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Wednesday January 28, 2015
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Main Library Open at 12 Noon Today; Branch Libraries Closed

Branch libraries closed until further notice.

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Feature Film @North Quincy--CANCELLED
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOn a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Directed by Joshua Logan. Starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, and John Kerr. Theatrically released in 1958. 157 Minutes; Not Rated

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 29, 2015
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Small Business Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed to educate newer business owners of their tax responibilities in Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Brian Lynch    617 887 5332    lynchb@dor.stste.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: The Drop
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillIn the underworld of Brooklyn bars, "money drops" are used to funnel cash to local gangsters. When a robbery at the bar of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) goes awry, bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) finds himself entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost.

"Like Gandolfini, the deep Brooklyn of The Drop is formidable, bona fide and memorable. " - New York Daily News

"Mr. Hardy's Brooklyn accent is not only flawless — a Londoner by birth, he's a vocal chameleon who played a Welshman in "Locke" — but tinged, I do believe, with a blithe, spot-on tribute to a blue-collar guy from another borough, Ernest Borgnine's immortal Marty. Here's a far-from-minor performance by a major star in the making. " - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Starring James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2014. 106 Minutes; Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive 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 January 30, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 2, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on February 2, 9, 23 and March 2 and 9

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  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 Animals

What's your favorite animal?  Is it a cat?  A snake?  Maybe a cow?  Come hear some stories about all sorts of animals and make some critter crafts.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Feb. 2, 9, 23 and March 2

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  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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Tuesday February 3, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

 

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  Feb. 3, 10, 24 1nd March 3 and 10.

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th 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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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 4, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on Feb 4, 11, 25 and March 4 and 11

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  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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REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Drop
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the underworld of Brooklyn bars, "money drops" are used to funnel cash to local gangsters. When a robbery at the bar of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) goes awry, bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) finds himself entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost.

"Like Gandolfini, the deep Brooklyn of The Drop is formidable, bona fide and memorable. " - New York Daily News

"Mr. Hardy's Brooklyn accent is not only flawless — a Londoner by birth, he's a vocal chameleon who played a Welshman in "Locke" — but tinged, I do believe, with a blithe, spot-on tribute to a blue-collar guy from another borough, Ernest Borgnine's immortal Marty. Here's a far-from-minor performance by a major star in the making. " - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Starring James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2014. 106 Minutes; Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Travel back in time to read about knights and royalty, make your own helmet and shield and face off with dragons.  We'll be reading stories about medieval times and making crafts to help a medieval adventurer.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on Feb. 4, 11, 25 and MArch 11.  

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th 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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Thursday February 5, 2015
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  Feb 5, 12, 26 and March 5 and 12.

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th 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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REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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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Feature Film: Get On Up
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillChadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game).

"One funk-tastic musical biopic. " - New York Post

Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Craig Robinson, Dan Aykroyd, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott, Lennie James, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2014. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 6, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday February 7, 2015
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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 accompanied 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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Sunday February 8, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Enchanting Odissi With Mouli Pal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TITLEOdissi is a lyrical dance originating in the Temples of Orissa in Eastern India depicting musical moods, nature's beauty and emotions of love, fear and anger through energetic footwork and captivating storytelling. The grace and elegance of this rarely seen dance form creates an illusion of Sculptures coming to life. Presented by Mouli Pal, an accomplished exponent who has been a regular performer, teacher and promoter of the dance form. This site has more information about Ms. Pal, including links to videos of her performances.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday February 9, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: chocolate
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the February session (Monday, February 9) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is chocolate.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Night Owls Book Club for grades 3-4
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club is a book discussion group for children in grades 3 and 4.

This month we will be reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and watching a movie based on the book.   

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

Stop by the Main Library children's room to pick up a copy of the book to read before the meeting. 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 10, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Human Foosball
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Like the table version of the game, human foosball plays like soccer with two teams trying to score on each other by kicking a beach ball into the net (without using you hands). The difference with human foosball is that the players cannot move forward or backwards-only side to side along their pole.

Registration for this program is required. To register please contact Kerri Darcy at 617-376-1310.

 

 

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Award Winners

Each year the American Library Association gives out many different awards to authors and illustrators. The most well-known children's literature awards are the Newbery and Caldecott medals, but those aren't the only ones. This month we'll be reading books that have won the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Batchelder, Sibert, Schneider, and Belpré awards in the past several years. Pick an award winner and decide for yourself if you think it deserved to win. 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 11, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Get On Up
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillChadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game).

"One funk-tastic musical biopic. " - New York Post

Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Craig Robinson, Dan Aykroyd, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott, Lennie James, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2014. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.

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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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New! Hands on Science for preschoolers

Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library on the second Wednesday of each month with your preschooler any time between 6:00 and 7:00 pm to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child. 

This month we will be exploring space.  Learn about constellations, meteors and our solar system. 

