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Friday May 1, 2015 - Saturday May 30, 2015
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On Exhibit: Spring Into Art with the Quincy Art Association
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Throughout the month of May we are proud to present the Quincy Art Associations' annual judged show, Spring Into Art.

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the community meeting room.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday May 30, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 June 1, 2015 - Tuesday June 30, 2015
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On Exhibit: Voices of Spring, Chinese brush painting
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Throughout the month of June we are proud to present "Voices of Spring" an exhibition of Chinese brush paintings.

Showcasing the work of nine students in a Chinese painting class that started five years ago at Quincy Asian Resources Inc. (QARI). The artists range in age from eight to eighty. Their class meets for an hour and a half every Thursday, starting at 4:00 at the QARI offices on Hancock street. This exhibition is sponsored by South Shore Elder Services and QARI. Some of the aritsts shared their thoughts about their work:

Carol Ip: 5 years ago I enrolled in a Chinese painting class after work with little expectations, but I was so pleasantly wrong! My teacher, Mr. Liu Xiao Yong, is patient, passionate, encouraging and inspiring. His love for Chinese art stirs up my thirst and desire to learn more. It’s just magical to be able to express myself with brush and ink. Learning to paint has given me tremendous pleasure as I see flowers, birds and landscapes with new eyes. It has been “an unceasing voyage of discovery and a heightened sense of observation”. And this heightened sense of observation of nature has rewarded me with so much joy and delight in painting. And there is more benefit: I am in a timeless zone during those solitary hours I spend in front of the shuen paper, I always emerge anew and refreshed.

Barney Ko: I started to acquire the technique and skill of painting to describe and express the scenery of peasant farms and some of the daily living activities there in the older days of China. Painting is a way of mitigating the boredom and loneliness of retirement. Painting could prevent or delay the onset of Amnesia and Alzheimer's disease. Painting allows me to interact with my teacher and other fellow students, improving and absorbing the knowledge of how to appreciate Chinese Painting. Brush painting has become my passion and hobby. Painting made me forget my old age and depression.

Julie Fung: "See the great in the small” and “See the small in the perspective of the great” I have been learning traditional Chinese brush painting with Teacher Liu for about 4 years. Chinese brush painting presents a particularly interesting challenge due to its unique elements - the ink, paper and brush. We may paint many kinds of flowers, birds, trees, animals, insects, landscape, and more from the great natural world. With artistic creativty we may combine anything into the painting without any time frame or boundary. On the other hand, Chinese brush painting is so amazing that we feel it is easy to learn but also very difficult to paint for an elaborate effect because it requires theory and brush & ink techniques with great imagination and artistic expression on our painting. I hope Chinese brush painting can spread around the world for many people to appreciate and enjoy.

George Wang: In 2010, I learned from my friend that QARI had a Chinese painting class. The course teaches students the technique of using the Chinese brush to paint. I knew this would be an opportunity for me to enter the wonderful world of Chinese painting. Teacher Liu Xiao Yong, from Anhui China, has spent most of his life time studying Chinese brush painting and Chinese literature. At the beginning of the class, Teacher Liu shows us the basic use of Chinese brushes, ink and the characteristics of painting paper. In 5 years time, I learned how to draw plum blossoms, orchids, bamboo, mums, pine trees, rocks, peonies, insects, birds, fishes, shrimp, and more. To me, Chinese painting is like taking a peaceful walk in the mountains. I learned how to focus on things around me more precisely. I am happy that it connects me to the Chinese arts world. I carefully layout all the details that I want to present, and keep my brain fully occupied when I start my painting. When I finish painting, I like to take a moment to enjoy that joyful feeling. Good scenic painting can produce a very good feeling, like walking in nature. Engaging my brain and lots of hand movement I find is my best way to understand the culture of Chinese art. It constantly keeps me healthy, and wards off Alzheimer’s disease.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday June 2, 2015
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Teen Time - Live Gaming: Pacman
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In this gaming throwback, join us as we recreate the classic video game Pacman. This program is for teens only.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rock HistoryThe remaining sessions of this winter's popular music appreciation series on Rock and Roll have been rescheduled to start up again in the middle of May. Come join Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case for the following classes:

  • Tuesday, May 19: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • Wednesday, May 27: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • Tuesday, June 2: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 3, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: American Sniper
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA 2015 Academy Award winner. U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

"... (T)he hardest, truest movie ever made about the experience of men in war. Why? Because there’s no glory in it. " - Boston Globe

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Bradley Cooper, and Sienna Miller. Theatrically released in 2014. 132 Minutes; Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some 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 Advisory Board Meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come give input and share ideas on what you want to see happen at the library. This program is for teens only.

