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Sunday April 29, 2018 - Saturday June 2, 2018
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On Exhibit: Spring Into Art
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

QAA Art posterSpring Into Art with the Quincy Art Association's annual art exhibition at the library. Art will be dropped off on Sunday, April 29, judged on Saturday, May 5, a reception with the artists will be held on May 12 from 1 to 3 and the art will be picked up on Saturday, June 2 betweeon 10 and 11:30. See some of the art online here and learn more in this QATV interview.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday April 30, 2018 - Thursday May 31, 2018
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On Exhibit: Art That Heals People
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

butterfly semi-colonOn display on our middle floor all May, Discovery Day Treatment at South Shore Mental Health presents by way of their Expressive Arts Therapy program, Art that Heals People.

Embracing the idea that all forms of true expression are important and meaningful, this art displays many things: a sense of accomplishment, a deeper understanding, a moment of peace, and a step toward healing. A reception with the artists, including additional artwork and presentations will happen on Tuesday evening, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room. View more of the artwork here and learn more in this QATV interview.

"We all falter. We all struggle. Let's support one another in this. We are More than Broken. Fight Mental Health Stigma. Start a revolution."

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Monday May 28, 2018
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Closed for Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillSet to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

The new film is more expansive, more beautiful, funnier, nuttier and — this is the most difficult trick for any comic-book movie to pull off — more touching than the first film. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Directed by James Gunn. Starring Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana. Theatrically released in 2017. 136 minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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More Than Broken: Fighting Mental Health Stigma
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the artists from the Discovery Day Treatment program at South Shore Mental Health whose artwork is on display all May on the middle floor to celebrate their art.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Phantom Thread
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNominated for numerous awards and winner of an Oscar for Best Achievement in Costunme Design.

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

On first viewing, the captivating strangeness of the mood and the elegant threading of the plot are likely to hold your attention, but later you can go back to savor the lustrous colors, the fine-grained performances and the romantic mystery that holds the whole thing together.--A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Bern Collaco, Camilla Rutherford, Cedric Tylleman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dave Simon, Dinah Nicholson, Elli Banks, Harriet Leitch, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Jack Gordon, Jane Perry, Jason Redshaw, Joan Brown, Julie Duck, Kelly Schembri, Lesley Manville, Maryanne Frost, Pip Phillips, Richard Graham, Sarah Lamesch, Sue Clark, and Vicky Krieps. Theatrically released in 2017. 130 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL Crime By the Book: The Honorable Michael Ponsor
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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This program has been postponed until Tuesday, October 9

Join New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Federal Judge Michael Ponsor for a fascinating evening about crime real and imagined. Judge Ponsor will talk about his history on the bench and his writing process, read some of his favorite passages, and answer questions. Copies of his Judge Norcross books will be available for purchase and signing. Learn more in this QATV interview.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Ponsor a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday May 31, 2018
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Matinee Film: Molly's Game
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillNominated for many awards, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Molly's Game is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Few actors on the planet can shift gears as effortlessly as Chastain, who perfectly captures Molly’s chameleon-like ability to adapt to situations and to rationalize her worst behavior.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Angela Gots, Bill Camp, Bo Martyn, Brian d'Arcy James, Chris O'Dowd, Graham Greene, Idris Elba, J.C. MacKenzie, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Chastain, Joe Keery, Jon Bass, Kevin Costner, Madison McKinley, Michael Cera, Natalie Krill, Rachel Skarsten, and Samantha Isler. Theatrically released in 2017. 140 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Molly's Game
6:30 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillNominated for many awards, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Molly's Game is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Few actors on the planet can shift gears as effortlessly as Chastain, who perfectly captures Molly’s chameleon-like ability to adapt to situations and to rationalize her worst behavior.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Angela Gots, Bill Camp, Bo Martyn, Brian d'Arcy James, Chris O'Dowd, Graham Greene, Idris Elba, J.C. MacKenzie, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Chastain, Joe Keery, Jon Bass, Kevin Costner, Madison McKinley, Michael Cera, Natalie Krill, Rachel Skarsten, and Samantha Isler. Theatrically released in 2017. 140 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 1, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday June 2, 2018
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Saturday Storytime with Big Joe the Storyteller
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00 storytime with Big Joe the Storyteller

With his unique style, Big Joe will take us on a storytelling trip around the world. There will be puppets, there will be props, and best of all, there will be stories kids will not soon forget!  

