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Monday August 1, 2016
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Children's Library Quest
9:00 AM

This summer, turn a walk around the library into a scavenger hunt.  In the Children’s room at the Main Library, children can follow directions to hunt for letter clues to spell out a mystery phrase. 

Younger children can search just in the Children’s Room; older kids age 10 and up can try their luck with a puzzle that allows them to explore all the floors of the library. This is aimed at children who are able to read, but can be enjoyed by younger ones with the help of a parent.

New quests will be available at the Children’s desk for July and August; you can work on them anytime during the month.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Registration for the 9th Annual Children's Talent Show
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate?  Srt practicing for the 9th annual children's talent show.

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

Registration for performers ages 4-13 begins Monday, August 1st stop by or call the children’s room at 617-376-2411.   Audience members of all ages are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Library Quest@North Quincy
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This summer, turn a walk around the library into a scavenger hunt.  At the North Quincy Branch, children can follow directions to hunt for letter clues to spell out a mystery phrase. 

This is aimed at children who are able to read, but can be enjoyed by younger ones with the help of a parent.

New quests will be available at the Children’s desk for July and August; you can work on them anytime during the month during library hours.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Open Registration for Advanced Documents Computer Class
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

A link to registration for the Advanced Documents Computer Class will be live on August 1, 2016

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to go @Main Library for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Olympic gold medals

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Get ready for the Summer Olympics by taking at trip to Rio with us.

Blu is a rare domesticated macaw who believes he is the last of his kind. But when his owner learns about Jewel, Blue’s female counterpart in Rio de Janeiro, they set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Even though he’s never learned to fly, Blu befriends a group of wisecracking, smooth talking city birds who help him find the courage to spread his wings and follow his destiny.

This movie is rated G and runs for 96 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 2, 2016
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Children’s Movie @Main Library- Zootopia
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps  is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde  to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis.

Rated PG Run time 108 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Olympic gold medals

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Discover Historic New England: Restoring the USS Salem
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

USS Salem in CubaJoin mechanic and naval destroyer veteran Art Milmore for a remarkable story of the restoration of the USS Salem. Mr. Milmore volunteered on the ship for seven years doing almost every conceivable job on the ship and was aboard for it's grand return to Quincy. It was orginally estimated that it would take two and a half years to ready the ship for the public, it took 7 months.

Mr. Milmore will share lots of story and photos, including many that were taken from 100 feet up on top of the ship as well as at the bottom of the dry-dock.

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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Grownups 20/30s Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday August 3, 2016
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Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Operational Services Division offers this FREE workshop designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State. During this workshop participants will learn:

  • Where to find bidding opportunities and the bidding process
  • The basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth’s online Market Center
  • How to market to public entities
  • About the Small Business Purchasing Program and SDO Certification
  • How the Supplier Diversity Program supports SDO-certified businesses

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is a state agency within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that administers the procurement process by establishing Statewide Contracts for goods and services that ensure best value, provide customer satisfaction and support the socioeconomic and environmental goals of the Commonwealth and by providing specific operational services.

CONTACT: Regina Kinney    617-720-3184    regina.r.kinney@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Olympic gold medals

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Children's Field Day: Esther Day Celebration
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Esther Earl, a local Quincy resident, passed away from cancer in 2010. Her moving story This Star Won't Go Out, inspired millions of readers. We will be celebrating her birthday with fun outdoor activities: races, capture the flag and more. You will also have the opportunity to write a message to someone special you love.

