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Thursday June 1, 2017 - Monday July 31, 2017
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On Exhibit: Awe
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

All June and July we are proud to exhibit paintings by Donna Haig Friedman. Learn more here.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday June 23, 2017 - Thursday August 31, 2017
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Children's Online Summer Reading Challenge

This summer track your reading on your computer, phone or other mobile device with our new summer reading game. Sign up, log books, and complete challenges. As you add books and complete challenges you will earn online badges and online raffle tickets. We’ll have a drawing for the raffle prizes the first week in September.

We have two programs one for babies and young children up to age 6 and the other for ages 7-13. Teens are invited to join our teen summer reading program. 

Looking for some good books to read? When you sign up for the online summer reading program you will begin receiving weekly emails with book suggestions.  Parents of younger children will also receive an early literacy tip to extend your reading experience for older children these suggestions are a great way to find new books and authors to try.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Child Welfare Case Law Review
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a review of all the relevant reported and 1:28 decisions regarding CAFL practice over the past six months.

This is a free seminar sponsored by the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Children and Family Law Program

CONTACT: andrew don    781-545-7948    attymdiv@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Loving
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLoving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

"Far from being preachy, Loving is a beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Theatrically released in 2016. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements.

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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Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Party and Book Tasting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready for our adult summer reading challenge with our book tasting party. Find new to you books that will excite and stimulate and discuss them with your neighbors. Hear about our Adult Summer Reading program and get signed up, too.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Matinee Film: Get Out
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillNow that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

"Get Out is very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel. "--Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, & Daniel Kaluuya. Theatrically released in 2017. 104 Minutes; Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Get Out
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillNow that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

"Get Out is very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel. "--Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, & Daniel Kaluuya. Theatrically released in 2017. 104 Minutes; Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 3, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Children's Movie @North Quincy--Moana
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

movie stillMoana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific.

Rated PG Runtime 110 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Get Out
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNow that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

"Get Out is very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel. "--Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, & Daniel Kaluuya. Theatrically released in 2017. 104 Minutes; Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.

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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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Get Out
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNow that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

"Get Out is very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel. "--Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, & Daniel Kaluuya. Theatrically released in 2017. 104 Minutes; Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Iron Chef
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Test out your cooking skills in this rapid fire cooking challenge. Based off the t.v. show you will have to make a snack and desert based off of the few ingrediants available. 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Matinee Film: T2 Trainspotting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillFirst there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

"T2 Trainspotting has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present, and thanks in great part to Boyle’s unique, world-class talent, everything old feels new again, and everything new has the blazing look of an original and blazing piece of art."--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, & Robert Carlyle. Theatrically released in 2017. 117 Minutes; Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Crafternoon Scratch CD Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for a way to repurpose old CD's? This simple craft will bring light to this dying media. 

LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Albino Mbie
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grab your lawn chairs, pack a picnic dinner, and don't forget the bug spray. It's time once again for our annual summer concerts on the lawn. This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and we are embracing that with a series of musicians from around the world. Come on out every Thursday evening in July for some great performances. If the weather doesn't cooperate we'll move inside. 

artist photoAlbino Mbie is an award winning musician, guitarist, singer, composer, sound and mixing engineer born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. He came to Boston in 2009 to study at the Berklee College of Music (with a full scholarship) and graduated in 2013. His first album, Mozambican Dance, was released the same year he graduated and has one numerous awards. He will be performing with his band a creative mix of styles inspired by Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places around the world, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique Afro-Pop and Moz-Jazz sound.

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Here's the rest of the line-up:

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 7, 2017
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Bob the Builder Movie Marathon
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bob the BuilderStop by the Children’s Room any time today and check out some of your favorite Bob the Builder episodes.  Use our small building blocks to do your own building while you watch.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 8, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 10, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Lady and the Tramp
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

movie stillExperience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. When Lady's master and mistress, Jim Dear and Darling, leave town for a few days, Aunt Sarah arrives with her two cats to babysit. This heartwarming tale features exquisite animation, unforgettable songs and one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Rated G Run time 75 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: T2 Trainspotting
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFirst there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

"T2 Trainspotting has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present, and thanks in great part to Boyle’s unique, world-class talent, everything old feels new again, and everything new has the blazing look of an original and blazing piece of art."--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, & Robert Carlyle. Theatrically released in 2017. 117 Minutes; Rated R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence.

