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Wednesday March 1, 2017 - Sunday April 30, 2017
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On Exhibit: Talk Time Artistry
12:00 AM

Talk Time ArtistryAll of March and April we are proud to exhibit some of the work of our English Talk Time students. This work has been integrated with our Winter Session classes for Advanced and Intermediate Grammar and Vocabulary. The curriculum included thematic vocabulary, descriptive and narrative writing of artist bios and creation of artwork labels, as well as conversational practice through artist interviews and artwork interpretation. The exhibit will feature four sections: painting, drawing, photography and fiber arts, with a total of 31 pieces created by five Talk Time student artists.

Are you an artist or do you know someone whose art you think would fit well in the library? Please submit an application to be considered!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Friday March 24, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 25, 2017
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quin Z. Bear for a lively storytime full of silly stories to get us ready for april Fool's day..

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 26, 2017
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Winter Concerts @the Crane: Felix and the Jazz Cats
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

artist photoJoin us in the historic Richardson room for some lovely music to warm up our winter Sunday afternoons. 

  • March 26: Felix and the Jazz Cats - a four piece instrumental jazz band who play music from the 60s similar to Herbie Hancock and Wes Montgomery

Here is the complete lineup.

  • January 8: Kate Kayaian - solo french cello sonatas
  • January 22: Robert Simonds - solo violin recital of pieces by living American composers
  • January 29: Jerome Mouffe - solo guitar featuring personal transcriptions of Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian composers
  • February 5: The Craft String Quintet
  • February 12: Steve Brew - solo classical guitar
  • February 26: The Brad Ellenberg Quintet - original music and jazz standards
  • March 5: Austin Burns & Jonas Kublickas - classical voice and guitar
  • March 12: Áine Minogue - solo Celtic harp
  • March 26: Felix and the Jazz Cats - a four piece instrumental jazz band who play music from the 60s similar to Herbie Hancock and Wes Montgomery

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday March 27, 2017
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on march 27, April 3, 10, 24 and may 1. 

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 3-5.  The theme of this session is Dinosaurs

Roar with a T-Rex!  Stomp with an Apatosaurus!  Fly with a Pteranodon!  Join us for five weeks of dinosaur stories and crafts.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  March 27, April3, 10, 24 and May 1
Beginning Tuesday, March 14th  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Are you a fan of  NFL Madden 2K17, Call of Duty, Dragonball Z: Xenoverse or FIFA 2K16? Come tryout you favorite games on our PS4 and XBOX One. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on March 28, april 4, 11, 25 and May 2

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the library app to work on your phone/tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (Skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table near the New Books area on the first floor.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Fences
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn this Oscar-nominated adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, an African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

"Ringing with both ancient wisdom and searing relevance, Fences feels as if it’s been crafted for the ages, and for this very minute."--Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Directed by Denzel Washington. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2016. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive 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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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Are you a fan of  NFL Madden 2K17, Call of Duty, Dragonball Z: Xenoverse or FIFA 2K16? Come tryout you favorite games on our PS4 and XBOX One. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Advanced Excel & Publisher
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of five classes focused on Microsoft Excel and Publisher. Registration is required and will open on February 25. This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

The schedule for classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (March 15): Excel Formatting Sheets and Tables
  • Class 2 (March 22): Excel Formulas and Graph
  • Class 3 (March 29): Excel Filters and Functions
  • Class 4 (April 5): Publisher Templates, Ribbon and Backstage
  • Class 5 (April 12): Publisher Files and Settings then Graduation

Class is open to students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets. Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free, registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on March 29, April 5, 12, 26 and May 3.

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling the  617-376-2411

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  March 30, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4


Beginning Tuesday, March 14th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Patriots Day
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston.

"Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community’s resounding response."--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Peter Berg. Starring J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan. Theatrically released in 2016. 133 Minutes; Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Patriots Day
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston.

"Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community’s resounding response."--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Peter Berg. Starring J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan. Theatrically released in 2016. 133 Minutes; Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on March 31, april 7, 14, 28 and may 5

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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QHA Landlord Seminar
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Landlord seminars are held at least once a year to offer landlords assistance with issues that are relative to their profession.  We always try to discuss current issues landlords may be facing, and information to help solve porblems.

