, Denzel Washington, DeRon Horton, Hugo Armstrong, James Paxton, Joseph David-Jones, Kelly Sullivan, Lynda Gravatt, Nazneen Contractor, Niles Fitch, Pej Vahdat, Sam Gilroy, Shelley Hennig, and Tony Plana. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 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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Candyland Fun and Games
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the Children's Room any time between 1:00 and 4:00 p. m. on Thursday, February 22nd  to play the board game Candyland, watch a Hansel and Gretel movie and create some candy inspired crafts. All ages welcome.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Beauty and the Beast
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBelle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Beauty and the Beast creates an air of enchantment from its first moments, one that lingers and builds and takes on qualities of warmth and generosity as it goes along.--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Gerard Horan, Hattie Morahan, Haydn Gwynne, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, and Ray Fearon. Theatrically released in 2017. 129 Minutes; Rated PG.

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: 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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Feature Film: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
6:45 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillRoman J. Israel, Esq. (Denzel Washington) is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

Fiercely intelligent and deeply suspenseful, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is an absorbing morality tale from writer/director Dan Gilroy, and boasts one of Denzel Washington’s finest performances.--William Bibbiani, IGN

Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Amanda Mason Warren, Amari Cheatom, Brittany Ishibashi, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, Denzel Washington, DeRon Horton, Hugo Armstrong, James Paxton, Joseph David-Jones, Kelly Sullivan, Lynda Gravatt, Nazneen Contractor, Niles Fitch, Pej Vahdat, Sam Gilroy, Shelley Hennig, and Tony Plana. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 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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Saturday February 24, 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, February 24th at 10:00 am for Olympics stories, songs and more.

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: Human Body
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, October 28th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Learn about the human body this month. Hear a heartbeat, trace yourself, get a good look at your fingerprints and measure your feet!  

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 from February to April (except March 3) 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 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. Enjoy this QATV interview.

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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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Monster-in-Law
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAfter years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini (Lopez) finally finds the man of her dreams (Vartan) only to discover that his mother (Fonda) is the woman of her nightmares.

A generational spectacle that's fun to witness. --Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Robert Luketic. Starring Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Vartan. Theatrically released in 2005. 101 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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 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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Creating Safe Communities Everywhere with Senator Eldridge
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Senator Jamie Eldridge, Senate Sponsor of the Safe Communities Act, will speak about the importance of creating safety for all who live in our community, as well as communities across our Commonwealth. This program is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network and the South Shore Coalition for Human Rights.

The Safe Communities Act: Fact Sheet / What this Bill does and does not do

  • Ends police participation in civil immigration enforcement
  • Protects public safety and public health
  • Allows police to focus on fighting crime
  • Prohibits “287(g)” agreements that deputize law enforcement personnel as ICE agents
  • Ensures basic due process for immigrants held in our state and local facilities
  • Prohibits state support for any Muslim registry
  • Conforms to federal law. The bill contains several provisions ensuring compliance with federal law
  • View a list of Legislative Co-Sponsors

James B. Eldridge is a Massachusetts State Senator from the Middlesex and Worcester District.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network    617 356-7737    
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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Teen Film @North Quincy: Easy A
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillAfter a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Directed by Will Gluck. Starring Amanda Bynes, Emma Stone, and Penn Badgley. Theatrically released in 2010. 92 minutes; Rated PG-13.

A high school romp that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire. Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

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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Parent Workshop: Love and Limits Positive Discipline
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

parent-child photoEvery child needs guidance, however sometimes it is difficult for parents to know when to stand firm and when to let it go. Join  Jane Murray, LMHC, CEIS from Step One Early Intervention who will help you “pick your battles”, when it comes to setting limits for your young child ages 5 and under.

Sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network and the Thomas Crane Public Library

For more information contact the Quincy Braintree Family Network at 617-479-8181 ext. 305

This workshop is for adults only. Sorry, there is no babysitting for this workshop. No registration required

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
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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Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRoman J. Israel, Esq. (Denzel Washington) is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

Fiercely intelligent and deeply suspenseful, Roman J. Israel, Esq. is an absorbing morality tale from writer/director Dan Gilroy, and boasts one of Denzel Washington’s finest performances.--William Bibbiani, IGN

Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Amanda Mason Warren, Amari Cheatom, Brittany Ishibashi, Carmen Ejogo, Colin Farrell, Denzel Washington, DeRon Horton, Hugo Armstrong, James Paxton, Joseph David-Jones, Kelly Sullivan, Lynda Gravatt, Nazneen Contractor, Niles Fitch, Pej Vahdat, Sam Gilroy, Shelley Hennig, and Tony Plana. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 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 March 1, 2018 - Saturday March 31, 2018
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On Exhibit: The Inspirational Landscape that Surrounds Us
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mesa in the morningView Barbara Newman's photographs of inspirational landscapes, on exhibit March 1 to 31. Join Barbara for a reception on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., accompanied by classical guitarist Francisco Isaza. View more photographs on her website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (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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Matinee Film: Thank You for Your Service
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillA group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

(T)hanks to Hall’s well-crafted script and sure-handed direction, and the heartbreakingly effective performances from Teller and the supporting players, this is a powerful and valuable addition to the coming-home war movie canon.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Jason Hall. Starring Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Brad Beyer, Cecil M. Henry, Erin Darke, Haley Bennett, Hunter Burke, Jayson Warner Smith, Joe Cole, Kate Lyn Sheil, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kerry Cahill, Michael Love Toliver, Miles Teller, Omar J. Dorsey, Scott Haze. Theatrically released in 2017. 109 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: 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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Feature Film: Thank You for Your Service
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillA group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

(T)hanks to Hall’s well-crafted script and sure-handed direction, and the heartbreakingly effective performances from Teller and the supporting players, this is a powerful and valuable addition to the coming-home war movie canon.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Jason Hall. Starring Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Brad Beyer, Cecil M. Henry, Erin Darke, Haley Bennett, Hunter Burke, Jayson Warner Smith, Joe Cole, Kate Lyn Sheil, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kerry Cahill, Michael Love Toliver, Miles Teller, Omar J. Dorsey, Scott Haze. Theatrically released in 2017. 109 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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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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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Brooklyn
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillEilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

It’s possible to be heartwarming and tough-minded, as this wonderful film demonstrates. And it’s possible to be both “old-fashioned” and vibrant, too. It’s the best new/old movie in town.--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by John Crowley. Starring Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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 Wonder
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillBorn with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Ali Liebert, Bryce Gheisar, Crystal Lowe, Danielle Rose Russell, Daveed Diggs, Emma Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Jacob Tremblay, Jennifer March, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Dozlaw, Nadji Jeter, Noah Jupe, Owen Wilson, Rukiya Bernard, Sonia Braga, and Steve Bacic. 113 minutes. Released in 2017. 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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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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Lecture: Night Photography II
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend the Greater Boston Night Photographers' talk (with slides) further exploring the artistic aspects of night photography.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

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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Teen Film @North Quincy: The Fault in Our Stars
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillHazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that takes them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Director Josh Boone does a wonderful job of celebrating the sentimentality without shying away from the tough moments. The pacing, music and editing are all first-rate. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Ana Dela Cruz, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Lotte Verbeek, Nat Wolff, Randy Kovitz, Sam Trammell, Shailene Woodley, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2014. 126 minutes; 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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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 February 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same. Learn more in this QATV interview.

  • 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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Tax Identity Theft Protection Table
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

massachusetts logoLooking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online.

The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Consumer Protection Division and MASSPIRG Consumer Action Center have information for you during National Consumer Protection Week — March 4-10, 2018 — and any time of the year.

The Norfolk County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division and MASSPIRG Consumer Action Center are part of a network of eighteen Local Consumer Programs working in cooperation with the Attorney General’s Office to educate and assist consumers. They have a long history of providing educational information and consumer assistance to Norfolk County residents and are delighted to partner with the Thomas Crane Public Library to share this information with you.