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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Tuesday July 11, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

American Red CrossDonate blood, save a life. Reserve a time slot here

You can hold the power to save lives in the palm of your hand with the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App Store or the Google Play store today!

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

lego houseDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Towers

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Storytime @Wollaston Beach Playground
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join a children’s librarian at 3:00 pm at the Wollaston Beach Playground Park on the corner of Sachem St. next to the Clam Box across from Wollaston Beach on Tuesday, June 13, 20 and 27 for stories, songs and more. 

Weather permitting

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Tie-Dye T-Shirts
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

tie-dye t-shirt

Come and get creative in this fun outdoor activity. T-shirts can be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8: Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverGrab a copy of the book from the Main Library Children's Room, then come join us to talk about it!

Freshly rescued from a miserable experience at Camp Talequa, where she was housed with seven cruel cabin mates, Margaret Rose is looking forward to spending the rest of her summer with her beloved great-uncles, Morris and Alexander. Little does she know, the Uncles themselves are in need of a rescue.

For the last forty-five years, the Uncles have been building three giant towers in their backyard from scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. But now, bowing to pressures from some powerful home owners, the towers have been declared a blight on the neighborhood. Even worse, the city council has voted to have them destroyed.

Margaret Rose is outraged. She knows the towers for what they truly are: irreplaceable works of art. To Margaret, the towers sing. They sing of the joy of making something big and beautiful out of bits and pieces; of integrity; but perhaps most important of all, they sing of history. And Margaret Rose is determined to make sure they always will.

Copies of the book, Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konogsburg will be available in the Children's Room beginning on June 14th, to be read before the group meets.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Board Games
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

See our Meetup event page for more info and to RSVP.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Your Big Backyard: Beekeeping
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

honey beesLearn all about honey bees from the co-owner of Tewksbury Honey, a family owned and operated local honey farmer. They are proud to raise their own honeybees, harvest the honey, and sell it directly in its most natural and raw form. They employ over 3 million honeybees in almost 100 hives, including many in public places like the Tewksbury Public Library!) and are proud to sell delicious, all-natural, raw local honey from apiary locations across the communities of Tewksbury, Andover, and Bradford Massachusetts. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Teen Time: Confection Confession
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

These fun and tasty icebreakers will bring you out of your comfort zone and feed your appetite at the same time.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhile trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, & Charles Ruggles. Theatrically released in 1938. 102 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

pajamasJoin Mrs. Miller for a 3-week series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents to enjoy stories and songs as a family.  Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories songs and rhymes. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep Nursery Rhyme Extravaganza for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare on the lawn as they present a fun-filled program of stories and songs for children ages 4 months to 4 years old accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. This program is especially geared toward very young children.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Building
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

duplo blocksBring your preschooler in for some building and engineering fun! We’ll be using blocks and DUPLO to build towers and other structures, making marble runs, and trying to build a bridge that can hold a toy car.

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: C.H.I.P.S.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillJon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

"The jokes are dirty and wildly inappropriate, but are thoughtfully played."--Katie Walsh, Chicago Tribune

Directed by Dax Shepard. Starring Dax Shepard & Michael Peña. Theatrically released in 2017. 100 Minutes; Rated R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Peter Buzzelle & the Academy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grab your lawn chairs, pack a picnic dinner, and don't forget the bug spray. It's time once again for our annual summer concerts on the lawn. This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and we are embracing that with a series of musicians from around the world. Come on out every Thursday evening in July for some great performances. If the weather doesn't cooperate we'll move inside. 

artist photoA founding member of the pop-noise band Frequency dB, Peter Buzzelle hails from the great Northwest and is a devotee of guitar-centered Power Pop in the tradition of Big Star, The Posies, and The Shins. His latest band, born in 2015 just released the album Devil Love to great critical acclaim. Comprised of Petter on guitar and vocals, Ken Rothman on guitar and backing vocals, Chuck Ferreira on drums, percussion, and backing vocals, and Jason Raffi on bass, this band rocks!