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

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

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

  • What is Medicare, Medicaid?
  • When can I participate?
  • Who will qualify?
  • What is the penalty for not applying Medicare and Prescription?
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I choose the right Health Plan ?
  • What Public Benefit may I qualify for?
  • What kinds of Social Services can I apply for?
  • Where can I get all kinds of Health Education?
  • How do I get a confidential, personalized, free Consultation?
  • Ho do I get constant updated Health insurance information?
CONTACT: Soi Kyi / Shine Director GBCGAC    617-357-0226 x209    skyi@gbcgac.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film @North Quincy: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

13 Hours An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

"As a brutal and gory combat picture with historical underpinnings, these “Secret Soldiers” acquit themselves heroically. The action is visceral and intense."--Movie Nation

Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Alexia Barlier, David Costabile, David Denman, James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, & Toby Stephens. Theatrically released in 2016. 144 Minutes; Rated R for strong combat violence throughout, bloody images, and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Esther Day Celebration
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Esther Earl, a local Quincy resident, passed away from cancer in 2010. Her moving story This Star Won't Go Out, inspired millions of readers. We will be celebrating her birthday with fun outdoor activities: races, capture the flag and more. You will also have the opportunity to write a message to someone special you love.

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

LOCATION: Main Library
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Esther Day Celebration for Adults
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

And the adults take the field!

Esther Earl, a local Quincy resident, passed away from cancer in 2010. Her moving story This Star Won't Go Out, inspired millions of readers. We will be celebrating her birthday with fun outdoor activities: frisbee, capture the flag, and more. These games are for adults, and this event is being held in conjunction with teen and children's lawn activities earlier in the day.

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

LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday August 4, 2016
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Children's Concert with Johnette Downing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get Ready, Get Set – Groove! Children of all ages and their families are invited to stand up, clap, tap shake, dance and wiggle with Johnette Downing as she gets everyone young and old movin’ and groovin’ into fun fitness. Shape up with Johnette’s jumpin’ and jivin’ music on the front lawn.

 The “Musical Ambassador to Children” and the “Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions,” Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter, musician and author who serves up a gumbo of  Louisiana roots music and books in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children across the globe. Want to hear some of Johnette's music now check out these CDs at the library.

Johnette has received twenty-two international awards and has performed children’s concerts, author visits, keynotes and educator workshops in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Central America, North America and the Caribbean.

In the event of rain we will move indoors to the large meeting room. Meeting room space is limited to the first 125 people; when we reach capacity we will close the doors.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Matinee Film: The Mermaid
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillXuan's (Deng Chao) real estate project involves reclamation of the sea and threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who live there. The mermaid Shan (Lin Yun) is dispatched to stop Xuan, but they fall in love. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the project. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organization, and Xuan must save Shan before it's too late.

"The Mermaid is at its best when it embraces the ridiculous, no-holds-barred, farcical comedy that Chow has become known for, thanks to films like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer."--Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Stephen Chow. Starring Deng Chao & Lin Yun. Theatrically released in 2016. 94 Minutes; Rated R for some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Week of Aug. 1st   –  Olympic gold medals

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Mermaid
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillXuan's (Deng Chao) real estate project involves reclamation of the sea and threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who live there. The mermaid Shan (Lin Yun) is dispatched to stop Xuan, but they fall in love. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the project. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organization, and Xuan must save Shan before it's too late.

"The Mermaid is at its best when it embraces the ridiculous, no-holds-barred, farcical comedy that Chow has become known for, thanks to films like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer."--Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Stephen Chow. Starring Deng Chao & Lin Yun. Theatrically released in 2016. 94 Minutes; Rated R for some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 5, 2016
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise Shaver
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners.  This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.
 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday August 6, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 8, 2016
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy - Cool Runnings
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Come along for an outrageously funny trip to the Calgary Olympics with the first Jamaican bobsled team.

They were four unlikely athletes with one impossible dream. Now with the help of an ex-champion as their coach, four Jamaicans leave their sunny tropical island home and enter the chilly Winter Olympics to compete for the gold in a sport they know nothing about – bobsled racing.

Finding the courage in each other to give it their all, they meet the challenge, and soon become heroes – taking the whole world along for the ride! You’ll be cheering long and loud for this unlikely team.

This movie is rated G and runs for 96 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Week of Aug. 8th – Bobsled craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Movie Cool Runnings
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

With the Olympics in full swing lets take a break to cool down this summer with this inspiring story of the first ever Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the winter Olympics.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 9, 2016
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Bubble Play with Mr. Vinny @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles! Join Mr. Vinny as he shows you how to blow the most amazing bubbles—huge, giant bubbles out on the lawn at the Adams Shore library.
 