 

LOCATION: Main Library
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Discover Historic New England: Boston's Floating Hospital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

S. S. Boston Floating HospitalIn 1894, with the city’s infant mortality rate reaching staggering heights, a barge was commissioned to bring the city’s sickest children out into the harbor where they could be exposed to fresh air and receive desperately needed medical attention—regardless of race, religion, or class. The Floating Hospital provided care to sick children while cruising Boston Harbor for the next thirty-three years. Though Boston’s medical centers are celebrated the world over, the Floating’s history and remarkable contributions to the field of pediatric medicine in America remain largely untold. What began as a charitable effort soon became an innovative medical facility where scientists conducted groundbreaking research that resulted in the creation of infant formula. Doctors aboard the ship (and later on land) led the way in fighting deadly diseases, and its family-centered approach is now a hallmark of pediatric care nationwide.

Dan Bird, the director of volunteers at Floating Hospital for Children, and the foremost expert on the founding and legacy of the hospital will thrill you as he describes how life was for the poorest, youngest Bostonians over a century ago in an era in medicine and altruism that has all but been forgotten.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 4, 2015
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Matinee Film: Inherent Vice
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillWhen private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

"The film is stupendous: as antic as Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love, but with The Master and There Will Be Blood’s uncanny feel for the swell and ebb of history. " - The Telegraph

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Owen Wilson, & Reese Witherspoon. Theatrically released in 2014. 148 Minutes; Rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language 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 - Beyond the Bell: Dr. Who
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Whovians unite! As we watch Dr. Who, take part in making your own tardis, a duct tape bowtie and join in for a rousing game of weeping angel freeze tag.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

The Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Inherent Vice
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillWhen private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

"The film is stupendous: as antic as Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love, but with The Master and There Will Be Blood’s uncanny feel for the swell and ebb of history. " - The Telegraph

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Owen Wilson, & Reese Witherspoon. Theatrically released in 2014. 148 Minutes; Rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language 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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Friday June 5, 2015
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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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Teen Time - Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Like Dark Souls? How about Madden 15? Come and play those and others on our XBox One and PS4 gaming consols. This program is for teens only.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 6, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration is required.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 June 8, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Cookout
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Night Owls Book Club for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This month instead of discussing someone else's book we will be making our own books. For details please stop by the library or call and ask to speak with Mrs. Miller.

Stop by the Main Library children's room to pick up a copy of the book to read before the meeting. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 9, 2015
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Teen Time - Beyong the Bell
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As we work to enhance your new teen space join in on decorating your new space. Those that attend will also receive credit for the Beyond the Bell school program.

LOCATION: Main Library Teen Area
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you like to read? Would you like to talk to others about books? Then you will like our book discussion groups. Join us each month to discuss all kinds of books.

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets monthly to discuss a variety of books.

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

Our theme will be: Superheroes and Superpowers. Characters who can fly, use x-ray vision, talk to animals, turn invisible and more have super powers. Were they born with them or do they happen later? Is it magic or science? And do they use their powers for good or evil? Grab a book with a superpowered character (or more than one!) and join us to talk about it and get ready for this summer's theme: Every Hero Has a Story!  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Quincy House
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy HouseJoin Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections Nancy Carlisle for an illustrated lecture focusing on recent discoveries and changes at the historic Quincy House.

Built as a country estate in 1770, Quincy House, a National Historic Landmark, was originally surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields and pastures overlooking Quincy Bay. For generations, the Quincys, like their relatives the Adamses, played important roles in the social and political life of Massachusetts. In the nineteenth century, Eliza Susan Quincy collected extensive information about her family and home. She kept journals and persuaded relatives to return heirlooms so that the house would remain a repository of Quincy family history. The interiors of the house have recently undergone radical changes resulting from the study of Eliza Susan Quincy’s materials, including the addition of wallpaper, floor coverings, textiles, and furniture.

This program is complemented by a walking tour: On Saturday, June 20 (rain date June 27) at 10:00 a.m. Sally Owen, coordinator of the Quincy Park Department’s Environmental Treasures program, leads a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Quincy House. Using historic documents, maps, illustrations, and photographs the walk reconstructs the historic landscape to the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. Tour departs from Quincy House. Tour the Josiah Quincy House (1770) following the walking tour.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program and Historic New England.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 10, 2015
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DOR Tax System Demonstrations
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Massachusetts Department of Revenue connects with small business leaders and tax professionals about new tax system

CONTACT: Jovani Fox    6176262113    foxjov@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Inherent Vice
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble.

"The film is stupendous: as antic as Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love, but with The Master and There Will Be Blood’s uncanny feel for the swell and ebb of history. " - The Telegraph

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Owen Wilson, & Reese Witherspoon. Theatrically released in 2014. 148 Minutes; Rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Child Welfare Case Law Review
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A review of relevant Supreme Judicial and Appeals Court case law decisions related to Care and Protection cases.

