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Friday August 1, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
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Exhibit: Statues of Our Lady
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of August we are proud to present Statues of Our Lady as seen in New England yards, photographed by Ellen Webber.  

"Growing up Roman Catholic in Los Angeles led to an urban experience of religion as a melting pot of many traditions. Having always been interested in the iconography of my religion, it was an unexpected curiosity to see something that most likely escapes the notice of people who have grown up in the region: the statues of Mary adorning the yards of New England homes. Although seen through the filter of a particular religion, this exhibit explores Christian iconography and is not meant to be expressly religious. Rather, the images celebrate the divine feminine as personified by Mary, protectress of humanity."

- Ellen Weber

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Thursday August 21, 2014
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Wandering Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teens, do you love to read? Want to meet other voracious readers from other towns? Join our Wandering Book Club! We've been travelling around the state all summer and now we're coming to you!

CONTACT: Gina F.    617-376-1310    gfavata@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Spinning pinwheels

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Bicyclists
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe third in our series of Bike Month movies. This is a special screening of this independent film that has been receiving raves everywhere it has screened. A twenty-something Conrad Miller leaves a small town in Wisconsin, promising himself sixty days to make lasting memories before he returns home to take over his parent's cheese factory. Conrad journeys to Portland, attracted to its vibrant urban bike culture and beautiful scenery. Conrad makes valuable friendships and has a decidedly modern love affair with Steve Jones. The friends learn to love and live like never before, but this simple story reveals unexpected turns and darker elements as the sixty-day timeline counts down.

"This could be a hipster’s delight. A female character named Steve? Actors on fixies? Featuring hip local music? Awesome." - Vancouver Voice

Directed by Carl Jameson. Starring Jayme S. Hall, Elle Poindexter, and Melissa Goad. 90 Minutes; Not Rated, adult situations & profanity.

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Friday August 22, 2014
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Quincy Debut of CDBG 40th Anniversary Video
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDBG signingTwo Quincy projects featured in national media campaign

City to premier video on CDBG next week

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has produced a series of videos and multimedia tools to highlight some of the best projects that have ever been undertaken nationwide through CDBG funding.  Two of Quincy’s very own CDBG projects -- Manet Community Health Center and the Germantown Community Center -- are prominently featured in HUD’s video entitled, “The Role of the CDBG Program in Creating a Suitable Living Environment”. 

In 1978, the City of Quincy allocated $338,974 in CDBG funds for the construction of the original Manet Community Health Center in Houghs Neck.  When it opened in 1979, Manet had 3 employees and operated 1 clinic.  Today, Manet has over 150 employees at 6 health centers. And in 2005, when St. Boniface Church in Germantown was suppressed by the Archdiocese of Boston, the City of Quincy stepped in and purchased the property with CDBG funds and redeveloped the building into what is now the Germantown Neighborhood Center.

To celebrate CDBG’s 40th anniversary locally, the City of Quincy will showcase the official citywide premier of the video next Friday, August 22 at 12:00 P.M. in the first floor conference room of the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy. The video premier will mark the 40th anniversary (to the day) when President Gerald R. Ford signed a law creating the CDBG Program on August 22, 1974.  The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 merged seven individual competitive grant programs into a single block grant providing local communities the flexibility to decide for themselves how best to meet their own community development needs.

For the forty years since then, thousands of cities, urban counties and rural communities have come to rely upon this critical resource, investing $144 billion to undertake a wide variety of activities from improving public facilities to producing affordable housing. Each year, CDBG funds are distributed to state and local governments according to their population, poverty, and other housing variables. CDBG’s impact can be measured in every corner of the U.S. and in the lives of millions of Americans.  Last year alone, the program allowed state and local governments to help nearly 28,000 individuals to find permanent employment or to keep the full-time jobs they have. CDBG also supported the rehabilitation of nearly 95,000 homes and financed public improvement projects that benefitted an estimated 3.3 million residents in communities from coast to coast.

During this 40th anniversary year, HUD is encouraging CDBG beneficiaries to connect with each other to share experiences and reflections about CDBG at #CDBGturns40.

