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Tuesday July 5, 2016 - Thursday September 1, 2016
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Adult Summer Reading 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TCPL is offering an Adult Summer Reading program this year. In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the theme is “Reading Around the World.” Expand your worldview and read great books from authors and settings in countries all over the globe. (I will promote suggested reading lists on our website and social media next week.) From July 5 through Sept. 1, patrons can read as many books as they can from different countries and not only get a peek into other people’s experiences, but also win cool prizes!

Here’s how it works: Starting July 5, pick up an informational brochure at any public service desk at any one of our branches. Log in books here. We're using the same management tool that is used for the teen and children's summer reading, Wandoo Reader. Patrons will need an email address. If they don't have email, have them visit the Reference Desk or Device Advice Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 on the first floor of the Main library for help with setting one up.

Earn one chance to win for each book read. Six prize baskets (which will contain books and other goodies) will be awarded to patrons at the end of the program. Only one prize will be awarded per reader.

Please direct patrons to the Reference Desk if they have questions. If any staff have questions, please let Eileen know.
 
LOCATION: Main Library
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Wednesday August 24, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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SHINE table
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come get free Health and Social Services information every Wednesday in August from 2-4. Representatives from the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) will help you understand the complex world of Medicare and Social Services. Everyone is welcome. The representatives speak several Chinese dialogues, other Asian languages, and English. The GBCGAC Agency and South Shore Elder Services are collaborating to provide information so people age 65 and above can “SHINE”.  Some of the information you can receive includes:

  • What is Medicare, Medicaid?
  • When can I participate?
  • Who will qualify?
  • What is the penalty for not applying Medicare and Prescription?
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I choose the right Health Plan ?
  • What Public Benefit may I qualify for?
  • What kinds of Social Services can I apply for?
  • Where can I get all kinds of Health Education?
  • How do I get a confidential, personalized, free Consultation?
  • Ho do I get constant updated Health insurance information?
CONTACT: Soi Kyi / Shine Director GBCGAC    617-357-0226 x209    skyi@gbcgac.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Hail Caesar!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillSet during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

"Hail, Caesar! is pure, popcorn fun — a visual treat, a comedic tour de force and a sublime and sly slice of satire."--Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, & Tilda Swinton. Theatrically released in 2016. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking.

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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9th Annual 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 ages 4-13 begins Monday, August 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 25, 2016
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Wollaston branch library all day 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 Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Eye in the Sky
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThrough remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

"Aaron Paul has key scenes as the drone pilot who actually has to pull the trigger, but it’s the late Alan Rickman, as Mirren’s superior, who steals the film."--Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Kim Engelbrecht, Phoebe Fox. Theatrically released in 2016. 102 Minutes; Rated R for some violent images and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to go @North Quincy for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Eye in the Sky
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThrough remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

"Aaron Paul has key scenes as the drone pilot who actually has to pull the trigger, but it’s the late Alan Rickman, as Mirren’s superior, who steals the film."--Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Gavin Hood. Starring Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Kim Engelbrecht, Phoebe Fox. Theatrically released in 2016. 102 Minutes; Rated R for some violent images and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 26, 2016
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Thomas Crane Public Library @Quincy Farmer's Market
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the Farmer’s Market at Pagent Field in Merrymount Park. Stop by to hear a story or two, make a mystery craft and pick up information about fall storytimes and other events.  Weather Permitting

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep Nursery Rhyme Extravaganza @the Farmers' Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Bring a blanket to sit on and join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare under the trees at the Farmer's Market in Merrymount Park as they present Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep: a Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza. This is a fun-filled program of stories and songs for children ages 4 months to 4 years old accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.   This program is especially geared toward very young children. 

The show will go on come rain or shine; in case of inclement weather we will move into the large meeting room at the Main Library. Meeting room space is limited to the first 125 people; when we reach capacity we will close the doors.