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

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. These sessions, continuing nearly every Saturday are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday June 3, 2018
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Quincy Pride
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Quincy Pride logoJoin us at Quincy Pride at Pageant Field. We'll be tabling for several hours in the afternoon and hope you'll come by and say hello!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday June 4, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAfter spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding – this time, even bigger and fatter.

A sequel that’s never subtle, rarely surprising — and as rich, syrupy, sweet and satisfying as a tray of homemade baklava.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Kirk Jones. Starring Andrea Martin, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, and Nia Vardalos. Theatrically released in 2016. 94 Minutes; Rated pg-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Mother Goose Explores Science for ages 12-24 months
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come and explore our new early STEM program for children ages 12 – 24 months accompanied by an adult.  We’ll have fun with science, technology, engineering and math. You will be amazed at what your little scientist (and you) will learn while having fun.

The program will meet on the four Tuesdays in June, the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 10;00 am in the large meeting room at the main library. 

No registration is required.

This program is 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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Quincy Fair Trade Committee Public Informational Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come learn about efforts to make Quincy a Fair Trade City with members of the Quincy Fair Trade Committee

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Molly's Game
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNominated for many awards, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Molly's Game is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Few actors on the planet can shift gears as effortlessly as Chastain, who perfectly captures Molly’s chameleon-like ability to adapt to situations and to rationalize her worst behavior.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Angela Gots, Bill Camp, Bo Martyn, Brian d'Arcy James, Chris O'Dowd, Graham Greene, Idris Elba, J.C. MacKenzie, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Chastain, Joe Keery, Jon Bass, Kevin Costner, Madison McKinley, Michael Cera, Natalie Krill, Rachel Skarsten, and Samantha Isler. Theatrically released in 2017. 140 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Mom's Demand Action - Everytown for Gun Safety
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Moms Demand Action: Eight kids and teens die every day from gun violence in America. Moms have had enough—and now they’re organizing to keep our communities safe. With a chapter in every state, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is the biggest grassroots organization of moms working together to reduce gun violence.

Everytown for Gun Safety seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it – by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge in the courts and the court of public opinion.

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

CONTACT: Liz Reardon    415-691-0840    liz.reardon10@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 7, 2018
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Matinee Film: The Post
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSteven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The film is both a gripping and timely celebration of the free press, and, in the remarkable hands of Streep, an exploration of what it meant then (and, perhaps, now) to be a woman thrust into power in an all-male world.--Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Meryl Streep, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts, and Zach Woods. Theatrically released in 2017. 116 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: The Post
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSteven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The film is both a gripping and timely celebration of the free press, and, in the remarkable hands of Streep, an exploration of what it meant then (and, perhaps, now) to be a woman thrust into power in an all-male world.--Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Meryl Streep, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Paulson, Tom Hanks, Tracy Letts, and Zach Woods. Theatrically released in 2017. 116 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 8, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. The High Mountains of Portugal weaves three intersecting narratives into a captivating blend of epic journey, ghost story, and contemporary realism, all held together by Martel’s unforgettable voice—a voice that is as mesmerizing, witty, and wise as ever.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday June 9, 2018
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Science Saturday-- Physics of Swordplay with Sir Isaac Newton
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On Saturday, June 9th at 10:30 am join us when Guard Up presents the Physics of Swordplay.

Come learn the Laws of Physics from the gentleman that literally wrote them, Sir Isaac Newton! He has come all the way from the Renaissance era to teach young heroes his discovery of the 3 Laws of Classical Physics through swordsmanship. While Sir Isaac Newton is well regarded as a mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist, he was also an amateur sword fighter.