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Here's the rest of the line-up:

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 14, 2017
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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 A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell. Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for a job as a cook onboard a steamship headed for Australia. Jumping ship at the African port of Lourenço Marques Hanna’s story unfurls over the next several years in this “treacherous paradise,” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she’s meant to unthinkingly adopt.

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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Bubble Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

bubblesJoin us on the lawn outside the children’s room to blow some bubbles! We will have tubs of bubble solution and plenty of bubble makers to experiment with. Can you make giant bubbles? Little tiny bubbles? Can you make bubbles with your hands or do you need a bubble wand? Find out if a square bubble wand makes square bubbles and grab some bubble solution recipes to try out at home.  Parents this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy.

This program must take place outdoors so in case of bad weather we will blow our bubbles on July 21st.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 15, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Science Workshop: Blizzards: Outwit the Elements
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

avalanche

Join an educator from the Museum of Science for this 50-minute hands-on workshop where you will design and test ways to protect people from snowstorms and avalanches. 

First you will design a house, making it as snow proof as possible and then you will test your design in the Blizzard Box, which creates a whirling swirling cascade of simulated snow.  How well did your house keep the snow out?

Your second challenge is to create an avalanche protection system.  Once your design is complete we’ll introduce a snowboarder to your design and send down a simulated avalanche.  Can the snowboarder survive?

Museum of Science logoBecause everyone needs time to create and test their designs, space is limited.  This program cannot accommodate camp groups. Tickets will be passed out in the children’s room beginning at 10:00 am, you must be here in person to pick up a ticket.  While children as young as 5 may participate in this program with an adult’s help, this engineering challenge is best suited to children ages 8 and older.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Hunchback of Notre Dame
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Hunchback of Notre DameIn 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. But Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now a young man, Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. But during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo, cheered on by his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, decides to take part in the festivities, where he meets the lovely gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three of them find themselves ranged against Frollo's cruelty and his attempts to destroy the home of the gypsies, the Court of Miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: CHIPS
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillJon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

"The jokes are dirty and wildly inappropriate, but are thoughtfully played."--Katie Walsh, Chicago Tribune

Directed by Dax Shepard. Starring Dax Shepard & Michael Peña. Theatrically released in 2017. 100 Minutes; Rated R for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use.

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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Tuesday July 18, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

lego boatDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week.
How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color?
See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Boats

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Library Video Challenge
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you interested in making and editing videos? How about music and sound production? If so, take advantage of the library’s equipment and create your own short video.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Storytime @Wollaston Beach Playground
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join a children’s librarian at 3:00 pm at the Wollaston Beach Playground Park on the corner of Sachem St. next to the Clam Box across from Wollaston Beach on Tuesday, June 13, 20 and 27 for stories, songs and more.  
Weather permitting

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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. 

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 July 19, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Casablanca (1942)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, & Paul Henreid. Theatrically released in 1942. 102 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

pajamasJoin Mrs. Miller for a 3-week series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents to enjoy stories and songs as a family.  Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories songs and rhymes. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book jacketThe Harry Potter Book Club @ Wollaston is for all ages, children, teens and adult.  

Get ready for both Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the US release of the first Harry Potter book by coming in to discuss the last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and the series as a whole!

Stop by the main library to pick up a copy of the book to read before we meet.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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Matinee Film: The Zookeeper's Wife
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn 1939 Poland, Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and her husband (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

"True to form, Caro seems unbound by her audience’s expectations of a WWII picture; she delivers a singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances."--April Wolfe, Village Voice

Directed by Niki Caro. Theatrically released in 2017. 127 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

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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Harry Potter Movie Matinee@ Adams Shore
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us for the seventh in our Harry Potter film series, The Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.