 Check out the Farmer's Market webpage for directions and information about vendors and other activities at the market.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 27, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 29, 2016
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Children's Movie Matinee @North QuincyIce Age: Continental Drift
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to go @Main Library for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Robots

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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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 30, 2016
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week'w craft– Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch Library    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

Happening every Tuesday in August.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 31, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft– Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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SHINE table
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come get free Health and Social Services information every Wednesday in August from 2-4. Representatives from the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) will help you understand the complex world of Medicare and Social Services. Everyone is welcome. The representatives speak several Chinese dialogues, other Asian languages, and English. The GBCGAC Agency and South Shore Elder Services are collaborating to provide information so people age 65 and above can “SHINE”.  Some of the information you can receive includes:

  • What is Medicare, Medicaid?
  • When can I participate?
  • Who will qualify?
  • What is the penalty for not applying Medicare and Prescription?
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I choose the right Health Plan ?
  • What Public Benefit may I qualify for?
  • What kinds of Social Services can I apply for?
  • Where can I get all kinds of Health Education?
  • How do I get a confidential, personalized, free Consultation?
  • Ho do I get constant updated Health insurance information?
CONTACT: Soi Kyi / Shine Director GBCGAC    617-357-0226 x209    skyi@gbcgac.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Race
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie posterJesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

"This is a profound saga that makes for a great American movie."--San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Starring Carice van Houten, Eli Goree, Jason Sudeikis, Shanice Banton, & Stephan James. Theatrically released in 2016. 134 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and language..

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Vigil for Overdose Victims
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on the lawn, or inside if it rains, for a vigil for overdose victims sponsored by the City of Quincy Substance Abuse Task Force

CONTACT: Barbara Edmondson, Bay State Services    617-471-8400 x189    bedmondson@baystatecs.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday September 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Closed
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Art to go @North Quincy for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 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.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Friday September 2, 2016
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 3, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday September 4, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 5, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Tuesday September 6, 2016
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Grownups 20/30's Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are board games your thing? If so take a look at our selection, we have Codenames, Pandemic, Slash, King of Tokyo, Cards Against Humanity and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come by the table in the atrium to get your questions answered and sign up for the fall computer classes held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.:

  • September 14 to October 5: Advanced Documents
  • October 12 to November 2: Managing Life Online
  • November 9 to December 7 (no class on November 23 for Thanksgiving): Basic and Intermediate Documents
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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State Primary Election
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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State Primary Election
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery@Wollaston -- Magnets
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to do some hands on science just for preschoolers.

This month we will be experimenting with magnets: Make magnets float above each other, chase each other around and use them to go fishing!

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Night Owl Book Club logoThe Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss a wide range of books.

For the first school year meeting of the Night Owls, we’ll be rocketing into space with Philip Reeve’s Cakes in Space! Moving to a new planet means taking a long journey, getting used to a new house, making new friends, and… killer cupcakes?! 

Pick up your copy of Cakes in Space in the Children’s Room anytime between now and September 8 and join us for an intergalactic book discussion!

Please stop by the main library children’s room library any time to pick up a copy of the book to read before our meeting. Any questions? Call 617-376-2411 and ask to speak with Ms. Cronin.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 10, 2016
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FG Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Clayton Cheever    617-376-1317    ccheever@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 12, 2016
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FG Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT: Clayton Cheever    617-376-1317    ccheever@ocln.org
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
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Registration for Fall Session I Storytimes
9:00 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose logoJust For Twos logoDue 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 fro one program.

Monday Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet at 10:00 am on Mondays beginning Sept. 26

Friday Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet at 11:00 am  beginning Sept. 30

Tuesday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet at 11:00 am beginning September 27

Wednesday Evening Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet at 6:30 pm beginning Sept. 28

Thursday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet at 9:30 am beginning Sept. 29

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

Explorers logoJunior Explorers logoDue 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 4 and 5 on Mondays, Sept. 26, October 3, 17 and 24 1 at 3:00 pm 

Explorers Club for ages 6-8 on Wednesdays, Sept. 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26  at 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you interested in improving your English conversation skills? Join the library's English Talk Time program where adults come to practice their English, make friends and have fun!

To sign up, come to the Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9/13 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, 9/13 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 9/15 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, 9/17 10am-12pm

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

Talk Time is a free program offered by the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information about English Talk Time, visit: http://thomascranelibrary.org/newcomers/english-classes

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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English Talk Time Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you interested in improving your English conversation skills? Join the library's English Talk Time program where adults come to practice their English, make friends and have fun!

To sign up, come to the Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9/13 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, 9/13 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 9/15 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, 9/17 10am-12pm

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

Talk Time is a free program offered by the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information about English Talk Time, visit: http://thomascranelibrary.org/newcomers/english-classes

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Vocabulary Workshop for Literacy Tutors
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
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

Phoenix Book Club logoDo 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.