Sir Isaac has constructed a fun way to teach his laws using his lesser known skill. It gives him quite the education edge! This promises to be an entertaining event for all. Physics not only explains the laws of the universe, but piratical sword fighting as well. Come learn from the gentleman, Sir Isaac Newton, before he returns to his own time.

This program is for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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Art Exhibit Reception
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. These sessions, continuing nearly every Saturday are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 11, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Silver Linings Playbook
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLife doesn’t always go according to plan...Pat Solitanohas lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

It's the perfect material for Russell, who not only deals perceptively with the dizzying swings of manic depression, but makes it the fabric of a big, generous, happy-making ensemble comedy.--Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club

Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Stiles, and Robert De Niro. Theatrically released in 2012. 122 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore Cookout
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. This 2017/18 season the themes are:

Upcoming:

  • March 12:  Italian
  • April 9: Quick and Easy
  • May 14: Salads
  • June 11: Cookout

What we have already enjoyed:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
  • January 8: Soups and Stews
  • February 12: Chocolate
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: June Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information at our meetup.com page. 

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Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Mother Goose Explores Science for ages 12-24 months
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come and explore our new early STEM program for children ages 12 – 24 months accompanied by an adult.  We’ll have fun with science, technology, engineering and math. You will be amazed at what your little scientist (and you) will learn while having fun.

The program will meet on the four Tuesdays in June, the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 10;00 am in the large meeting room at the main library. 

No registration is required.

This program is 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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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Middle School STEAM- Circuits
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. to experiment with Snap Circuits and Circuit Maze.  Challenge yourself to create a variety of electrical circuits from simple to complex.

This program is 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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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Each month we will have a blind taste test to see what is the best brands for different foods and drinks.

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

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. 

Summer is fast approaching and the summer reading theme for 2018 is Libraries Rock! Get a head start on summer reading by picking out a book with music as a theme. Jazz, rock, punk, classical, even musical theater! Is it music played by an orchestra or someone all alone? Is the music in the real world or from somewhere fantastical? Pick anything musical, read it, and join us for a discussion (and end-of-school pizza) in June.

Please note: Fourth graders who will be in fifth grade next year are welcome to join us in June to meet the group. Please call the main library children's room to let us know you'll be coming.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday June 13, 2018
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LGBTQIA Community Forum
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

DOVE logoDOVE's (Domestic Violence Ended) LGBQ/T Advocate will be hosting a forum for providers, community members and survivors of gender based violence to discuss the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, intersex, and asexual community. The forum will be an opportunity to connect with other service providers and to hear from survivors about what organizations can do to ensure their services are accessible for LGBTQIA survivors. This discussed based forum is free and open to the public. 

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

 

CONTACT: Lindsay Greyerbiehl    617-770-4065 ext 103    lindsay.greyerbiehl@dovema.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 14, 2018
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Vehicles
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop by the Wollaston Library with your preschooler any time between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Take a look at things that go! This month we’ll be investigating Vehicles. We'll be making parachutes, helicopters and airplanes as well as looking at wheels that spin and boats that float - and sink!

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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Matinee Film: Black Panther
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillAfter the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

A film that fulfills the most rote demands of superhero spectacle, yet does so with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Stan Lee, Sterling K. Brown, and Winston Duke. Theatrically released in 2018. 134 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Black Panther
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillAfter the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

A film that fulfills the most rote demands of superhero spectacle, yet does so with style and subtexts that feel bracingly, joyfully groundbreaking.--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Stan Lee, Sterling K. Brown, and Winston Duke. Theatrically released in 2018. 134 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on June 14th at 7:00 p.m.to discuss the graphic novel, Primates by Jim Ottaviani.

This is an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 15, 2018
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Landlord Seminar
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the Quincy Housing Authority.

CONTACT: Terry Coleman    617-847-4350 ext 101    tcoleman@quincyha.com
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Saturday June 16, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. These sessions, continuing nearly every Saturday are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 18, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Dan in Real Life
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAdvice columnist Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but struggles to succeed as a brother a song and a single parent.

