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Friday August 7, 2015 - Monday August 31, 2015
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On Exhibit: WWII Propaganda Posters
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Beginning August 7th, we will be displaying a collection of colorful posters from World War II as a part of our 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II commemoration.

Produced by government agencies and by commercial firms, World War II propaganda posters conveyed their messages through emotional illustrations and memorable phrases. Wartime posters addressed every citizen as a combatant in a war of production and united the power of art with the power of advertising. Displayed here is a small selection of the almost 200,000 images produced during the Second World War. Common poster themes include wartime security, enlistment, production of food and war materials, salvage and conservation, patriotic inspiration, relief efforts, and funding of the war through the sale of war bonds.

See our entire WWII poster collection online here.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday August 31, 2015
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Toy Story 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

topy story 3Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.

This movie is rated G and runs for 103 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 1, 2015 - Wednesday September 30, 2015
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On Exhibit: Cityscapes by Jessie Mash
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Throughout the month of September we are proud to exhibit the photographs of Jessie Mash.

Born and raised in Methuen MA. and presently residing in Quincy MA, Jessie cut his teeth with 35mm and medium format film for wedding and sports photography. After a 20 year hiatus from photography Jessie returned to photography in the digital realm. On exhibit are 24 black and white images of the greater Boston area.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Wednesday September 2, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Chappie
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker. " - Time Out London

Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Anri Du Toit, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja, Sharlto Copley, and Sigourney Weaver. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

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 September 3, 2015
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Matinee Film: Insurgent
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillTris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

"For those looking for non-stop action, pretty dazzling special effects and solid acting by the young protagonists, Insurgent will not disappoint." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, & Theo James . Theatrically released in 2015. 119 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Insurgent
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillTris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

"For those looking for non-stop action, pretty dazzling special effects and solid acting by the young protagonists, Insurgent will not disappoint." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, & Theo James . Theatrically released in 2015. 119 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.

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 September 4, 2015
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.276.7897    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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 September 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday September 6, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 7, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Tuesday September 8, 2015
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you like to read? Would you like to talk to others about books? Then you will like our book discussion groups. Join us each month to discuss all kinds of books.

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. The Club will meet on Tuesday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

 This month we will be discussing  Summer Reading. What did you read this summer? One book? Twenty? Did you love anything you read? Did you hate anything you read? Come on in and tell us all about it. We'll talk about what we read over the summer and go over what the year has in store for the Phoenix Book Club.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 9, 2015
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Basic Computer Class Registration
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sign up for the Basic Computer Education class. This first class will be eight sessions long, starting October 7 and ending December 9. It will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the computer class room. Registration is required and a wait-list will be maintained. Class size is limited to twelve students. People on the wait list will be given the first opportunity to register for future classes.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: McFarland, USA
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Theatrically released in 2015. 129 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.

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 September 10, 2015
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Curriculum and Instructional Design for ESOL Teachers
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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An effective ESOL curriculum for adult learners is based on their goals and interests and is relevant to their lives as family members, working people, and participants in their communities. The lessons derived from a responsive and engaging ESOL curriculum provide opportunities for learners to practice and use new language in preparation for use outside the classroom. In this workshop, we  focus on using a learner-driven curriculum design process to review program goals, develop curriculum scope and sequence, and make connections to both the ESOL Curriculum Framework and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. Activities include hands-on practice with developing contextualized thematic curriculum units that allow students to demonstrate learning and progress related to their personal, academic, and employment goals. Instructional resources and materials are shared to minimize the need to “reinvent the wheel.”

 
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Matinee Film: Mad Max - Fury Road
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and everyone is fighting for the necessities of life, there are two rebels who just might be able to restore order—Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

"Wild and unrelenting, but also possessed of the outlandish poetry, laced with hints of humor, that rises to the surface when the world is all churned up." - The New Yorker

Directed by George Miller. Starring Charlize Theron, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Tom Hardy, & Zoë Kravitz. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images..

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Mad Max - Fury Road
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIn the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and everyone is fighting for the necessities of life, there are two rebels who just might be able to restore order—Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

"Wild and unrelenting, but also possessed of the outlandish poetry, laced with hints of humor, that rises to the surface when the world is all churned up." - The New Yorker

Directed by George Miller. Starring Charlize Theron, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Tom Hardy, & Zoë Kravitz. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images..

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 September 11, 2015
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

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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Small Business Tax Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed for the new business owner. Topics discussed include income, sales and payroll taxes.