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

CONTACT: Andrew Don    781.545.7948    attyadon@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New! Hands on Science for preschoolers

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

This month we will be learning about shapes and patterns. Make your own shape collage, play a matching game, learn about patterns and more!

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Night Photography Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Greater Boston Night Photographers meetup group as they prepare for a night shoot at the Truro lighthouse. Learn tips and tricks about how to focus at night and improve your ability to capture the Milky Way. Learn more about the group here: http://www.meetup.com/GBnight/

CONTACT: Jurgen Lobert     774-571-7384    art@jurgenlobert.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 11, 2015
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Matinee Film: Black Sea
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillA rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

"Not that a film as taut and exciting as this one needs punchy dialogue, but Black Sea has that, too." - New York Post

Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Jude Law, Scoot McNairy. Theatrically released in 2015. 114 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, some graphic images and violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

The Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Black Sea
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillA rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

"Not that a film as taut and exciting as this one needs punchy dialogue, but Black Sea has that, too." - New York Post

Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Jude Law, Scoot McNairy. Theatrically released in 2015. 114 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, some graphic images and violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 12, 2015
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

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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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.276.7897    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 13, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 June 16, 2015
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New! Evening storytime for preschoolers

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

Feel free to wear your comfy jammies, and bring along your favorite bear as we get ready for summer with camping stories.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Environmental Treasures: Busy as a Bee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Noah, bees, and honeyBees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments — and cities need their help, too. Come learn about the role urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.

Our presenter, Noah Wilson-Rich is the author of The Bee: A Natural History and owner of Best Bees, a company that offers beekeeping services. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Here is a link to a Boston TED talk Wilson-Rich gave in 2012:
http://www.ted.com/talks/noah_wilson_rich_every_city_needs_healthy_honey_bees

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 17, 2015
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Electronic Communications Evidence in Child Welfare cases
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This training examines the admissibility and foundation requirements for various electronic communications and social media posts in child welfare cases.

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

CONTACT: Andrew Don    781.545.7948    attyadon@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Black Sea
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

"Not that a film as taut and exciting as this one needs punchy dialogue, but Black Sea has that, too." - New York Post

Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Jude Law, Scoot McNairy. Theatrically released in 2015. 114 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, some graphic images and violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time - Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion on Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. This program is for teens only.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Sharing Hope with NAMI
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a Partnership and Mental Health Education Initiative for African American Communities presented by the Naltional Alliance on Mental Illness.

CONTACT: Lisa Ramsay    617-285-0363    lramsay155@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 18, 2015
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Matinee Film: Maps to the Stars
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillMeet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption - and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.

"Screenwriter Bruce Wagner (who's been skillfully dissecting Hollywood misfits high and low since his 1991 novel, "Force Majeure") has crafted a darkly humorous moral fable that Cronenberg embraces with unabashed glee." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, & Robert Pattinson. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated R for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug 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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Teen Time - Random Fandom: Pitch Perfect
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for this musically themed program inspired by the film Pitch Perfect.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

The Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Maps to the Stars
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillMeet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption - and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.

"Screenwriter Bruce Wagner (who's been skillfully dissecting Hollywood misfits high and low since his 1991 novel, "Force Majeure") has crafted a darkly humorous moral fable that Cronenberg embraces with unabashed glee." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, & Robert Pattinson. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated R for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug 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 June 19, 2015
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Quincy Housing Authority Landlord Seminar
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT: Terry Coleman    617-847-4396    tcoleman@quincyha.com
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday June 20, 2015
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5 Matter of Fact
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children ages 3-5 to the building blocks of the universe through hands-on fun, discussions and demonstrations. They’ll learn about the fundamentals of chemistry, from atoms to the structure, dynamics, characteristics and possible combinations of simple molecules. To cap it all off, participants will find out just how fun polymers can be as they make their very own Mad Science Goofy Goop to take home. 

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room on the morning of the program beginning at 9:00 am. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England Walking Tour: Quincy House
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Quincy HouseSally Owen, coordinator of the Quincy Park Department’s Environmental Treasures program, leads a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Quincy House. Using historic documents, maps, illustrations, and photographs the walk reconstructs the historic landscape to the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. Tour departs from Quincy House. Tour the  Josiah Quincy House (1770) following the walking tour. This walk complements the presentation at the Library on Tuesday, June 9.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program and Historic New England.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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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Mad Science for ages 6-10: Where's the Air?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This dynamic Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children ages 6-10 to the exciting science of aerodynamics and a host of associated scientific concepts – including air pressure and buoyancy – through an exciting collection of demonstrations and hands-on activities. The children will be challenged to stop and consider air, its effects on our surroundings, and its significance to us and to life on Earth. The focus will then turn to air pressure beginning with a fun demonstration that illustrates the concept of imbalanced pressures and all sorts of neat stuff involving Bernoulli’s Principle. The children will each take home a paper helicopter to demonstrate some of the principles they learned out just how fun polymers can be as they make their very own Mad Science Goofy Goop to take home. 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Healthy - Learn About Dietary Fats
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