Attached photo:  President Gerald R. Ford (seated) on August 22, 1974, signing into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which created one of HUD’s hallmark programs – the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

CONTACT: Sean Glennon    617-376-1167    sglennon@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Paper Airplane Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever folded a paper airplane? Yes or no, come join us to fold some at the library. We'll be learning a basic shape or two, then trying out changes to the wings and nose to see how they affect what our planes do. Feel free to fold a pattern you love or try something new, then test it out.

This program is intended for children ages 5 and older who can follow the folding directions and use their observational skills to improve on the basic designs.
Our  paper airplanes will be flown indoors.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 23, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 25, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

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

An absent minded professor accidentally invents a flying rubber substance that might just save his university from closing, but only if he can keep it out of the hands of several greedy characters.

Rated: PG  Run Time 93 minutes. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
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 between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 26, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children ages 5 and older are invited to drop in any time during this hour and a half of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Bicycling De-mystified
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Love freedom and self-sufficiency yet still looking for a parking space for your car every time you come to the library? Ever feel intimidated by lycra-clad road warrior bike messengers? Think that biking is just something for kids? Come join a lively panel of local, friendly experts for a conversation that will strip away the mystery and help you realize how riding a bicycle can improve your life. Learn about the different kinds of bicycles, find out about cool bike accessories , get tips for great local places to ride, and increase your comfort with the most fuel-efficient form of locomotion. 

The panel will consist of Paul Anderson (owner of Anderson Bicycle), Maureen Conway of QATV's Cycle Segments, and other members of QuinCycles, Quincy's bike advocacy organization.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 27, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Jaws
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThere has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg and acclaimed by critics worldwide, JAWS continues to shock moviegoers with its riveting tale of three men who become allied in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of instant white death.

"One of the most effective thrillers ever made." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, and Roy Scheider. Theatrically released in 1975. 124 Minutes; Rated PG

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate? 

All ages welcome to watch the show but you must be ages 4 – 13 to perform. If you would like to perform you must sign up in advance and space is limited so that each person will have enough time to perform.

Registration for performers begins Tuesday, July 1st stop by or call the children’s room at 617-376-2411.   Audience members of all ages are welcome.

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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Thursday August 28, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Pee Wee's Big Adventure
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

movie stillBring the entire family for our final Bike Month Movie. This classic bike film, co-written by Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman, marks the debut of director Tim Burton, who stamps the entire film with his quirky trademark style. Pee Wee (Reubens), an overgrown pre-pubescent boy sporting a molded Princeton cut, blush, lipstick, and a shrunken gray flannel suit, lives an idyllic life in his bizarre home until someone nabs his most prized possession: a fire engine-red customized bicycle. He then embarks on an epic cross-country search to find his lost love, not to mention more than a little adventure. Along the way, he makes friends with various oddball characters, visits the Alamo, endures various hallucinatory nightmares, and has a supernatural run-in with a spectral trucker. The score is by Danny Elfman. Some of the most memorable moments: the opening sequence involving Pee Wee's morning activities (note the bunny slippers and talking breakfast), the scenes at the truck stop, and the "Hollywood" version of Pee Wee's story at the end (starring James Brolin and Morgan Fairchild in surprise cameos).

"Inspired lunacy, Pee-wee's big adventure is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style." - TV Guide

"Everything about Pee-wee's Big Adventure, from its toy-box colors to its superb, hyperanimated Danny Elfman score to the butch-waxed hairdo and wooden-puppet walk of its star and mastermind, Pee-wee Herman, is pure pleasure." - Salon.com

Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Elizabeth Daily and Paul Reubens. Theatrically released in 1985. 90 Minutes; Rated PG

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and QuinCycles.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 29, 2014
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Last day to turn in summer reading challenges
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Today is the last day to turn in your summer reading challenge and collect your certificate.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Community Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to participate to come and donate blood. 

CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.268.7459    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 30, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday August 31, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 1, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Tuesday September 2, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014
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Exhibit: Imagine
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of September we are proud to present Imagine, original artwork by Sandrine Colson-Inam.  