CONTACT: Brian Lynch    617 887 5332     lynchb@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 12, 2015
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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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Basic Computer Class Registration
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sign up for the Basic Computer Education class. This first class will be eight sessions long, starting October 7 and ending December 9. It will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the computer class room. Registration is required and a wait-list will be maintained. Class size is limited to twelve students. People on the wait list will be given the first opportunity to register for future classes.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday September 14, 2015
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We Are Market Basket
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We are Market Basket book coverThe Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business. A presentation by Grant Welker

What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets—by the thousands—to save it? That company is popular New England supermarket chain Market Basket. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss they walked out, but they didn't walk far. At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers—leaving stores empty. Suppliers and vendors stopped deliveries—rendering shelves bare. Politicians were forced to take sides. The national media and experts were stunned by the unprecedented defense of an executive. All openly challenged the Market Basket board of directors to make things right. And, in the end, they prevailed.

Learn from firsthand accounts from the streets and executive suites what is it about Market Basket and its leader that provokes such ferocious loyalty. How does a company spread across three states maintain a culture that embraces everyone—from cashier to customer—as family? Can a company really become an industry leader by prioritizing stakeholders over shareholders?

Set against a backdrop of bad blood and corporate greed, We Are Market Basket is, above all, a page-turner that chronicles the epic rise, fall, and redemption of this iconic and uniquely American company. Come hear all about it from the author who covered the Market Basket story from the start as a reporter for the Lowell Sun. Books will be available to purchase afterward.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 15, 2015
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International Dot Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate creativiity and International Dot Day inspired by Peter Reynold's picture book The Dot.

Stop by any library location and create a piece of art.  Check here for library hours for a branch near you.

Borrow books about dots and art and anything else that sparks your creativity and try your hand at a Dot to Dot Quest at the North Quincy Branch.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 16, 2015
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DentaQuest SCO Provider Training
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dental Provider Training for Medicaid/Medicare plans in MA

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Tyler DeCost    617-886-1255    tyler.decost@greatdentalplans.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: 5 Flights Up
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillForty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now-retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed – they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver’s beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking. While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.

"What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keaton, and Morgan Freeman. Theatrically released in 2015. 92 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for language and some nude images.

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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Scout Rally
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scout Recruting Rally

CONTACT: Diane TRubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 17, 2015
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Matinee Film: Monkey Kingdom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillMaya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

"If you don’t love monkeys already — and really, we all should — then Monkey Kingdom will swing you in the right direction." - New York Daily News

Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. Starring Tina Fey. Theatrically released in 2015. 81 Minutes; Rated G.

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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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Family Feature Film: Monkey Kingdom
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillBring the entire family for this great new film! Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

"If you don’t love monkeys already — and really, we all should — then Monkey Kingdom will swing you in the right direction." - New York Daily News

Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. Starring Tina Fey. Theatrically released in 2015. 81 Minutes; Rated G.

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 September 19, 2015
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Saturday Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Diana Kane for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 September 21, 2015
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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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Scout Rally
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scout Recruting Rally

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 22, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: the USS Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

USS QuincyThe USS Quincy, a heavy cruiser built in and named after Quincy was the pride of not only our city, but a symbol of America’s Navy. It represented the best efforts of America to match any threats from potential enemies. Acclaimed historian Bob Begin will describve the ship's career from her launching during the Depression years, her peacetime career as she would travel the world and “show the flag”, and the waning days of peace just prior to the outbreak of hostilities of WWII. Assigned to the Pacific and part of the first offensive step by America at the Marintes' landings at Guadalcanal, the USS Quincy sank as a result of a fierce night engagement with a Japanese surface force on August 9, 1942. Over 370 young men lost their lives that night.

Bob will share insights he gained from reading interviews with men who were aboard that night, letters from families who lost kin, and his thorough analysis of the battle from both US and Japanese aspects. Aimed at a general audience (not just for "military buffs") this lecture will be accompanied by the presenation of numerous photos, letters, and maps.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 23, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Mad Max - Fury Road
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and everyone is fighting for the necessities of life, there are two rebels who just might be able to restore order—Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos, and Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

"Wild and unrelenting, but also possessed of the outlandish poetry, laced with hints of humor, that rises to the surface when the world is all churned up." - The New Yorker

Directed by George Miller. Starring Charlize Theron, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Tom Hardy, & Zoë Kravitz. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images..