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Valentine's Day Bingo
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone is invited to a fun, holiday-themed Bingo game, sponsored by Choice Community Supports

CONTACT: david barber    617-922-2507    dbarber@choicesupports.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 12, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: Dear White People
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie still At prestigious Winchester University, biracial student Samantha White begins her radio show, "Dear White People, the amount of black friends required not to seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, your weed man, Tyrone, doesn't count." Sam becomes president of the all-black residential hall Parker/Armstrong, whose existence is facing extinction in the name of diversification. TV reality show "Black Face/White Place" smells gold in Sam's story and decides to follow it, rejecting the proposal of fellow black student Coco Conners, who pitched her show "Doing Time at an Ivy League". The clamor over Sam's rise also becomes a career-defining opportunity for black misfit Lionel Higgins when he is asked to join the school's lily-white newspaper staff to cover the controversy, even though he secretly knows little about black culture.

"You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it doesn’t, you’re doing it wrong. There is great enjoyment to be found here, and very little comfort. " - The New York Times

Directed by Justin Simien. Starring Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams. Theatrically released in 2014. 108 Minutes; Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 13, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

This month we will be discussing Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh a compelling portrait of colonial South Africa, but above all a love story about how—just when we need it most—fear can blind us to the truth.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday February 14, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Diana Kane for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. In the large meeting room at the Main Library.

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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Monday February 16, 2015
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Library Closed: Presidents Day
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
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Meet the Instruments
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us to meet a couple of members of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and their instruments.  The musicians will play a couple of pieces and introduce us to their instruments.  At the end of the program the children will get a chance to examine the instruments up close.  

On Sunday, February 22nd additional members of the symphony will present a concert in the atrium.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Grab Bag Art @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We do craft projects all the time and sometimes we have extras.  Stop by the Adams Shore branch library this afternoon and help Miss Lori clean out the cupboards by making a craft.  I wonder what surprises she will have for us.

This program is for children of all ages, preschoolers will need an adult's help to make their project.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New! Evening storytime for preschoolers

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear  at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 once a month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

This month we'll be reading stories about dragons. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies, and bring along your favorite bear.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 18, 2015
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the Wollaston branch library  for free-play LEGO building.

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

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

Parents please note 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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Feature Film @North Quincy: Oklahoma!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, and Gene Nelson. Theatrically released in 1955. 145 Minutes; Approved by the 1955 Ratings Board

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 Animal Shelter Volunteer training
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

All are welcome for a training of Quincy Animal Shelter's volunteer staff. The event is open to the public for anyone interested in being a shelter volunteer.

CONTACT: Daniel Higgins    617-696-3616    zeno2944@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 19, 2015
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Lunar New Year Craft
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep by making a friendly sheep puppet. 

Drop by the Main Library children’s room between 2:00 and 4:00 to make your puppet.

This program is for children of all ages, preschoolers will need an adult’s help to make their project.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: Lucy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillLucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally gets caught up in a drug deal, but she soon turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human comprehension.

"Lucy is insane, makes very little sense, doesn't stand up to scrutiny and is an absolute blast. " - Arizona Republic

"The best comic-book movie in a long time, though based on no comic, Lucy is a film that mates classic Besson with Quentin Tarantino in a go at the mystical, world-solving vision found in Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life." " - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Amr Waked, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Johan Philip Asbæk, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Phongpheth, Pilou Asbæk, and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2014. 89 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 20, 2015
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AbraKidabra Magic Show with Mike Bent
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mike Bent“Best of Boston” award winning magician Mike Bent present’s the AbraKidabra Magic Show a secret blend of amazing magic, hilarious kid-friendly comedy and tons of audience interaction and participation.  The result is a laugh out loud rolling in the aisles morning of magic and mirth.

 This program is recommended for magic lovers of all ages especially children ages 3-10 accompanied by an adult.  

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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Saturday February 21, 2015
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5- Human Body
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children ages 3-5 to the human body. The children will be treated to interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities, accompanied by entertaining and educational discussions.

They will learn that bodies are made up of bones called skeletons. The children will also discover that muscles help people move, and that the heart pumps blood through the body bringing food and oxygen. The children will continue the learning at home with their own skeletal puzzle friend “Mr. Bones.” 

This 45 minute workshop for ages 3-5 will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Library.  Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Mad Science for ages 6-10- Mad Messages
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop, secret messages and special codes will be the means of communication.

Children ages 6-10 will learn how to send messages to their friends using special codes, and they’ll become detectives by using their Mad Science observational skills to solve the mystery of some cool messages and formulas.

Each child will bring home their own secret code wheels to code and decode their own mad messages! 

This 1 hour workshop for ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. 

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room beginning at 10:00 am on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Sunday February 22, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: QSO ensembles
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TITLEMembers of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present two ensembles. A string quartet will perform Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major Op. 76 No. 3 "Kaiser". A woodwind trio will perform selections from Mozart's Five Divertimentos K.Anh. 229 and possibly some Beethoven.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday February 23, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person 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 February 24, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday February 25, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Lucy
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally gets caught up in a drug deal, but she soon turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human comprehension.

"Lucy is insane, makes very little sense, doesn't stand up to scrutiny and is an absolute blast. " - Arizona Republic

"The best comic-book movie in a long time, though based on no comic, Lucy is a film that mates classic Besson with Quentin Tarantino in a go at the mystical, world-solving vision found in Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life." " - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Amr Waked, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Johan Philip Asbæk, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Phongpheth, Pilou Asbæk, and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2014. 89 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality.