Rated PG-13 Runtime 153 minutes

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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Pyramids and Pharaohs @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

pyramidJoin Paulette Morin for a fun and educational exploration of Pyramids and Pharaohs. This highly interactive multimedia presentation will focus on such things as jewelry, clothing, wigs and mummification.  This fast paced, lively program has opportunities for participation such as modeling jewelry. The program includes a display of Egyptian artifact reproductions to examine.

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

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grab your lawn chairs, pack a picnic dinner, and don't forget the bug spray. It's time once again for our annual summer concerts on the lawn. This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and we are embracing that with a series of musicians from around the world. Come on out every Thursday evening in July for some great performances. If the weather doesn't cooperate we'll move inside. 

artist photoInternationally-recognized, Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. With a style forged in the subway stations and farmers’ markets of Boston and sharpened on the stage of the International Jewish Music Festival, the Ezekiel’s Wheels features Abigale Reisman on violin, Jonathan Cannon also on violin, Kirsten Lamb on upright bass, Nat Seelen on clarinet, and Pete Fanelli on trombone.  Combining the familiarity of chamber music with the energy and force of dance band music; this passionate, creative band has earned rave reviews.

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

The final show this summer is next week

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 21, 2017
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Teen Time: Scavenger Hunt Quincy Center Edition
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This quest will take you around Quincy Center while showing you the city’s history while mixing in some of the city’s new changes.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 22, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Great Mouse Detective
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

movie stillIn Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Zookeeper's Wife
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn 1939 Poland, Antonina ?abi?ska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan ?abi?ski (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

"True to form, Caro seems unbound by her audience’s expectations of a WWII picture; she delivers a singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances."--April Wolfe, Village Voice

Directed by Niki Caro. Theatrically released in 2017. 127 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

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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Teen Time: Artist Corner - Canvas Art
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Using tape, acrylic paint and canvas this easy craft creates geometric shapes is designed to bring out the artist in you.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Crafterdark Terrarium
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

See our Meetup event page for more info and to RSVP.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Secret Hideouts

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Storytime @Wollaston Beach Playground
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join a children’s librarian at 3:00 pm at the Wollaston Beach Playground Park on the corner of Sachem St. next to the Clam Box across from Wollaston Beach on Tuesday, June 13, 20 and 27 for stories, songs and more. 

Weather permitting

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Teddy BearJoin Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend, as we read vacation travel stories.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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TSA Info/Recruitment Session
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

TSA's Mission is to "protect the nation's transportation system to provide freedom of movement for people and commerce." TSA is hiring part-time and full-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at Boston Logan International Airport. If you would like to find out more about this position, please join us as we discuss expectations, requirements, pay, benefits, the application process, and more! If you would like to find out more information about our organization, please visit https://tsajobs@tsa.dhs.gov, tsa.gov, or find our Job Opportunity Announcement on USAJobs.gov. TSA offers competitive pay and Federal benefits, as well as professional development and educational opportunities. We hope to see you at this event. --TSA Boston Recruitment and Assessment.

CONTACT: Samuel Carroll    617-561-2048    samuel.carroll@tsa.dhs.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Crane Codes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to do basic coding using the Scratch and Code programs.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, & Raymond Massey. Theatrically released in 1944. 118 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

pajamasJoin Mrs. Miller for a 3-week series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents to enjoy stories and songs as a family.  Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories songs and rhymes. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Matinee Film: Contemporary Color
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.

"It’s not every documentary that can so exhilaratingly make us feel a part of something so special."--Peter Debruge, Variety

Directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross. Theatrically released in 2017. 97 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Harry Potter Movie Matinee@ Adams Shore
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us for the eighth in our Harry Potter film series, The Deathly Hallows Part II.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

Rated PG-13 Runtime 130 minutes

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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Squishy Circuits @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

squishy circuitsJoin an educator from the Children’s Museum of Easton for technology fun with Squishy Circuits.

Squishy Circuits are a great way to introduce electronics by using basic wiring and play dough as circuit building materials. Suitable for all ages, the children will be creating and engineering through special homemade dough while learning about conductors and insulators.  And of course, having lots of hands-on fun!