book coverCome and get engaged in a conversation about healthy eating for healthy living. You have a choice and you owe it yourself to know your options. We are all regularly bombarded by advertising from the pharmaceutical and food industries - and they have clear financial reasons for what they do. Mona Sigal has been a practicing medical doctor for over 26 years and is convinced that natural, nutrition-based health offers many advantages over today’s medication. Her Food For Life program, certified by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, is a physician practiced and nationally accepted approach to health. This talk will focus on Dietary Fats.

BVSThis program is cosponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 22, 2015
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QCAP ESOL end of the year celebration
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Everyone is invited to the QCAP end of year ESOL celebration!

CONTACT: Daphne Chen    617-657-5386    dchen@qcap.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Solarize Quincy
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Last chance to learn about this City-sponsored program that enables Quincy residents to install solar electricity systems at discounted prices.  Learn about solar electricity, whether your house might be a good location, and how to sign up for a free assessment.  Meet the selected installer, and have your questions answered.

CONTACT: Shelly Dein    617-376-1542    Sdein@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 23, 2015
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Safe Says
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Health Imperatives’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of low-income or vulnerable families and individuals in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Health Imperatives is hosting a FREE event for teens, parents, and professionals to discuss the connections between underage drinking, bullying, and sexual violence.

Teens will learn ways to stay safe, adults will learn how to talk with their teens, and everyone will participate in a fun exercise.

CONTACT: Mahara Pinheiro    508-588-2045 X 5010    mpinheiro@healthimperatives.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 24, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Maps to the Stars
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMeet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption - and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.

"Screenwriter Bruce Wagner (who's been skillfully dissecting Hollywood misfits high and low since his 1991 novel, "Force Majeure") has crafted a darkly humorous moral fable that Cronenberg embraces with unabashed glee." - Austin Chronicle

Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, & Robert Pattinson. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated R for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug material.

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 Advisory Board Meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come give input and share ideas on what you want to see happen at the library. This program is for teens only.

 

LOCATION: Main Library
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The Movement Against Police Brutality and Racism
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A panel discussion with activists involved in the natioanl and local movement against police brutality and racism hosted by the Communist Party of Boston, Mass Action Against Police Brutality, and other community organizations.

CONTACT: Nick Giannone    781 985 5541    nickgiannone@msn.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 25, 2015
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Matinee Film: Mr. Turner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillMr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Nominated for 4 Oscars.

"(F)ar more than merely an explosion of color and toned nuance for the eye. The real reason to make this a must-see ... is to wallow in the Oscar-worthy acting talent of Leigh’s veteran player Timothy Spall." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Amy Dawson, Dorothy Atkinson, Karl Johnson, Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, & Timothy Spall. Theatrically released in 2014. 150 Minutes; Rated R for some sexual content.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

The Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Mr. Turner
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillMr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Nominated for 4 Oscars.

"(F)ar more than merely an explosion of color and toned nuance for the eye. The real reason to make this a must-see ... is to wallow in the Oscar-worthy acting talent of Leigh’s veteran player Timothy Spall." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Amy Dawson, Dorothy Atkinson, Karl Johnson, Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, & Timothy Spall. Theatrically released in 2014. 150 Minutes; Rated R for some sexual content.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 26, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time - Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Like Dark Souls? How about Madden 15? Come and play those and others on our XBox One and PS4 gaming consols. This program is for teens only.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 27, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime celebrating the Fourth of July

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 June 29, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Starry Red, white and Blue wreaths

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Join us for Toy Story the first in a 10 week series of Monday afternoon movies.  We'll be showing some of your Disney favorites and some great hero tales as well.

"Woody," a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure "Buzz Lightyear" (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film. Toy Story is a wonderful tale of friendship and heroics.  Rating G Runtime 81 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 30, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Starry Red, white and Blue wreaths

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday July 1, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Starry Red, white and Blue wreaths

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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: Pitch Perfect
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBeca is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

"It's the kind of silly you can only get away with when your writing is very smart. A little bit odd and very, very funny. " - Empire

Directed by Jason Moore. Anna Camp, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson. Theatrically released in 2012. 112 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug 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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Thursday July 2, 2015
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Library Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Matinee Film: Fury
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillApril, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

"Fury is literally visceral— a kind of war horror film, which is, of course, what good combat films should be." - The New Yorker

Directed by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Brad William Henke, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Shia LaBeouf. Theatrically released in 2014. 134 Minutes; Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Starry Red, white and Blue wreaths

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Monday July 6, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: Snack Attack
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Craving an afternoon snack? Stop in and kick off our SummerReading program with these quick and easy snacks. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Jedi Training with Jungle Jim @North Quincy
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through Jedi Knight Training Camp. You will face challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself.