"Imagine" is an exhibit by Sandrine Colson-Inam (aka Sanya). In this exhibit, Sanya invites her viewers to see the invisible out of her work; to make up their own stories and let their mind imagine the end of stories her mixed media or paintings are starting for them. In this series Sanya expresses her personal ideas about emotional expression, resulting in richly textured abstract canvases in various color schemes that incorporate mixed-media elements. The compositions are abstract and emotional, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls of color, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects.

A reception with the artist will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Saturday, September 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Sandrine Colson-Inam signs her work as Sanya. Born in Provence, France, she is a world traveler and has visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. She lived in France: Bandol, Marseille, Paris; Red Bank (NJ), Chicago (IL), and now resides in Boston. Her work has been exhibited in many places and galleries throughout New England as well as in Paris (France). Her studio is based in Concord, MA. She studied Physics and Material Science in Paris (France) and obtained a Ph.D. in Ceramics Science and Engineering from Rutgers University. She is presently a part-time Math and Physics teacher, focusing on mastering her art as a painter, mixed media and jewelry artist. She has worked in various corporate companies and schools. Visit her web site for additional information.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday September 3, 2014
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Discover Historic New England: Revolutionary Sailors
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's own Fred Channell will present his research about his family members who fought in Boston Harbor during the Revolutionary War. Both of Fred's parents were born in Quincy and his research started at the gravesite of his grandfather, in Mount Wollaston Cemetery

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Veronica Mars
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillBack for a re-screening (after technical failings in June). The popular television mystery series makes the leap to the big screen in this feature financed by an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. Directed by Rob Thomas (who shares a co-screenwriting credit with Diane Ruggeiro), the film follows Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) as she returns to her hometown of Neptune, CA, to investigate a case during her ten-year high-school reunion. Author: Jason Buchanan

"An emotionally rewarding reunion tour for established fans and a taut, sharp-tongued, character-driven thriller for all, Veronica Mars makes a compelling case for its heroine’s continued existence." - Total Film

Directed by Rob Thomas. Starring Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, and Kristen Bell. Theatrically released in 2014. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some 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 September 5, 2014
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OLLI Open House
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Find out more about programs offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, a membership-based community of adults age 50+.  OLLI offers non-credit courses, special lectures, social events, theatre outiings and field trips at an affordable price.  Based at the UMass Boston campus, OLLI also offers activities at satellite classrooms in Hingham, Plymouth and Nantucket.  If you're new to OLLI you'll hear more about our programs from staff and members while enjoying coffee and conversation.  If you're already an OLLI member, come to meet your neighbors and bring a friend.  Register by calling 617-287-7078 or email catherine.phillips@umb.edu.

CONTACT: Cathy Phillips    617-287-7078    catherine.phillips@umb.edu
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 6, 2014
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publicc Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 8, 2014
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Election Day Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 9, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Registration for Fall Session 1 Storytimes
9:00 AM

Due to overcrowding the following storytimes require advance registration.

You must be a Quincy resident to register. Children must be of age by the first meeting and each child may only be registered for one program.

Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet on Mondays at 10:00 am on Sept. 29 and OCt. 6, 20 and 27

Tuesday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 am  on Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Thursday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet on Thursdays at 9:30 am on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Registration for Fall Session 1 Explorers @Wollaston
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Due to limited space registration is required and limited to Quincy residents for the following afterschool storytimes at the Wollaston Branch Library.

Junior Explorers for ages 3 and 5 on Mondays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 20 and 27 at 3:00 pm 

Explorers Club for ages 6-8 on Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 nad 29 at 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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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.

Each month a new theme or genre is selected. Children choose their own books from a prepared list and share their thoughts on the book they read and the theme or genre. In the summer specific titles are discussed.

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 10, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Grand Budapest Hotel
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.

"Grand Budapest is Anderson's most mature film, and his most visually witty, too. It's playful without being self-congratulatory, and somehow lush without being cloying." - Village Voice

Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2014. 100 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence

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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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 between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Grand Budapest Hotel
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie still The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.

"Grand Budapest is Anderson's most mature film, and his most visually witty, too. It's playful without being self-congratulatory, and somehow lush without being cloying." - Village Voice

Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2014. 100 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence

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 12, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro illuminates the lives and challenging times of two fascinating women in a haunting, imaginative, and beautifully written tale filled with passion and possibility, heartbreak and hope.  Weaving through the decades, from 1920's New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, socialite Grace Monroe uncovers the complex, obsessive love between muse and artist and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday September 13, 2014
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for a family storytime full of stories, songs rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompnaied by an adult.  Have some funa dn learn something new.