Dan in Real Life fires on so many circuits that at times it's actually shocking how good it is.--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Dane Cook, Juliette Binoche, and Steve Carell. Theatrically released in 2007. 98 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Girl Scouts Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Led by Troop leader Heidi Moriarty 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Guided Listening Party: The Beatles' White Album
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beatles White AlbumIt was fifty years ago that the Beatles released their White Album. 30 songs comprise their ninth album, which many consider their best. Join us for a guided listen and we promise you will hear something new and appreciate it in a way you haven't before.

Our guide will be esteemed composer, conductor, and professor Delvyn Case.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Part of this Summer's Adult Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Mother Goose Explores Science for ages 12-24 months
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come and explore our new early STEM program for children ages 12 – 24 months accompanied by an adult.  We’ll have fun with science, technology, engineering and math. You will be amazed at what your little scientist (and you) will learn while having fun.

The program will meet on the four Tuesdays in June, the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 10;00 am in the large meeting room at the main library. 

No registration is required.

This program is 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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Child Welfare case law review
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A free seminar offered by the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Child and Family Law Program, open to everyone.

We will be looking at the published decisions of the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court from December 1, 2016- May 31, 2017 as well as considering the Rule 1:28 decisions. We will be presenting cases to increase our familiarity, but more importantly to discuss together discernible trends in the law as well as to mine these cases for what might be innovative or helpful arguments, motions or practices. This case law review has been approved for two (2) CLE credits.

Please respond if you intend to participate so as to ensure adequate space and materials to Andrew Don: attyadon@hotmail.com

CONTACT: andrew don    781-545-7948    attyadon@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Introduction to Reiki
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

reiki photoReiki is a system of hands-on healing originating from Japan that is gaining popularity in several of Boston’s major hospitals. Reiki treatments help reduce stress, ease physical pain and promote mental clarity.  All are invited to join Reiki teacher Elisabeth Disterhoft to learn about Reiki practice and receive a relaxing Reiki treatment.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Open Space List Project with the Quincy Environmental Network
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Steve Perdios    (617) 877-5975    SPinQuinzy@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Goya's Ghosts
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThird Thursday Art Films continues!

Goya’s Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon’s army, the film captures the essence of beauty of Goya’s work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. Brother Lorenzo, an enigmatic, cunning member of the Inquisition’s inner circle who becomes infatuated with Goya’s teenage muse, Ines when she is falsely accused of heresy and sent to prison.

There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging, compelling and wildly uneven film, shoots like a cannonball into the solar plexus. I can't remember when I've been so physically and mentally shattered.--Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by Milos Forman. Starring Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, and Stellan Skarsgård. Theatrically released in 2007. 113 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Quincy Art Association and the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Goya's Ghosts
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThird Thursday Art Films continues!

Goya’s Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon’s army, the film captures the essence of beauty of Goya’s work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. Brother Lorenzo, an enigmatic, cunning member of the Inquisition’s inner circle who becomes infatuated with Goya’s teenage muse, Ines when she is falsely accused of heresy and sent to prison.

There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging, compelling and wildly uneven film, shoots like a cannonball into the solar plexus. I can't remember when I've been so physically and mentally shattered.--Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by Milos Forman. Starring Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, and Stellan Skarsgård. Theatrically released in 2007. 113 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Quincy Art Association and the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 23, 2018
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch, on Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 am for Summer stories, songs and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Citizenship Workshop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

United States outlined over flagCall to schedule an appointment at this free citizenship workshop to get help with your citizenship application. To be eligible you must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be a legal permanent resident for 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen)
  • Read, write, and speak basic English

What to bring:

  • Green Card
  • All passports
  • Social Security number
  • List of employment for the past 5 years
  • List of your addresses for the past 5 years
  • $725 money order, payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security or proof of receiving means-tested benefits or of low-income

To register or get more information, please call 617-694-5949

Presented in partnership with Quincy Asian Resources (QARI) and Project CitizenshipSee the poster here.