CONTACT: Joanne M. Dalabon, Consumer Protection Division    781-830-4879    Joanne.Dalabon@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Thank You for Your Service
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

(T)hanks to Hall’s well-crafted script and sure-handed direction, and the heartbreakingly effective performances from Teller and the supporting players, this is a powerful and valuable addition to the coming-home war movie canon.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Jason Hall. Starring Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Brad Beyer, Cecil M. Henry, Erin Darke, Haley Bennett, Hunter Burke, Jayson Warner Smith, Joe Cole, Kate Lyn Sheil, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kerry Cahill, Michael Love Toliver, Miles Teller, Omar J. Dorsey, Scott Haze. Theatrically released in 2017. 109 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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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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Matinee Film: Thor-Ragnarok
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!

It’s a movie that, to put it in terms that the film’s screenwriters might appreciate, is Thor-ly needed.--Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Clancy Brown, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Neill, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, and Tom Hiddleston. Theatrically released in 2017. 130 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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Art Exhibit Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join photographer Barbara Newman for a reception of her show, "The Inspirational Landscape that Surrounds Us", on exhibit March 1-31.

Teacher and performer Francisco Isaza will play classical guitar while you view the photographs and meet with other friends and the artist.

You can view additional photographs on Barb's website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first 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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Feature Film: Thor-Ragnarok
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!

It’s a movie that, to put it in terms that the film’s screenwriters might appreciate, is Thor-ly needed.--Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Clancy Brown, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Neill, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, and Tom Hiddleston. Theatrically released in 2017. 130 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 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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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 will be featuring a special series this March on "Enlightened Personalities and Mystical Works". In these classes, instructors will discuss the sublime significance of personalities like Socrates, The Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the works of Leonardo da Vinci, William Blake, Rabindranath Tagore and more. Participants can explore new insights on such historical figures and their works, and learn to relate these with their own meditative experiences! 

These sessions, continuing every Saturday 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 March 11, 2018
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Winter Concerts @the Crane Celtic Harp with Haley Hewitt
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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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Once
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard from the Irish band "The Frames," the film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story.

It's a very small piece, working in a deceptively casual storytelling style. But it's my favorite music film since "Stop Making Sense," and it's more emotionally satisfying than any of the Broadway-to-Hollywood adaptations made in the last 20 years.--Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Directed by John Carney. Starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Theatrically released in 2007. 85 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 Charlotte's Web (1973)
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillA gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directed by Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto, based upon the book by E.B. White. Starring Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, and Paul Lynde. 94 minutes. Released in 1973. 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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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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Celebrate Quincy The Actress
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate one of Quincy's most famous stars, Ruth Gordon

In addition to showing The Actress, the 1953 film about her life, Sally Owen will lead a walking tour of places she lived, including quotes from Ruth regarding different places visited on the tour. Watch this space for details about the walk.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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Teen Film @North Quincy: Divergent
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillIn a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.

The strength of Burger’s movie is the fact that a non-reader of Roth’s work can enjoy Divergent and not be confused by any aspect of the storyline. Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James. Theatrically released in 2014. 139 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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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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Feature Film @North Quincy: Thor-Ragnarok
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok — the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization — at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger — the Incredible Hulk!

It’s a movie that, to put it in terms that the film’s screenwriters might appreciate, is Thor-ly needed.--Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth, Clancy Brown, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Neill, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, and Tom Hiddleston. Theatrically released in 2017. 130 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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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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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 will be featuring a special series this March on "Enlightened Personalities and Mystical Works". In these classes, instructors will discuss the sublime significance of personalities like Socrates, The Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the works of Leonardo da Vinci, William Blake, Rabindranath Tagore and more. Participants can explore new insights on such historical figures and their works, and learn to relate these with their own meditative experiences! 

These sessions, continuing every Saturday 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 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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Monday March 19, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: In America
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFrom master storyteller Jim Sheridan comes a deeply personal and emotionally raw tale of a family finding its soul In America. Through the wide-open eyes of two young heroines, Sheridan transforms a devastating human tragedy into a riveting, humor-tinged story about memory, secrets, love, loss, coming together and starting over.