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 14, 2016
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Computer Class: Advanced Documents
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented in partnership with Saheli

Registration is required. Participation is limited to 15 students and a wait list of up to 15 additional people will be maintained. If you have a laptop you are encouraged to bring it, we have a limited number that will be made available for shared use.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Principles of Wine and Cheese Pairing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketIs there anything better than a great wine and cheese pairing? For some, it can be challenging. The good news? Creating a combination that makes your mouth sing is easier than you might think! Spend an evening with local author Adam Centamore sampling amazing wine and cheese combinations from his award-nominated new book, Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing.

Based on the curriculum developed teaching over 400 classes and seminars, Quincy's own professional wine and cheese educator Adam Centamore will guide you through the world of flavor pairing with an emphasis on understanding and developing your own palate and preferences. Copies of Adam's recently published book, will be available for purchase and signing. Whether you're looking to broaden your appreciation for gourmet combinations or simply looking for wine & cheese ideas for your next party, you'll find everything that you need in this comprehensive and approachable guide.

Join us to learn about wine and cheese in the tastiest way possible - by eating and drinking it!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 15, 2016
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you interested in improving your English conversation skills? Join the library's English Talk Time program where adults come to practice their English, make friends and have fun!

To sign up, come to the Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9/13 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, 9/13 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 9/15 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, 9/17 10am-12pm

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

Talk Time is a free program offered by the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information about English Talk Time, visit: http://thomascranelibrary.org/newcomers/english-classes

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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FG Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Clayton Cheever    617-376-1317    ccheever@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Friday September 16, 2016
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

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 Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 17, 2016
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Saturday Storytime with Denise Shaver for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

 No registration required. .

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you interested in improving your English conversation skills? Join the library's English Talk Time program where adults come to practice their English, make friends and have fun!

To sign up, come to the Literacy Office (on the 2nd floor of the main library) during one of the following times:

  • Tuesday, 9/13 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday, 9/13 6-8pm
  • Thursday, 9/15 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, 9/17 10am-12pm

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

Talk Time is a free program offered by the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information about English Talk Time, visit: http://thomascranelibrary.org/newcomers/english-classes

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 19, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Administration Training
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Teen Time: Digital Makerspace
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Looking to learn new software to create video, music or digital art work?  Join us for our Digital Makerspace and work with different equipment and techology to work on projects. Create something unique like stop animation, digital artwork or write your own music. We have Macbook Pro's that run on iOS and Windows operating systems as well as free software programs to teach you how to create digital projects. You can also share you work on our Teen Tangest page http://thomascranelibrary.org/teen-zone

 

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

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and come to one of our orientations to find out more.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 21, 2016
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Film Screening/Community Conversations: 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

14 posterWe are excited to join The National Park Service, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston Asian American Film Festival, Old South Meeting House, and Quincy Asian Resources / QARI for an exciting film screening and community conversation.

We will show 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez, a 63-minute film which invites community members to consider and discuss critical questions such as:

  • Who has the right to be an American citizen?
  • How have the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship been interpreted throughout history?
  • What are the rights and responsibilities of US citizenship?
  • What is at stake in the upcoming Presidential election?
  • How can we and other members of our communities influence policy?

The film tells the stories of three American families who challenged the status quo by advocating for citizen rights of children born in the United States - Dred and Harriet Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Rosario and Vanessa Lopez. Descendants of Dred and Harriet Scott and of Wong Kim Ark tell the stories of how their ancestors fought all the way to the Supreme Court and changed American history. Rosario Lopez and her daughter Vanessa are activists in today's immigrant rights youth movement - advocating for the rights of millions of children like Vanessa, born in the United States to undocumented immigrants.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion and "feedback session", from which our partners will draw thoughts and ideas for a final screening and discussion at Old South Meeting House on Thursday, November 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 22, 2016
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Book TBD - check back for updates

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 23, 2016
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just for Threes logoLonger, 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 24, 2016
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FG Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Clayton Cheever    617-376-1317    ccheever@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 26, 2016
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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Administration Training
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Just for Twos logoThis 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. 26, October 3, 17 and 24th.  No meeting on Oct. 10, the library will be closed for Columbus Day

Beginning Tuesday, September 13th 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

Just for Threes logoLonger, 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 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Junior Explorers logoThis 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. 26, Oct. 3, 17 and 24.  There will be no meeting on Oct. 10, the library will be closed for Columbus Day.