CONTACT: Project Citizenship    617-694-5949    
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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Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Vehicles
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 23rd to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Take a look at things that go! This month we’ll be investigating Vehicles. We'll be making parachutes, helicopters and airplanes as well as looking at wheels that spin and boats that float - and sink!

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. These sessions, continuing nearly every Saturday are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 25, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: What About Bob?
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) goes on vacation for the summer but soon discovers his new patient, Bob Wiley (Murray), has followed him and befriended his family.

Murray, with his curious blend of pathos and aggressiveness, is terrific, and so is an acutely uptight Dreyfuss, never once copping a plea for our sympathy.--Richard Schickel, Time

Directed by Frank Oz. Starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Theatrically released in 1991. 99 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Homeseller Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Free educational workshop for Quincy residents. The workshop is geared toward residents who have lived in their home for a long time and covers recent changes in the law and other legal aspects of selling their home.

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

CONTACT: Christina Barakat    781-829-2003    christina@timvanderveenlaw.com
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Mother Goose Explores Science for ages 12-24 months
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come and explore our new early STEM program for children ages 12 – 24 months accompanied by an adult.  We’ll have fun with science, technology, engineering and math. You will be amazed at what your little scientist (and you) will learn while having fun.

The program will meet on the four Tuesdays in June, the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 10;00 am in the large meeting room at the main library. 

No registration is required.

This program is 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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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday June 28, 2018
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What's Going on in Your Backyard?
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children in ages 6-9 are invited join us at 10:30 am on Thursday, June 28th to learn about two endangered animals that live in our area, the New England Caottontailed Rabbit and the Hawksbill Turtle.  We will discuss the animal’s habits and habitat and what has led to their endangered status.

Our program will finish up with some coloring sheets and a craft.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Game Night
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillMax (Jason Bateman) and Annie's (Rachel McAdams) weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

With its clever, whip-smart script and enthusiastic ensemble cast firing on all cylinders, crime comedy filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein score big with Game Night.--Amy West, Empire

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Starring Billy Magnussen, Camille Chen, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston, James Sterling, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Joshua Mikel, Kabby Borders, Kyle Chandler, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Michael C. Hall, Natasha Hall, Rachel McAdams, and Sharon Horgan. Theatrically released in 2018. 100 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Captain Underpants, The First Epic Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillTwo overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

"An endlessly inventive and anarchic Dreamworks romp based on the Dav Pilkey children’s books, it thrives on prankster pals, over-matched adults and a hand-drawn comic book hero’s ethos."--Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Directed by David Soren. Starring Brian Posehn, David Soren, DeeDee Rescher, Ed Helms, Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Nick Kroll, and Thomas Middleditch. Theatrically released in 2017. 89 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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: Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillMax (Jason Bateman) and Annie's (Rachel McAdams) weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

With its clever, whip-smart script and enthusiastic ensemble cast firing on all cylinders, crime comedy filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein score big with Game Night.--Amy West, Empire

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Starring Billy Magnussen, Camille Chen, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston, James Sterling, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Joshua Mikel, Kabby Borders, Kyle Chandler, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Michael C. Hall, Natasha Hall, Rachel McAdams, and Sharon Horgan. Theatrically released in 2018. 100 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 30, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. These sessions, continuing nearly every Saturday are led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Closed for Independence Day
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Thursday July 5, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts on the Lawn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside. Watch this space for details about this year's lineup.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday July 6, 2018
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

American Red Cross LogoLet's do more, together!
We can always do more to help others. More kind words and simple gestures can go a long way to show someone else you care. Making a blood donation is a life-changing act of kindness. As the holiday week can be very difficult to collect enough blood to meet the needs of the hospitals, a drive during this time can have tremendous impact. Learn more here

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 7, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 9, 2018
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Movie Night on the Lawn: Wonderstruck
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us on the lawn for a special outside showing of this spectactular movie!

movie stillBen and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. Based on the novel written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, who also created The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Wonderstruck embraces so many shimmery, evanescent ideas, it’s a marvel that any one picture—let alone one you can take your kids to—can hold them.--Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Anthony Natale, Cory Michael Smith, Damian Young, James Urbaniak, Julianne Moore, Lauren Ridloff, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds, Oakes Fegley, and Patrick Murney. Theatrically released in 2017. 116 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Discover Quincy.