CONTACT: Terry Coleman    617-847-4396    tcoleman@quincyha.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 1, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Women's March Huddle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard at the Women's March. This Huddle is part of the 10 Actions for the First 100 Days campaign, which launched at the Women’s March, and will mobilize millions to win back the country and world we want. We’ll visualize what a more democratic, just, safer and freer world could look like four years from now -- and we’ll work backwards to figure out what we need to do, starting today, to get there. Huddles are meant to be positive, inclusive, action-oriented and productive. This is a gathering to meet each other and plan for the future. All are welcome. This is completely free and you will not be asked to donate money.

CONTACT: Melissa Schapero    978-505-6097    melissa.schapero@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

English Talk Time is an ESL conversation group program for adults interested in practicing their communication skills.

Registration is for new students interested in signing up for a 10-week spring session.

CONTACT: Molly M    376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

English Talk Time is an ESL conversation group program for adults interested in practicing their communication skills.

Registration is for new students interested in signing up for a 10-week spring session.

CONTACT: Molly M    376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Discover Historic New England: Muslim Culture and Connections
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Shareda HoseinCome learn about the pressence of Muslims in New England since 1619 and the different waves of Muslims who came to America. Community Muslim Chaplain and retired US Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel Shareda Hosein will chronicle the experiences of free and enslaved Muslims who have served in US wars, dating back to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Hosein will also explore connections between the Founding Fathers and global Muslims, and the impact of these relationships on US history.

Shareda Hosein serves as a Community Muslim Chaplain in the Greater Boston area and volunteers as the Spiritual Counselor at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. She speaks about all things Islam and participates in interfaith programs and dialogues at the local and national levels. Hosein holds a graduate certificate in Islamic chaplaincy and a master’s degree in Islamic studies/Christian-Muslim relations from Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. She retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves after 35 years of service. She is a founding member and served as the first treasurer of the Association of Muslim Chaplains, has served as the Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University, and was a panelist on the WRKO radio show in Boston Talking Religion. Hosein lives here in Quincy with her husband, Jack Keenan.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Board Games
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Patriots Day
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of an unspeakable act of terror, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of the most sophisticated manhunt in law enforcement history and the strength of the people of Boston.

"Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community’s resounding response."--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Peter Berg. Starring J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Mark Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan. Theatrically released in 2016. 133 Minutes; Rated R for violence, realistically graphic injury images, language throughout and some drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Advanced Excel & Publisher
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of five classes focused on Microsoft Excel and Publisher. Registration is required and will open on February 25. This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

The schedule for classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (March 15): Excel Formatting Sheets and Tables
  • Class 2 (March 22): Excel Formulas and Graph
  • Class 3 (March 29): Excel Filters and Functions
  • Class 4 (April 5): Publisher Templates, Ribbon and Backstage
  • Class 5 (April 12): Publisher Files and Settings then Graduation

Class is open to students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets. Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free, registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Preschool Discovery@Wollaston --Dinosaurs
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop by the Wollaston Library with your preschooler to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Dig up some dinosaurs this month! We'll sort dinosaurs, look at dinosaur footprints and diets, and try to dig up a (plastic) fossil or two!

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English Talk Time is an ESL conversation group program for adults interested in practicing their communication skills.

Registration is for new students interested in signing up for a 10-week spring session.

CONTACT: Molly M    376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: A Monster Calls
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

"Evocative, mysterious and shot through with bruising humor and heartbreak, A Monster Calls gets you where you live and where there's no place to hide. There's magic in it."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Starring Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Toby Kebbell. Theatrically released in 2016. 108 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday April 7, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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Science Saturday--Science Isn't Always Pretty
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

program pictureJoin Keith Michael Johnson for an amazing science presentation Science Is Not Always Pretty.

Learn about everything from snake skins to simple machines, superstitions to Isaac Newton. Each topic builds upon the last until we realize: 1. Science is simply the way we describe why things happen and how stuff works.  2. We don't have to wait to become scientists before we can start enjoying science.

This is 50 minutes of audacious show & tell, outrageous facts, Scatology & more. Keith will have you learning about things you’ve never even thought of before in this high energy participatory trip through the world of science

We'll meet a famous scientist (Antoine Lavoisier), dissect an owl pellet to see what it ate for lunch, chemically conjure a batch of Slime (solid or liquid?) to see how well it flies, and break the sound barrier with an everyday machine that travels over 900 miles an hour.