After Mr. Vinny’s show join us at the bubble tubs to blow your own bubbles. Parents this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy.
 
The show will go on rain or shine, in case of inclement weather Mr. Vinny has an indoor surprise for us.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch Library    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft: Week of Aug. 8th – Bobsled craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Crafternoon Scrabble Coasters
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Put your Scrabble skills to work in this fun craft.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8 - Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome, boys and girls, readers of all ages, to the first-ever Library Olympics!

Mr. Lemoncello has invited teams from all across America to compete in the first-ever LIBRARY OLYMPICS. But something suspicious is going on . . . books are missing from Mr. Lemoncello’s library. Is someone trying to censor what the kids are reading?! Now it’s not just a game—can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? In between figuring out mind-boggling challenges, the kids will have to band together to get to the bottom of this mystery. 

Let the games begin! 

Copies of the book,  Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by by Chris Grabenstein will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning July 12th.

4th graders who will be entering 5th grade in September 2016 are welcome to join the Phoenix Book Club in June and through the coming summer. We can't wait to meet you!

LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 10, 2016
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Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) Pre-Certification Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Operational Services Division offers this FREE workshop designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to do business with the State and how to apply for SDO certification. This is a required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for certification as a Minority, Woman, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. The workshop will include information about the regulations, qualifications, process, and other information needed to begin the certification process.  Upon taking this workshop, you will:

  • Become more marketable for government entities
  • Learn about new government bidding opportunities
  • Create Business to Business (B2B) partnerships

The Operational Services Division (OSD) is a state agency within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that administers the procurement process by establishing Statewide Contracts for goods and services that ensure best value, provide customer satisfaction and support the socioeconomic and environmental goals of the Commonwealth and by providing specific operational services.

CONTACT: Regina Kinney    617-720-3184    regina.r.kinney@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children’s Movie @Adams Shore- Zootopia
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps  is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde  to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis.

Rated PG Run time 108 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch Library    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft– Bobsled craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

movie stillWhen Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets John Fremont (Max Greenfield), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Her first encounter with true romance (outside of the pages of a novel) convinces Doris that she and the mostly unaware John are meant for each other. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz (Tyne Daly). When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends with her eclectic vintage wardrobe, quirky naiveté and unironic enthusiasm for their rooftop knitting circle. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.

"Field amazes with her gameness, range and commitment."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Kumail Nanjiani, Max Greenfield, Natasha Lyonne, Sally Field, Tyne Daly, & Wendi McLendon-Covey. Theatrically released in 2016. 95 Minutes; Rated R for language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday August 11, 2016
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Preschool Discovery@Wollaston -- Super Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery.

Did you have fun mixing baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss out on making constellations? Come in and try out those activities and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:00 am for easy, fun science!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Hail Caesar!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft-- Bobsled craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Hail Caesar!
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 12, 2016
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise Shaver
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners.  This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.
 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday August 13, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 15, 2016
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Art to go @Main Library for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Magnetic skater craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Miracle
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, Miracle captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning for a distraction from world events. With the world watching the team rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!

This movie is rated PG and runs for 135 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 16, 2016
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft– Magnetic skater craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Potterluck
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join in on this delicious program with Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, a library version of Butterbeer and many other tasty treats.

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

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 August 17, 2016
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Baseball Cookies with Miss Lori for ages 7 and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 7 and older are invited to join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Live Pac-Man
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This classic 80's video game is brought to life in our giant Pac-Man board.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Magnetic skater craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

movie stillXuan's (Deng Chao) real estate project involves reclamation of the sea and threatens the livelihood of the mermaids who live there. The mermaid Shan (Lin Yun) is dispatched to stop Xuan, but they fall in love. Out of his love for Shan, Xuan plans to stop the project. Unfortunately, Shan and the other mermaids are hunted by a hidden organization, and Xuan must save Shan before it's too late.