No registration required.

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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Art Exhibit Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Sunday September 14, 2014
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John La Farge’s Stained Glass Windows at the Thomas Crane Library: Old Philosopher, Alpha, and Omega
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by Matthew Bowman who recently completed his MA thesis in Art History at the University of Connecticut

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday September 15, 2014 - Friday September 19, 2014
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International Dot Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Celebrate creativity with Peter Reynold's The Dot on International Dot Day Monday, September 15th and all all  week.

Art supplies will be available in all the children's rooms, stop by and create a piece of art. 

Don't forget  to read the story of The Dot on the Main Library Children's Room windows as you walk along the covered walkway.

There will also be a special dot themed Teddy Bear Storytime at the North Quincy branch Tuesday evening at 6:30.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday September 15, 2014
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Presentation on the Massachusetts Governor's Council
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Joe Ureneck, chair of The Fatherhood Coalition, will make a presentation on the history and importance of the Massachusetts Governor's Council.

CONTACT: Joe Ureneck    857 350-0575    jureneck@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Common Core Forum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A presentation on the Common Core curriculum currently mandated for public school children, presented by the John Birch Society. There will either be a live speaker or a video presentation with Doctor Duke Pesta. Following will be a question and answer session. Literature will be available with information for further action on the issue.

CONTACT: Hal Shurtleff    857 498 1309    shurtleffhal@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 16, 2014
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Childrn's librarian and Quin Z. Bear  for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 at this new evening storytime.

No registration required.  Feel free to bring along your own teddy bear or other stuffed friend to join the fun.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Fall Fashion on a Budget
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Veronica Guerrero MaciaAs the seasons change its time to refresh our wardrobes. Come get some great tips for how to freshen things up for the fall, without breaking your budget! Local fashion expert and personal organizer Veronica Guerrero Macia will help you see things in a new light.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
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Quincy PCD CAPER Public Hearing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On or before Sept. 26, 2014, the City of Quincy and the Quincy HOME Consortium will submit to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which presents the activities assisted with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and other funds for FY 2013-2014.  A draft of this CAPER will be available for public review and comment from Sept. 3-19, 2014 online at www.quincyma.gov/Government/PLANNING and at the Thomas Crane Public Library (TCPL), 40 Washington St., Quincy, MA.  All comments must be received in writing by 12:00 P.M. on Sept. 19, 2014 to Sean Glennon, CD Director, 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171.  A public hearing on the CAPER will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sept. 17 at the TCPL.  For more information call 617-376-1167.

CONTACT: Sean Glennon    617-376-1167    sglennon@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Divergent
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).

"Director Neil Burger has crafted a popcorn flick that’s leaner, more propulsive and more satisfying than the bestseller that inspired it." - Washington Post

Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James. Theatrically released in 2014. 140 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality

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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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 18, 2014
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Job Fair
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Find out about job openings
  • Meet potential employers
  • Dress professionally & bring a plenty of resumes!
  • Career Center Members: Bring your ID number

Save the date. At the last job fair the following employers were present. When employeres are secured for this next job fair they will be added to this list until the day of the event, so watch this posting for updates.

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Aflac
  • American Income Life
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Anodyne
  • Chico's
  • EOC CCA
  • Eliot Community Services
  • Home Depot
  • Industrial Communications
  • Kelly Services
  • Madison Security Group
  • RCN
  • Right at Home
  • Road to Responsibility
  • Snap Chef
  • Soma Intimates
  • Uber

Sponsored by the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Quincy Career Center    617-745-4069    riacobucci@pqcc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Divergent
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillIn a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).

"Director Neil Burger has crafted a popcorn flick that’s leaner, more propulsive and more satisfying than the bestseller that inspired it." - Washington Post

Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James. Theatrically released in 2014. 140 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality

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 20, 2014
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Boy Scouts Sign Up
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Get signed up for scouting.