Beginning Tuesday, September 13th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 27, 2016
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just for Threes logoThis 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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

Mother Goose on the Loose logoThis 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 Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13th  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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Quincy Center PokéWalk
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pokemon Go logoPokémon GO is a free, augmented-reality game for Android and iOS. Get some walking in as we search for Pokémon around Thomas Crane Public Library and Quincy Center. We'll give a brief overview of the game to any newbies, and then hit a few PokéStops around the Center. We'll end up on the library lawn and set out a few lures, which will give you a chance to rack up some XP. This is a great chance to meet like-minded gamers and visit and learn about a few historical sites right in our neighborhood.

This event is for adults and teens ages 16+. Meet us in the Atrium on the ground floor of the Main library, 40 Washington St.

 
 
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FG Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Clayton Cheever    617-376-1317    ccheever@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

To schedule an appointment to donate at a convenient time for you, with a choice of multiple locations, call: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Explorers logoThis is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8.  The theme of this session is Trickster Tales.

Travel around the world through trickster tales from five different countries.  We'll read about why emus can't fly, how Anansi the spider tricks his friends, and a trickster guinea pig from South America and more!

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Beginning Tuesday, September 13  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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Mother Goose on the Loose logoThis 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, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Beginning Tuesday, September 13th  at 9:00 am 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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Thursday September 29, 2016
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Beginning Tuesday, September 23 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

Mother Goose on the Loose logoAn introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months  accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and come to one of our orientations to find out more.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Friday September 30, 2016
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just for Threes logoLonger, 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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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Just for Twos logoThis 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. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

Beginning Tuesday, September 13 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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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 3, 2016
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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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Tuesday October 4, 2016
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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: Mapping Houghs Neck
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

map of houghs neckHoughs Neck residents Patti Williams and Peter Sault will present an illustrated talk on the history of Houghs Neck from 1614 to 1910 using maps as the focal point. Learn about the original land grand holders, including Atherton Hough; see how the Neck evolved into a series of farms; and learn about the real estate development as the need for subsistence farms had passed permitting people to live on smaller lots and closer together. You will see maps from a variety of sources including the Thomas Crane Public Library, the Quincy historical society and the Norfolk Registry of Deeds.

This presentation is partnered with a walking tour of Houghs Neck. More details will follow.

Sponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures program.

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

Are board games your thing? If so take a look at our selection, we have Codenames, Pandemic, Slash, King of Tokyo, Cards Against Humanity and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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Small Business Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue this class is designed for the new business owner to explain MA tax responsibilities.  

CONTACT: Brian Lynch    617 887 5332     lynchb@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come by the table in the atrium to get your questions answered and sign up for the fall computer classes held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.:

  • October 12 to November 2: Managing Life Online
  • November 9 to December 7 (no class on November 23 for Thanksgiving): Basic and Intermediate Documents
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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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
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 7, 2016
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 8, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 10, 2016
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 11, 2016
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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 the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

orchestra photoCome to an educational and entertaining presentation on the beauty of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra and experience the beauty and spirit of traditional Chinese music combined seamlessly with the precision, power and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra. Until 2012, this music was heard only as the accompaniment to the dance performances of Shen Yun, a show aiming to revive OVER 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra's formation ultimately resulted from requests from audience members who found themselves enchanted by the music. The orchestra made its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2012 and will next perform in Boston on October 21.

A Chinese tea tasting and refreshments will be offered. Like all events at the library, this is free and open to everyone.

Ancient Chinese instruments share a deep connection with Heaven and Earth. The delicate notes of the plucked pipa evoke a sense of celestial realms. The enchanting sound of the 4,000-year-old erhu mimics the human voice. Leading the melody amidst a full Western orchestra, they create a profound musical experience that resonates deep in the heart. Listen to an example. Learn more.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 14, 2016
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 17, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Discover Historic New England: Colonial Inns & Taverns
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

more information will come soon about this program presented by Maria Olia about the subject of her most recent book

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Digital Makerspace
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Looking to learn new software to create video, music or digital art work?  Join us for our Digital Makerspace and work with different equipment and techology to work on projects. Create something unique like stop animation, digital artwork or write your own music. We have Macbook Pro's that run on iOS and Windows operating systems as well as free software programs to teach you how to create digital projects. You can also share you work on our Teen Tangest page http://thomascranelibrary.org/teen-zone