It's a wistful yet penetrating film, shot through with magic realism and life-affirming humor, that gets you deep down where you live.--Megan Lehmann, New York Post

Directed by Jim Sheridan. Starring Djimon Hounsou, Paddy Considine, and Samantha Morton. Theatrically released in 2003. 105 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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 The LEGO Ninjago Movie
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Directed by Bob Logan, Charlie Bean, and Paul Fisher. Starring Abbi Jacobson, Alex Kauffman, Dave Franco, David Burrows, Fred Armisen, Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Kaan Guldur, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Olivia Munn, and Zach Woods. 101 minutes. Released in 2017. 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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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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Teen Film @North Quincy: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillNick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and live, loud music. Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a vague ability to play the bass. Norah is questioning pretty much all of her assumptions about the world. Though they have nothing in common except for their taste in music, their chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming the first date in a romance that could change both their lives.

So much goes down on Nick and Norah's one enchanted evening that the best advice is to enjoy the ride -- the actual ride -- around this vibrant new New York. Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Peter Sollett. Starring Kat Dennings and Michael Cera. Theatrically released in 2008. 90 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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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. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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 February 6 through March 20 for this enthralling series and you will never listen to music the same. Learn more in this QATV interview.

  • 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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Feature Film @North Quincy: Tim's Vermeer
2:00 PM - 4:30 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    617-376-1320    
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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Thursday March 22, 2018
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Matinee Film: Darkest Hour
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillDuring the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Across the veil of years, we have seen tall Churchills, obese Churchills, sloppy Churchills, gross Churchills and scowling bull dog Churchills, and yet not one movie or TV Churchill has come close to giving us the man in full, both in look and spirit, until Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour.--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Adrian Rawlins, Anna Burnett, Beatrice Stein, Ben Mendelsohn, Charley Palmer Merkell, David Schofield, Gary Oldman, Hannah Steele, Hilton McRae, Jordan Waller, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Nicholas Jones, Philip Martin Brown, Pip Torrens, Richard Lumsden, Ronald Pickup, Samuel West, and Stephen Dillane. Theatrically released in 2017. 125 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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Feature Film: Darkest Hour
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillDuring the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Across the veil of years, we have seen tall Churchills, obese Churchills, sloppy Churchills, gross Churchills and scowling bull dog Churchills, and yet not one movie or TV Churchill has come close to giving us the man in full, both in look and spirit, until Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour.--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Adrian Rawlins, Anna Burnett, Beatrice Stein, Ben Mendelsohn, Charley Palmer Merkell, David Schofield, Gary Oldman, Hannah Steele, Hilton McRae, Jordan Waller, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Nicholas Jones, Philip Martin Brown, Pip Torrens, Richard Lumsden, Ronald Pickup, Samuel West, and Stephen Dillane. Theatrically released in 2017. 125 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 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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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 will be featuring a special series this March on "Enlightened Personalities and Mystical Works". In these classes, instructors will discuss the sublime significance of personalities like Socrates, The Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the works of Leonardo da Vinci, William Blake, Rabindranath Tagore and more. Participants can explore new insights on such historical figures and their works, and learn to relate these with their own meditative experiences! 

These sessions, continuing every Saturday 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 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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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Angela's Ashes
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on the best selling autobiography by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is the story of young Frankie and his siblings being raised in abject poverty in the slums of Limerick.

The author calls the movie "perfect" - reassurance that the director hasn't tried to pull any fast ones.--Walter Addiego, San Francisco Examiner

Directed by Alan Parker. Starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. Theatrically released in 1999. 145 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 Matilda
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Directed by Danny DeVito, based upon the book by Roald Dahl. Starring Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, and Mara Wilson. 102 minutes. Released in 1996. 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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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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Teen Film @North Quincy: The Princess Bride
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA young boy listens to while his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup (Wright), the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westly (Elwes), the man she loves, in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin.

As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish. This time, Happily Ever After lasts 98 minutes. Richard Corliss, Time

Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright. Theatrically released in 1987. 98 minutes; Rated PG.