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 22, 2014
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Mini-Med School with Tufts Medical Center - Diabetes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come to a “Mini Med School” Lecture at the library. Dr. Guo Moran, from Tufts, will be presenting on Diabetes education and answer any medical question that participants bring. Dr. Moran is bilingual (English & Mandarin) and will provide spontaneus translation as needed.

Sponsored by Tufts Medical Center Primary Care, Quincy.

 

CONTACT: Carissa Milley    781.664.6155    cmilley@neqca.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Go Places @your Library: Take a hike!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

take a hike

Step into the wild. Explore places outside your comfort zones and figure out how to go after what really makes you come alive. That's exactly what Wendy Johnston did last year when she hiked the entire 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington (the same trail that Cheryl Strayed wrote about in her book "Wild"). She also hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2009, has hiked the enitre Colorado Trail, and done long hikes on other continents. Come to the library and learn about her experiences on the trail and see some fabulous pictures she's taken of the wilderness.

Come be inspired. Many of the lessons Wendy learned on the trail are universal principles, which apply to all human beings- not just backpackers. On the trail, away from the external stimuli that we are constantly surrounded by Wendy found space to focus internally, listen closely, and receive lessons that take much longer to learn in the busy world that we live in.

She has recently started talking about her experiences and is receiving wonderful receptions. People are leaving feeling inspired.

"That it was the best lecture I have ever heard." - a recent attendee.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 23, 2014
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Boy Scouts Sign Up
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get signed up for scouting.

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 24, 2014
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Toastmasters Speech Contest
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come here pre-qualified Toastmasters Speech Contest preliminary winners compete to see who can give the best speech and move on to the next level in the competition.

CONTACT: Daniel Wallace    617-780-1714    Daniel.J.Wallace@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 25, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: They Came Together
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillWhen Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end...well you'll just have to see.

"Thanks to a smart screenplay, direction that perfectly captures the tone of modern rom-coms and two of the most engaging comedic leads working in movies and TV today, “They Came Together” is more entertaining and (in its own insane way) more endearing than two-thirds of the legitimate romantic comedies I’ve seen over the last two decades." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by David Wain. Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Christopher Meloni, Cobie Smulders, and Paul Rudd. Theatrically released in 2014. 84 Minutes; Rated R for language and sexual content.

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 26, 2014
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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 September 27, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 29, 2014
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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 Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 20, and 27th.  No meeting on Oct. 13 Colubus Day.

Beginning Tuesday, Septemebr 9th  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 Vehicles

Everyone loves things that go! Cars, trains, boats and planes will zoom through the stories we'll be reading and the crafts we'll be making.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Sept. 29 and Oct. 2, 20 and 27 Ther will be no meeting on Oct. 13 Columbus Day.

Beginning Tuesday, Septemebr 9th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330 Monday- Thursday from 1:00 -5:00 pm.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 30, 2014
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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 28, and October 7, 14, 21 and 28

Beginning Tuesday, September 9th 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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Discover Historic New England: Battleship Cove
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Battleship CoverTwo of the historic museum ships in Fall River's Battleship Cove, the battleship Massachusetts and destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., were built at the Fore River Yard. In 1964, the school children of Quincy donated over $1,000 to help save the Massachusetts from being scrapped by the Navy. Come learn more about these ships and the largest and most diverse collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world they are part of at the Battleship Cove.

Quincy resident and author of the recently published book on this subject, James Gay will present his research and sign copies of his book.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 1, 2014
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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 Trickster Tales

Travel around teh world through trickster tales from five different countries.  We'll read about why emus can't fly, how Anansi the spider tricks his friends, a fiery-haired troll named Loki, Punia who tricked teh sharks and a trickster named Quwi who's a guinea pig from South America.

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

Beginning Tuesday, September 9th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330 Monday- Thursday from 1:00 -5:00 pm.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 2, 2014
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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 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Beginning Tuesday,September 9th 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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Godzilla (2014)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe world’s most revered monster is reborn in a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

"This is a movie of tremendous visual daring, magnificent special-effects work and surprising moral gravity." - Salon.com

Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. Theatrically released in 2014. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.