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: TAB Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board's first meeting of the school year. Come and provide ideas for what you want to see happen at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LVM Quincy provides free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to an orientation session and find out more. 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday September 24, 2015
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 25, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to try our XBox One? How about our Playstation 4? Come try both to see which one you like best.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 26, 2015
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Saturday Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An animal educator from Creature Teachers will visit and tell us all about some unusual animals such as a armadillo, sugar glider, boa constrictor, chameleon, red eye tree frog and others in this first in a new monthly science series.  We can't promise that a particular animal will be here but we are sure to meet some very interesting animals.

We will learn all about these unusual animals and even get a chance to pet some of them.  This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required.

Full STEAM Ahead will explore a different science topic on the fourth Saturday of each month. We'll have different programs on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math so check back at the beginning of each month to see what we'll be doing! 

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Department    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 September 28, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on September 28, October 5, 19 and 26th (the library will be closed on Oct. 12 for Columbus Day)

Beginning Monday, September 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 3-5.  The theme of this session is Oceans

Come dive into the waves and meet sharks, snails and octopi with stories and crafts about the ocean and the animals that live there.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 19 and 26 There will be no meeting on Oct. 12 Columbus Day.

Beginning Monday, Septemebr 14th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LVM Quincy provides free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to an orientation session and find out more. 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 29, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on September 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27

Beginning Monday, September 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crime by the Book: Murder & Mayhem in Boston
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketBoston's history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. In 1845, a woman lured into prostitution was murdered at the hands of her jealous lover who used sleepwalking as his defense at trial. A leg was found floating along the Boston Harbor, wrapped in a burlap bag that would later be connected to a woman who was brutally murdered and dismembered by her handyman. In the 1970s, a string of seemingly unconnected murders led to a killer who became known as the Giggler. Our favorite crime historian Christopher Daley recently published a book exploring the tragic events that turned peaceful Boston neighborhoods into disturbing crime scenes and is coming to the library to share his awesome fascinating perspectives on these true local crimes.

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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Wednesday September 30, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on September 30, October 7, 14, 21 and 28

Beginning Monday, September 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

movie stillTris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

"For those looking for non-stop action, pretty dazzling special effects and solid acting by the young protagonists, Insurgent will not disappoint." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, & Theo James . Theatrically released in 2015. 119 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.

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
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8.  The theme of this session is Mystery.

Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints and footprints, then use everything you've learned to find the clue and crack the case.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on September 30, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 

Beginning Monday, September 14th  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday October 1, 2015
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Beginning Monday, September 14th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

movie stillA chronicle of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson's life, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

"Love & Mercy doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from." - The New York Times

Directed by Bill Pohlad. Starring Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, & Paul Giamatti. Theatrically released in 2014. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language.

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Love & Mercy
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillA chronicle of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson's life, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

"Love & Mercy doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from." - The New York Times

Directed by Bill Pohlad. Starring Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, & Paul Giamatti. Theatrically released in 2014. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language.

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 October 2, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Assessment Training
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

On Friday, October 2 from 9:30-2 is the TABE CLAS-E Consolidated Reading and Writing Administration Assessment Training. This new offering will train practitioners to administer and score the CLASE-E Interview and Locator Test, administer and score the CLAS-E Reading Test (upon completion of an open book test), and administer (but not score) the two CLAS-E Writing components.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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 October 3, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 5, 2015
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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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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Tuesday October 6, 2015
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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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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

With a history dating 2,500 years, the Persian Empire was the largest of ancient times, extending from Central Asia to north Africa. The legacy of this power and wealth is manifest in the stunning tiled architecture of mosques and secular mansions, the distinctively spiced cuisine, the arts and crafts including arguably the world’s most beautiful rugs, and the diverse people who comprised the Empire as invaders or subjects. Iran’s recent history is marked by religious rule following the 1979 Islamic revolution. Barry Pell traveled nearly 4,000 miles through the country’s magnificent landscape, visiting historic cities and monuments, and meeting with Iranian people who openly shared opinions about their lives and relations with America. This program will be accompanied by Mr. Pell’s photography.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015
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Natural Gas Leaks Workshop
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Natural Gas Leaks Workshop

Organized by HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team) and MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) and sponsored by QCAN (Quincy Climate Action Network)

This workshop will discuss the issues surrounding natural gas leaks from the distribution network.  It will address the legislation, policy and impact of gas leaks as well as what to do to reduce leaks within municipal borders and statewide. The panel of experts will include Boston University Professor Nathan Phillips and others. 