This program is intended for children ages 4-9 accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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: Mr. Turner
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Nominated for 4 Oscars.

"(F)ar more than merely an explosion of color and toned nuance for the eye. The real reason to make this a must-see ... is to wallow in the Oscar-worthy acting talent of Leigh’s veteran player Timothy Spall." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Amy Dawson, Dorothy Atkinson, Karl Johnson, Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, & Timothy Spall. Theatrically released in 2014. 150 Minutes; Rated R for some sexual content.

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 with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 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 9, 2015
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Superhero Cookies @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children ages 7 and older are invited to join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies and other superhero treats.

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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 Summer Reading: Minute-to-win-it
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Try this villainous twist on the popular tv game show. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Lenny Solomon Band
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 10, 2015
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Bubble Play
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children of all ages are invited to join us on the front lawn of the library 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 17th.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 13, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the "Circle of Life".

This movie is rated G and runs for 89 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep for ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare on the library lawn as they present Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep: a Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza. This is a fun-filled program of stories and songs for children ages 4 months up 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. Meeting room space is limited to the first 125 people; when we reach capacity we will close the doors.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Spy Training
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Here lies your mission should you choose to accept it. Attend to try our spy training course and see if your have what it takes to complete the mission. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 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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Comic Book Art @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own comic book? Come on in to the Wollaston Branch for a chance to get started or to continue a comic you've been working on. We'll have paper, pencils, colored pencils, rulers, some layout examples to use and plenty of comic books to look at for inspiration. You can work on your own or bring a friend and work together. This workshop for children ages 8 and older starts at 7pm and runs for one hour.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery. Did you have fun mixing baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss out on making constellations? Come in and try out those activities and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m for easy, fun science!

 

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Stpiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: 4EverFab
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 17, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Summer Reading: Thor Interactive Screening
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This interactive showing of Thor will have you jumping out of your seat and yelling at the screen. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 18, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration is required.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 20, 2015
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Every Hero has a Story with Sparky's Puppets
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sparky’s Puppets presents “Every Hero has a Story” a special puppet show for children ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult.

You never know who will save the day. It's not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes.

Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a clever kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be the "greatest of all!"

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Join us for this ever popular Disney animated version of the classic fairytale.

Follow Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who has been turned into a beast. With the help of  the castle's enchanted staff-a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others- Belle learns to see beneath the Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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 Summer Reading: Hero's vs Villans
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Batman or the Joker, Spiderman or Vulture, Thor or Loki? Come celebrate your faborite superhero or villain. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 celebrate summer with vacation stories.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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D & D Adventures - The Forgotten Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Be a dungeon-delving hero in this introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Participants will use pre-built characters and work together to explore a dungeon leading to a lost library full of powerful tomes. Discover the Secrets of Tokra: The Forbidden Library.

This one hour program for children ages 10 and older requires no prior knowledge of D&D rules and will be a self-contained adventure.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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WWII U-Boats in the Caribbean
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverAs we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we continue to learn about the war's far-reaching impact. Winston Churchill recognized in his memoirs, "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril." His fears would be realized in the Caribbean. By the end of the war the Germans had sunk four hundred merchant ships in the Caribbean while only loosing 17 U-boats. Ligia Domenech, a history profressor in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex Community College, wrote the definitive account of the German U-boat blockage in the Caribbean and will present her most interesting findings to us.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ligia Domenech has a B.A. in Social Work, a Master in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies and a Ph.D. in History. Since 2001 she has taught history, humanities and social sciences and even spent three months as an at-sea professor in a US Coast Guard cutter on patrol. At present she is an Assistant Professor at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts. In 2007 she published her first book on the transition from populism to technocracy in Puerto Rico and since then has published chapters in two other books. Dr. Domenech recently finished her second book: “Imprisoned in the Caribbean: The 1942 German U-boat Blockade”, a thorough study about life in the Caribbean during World War II, and came back from an Institute in India. She has lived both in Argentina and in the United States, where she moved in September 2011.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 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 23, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefrighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Sweet Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sweet WednesdaySweet Wednesday's songs spin tales that allow the listener to peek into the human soul in its most intimate and magical moments. Singer/songwriters Dave Falk and Lisa Housman met in 2001, and immediately knew there was a songwriting, performing chemistry at work. Since then, the duo has released three albums to critical acclaim, toured extensively, and been featured on radio and television programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The pair alternate lead vocal duties, with sweet harmonies reminiscent of Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Falk lends his own unique style to the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and fiddle, while Lisa Housman, in a voice often compared to Natalie Merchant and Joan Baez, sings of long-distance friendships, having a hard day working as a clerk in a bakery in New York City, lost love, and those crazy mermaids you might encounter after being out on the ocean for several days (among other topics).