This program is suggested for families with children preschool and older.  Younger children will make a simple project and older children are encouraged to try out more complex projects.

No registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Hit the Roof
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grab your lawn chairs, pack a picnic dinner, and don't forget the bug spray. It's time once again for our annual summer concerts on the lawn. This year's summer reading theme is "Build a Better World" and we are embracing that with a series of musicians from around the world. Come on out every Thursday evening in July for some great performances. If the weather doesn't cooperate we'll move inside. 

artist photoThe "ultimate eclectic experience", Hit the Roof is Matt on keys and Albert (his younger brother) on drums. With roots in the  classical world, they fuse elements from Americana, blues, funk, soul, country, and ultimately, progressive rock. Hailing from New York City, this duo is sure to delight with their unique spectrum of sound.

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 28, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! 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.

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 Housing Authority Landlord Seminar
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This landlord seminar is to give landlords some insight on different topics that are relative to what they do.  Through these seminars, we offer information and assistance on different topics.  We advise them where they can go for further assistance on problems they may need help with.

 

CONTACT: Terry Coleman    617-847-4395    tcoleman@quincyha.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 29, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 31, 2017
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Harry Potter Birthday Celebration: Visit Diagon Alley
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a trip to Diagon Alley for Hogwarts School supplies after you help us de-gnome the library lawn.

During your visit to Diagon alley you will get a chance to visit various merchants like Olivander’s Wands, Flourish and Blott’s and Quality Quidditch supplies where you will make your own Hogwarts school supplies

This program is for children ages 6 and older.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Harry Potter Birthday Treats @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Continue to celebrate Harry’s birthday at the Adams Shore Library where you will get a chance to create and eat some delicious treats such as Hedwig Cupcakes and pretzel wands and more.

This program is for children ages 6 and older

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Aristocats
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

AristocatsIn the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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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 August 1, 2017
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Engineering Challenges @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Test your skills with some engineering challenges. Using simple materials like toothpicks and marshmallows see who can create the tallest tower or the strongest bridge. This program is for children ages 5 and older.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Pictures

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO, and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Interactive Movie: Goonies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillThis interactive classic adventure film will have you jumping out of your chair, yelling at the screen and running in fear.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Thoreau's Cape Cod
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketJoin us as we celebrate Henry David Thoreau's 200th birthday this year with a special presentation about his book Cape Cod followed by a guided walk along some of Quincy's own magnificent coastline. Adam Gamble, author of "In the Footsteps of Thoreau, 25 historic & nature walks on Cape Cod" will talk about Thoreau's encounter with the "wildness" of the ocean and share a slideshow of his own photographs of Cape Cod.

Details about the guided walk with Sally Owen and Peter Fifield will be included here once they have developed.

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Treasures program of the Quincy Park Department

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Harvey (1950)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDue to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Directed by Henry Koster. Starring James Stewart, Wallace Ford, & William H. Lynn. Theatrically released in 1950. 104 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join music maestro Del Case for a fun and no-experience-necessary summer sing-along!  With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not.

This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others.

Quincy resident and Wheaton College music professor Del Case is well-known around the city for leading community music-making projects like the Quincy Summer Singers and Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Esther Day Celebration
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

this star won't go out coverEsther Earl, a local Quincy resident, passed away from cancer in 2010.  Her moving story This Star Won’t Go Out inspired millions of readers.  We will be celebrating her birthday with fun outdoor activities for all ages.

  • Children's events from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Teen events from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Adult events 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 4, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise for age 1 and 2
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners. This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council and 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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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 5, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 7, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Ratatouille
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling, Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.

This movie is rated G and runs for 120 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Contempory Color
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.

"It’s not every documentary that can so exhilaratingly make us feel a part of something so special."--Peter Debruge, Variety

Directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross. Theatrically released in 2017. 97 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

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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Become a Citizen Scientist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Many people love the idea of being a “citizen scientist”. Helping to answer interesting scientific questions, assisting with conservation, and having hands-on experiences with nature informed by real scientific inquiry is a compelling combination for children and adults alike. But what is Citizen Science, and how does one get involved?