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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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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Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Darkest Hour
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDuring the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Across the veil of years, we have seen tall Churchills, obese Churchills, sloppy Churchills, gross Churchills and scowling bull dog Churchills, and yet not one movie or TV Churchill has come close to giving us the man in full, both in look and spirit, until Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour.--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Adrian Rawlins, Anna Burnett, Beatrice Stein, Ben Mendelsohn, Charley Palmer Merkell, David Schofield, Gary Oldman, Hannah Steele, Hilton McRae, Jordan Waller, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Nicholas Jones, Philip Martin Brown, Pip Torrens, Richard Lumsden, Ronald Pickup, Samuel West, and Stephen Dillane. Theatrically released in 2017. 125 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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Found in Translation Information Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Found in Translation offers a free Medical Interpreter Certificate training program to bilingual, low income women in the Boston Area. The application for our next class opens soon - join our staff at this information session to learn more about our program and about the application process. 

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

 

CONTACT: Abigail Setterholm    617-326-6600    abigail@found-in-translation.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 29, 2018
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Matinee Film: Downsizing
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillWhen scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Weird and wonderful, zigging where it should zag and zagging where it should zig, this wildly imaginative flight of fancy strikes an admirably poised balance between whimsy, screwball comedy, social satire and generous meditation on the foibles and highest aspirations of human nature.--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Brigette Lundy-Paine, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Ingjerd Egeberg, James Van Der Beek, Jason Sudeikis, Jayne Houdyshell, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Margo Martindale, Maribeth Monroe, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Niecy Nash, Rolf Lassgård, Søren Pilmark, and Udo Kier. Theatrically released in 2017. 135 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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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: Downsizing
6:30 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillWhen scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Weird and wonderful, zigging where it should zag and zagging where it should zig, this wildly imaginative flight of fancy strikes an admirably poised balance between whimsy, screwball comedy, social satire and generous meditation on the foibles and highest aspirations of human nature.--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Brigette Lundy-Paine, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Ingjerd Egeberg, James Van Der Beek, Jason Sudeikis, Jayne Houdyshell, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Margo Martindale, Maribeth Monroe, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Niecy Nash, Rolf Lassgård, Søren Pilmark, and Udo Kier. Theatrically released in 2017. 135 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 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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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 will be featuring a special series this March on "Enlightened Personalities and Mystical Works". In these classes, instructors will discuss the sublime significance of personalities like Socrates, The Buddha, Lao Tzu, and the works of Leonardo da Vinci, William Blake, Rabindranath Tagore and more. Participants can explore new insights on such historical figures and their works, and learn to relate these with their own meditative experiences! 

These sessions, continuing every Saturday 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 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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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Mr. Popper's Penguins
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillAn adaptation of the beloved 1938 children's book, which won the 1939 Newbery Award. Mr. Popper is a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox. Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of 12 beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop.

Directed by Mark Waters. Starring Angela Lansbury, Carla Gugino, and Jim Carrey. 95 minutes. Released in 2011. 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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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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Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Downsizing
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Weird and wonderful, zigging where it should zag and zagging where it should zig, this wildly imaginative flight of fancy strikes an admirably poised balance between whimsy, screwball comedy, social satire and generous meditation on the foibles and highest aspirations of human nature.--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring Brigette Lundy-Paine, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Ingjerd Egeberg, James Van Der Beek, Jason Sudeikis, Jayne Houdyshell, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Margo Martindale, Maribeth Monroe, Matt Damon, Neil Patrick Harris, Niecy Nash, Rolf Lassgård, Søren Pilmark, and Udo Kier. Theatrically released in 2017. 135 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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Thursday April 5, 2018
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Matinee Film: Small Town Crime
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillEx-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self- redemption, becomes hell bent on finding the killer. While his un-couth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger.

Small Town Crime is so engrossing in its optimistic darkness that it screams for the further pulpy adventures of Mike Kendall. Hawkes imbues him with the beat-down appeal of a Sam Spade or a Jim Rockford.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms. Starring Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr., Daniel Sunjata, Don Harvey, James Lafferty, Jeremy Ratchford, John Hawkes, Michael Vartan, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster. Theatrically released in 2018. 91 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: 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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Feature Film: Small Town Crime
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillEx-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self- redemption, becomes hell bent on finding the killer. While his un-couth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger.