In addition to inspiring fans near and far, Housman and Falk have been recipients of several songwriting awards, including First Place in the Great American Song Contest, First Place in the Dallas Songwriting Competition, and Runner-Up in the John Lennon Song Contest. You can learn more about the band on their website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 24, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Papermaking with Maia Hawes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Join artist Maia Hawes and create some one of a kind paper. 

Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at making sheets of paper as we transform our rainbow paper chains into entirely new paper. 

This program is for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.  Even very young children will have fun making paper with a little help from a caregiver.  If there is time and space at the tables teens and adults may make some paper as well.

The program will happen rain or shine, if the weather doesn’t cooperate we will move inside.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 25, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 27, 2015
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Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Orientation
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Parents and students at the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield (a Commonwealth Virtual School - an online public school district) are invited to this orientation.

CONTACT: Jennifer Dann    413-475-3879 ext. 18    jdann@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Aladdin, a street urchin, is the only person who can enter the cave of wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar. Aladdin becomes trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, and accidentally discovers the resident of the lamp. Aladdin develops a relationship with the Genie and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When Jafar finally steals the lamp and gets three wishes of his own, Aladdin must rely on his intelligence to trick Jafar and save his friends and the Kingdom.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
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Children's Dance Party @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

If you can move your feet you can move to the beat!  Children age 5 and older are invited to join us in the Adams Shore meeting room for a dance party featuring some of your favorite songs.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday July 29, 2015
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Magic with Mike Bent @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Amazing Magician Mike Bent presents Super You!  Hero Training Academy. Using hilarious comedy, amazing magic, crazy puppets, music, sound effects and riveting storytelling, this magic show will help kids discover their inner “super powers” and become certified Agents of R.E.A.D.

As always Mike features some great stories in his show, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Dex: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner and Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman. You’ll be amazed to watch one of your young readers become “Magnet Boy”: The boy with an “attractive” personality while another summons her inner hero to become “The Strongest Girl in the World!

This zany magic show will have you rolling with laughter. For children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult.    

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Storyteller Denise Shaver presents a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  

Join Miss Denise for stories rhymes and songs. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 

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 30, 2015
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Music with Mama Steph
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a concert with Stephanie Chase, Mama Steph, one of our favorite local musicians.  Sing along with original songs and old favorites at this special concert is for our youngest patrons ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.


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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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 Summer Reading: Random Fandom - SuperWhoLock
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate this popular Fandom with the interactive fun program. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

howie newmanjackie damskyHowie Newman and Jackie Damsky are experienced, professional musicians who play funny original songs as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight harmonies. Howie has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. He has released five CDs, receiving national airplay on National Public Radio and the Midnight Special as well as dozens of other North American outlets.

Originally trained as a classical violinist, Jackie has developed a unique improvisational style over a range of genres including jazz, folk, blues, acoustic rock and popular music. She weaves a harmonic tapestry with her fellow musicians, adding depth, color, richness ... and a little magic. Jackie has backed many notable performers, including Rod MacDonald, Catie Curtis, Michelle Shocked, Don White and Christine Lavin. She is also an accomplished singer, whether providing backup vocals or as a soloist. Jackie has appeared at many outdoor festivals, including the WUMB Folk Festival, the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Wachusett Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and the New England Folk Festival. Learn more at their website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 31, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 1, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration is required.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 3, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North This is the story of a little mermaid Quincy- Little Mermaid
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is the story of a little mermaid named Ariel, who dreams of going on land. When her father, King Triton, Forbids her to go on land, Ariel visits Ursula who her father had banished. Eventhough she helps her get to land, what Ariel doesn't know is that Ursula has plans to destroy her to get revenge on her father.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Book Discussion - Marrow by Preston Norton
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come discuss this fresh entertaining read. Snack's will be provided. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 4, 2015
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Purple Cow Reads
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come meet the Purple Cow! Wilson-certified reading instructor Nicole DeBassio and her very purple friend will lead kids ages 4-6 in activities designed to lay a foundation of letters and sounds that will help them become fluent readers.

 

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Saving Baby
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

saving babyOn television, horse racing comes across as a glamorous mélange of mint juleps and celebrity set against a backdrop of equine grace and speed. But as Jo Anne Normile and her beloved pet horse Baby learned firsthand, the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose experiences on the back lots of the country's tracks tell a different, often harrowing, story. Come hear about the love story that changed the backstretch of the track forever that was captured in New York Times best-selling author Larry Lindner's book Saving Baby.