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 3, 2014
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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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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 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 6, 2014
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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 Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 7, 2014
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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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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 between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 8, 2014
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 9, 2014
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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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Neighbors
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillA young couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

"There's a subtle wisdom to this screenplay that complements its exceedingly bad taste, small lessons among the laughs." - Tampa Bay Times

Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Lisa Kudrow, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron. Theatrically released in 2014. 96 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout.

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 10, 2014
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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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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction-- a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent 

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday October 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 13, 2014
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
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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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Eating @your Library: Feasting From our Local Farms
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

organic market

The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally.

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Now, “eating locally” and “eating seasonally” have become fashionable terms. Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as she explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying local and eating within the season. Enjoy a slide presentation and cooking demonstration of recipes featuring locally harvested seasonal ingredients and sample the distinct flavors of your local harvest. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. 

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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 October 15, 2014
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Mayor's Housing Symposium
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mayor's Housing Symposium (details to follow).

CONTACT: Sean Glennon    617-376-1167    sglennon@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Thursday October 16, 2014
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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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 17, 2014
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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 18, 2014
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Health Matters @your library: Wellness Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come to our annual Wellness Fair. We will have many area health professionals available for you to talk with and learn how you can improve your health @the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 20, 2014
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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 Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 21, 2014
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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: The American Revolution, from a Brit's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

British author Nick Bunker (Empire on the Edge: How Britain came to fight America) visits as part of his short US tour. Copies of his book will be available to purchase at the event.

Co-sponsored by Quincy College, President's Speaker Series.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 23, 2014
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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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 24, 2014
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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 25, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 27, 2014
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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 Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
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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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Historic New England: Salem, 1692- season of the witch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gallows Hill Cover with Rory O'Brien's Face

The Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O'Brien, author of the novel Gallows Hill, lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Salem's licensed tour guide Rory O'Brien, author of the recently published novel, Gallows Hill (as well as four previous books on Rhode Island history) will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program, as well as have copies of his novel available to purchase afterward. Rory O'Brien grew up in New England, surrounded by books, history, and the long shadows of Poe, Hawthorne, and Lovecraft. He spent months haunting the streets of Salem, speaking with tourists, townies, witches, cops, and business owners. He spent a ridiculous amount of money in kitschy tourist attractions, read every guidebook he could get his hands on, and took every walking tour in town ... all in the name of research.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 1, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 7, 2014
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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 8, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 11, 2014
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Library Closed: Veterans' Day
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Thursday November 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 14, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel, A Tale for the Time Being from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 15, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
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Eating @your Library:New Traditions for Thanksgiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour stuffing a turkey

Learn the art of creating a Thanksgiving menu that is easy, artistic, and delicious. Liz will talk you through the best way to select and prepare turkey and demonstrate two of her favorite side dish recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your Thanksgiving preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples. Note: This program includes a slide presentation of Liz's experience at a local neighbor’s turkey slaughter. No gore is included, but it does show folks the importance of the humane treatment of slaughtered animals.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. 

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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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Thursday November 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 22, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 24, 2014
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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 between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 26, 2014
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Library Closed @ 5:00 p.m.: Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 27, 2014
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 29, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 5, 2014
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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 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 9, 2014
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Eating @your Library:Healthy Holiday Entertaining
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour

Preparing ahead so you can enjoy the party

Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden..but it doesn't need to be. Join Chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss. Liz will talk you through shopping lists, preparation task lists and the art of tweaking purchased items with your own personal touch so every dish looks amazing and tastes delicious. Liz's discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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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Thursday December 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 12, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian is a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
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Go Places @your Library: Extreme Adventures!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

GOING TO EXTREMES

An adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. The author of ten books, he'll talk about his most extreme travel experiences--experiencing a coup in Ecuador, suiting up as a theme park character, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty--as well as about how adventure travel turns to prose on today's newspaper page.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 18, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday December 24, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve
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Thursday December 25, 2014
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Library Closed: Christmas
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Monday December 29, 2014
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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 between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: New Year's Eve
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Thursday January 1, 2015
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Library Closed: New Year's Day
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Monday January 19, 2015
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Library Closed: MLK Day
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Monday February 16, 2015
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Library Closed: Presidents Day
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Sunday April 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Easter
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Monday April 20, 2015
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Library Closed: Patriots Day
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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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