Small Town Crime is so engrossing in its optimistic darkness that it screams for the further pulpy adventures of Mike Kendall. Hawkes imbues him with the beat-down appeal of a Sam Spade or a Jim Rockford.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms. Starring Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr., Daniel Sunjata, Don Harvey, James Lafferty, Jeremy Ratchford, John Hawkes, Michael Vartan, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster. Theatrically released in 2018. 91 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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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.

?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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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 from February to April (except March 3) 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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Monday April 9, 2018
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy City of Ember
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillFor generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing . . . and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, in a race against time, the citizens must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and escape before the lights go out forever.

Directed by Gil Kenan. Starring Bill Murray, and Toby Jones. 90 minutes. Released in 2008. 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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Tuesday April 10, 2018
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English Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The spring class schedule will be available during registration. 

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

English Talk Time Information    

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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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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English Talk Time: New Student Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The spring class schedule will be available during registration. 

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

English Talk Time Information    

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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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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Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Small Town Crime
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillEx-cop Mike Kendall (John Hawkes) discovers the body of a young woman and, in an act of self- redemption, becomes hell bent on finding the killer. While his un-couth and quirky detective style helps break open the case, his dogged determination unwittingly puts his sister (Octavia Spencer) and best friend (Anthony Anderson) in danger.

Small Town Crime is so engrossing in its optimistic darkness that it screams for the further pulpy adventures of Mike Kendall. Hawkes imbues him with the beat-down appeal of a Sam Spade or a Jim Rockford.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms. Starring Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr., Daniel Sunjata, Don Harvey, James Lafferty, Jeremy Ratchford, John Hawkes, Michael Vartan, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster. Theatrically released in 2018. 91 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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Thursday April 12, 2018
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English Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The spring class schedule will be available during registration. 

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

English Talk Time Information    

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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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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English Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The spring class schedule will be available during registration. 

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

English Talk Time Information    

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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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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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 from February to April (except March 3) 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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Monday April 16, 2018
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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

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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. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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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Your Big Backyard: Saving Sea Turtles in Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kemp's Sea TurleLate each autumn, hundreds of sea turtles strand on Cape Cod, Massachusetts due to hypothermia.  For more than 25 years, the New England Aquarium and the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have worked together to rescue, rehabilitate and release thousands of these sea turtles, mostly Kemp's Ridleys, the world’s most endangered sea turtle. Over the last decade, the number of stranded turtles has steadily increased, but the late autumn of 2014 saw an unprecedented event as more than 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles washed ashore.  This massive wildlife emergency marshaled an inspiring response within and beyond Massachusetts, that reached from individuals to the federal government, involving over 10 states and 21 institutions. 

Come watch a feature-length independent documentary about the efforts to save sea turles, which includes stories of activities right here in Quincy. Learn more about the movie here

It even showcases "the largest airlift of an endangered species probably anywhere in the United States, quite possibly the world."

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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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Open Space List Project with the Quincy Environmental Network
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The Quincy Environmental Network (QEN) recieved a grant from the City of Quincy through the Community Preservation Act (CPA) to perform a land study in Quincy. The goal of the study is to identify sites that have potential for preserving as open space for future generations to appreciate in its natural state. This meeting will present the findings thus far in the study and ask Quincy citizens to weigh in on the sites identified.  Attendees will be encouraged to give their insight of other properties they may know about that might have potential preservation benefits. All are welcome as we celebrate Earth Week with a very local focused event.  Refreshments will be provided.  Learn more about QEN on our website.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Steve Perdios    (617) 877-5975    SPinQuinzy@aol.com
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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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 from February to April (except March 3) 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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Monday April 23, 2018
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Secret Garden
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillLiving in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden.

Directed by Agnieszka Holland. Starring Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, and Heydon Prowse. 101 minutes. Released in 1993. 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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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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LGBTQ Resources in Quincy
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

rainbow flagThe library is proud to partner with LGBTQuincy Meetup and GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advacates and Defenders), a Boston-based legal non-profit, to host a presentation about GLAD and the programs and services it has to offer the LGBTQ community.