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Merchants of Doubt
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillInspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Documentarian Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

"The film targets the spinmeisters, hired by or associated with corporate interests, whose job, despite their lack of scientific training, is to discredit the science of climate change doomsayers. The fact that some of these spinmeisters proudly base their method on the machinations of tobacco-industry lobbyists is doubly damning."--Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Robert Kenner. Starring Naomi Oreskes, Sam Roe. Theatrically released in 2015. 96 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Presented in partnership with MCAN, the Mass Climate Action Network; Quincy CAN, The Quincy Climate Action Networ; and FRRACS, Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

Book TBD - check back for updates

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 21, 2016
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 22, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quin Z. Bear for a lively family storytime full of stories and songs. this month we will have a selection of Not so Scary Stories for this spooky season.

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 24, 2016
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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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Tuesday October 25, 2016
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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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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 27, 2016
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 29, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 31, 2016
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 1, 2016
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Grownups 20/30's Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are board games your thing? If so take a look at our selection, we have Codenames, Pandemic, Slash, King of Tokyo, Cards Against Humanity and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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The Electric Myth: The evolution of Creepypasta
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Slenderman. The Rake. The Seedeater. Ted the Caver. The internet has become the new forum for our fear. In this panel we’ll look at some of the more famous creepypastas, the psychology behind why they scare us and look at the more popular forms of their stories on the web. This event is part of TCPL's Grownups 20/30s programming; find us on meetup.com to keep up with future events.

About the presenter: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She's performed for all sorts of venues from The Norman Rockwell Museum to the Massachusetts library association. She has also staffed many conventions, including a three year stint as head of guest relations at Anime Boston. She advises ignoring the dog park, thinks Bruce Banner is the best Avenger, and takes her tea earl gray and hot.

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 November 2, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come by the table in the atrium to get your questions answered and sign up for the fall computer classes held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.:

  • November 9 to December 7 (no class on November 23 for Thanksgiving): Basic and Intermediate Documents

Registration is required. Each class is limited to 20 students and a wait list of up to 15 additional people will be maintained. If you have a laptop you are encouraged to bring it, we have a limited number that will be made available for shared use.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday November 3, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 4, 2016
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 5, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 11, 2016
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Library Closed: Veterans Day
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Saturday November 12, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 14, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Book TBD - check back for updates

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 19, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 22, 2016
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Teen Time: Digital Makerspace
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Looking to learn new software to create video, music or digital art work?  Join us for our Digital Makerspace and work with different equipment and techology to work on projects. Create something unique like stop animation, digital artwork or write your own music. We have Macbook Pro's that run on iOS and Windows operating systems as well as free software programs to teach you how to create digital projects. You can also share you work on our Teen Tangest page http://thomascranelibrary.org/teen-zone

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.
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Thursday November 24, 2016
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day
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Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday November 26, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 28, 2016
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 2, 2016
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 3, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 6, 2016
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Go Places @your Library: Antartica!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sunrise over the Southern Ocean. Photo by Jillian Worssam.North Quincy High School biology teacher Cara Pekarcik spent six weeks this fall in the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica. Working with research teams from the University of Rhode Island (URI), Old Dominion University and the University of South Florida she traveled aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer to the Southern Ocean to collect plankton samples and study the interactions of these organisms with their environment.

Come learn about this amazing experience, get a feel for her work with some hands-on activities, and see her photographs from this seldom visited corner of the globe!

Cara is also keeping a journal during her travels and encurages you to follow her in real time.

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

Are board games your thing? If so take a look at our selection, we have Codenames, Pandemic, Slash, King of Tokyo, Cards Against Humanity and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 12, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Book TBD - check back for updates

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 17, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 20, 2016
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Teen Time: Digital Makerspace
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Looking to learn new software to create video, music or digital art work?  Join us for our Digital Makerspace and work with different equipment and techology to work on projects. Create something unique like stop animation, digital artwork or write your own music. We have Macbook Pro's that run on iOS and Windows operating systems as well as free software programs to teach you how to create digital projects. You can also share you work on our Teen Tangest page http://thomascranelibrary.org/teen-zone

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 24, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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Sunday December 25, 2016
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Library Closed: Christmas Day
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Monday December 26, 2016
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 31, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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