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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Town Brook Smelt Monitoring Stream Team
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about the wildlife habitat of the historic Town Brook. Assist in the second year of smelt monitoring. See the locations of this urban environmental treasure.

CONTACT: Steve Perdios    (617) 877-5975    SPinQuinzy@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 26, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: The Judge
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillRobert Downey Jr. plays an urban lawyer who heads back to his rural home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect in this comedy-drama from Warner Bros. Vera Farmiga, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Billy Bob Thornton head up the rest of the starring cast. Robert Duvall was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his part in this movie

"Equal parts courtroom drama, legal thriller and family saga, it’s also a synchronized duet for two terrific actors at the top of their craft that left me stunned. " - New York Observer

Directed by David Dobkin. Starring Balthazar Getty, Billy Bob Thornton, Leighton Meester, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Theatrically released in 2014. 142 Minutes; Rated R for language including some sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 27, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 28, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of Suessian silliness as we celebrate Dr. Seuss.

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Sunday March 1, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Songs of Pete Seeger
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Phil RosenthalFormer Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal performs music by Pete Seeger in our 2015 Concerts @the Crane Winter/Spring series.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014), changed the landscape of American music. Singer and songwriter Phil Rosenthal, celebrates this folk icon with renditions of Seeger's best-loved songs. Phil Rosenthal is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, having played with Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Bill Monroe, among others. Many have recorded his compositions, including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave. Billboard Magazine has called him, "a roots master musician". The Washington Post described him as "one of the most expressive singers in traditional country music".

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday March 2, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 3, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Thursday March 5, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 6, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday March 9, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Cheese
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the March session (Monday, March 9) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cheese.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday March 10, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Alzheimer's: Know the 10 Warning Signs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

alz.orgEarly Detection Matters

As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it's important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about.

Pre-registration is encuraged. Call 800-272-3900 to reserve a seat today.

Presented by the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

CONTACT: Alzheimer's Association, MA & NH chapter    800-272-3900    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 11, 2015
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PCHP Bilingual Language Development in Young Children
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Parent Child Home Program presents a Training Session for anyone interested, especially area PCHP coordinators and home visitors. The training will focus on Bilingual Language Development in Young Children.

CONTACT: Pamela Bonfiglioli    617-312-8204    pbonfiglioli@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 12, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 15, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Celtic Songs & Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jeff SnowJoin us for a special Celtic-inspired afternoon of music with talented multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Snow.

Continuing our 2015 Concerts @the Crane Winter/Spring series, Jeff Snow plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, of which he is also a contributor.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Friday March 27, 2015
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Library Closed: Professional Development
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Monday March 30, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person 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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Sunday April 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Easter
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Tuesday April 7, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: A Local Child Psycopath
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jessie PomeroyIn the early 1870s, local children began disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several returned home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back. With the city on edge, authorities believe the abductions are the handiwork of a psychopath, until they discover that their killer—fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy—is barely older than his victims.

Come learn about this riveting tale of gruesome murder and depravity, the investigation that followed, and the local environment from which it all sprang - a great American city divided by class—a chasm widened in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1872. Roseanne Montillo, author of the recently published The Wilderness of Ruin, a work of historic non-fiction based on these subjects is presenting this program about the case that reverberated through all of Boston society to help us understand our modern hunger for the prurient and sensational. She is an instructor for Emerson College, in Boston, from where she also received her MFA and BFA. Her first book, The Lady and Her Monsters was published in 2013, and subsequently optioned for a movie.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 8, 2015
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Community Development Week: Inclusive public service programming for persons with disabilities
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This event will feature a panel focusing on inclusive public service programming for persons with learning, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Guests panelists include SSYMCA's Association Director of Inclusion and two other panelists to be announced later.
CONTACT: Melissa (Horr) Pond    617-376-1053    mhorr@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 13, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: breakfast
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the April session (Monday, April 13) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is breakfast.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Monday April 20, 2015
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Library Closed: Patriots Day
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Monday April 27, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person 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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Monday May 11, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: vegetables
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the May session (Monday, May 11) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is vegetables.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Monday May 18, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person 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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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Monday June 8, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: cookout
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the June session (Monday, June 8) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cookout.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Monday June 29, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person 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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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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Thursday July 9, 2015
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Summer Concerts @the Crane: Lenny Solomon Band
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lenny SolomonLenny Solomon will be joined by his band to present a fabulous evening of music. A seasoned singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, he regularly performed there on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for songwriters such as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years as a solo performer he shared bills with many touring performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John. For many years music lay in the background of his life.

From the 1980s through the mid-1990s, Solomon continued to write songs, but rarely performed in public. He chose rather to raise his family and work in environmental research at Harvard University. In 1997 Solomon got back into performing and formed a folk/country band appropriately enough called Solomon. Performing his original material, Solomon has released one EP and four CDs. More information is available on his website, www.solomonband.com

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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Summer Concerts @the Crane: 4EverFab
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on the lawn

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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