CONTACT: Audrey Schulman    516 900 4338    Audrey.Schulman@HEETma.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Monkey Kingdom
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMaya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

"If you don’t love monkeys already — and really, we all should — then Monkey Kingdom will swing you in the right direction." - New York Daily News

Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield. Starring Tina Fey. Theatrically released in 2015. 81 Minutes; Rated G.

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 Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.
 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday October 8, 2015
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

movie stillAdaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star.

"Lively’s performance grows more engaging as her facade finally begins to crack, and Huisman serves as a sufficiently handsome foil throughout, but if anyone rises to the occasion, it’s Harrison Ford as a former flame reunited with Adaline through a perverse twist of fate." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, & Michiel Huisman. Theatrically released in 2015. 109 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment.

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

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

movie stillAdaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star.

"Lively’s performance grows more engaging as her facade finally begins to crack, and Huisman serves as a sufficiently handsome foil throughout, but if anyone rises to the occasion, it’s Harrison Ford as a former flame reunited with Adaline through a perverse twist of fate." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, & Michiel Huisman. Theatrically released in 2015. 109 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment.

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 October 9, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Assessment Training
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

On Friday, October 9 from 9:30-1 is the TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Training.  This Workshop is Day Two of the TABE CLAS-E Writing Training and it is for practitioners who want to be certified to Score the CLAS-E Writing Test.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to try our XBox One? How about our Playstation 4? Come try both to see which one you like best.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 10, 2015
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 October 13, 2015
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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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Scribe: My Life in Sports
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverEver since he joined the sports department of the Boston Globe in 1968, sports enthusiasts have been blessed with the writing and reporting of Bob Ryan. Tony Kornheiser calls him the "quintessential American sportswriter." For the past twenty-five years, he has also been a regular on various ESPN shows, especially The Sports Reporters, spreading his knowledge and enthusiasm for sports of all kinds. His insight as a reporter and skills as a writer have been matched by an ability to connect with people-players, management, the reading public-probably because, at heart, he has always been as much a fan as a reporter.

Come learn about the people behind the stories, from the NBA to eleven Olympics to Bob's surprising favorite sport to cover-golf-and much more. Bob Ryan is coming to the library to tell his stories and will be available to sign copies of his recently published book, newly available in paperback, Scribe, one of the most talked-about sports books of 2014, by one of the sports world's most admired journalists.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 14, 2015
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MAPT Training
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 14 for MAPT Training.  This workshop is for ABE program staff who will learn about accurately administering both the reading and mathematics MAPT assessments.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Love & Mercy
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA chronicle of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson's life, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

"Love & Mercy doesn’t claim to solve the mystery of Brian Wilson, but it succeeds beyond all expectation in making you hear where he was coming from." - The New York Times

Directed by Bill Pohlad. Starring Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, & Paul Giamatti. Theatrically released in 2014. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content and language.

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: TAB Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board's first meeting of the school year. Come and provide ideas for what you want to see happen at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday October 15, 2015
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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: Avengers - Age of Ultron
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

movie stillWhen Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

"A whole summer of fireworks packed into one movie. It doesn't just go to 11, it starts there." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, & Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2015. 141 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments..

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Avengers - Age of Ultron
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillWhen Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

"A whole summer of fireworks packed into one movie. It doesn't just go to 11, it starts there." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, & Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2015. 141 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments..

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 October 16, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 17, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 19, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Quincy Housing Forum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The second of two public forums, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council is working with the City of Quincy’s Planning and Community Development Department to develop a Housing Production Plan to guide the City in a market-rate and affordable housing preservation and creation strategy. Through community input, the Housing Production Plan will identify the City’s housing needs, demand, opportunities, challenges, and goals for the future. The Plan will also assist our City in meeting Quincy’s state-mandated affordable production target.

CONTACT: Robert Muollo    617.376.1417    rmuollo@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
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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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Discover Historic New England: Trading with China
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In early May, a rare early nineteenth-century Chinese ivory pagoda arrived at the Quincy House to act as a stand-in for the Quincy family’s pagoda, which is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Quincy has a long history of trading with China. quincy pagodaCome learn more from historian Doug Stewart.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 21, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Age of Adaline
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAdaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star.