"The Mermaid is at its best when it embraces the ridiculous, no-holds-barred, farcical comedy that Chow has become known for, thanks to films like Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer."--Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Stephen Chow. Starring Deng Chao & Lin Yun. Theatrically released in 2016. 94 Minutes; Rated R for some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday August 18, 2016
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Reading Olympics with Jungle Jim for ages 3-10
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jungle Jim is back!  This time with athletes of all kinds.

This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling, improvisation and loads of audience participation. Archery, basketball, fencing and even Scottish caber toss are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how important reading and staying active work together. 

This program is for children ages 3-10 accompanied by an adult. The show will be outside on the lawn if the weather cooperates, if not we'll move inside

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Matinee Film: Everybody Wants Some!!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSet in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.

"Like Clueless or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s a great American comedy, and like Boyhood and Dazed and Confused, another easygoing masterpiece from our reigning auteur of hidden depths."--Slate

Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week 's craft – Magnetic skater craft

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Everybody Wants Some!!
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSet in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Get ready for the best weekend ever.

"Like Clueless or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s a great American comedy, and like Boyhood and Dazed and Confused, another easygoing masterpiece from our reigning auteur of hidden depths."--Slate

Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 19, 2016
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise Shaver
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners.  This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.
 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 20, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 22, 2016
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Art to go @Main Library for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Eight brave sled dogs search for the master who is looking for a way to rescue them in this adventure drama. An American geologist flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base, where he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard and his best friend, Cooper. The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends -- a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years, who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident coupled with a massive storm front forces them to fly to safety, leaving the dogs behind. Shepard is determined to rescue his canine friends, but he has to wait until the weather will allow him to travel back to the mountain, while the dogs struggle against the elements to survive as they attempt to make their way back home.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 120 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Summer Reading Final Party
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 23, 2016
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Strictly Sinatra
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

sinatraRon Della Chiesa will present an engaging presentation all about old blue eyes, who would have turned 100 in Decembeer, 2015.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 24, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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9th Annual Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Registration for performers ages 4-13 begins Monday, August 1st stop by or call the children’s room at 617-376-2411.   Audience members of all ages are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 25, 2016
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Eye in the Sky
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Olympic Laurel wreath

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

This movie is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week'w craft– Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft– Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

Art-to-go is a 10 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft. This week's craft – Robots

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 3, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday September 4, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 5, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Wednesday September 7, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

  • September 14 to October 5: Advanced Documents
  • October 12 to November 2: Managing Life Online
  • November 9 to December 7 (no class on November 23 for Thanksgiving): Basic and Intermediate Documents
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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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 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday September 13, 2016
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Vocabulary Workshop for Literacy Tutors
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 14, 2016
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Principles of Wine and Cheese Pairing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketBroaden your palate and enhance your appreciation for amazingly flavorful combinations.

Is there anything better than a great wine and cheese pairing? For some, it can be challenging. The good news? Creating a combination that makes your mouth sing is easier than you might think! Based on the curriculum developed teaching over 350 classes and seminars at Formaggio Kitchen, Boston Wine School and other private and corporate events, Quincy's own professional wine and cheese educator Adam Centamore will guide you through the world of flavor pairing with an emphasis on understanding and developing your own palate and preferences.

Copies of Adam's recently published book, Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing will be available for sale. Whether you're looking to broaden your appreciation for gourmet combinations or simply looking for wine & cheese ideas for your next party, you'll find everything that you need in this comprehensive and approachable guide.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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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 17, 2016
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 19, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Administration Training
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 24, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 26, 2016
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TABE CLAS-E Reading & Writing Administration Training
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 28, 2016
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 7, 2016
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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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 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 17, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Merchants of Doubt
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Presented in partnership with MCAN, the Mass Climate Action Network and Quincy CAN, The Quincy Climate Action Network

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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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 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday October 25, 2016
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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 27, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 2, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 14, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.
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Thursday November 24, 2016
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day
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Saturday November 26, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

Come learn about this amazing experience and see her photographs from this seldom visited corner of the globe!

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 12, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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