 (the program will be postponed if the weather does not cooperate)

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 12, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts on the Lawn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside. Watch this space for details about this year's lineup.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 14, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 19, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts on the Lawn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside. Watch this space for details about this year's lineup.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 21, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Author Talk: Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Authors Patricia Harris and David Lyon will discuss their new book, "Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks."

National Historic Landmarks are touchstones of our collective past that still resonate with our present. The six New England states have nearly 400 such places. However, important doesn't always translate into interesting and so we have Historic New England: A Tour of the Region’s Top 100 National Historic Landmarks––those with the most intriguing and rewarding history. Good for the historical enthusiast, the armchair traveler, and both local visitors and tourists alike.

About The Authors: Patricia Harris and David Lyon are authors of more than 30 books on travel, food, and art, including Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont and New Hampshire in the Food Lovers series published by the Globe Pequot Press. They live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, not far from the Longfellow House, and can be found online at HungryTravelers.com or on social media by the Twitter and Instagram handle of @hungrytravelers. Q&A and book signing to follow the event.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 26, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts on the Lawn
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside. Watch this space for details about this year's lineup.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 28, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 30, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday August 2, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 3, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday August 4, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Sing Out Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

choirJoin us for a community singing experience. All ages, voices and abilities are invited. This will be a judgement free zone!

Choir singing is known to improve health and happiness, and it is a great way to meet people too (we have research to back up this statement too).

Composer, performer, and music professor Del Case will lead us in this great way to boost your well-being on so many levels.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Part of this Summer's Adult Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 9, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 11, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 16, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 18, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Discover Historic New England: Fluff
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fluff photoAt the turn of the twentieth century, Boston was a booming candy town. Since that time, the small, family-run company Durkee-Mower has churned out a century of Marshmallow Fluff. Join author Mimi Graney as she tells the fascinating story of this American favorite. Graney will bring the factory floor to life, weaving a narrative about New England’s forgotten candy industry, changing roles for women, the advent of commercial radio and modern advertising, and the supermarket revolution. 

Mimi Graney’s Fluff: The Sticky Sweet Story of American Icon was published by Union Park Press in 2017.  Ms. Graney is also the creator of Somerville’s “What the Fluff” festival.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 23, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 25, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 27, 2018
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Discover Historic New England: Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketThousands of restaurants have come and gone on Cape Cod over the past century. Some, however, made a lasting mark. Bill and Thelma's was hugely popular with students from the 1950s to the 1970s, often packed with locals after sporting events and dances. Starbuck's Restaurant in Hyannis featured the Chief Justice Warren Burger Burger and the Larry Bird Burger on its menu and boasted of the soup du jour, "We don't know what it is, but we have it every day." Opinions differ on how the Reno Diner actually got its name, whether from a broken sign or a local appliance company. Join author Christopher Setterlund for fun stories about the iconic establishments of the Cape. He may even share some famous recipes!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 30, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 31, 2018
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 1, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 2, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 3, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 15, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 17, 2018
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 22, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday September 26, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 4, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 5, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Crime By the Book: The Honorable Michael Ponsor
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Federal Judge Michael Ponsor for a fascinating evening about crime real and imagined. Judge Ponsor will talk about his history on the bench and his writing process, read some of his favorite passages, and answer questions. Copies of his Judge Norcross books will be available for purchase and signing. Learn more in this QATV interview.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Ponsor a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 11, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 15, 2018
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 18, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 25, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 1, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 2, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 3, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 5, 2018
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 10, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 15, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 17, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 19, 2018
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving
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Friday November 23, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 24, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 28, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 1, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 6, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 8, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 10, 2018
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 13, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 15, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday December 19, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 20, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 22, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 24, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
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Thursday December 27, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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