David Moon, Sanctuary Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport will share opportunities for getting outdoors as a citizen scientist both with Mass Audubon and with other conservation organizations. There is a very wide range of opportunities for people of all levels of skill and training to get out and study nature.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT:     617-376-1316    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 8, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Trucks

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO, and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Time: Dominos Competition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

domino mazeWork together to build a domino maze and the team that is the most successful will earn an extra raffle ticket towards the summer reading raffle prizes.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8: Every Soul a Star
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverAt Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. It's also were three lives are about to be changed forever: Ally likes the simple things in life--labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her home, the Moon Shadow campground, is a part of who she is, and she refuses to imagine it any other way. Popular and gorgeous (everybody says so), Bree is a future homecoming queen for sure. Bree wears her beauty like a suit of armor. But what is she trying to hide? Overweight and awkward, Jack is used to spending a lot of time alone. But when opportunity knocks, he finds himself in situations he never would have imagined and making friends in the most unexpected situations.

Told from three distinct voices and perspectives, Wendy Mass weaves an intricate and compelling story about strangers coming together, unlikely friendships, and finding one's place in the universe.

Copies of the book,  Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass, will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning July 11th. 4th graders who will be entering 5th grade in September 2017 are welcome to join the Phoenix Book Club this summer. We can't wait to meet you!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: To Catch a Thief (1955)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, & Jessie Royce Landis. Theatrically released in 1955. 106 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Fuse Bead Crafting @Wollaston for ages 8+
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

fuse beadsJoin us for an evening of crafting with fuse beads.  Using these small beads you can create all kinds of things, back pack tags, jewelry, even small 3D sculptures following a premade design or creating your own.

This program uses very small beads that require focus and attention to detail making this a project suitable for children 8 and older.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 10, 2017
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Super Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your preschooler in to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery. Did you have fun mixing colorful baking soda and vinegar or miss out on making light-up constellations? Come in and try out these activities and more!

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: Kong - Skull Island
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillWhen a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

"The new Kong: Skull Island really gets it right — the exotic adventure, the spectacular special effects, the towering terrors. It’s a big hunk of nostalgic fun, reminding us of the 1933 original even as it monkeys around with the classic story."--Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Creature Teachers @ Adams Shore for ages 3 and older
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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?Wallabies, kinkajous and skinks, oh my ! Join an educator from Creature Teachers as we learn all about animals around the world. Come take a trip around the world with us and find out where our live animals come from. This program explores the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live within them. See why some animals are well suited for certain areas and why some are not.

 We cannot promise what animals may be part of this program but we can promise that everyone who wants to will get a chance to touch at least some of the animals.  This program is for children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult.  This program will be held outdoors in the shade of the trees weather permitting.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: PowerPoint Unscripted
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dust off your public speaking skills in this improv activity by making up a speech for a random PowerPoint slideshow.

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: Kong - Skull Island
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillWhen a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

"The new Kong: Skull Island really gets it right — the exotic adventure, the spectacular special effects, the towering terrors. It’s a big hunk of nostalgic fun, reminding us of the 1933 original even as it monkeys around with the classic story."--Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 11, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise for age 1 and 2
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners. This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council and 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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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 How it all Began by Penelope Lively. When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike.  A writer of rare wisdom, elegance, and humor, Lively is a consummate storyteller whose gifts are on full display in this masterful work.

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 August 12, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 14, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: Rescuers Down Under
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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?Cody, a boy from Mugwomp Flats responds to a distress call about a trapped giant Golden Eagle called Marahute. Freeing her, he gains a close friendship with the bird. However, Cody is soon abducted by the murderous poacher, Percival McLeach, who is after the bird. In a panic, a mouse Cody freed from one of McLeach's traps sends a desperate call for help to the Rescue Aid Society in New York City who assigns their top agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, to the task. With transportation provided by the goofy albatross, Wilbur, the agents arrive in Australia and link up with the RAS' local field operative, Jake the Kangaroo Rat. Together, the trio must race against time to find Cody, stop McLeach, and save Marahute.