CONTACT: Frank Rubino    617-755-6908    frank.rubino543@gmail.com
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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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Author Talks: Meredith Ann Fuller
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

author photoMeredith Ann Fuller's debut novel, Quarry, is set in Quincy. It was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Indie Books for 2017 and we are lucky enough that she is visiting us to share her inspirations, talk about our storied City, and share excerpts from her book. Copies will be available to purchase, as well.

Gracefully and powerfully written and beautifully designed, Meredith Fuller's Quarry is truly a volume made for lovers of books: a compelling tale complemented by dream-images that don't so much illustrate the story as bring it to startling life. Everything one could want in a novel.--Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories 

From Amazon: In Quincy, Massachusetts, a young girl of Finnish and Irish descent loses her father under traumatic circumstances, and sets out to learn what happened to him Naïve, intuitive, implacable, Rose learns to read landscapes of the natural world and the human heart. She confronts history and its suppression. But it will take personal risk and imaginative reach to understand that she is part of a much larger story of immigrants to America. With edgy ordinariness, Fuller 's narrative gift describes secrets and tragedies, slowly revealing the mythic underbelly of every good story. Resurrecting a lost 19th century tradition, Anderson has designed a stunningly illustrated novel for adult readers of our time.

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 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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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 from February to April (except March 3) 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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Monday April 30, 2018
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Fantastic Mr. Fox
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillMr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Meryl Streep. 87 minutes. Released in 2009. 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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Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketSince the year 1500, no fewer than nine hundred species have become extinct. Are their stories being told? The recent animal extinctions include twenty-eight reptiles, thirty-four amphibians, sixty-three fish, sixty-three insects, ninety-two mammals, one hundred and sixty-six birds and more than three hundred mollusks. Who are these animals? Where did they live?What do we know of their biology and natural history?

Join poet and scientist Daniel Hudon for a celebration of some of these recently extinct animals. He will share from his recently published book on the subject and may even share some videos he created. This is a great program for everyone interested in natural history and the environment and for lovers of literature and poetry, 

While involved in a team-taught course on biodiversity at Boston University, Daniel Hudon developed an interest in the biodiversity crisis and this became the focus of his book, “Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals: An Extinction Reader”

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library / Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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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Friends of the TCPL Annual Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come for the annual meeting, stay for the pie!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Pie
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketPie has been a delectable centerpiece of Yankee tables since Europeans first landed on New England's shores in the seventeenth century. Join author Robert Cox for a satisfying variety of savory and sweet pies and take a bite out of the history of pie and pie-making in the region. From the crackling topmost crust to the bottom layer, he will explore the origin and evolution of popular ingredients like the Revolutionary roots of the Boston cream. Revel in the fixings that fill New Englanders' favorite dessert from apple and cherry to pumpkin and squash. With stories from local bakers, classic recipes and some modern twists on beloved standards, this mouthwatering history of New England pies offers something for every appetite.

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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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 May 9, 2018
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Connect with our media: Understanding Truth, Representation, and Who's Telling Our Stories
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted by Organizing for Action (OFA), a national grassroots movement of community organizers seeking to build civic engagement, this community forum is called "Connect with our media: Understanding Truth, Representation, and Who's Telling Our Stories." The event will begin with a panel of 4-5 local journalists and media practicioners, then follow with a public question and answer discussion. 
The goals of the event are:

  • Meet local media makers/journalists to (re)establish trust in the role of journalism and media, and understand why it’s imperative to support local journalism;
  • Conduct a meaningful dialogue on truth, representation, and how the Presidential administration is dismantling media credibility for their agenda; and
  • Examine the tension between national politics and local issues and how the media is reporting on local issues residents not only care about, but need to know

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Nicole Eigbrett    585-750-8981    nleigbrett@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 arranger 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

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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. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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

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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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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. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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

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 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
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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
Remind Me about this Event
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Thursday November 15, 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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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