"Lively’s performance grows more engaging as her facade finally begins to crack, and Huisman serves as a sufficiently handsome foil throughout, but if anyone rises to the occasion, it’s Harrison Ford as a former flame reunited with Adaline through a perverse twist of fate." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, & Michiel Huisman. Theatrically released in 2015. 109 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment.

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 Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday October 22, 2015
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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: Furious 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillDominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production.

"For all the full-throttle dazzle of Furious 7, the best scenes are the quietest ones, in which these characters make observations about love, life, and family that would seem overcooked in any other movie." - Village Voice

Directed by James Wan. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, & Vin Diesel. Theatrically released in 2015. 140 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for prolonged frenetic sequences of violence, action and mayhem, suggestive content and brief strong language.

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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Furious 7
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillDominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production.

"For all the full-throttle dazzle of Furious 7, the best scenes are the quietest ones, in which these characters make observations about love, life, and family that would seem overcooked in any other movie." - Village Voice

Directed by James Wan. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, & Vin Diesel. Theatrically released in 2015. 140 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for prolonged frenetic sequences of violence, action and mayhem, suggestive content and brief strong language.

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 October 23, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to try our XBox One? How about our Playstation 4? Come try both to see which one you like best.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 24, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 26, 2015
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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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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 27, 2015
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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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Tiny Houses!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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First came urban chicken coops, then food trucks. The latest trend to test city zoning laws? Tiny houses built on trailer beds. Learn all about this new trend in minimalist, environmentally conscious living from one of the experts, Christopher Page. Chris built his own tiny house with his own hands and is lecturing widely about this movement. Learn more here.

The tiny house movement is a growing phenomenon which taps into issues of sustainability, minimalism and economic freedom. While not for everyone, more and more people are considering the option of downsizing their possessions and living in a smaller space. Chris Page built a 210 square foot tiny house during the second half of 2014 and has been living in it since then. His talk will cover some general information about the movement and his process of building and living in his house. There will be ample time for questions both during and after the presentation."

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 28, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Avengers - Age of Ultron
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

"A whole summer of fireworks packed into one movie. It doesn't just go to 11, it starts there." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, & Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2015. 141 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments..

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: TAB Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board's first meeting of the school year. Come and provide ideas for what you want to see happen at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Literacy Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday October 29, 2015
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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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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 31, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 2, 2015
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 3, 2015
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 4, 2015
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Literacy Tutor Potluck
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday November 5, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 6, 2015
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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 November 7, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 9, 2015
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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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misc_none
Mini-phonic Training for LVM Tutors
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday November 10, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 12, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 13, 2015
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to try our XBox One? How about our Playstation 4? Come try both to see which one you like best.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday November 14, 2015
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 16, 2015
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Literacy Tutor Potluck
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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misc_none
Mini-phonic Training for LVM Tutors
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday November 17, 2015
misc_none
Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 18, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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misc_none
Mini-phonic Training for LVM Tutors
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday November 19, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 21, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 November 24, 2015
misc_none
Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 25, 2015
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Teen Time: TAB Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board's first meeting of the school year. Come and provide ideas for what you want to see happen at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday November 28, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 30, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday December 1, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 2, 2015
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday December 3, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 4, 2015
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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 December 5, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 December 9, 2015
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Teen Time: TAB Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board's first meeting of the school year. Come and provide ideas for what you want to see happen at the Library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Basic Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pre-registration is required

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday December 10, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 11, 2015
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to try our XBox One? How about our Playstation 4? Come try both to see which one you like best.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 12, 2015
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 14, 2015
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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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Thursday December 17, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 19, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 28, 2015
misc_none
Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 2, 2016
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Art Exhibit Reception
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Meet the artist, Runkun Song.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Friday January 8, 2016
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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 January 9, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday January 11, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LVM Quincy provides free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to an orientation session and find out more. 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Wednesday January 27, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LVM Quincy provides free one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to an orientation session and find out more. 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Monday February 1, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Wednesday February 3, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Friday February 5, 2016
misc_none
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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Monday February 8, 2016
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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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Saturday February 13, 2016
misc_none
Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday February 17, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Monday February 22, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Wednesday February 24, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Monday February 29, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer 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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Friday March 4, 2016
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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 12, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday March 14, 2016
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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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Friday April 1, 2016
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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 9, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday April 11, 2016
misc_none
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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Friday May 6, 2016
misc_none
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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Monday May 9, 2016
misc_none
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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Saturday May 14, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Friday June 3, 2016
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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 11, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday June 13, 2016
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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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