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Kong - Skull Island
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

"The new Kong: Skull Island really gets it right — the exotic adventure, the spectacular special effects, the towering terrors. It’s a big hunk of nostalgic fun, reminding us of the 1933 original even as it monkeys around with the classic story."--Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language.

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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Teen Time: Crane Triva
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Join us for our first library trivia night! The winning team will earn raffle tickets for our Summer Reading prizes.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Monsters

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Summer Reading Final Party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with food, games and prizes.  Turn in the last of your tickets to be eligible for any of our raffle prizes that will be given away at the end of the party.  Only one raffle prize per person.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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. 

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 16, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Desk Set (1957)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillTwo extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.

Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, & Gig Young. Theatrically released in 1957. 103 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Harry Potter walking into Diagon AlleyThe Harry Potter Book Club @ Wollaston is for all ages, children, teens and adult.  

The Cursed Child, Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages

We’re not quite done with Harry! Even after the series is over there’s more to read. Join us to talk about these extra stories set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding world.

Stop by the main library to pick up the books to read before we meet.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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Matinee Film: Tommy's Honour
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSet against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).

"Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful."--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jason Connery. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Not Rated.

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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Harry Potter Movie Matinee@ Adams Shore
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Join us for the final movie in our Harry Potter film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary world is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald

Rated PG-13 Runtime 135 minutes.

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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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Tommy's Honour
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSet against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).

"Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful."--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jason Connery. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 18, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise for age 1 and 2
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners. This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council and the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Solar Eclipse Celebration
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

solar eclipseStop by the Main Library Lawn to join us for space science stories and activities during the solar eclipse.  Bring along an empty cereal or cracker box and we will show you how to make a pinhole viewer to safely observe the eclipse.  Maximum eclipse coverage in the Boston area will be at 2:46.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: The Emperor's New Groove
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park.

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Tommy's Honour
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillSet against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).

"Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful."--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jason Connery. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Not Rated.

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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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Spaceships

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend, as we read stories about homes.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Fractals & Chaos Theory
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

fractal artRecognizing the chaotic, fractal nature of the our world can bring new insight, power and wisdom about things are effectively impossible to predict or control, like the stock market, turbulence, and the weather. Join Harvard professor Chris Rycroft and gain a better understanding of the world around us. This fun, very accessible presentation will include video clips and hands-on audience participation.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Museum of Science Rockets Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

balloon rocketJoin an educator from the Museum of Science for this 50-minute hands-on workshop where you will engineer, launch and return vehicles for an imaginary space journey.

First you will use balloons of different shapes to create short range rockets with the objective of reaching your astronomical target, 8-10 feet above the ground. Then, of course, you must design a reentry capsule that can hover in a stream of air, modeling the drag a spacecraft encounters on reentry.  Can you successfully launch your rocket and return your astronaut from space?

Museum of Science logoBecause everyone needs time to create and test their designs, space is limited.  This program cannot accommodate camp groups. Tickets will be passed out in the children’s room beginning at 10:00 am, you must be here in person to pick up a ticket.  While children as young as 5 may participate in this program with an adult’s help, this engineering challenge is best suited to children ages 8 and older.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAtticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, & Frank Overton. Theatrically released in 1962. 129 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Family Board Games @Wollaston
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!

For children ages 3 and old accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Concert with MamaSteph
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

mamastephJoin Mama Steph, a Quincy favorite, for a special concert for children and their families. Join in with familiar and new songs.  While the whole family will enjoy this concert Mama Steph’s music is especially suitable for preschoolers and their families.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ghost in the Shell
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 25, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday through August will be 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. 

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.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: 101 Dalmatians
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat. Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time?