Larry Lindner has written nine books, two of which made the New York Times bestseller list. His latest, Saving Baby, was called “one of the best books of the year” by Kirkus Reviews, which said that “with the help of Lindner’s first-class storytelling, action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale.” Publishers Weekly hails Saving Baby as “an engaging memoir that is a must-read for animal lovers,” while Today’s Horse Magazine says the book is “an emotionally powerful read, filled with insight.”

Lindner had long-running columns in both The Washington Post and The Boston Globe and has also published in venues ranging from Condé Nast Traveler to the Los Angeles Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Currently, he serves as executive editor of Your Dog, a monthly publication of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; and as coordinator of the Boston Literary District (www.bostonlitdistrict.org), the first such district of its kind in the United States. He lives in Hingham with his wife and son.

Co-sponosred by the Boston Vegetarian Society

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 5, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Hero's of Olympus
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Find out which half blood house you belong to. Join us as we track the adventures of Jason, Piper and Leo. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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PJ Storytime with Big Ryan for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join Big Ryan for a a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Big Ryan and his puppet pals will share stories, songs, and fun. This program is part of our six week pajama storytime series designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 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 August 6, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore- The LEGO Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 101 minutes.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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: Andy and Judy Daigle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Andy and JudyAndy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Their musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt. As folk singer/songwriters they have been able to explore many different genres and facets of folk music as well as country music. It has been described as "folk with a country flavor". They effectively use the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song. In addition, their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. All of these musical elements are seamlessly presented in their three CDs. Learn more at their site.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday August 7, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 8, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 10, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero Capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

After Zeus fights and sends the Titans to the underworld, he becomes the ruler of Mount Olympus, home of all Greek gods. Hades is sent to rule the underworld, but he makes plans to throw Zeus out of Mount Olympus with the Titans' help. The three Fates warn him that his plans would be endangered if Hercules, Zeus newborn child, is still around by the time he tries to take over Mount Olympus. Hades sends Pain and Panic to turn Hercules into a mortal and kill him, but they fail in their attempt and leave him on earth with his divine strength to be raised as a human. Hercules grows up but later learns he is the son of gods, and in order to return to Mt. Olympus he must turn into a "true hero". He is trained by Phil the satyr and becomes the most famous hero in ancient Greece after battling monsters of all kinds. He even saves Mt. Olympus from Hade's take-over, but he only becomes a god again after he offers to exchange his life in order to save Meg, his love, from Hades' underworld and shows that a true hero must have a strong heart and not only physical strength.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
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Stuffed Animal Superheroes
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 2 and older, accompanied by an adult are invited to stop by the main library children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and noon to create a superhero costume for a stuffed animal, doll or other toy. Bring along your favorite toy and turn them into a superhero.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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 Summer Reading:Superhero Fashion Show Selfies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Come dressed as your favorite superhero and face off in our marvelous fashion show. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children Book Group- H.I.V.E.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Otto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain. 

That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E. the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, handpicked to become a member of the incoming class. And, as master of mischief Otto soon discovers, here the slickest of young tricksters, thieves, and hackers have been brought against their will to be trained as the next generation of supervillains. Otto and his friends refuse to be held prisoner at the institution and develop a scheme to escape, but they must defeat the all-seeing computer system, a seemingly undefeatable assassin in black, and a giant carnivorous plant to succeed. 

Copies of the book,  H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning July 14th.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tiny Houses!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

tiny houseFirst came urban chicken coops, then food trucks. The latest trend to test city zoning laws? Tiny houses built on trailer beds. Learn all about this new trend in minimalist, environmentally conscious living from one of the experts, Christopher Page. Chris build his own tiny house with his own hands and is lecturing widely about this movement. Learn more here.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 12, 2015
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Superhero Cookies
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies and other superhero treats.

 

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Storyteller Denise Shaver presents a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  

Join Miss Denise for stories rhymes and songs. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 

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 August 13, 2015
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Live Reptiles @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom.

They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. To help dispel these fables New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits presents the Reptile Show.

Learn about the natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats, and more when you meet live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and crocodilians.

This program is suitable for children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult. 

 

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 14, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Superhero Training Camp
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Jungle Jim for this high energy interactive show as he leads children ages 3-10  through the rigors of what it takes to be a true superhero!

Jungle Jim challenges the audience to see if they have what it takes to be a hero. This program captures their attention by turning patrons into superheroes themselves. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives. What is it about them that makes them heroes? Who are the heroes in the children’s lives?

As a reward for the children completing their big challenge, Jungle Jim will meet his toughest challenge and attempt to climb inside of a 6-foot balloon!