Celebrate investigation & out-of-the-box questions in pursuit of a love of science.
 This program is suggested for families with children  ages 4 and older.  No registration is required.

 

 Every month on the second Saturday of each month Scence Saturday presents hands on science fun for the whole family.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English Talk Time is an ESL conversation group program for adults interested in practicing their communication skills.

Registration is for new students interested in signing up for a 10-week spring session.

CONTACT: Molly M    376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Author Talk with Joan M. Blake
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Joan M. Blake discusses leaving her native island of Trinidad and Tobago and embarking on the greatest mission of her life- going to America alone. She will discuss her life in America and the issues she faced.

Local author Joan M. Blake will conduct a book signing and presentation of her book, Standing on His Promises: Finding Comfort, Hope and Purpose in the Midst of Your Storm.

CONTACT: Joan M. Blake    617-282-6182    admin@keytolifepublishingcompany.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books: Finger Foods
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

food picGood food and good books — an awesome combination and the driving force behind the monthly Cooking with Books program at the Adams Shore branch. This month the theme is Finger Foods. There will be cookbooks to browse and lots of yummy food to sample — and even more if you bring some too!

Cooking With Books regularly happens on the second Monday of the month in the fall, winter, and spring.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: April Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8.
Our theme will be Poetry This month we will celebrate National Poetry Month by reading poetry books and novels written in verse.

Stop by the Children’s Room to select a book.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Exposing Fake News with Dr. Mish Zimdars
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The deluge of information on the web sometimes makes it difficult to discern what is truthful and what is less than truthful. We're here to help! Examine the recent “fake news” phenomenon with Dr. Melissa “Mish” Zimdars, a Communication Studies professor at Merrimack College. Participants will review best practices that can help them discern whether an online article is accurate. Zimdars will also provide her list of “false, misleading, clickbait-y and/or satirical ‘news’ sources,” which recently went viral and has been cited in the Boston Globe, Washington Post, NPR, NBC News, The Guardian, among others. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of why the "fake news" industry exists. Dr. Melissa “Mish” Zimdars earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Media Studies) from the University of Iowa in 2015. Now teaching at Merrimack College, Dr. Zimdars was previously an instructor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.  She is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the National Communication Association. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.

CONTACT:     617-376-1316    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Computer Class Information Table: Social Life Online
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Stop by to learn more about computer classes at the library and sign up for the second spring course, Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials, which will run on Wednesday evenings from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from April 26 to May 31.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Advanced Excel & Publisher
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of five classes focused on Microsoft Excel and Publisher. Registration is required and will open on February 25. This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

The schedule for classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (March 15): Excel Formatting Sheets and Tables
  • Class 2 (March 22): Excel Formulas and Graph
  • Class 3 (March 29): Excel Filters and Functions
  • Class 4 (April 5): Publisher Templates, Ribbon and Backstage
  • Class 5 (April 12): Publisher Files and Settings then Graduation

Class is open to students with a working knowledge of spreadsheets. Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free, registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

movie stillAllied is the Oscar-nominated story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

"Entertainment of the highest order, Allied, like a large portion of Robert Zemeckis’ work, feels like a grand ode to filmmaking of an era past."--Conor O'Donnell, The Film Stage

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Theatrically released in 2016. 124 Minutes; Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Allied
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillAllied is the Oscar-nominated story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

"Entertainment of the highest order, Allied, like a large portion of Robert Zemeckis’ work, feels like a grand ode to filmmaking of an era past."--Conor O'Donnell, The Film Stage

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Theatrically released in 2016. 124 Minutes; Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This month we will be discussing The Worry Web Site by Jacqueline Wilson.  Is anything bothering you? Problems in school or at home? Don’t know what to do or where to turn? With Mr. Speed at the head of the class, help is only as far as the nearest computer! All his students have to do is log on to the Worry Web Site and wait for the good advice they need. . . . Like Holly, who wants a wicked stepmom but learns to accept a nice new friend. Or Greg, who thinks his crush is hopeless until a school trip comes along. Or Samantha, who feels as if everything  is wrong but finds a place where something feels right. No problem is too large or too small for the Worry Web Site—or for one special teacher.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

This month we will be discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday April 15, 2017
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Saturday Storytime with Denise Shaver for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Denise Shaver for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes. our theme for this month is April Showers. 