This movie is rated G and runs for 80 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ghost in the Shell
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

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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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Schools

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Retro Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and relive your favorite classic video game experiences at our Retro Video Game Night! We will be featuring some of the best multiplayer games including (but not limited to) Golden Eye (need we say more?) Smash Bros., Mario Kart, as well as Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Street Fighter II.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, & Ethel Merman. Theatrically released in 1963. 205 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Adult Summer Reading Wrap Up
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our Adult Summer Reading wrap up party and discussion. This year's theme is Build a Better World and why not start right here in Quincy? We'll be highlighting a few issues that we hope to make better in the City of Presidents, which will hopefully spark a lively conversation. We'll also be giving out our ASR prizes - books! 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1316    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Matinee Film: Going in Style
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillLifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

"Delivers a feel-good film that nonetheless allows for genuine moments of working-class anger."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, & Alan Arkin. Theatrically released in 2017. 96 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Closed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Going in Style
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillLifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

"Delivers a feel-good film that nonetheless allows for genuine moments of working-class anger."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, & Alan Arkin. Theatrically released in 2017. 96 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday September 1, 2017
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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 2, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 3, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Sound of Music (1965)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, & Eleanor Parker. Theatrically released in 1965. 174 Minutes; Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Matinee Film: John Wick: Chapter 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillLegendary hitman John Wick is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

"Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, & Common. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

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: John Wick: Chapter 2
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillLegendary hitman John Wick is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

"Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, & Common. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday September 8, 2017
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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 Here Comes the Sun  by Nicole Dennis-Benn. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, each woman—fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves—must confront long-hidden scars

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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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 12, 2017
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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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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Gerry Studds: America's First Openly Gay Congressman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gerry Studds photoGerry Studds represented Quincy during the early 1990s and tried to keep the shipyard open. Come learn about America's first openly gay Congressman and his local legacy. This program will be presented by Mark Robert Schneider, author of a recently published book (July, 2017) on Representative Studds. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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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 16, 2017
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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 18, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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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 23, 2017
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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 25, 2017
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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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Thursday September 28, 2017
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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 30, 2017
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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 5, 2017
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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 6, 2017
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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 7, 2017
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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 9, 2017
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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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 13, 2017
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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 Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate.  Dealing with two generations of young women who must rely on the ancient custom ofbacha posh, which allows a girl to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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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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Sunday October 15, 2017
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Fall Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hungrytown

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Go Places @your Library: The South Pacific Islands
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia - Unraveling the Mysteries of the South Pacific

a building in the South PacificThe South Pacific has been celebrated in literature, art, and music. Yet, the island countries that dot the Pacific Ocean are mysterious unknowns to most Americans. Barry Pell has traveled throughout both the south and north Pacific countries and territories. In this program, he will explain the distinctions between the regions of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia in terms of their geography, history, culture and people. The program will be accompanied by Mr. Pell’s photography in the islands.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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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 21, 2017
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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 October 24, 2017
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Finding Inspiration in JFK and John Quincy Adams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverHelp celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr's birth and the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams. Kennedy wrote about Adams in his seminal work, Profiles in Courage. What inspired John Quincy Adams? What inspired JFK? Where we can find inspiration today? This is the subject of this evening's presentation by Quincy's favorite lecturing historian, Dan Breen.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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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 28, 2017
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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 30, 2017
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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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 3, 2017
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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 4, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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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 10, 2017
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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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 13, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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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 17, 2017
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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 Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA.  Multiple award winner.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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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 22, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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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 27, 2017
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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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 1, 2017
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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 2, 2017
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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 7, 2017
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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 8, 2017
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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 Vegetarian by Han Kang. Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 9, 2017
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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 11, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 14, 2017
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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 16, 2017
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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 18, 2017
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 23, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Saturday December 30, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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Monday January 1, 2018
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Closed for New Year's Day
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Monday January 8, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday January 15, 2018
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Closed for Martin Luther King Day
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Monday February 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday February 19, 2018
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Closed for Presidents Day
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Monday March 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Sunday April 1, 2018
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Closed for Easter
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Monday April 2, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday April 16, 2018
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Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 14, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 28, 2018
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Closed for Memorial Day
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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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Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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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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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Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving Day
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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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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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