This program will take place rain or shine in case of bad weather we will move inside to the large meeting room.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 15, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 August 16, 2015
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WAR IS OVER: Celebratory Concert with Krisanthi Pappas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate the 70th annivesary of the end of WWII with Krisanthi Pappas and her 4-piece band. They are returning to the library with a set of songs from 70 years ago that is sure to sweep you off your feet! The concert will be held out on the lawn, weather permitting.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday August 17, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

When a new princess is born to King Stefan and his wife, the entire kingdom rejoices. At a ceremony, three good fairies - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up, and because of a rude remark by Merryweather, she places a curse on the princess - that she will die before sunset on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle. Merryweather turns things around by casting a spell that will allow the princess - named Aurora - to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. On her 16th birthday Aurora meets Prince Phillip and falls in love. Maleficent manages to kidnap the Prince and her horrible prophecy is fulfilled when she tricks Aurora into pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and falling asleep. The Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent's army of brutes, and the power of Maleficent's evil spells. Is the Prince strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil sorceress?

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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Activated Story Theatre
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Activated Story Theatre presents two heroic tales with a fully activated story theater performance of “Anansi Goes Fishing” and “Davy Crockett” a tall tale from the United States. 

The original "spiderman", Anansi the beloved hero of many African folktales gets his way by cunning and cleverness. This story includes brief retellings of "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" and "Anansi and the Story Box".

Davy Crockett was a genuine historical figure who was also a genuine storyteller, He became a legend largely through the extremely tall tales he told. In this rendition we also bring you Sally-Ann-Thunder-Ann-Whirlwind Crockett who wins Davy’s heart at barn dance and wrestles alligators with her bare hands.

As always this high energy duo will have the audience in stitches as Mr. Turtle tricks cunning Anansi into doing all the work and the giant book stage transports us into Davy Crockett’s imagination. 

Would you like a special role in the show? A dozen children ages 6 and older will be chosen to attend a preshow rehearsal/workshop at 10:00 am to learn their parts.  If your child is interested in performing please register.

If you have never seen the Activated Storytellers you are in for a treat.  This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for the audience.

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

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 Summer Reading:Superhero vs. Villain's Scavenger Hunt
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Follow the clues to be the first Superhero/Villain to claim the prize. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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D & D Adventures - The Forgotten Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Be a dungeon-delving hero in this introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Participants will use pre-built characters and work together to explore a dungeon leading to a lost library full of powerful tomes. Discover the Secrets of Tokra: The Forbidden Library.

This one hour program for children ages 10 and older requires no prior knowledge of D&D rules and will be a self-contained adventure. Did you play in July and want to play again?  Come on in this will be an all new adventure in the Forbidden Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
1:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Stop by the Wollaston branch library all day for free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else.

LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children. 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 20, 2015
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston -- Mystery Science
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to try out some mystery science activities. Examine your finger prints and shoe prints, test your memory, try some color chromatography and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m and help your child be a junior science detective!

 

 

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

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 21, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Summer Reading: Final Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Turn in your Bingo sheets and enjoy our final party as we raffle off this summer's prizes. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 22, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 24, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Mr. Incredible is a superhero; or he used to be, until a surge of lawsuits against superheroes submitted by the people they've saved forced the government to hide them in witness protection programs so they could lead normal, anonymous lives. Now known exclusively by his secret identity, Bob Parr, he lives with his wife Helen, formerly Elastigirl, and their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. He works as an insurance claims specialist, and he's fed up with his pushy boss and his immoral profession, but his wife's worked too hard to build a normal life for her family to abide his nostalgia for heroism. When Mr. Incredible's offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity, but when it turns out to be a trap set by an old nemesis he had a hand in corrupting, the whole family must reveal themselves to save Mr. Incredible and countless innocents.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 115 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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 explore the night sky.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 27, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore- Big Hero 6
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes ou would like to demonstrate? 


 
CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 28, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

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

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

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Construction Zone
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm and build. Check out our newest construction toy Strawbees! Using just Strawbee connectors and straws you can build all kinds of things.  Watch this video to see how they work.  Strawbees work best for school age children and teens, for our youngest engineers we will have wooden blocks and other simple building toys.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 29, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 31, 2015
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Toy Story 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.

This movie is rated G and runs for 103 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 3, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 September 10, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 12, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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 September 17, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday September 19, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday September 21, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 22, 2015
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday September 24, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday September 26, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday September 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 1, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 3, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 8, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 10, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 15, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 17, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 19, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 22, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 24, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 26, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 29, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 31, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 2, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 3, 2015
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 5, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 7, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 9, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 12, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 14, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 19, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 21, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 28, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 30, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 3, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 5, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 10, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 12, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 14, 2015
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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 17, 2015
misc_none
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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 19, 2015
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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 Friends of the 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.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:00. Performances start at 6:15 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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