For children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

 No registration required. .

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday April 16, 2017
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Library Closed for Easter
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Monday April 17, 2017
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Library Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy- Trolls
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

trollsEnter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.

 DreamWorks' Trolls is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures.

Rated PG  Runtime 90 min.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Go Green @your Library: Earth Day!
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

earth day logoCaring for Planet Earth: Local Stories of Inspiration and Hope

Bring  your own stories and listen to others speak briefly about what we have accomplished during the last 12 months to care for the planet. Sign up will start at 6:45 and people will start speaking at 7:00. At 7:45 we will watch Ocean Frontiers III, a just released hour-long film about various groups working together to plan for potentially conflicting uses of the North Atlantic ocean, from Virginia to Canada. Watch a trailer of the film.

This program is presented in partnership with the City of Quincy Parks Department's Environmental Treasures Program, and the Quincy Climate Action Network. It will be accompanied by a walking tour that will highlight the struggles and successes of preserving open space in Quincy. The exact specifics of the walk are still being determined - watch this listing for updates. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Harry Potter Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Would you like to attend Hogwarts?

Muggles ages 10 and older are invited to visit Hogwarts (at the main library) on Wednesday, April 19th from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Find out if you have what it takes to become a wizard, to test your wizarding aptitude you will be sorted into houses and assigned three timed tasks, a History of Wizarding quiz (trivia), Potions lab, and a scavenger hunt.  Weather permitting there will also be a Quidditch demonstration on the front lawn. 

The afternoon will end with snacks and prizes at the Yule Ball. 

Anyone sorted after 1:15 will not be able to compete for House points.

Parents this program is only for children in middle and high school there will be a Harry Potter event for younger fans this summer.

This program is sponosred by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Are you a Harry Potter fan?  Have you read the books several times or are you just discovering Harry for the first time?  Harry fans of all ages are invited to join us from January to July at 7:00 pm on the third Wednesday evening of each month at the Wollaston Branch Library as we discuss each Harry Potter book in turn. 

This month we will be discussing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  Stop by the main library to pick up a copy of the book to read before we meet.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Counter Jihad: America's Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketPrepare to revise your understanding of what was once known as the War on Terror. Brian Glyn Williams, Professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth will share highlights from his recently published book about the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria. Williams, who worked for the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center in Afghanistan, will provide the missing historical context for the rise of the terror group ISIS out of the ashes of Saddam Hussein's secular Baathist Iraq, arguing that it is only by carefully exploring the recent past that we can understand how this jihadist group came to conquer an area larger than Britain and spread havoc from Syria to Paris to San Bernardino. 

Professor Williams' book is receiving rave reviews:

"A superb chronicle of the campaigns to counter Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their affiliates—by a student of, and participant in, those campaigns."—General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and Commander of U.S. Central Command and NATO forces in Afghanistan

Co-sponsored by Quincy College.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Harry Potter Movie Matinee@ Adams Shore
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillJoin us  at the Adams Shore branch for the fourth in our Harry potter film series, The Goblet of Fire.

It's Harry Potter's fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry, Ron and Hermione look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard . . . But Harry is not normal--even by wizarding standards. This term, for the first time in hundreds of years, a competition will be held between three schools of wizardry, and contestants will be magically chosen for the very dangerous event. Now, as Harry's lightning scar burns, indicating the evil presence of Lord Voldemort, the Goblet of Fire makes its final selection for the competition--Harry Potter.

Rated PG-13 Runtime 157 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday April 21, 2017
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Children's Movie-- Moana
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

movie imageJoin us in the large meeting room at the main library for Disney’s newest film Moana.

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

Rated PG Runtime 110 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Puppet Show with Diane Kordas
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

puppetsJoin Puppeteer Diane Kordas for The Hungry Caterpillar and Forest Folktales a family puppet show for ages 3-8.

Hungry Caterpillar and Forest Folktales puppet show includes 3 family friendly stories.  Meet a bear who learns not to disturb the bee family, a rabbit who wants to go to the moon and a hungry caterpillar named Carlos who gets big, makes a chrysalis… and well you know what happens! 

Beautiful bright puppets, fun action and participation make this show a family favorite!

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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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quin Z. Bear for a lively storytime full of Pirates..

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Giving While Living
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Sandra Smales        attysmales@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

See our Meetup event for details and to RSVP.

LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Grownups 20/30's: Retro Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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National Grid Customer Assistance Expo
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come learn about financial assistance options both with National Grid and through other external resources available in the community.  

All are welcome to come talk with National Grid representatives about discount rates, payment plans, budgets, protections, arrears management program, LIHEAP fuel assistance, and referrals to agencies. National Grid has also invited several assistance agencies to attend. The agencies below participated in National Grid's last event in October and are expected to participate again:

  •          Worcester Community Action Council (fuel assistance)
  •          United Way
  •          Salvation Army
  •          DTA/Snap
  •          EverSource for gas customers
  •          Elder Services
  •          Veterans Inc
  •          Family Health Center
  •          Catholic Charities
  •          Project Bread
CONTACT: Damaris Dominguez    508-357-4936    damaris.caraballo@nationalgrid.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 29, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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QAA Art Check In
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday April 30, 2017
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Dances by Isadora
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

dance photoCome witness a rare glimpse of the classic beauty and haunting honesty that shocked audiences nearly a century ago and made dance history in a spectacular performance by Quincy's own local dance company dedicated to preserving her work as a living art.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday May 1, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Board Games
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday May 5, 2017
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

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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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday May 6, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday May 7, 2017
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QAA Exhibition Reception
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Karen Giovanniello        bosklg@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Cooking With Books: Five Ingredient Recipes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

food picGood food and good books — an awesome combination and the driving force behind the monthly Cooking with Books program at the Adams Shore branch. This month the theme is Five Ingredient Recipes. There will be cookbooks to browse and lots of yummy food to sample — and even more if you bring some too!

Cooking With Books regularly happens on the second Monday of the month in the fall, winter, and spring.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
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Friends of the TCPL Annual Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

All are welcome to attend the annual meeting, immediately prior to the program about Rosemary Kennedy.

CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketJoe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. 

Our prsenter, Dr. Kate Clifford Larson wrote the book that was awarded the prize for best non-fiction book in the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award on this fascinating individual. Using major new sources (Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, school and doctors' letters, and exclusive family interviews) Dr. Larson will help us get to know this hidden Kennedy was left far behind by her competitive siblings. Learn about both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then, as the family’s standing reached an apex, the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedys made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties. Rosemary was lobotomized at age twenty-three and Dr. Larson will describe the family's complicity in keeping the secret. 

Copies of her book will be available for sale and autograph. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, who will be conducting their annual meeting immediately prior to this program. Everyone is welcome to attend both the meeting and this program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Turn the Page on Domestic Violence
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

book jacketCalling all Quincy Readers, Book Groups, & Reading Circles! Join us to read and discuss Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Crazy Love (2009).

Leslie Morgan Steiner met the love of her life at age 22, soon after graduating from Harvard and starting her first job at Seventeen magazine in New York. She fell for his self-deprecating wit and street smarts - and especially his unabashed worship of her. They married and spent four years together. At first Leslie felt like the woman of his dreams.

Then she discovered her husband had been beaten as a child, taught by his parents that intimacy and rage dance together. He brought violence into their life, pouring coffee grinds over her hair, choking and threatening her with a gun during arguments. Several times, he came close to making good on his threats to kill her. Leslie’s mistake is one millions identify with: she fell in love with the wrong man. It took one last terrifying attack to convince her that he would kill her one day if she let him.

Gripping and compelling, Crazy Love unravels the traps laid by love, mesmerizing listeners with insights into why smart women stay in unhealthy relationships - and how one found the courage to leave.

-Publisher’s Summary

Join us as we learn together about the issue of domestic violence, how it impacts our community, and what you can do to address and prevent it. Sponsored by DOVE.

CONTACT: Mary Christo        christomarya@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 13, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 15, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Born on Third Base: The Fight Against Inequality
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketIn the land of equal opportunity we all know that some people are born on third base. Born into the 1%, inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality.  He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative. All are welcome to join Chuck for an engaging evening as he invites the wealthy to come back home, investing themselves and their wealth in struggling communities and the non-wealthy to build alliances with the one percent and others at the top of the wealth ladder.  He'll show how taxpayers subsidize the wealthy, and reveal how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. Copies of his book will be available to buy and have signed.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Grownups 20/30s: Trivia Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

See our Meetup page for details.

LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 20, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 22, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 27, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, on every Saturday in March, April and May (except April 22) will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. 

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Closed for Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
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Grownups 20/30's: Retro Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Computer Class: Social Life Online, Creating Online Materials
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

excel logoIntermediate and Advanced computer users are invited to this series of six classes focused on creating materials for living life online. Registration is required and will open on April 12.

Did you take this class? Please give us feedback.

This class will be presented by volunteers from Saheli and is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. The schedule for the classes is as follows:

  • Class 1 (April 26): Introduction to Social Media Platforms and Security
  • Class 2 (May 3): Introduction to Facebook Settings and Sharing
  • Class 3 (May 10): Using Facebook Groups and Pages
  • Class 4 (May 17): Introduction to Linkedin Profiles, Settings and Sharing
  • Class 5 (May 24): Using Linkedin Jobs and Interests, and Writing Articles
  • Class 6 (May 31): Recap / Review and Graduation

Students obtain a certificate of completion at the end of this session. Due to limited computer seats, patrons are encouraged to bring a laptop for additional seating or personal convenience. Class is free. Registration is required. Students are expected to have the following skills, which will be the focus of the winter Saturday sessions:

  • Open and log in to a Mac or a PC
  • Navigate the Task Bar, Quick Launch Tool Bar, Desktop, & Folders
  • Set up a Wifi Connection and understand how to use Airplane mode
  • Open and use a web browser (Google, Firefox, Internet Explorer)
  • Be able to personalize your background, lockscreen, colors, & sounds
  • Understand how to set the region, date, time, and language for your computer
  • Have a basic understanding of security and privacy and how it relates to your camera, location, and virus protection
  • Be able to manage basic system settings including display, notifications, apps, and power
  • Manage updates and simple security
  • Setup and use email, including: managing account names, passwords, mail profiles, composing email, adding addresses, using the signature tool, sending, reading, and replying to email, and adding and accessing attachments
  • Open and save documents
  • Use the Microsoft Ribbon
  • Type and save a letter
  • Use personal devices such as Bluetooth, printer, and a mouse pointer
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday June 1, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 2, 2017
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publci Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 5, 2017
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Tuesday June 6, 2017
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Advanced Evidentiary Issues in Child Welfare
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Evidence for the CAFL Lawyer: Discussion, Debate, and a Dollop of Rage
  • Hearsay in 51B reports - the lawlessness continues
  • The danger of "non-rulings" on motions in limine
  • The extent of "expertise" of court investigators under Custody of Michel
  • The truth about the 5th Amend. and the adverse inference (and it's not good)
  • Confusion about children's testimony and accommodations
  • The outer limits & endless permutations of "statements of a party opponent"
  • Is everything a child says an "excited utterance" after the new Rule 1:28 decision Adoption of Joyce?
  • And many other subjects too wacky, grim, and/or fury-inducing to list
Presenter: Andrew Cohen, Director of Appellate Panel, CAFL
This is a free seminar offered by the Children and Family Law section of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
 
CONTACT: Andrew Don    781-545-7948    attymdiv@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Board Games
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday June 8, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 9, 2017
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 12, 2017
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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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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Cooking With Books: Cookout
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

food picGood food and good books — an awesome combination and the driving force behind the monthly Cooking with Books program at the Adams Shore branch. This month the theme is Cookout! There will be cookbooks to browse and lots of yummy food to sample — and even more if you bring some too!

Cooking With Books regularly happens on the second Monday of the month in the fall, winter, and spring.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 19, 2017
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Thursday June 22, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 24, 2017
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Behavioral Health Forum
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to the second annual Behavioral Health Forum. Co-sponsored by Enhance Asian Community on Health Inc.

Watch this space for more details as they develop.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Knitting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling All Knitters! Are you looking to meet other knitters, share knitting tips and good conversation?  Join us on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Fiction Room - and make sure to bring your needles and yarn!.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Grownups 20/30's: Retro Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 1, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 3, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed for Independence Day
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 8, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 15, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 22, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 29, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 5, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 10, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 12, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 2, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 3, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Gerry Studds: America's First Openly Gay Congressman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 18, 2017
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BUSY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday September 21, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 23, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 30, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 16, 2017
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BUSY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday October 19, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 21, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 13, 2017
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BUSY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday November 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 2, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 7, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 9, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 11, 2017
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BUSY
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 23, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Saturday December 30, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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